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I've installed 3 Samsung SSDs in different computers over the last year. 1 for the wife, 1 in a laptop, and 1 for my gaming rig. All three have performed as advertised and continue to do so without a single hiccup.
Today I checked the total write cycles on my 500GB 850 EVO in my gaming rig and noticed that I've written a total of 7.98 TB to the drive. That's 16 times its full capacity! Generally to the same sectors, too as I'll install new games after freeing up space by deleting older ones. This drive still performs like it did on day 1.
Other Thoughts: The included utilities are useful for monitoring the drive's health. Buy this drive. Buy several.
If you have an M2 socket you can use, buy one of those as well for even faster speeds. Though I couldn't imagine why you'd need much faster than this.
This review is from: Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II 28W RMS 2.0 Multimedia Speakers
Pros: I purchased these from a local brick & mortar (sorry Newegg, I won't buy speakers without listening to them first hand). For the cost of these speakers I am absolutely blown away by the sound they produce.
The highs are crisp and clean without being tinny. The mids are solid and vibrant. Even the low frequencies are well represented even though there isn't a subwoofer.
I bought these speakers for my work office for when I'm shuffling papers. Even at low volumes the clarity of these speakers makes me appreciate them all the more.
Normally I'd recommend that you personally listen to speakers before buying since sound is very subjective. However, with these speakers I can guarantee you will love them. They will absolutely surprise you with the sound they produce for their diminutive size.
Cons: The volume knob is a little slick but it's not worth knocking off an egg over it.
Other Thoughts: I'm an audiophile. Not in the must have vinyl sense but I must have balanced sound from any speaker system or I'm going to be highly annoyed.
If I had to compare these Creative speakers to anything I'd call them the little 2nd cousin of the Logitech Z906 series in sound quality. Obviously the bass isn't nearly as well represented... but for an area with not a lot of space, these Creative speakers fit the bill and make my inner music nut smile.
Pros: Incredibly fast, multi-threading, 4.0 GHz factory base clock.
I bought this processor as a replacement for my i7 2600. (Also a solid CPU). It has made a big difference in my system for gaming and processor heavy tasks.
I'd go so far as to say that it's complete overkill for my purposes. However I don't think I'll need to worry about replacing it any time soon.
Cons: Heat. Lots of heat!
When you receive this processor in the mail, remove the CPU from the box and throw the rest away. The stock heatsink and fan are completely worthless.
My idle temps are stable around 33C and around 40C when doing some light multi-tasking. However when I play a demanding game like Far Cry 4 the temps rocket to 72C rather quick and don't come down.
If you order this processor, just order a nice, big aftermarket cooler with it. Especially if you plan to overclock it at all.
I would have knocked off an egg, but I researched this issue while waiting for the processor to arrive so I was somewhat prepared.