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Matthew B.

Matthew B.

Joined on 09/05/03

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Most Favorable Review

ESET NOD32

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2014 - 3 PCs
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2014 - 3 PCs

Pros: I have been using ESET products for 8 years now. No magic bullets to keep all of the goo out of your computer, but this company's products have done a great job for me and my office. Cloud based as well as local AV signatures, multi daily updates, great customer service.... A great package in your layered computer defense.

Cons: none

11/26/2013
Most Critical Review

2 years and failing

SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7KE512BW
SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7KE512BW

Pros: Newegg purchase 8-2015. Easy setup and data migration. No complaints at all about performance

Cons: NEW UPDATE:7-24-2017 Phone call made to Samsung tech support, which was followed up by an email to me, all in 5 minutes. I answered the e-mail questions and had a RMA in 24 hours. Shipping paid for, both ways, by Samsung. New drive received overnight from Samsung. This is the way warranty claims should be handled. 5 STARS to Samsung. The SSD is just now 2 years old. Uncorrectable error count and ECC Error Rate both show FAIL in Magician, under SMART. I spent 20 minutes filling out the Samsung warranty form on the web site, only to be told I had to call instead. The call was answered within 2 minutes and I was sent an email with directions. The phone tech did recommend swapping SATA cables and retest. Easy, but one does not re-test SMART.... I guess I can monitor it to see if the error count goes up. I don't have any issue with performance that I can measure or see. The only indication of failure is the SMART report.

Overall Review: 5th SSD I have from Samsung. This is the only one to show errors.

Latest and greatest

Intel Core i7-11700K - Core i7 11th Gen Rocket Lake 8-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 1200 125W Intel UHD Graphics 750 Desktop Processor - BX8070811700K
Intel Core i7-11700K - Core i7 11th Gen Rocket Lake 8-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 1200 125W Intel UHD Graphics 750 Desktop Processor - BX8070811700K

Pros: Works as advertised. It is in an ASUS 590 board and os currently at 4.9 GHZ on air.

Cons: none for the CPU.Too bad there are NO video cards available

Overall Review: Yes

Perfect fit for my needs

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model CMK32GX4M4B3600C18
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model CMK32GX4M4B3600C18

Pros: Stuck this in my ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-A and a i9 10 core CPU, booted the first time into the bios, set it up and booted back into a USB drive with the Windows 10 installer. 4 minutes later Windows 10 was installed. No Blue screens in 3 weeks.Waiting for the Gen 11 CPU with support for faster RAM to see what this will do

Cons: none

Overall Review: Happy with the product

Not a gen 11 but still a champ

Intel Core i9-10850K Comet Lake 10-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 1200 125W Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630 - BX8070110850K
Intel Core i9-10850K Comet Lake 10-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 1200 125W Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630 - BX8070110850K

Pros: 10 cores and 20 threads. Works as you would expect

Cons: Not a gen 11 so no PCIE4 support.

Overall Review: Great CPU

A keeper

Noctua NH-D15S, Premium Dual-Tower CPU Cooler with NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fan (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15S, Premium Dual-Tower CPU Cooler with NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fan (Brown)

Pros: Easy to install on my ASUS board, 10 core i9. Yes it overhangs my RAM but it does not interfere.Quiet and efficient.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Large cooler. Very well designed and constructed. Good instructions in several languages. All parts to install in individual bags.