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CHRISTOPHER H.

CHRISTOPHER H.

Joined on 11/18/04

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Most Favorable Review

Nice and clean install

GeIL EVO CORSA Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model GOC316GB1600C10DC
GeIL EVO CORSA Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model GOC316GB1600C10DC

Pros: The heatsinks really give a protected feeling for the memory chips. My ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 motherboard defaulted it to 1333 as mentioned by others, BIOS changed to 1600 without issue. Ran Memtest86 overnight without any errors. Got it on sale, and still room for more!

Cons: I guess I never considered that the color could be a possible con...

Most Critical Review

Too loud for HTPC

HP 20X DVD±R DVD Burner 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DVD1060I
HP 20X DVD±R DVD Burner 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DVD1060I

Pros: Installed easily and recognized by Vista Ultimate. Runs on SATA rather than IDE. Good price. HP Brand (but that seems to mean less than it used to.)

Cons: Very loud during reads and writes - louder than a prior HP unit and a Samsung I installed before. I wanted to use this in a Home Theater PC but this is waaaayyyy too loud for that.

Overall Review: I guess I could use it for an office machine, but I certainly won't be using it in my HTPC.

This computer is dead, it has passed on, it is no longer, it has ceased be, it is pining for the fjords

ASUS K550 15.6" Full HD Notebook Computer, Intel Quad-Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2GB, Windows 10 Home
ASUS K550 15.6" Full HD Notebook Computer, Intel Quad-Core i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2GB, Windows 10 Home

Pros: Heavy enough to be a paperweight and hold papers on my desk in high winds

Cons: Dead on arrival. Blue screen of death. Cannot get it to boot. "Error code: xc0000185, you'll need to use recovery tools - contact your PC administrator." Well, I contacted myself and I say this is a non-functioning unit because of a manufacturer's error.

Overall Review: I have bought from Newegg for 15 years. This is the first time I have bought something that was not in good working order. I don't really blame Adorama Camera since this is a sealed ASUS box, but we'll need a whole lot of sucking up here to make this right. Edit: I contacted Adorama and they replied within 48 hours with an RMA. They would not exchange, only option was for complete refund. I liked this computer's features, so I chose the ASUS warranty route. ASUS issued an RMA within 24 hours, I had to pay for shipping, and received a functioning unit three weeks later. The manufacturer's response in another review of "All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testing and inspections, this is a random problem​" is not truthful, and their suggested fixes are cut-and-paste nonsense. Multiple reviewers note the same problem - this is a manufacturer's defect. At least they fixed it under warranty. Will increase review from 1 to 3 stars, as I do like the machine, -2 for hassles.

Does what it is supposed to do, well

BYTECC Bracket-35225 2.5" HDD/SSD Mounting Kit For 3.5" Drive Bay or Enclosure
BYTECC Bracket-35225 2.5" HDD/SSD Mounting Kit For 3.5" Drive Bay or Enclosure

Pros: Bottom mounts the first SSD, and then a second SSD is mounted by the side holes above it, with room for air flow between. Fit my rail slides to a tee and fits perfectly.

Cons: I would say it doesn't do windows, but it is in a Windows machine

Smoothest install of anything I've ever done on my computer

SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 32 layer 3D V-NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E500B/AM
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 32 layer 3D V-NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E500B/AM

Pros: Needed to upgrade my current 64Gb SSD. Wanted to do a clean install of Windows 10 after years of Microsoft debris from Windows 7 undates clogging the system. Open the case, unplug the old SSD, plug in the Samsung 850, insert the Windows10 disc - entire installation including W10 updates was 34 minutes.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Let me give the final other review after some time to be sure there isn't a early failure.

Just another 5 egg.

ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 12000:1 (1000:1) Built in Speakers
ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 12000:1 (1000:1) Built in Speakers

Pros: No dead pixels, great resolution, easy setup, widescreen. No need to re-invent the wheel - most others have said it - another 5 egg review.

Cons: The included DVI cable wasn't long enough so I had to buy a longer one. Not their fault, is it?

Overall Review: I gave my daughter my old monitor when her monitor fried - a six year old HP FX70 15" LCD that cost me $700 when I bought it. I get a new one for $200. Aren't technology price drops wonderful?