Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
3rd monitor8/16/2013 8:18:38 AM

Pros: I got this adapter to be able to use 3 monitors simultaneously - my graphics card only supports 2. I have 2 24" monitors that are connected to the card and Wacom Cintiq 12WX, connected via this adapter. For this adapter, I use USB3 port on my computer, and haven't noticed any lag, even when working on large Photoshop or Illustrator files. At first, i could only see 2 monitors when i hooked the adapter up - customer support at j5create was very friendly and they got back to me almost immediately, but they could not figure out what the problem was either. The problem was that i didn't change DisplayFusion settings to extend to the third monitor. (off-topic: DisplayFusion is a great piece of software that allows to have a taskbar on each screen and spans wallpaper across all connected monitors.) Once i figured out what the problem was, everything worked fine. Yay!

Cons: none so far

Overall Review: build: i7-3930k CPU AsRock Extreme6 MoBo 32Gb (4x8Gb) GSkill RAM Nvidia Quadro 4000 GPU Thermaltake 2.0 Water cooler OCZ 1000W modular PSU Samsung 250 Gb SSD for OS/Apps 2x3Tb Seagate work HDDs 2x2Tb Seagate other HDDs ATAPI iHBS112 BluRay burner HAF X case Displays - 24” Lacie 324i 1920x1200, 60Hz, 24” Dell 2405FPW 1920x1200 59.95Hz, Wacom Cintiq 12WX Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

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Stable, fast and reliable.6/14/2013 5:58:58 AM

Pros: Great for a boot drive Fast Speed Read and Write SSD Drive Excellent customer support by Seagate (Samusng sold HDD division to Seagate)

Cons: none so far

Overall Review: build: i7-3930K CPU Nvidia Quadro 4000 32 (4x8Gb) GSkill RAM Thermaltake Water2.0 cooler 250Gb Samsung SSD for OS and apps Seagate ST3000DM001 2x3Tb for work Seagate ST2000DL003 2x2Tb for other stuff OCZ ZX 1000W Modular PSU HAF X case Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

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Render monster6/9/2013 8:47:36 AM

Pros: I built my new workstation - (primary use -After Effects, Cinema 4D and Premiere Pro) around this processor for faster performance -Cinema4D, After Effects and Premiere Pro rely on the video card for previews and scrubbing, but rendering utilizes 100% of CPU. -Render speed increase, comparing to results from my previous build- (Old build: ​Intel Core i7-920 2.66GHz, ​​Gygabite EX58-UD5 Mobo and 12Gb of OCZ RAM New build:i7-3930K, AsRock Extreme6 MoBo, 32Gb of GSkill RAM same Nvidia Quadro 4000 GPU ad SSD boot drive in both systems): Cinema4D v14 render - 30% After Effects CS6 render - 50% Adobe Premiere CS6 Exporter (mixed 2K and 4K footage to QT HD) - 45% Adobe Media Encoder (from folder to folder, not through Premiere Pro) - 40% Also noticeable improvement in scrubbing and preview in RED 2K and 4K sequences and multitasking. None of the components is overclocked, as a main workstation stability is more important than additional performance improvement, but even at the factory settings the difference in performance is really noticeable.

Cons: none so far

Overall Review: Runs pretty hot. Water cooling is strongly suggested. Build: i7-3930k CPU AsRock X79 Extreme6 Mobo Nvidia Quadro 4000 GPU 32Gb 94x8Gb) G.Skill RAM Thermaltake 2.0 water cooler 250Gb Samsung SSD for OS and apps 10Tb (2x3Tb and 2x2Tb Seagate HDDs) of internal storage OCZ ZX 1000W PSU Win 7 Ultimate SP1

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Large, high speed.6/8/2013 11:31:41 AM

Pros: - Great storage size for the price, bought it on Newegg shellshock sale - Seagate has excellent customer support - Any HDD manufacturer will have some percentage of problematic drives, but i believe Seagate has the lowest. At least from my experience.

Cons: RAID1 with 3Tb drives is rather finicky on the same system where mirroring 2Tb drives works fine.

Overall Review: Seagate offers SeaTools for Windows - very useful and easy to use tool to determine health of the hard drive. Systematic hard drive check will help to minimize frustration with lost data when a hard drive will finally die, because they all do, eventually. From what i read, not recommended as a boot drive, might cause problems. But it's also 2013 and i don't really see why would anyone would want to use anything else but SSD for a boot drive. --------------- System specs: i7-3930K CPU 32 (4x8Gb) GSkill RAM Nvidia Quadro 4000 GPU AsRock Extreme6 MoBo Thermaltake Water 2.0 cooler OCZ ZX 1000W Modular PSU Samsung 250Gb SSD for OS and apps 10Tb (2x2Tb and 2x3Tb) Seagate HDD storage Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1

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Fast and stable6/8/2013 10:49:28 AM

Pros: Works really well with LGA 2011 AsRock Extreme6 MoBo. No issues whatsoever.

Cons: The packaging is kind of terrible. 4 sticks of RAM in a thin plastic case with no protection of any kind from outside impact due to shipping or storage damages. I wish heatsinks were larger, but i guess it's designed for an add-on RAM fans

Overall Review: This particular RAM is not officially supported by AsRock, at least it's not listed on the website, but works fine anyway. Paired with i7-3039K CPU and Nvidia Quadro 4000, it's fastest workstation i ever owned :)

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So far so good6/8/2013 10:32:05 AM

Pros: Fast and stable. It's solidly built, with a perfect number of various I/O ports. Gold caps are nice too. Very user friendly, love the tuning utility and pretty BIOS interface.

Cons: RAM slots are a little counter-intuitive and little too close to CPU. I use Thermaltake watercooler for CPU cooling, so it's not a problem for me but installing RAM in closest to CPU slots could be a problem if larger air cooler is used.

Overall Review: First board came in defective - SATA2_2 port was shorting but it was quickly and painlessly replaced by Newegg, so far no problems with a new board. **Currently i have 32Gb (4x8Gb) of RAM installed, so it's possible there are problems with the board i don't know of yet. System specs: i7-3930K CPU Nvidia Quadro 4000 32 (4x8Gb) GSkill RAM Thermaltake Water2.0 cooler 250Gb Samsung SSD for OS and apps 10Tb internal storage HDDs - 2x3Tb in RAID1 for work and 2x2Tb for other stuff OCZ ZX 1000W Modular PSU HAF X case Windows 7 SP1

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Great Product5/15/2013 8:04:07 AM

Pros: Very low memory usage, very small disk footprint, easy to install, pretty interface. Self-updating constantly, doesn't require much attention.

Cons: Little naggy. It took me some time to figure out how to finetune it to my liking so it doesn't give me a pop-up window every time i insert a flash drive and such.

Overall Review: I didn't know about NOD32 until it was recommended to me by a software developer. I used Kaspersky for many years and was kind of under impression it's as good as it gets for computer protection. NOD32 does just as well but nearly not as much of a resource hog like Kaspersky.

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Solid unit8/21/2012 5:28:58 AM

Pros: Solid power supply, lots of power, no mess with extra cables. Powers my workstation with 6 HDDs, massive graphics card and other power-demanding components.

Cons: Not the quietest PSU i've owned, but not the noisiest either. Also, for a high-end PSU the cables are kind of short. Would give it 5 stars if at least some of the included cables would be longer.

Overall Review: Probably the only future-proof part of my computer, as long as i stay with a mid-sized tower or get cable extensions.

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great card Adobe software5/20/2012 1:29:07 PM

Pros: I got this card over a year ago to replace ATI FirePro 7800 which was not giving me smooth preview in Adobe Premiere Pro when working with DSLR footage. Huge difference - easy timeline scrubbing / smooth full screen preview. After Effects performance improved a little, but not enough to write home about. Then again, CUDA engine is designed to improve PPro performance, they never promised any miracles for AE.

Cons: Runs really hot when using dual monitor setup. On average GPU temperature is 65C with one monitor and 83C with two (for the record i have CoolerMaster HAF X case with massive fans that i clean regularly and my work space is well air-conditioned). I contacted support last year, they said 83C is acceptable temperature for this model and i should should start being concerned about if it goes over 105C. Other than occasional paranoia that my graphics card will melt into a puddle, i did not experience any issues with it running so hot for over a year and i do a lot of rendering on this workstation. Also i believe Cinema 4D was rendering faster with ATI FirePro 7800.

Overall Review: Current setup: Windows7 Ultimate, 64bit Gygabite EX58-UD5 Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Nvidia Qaudro 4000 graphics card 12 Gb of OCZ Reaper series tripple channel RAM Dual monitor, main monitor is LaCie 324 OS, Adobe and Cinema4D reside on 120Gb OCZ SSD 2 mirrored (raid 1) 2Tb HDD for current work 2 1Td HDDs for libraries and other less important installs

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NewEgg doesn't honor it's own promotions5/11/2012 9:01:50 AM

Pros: i stumbled a pretty good deal for this HDD, it had additional $20 off, which makes a difference when you buy multiple HDDs.

Cons: but NewEgg didn't honor it **this review is NOT for the HDD i never got but for NewEgg service and commitment to their own promotions**

Overall Review: On 05.09.12 i placed an order, my PayPal was charged, i received an email that my purchase will get is being packed. That was the last day of this promotion. On 05.10.12 i got an email that there was a shipping error, followed by email that RMA was received, followed by email that full refund is placed on my account. All of this within 2 hours. I checked my shipping address in "my account" section, it was correct and identical to my billing address. I contacted customer service who insisted that it was FedEx that is at fault and kept giving me FedEx contact info. After i asked her/him to copy/paste my address into a chat window, s/he had to agree with me that FedEx could not be blamed. Then s/he told me my order was not mailed because my phone# on my acc has DASHES in shipping section and DOTS in billing. To be fair, s/he offered to credit me the difference after i place new order, i just have to email him/her after denying it for an hour.

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