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Jonathan E.

Jonathan E.

Joined on 08/04/04

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Most Favorable Review

Easy upgrade from the RR2300

HighPoint RocketRAID 2320 PCI-Express x4 SATA II (3.0Gb/s) RAID Controller Card
HighPoint RocketRAID 2320 PCI-Express x4 SATA II (3.0Gb/s) RAID Controller Card

Pros: Upgraded from a RocketRAID 2300 with 4 1TB drives. Moved the 4 drives over to this card and had no problem with the old array being found. Added 2 more drives, did some ORCE and brought my RAID-5 up to 5tb and still have room for 2 more. Speeds are ridiculous - exactly what you would expect out of a RAID array. I can easily cap out a Gig-E network before I cap out my disk reads. Easy installation with Windows Server 2008 Standard.

Cons: The software leaves a bit to be desired. I use the web-based UI since it runs in a headless fileserver. The software has no way of sending warning and error e-mails through a SMTP server using TLS (I want to route it out my Gmail account as my ISP doesn't provide stable SMTP servers).

Overall Review: As stated above - the upgrade path from the 2300 to the 2320 was a piece of cake. I consulted HighPoint's customer support on the issue before purchasing the 2320 to make sure I could simply swap the drives off the old 4-port controller to this guy. Surprisingly enough, HighPoint's customer care responded quickly to my message. With customer support like that, I had no second thoughts about buying this controller.

Most Critical Review

It's a mouse

Linkworld LM5035-USB-c228 Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Optical 800 dpi Mouse
Linkworld LM5035-USB-c228 Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Optical 800 dpi Mouse

Pros: It's a mouse - you move it, you click. Does what it does.

Cons: It is really lightweight. For some this may be a pro, but I'm partial to mice that actually have mass. Seems like it isn't the best built thing, but that's what you get for the price.

Overall Review: Only giving it 3 eggs because of the cheap construction. Other than that, it seems to do what it needs to.

10/21/2010

Incredible monitor

SAMSUNG S29E790C Glossy Black / Metallic 29" Curved WQHD Cinema Wide HDMI LCD / LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 DCR Mega Infinity (3000:1) Built-in Speakers, High Adjustable
SAMSUNG S29E790C Glossy Black / Metallic 29" Curved WQHD Cinema Wide HDMI LCD / LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 DCR Mega Infinity (3000:1) Built-in Speakers, High Adjustable

Pros: This monitor is a fantastic upgrade. I used to have two monitors, but now only have this single one. As a developer, I often have two windows open - my IDE and a browser - on this monitor I can easily stack them side-by-side and have plenty more than enough working space for both. My productivity has definitely increased and I find that my eyes and neck are not sore after a long coding session. I cannot say how valuable the curve is, but this monitor is much easier to work with. As an added bonus - though I don't use it - it does have a standard VESA mount.

Cons: It does not take a standard line cord for power input and has a separate brick-style adapter. This makes it a little cumbersome to move, but for most people this shouldn't be an issue. Definitely not suitable for taking to LAN parties.

Overall Review: From a gaming perspective, I have mixed feelings on this monitor, namely only due to its native resolution. Not many games natively support its resolution, so the picture can be a little distorted with some games. Overall, though, this is the fault of the game developers, not Samsung, so I can't dock an egg for it.

11/30/2015

Best thermal paste on the market

MASSCOOL G751 Shin-Etsu Thermal Interface Material
MASSCOOL G751 Shin-Etsu Thermal Interface Material

Pros: You cannot beat the thermal conductivity ratings for this stuff. It outperforms pretty much everything on the market. It comes in a super-easy-to-use syringe that has about enough for one, maybe two installs. During use, this stuff doesn't cake on and solidify like most other thermal pastes do; so, removal is a breeze and doesn't require anything more than a cloth (nope, don't even need rubbing alcohol to get it off).

Cons: Pricey, but that's what you pay for raw performance.

Good value, but questionable consistency

EVERCOOL sidewinder STC-01 Cooling Grease
EVERCOOL sidewinder STC-01 Cooling Grease

Pros: Cannot beat the price. Each tube can get you through a couple CPU's, so the package can easily get you through over a dozen installs. Good thermal conductivity for the price.

Cons: Each tube I have opened has been pretty questionable on the consistency. Each one starts off very watery. I'd advise having a paper towel or something nearby to "prime" each of the tubes, otherwise you're going to squirt a pretty runny liquid all over your die.

Excellent TV and a great value

Seiki 40" 1080p 60Hz LED TV - SE40FY27
Seiki 40" 1080p 60Hz LED TV - SE40FY27

Pros: First and foremost, you can't beat the price. The bevel is ridiculously thin and the unit is incredibly lightweight. The picture out of the box needs a little tweaking, but once you get it set up right the picture quality is amazing. Has a USB port.

Cons: Speakers are a little underpowered, but it does have a SP/DIF out so you are able to hook up a home theatre system. Right out of the box the colors aren't the best.

Overall Review: Pairs beautifully with a Chromecast. The power out of the USB port is plenty more than enough to run the Chromecast - that means only one plug into the wall!

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Excellent seller! Shipped the item incredibly quick, received it after only a couple days. Got their package before I even got NewEgg's (which I thought was more-or-less impossible).

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12/14/2013

Great seller! Shipped very fast - they even beat NewEgg on the shipping and delivery!

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12/14/2013