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SILVERSTONE FHP-141 140mm (120mm mounting holes) Case Fan
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Have been going strong for a solid 3 years. 12/31/2016

This review is from: SILVERSTONE FHP-141 140mm (120mm mounting holes) Case Fan

Pros: The quality built into these fans is evident from the second you pull them out of the box, Finally a fan that comes with quality wiring and quality 3/4 pin adapters. Oh, and they will blow the dust out of your case and be sure to use a fine filter for the intakes, I am cleaning dust bunnies out off the filter every few days.

Cons: Very awkward to install as the fan needs a 140mm hole but will only mount to 120 mm configuration. Seems at first to be no big deal but it is. Even the 120 - 140 mm shrouds don't work because it won't attach to the 140 mm side.....frustrating.

Other Thoughts: Apparently Silverstone is now selling these with little ears that allow attachment to 140 mm slots, but I haven't been able to find them separately. Boo on you Silverstone.

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Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe 116dB SNR Gaming Sound Card with 600ohm Headphone Amp and Beamforming Microphone
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Nice to look at.
Pretty gold connector jacks.
Great marketing team.
Pushes extremely loud and decently clean sound out to headphones and speakers.

Cons: Yes, that red light is obnoxiously bright.
Loud popping through outputs when powering on/off PC.
The control panel is extremely awkward.
Only one audio stream in, only one out at a time (but we should know that from the description).
Latency on the microphone is horrific and unpredictable.

Other Thoughts: I bought this card because Win 10 wouldn't let me run all the sound software that came with my MB and I figured it seems to be modern and very popular but now I realize it's popularity is probably ONLY due to their marketing. I am giving it 3 stars because it does put out nice clean and loud sound but only slightly better than my onboard. It has no environmental or spacial effects like it implies, just simple output to the rear channels. It does handle ghosting you a center speaker if you don't have one but so did onboard.

This is my beef: If you use any of the effects for the microphone like Noise Reduction or Echo Cancellation, it creates latency so bad it's almost a full second at times. But then sometimes you click around the settings on and off then it's less, sometimes it's even tolerable but it shouldn't be all over the place. It's difficult to record or have a conversation (VOIP) with headphones on and you can't hear your own voice, especially if you are gaming. Like I said though if you disable the Noise Reduction and the other processing the latency is gone, BUT the noise you get from the microphone is STUPID loud, like you are in a hurricane.

Another problem is that voice recognition software can barely make out what you are saying and using Cortana went from flawless with my onboard sound to completely unreliable with this SoundBlaster Z. Maybe (I hope) it gets solved with some better drivers.

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Wacom KP701E2 Art Pen
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Great Idea - Bad Execution 08/29/2014

This review is from: Wacom KP701E2 Art Pen

Pros: Does what it says, and very well. It's also very comfortable.

Cons: Horrible build quality. The eraser cap rattles and shakes like crazy and is very audible, sounds like the pen is coming apart. The rubber grip wears out and becomes extremely slippery and tears easily if you're not careful when cleaning it.

Other Thoughts: I tried to find a replacement rubber grip for this pen but wacom doesn't sell them, nor do they sell replacement bullet shaped felt tips which in my opinion are the most useful. I had to super glue my rubber grip back together and wrap it with textured tape to restore some 'grip'. For $100 pen the quality is an embarrassment.

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Display Name: Matthew e.

Date Joined: 07/18/11

  • Reviews: 10
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  • First Review: 12/30/11
  • Last Review: 12/31/16
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