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Toshiba OCZ RD400 M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x 4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) RVD400-22280-512G
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5 out of 5 eggs So simple to install you almost feel guilty...until you see how it runs! 11/29/2016

This review is from: Toshiba OCZ RD400 M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x 4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) RVD400-22280-512G

Pros: I agree with most of the other pros that Toshiba is back with this one, although I personally have never had a problem with any OCZ branded product I've bought. This thing IS fast! But the only reason I bought it was to compare with my Samsung SM951.. on a dual boot, same Win 10, same MoBo, same everything! Bottom line, there's no appreciable difference. I have a couple more items in startup on the Samsung drive than I do on the the OCZ drive but am within 5 - 8 seconds either way at any given boot. While the Toshiba hasn't rewritten the book they've become co-author of the fastest boot read/writes available right now on your desktop in my humble opinion...and over 20 years of building systems! They both handle heat well as one lays flat to the Asus Rampage V Extreme this build is mounted on (I like the vertical mount on the Deluxe/3.1 better, not so much heat) and the other is sandwiched on it's PCIE card between 2 of the fastest of 3 different GTX 1080 Strix cards Asus makes, on SLI (pretty hostile enviornment as well)! If you want specs there are at least a dozen comparisons online...I only care about what's noticeable, and THIS is noticeable...well beyond what any 2.5" SSD can give you. And yet even it will be taken for granted within a day of putting it in...until you have to to boot off a regular old SSD or, gasp, an actual platter hard drive :-) !

Cons: I don't think you improve this one out of the box. The answer is going to lie in longevity. For right now it's hard for me to foresee anything faster based on hardware/memory bus limitations...and I'm not sure about whether you can actually shave off any more NM's to lower than 16 yet without ending up with just dust. Yeah, Toshiba's back and they're for real.

Other Thoughts: Other thoughts: I think Samsung is nearing a knuckling under period up ahead. They've been in the crosshairs and responded to the competition remarkably well, but I just bought an external 5Tb Samsung HDD that appears to have been made by Seagate. I'd have expected WD or LaCie or Buffalo, but not lowly Seagate. When someone as down as Toshiba was "gets their geek on" and challenges who knows what could happen?! It can only be good for the consumer either way. Eventually it all all comes down to Quality Control.

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4 out of 5 eggs Well worth the setup issues! 11/28/2016

This review is from: Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition Xbox One [Digital Code]

Pros: Great graphics!
Fun for hours!
Scenery is superb!
Tuning the vehicle is in-depth and IMPORTANT

Cons: Download, set-up issues for pc a pain in the a$$!! But once you get beyond those it's a GREAT game!

Other Thoughts: I put off buying this based on negative reviews, lots of research. Found what I needed online for the convoluted (read "completely stupid and time consuming!") set up process for PC, and am delighted. I have a monster machine (Rampage V Extreme, i7-6850K CPU, 2 of the fastest ASUS Strix 1080 in SLI) 32 GB DDR4 3000) all water cooled and this game is breathtaking in it's natural beauty on Ultra settings. I can customize my ride(s), race anyone or stick to the script and explore to my hear's content. Now I just need to figure out how to re-start from scratch. I love seeing negative reviews because they drive the price down, but this game doesn't deserve them. Get past the downloading and installing issues and you'll love it.

I'm guessing they've patched whatever's causing the stuttering mentioned in previous reviews because not only is it non-existent with my PC, it plays flawlessly (many hours now). I'd caution y'all to not assume it's the game developers' issue...start at home! I just ran it on a new client build (i5-4690K, GTX 970, 16 Gb's ddr 3) and it's seamless on that system as well, so check your settings. I admit hating Microsoft's cross platform releases and bias towards consoles, but that's where the money is right now. PC's are sooooo much more adaptable and mind blowing opportunities abound within to take us much farther than game consoles ever will, but they're not as marketable for bottom line profit. OK, done preaching, buy this and play it!!

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Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I76700K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The LGA1151 socket is now the bread and butter of Intel's line up, and the 6700K shows it off the best...it's pretty fast, runs fairly cool and is easy to overclock (not that you need to). As a "daily driver" the 6600K/6700K models are good for anything thrown at them. As you go higher up the line (6800K/6900K or 5000 series (i.e. 5820K, 5930K etc.)) you start losing overall utility and end up trying to figure out why you spent that much money. DDR4 is a better memory choice than DDR3 and that ends up making this CPU worth the money.

Cons: Cons: I build high end customs, but that's another story...the 6700K has nothing on the i7 4790K. Yes, it's slimmer and does more things more efficiently at a time, but...it's clock speed is the same, turbo clock is a little slower, it runs hotter and has a lower tolerance for that heat. It's the 1st CPU (AMD's included) I've ever run air to and had shut down running benchmarks, most notably in Catzilla at 2K with a GTX 1080 doing most of the work. Everything I build to sell is liquid cooled for a reason!

Other Thoughts: I'd recommend this CPU because it IS the gateway to the next round in the LGA2011 v.3 battles. I personally sit in front of 3 computers daily, one is a 6700K, another is a 5930K and my all-time favorite is STILL my 4790K as it soundly beats up on the other 2 in single-core and all-core performance, performance per dollar and simple utility even running on DDR3. Having said that, the 6700K would be my next alternative with good performance and with DDR4 having it's back. And it certainly beats having to try and choose a Xeon built for each individual application it's good at!

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Display Name: Kevin C.

Date Joined: 07/14/12

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  • First Review: 04/09/13
  • Last Review: 11/29/16
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