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Dustin A.

Dustin A.

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Most Favorable Review

Crazy fast

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X - Ryzen 9 5000 Series Vermeer (Zen 3) 16-Core 3.4 GHz Socket AM4 105W Desktop Processor - 100-100000059WOF
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X - Ryzen 9 5000 Series Vermeer (Zen 3) 16-Core 3.4 GHz Socket AM4 105W Desktop Processor - 100-100000059WOF

Overall Review: This took my video renders from over an hour, to around 11 minutes. Moving from a i7-8700K

11/20/2020
Most Critical Review

Bad luck, or bad drive.

Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 (0f12115) 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 (0f12115) 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast and quiet while they last.

Cons: I bought 2 drives for a RAID 0 array 31 days ago. 1 of the 2 came DOA, got replacement through NewEgg. I got the replacement about 2 weeks ago and worked fine up to yesterday, then heard the tick.tick.tick that was oh so familiar with the first DOA drive. After breaking the RAID, and 12 hours to scan both drives, the working drive of the original 2 tested bed with an unrecoverable error. 100% failure rate is not what I would call acceptable. Maybe I got part of a bad batch, but having to pay shipping twice now for returns in also an unwanted expense. I'm also 1 day past NewEgg's return and have to go through Hitatchi for a replacement. And they also state they may send me a "re-certified" drive.

Overall Review: Hitatchi has made my list of drives to never buy again. I'm tempted to eat the cost and buy another brand to avoid the hassle.

Never detects imputs.

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME Gaming Premium Pack Video Card, N1080XTREME-8GD-PPR2
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME Gaming Premium Pack Video Card, N1080XTREME-8GD-PPR2

Pros: it's a 1080

Cons: Has been a PITA with detecting devices. I have a DVI monitor that it would sometimes detect, sometimes wouldn't. Switched to Display Port and mostly works. Have now moved it to a 4K TV and have to use a display port to HDMI adapter as it usually will not detect the HDMI and send signal to the TV. Is still sometimes boots and then shuts down the TV. I see the bios and windows 10 loading, but once it;s up, no picture. The front HDMI pass through never works for Rift.

Overall Review: This has been the worst card I have ever purchased in my life.

12/18/2016

Horrible

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router, Gigabit Router, Open Source Support, Circle with Smart Parental Controls, Compatible with Amazon Alexa (R7000)
NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router, Gigabit Router, Open Source Support, Circle with Smart Parental Controls, Compatible with Amazon Alexa (R7000)

Pros: none

Cons: Router would not give correct DHCP info to any device wired or wireless. Router was 192.168.1.1 and gave gateway and DNS as 192.168.1.251 making nothing able to go online. This is with the current firmware. Netgear support was also horrible with suggestions of "The device needs to be set to receive an IP and not static" DUH. I have over 10 devices that would not link correctly with this router.

Overall Review: Netgear has made my DO NOT BUY list.

Love ASUS.

ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Fast and lots of room. BIOS update from flash drive(see con for why)

Cons: May not be Ivy-E compatible. It is with a current BIOS, but the one I received did not recognize the i7-4930K CPU. Luckily I had a laptop as I needed to update the BIOS to recognize the CPU. The board can be flashed with a jump drive and power so I was not dead in the water. I won't dock ASUS for this as it may be NewEgg not rotating stock.