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HyperX 24GB (6 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K6/24GX
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: As a hobby I run a lot of memory hogging music production applications that demand immense amount of memory to work properly.

Having 24gb is really spoiling me and finally allows me to concentrate on creativity instead of worrying about the memory running out. I've been waiting over a decade for this type of thing. Now all I need is a 4tb SSD that is cheap and fast. :)

1. Amazing price for 1600mhz 24gb
2. Small form factor and fits under my gigantic aftermarket cooler! No crazy fins apply.
3. All 24gb was recognized on first boot!
4. 1600mhz, perfect for my overclocked i7 920 @ 4.2ghz
5. Kingston quality!
6. Very convenient preconfigured memory profiles
7. Very fast memory, much faster than I thought
8. No dead sticks!

Cons: None really.

Other Thoughts: Getting the memory stable was a bit of a challenge but I believe this was most likely my overclocked processor. I had to ramp up the QPI/VTT voltages quite a bit.

OCZ RevoDrive X2 PCI-E 220GB 4 x PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSDPX-1RVDX0220
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Love this thing. Fantastic alternative to SATA3, especially if you have a garbage Marvell SATA3 controller like me. Blaazing fast - the future is here now, crushes anything out there. Ridiculously fast boot times. 10 - 11 seconds.. ATTO scores I am getting are 840+mb/s read and 650+mb/s write vs 80mb/s with my 7200 HDD. 7.9 WEI. Extremely stable with no BSODS. Worked out of the box no problems and exceeded expectations. I will never go back to HDD's again. Everything is snappy and fast with no delays. Decent warranty. Fancy box!

Cons: Cost. No trim. Hogs a PCIe slot. Serious lack of documentation that could be a problem for some. Not even a CD comes with this thing. It's not 3TB :)

Other Thoughts: I was extremely skeptical about this product and was very pleased it lived up to the hype. BUT do the research and see if this is right for you. Be sure to check the motherboards officially tested. Also, as others said, you must click "Turn off windows write-cache buffer flushing" or it will impede the drives performance considerably and you should update to the recommended BIOS version of your motherboard.

Creative 70SB088000004 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express 1x Interface PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I mainly purchased this for 5.1 gaming but to my surprised, I found out this little gem hides many secrets. As a side hobby, I do some composing with high-end music apps and this card surprisingly works well with the right ASIO drivers. Very low latency and sounds better than my high end MOTU stuff with better latency and handling of ASIO data. Even CL's prestigious EMU 1820M doesn't sound this good (I own that too but it's sitting in storage collecting dust). The CL Titanium can hang with the big boys and perform better. The optical outs are a huge plus and officially supports Dolby digital 5.1 unlike my so-called high end sound devices.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Not being geared to the pro-audio market, I still find myself using this more than my so-called pro-audio DAW's. Official ASIO support would be welcome.


Todd H.'s Profile

Display Name: Todd H.

Date Joined: 02/26/07

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 04/07/08
  • Last Review: 11/19/11
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