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This review is from: Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit
Pros: Nice selections of tools, good number of attachment bits for the driver. I like how how this company approaches how the bit is secured to the racket driver (magnetic) vs a mtal ball holding it in. My last kit was like that & it finally popped out & got lost, hence why I bought a new kit.
Parts box is nice, even gives you a few parts to get started, plus empty compartments for other parts.
Wire cutter & pliers are a nice touch, my last large kit, I had to add those. The racket driver allows reversing the direction, so you can set it to tighen or loosen (like a socket wrench) or a middle position that locks it, so you have to turn the handle like a normal screwdriver.
The dual-ended screwdriver with pcket clip is a nice touch. Handy when you just need a screwdriver, don't need to pull out the whole kit at the client site.
Other Thoughts: I wanted a kit without the soldering iron, since I never used it for working on PC's. As a rule, I don't use the anti-static strap, I just ground myself by first touching metal on the computer case. I never understand why they give you Allen wenches, when torque wrenches (hollow middle) would be much more helpful.
I'm a computer tech., been in IT for 20+ years in different positions. I use this kit for opening computer cases, replacing hard-drives, optical drives, power supplies, fans, etc..
If you're going to work on different makes & models of computers, a tool kit like this is handy, as the cases vary. A lot of newer cases are screwless, but I still run into some that have screws, or older equipment. Plus, even with screwless, if you had to remove the motherboard, there maybe some screws involved. Then if you work on laptops or netbooks, etc., there are plenty of small screws & connectors.
This review is from: ESET Family Security Pack - 5 PCs
Pros: 5 licenses in one package & you can decide which ESET product you put on which computer. I bought this two months ao, but waited until my current ESET AV expired, before uninstalling it & installing this new one. I only had NOD32 before, this deal includes that & the security product, which I installed on my laptop. So far, it's been working good.
I like EST because it's a low overhead AV program, unlike some AV's that dog the computer down. I like when I insert a USB drive, it gives me the option to scan it or not.
The best thing is that this being version 5, is that when I installed it, it downloaded & installed version 6! I wasn't expecting that, the product page shows that now. My last EST product NOD32 v4, didn't auto-upgrade to v5. So this is a real nice deal.
I still need to install it on my Android smartphone, rom what I understand, I have to download it from the EST page, not Google Play (marketplace).
Cons: None.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Overall, it's a pretty good card. Though, I ran Team Fortress 2 (TF2) & a couple of other games (Left 4 Dead 2, Alan Wake, Minecraft) & was disappointed not to see them run faster. TF2 I know what it was like on the old ATI 256MB card on Vista 32-bit, so I though a 1GB card on Win 7 32-bit would rock!
Alan Wake is a new game I bought & with all the fog, the game crawls. Minecraft was sluggish at first, worst than the old card, but then it improved & has been running great.
I put this in an old box, a Dell OptiPlex E521, CPU, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+, 2.60 GHz. I've upgraded the RAM to 4 GB, Win 7 Pro 32-bit only sees 3 GB & added a 1TB drive (HGST Deskstar 7K1000.C 0F10383 1TB 7200 SATA 3.0Gb/s).
RAM upgrade: Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AA667 (bought 2 kits).
I'm assuming my CPU is holding it back. Granted this isn't some fancy $300 video card, but it's better than I had. I'm holding off buying Bioshock Infinite, as I'm wondering if my system will run it in a playable state. Upgraded this old PC, I couldn't afford buying a new one.
Cons: Gave a 4 rating due to not running my games faster. I'm not sure if it's the video card or my CPU or something else. I do have a Samsung 24" SyncMaster T240HD monitor\HDTV, but I would think if mt old ATI 256MB card could drive that monitor, a 1GB card shouldn't have an issue.
Other Thoughts: For the sale price, it was a good deal. Got it for $54.99 in Nov. 2012.READ FULL REVIEW