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Douglas S.

Douglas S.

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Most Favorable Review

6 years old yesterday

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor - HDZ965FBGMBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor - HDZ965FBGMBOX

Pros: Gets used daily for gaming to business records to surfing by multiple users. Got nothing bad to say at all. Even overclocking a little hasn't hurt it. Runs a little warm but never overheated.

Cons: None

10/31/2016
Most Critical Review

Bad Deal

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast Read/Write. Price.

Cons: Bought two of them for RAID1 setup. Both have completely died. First less than 90 days. Second in under 120 days. 2nd died before replacement came so all data has to be restored from backup instead of rebuilding the RAID. UGH!

Overall Review: I really like Seagate but they have a real lemon on their hands here. Don't waste your time or money. 2 failures in less than 120 days on an identical model is more than coincedence.

6 yrs old yesterday

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Easy to get initial post. Easy to overclock. Easy to get first boot. Good layout. (AMD 965 black box, Gskill ram, Asus vid card [which was recognized immediately]). All on HCL and worked perfectly. Sata3 Raid was easy to set up. So far I love it. Have been using AMD on ASUS boards for just over 10 years and have never had either fail on their own within 5 years of build. I guarantee my ASUS/AMD builds for 5 years. I only offer Mfr warranty on any other combos. Yes, I have faith in them.. Update 10/31/16 - 6 years old yesterday and still going strong ! Used daily by several users for everything from business records to gaming when I have time.

Cons: Nothing at all.

10/31/2016

4yr 4mo old and still cranking !

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM

Pros: Installed on an upgrade job. I used an AMD 965 Phenom Black box on an ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 Motherboard. Worked perfectly right of the bat. Bought 06/12. Still going strong !

Cons: None

10/31/2016

Very nice

PLANTRONICS M55 Bluetooth Headset with Vocalyst
PLANTRONICS M55 Bluetooth Headset with Vocalyst

Pros: Knew what it was when I bought it so I got exactly what I was looking for. Has better noise cancelling then any newer models I have tried. Crisp and clear on both ends. Vocalyst in a nice feature. Has in ear and over the ear option.

Cons: Doesn't work quite as good as the M20 but good luck finding one of them any more.

10/31/2016

What a great, handy little unit. I am a bit old fashioned but fit every card I still have,

INSTEN 1042799 26-in-1 USB 2.0 Memory Card Reader
INSTEN 1042799 26-in-1 USB 2.0 Memory Card Reader

Pros: Only fits older sims but that's OK for the price.

Cons: None yet

10/31/2016