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David M.

David M.

Joined on 06/29/11

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Excellent case

BitFenix Phenom BFC-PHE-300-KKXKK-RP Midnight Black Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
BitFenix Phenom BFC-PHE-300-KKXKK-RP Midnight Black Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: Excellent case with well thought out features. Love the feel and general look of it. Like that it only has USB 3 ports (Seriously, they're backwards compatible. Why would you put a combination of 2's and 3's?). Good airflow and very, very quiet too.

Cons: A little big for a mini ITX case. The size isn't bad but it certainly was bigger than it seems in the pictures. Also, with all that extra space, a double wide graphics card doesn't have a lot of space to breathe.

Overall Review: Very happy with the case. Looks and works great. I'll be purchasing from them again when I build my next.

Most Critical Review

Stops sending video to screen

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING OC Video Card, GV-R69XTGAMING OC-16GD
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING OC Video Card, GV-R69XTGAMING OC-16GD

Pros: Lots of VRAM for the price, which was why I bought it.

Cons: Will suddenly stop sending video to the monitor, and computer stops responding. There's nothing of use written to logs making it impossible to troubleshoot. Card wasn't overheating and different drivers and reformatting didn't help, which points to the hardware itself being flawed. Eventually got tired of trying to fix it and RMA'ed the card. Really disappointed because I spent six months waiting for this card to become available.

Overall Review: Sadly, I could never tell if it was a one-off bad card or if there's truly a problem with Gigabyte's design of this card. I've bought Gigabyte products in the past and they tend to be good, so I don't think this would discourage me from buying from them again in the future.

Satisfied customer

Toshiba Q Series Pro 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) HDTS312XZSTA
Toshiba Q Series Pro 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) HDTS312XZSTA

Pros: Very quick, I installed windows in just a few minutes and my programs load ten times faster than with platter based drives.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Small, easily fits into a laptop or small desktop. The first few days it made a very quiet ticking sound, which has since faded. Overall very happy with this ssd. Considering purchasing one again to use for striping.

12/30/2014