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Marshall Q.

Marshall Q.

Joined on 04/01/07

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Most Favorable Review

Great Quality Rack and Bag

Seatpost-mounted Commuter Rack & Quick-release Commuter Bag
Seatpost-mounted Commuter Rack & Quick-release Commuter Bag

Pros: Installs easily. High quality. Lots of adjustability. SAFE.

Cons: Latch spring could be a little stronger.

Overall Review: Installed on one of my 3 mountain bikes. However, Ibera says don't use it offroad. I use this bike in around town. Rack is sturdy enough to leave on without the pack for trail rides.

Most Critical Review

incompatable with Acer

PROMISE FastTrak TX2300 PCI SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Cost-effective Controllers Card
PROMISE FastTrak TX2300 PCI SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Cost-effective Controllers Card

Pros: Excellent manual. Have heard good things about Promise.

Cons: Neither I nor a local computer shop could get to work with my Acer desktop with AMD 64x2 3800+; Foxxcon MOBO; WD2500AAKS x 2 HD's; 3GB DDR2 533. Model: Acer Aspire AST180-UD381A.

Overall Review: Luckily, MOBO has built in RAID 1 in BIOS after all anyway.

Another Good LG Blu-Ray Burner

LG Electronics 14X SATA Blu-ray Internal Rewriter without Software, Black Model WH14NS40 - OEM
LG Electronics 14X SATA Blu-ray Internal Rewriter without Software, Black Model WH14NS40 - OEM

Pros: The WH14NS40 has been burning BD-25 and BD-50 discs fine without any coasters. I'm using Aiseesoft 6.3.22 and AnyDVD for movie backups, and IMGBurn for data.The drive is quiet enough in my HTPC. I have not burned any BDXL or 4.7GB M-Discs yet.

Cons: No Lightscribe support, but I rarely use it.

Overall Review: This is my third LG Blu-Ray Burner. I have a WH12LS38 and a WH10LS30 too that have been performing well- with the latest firmware updates. The black faceplate styling of the WH14NS40 is an improvement over the "woody and chrome" (think 1960's station wagon) of the other two models. Gotta get busy backing up my data to M-Discs before that EMP coming EMP attack!

High Performance Modular PSU!

PC Power & Cooling Fatal1ty Gaming Series 750 Watt 80+ Bronze Semi-Modular Active PFC Performance Grade ATX PC Power Supply (OCZ750FTY)
PC Power & Cooling Fatal1ty Gaming Series 750 Watt 80+ Bronze Semi-Modular Active PFC Performance Grade ATX PC Power Supply (OCZ750FTY)

Pros: The OCZ Fatality has been a stable PSU so far and has been powering a fairly hefty system for over a month. The Fatality 750w is Heavy/Beefy as is typical of a good PSU. It also seems to be well crafted and is attractive. The Flat Cables are great: they look better than braided; have better airflow; they are easier to bend and fold. The 12v rails are clearly indicated on/by their modular connector. 5 Year Power Swap Warranty.

Cons: Did we order and get the same power supply?

Overall Review: The Fatality 750w has been a stable PSU that has been powering the following 24hr/day for over a month now without so much as a hiccup: Phenom II x 4 555 (3.2GHz) OC'd at 4.0GHz; Crossfire 2 x HD-4850's; 790GX Mobo; 8GB Ripjaws DDR3 1333; 5 x 2,000 RPM Yate Loon LED Fans; Dual DVD Burners; WD Velociraptor 300GB; & 2 x 500GB Hitachi HDD. The Red Fan is silent and goes really well with my Red windowed AMD/ATI themed den rig. All my connectors- 20 + 4 & 8 Pin etc.- all fit perfectly. It's hard to understand all the negative reviews; poor Quality Control, who knows?

Update..

Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: I contacted Foxconn and they got me the latest BIOS 8C2F1TT1 & now I'm running a 6 Core 1090T (3.2GHz) at 3.8GHz, rock solid. Had it at 4.0GHz stable too.

Cons: Foxconn should put the new 8C2F1TT1 BIOS on their support site downloads, but at least they respond to Newegg customer comments. The reason this MOBO has gotten slammed so bad is because the Owner's Manual incorrectly says to put the CMOS Jumper on pins 2 & 3 for normal operation... Jumper has to be on pins 1 & 2. (Pins 2 & 3 is for Clear CMOS)... Everyone thought their boards were DOA.

Overall Review: These really are solid 790GX MOBOs. I'm running: Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0; AMD Phenom II x 6 1090T (3.2GHz) OverClocked at 3.8GHz, 2 way X-Fire Saphire Extreme HD-5830's OverClocked; 8GB G. Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1333; LG Blu Ray Burner; 300GB Velociraptor; WD Black 750GB; HEC 800w Modular PSU; customized Raidmax 3mm all Aluminum Iceberg Case; 6 High Speed Yate Loon Fans; Sunbeam 6 x 30w per Channel Fan Controller; nMedia PC multi function Display Panel; and a Phillips 47" 1080p HDTV/Monitor;

12/25/2011

Super Display

nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum Panel PRO-LCD-B Media Center Programmable LCD
nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum Panel PRO-LCD-B Media Center Programmable LCD

Pros: The Nmedia PC LCD Display is extremely useful with tons of options as to what to display. I actually like the M-Play software and all the stats one has to choose from; and the way you can add things and customize what is displayed. The Blue LCD Brightness can be adjusted down with the software.

Cons: Some people don't like the M-play software. If that's the case you can use LCD Smartie or other software.

Overall Review: I have 2 of these; one in my desktop in a 5 1/4 inch bay; the 2nd one I removed from its housing 9unit is less than 3/4 inches deep) and mounted it in a custom cut-out in the front panel of my Newegg HTPC/Gamer Lian Li A05B Mini-Tower... It looks Awesome! I could have bought the OEM version of this display which has no housing, but I thought it was worth the extra couple of dollars. This has to be the best Media/System Display anywhere for its price. It really dresses up any PC and is super functional.

11/13/2011