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SYBA GamesterGear PC200 PC Wired Gaming Headset with Detachable Mic
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Not bad but not great 03/03/2014

This review is from: SYBA GamesterGear PC200 PC Wired Gaming Headset with Detachable Mic

Pros: Sturdy construction
Long braided cable
Detachable Mic
Good Bass

Cons: Very tinny sound
Mic is overly sensitive

Other Thoughts: For the price point it one shouldn't expect superior sound quality. The soundstage is good, and it is great for games or movies in 5.1, but for music it is far too tinny in sound, even causing distortion in high notes.

The mic is so sensitive that it picks up breathing. Position doesn't seem to matter. I have to ride my mute button when using this in multiplayer games.

The headset is comfortable for long periods of time so long as you don't have big ears.

My roommate kept using mine and liked them better than her Panasonics, so much that she just ordered herself a pair.

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Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-BL Black Aluminum / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Small Form Factor (mITX)
Accepts full ATX Power Supply
6 Drive Bays
Silent
Filters on Intakes
Well Constructed

Cons: Tight fit for some ATX Power Supplies (must be less than 160mm long, and preferably modular).

Vertical HDD Trays secured too tightly with overly torqued soft-head screws

Other Thoughts: I love this case in so many ways. Good ventilation, good airflow, plenty of room for an mITX case, silent fans, solid construction, and looks sexy (in a minimalistic way).

About the size of a Subwoofer.

Plenty enough clearance over the motherboard for most after-market Coolers.

When other comments mentioned the problem with the screws holding the vertical HDD Trays, they weren't kidding or being melodramatic. You simply *MUST* use a Power Drill with Screwdriver attachment to remove them! Once removed, since they will probably be stripped in the attempt, replace them and save yourself future headaches.

Other than that, there are no other complaints...

Corsair CX430 Power Supply fit perfectly, even though it isn't modular, and it also has the 4-pin Molex connectors to attach to Variable Fan Controller. I highly recommend it with this case if you aren't adding a PCIe Video Card.

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ASRock E3C226D2I Mini ITX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 Intel C226 DDR3 1600/1333
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: mITX Form Factor with ECC RAM support, 6 SATA-6.0Gbps
Dual Intel Gigabit LAN with Link Aggregation
IPMI/iKVM
Serial Controller if you need it. Even supports Chassis Intrusion Detection.
Internal Vertical USB 3.0 Port for bootable USB Drive mounted on the motherboard.

Cons: First board came DOA, wouldn't POST. Confirmed compatibility of CPU & Unbuffered ECC RAM with manufacturer Tech Support. While following troubleshooting steps with their Tech Support it shorted out the attached Power Supply. :( Will RMA for same item.

Other Thoughts: Overall, this is seems to be an amazing motherboard for a small-form factor server such as a SMB/SOHO NAS or even a Whitebox VM.

It is the *ONLY* mITX motherboard with both ECC RAM support (needed for ZFS-Raid) and 6 SATA-6.0Gbs connectors.

It is now $60 cheaper than last week, which makes it an even better deal.

Despite it being DOA, I'm optimistic that this was a rare fluke. It is a solid and well constructed board that comes very securely packaged. Even ASRock Technical Support was prompt to contact me via email. I'm willing to give it another go and will update my review and overall rating after I receive a working board.

(Note: my friend ordered the same board from a different vendor and loves his and has had zero problems.)

It includes a back-mount bracket for CPU Cooler (Intel Stock Coolers won't need it), and 4 SATA Connectors (2 standard and 2 right-angled).

Along with this motherboard, my FreeNAS Server that I'm building includes:

Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case
Intel Pentium G3220 Haswell 3.0GHz LGA 1150 54W Dual-Core Processor
2x Kingston 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 1333 ECC Unbuffered Server Memory (Note: the G3200 CPU does not support 1600 Memory even though the Motherboard does)
Corsair CX430 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply
6x Seagate NAS HDD ST4000VN000 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s (running in ZFS Raid-Z2 for 14.6TB of usable storage)

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Date Joined: 10/09/05

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  • First Review: 12/10/07
  • Last Review: 03/03/14
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