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Dirk V.

Dirk V.

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LG Electronics 14X SATA Blu-ray Internal Rewriter without Software, Black Model WH14NS40 - OEM
LG Electronics 14X SATA Blu-ray Internal Rewriter without Software, Black Model WH14NS40 - OEM

Pros: I have 4 of these in different machines. I haven't had any issues they work great for loading software, playing blu-ray's (need to purchase software to watch movies), burning, and keeping my 5.25" slot full. Speed is good. Would recommend.

Cons: Blue light is bright if you use in a Media machine that is in font of you when watching movies it can be distracting. A little tape fixed the issue.

Overall Review: None.

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C32 Compatible But....

Supermicro SNK-P0048AP4 CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink for Socket LGA 2011
Supermicro SNK-P0048AP4 CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink for Socket LGA 2011

Pros: Good fans. Move a lot of air. Maybe a little noisy but they are for a server...

Cons: I had to knock down the eggs as it is advertised as C32 Socket compatible (which it is). In order to make it work you have to order the mounting bracket separately (Part # BKT-0048L-C32). NewEgg doesn't carry this part last I checked so I had to search online for it.

Overall Review: I'm glad I was able to make it work but a little upset it added 3 days to get the bracket in that was needed. Hopefully this helps a future purchaser save some time and headache.

Nice M.2 SSD, huge heat sink

Corsair MP600 PRO XT M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 4.0 x4 NVMe 1.4 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F1000GBMP600PXT
Corsair MP600 PRO XT M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 4.0 x4 NVMe 1.4 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F1000GBMP600PXT

Pros: The Corsair MP600 Pro XT M.2 2280 1TB SSD comes in a simple box and is well protected. I've attached the benchmark stats based on 3DMark running on a ASUS Prime System board and an Intel core i9-10900X processor. This disk was installed on one of the onboard direct M.2 slots when tested. The Corsair MP600 Pro scored a 2789 under the 3DMark benchmark. Below are the other two SSD's I have in my system for comparison. Samsung SSD 860 Evo 1TB scored 1085 Intel SSDPEKNW010T9 1TB scored 2290.

Cons: This may be a con for users installing in a confined space. The heat sink on this Corsair MP600 is considerable at around 1/2" tall. I know quite a few devices this simply would not fit inside of. I don't think its worth docking an egg for. The heat sink will do a great job at dissipating heat if that is your goal. At least your going in with your eyes open rather than being surprised by it.

Overall Review: Overall I think this is a great M.2 SSD and I would recommend it for users who have space to install it.

Nice kit if you want to fix it first. Instructions lacking.

PHORCYS EVO CD240, a full Water Cooling Kit, including  copper water block, 65mm copper 240 radiator, D5 level pump, is a top premium quality water cooling total solution for gaming PC and enthusiasm
PHORCYS EVO CD240, a full Water Cooling Kit, including copper water block, 65mm copper 240 radiator, D5 level pump, is a top premium quality water cooling total solution for gaming PC and enthusiasm

Pros: Includes everything needed to build a custom loop, good value for the money, RGB is killer, fans and pump are very sufficient.

Cons: Only includes instructions for water block, reservoir needed a tube glued back inside, could use a couple extra 45 degree fittings.

Overall Review: First off I’d like to start off by saying that I have almost zero experience with liquid cooling aside from an AiO cooler I installed on my FX-8320e. This kit was a bit more of a challenge, but despite the lack of instructions I was able to piece everything together with minimal heartbreak. The final product turned out more spectacular than I had imagined and the versatility of the RGB is impressive to say the least. I do like the fact that it uses a remote to control the color of the LEDs. It does supposedly support motherboard RGB but after reading a few other’s attempts with Aura I decided against attaching it to my Hue+ controller. The fittings included in the kit have double O-rings and a very aggressive grip that contributed to a couple finger blisters. In my opinion it just made the final product that much more worth it. The PETG tubing was very easy to cut with a tubing cutter and a small slice with a utility knife ensured a smooth edge. I did have to heat up and bend the tube that came from the water block to the radiator, I was able to get a couple of smooth 45 degree curves without any issues. It would have been easier to use a proper tubing bender and a silicone insert to prevent the tube from kinking but for gradual bends a person could get away without using those. The reservoir had a loose tube inside when I received the unit, the glue holding it together evidently did not survive shipping. I removed “Warranty void if removed” label and reapplied some tougher epoxy to the tube, it’s been holding strong for four days without any issues or leaks. I’m not sure how much fluid the pump moves per hour but it drank about 8 oz. of fluid in less than two seconds. Despite that the pump is very quiet, almost inaudible. The radiator is thicker than any PC radiator I’ve ever seen, this seems to really help with CPU temps. The Arctic Freezer Xtreme V2 air cooler I had prior kept the CPU around 55c at idle and above 70c under artificial load. This is the temperature where the CPU starts to throttle, I stopped the stress test when the CPU dropped to 84% utilization after five minutes. The CPU temps dropped immensely under the liquid cooling, sitting roughly 23c at idle and 45c under artificial load. I was able to achieve a stable 4.20 GHz overclock with 55c at the highest. I ran this test for about an hour to see if it would get any higher but it sat steady. The fans are still relatively quiet under full power, they seem to move a decent amount of air. Very comparable to my 120mm NZXT case fans. In conclusion, despite a few hiccups and a lack of general instructions I have to say that this is a great kit, especially for the money. It includes everything necessary to build a full custom loop and gives the end user plenty room for upgrade-ability down the road for a GPU or three. If I were to buy each component separately it would be almost double the cost of this kit. 3/5, I’d rate a perfect score if it came with proper instructions and a pump that didn’t require voiding a warranty to use.

Nice case. Would recommend, just remember to order more fans if you need them.

Montech Air 900 ARGB ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case/ High-Airflow, ARGB Lighting Strip, Sync With Motherboard, Dust- Proof, Unique Mesh Side Panel/ EATX, ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX/ Black,White
Montech Air 900 ARGB ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case/ High-Airflow, ARGB Lighting Strip, Sync With Motherboard, Dust- Proof, Unique Mesh Side Panel/ EATX, ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX/ Black,White

Pros: Awesome air flow, nearly the entire front of the case is mesh. Not a whisker of over heating during a heavier load. Magnetic filters is a great idea, easy to pull off and clean and even easier to get back on. Looks in general are awesome. The glass side window is a good look on any case, and is nice to have on a cheaper one such as this. I also am a bog fan of shrouds to hide cables.

Cons: Only one front fan pre-installed. When you want to just build and go, waiting on more fans to arrive is annoying. The bottom dust filter will be difficult to get off without having to flip the case over or getting help from someone else, a pull tab or something along those lines would be a nice addition to remedy that.

Overall Review: This case is a solid 4 stars to me. The price points allow you to reinvest saved money in some extra parts (especially more fans, since you'll need them in the front panel), and it looks great. I'm not a huge RGB person, so a case that won't blind me at 2am is great. I'm curious to see if the full mesh front eventually has drawbacks though. The dust cover will surely help, but with the entire front panel being mesh it has the potential to get very dusty very quickly.

Good NAS drive for the money.

Seagate IronWolf 4TB NAS Hard Drive 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s CMR 3.5" Internal HDD for RAID Network Attached Storage ST4000VN008
Seagate IronWolf 4TB NAS Hard Drive 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s CMR 3.5" Internal HDD for RAID Network Attached Storage ST4000VN008

Pros: This is a bare drive Seagate IronWolf 4TB NAS hard drive. No accessories arrive with the drive. Although you can use this disk as an internal drive in your desktop it is designed to be installed in a NAS and can be powered 24/7. My environment is quite noisy so all I can say is this drive isn't any louder than the other disks I have installed in my system. This drives functioned as it should through my testing which included filling the drive to capacity with large and small files, reading from and deleting multiple times. See other thoughts for experienced read/write speeds. Keep in mind this is intended to be installed in a NAS. If you are looking for a local drive with lots of speed this isn't the model for you.

Cons: None to be reported. Will report back if I later have an issue with this disk.

Overall Review: I would personally look at the larger capacity disks. They are not that much more and in my world I would rather have too much storage than not enough. To protect yourself with these larger volumes I highly recommend mirroring or utilizing a trusted backup solution. No disk is perfect and they will all eventually fail. Transfer speeds tested with a local SSD going to and from the Seagate NAS disk. Write (local disk to local disk small files) – 40 MB/s Write (local disk to local disk large files) – 180 MB/s Read (local disk to local disk small files) – 25 MB/s Read (local disk to local disk large files) – 170 MB/s The disk comes with a 3 yr warranty

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Worst experience Ever.

Product never arrived after multiple ETA's. Somehow ended up in the wrong city and signed by someone not even related to our business.

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Fuser fell apart in printer after 10 sheets (parts fell out when the fuser was removed after a terrible grinding noise). When trying to RMA seller sent the following response (the XXXXX's were added to block my information. Now I am on a 3-7 day wait for NewEgg to investigate. ----- From: <Your Source Global> To: <xxxxxxx> ----- <div style="font-family:Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size:13px;"> Hi C7daed94bdf364c2b9ba97121d1c2fe30@marketplace.newegg.com, I am sorry you are having problems with your item(s). Please submit an RMA through our RMA system at the website link below. ***URL is Removed*** If this is your first RMA you have to open a new account to submit an RMA. Do not send anything back until your RMA is approved. If you do not see your Product code when submitting your RMA use &quot;other&quot; Thanks, USA Printer Company Staff ---- Ticket ID : xxxx URL : ***URL is Removed***

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Good seller

Had a DOA printer arrive (not the sellers fault). They were quick to respond and arrange RMA. I would deal with this seller again.

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