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Jeffrey G.

Jeffrey G.

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Most Favorable Review

Lucifer V2 UPDATE

DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer V2-CPU Cooler 140mm PWM Rubber Fan Twin-tower Metal Mounting Kit Fanless Option Support LGA 2066 / AM4
DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer V2-CPU Cooler 140mm PWM Rubber Fan Twin-tower Metal Mounting Kit Fanless Option Support LGA 2066 / AM4

Pros: Easy instal. Great PWM control. Excellent Value compared to liquid cooling. Fanless it will cool most any non-overclocked CPU all day. (My i5 4670k barely got above 35c idle not overclocked with this cooler in fanless mode.) Using the ASUS Z87 Ai Suite I am able to slow the fan down to 300 RPM and make it completely silent under normal usage.

Cons: Tricky install if you don't follow these steps.

Overall Review: Before you start, assemble the mounting hardware for your particular socket aligning the correct slots in the mounting brackets for your CPU (be aware of the three bolt pattern on the back plate of the 1150 MB-keep mounting brackets vertical) and tighten it all up -checking that the longer end of the cooler (the one with the long slender key way) will face towards the back of the case. Then, detach only the base plate and insulation pillars. Place the back plate with bolts through the mounting holes on your MB being sure to align it with the three holes on the base plate to assure you get it right. Then, hold the base plate while placing two insulation pillars for one side and attach that mounting bracket loosely with nuts. Then do the other side. Then hand-tighten them all down. Now take off the retention plate. Apply thermal paste (arctic silver 5 or your favorite) Make sure to remove sticker from heat sink base NOW! Now insert the retention plate into the cooler and lower it onto the mounting brackets. They should line up perfectly. Begin with a long screwdriver and attach the mounting bracket to the rear (down through the key way groove) until it catches for a few threads, then screw in the mounting bracket closest to the memory. Tighten them both until they are snug and won't turn without force. Mount the fan on either side, being sure to utilize the extra fan cable efficiently, and also making sure the fan does not either hang too high or too low for your system, and then plug it into your CPU fan header. Done. If you are confident of space, you can mount the fan before installation and save some pinched fingers. It's that simple. This thing really does compete with closed loop water cooling so enjoy! Running fanless will increase temps on hard working systems. Beware: only go fanless if you are planning to NOT overclock. My temps jumped up over 100c when overclocking fanless...

Most Critical Review

Central = Superb Home Media Hub

Seagate Central STCG2000100 2TB Cloud Storage System
Seagate Central STCG2000100 2TB Cloud Storage System

Pros: Installed easily. Streams everything I put on it (Movies & TV Shows) to my android phone (Verizon Galaxy S3) flawlessly! That is something I have been looking for for years. Backups work well, as expected. Internet connectivity also works great. I've connected to it from work several times and it is always there and accessible. Transfer speeds on LAN are very good: a 2TB video goes through in less than a minute on a GB Ethernet connection. It has great ventilation! Every external drive I've ever seen is like a little oven box with maybe one side vented... This thing has mesh with dust screen on the entire top and bottom and stays nice and cool so it will also be easy to vacuum clean when dust builds up. Awesome design.

Cons: PS3 can not see the media. It sees the drive and folders but does not see the media. Maybe if I do some research I will find a solution but for now as a PS3 media server it doesn't work. My Roku finds some of the videos but not all of them and that is a Roku defect (one of the many.) Everything that does stream through Roku looks and sounds great though. Transfer of data / streaming over the internet is abysmal. Nothing I have tried will stream over internet and requires download which seems to take about about a minute per megabyte, sometimes much longer, sometimes less. Terrible for roaming access to your media library. A 1.2GB movie took almost three hours to download to my phone from a wi-fi connection at my office which has N (which my phone used) wi-fi and has a 30MBps connection. It is definitely the Seagate...

Overall Review: For PS3 just use PMS and a different hard drive/ NAS/ whatever. That works. This doesn't. The Roku does stream all of the videos it finds beautifully though so the Seagate Central is working great in that regard, but for some reason the files I shared with my Roku through the PC just work whereas some files on this drive don't even get recognized... Not exactly a seamless user experience, but the best is saved for last: This thing paired with my Galaxy S3 via the Seagate app and streams every video on it regardless! That is a life saver when the kids go to bed and I need to hit the back porch to toast a stogie and catch up on whatever I'm watching! Bottom line: This is another failed attempt at what everyone wants to call "Cloud Storage." This thing isn't even close to what Google Drive or Drop Box can do when it comes to actually sharing data over the internet. It is very nice to be able to see and download your own files, but this is not going to turn your home computer into your own personal Netflix. It just doesn't do that.

Sketchy Shipping Updates, But They Came Through!

AC1200 USB Wifi Adapter, 1200Mbps USB 3.0 Wifi Dongle 802.11 ac Wireless Network Adapter with Dual Band 2.4GHz/300Mbps + 5GHz/866Mbps 5dBi High Gain Antenna for Desktop Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 Mac
AC1200 USB Wifi Adapter, 1200Mbps USB 3.0 Wifi Dongle 802.11 ac Wireless Network Adapter with Dual Band 2.4GHz/300Mbps + 5GHz/866Mbps 5dBi High Gain Antenna for Desktop Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 Mac

Pros: Fast ac speeds. Easily adjustable external antenna. Quick instantaneous install in Win10 x64.

Cons: No real cons to the device.

Overall Review: I had a minor miscommunication with the shipper in that I ordered the item late at night (after midnight) and paid extra for 2-day shipping, as my wi-fi adapter just died. I contacted them on the second business day as I had no tracking info yet and never got any until the day it arrived, but it did arrive early on the third so I could not really complain. Overall very happy!

Brother Toner

Brother TN760 High Yield Toner Cartridge - Black
Brother TN760 High Yield Toner Cartridge - Black

Pros: It worked

Cons: None

Overall Review: It worked...

Slower than molasses

Acer Desktop Computer Aspire X XC-885-UR11 Intel Core i3 8th Gen 8100 (3.60GHz) 4GB DDR4 1TB HDD Intel UHD Graphics 630 Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
Acer Desktop Computer Aspire X XC-885-UR11 Intel Core i3 8th Gen 8100 (3.60GHz) 4GB DDR4 1TB HDD Intel UHD Graphics 630 Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

Pros: Very small form factor.

Cons: Very slow performance in even the most basic of tasks. Even web browsers take 20-30 seconds to open, and programs like Office take even longer. It is a miserable experience to use this PC.

Overall Review: Got this PC for a conference room planning to just display power point and do skype meetings. It is running 4k, just barely. Every click takes 5-10 seconds to register and it gets slower and slower over time. I want to upgrade the processor and add more RAM and a basic graphics card, but that may just be a waste of time. The 1TB HDD that came with it isn't even initialized and is not recognized by Windoze out of the box....

Super thin and light, yet powerful

ASUS VivoBook Intel Core i7-8550U 512 GB SSD 8 GB DDR4 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 Graphics 15.6" NanoEdge Full HD FP S510UN-NH77 ONLY @ NEWEGG Thin and Portable Laptop.
ASUS VivoBook Intel Core i7-8550U 512 GB SSD 8 GB DDR4 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 Graphics 15.6" NanoEdge Full HD FP S510UN-NH77 ONLY @ NEWEGG Thin and Portable Laptop.

Pros: Received this as an EggXpert review item -was expecting a different laptop but this is what showed up. First time that has happened but I'm not complaining! 8th Gen i7 opens and runs programs and browser windows super fast, and crushes cinebench. Very thin and very light. The finger print reader built into the touch pad works very well and can be programmed for multiple fingers. The touch pad itself is very responsive and works as good as any Windoze laptop I have used. The 512GB SSD is perfect for lots of programs and basic storage and 8GB of RAM is the sweet spot for most computing. but If you need more, there is an empty 2.5" SATA drive bay as well as an empty RAM slot that will allow doubling the RAM. Also, very easy to take the back off and get to the innards. Backlit keyboard is very clear and works well with three levels of brightness and as well as off. The screen is beautiful and easily viewable within about a 60-degree arc so it is easy to share content with others without being cheek to cheek.

Cons: Graphics are a little slow for games, and graphics benchmarks are pretty sad. The keyboard is a little bit flexible compared to other laptops but it types well and has a good feel IMO. The lack of a dedicated number pad is the only thing that keeps this from being a great work computer, and the overall layout of the keys is somewhat cramped.

Overall Review: Even though this laptop lags in gaming benchmarks it is more than powerful enough to push HD content all day long and streams and plays digital HD media without any hiccups at all. I bought a lenovo gaming laptop (from Newegg) a few years ago that has an i5 and GTX 860m. That computer weighs 3 times as much, runs way slower, and is about 1/2" thicker and a good inch wider and taller. The one way that laptop still beats this unit is in games, but this ASUS is far superior as a daily driver. Also, the screen on the ASUS beats the TN screen that came with that supposed "gaming" lenovo. I actually did the research and learned how to replace a laptop screen just so I could upgrade that laptop to an IPS panel... It drove me nuts. Not intentionally bashing lenovo, but for the same money four years later I would choose this over that all day long. If you want to game, spend real money on a true gaming laptop from ASUS or MSI. They keyboard would have benefited from another row of keys to eliminate all of the FN presses but that would have jacked up the price and I am used to it after a couple of weeks already so I am very happy with that compromise.

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On time an d as advertised!

Both of these external enclosures transfer files at the maximum the SSDs are capable of over USB-3 and USB-C. Very pleased!

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12/23/2020

4GB DDR4 Memory stick

Arrived on time and worked as advertised.

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3 Gigabyte SSDs arrived on time and worked perfectly

Worked for me.

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