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Tian L.

Tian L.

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4K UHD support, but wrong firmware

ASUS Black Blu-Ray Burner SATA BW-16D1HT
ASUS Black Blu-Ray Burner SATA BW-16D1HT

Pros: Once you figure it out, reads 4k UHD disks like a champ.

Cons: Came with version 3.03 firmware, which no longer support UHD disks

Overall Review: One of the best "UHD friendly" drive (go read up on MakeMKV forum). However UHD compatibility is only offered up to firmware version 3.02. Took me a couple of hours to sort out all the details; not exactly trivial as you can't just download and flash a clean 3.01/3.02 firmware (that will brick your drive permanently). But once done, ripping a 4K HRD disk is pretty straight forward and looks great streaming from my NAS.

Can't beat it for the price

Pantum P2502W 1200 x 1200 DPI Wireless / USB Monochrome Laser Printer
Pantum P2502W 1200 x 1200 DPI Wireless / USB Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: For the price it cannot be beat. Set up is very simple and works very well as a light duty home printer. Connected to 1 desktop, 1 PC laptop, 1 macbook, 1 iphone and 2 android devices and no problem at all.

Cons: Not necessarily the highest build quality.

Overall Review: Got it for $29 free shipping

Decent unit, good experience

Pioneer FH-X720BT CD Receiver with Bluetooth
Pioneer FH-X720BT CD Receiver with Bluetooth

Pros: All advertised functions works well. Blue tooth hand free is easy to set up. The customizable lighting is great.

Cons: Installation related - see other thoughts.

Overall Review: This is the first time I try to install an aftermarket stereo unit to my car. For those of you that don't already know, you need to get several other pieces on top of this to complete the installation, including: - wiring harness - crimp caps OR soldering/heat shrink tubing (I prefer soldering) - dash kit for mounting Ordered it for my 2004 Toyota Highlander. Ordered the wiring harness which works great. Dash kit however, gave me quite some headache. Initially I got the Metra 99-8300 dash kit (also from NewEgg), which is supposed to fit multiple Toyota models including mine. But the double din vertical clearance is too small to fit the head unit. And I could not return it as the shipping itself costs about as much as the dash kit. Then I got the Metra 95-8202 kit. This one is much simpler to work with, but still the unit is a few millimeters too wide. I had to sand down the kit to squeeze it in there, and it's still not a perfect fit.

MSI Z87I LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
MSI Z87I LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Relatively easy overclock, decent feature for the price.

Cons: Only 2 fan connectors, had to get an adapter to have all the case fans running.

Overall Review: Was running an i5 4678K at 4.2GHz, stock voltage no problem with 1.3 bios, but after updated to 1.4 it became unstable. Had to revert back to 1.3

Ballistix Tactical 8GB DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLT8G3D1608ET3LX0
Ballistix Tactical 8GB DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLT8G3D1608ET3LX0

Pros: Fast. XMP profile gets recognized easily. Low voltage and low profile is perfect for my itx build.

Cons: Wish I could have gotten it for $50 back then.

Overall Review: MB recognizes as DDR3-1333, but a quick bios change enabling XMP profile does the trick.

10/22/2013
GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card GV-R928XOC-3GD
GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card GV-R928XOC-3GD

Pros: Looks nice Running Total Wars Rome 2 extreme settings, paired with a 4670K averaged 43 FPS.

Cons: None I can think of at this moment. Getting no problem with all the games i threw at it.

Overall Review: Got it for 275 using the $25 off promote code, can't complain at this price.

10/21/2013