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James D.

James D.

Joined on 08/21/05

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Most Favorable Review

Good router

TP-LINK TL-WR740N Wireless N150 Home Router, 150Mbps, IP QoS, WPS Button
TP-LINK TL-WR740N Wireless N150 Home Router, 150Mbps, IP QoS, WPS Button

Pros: Once it is installed, the router works well. Included setup software is decent but did not work for me. Their tech support was excellent and saved me some hunting around. Light, small, and does wireless and wired routing.

Cons: If you run into problems installing your router, simply call their customer service. They answer quickly and are knowledgeable.

Overall Review: Good customer service goes a long way with me.

Most Critical Review

Carefull!

MSI K9A2 CF-F AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI K9A2 CF-F AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Price and Newegg's service.

Cons: Does not work with 125W processors!

Solid MB

ASRock B550M STEEL LEGEND AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock B550M STEEL LEGEND AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Had trouble at first but ended up being a defective processor. Throughout the troubleshooting process and component swaps, this motherboard impressed me with features and setting options. Never had to clear CMOS when testing various settings when values didn't work, it just restarted and kept on trucking. This motherboard looks great and has been flawless once I replaced the processor.

Cons: RGB is not perfect but not bad either. If you are very particular about RGB, you might want to research this further but I had no problems getting it set the way I wanted.

Overall Review: Had trouble at first but ended up being a defective processor.

Perfect

Seasonic FOCUS SGX-450, 450W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular, SFX-L Form Factor, Compact Size, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Power Supply, SSR-450SGX
Seasonic FOCUS SGX-450, 450W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular, SFX-L Form Factor, Compact Size, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Power Supply, SSR-450SGX

Pros: It's not being stressed but is silent in light duty application. No complaints.

Cons: wish cables were a little more flexible but not a big deal.

Overall Review: 1 year after the build, the computer works flawlessly and that starts with a good power supply.

10/13/2020

Noticeable over Sata SSD

Sabrent 2TB Rocket Q4 NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 Internal SSD Maximum Performance Solid State Drive R/W 4800/3600 MB/s (SB-RKTQ4-2TB)
Sabrent 2TB Rocket Q4 NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 Internal SSD Maximum Performance Solid State Drive R/W 4800/3600 MB/s (SB-RKTQ4-2TB)

Pros: Using on a Gigabyte AB350-gaming 3 without issue for 2 weeks now. Cloning old SSD was quick and painless with Acronis. Performance improvement over a Sata SSD was noticeable ever so slightly in every aspect.

Cons: Now I want to upgrade my motherboard to take advantage of gen4 nvme. For some reason the motherboard software had to be reinstalled to work.

Overall Review: meets expectations!

Meets Expecations

697247-001 677894-002 AMD Radeon HD7450 1GB GDDR3 PCI-E X16 Graphics Video Card PCI-EXPRESS Video Cards
697247-001 677894-002 AMD Radeon HD7450 1GB GDDR3 PCI-E X16 Graphics Video Card PCI-EXPRESS Video Cards

Pros: Works as expected; arrived in good shape.

Overall Review: This was going to be a temporary solution but I may run with it longer than I anticipated.

11/22/2019