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Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms  1920x1080 WideScreen LCD monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Great monitor at this price point 01/05/2011

This review is from: Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080 WideScreen LCD monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1

Pros: Amazing price. great color, good contrast, no ghosting in games.

Cons: For my applications NONE

Other Thoughts: What a great price for a 23” monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution. No it’s not LED backlit but then neither was my old Samsung 19”.

I’m one of those people that believes “if something sounds too good to be true it usually is”, so I was somewhat concerned that this monitor might not be a good buy. I took a chance on it based on the reviews here, the majority of which were very good.

Perhaps I’m not as picky as some people might be when it comes to monitors.
I’m not doing CAD or graphic design work, only gaming, web surfing, and light MS Office use. For those things I must say that I am extremely pleased with this purchase.

The monitor arrived quickly as I have all my purchases shipped to my work address which is very close to New Egg’s warehouse. It arrived in the Monitor box and not in a shipping carton, but as this was something other reviews mentioned I wasn’t surprised. Despite the lack of an over pack box and IN SPITE of how I know UPS handles packages, the Monitor arriv

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Rosewill RCX-Z775-SL 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Intel stock heat sink retention method? 09/30/2010

This review is from: Rosewill RCX-Z775-SL 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: Cools well on non over clocked Q6600
Low price point

Cons: The standard heat sink installation method adopted by Intel (and this cooler) is a travesty and a joke.

Hard enough to get the pins to engage and hold on a stock Intel cooler where you have easy access to the plungers, this cooler is worse.

The pins are covered by either the fan or the fins of the heat sink making it even harder to engage the pins

Eventually I got this heat sink attached but it left me with a very uneasy feeling. Even with the pins engaged I feel it won’t take much to knock it loose. And if only one of the pins comes loose you wouldn’t notice until your system started to heat up.

Overall I simply feel this retention method is a total failure and in future I will always use a system that includes a backing plate and screws.

Other Thoughts: Apart from the joke of a retention method, this heat sink appears to be working well and keeping a Q6600 CPU at around 32 c at idle. I’m just not confident the thing will stay put.

You get what you pay for I guess but my suggestion is to look for a cooler that using a backing plate and screws. I know that means you will need to remove the motherboard to install the cooler but isn’t it worth the peach of mind you don’t get with the stock retention method?

Again I have no knock on the cooling properties of this product, or the price I simply would not recommend it for the reasons previously stated. Then again I wouldn’t recommend ANY cooler with this retention method.

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steelseries World of Warcraft MMO 15 Buttons USB Wired 3200 dpi Gaming Mouse
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Great for the first few months of ownership. 09/16/2010

This review is from: steelseries World of Warcraft MMO 15 Buttons USB Wired 3200 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: Cool looking, WoW related software for mouse programming, perfect for a WoW player like me. Nice DPS

Cons: Finish did not last. Mouse because unstable and eventually I stopped using it.

Other Thoughts: Have owned this mouse for 6 months. It was an impulse buy when I was at Best Buy one day. When I first set this up it was GREAT. It took a bit of time to get used to the feel of the mouse but after using it a while I enjoyed the overall feel of it.

Unfortunately the quality is sub standard and as others have mentioned the finish, which looks like brushed aluminum, started to wear off revealing the smooth plastic underneath. Extremely UGLY but not the worst of the issues I encountered.

Starting after about 4 months after I installed the mouse I started having problems. It would work fine for a while but at random times it would simply stop responding or respond very poorly. Move the mouse and the cursor would barley budge.

This happened more and more frequently until one night while raiding I ripped this mouse out and replaced it with my old Logitec 510. Haven’t had a single problem since switching back to my old mouse.

This Mouse is great for a while but in the long ru

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Matthew D.'s Profile

Display Name: Matthew D.

Date Joined: 06/08/02

  • Reviews: 24
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  • First Review: 07/31/02
  • Last Review: 01/05/11
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