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Corsair Air Series AF120 CO-9050015-BLED 120mm Blue LED Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: They look nice, they have a blurry blue mist sort of look ("Translucent, frosted fan blades"). They're also not obnoxiously bright or distracting, but they're still the brightest LED things in my case.

Quiet enough for me.

Cons: Lack of 4 pin molex connector.

Other Thoughts: I used to buy Apevia fans but stopped as the barrings with them would become noisy after a few years use. I'll see how long these Corsair fans last, but they already seem to be better made.

I can't comment on the airflow/temps of my system, but that all depends on the case and other components anyway.

BELKIN BV112230-08-BLK 8 ft. 12 Outlets 3996J Surge Protector with Power Cord with Cable/Satellite Protection
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Plug is nice and flat (cord comes out the side of it)- good for spaces that you might have furniture up against.

Great Joule rating. I've looked and I've never personally came across many surge protectors that surpassed 4000, which is what this is rated at. The only one higher (that I could find) was the BELKIN BP112230-08 at a 4320 Joule rating.

Apparently has "Oversized Metal Oxide Varistors". Varistors are the magic behind what makes surge protectors work and they've been around since 1973. If you can find it, look up a video by EdisonTechCenter online in which Bill Morris explains it all.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: Picked up two of these and two BELKIN BP112230-08, and comparing this to the more bulky BP112230-08, this is obviously a lot slimmer- perfect for under a desk.

I wouldn't rely on ANY surge protector during a lightning storm. There are different sources of daily surges unrelated to lightning, and you will be more protected against those. It's far better to have a surge protector than not. But if you want 100% protection against a surge from a lightning strike, UNPLUG your stuff.

ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED Black 22
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I'm going to write a full review later.

Cons: Alright, I just had to let you guys know this as I was VERY close to sending it back within 10 minutes of seeing it on. THE PRESETS ARE HORRIBLE in "Color Adjust". I just spent a few minutes trying to peel off a nonexistent screen cover like what they usually place on the monitor, that's how DULL the color and brightness were. Like a dying CRT look to it. That's pretty bad if I start second guessing my purchase right out of the box.

Here's the only fix I've found: Select "1" on the monitor to bring up the menu. Go to Color Adjust, then select "User Color". Don't even get me started on the iffy sensitive buttons on the monitor and the menu being the worst I've seen, and I say this having 4 other viewsonics in my house which I love.

Other Thoughts: I had to let somehow know before they started the return process. The screen quality right now I'm more happy with. I'm going to continue tweaking it and give it a good break in period and give you guys a real review within a month.


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Date Joined: 06/21/08

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