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OtterBox Commuter Black Commuter Case For Samsung Galaxy S II SAM4-I777X-20-E4OTR
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great case, ACTUALLY KNEW what I was buying 01/12/2013

This review is from: OtterBox Commuter Black Commuter Case For Samsung Galaxy S II SAM4-I777X-20-E4OTR

Pros: Durable, sleek, comes with screen protector, raised side button covers so you're not guessing about hitting said buttons, USB and headphone jacks are covered

Cons: Does not come with actual otter

Other Thoughts: Other buyers/reviewers should not blame newegg if they do not know their phone well enough to buy a case for it. This case is clearly designated for the Samsung Galaxy S II I777, which is the model number for AT&T's vanilla GSII (not the Skyrocket) and only AT&T's model of the GSII. Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, et al. have their own model number for their variations on the GSII. This information is easily findable; model numbers exist and are listed for a reason.

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Reliable high speed, low latency DDR3 at a reasonable price that operates below JEDEC spec... that's a recipe for success. Price seems to be trending lower at the moment, as well.
Scored 7.7 on my WEI, ahead of the 7.4 for my graphics and CPU. Big step up from the 5.9 given to my previous RAM, granted it was limited to that score by being under 3GB (determined this from reading WEI logs).
Helps drive 4 monitors with Aero enabled and 3D gaming without breaking a sweat.

Cons: Despite being whitelisted by G.SKILL, my MSI P55-GD65 mobo would not post with RAM voltage below 1.4, and Win7x64 would not boot under 1.45v. Perhaps it's a quirk of my system build as I'm not THAT much of a micro-manager. The RAM doesn't seem to have any imperfections, as I have had zero stability issues, just noting that at rated XMP timings, 1.35v is not necessarily applicable.

Other Thoughts: Low Voltage RAM doesn't offer appreciable power savings to a mainstream user running other mainstream components at stock speeds,
However, the power savings DO become more noticeable for a low-power build such as an HTPC or other low-stress machine, so I would highly recommend this product for such a system.
Being rated for lower voltage at stock does also leave significant headroom for overclockers, though how much performance one can eke out with the provided heatsinks is a matter for more serious testers than I.

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770 DirectX 11 100283VXL 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: BIOS Flash is indeed very easy, Sapphire's instructions are easy to follow, albeit amusing in what is also pictured with their screenshots ("Vista SP1 crack"?)

$10 coupon plus MIR on top of NewEgg basic discount gives this an excellent price; I'm happily trading the minor inconvenience of a BIOS flash for $30 off!

Upgrading from an old X1900GT, the HD5770 actually lets my computer boot faster as well as quieter.
Win7 graphics scores bumped from 5.8 and 5.9 to 7.4 each.
WoW and DA:O look fantastic, have yet to try other games.
The rest of my case interior has blue LEDs, so the card fits right in.

Cons: It didn't make me lunch before I installed it.

Other Thoughts: @ reviewer below and anyone with similar situation:
Use OpenOffice, it will read Sapphire's PowerPoint file.

@ reviewers complaining about lack of Dirt2 Coupon:
Do your research. The SKU that NewEgg is selling is 11163-00-20R, the SKU that contains a Dirt2 coupon is 21163-00-50R. No one seems to complain about the lack of software from the third SKU...
It's unfair to NewEgg and Sapphire to give a negative review because of your own oversight.

Also, for reference, if you need to do the BIOS flash, any size USB drive will suffice, as the BIOS files are less than 2MB.

Is currently paired with:
i5 750 @ stock
MSI P55 GD-65
OCZ ReaperX DDR3-1333
WD Caviar Black 640GB (System), Green 1.5TB (Storage)
Cooler Master CM 690 Case


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Display Name: Nicholas P.

Date Joined: 01/05/05

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 01/20/10
  • Last Review: 01/12/13
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