Showing Results: Most Recent
This review is from: MSI A58M-E33 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A58 (Bolton D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: This motherboard 'fills the bill' for a budget build. It has plenty of SATA ports, has an easy to work with BIOS and a simple to use OC Genie. It has a VGA and a HDMI port, which I found nice. A lot of boards in this price range and size, only have a VGA port. It also has a great little hardware monitor that's very easy to find your way around in.
Cons: This board had enough USB ports for my use, but, it would be nice if MSI would add a couple more. It could also use a couple more system fan headers. But, not really a major Con in my book!
Other Thoughts: Don't be afraid to spend your hard earned dollars on this board. You won't regret it...especially if your dollars are limited!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ARRIS SurfBoard SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
Pros: So far this modem has worked great. I'm on Time-Warner, and they decided a couple of months back, to jack up the price of their modem I was leasing. After doing the math, it only made sense to BUY one! It will pay for itself within a year and it was one that Time Warner had on their list of compatible modems if you wanted to purchase your own, so you need to be sure and check your cable company's website for that!. I'm using an older NetGear router, but plan to upgrade that also, but both are working great together. As of yet, this router has not dropped a connection, (knock on wood), but, if it were going to drop connection, I'm sure it would have done so by now. You will have to contact your cable provider to get it activated. That's always fun...I always seem to get the "not so bright" tech! It's compact in size too. I really liked that.
Cons: Some WiFi devices are not compatible with Docsis 3, which this modem is.
Other Thoughts: Buy this modem on sale if you can. But it's a good preforming little modem at any price and it delivers.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill RDCR-11003 - 3.5" 74-in-1 Internal Card Reader with USB 3.0 Port
Pros: Well...it plugs in and the little blue light comes on!
Cons: Poorly made item. This was the second one purchased because the little pins in the card slots bent on the first one. Okay...maybe it was just me. Nope! The next one did the same thing. No matter how careful you are...the pins in the card slots are easily damaged.
Other Thoughts: Don't know how much more careful I could have been inserting cards into this thing. Maybe the skills of a surgeon would be helpful. No more Rosewill purchases. I seem to ALWAYS have issues with their items.READ FULL REVIEW