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G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBZL
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This memory has been working flawlessly in my ASUS Z87-PRO mainboard for well over a month now. Very happy with my purchase from

Cons: No cons at all on the product its self, however the shipping materials could have been more robust. The plastic packaging was damaged when I opened the shipping box. Why they put the memory right on the bottom of the box without any padding is beyond me. Lazy I suppose. The entire product should be wrapped in bubble wrap or paper or something, not just thrown in a box with some padding on top.

NEC Display Solutions PA271W-BK Black 27
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I'm a full-time professional photographer and we use two of these NEC wide-gamut displays on Windows 7 64-bit and calibrate weekly with an x-rite colorimeter (a special wide-gamut version by NEC called 'MDSVSensor") using the excellent SpectraviewII software. You simply choose your target and click go and Spectraview handles the entire process automatically. Takes about 15 minutes. Properly calibrated, all my Epson 3880 prints come out looking exactly as they appear on the displays. Amazing. Could not be more happy with NEC. Darren Scala.

Cons: Absolutely no cons.

Other Thoughts: I only wish we got 30" versions, but they command a substantial premium over the 27". I believe the 27" offers the best value.

OCZ Vertex Series 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Pros: The drive is fast, silent and easy to install.

Cons: Con: They simply do not last very long.

Other Thoughts: I'm rating the Vertex 60GB drive 2 eggs. If I were rating the company OCZ I'd rate them a full 5 eggs. I received 2 replacements for my 2 failed drives, and I received them without hassle and very promptly. Simply filled out OCZ's online RMA form and they asked a couple questions about how I used the drives (i.e. no RAID here) and they let me ship them both back in the same box with the same RMA#. Couple days later I have 2 new drives via Puro. Excellent customer service! I only wish they weren't the exact same drives because I have ZERO confidence in them. NONE. What are the chances of 2 drives croaking within a week of each other? There must be a design flaw in them. Just read the reviews here.

I have been computing since 1978 and can cut code in several low-level languages including Assembly and C. Have built literally hundreds of PCs over the years. I'm not a newb, and have never seen drives fail this way before. Anyway, good luck if you purchase them.


Darren S.'s Profile

Display Name: Darren S.

Date Joined: 10/05/09

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 10/09/09
  • Last Review: 11/06/13
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