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Dwight F.

Dwight F.

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Most Favorable Review

Decent monitor for the price

SCEPTRE C275B-144RN 27" Full HD 1920 x 1080 144Hz 2 x HDMI, DisplayPort, AMD FreeSync Edge-Less LED Backlit Curved Gaming Monitor
SCEPTRE C275B-144RN 27" Full HD 1920 x 1080 144Hz 2 x HDMI, DisplayPort, AMD FreeSync Edge-Less LED Backlit Curved Gaming Monitor

Pros: The screen has a nice curve and sleek design. Color is decent and refresh rate reduces lag in tense gaming situations Monitor arrived without any dead pixels Nice price point, especially on sale

Cons: Not the wonder I was hoping for in that it is still 1920x1080 resolution. Curve is nice but I do not see any big difference from my old ViewSonic flat screen monitor and this monitor. Would prefer to have the controls on the front of the unit rather than on the back as it is quite a pain trying to make changes without being able to see the monitor head on.

Overall Review: I read many reviews on curve screen monitors before purchasing this one. Price point was a concern as I am on a fixed income. I would have preferred to have gotten one with better resolution but at the sale price I could not find any monitors that compared quality and price to rival the Spectre.

Most Critical Review

Just barely better than tapping on the wall to find a stud

TACKLIFE DMS03 4 in 1 Center Finding Electronic Wall Detector Finders - DMS03
TACKLIFE DMS03 4 in 1 Center Finding Electronic Wall Detector Finders - DMS03

Pros: The seller is very good and always great communication. This product, however, is sub-par with comparable products of its type. I was hoping the stud and electrical wire finder would be able to pick up better than it does. It lacks the depth of some of my other tools and gives false-positive readings as to the center or edge of studs. It does pick up electrical lines but best when shallow and just inside drywall. I used it most of one day, in conjunction with my other stud finder and find that tapping on the wall worked better than the Tacklife stud finder. This is not their best tool. I have a number ot Tacklife tools and they have been very good. Sadly, this one is a good idea but not very effective at its given task.

Cons: Lacks ability to find electrical wiring in mid frame circumstances, especially on 2x6 studs. The stud finder does not accurately indicate the center of the stud well and sometimes misses the mark all together. Tapping on the wall to locate the stud works almost as well as the tool and a lot cheaper.

Overall Review: The tool lacks the electrical wire depth to locate depth of wiring and the stud finder sometimes misses the mark, which of course makes the product not very dependable. I have a couple of other stud/electrical location tools that work much better and the one I use most can gauge the depth of walls to locate wiring and is spot on at finding edges and centers of studs behind drywall and plaster. This tool, is not the best in the Tacklife arsenal of tools I own.

12/15/2021

Good product but annoying pop up adverts

Bitdefender Family Pack 2023 - 15 Devices / 2 Years - Download
Bitdefender Family Pack 2023 - 15 Devices / 2 Years - Download

Pros: I have used if for years and like it. It covers all kinds of attacks and phising issues.

Cons: Get really annoyed with pop up adverts wanting to sell me more add on items I don't need or want, even if you turn the notification of products off.

Overall Review: Good product despite the adverts.

Enough power to run new Intel processor and 3080TI video card plus all the other stuff

EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 GT, 80 Plus Gold 1000W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with FDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-GT-1000-X1
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 GT, 80 Plus Gold 1000W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with FDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-GT-1000-X1

Pros: Seller got my order to me extremely fast and the power supply works exceedingly well. Cool, quiet, and lots of power for gaming, video editing, and CAD programs. Best power supply yet and with over 300 builds to date I can say I have seen a lot of power supplies over the years.

Cons: none so far

Overall Review: Fast shipping, Lots of power, Fully modular Quiet

Awesome performance

GIGABYTE VISION OC GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB GDDR6X PCI Express 4.0 ATX Video Card GV-N308TVISION OC-12GD
GIGABYTE VISION OC GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB GDDR6X PCI Express 4.0 ATX Video Card GV-N308TVISION OC-12GD

Pros: Runs cooler than my 3070 did. Frame rates are increased and games run smoother. Power consumption has not been an issue even with all settings on ULTRA. Cooling features work well. Really quiet even under stress. Was on sale so saved $$$.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Haven't seen too many of these around for sale but I find it to be a good price for a card that has great performance. Costs have come down on video cards and this card was only a couple hundred dollars more than the 3070 Vision I got a year ago. I would recommend it because of performance and especially if you are using a white case. It matches well and compliments the build.

Poorly constructed side table due to design flaws.

Bonzy Home Side Table with Wheels, Height Adjustable Snack end Table with Storage Shelf, Under The Sofa Overbed Table for Sofa Couch, Living Room, Bedroom & Small Spaces
Bonzy Home Side Table with Wheels, Height Adjustable Snack end Table with Storage Shelf, Under The Sofa Overbed Table for Sofa Couch, Living Room, Bedroom & Small Spaces

Pros: It has a somewhat flat surface if you put something heavier over the 4 posts to balance out the diving board of a work surface. Has casters so you can shove it out of the way when you get tired of having things slide off the top of the table

Cons: Where do we start: Ah! There are four plastic mounts that are square with a round hole in the top of each. The square portion of the plastic mounts slide over the square tubing and then the desk top, which has the four metal dowels tubes slide down into that and you screw the treaded bolt with the knob on the end into the side of the mounts and that is supposed to hold the desk in position. But it doesn't. The steel bolt with the knob on the end relies on the strength of the plastic threads in the mounts to hold the desk top in place. Problem is that the plastic mounts are soft and strip out pretty easily when pressure is applied to hold the desk at any given height. The more you tighten the more likely the plastic is to tear at the threads and then there is nothing to hold the desk top in place. Even when the desk top is pushed all the way down and resting on the 4 posts if you do not something heavier over the posts the desk will lift up and the desk tilts forward, which allows items to slide off. I ended up drilling holes through the sides of the mounts and put a bolt with washer and nut to keep the desk at the height I need it to be. If they had even put a metal threaded sleeve in the plastic mounts the desk would not sag. Just a basic design flaw created by the act of trying to save production costs to create an inferior product.

Overall Review: I would not recommend this as an adjustable desk because of the issues mentioned in the CONS section. With a little more consideration for the end user this could be a functional desk, provided they invest in metal mounts or at least metal threaded shims to keep the plastic from stripping out.

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I am building a new computer system, something I do every couple years and want a good cooler for the new Intel processor. I have a Lian Le Lancool II case with the Gallihad 360 already that has performed very well over the past two years and caught the sale on the Gallihad 360 at Newegg a week ago. The cooler is reliable and the fans are active about 16 hours a day so the durability factor is great. Noise is a little louder than I like but then I have 9 fans + a three fan video card. I have never seen the CPU temperature rise above 70c using this setup and I use some very power hungry applications and games. As a former custom computer builder I have used lots of different makes of coolers and though the Gallihad series is not as well known as some others it is worthy of consideration because of price, durability and cooling capacity.

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11/29/2022

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I ordered the CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR5 5600 (PC5 44800) Intel XMP 3.0 Desktop Memory on 08/10/2022 through Newegg. Product webpage on Newegg states product ships from US but tracking info provided shows coming from China. I suppose if and when it reaches the US it will be shipped by someone in the US. Seller informed me there was some problem with shipping and changed tracking number but did not indicate who the shipper is so I cannot track the item delivery progress. Then I am told that I should have received it but again no shipper named nor tracking information provided. Newegg seller page gives seller 100% rating but below that states that there are no reviews so how can a seller have a perfect sales review with no reviews. I have requested to cancel the order as I need the memory for a build. Been 9 days and this delays the build for my customer. I ordered from Corsair direct yesterday and it will be delivered tomorrow.

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Good transfer speed and dependable memory

Good memory, though I believe it to be overpriced. I have the same memory in a couple of other builds and the memory transfer is dependable and fast. Sometimes you end up paying more for something that tends to holds up better than the competition so that makes it worth the price.

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