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Sceptre 40
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs It's what you'd expect for the price 02/21/2013

This review is from: Sceptre 40" Class (38.5" Diag.) 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV X408BV-FHD

Pros: Very inexpensive.

Cons: Sound is terrible. I don't like the location of the input output jacks. They are on the side near the edge and stiff cables stick out beyond the screen. This also makes it easy to break cables at their connection point.

Other Thoughts: I'm surprised at all the people giving this one and two eggs just because of the sound. Add in a $20 set of computer speakers and you've got better sound than most inexpensive tv's and it's still cheaper. If you are looking for high quality picture and sound, you're going to have to spend more money, duh. If you're looking for a decent size middle of the road TV at a great price, it's fits the bill (as long as you don't get a defective one). I gave my parents one for Christmas to upgrade from their old format tube TV and they are stoked! I'd give it 3 eggs for quality of product, but I added an egg for it being so inexpensive.

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ZOTAC AMP! ZT-50302-10M GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Sturdy outside that's easy to worth with without touching sensitive parts. The one I have that's working works great.

Cons: I bought two of these for two machines I built for my two sons. One works great, but the other one gets glitchy and freaks out as well as heating up way hotter than the working one. I didn't send in any of the warranty stuff because I'm not on top of stuff like that. I didn't do anything at first because the games my boys were playing weren't freaking out that bad, just random black pixels flashing. The game he's playing now (WoW, not super graphics intensive), is unplayable after a few minutes due to glitchy graphics. All I have to do is swap the cards in the two identical machines and the problem follows the bad card, so I know it's the card but I'm sure I can't do anything now, and wouldn't want to make one boy wait while they replace it so I'm out $300. It's partially my fault for not doing the paperwork, but if their products were more solid, I wouldn't have to. I realize this could be a fluke but from my experience, they only get 1 egg for shipping a defective product.

Other Thoughts: I suppose you take a chance with anybody and every company will have bad cards from time to time. This time, I got burned by this card.

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Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great case for beginners! 11/24/2012

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Spacious and easy to work in with all the clippy snappy parts. No sharp edges. Cable management is a breeze. Almost always on sale for $70 somewhere.

Cons: Side panels can be a pain to get back on correctly.

Other Thoughts: I've only built into two other low end Antec cases, so I don't have a lot to compare it to, but that said I LOVED this case when I got and used my first one. It was just so much easier. I've now built 4 machines with the 300R.

Particularly if you are a first time builder, I'd go with this case because I don't think you can find anything that has less screwing and hassling for the same price as this case on sale, which it almost always is.

The poster who said this case comes with one stands, then complained that the mobo was too hight after installing it... can you guys guess why? The case comes with raised metal that supports the mobo directly with no stands. The "one stand" is not actually a stand but a pin that you can place through a middle-ish hole on your mobo as you place it down, which makes it easier to get into place pushing against the jack panel in the back. You can remove it if you like or if your mobo doesn't have a hole there.

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Display Name: Grady C.

Date Joined: 09/19/11

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  • First Review: 11/24/12
  • Last Review: 02/21/13
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