Date Joined: 12/10/07
Pros: Price, speed of delivery, and quality of product (a.k.a., no fake keys)
Overall Review: I have ordered games listed as having Steam as DRM from Newegg before, and this time was no different. I got a better price than anywhere else, and the code worked as expected when I entered it on the Steam platform.
I can't speak to the quality of this DLC as far as gameplay is concerned, as I haven't played it yet. My review is solely focused on obtaining and redeeming a key to the content on Steam. I hesitate to purchase game keys on certain Web sites, but not Newegg.
Pros: Worked well with a matching stick that came with my system. Now I have 32GB running in dual channel.
Overall Review: I got this particular product because it was the same model number as the 16GB RAM module that came with my system. My motherboard has 2 memory slots, so I decided to get a matching stick and upgrade while prices are low.
Word on the street is that it's better to get 2 sticks at a time, as the manufacturers can test out pairs ahead of time and make sure there are no problems between the pairs, but I've had no problems in the month and a half I've been running both.
I didn't do much testing to compare 16GB single channel vs 32GB dual channel. My CPU-Z Bench CPU test scores went up 5.6% for single thread and 3.3% for multi thread. So, maybe a small performance boost from having memory running in dual channel. The value here is in increased memory, not in a significant system boost. I'm sure I'll see a noticeable change once I'm doing real video work again and using much more than 16GB memory.