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Lisabeth E.

Lisabeth E.

Joined on 11/29/10

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Most Favorable Review

Very much worth it.

ADATA 16GB S102 Pro Advanced USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 90MB/s (AS102P-16G-RGY)
ADATA 16GB S102 Pro Advanced USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 90MB/s (AS102P-16G-RGY)

Pros: Cheap and deffinetely faster than my other USB 2.0 drives. Of course, it's not extremely fast, but unless you want to pay 80+ $ then it's extremely decent. Also the aluminum casing is VERY nice! Doesn't bend or break, I was even biting on it and it's rock solid. The firmware version on mine is 1.00 (not sure if they ever upgraded that) My USB had 30883840 physical sectors, 1922 cylinders. Capacity was 15,807,282,866 B or 14.72 GB (512 B sector paritioning)

Cons: the storage stick itself inside the casing can move a bit back and forth, although doesn't bend or anything. Not something you would really ever notice either, doesn't hinder performance in any way, just a small quirk.

Overall Review: Here is a speed test. Mobo: MSI Z77A-G45 Program: CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1c [2012/02/12] Port: Native USB 3.0+2.0 I/O port on motherboard panel. File System: NTFS 1 Primary Partition, aligned by MB 4000 MB transfer, 9 tests USB 3.0 Port 512 B Cluster: Read | Write Seq read: 104.5 | 25.84 MB/s Random read 512KB: 95.50 | 1.896 MB/s Random read 4KB: 8.470 | 0.033 MB/s Random read 4KB (QD=32): 0.073 | 0.033 MB/s 64 KB Cluster: Read | Write Seq read: 104.9 | 26.03 MB/s Random read 512KB: 96.63 | 1.806 MB/s Random read 4KB: 9.451 | 0.033 MB/s Random read 4KB (QD=32): 0.076 | 0.034 MB/s USB 2.0 Port 512 B Cluster: Read | Write Seq read: 35.03 | 21.99 MB/s Random read 512KB: 34.57 | 1.596 MB/s Random read 4KB: 5.523 | 0.033 MB/s Random read 4KB (QD=32): 0.078 | 0.033 MB/s 64 KB Cluster: Read | Write Seq read: 35.08 | 22.08 MB/s Random read 512KB: 34.71 | 1.856 MB/s Random read 4KB: 5.670 | 0.033 MB/s Random read 4KB (QD=32): 0.071 | 0.032 MB/s

10/21/2012
Most Critical Review

Coooool

Cooler Master Hyper N520 - CPU Cooler with Copper Base and 5 Heatpipes
Cooler Master Hyper N520 - CPU Cooler with Copper Base and 5 Heatpipes

Pros: Keeps my Intel Xeon E3 1230 at 40C at idle, only up to 60C at complete max.

Cons: The screws on the 1156/1155 stands sometimes turn with the back nuts (Making it a huge pain to remove and you have to bend your heatsink a bit, could damage the mobo) only comes with 4 nuts which are easy to lose, I lost one and had to wait a week for cooler master to send me more (I got the whole extras kit (backplate, heatsink paste, etc) that originally came in the box, so that was nice) Could transfer better. Even with 60C there's not a lot of hot air coming out. The plastic attachmetns to the fan (not the fins) could be made of stronger material and smaller for better air circulation. only 3 pinned, so you can't control the fan speed. It will just run at (I think is max) that the motherboard puts out. Would be better if the heatpipes were DC (Direct contact) like many other heatsinks. It's just a copper plate attached to the heat tubes. If you have a metal case you'l probably need to take some of the metal off on the back where you screw in the nuts (or you can

Overall Review: It works, could be a lot better.

Very Nice

Sennheiser HD429 Over-Ear Headphones
Sennheiser HD429 Over-Ear Headphones

Pros: -Good response of all frequencies -Comfy ear-pads -Light-weight -Can be run off of any device (Ipods, computers, etc.)

Cons: -Cord is thin and easily breakable -Mids are too high, pushes out the rest -Not "bass" headphones by any means -No detachable cord

Overall Review: I bought these for a friend as introductory "good" headphones. I bought a 3.5mm female jack, took out the original cord and soldered the jack in place with silver solder along with some plastic epoxy. It allows for any 3.5mm male jack to connect to it so it's removable like any good pair of headphones. No issues have been had so far, the person finds the sound to be much better than any other headphone and the structure to be of good quality. Overall these are greatly priced currently and are worth every penny.

Very Nice, Inexpensive, high-class

NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim
NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim

Pros: -Not Flimsy -Super Sheen White -Interior and Exterior are same color -Easy removable HDD and other drive fast mounting sockets -Inexpensive -Has very nice cable management in the back. -Front Panel -Included 120 MM fans aren't loud and push a nice amount of air.

Cons: -Motherboard mounting sockets on the case are extremely easy to bend, made out of flimsy metal. -PCI mounting screw holes (For GPU's and such) are easy to bend aswell.

Overall Review: I used this case for a high-class rig for a client. Bought from Newegg of course. Deffinetely worth it as it's not made to be a high-end case. But fits big high-end hardware AND has good hideable cable management. If you're looking for a cheap case you're not going to be in and out of, use this. If you're in and out a lot, especially with a GPU, you're going to completely strip the screw holes.

11/10/2012

Very nice.

ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme+ II VGA Cooler - nVidia & AMD, 3 Quiet 92mm PWM Fans, SLI/CrossFire
ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme+ II VGA Cooler - nVidia & AMD, 3 Quiet 92mm PWM Fans, SLI/CrossFire

Pros: -Quiet -keeps things cool -BIG heatsink, it can practicly be a fanless design and work with just your case fans if you like high temps :P -easy install -Extra heatsinks!!

Cons: -fans blew. DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT ATTACH THE 7V AND 12V CONNECTORS TO THE SINGLE CORD. ONLY BE CONNECTED TO 1. Or else you'l fry every fan in the series and if it's plugged into your card, it's toast. K? -lack of more instructions, although it was obvious what to do. -not fully attached to board. Only attaches at the core, kind of hangs at the end, probably fixable with modifications. -can't pump the fan too much up

Overall Review: -You need some heatsink experience and experience with electronic components if you want to do this. With my 6970, the almost square peices go on perfectly and are working nicely, it's just obvious where goes where after reading the directions. Not all cards have what the directions say, so LOOK and pay attention. With the 6970 you can use the native back-plate. Which is pretty nice. Overall this is a pretty nice heatsink, turned my temps down a lot and it's not noisy!!

Very nice RAM

G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBSR1
G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBSR1

Pros: Very stable. Not a single issue with all 4 cards. Overclocked to 1866 Mhz Could probably go higher but I'm running an Xeon E3 1230 Ivy Bridge Running in my MSI Z77A-G45 motherboard with COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP on my CPU, plenty of room with the cooler.

Cons: Doesn't make me cake in the morning.

Overall Review: Really nice RAM, buy it, now. Yes really, now. Not later, now.