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Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDAT120GB-V
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: meh

Cons: Just died on me, three weeks after being in my new laptop... and newegg tells me it's not eligible for an RMA...Now I'm stuck with this garbage.

Not very fast. This drive, although quicker then a typical mechanical drive...I never felt like these were ssd speeds. I own 3 other ssd's in other machines, and all three blow this thing out of the water.

Other Thoughts: I picked up this mushkin drive to pair with my new Sager 9390 laptop. Installation was a snap... dual booted the machine with linux mint 16 & Windows 7 Ultimate. After about a week, randomly one day the machine wouldn't boot (went to grub recovery). I unplugged the machine and was ready to take it out when I remembered a couple files I needed. I plugged the machine back in, and to my surprise it booted up fine. I thought it was a strange random error. Here I am about a week and half since then... Same thing, onlly this time, it won't come back. And everytime I try to reinstall linux, it just crashes on the install during the "copying files" portion of the install. I've since tested the machine with a different SSD...and it works fine.

This was the first...and LAST time I will ever buy mushkin. Now I can try to deal with mushkin for the warranty...which means I'll probably be without a drive few a few weeks, which doesn't work well concidering I use this machine for work. Thanks mushkin...for NOTHING

I strongly suggest anyone looking at this a few extra bucks, and get a better brand drive. Not saying their all bad...but why take the chance.

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W FD6300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: This is a great cpu! I bought this for my new server build and I'm extremely happy! I currently have it running at stock speeds and she runs very cool (idle 14c, max 37c (after 7hrs prime95)).

Cons: None at the moment. If I had to say something negative it would be about the stock fan. But I'd say the same about intel's stocks hsf. I'm anti-stock hsf.

Other Thoughts: Overall this machine has been a great, simple build. This is my first time going back to amd since my opteron 170 (which has been running at 2.7 its entire life, and continues to function as an Htpc!) Overall, very happy with this system! It runs fast, stable, and cool!

AMD fx6300 (stock)
Gigabyte GA-990fxa-ud5
32gb gskill ddr3 1600
Samsung 840 pro (128gb)
6x 3tb Seagate drives in raid6 (ZFS software raid)
Cosair hx750
Corsair h60 (push/pull with noctua nf-12f's)
Fractal design define r4 (arctic white with window)
Xubuntu 12.04

ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Total Disappointment!! 08/31/2010

This review is from: ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: - Looks awesome!
- Specs are great (on paper)

Cons: This board has been the biggest disappointment in my 15 years of PC building. I've always been a firm believer in "you get what you pay for", and Asus has proven me wrong on this one. First off is the RAM issues. Every so often (roughly every 6th startup) the mobo hangs at post with the DRAM light on the motherboard on, indicating an issue with the RAM. After shutting the machine down and turning it back on, it gives the "over-clock failed, please enter bios" I enter the bios, reset the CPU multi (x21) and reboot and it's fine. After the reboot I can go into Memtest, and get zero errors, I will then reboot, run memtest again, and get TONS of errors. I've tried three different sets of RAM. The mobo will do the same with all three sets. All this while NOT changing a single value in the BIOS. I've used BIOS 1706, 1801, and just flashed to 2001. The issue has remained the same. On top of it all, my onboard LAN just crapped out on me today. Cont' below

Other Thoughts: I came home today, turned the computer on, and didn't have any internet. I swapped cables, ports on the router, and even tried a second router I have. I deleted the driver, and reinstalled it and still no luck. There is no activity lights on the LAN port itself. Looks like an RMA is my only option. Unfortunetly I'm passed my time with Newegg, so I will have to deal with Asus directly. From my understanding I'll just end up with a refurbished mobo. Not very happy about this after spending my hard earned dollars on a NEW top of the line mobo. Now I'll end up with a refurb.

I strongly suggest people check out gigabyte or EVGA. I've been using Asus for years now, so I'll give the RMA a shot. If I end up with another junker, I'll be switching to EVGA, and I'll think long and hard before purchasing another Asus board for any of my customers.

CPU: i7-860
Mobo: Asus Maximus III Formula
RAM: 8gb RipJaws (ddr3-2000)
GPU: XFX HD 5850 "black Edition"
PSU: Corsair 620 watt
HD: 1x Rapto


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Display Name: Jason B.

Date Joined: 05/22/04

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  • Last Review: 01/02/14
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