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Daniel M.

Daniel M.

Joined on 12/21/06

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Most Favorable Review

Bought Many & Very Happy

ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Very Stable, easy to use, good price. I've used these for running windows servers 2003 & 2008 as well as for a powerfull Desktop. Overall I've purchased close to 7 of these boards and have not had 1 problem.

Cons: Asus website needs lots of help as it is often too busy, slow, or errors out. When needing to update the drivers you have to deal with this.

Most Critical Review

RUN AWAY!

EVGA GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card 02G-P3-1527-RX
EVGA GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card 02G-P3-1527-RX

Pros: price

Cons: 2 ordered both DOA. RMA 1 and same DOA. All these vid cards are posting with lines and blocks.

Overall Review: How can a manufacturer sell such junk and send me a DOA RMA replacement? I am without my 2 video cards, out my $70 plus now all the shipping I am racking up. You can bet I am calling my Credit Card Company to dispute these charges. - BTW I tried another brand Vid card in the same systems and it worked great.

Refurbished - Grade C

DELL B Grade Laptop Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3667U (2.00GHz) 8GB Memory 250 GB SSD 14.0" Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 6430U
DELL B Grade Laptop Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3667U (2.00GHz) 8GB Memory 250 GB SSD 14.0" Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 6430U

Pros: It's a great Ultrabook! I have 1 of these myself and we have another one for our techs.

Cons: They are sending out C Grade but hoping they can pass them off as B grade. We bought two of these. #1 had hinges that were definitely needing replacement as the screen would fall backwards on it's own. #2 had 2 big cracks on the screen bezel showing it was obviously a broken bezel.

Overall Review: Grade B are minor scratches and blemishes and normal signs of wear and tear. Grade C is obvious damage, heavier than normal wear and tear. These are definitely Grade C. I recommend buying excess of what you want and then parting out to make a good one and send the excess back if you really want these for a good price (just under four hundred).

11/19/2015

Worked Good For 2 weeks

NXG NX-WRW-6B 6 in. Weather Resistant Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Powered Speakers - Black
NXG NX-WRW-6B 6 in. Weather Resistant Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Powered Speakers - Black

Pros: I was very pleased with the quality of the speakers for the price i paid $50.

Cons: a low humming noise out of the box started beeping every 5 minutes or so and making strange noises would connect and disconnect constantly to my iphone 6 Even when not connected to any device it was acting strange.

Overall Review: If it works I will be extremely happy with this product. It doesn't have a stand though if you lean the wall mount back far enough it can become a tilted stand. The volume and power are in an awkward position if you have this mounted on the wall as it is behind the speakers.

WD Refurbs = Run Away

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JB 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JB 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: IDE ATA and Price was only $41

Cons: Died less than 1 year old

Overall Review: I've had a lot of WD Refurbs go bad on me. I was in a pinch and needed it for a logging server thinking it would give me at least a couple years. . . Died after 10 months.

OK Backup Software

Acronis True Image 2013
Acronis True Image 2013

Pros: Bought for a customer who needed the encrypted backup. My first choice backup software is BackupAssist but the price tag is $250. This was a quick choice only based on the product advertised encryption which was there (though difficult to find how to use).

Cons: To clunky of an interface. Made for people who don't know much about computers but don't mind graphically trying to figure out how to backup properly.

Overall Review: I think this software is designed by computer nerds who are trying to make it user friendly and for home users but they are not able to get it right.

10/27/2012