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HP 8610 Up to 19 ppm (ISO) Up to 31 ppm (Draft) Black Print Speed 4800 x 1200 dpi Color Print Quality HP Thermal Inkjet MFP Color Printer
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Define your needs. This is a multifunctional color device with printing, copying, faxing, and scanning. For example, do you need color such as photos? I find the multifunction capability very useful for me.

• Print rates and resolution are very reasonable. Just remember as with any manufacturer these are max values under typically optimum conditions. What I’ve experienced is very reasonable for my usage and needs, i.e. printing, copying, and scanning.
• Wireless capable
• Typically color printing capabilities are nearly as good or better than black only.
• In copying either reduction or enlargement is possible.
• Two-sided (duplex) printing possible with duplexer accessory. This printer comes with it.
• Document auto feed.
• Well packaged.

Cons: • USB ports are USB2, not USB3.
• I’m not a big fan of all the software that gets loaded onto your machine. For example, it isn’t easy to find the drivers separately, only an executable. I have a need for those drivers separately.
• A knitpick: The downside to excellent packaging is it took me ~20 minutes to remove all the transparent protective tape off the machine. I hate the bubbles that get trapped under it.

Other Thoughts: • I believe ink replacement cartridges are always an issue with Inkjet printers. I would suggest you check into where, the type (remanufactured or new) and the cost as part of your buying consideration.
• Realize that quoted printing, copying, etc. rates are typically a maximum in ideal conditions.

SunSun Lighting A19 LED Light Bulb / E26 Base / 6.5W / 40W Replace / 450 Lumen / Dimmable / Energy Star / UL / 3000K / Soft White
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Great bulb but understand its advantages and limitations 07/27/2014

This review is from: SunSun Lighting A19 LED Light Bulb / E26 Base / 6.5W / 40W Replace / 450 Lumen / Dimmable / Energy Star / UL / 3000K / Soft White

Pros: - Standard (A19) light bulb shape and will thus fit most fixtures.
- Light produced by LED (light emitting diode) so very efficient, advertised as $0.85 per year. Or alternately, 40W produced from 6.5W energy.
- Range of colors available. The one I tested was yellow (denoted as 3000K). I would say easy on my eyes for this one.
- Very long life-times advertised (22.8 years @3 hours per day), obviously I didn’t test this feature. That converts to 199,728 hours compared to approximately 10,000 hours for incandescent bulbs.

Cons: - Cost is typically 5 to 10 times more expensive than standard incandescent bulbs.
- Warranty is 6 years @ 3 hours per day. (I have no idea how they would determine your daily usage.) If the bulb only lasted this period of time, cost per hour would be about the same as an incandescent bulb.
- Getting the internal heat out of a LED bulb can be an issue for some bulbs, e.g. fins on side or weight. Be sure you know how the bulb looks before buying. This could also affect bulb’s weight (might affect balance of cantilevered fixtures) and/or limit where you place the bulb (do not confine the bulb, heat must be allowed to escape).

Other Thoughts: - If you own a home switching over time to these might be worth the change. Living in an apartment then a change to these probably is not worth it unless you want to take them with you.
- Price on LED bulbs has been decreasing since they appeared. Replacing incandescent bulbs in your home as they burn out might be one strategy, don’t buy a boat load of LED bulbs to start with.
- Could be very useful when placed in hard to access locations to minimize your later replacement.

Corsair Graphite Series 730T Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Gaming Case with two 140mm red LED fans
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great bang for the buck.
• Solid quality construction with great flexibility in its interior setup.
• Hinged removable doors give excellent access when you’re doing builds or major changes.
• Good internal air flow. You can add additional fans. Installing these has to be balanced (where to put what) if you’re installing internal water cooling radiators.
• Power supply intake air filter. Not all cases have them. All filters are washable.
• Huge flexibility in mounting SSDs and HDDs, mostly tool-less. HDD cages can be reconfigured from their default side-by-side position to vertical if you wish. And per-chance you only have SSDs (the time is probably coming), you can remover the 2 HDD cages for a cleaner interior.
• Cable routing setup is very flexible with 5 pass-through holes. This allows a much cleaner cavity surrounding the motherboard, graphics cards, etc. removing the rat’s nest of power cables, SSD cables, etc. from this main area.
• I like the looks of this case. My tendency is toward KISS and that can be either a pro or con. Everyone will have to decide for themselves.

Cons: A few negative points to consider that may or may not affect you.
• If you have external water cooling as I do, you’ll need to make a trip to the hardware store to purchase rubber grommets to protect your tubes. Metal punch-outs can (and do) leave rough/jagged edges.
• As is common practice, the PCI expansion slot covers (and thus installed cards) use screws to secure them. I’ve found over time these strip out and become a problem and can’t support either the cards or covers. Cases (730T, 750T and 760T) of this quality should have a tool-less PCI holder.
• No locks on side panels might be needed if computer is accessible to small children.

Other Thoughts: • Full towers take up space, make sure you have room. This is slightly smaller than the 760T model but bigger than the 750T.
• Black finishes do show scratches more easily.
• If you add fans, set them up so flow is through the case. I prefer out the top and back with a slightly positive pressure in the case --- positivity internal pressure over room pressure tends to keep room dust out.
• If you want a window then you’ll have to get either the 750T or 760T. For these other models there is a difference in size and cost.


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Display Name: Ralph N.

Date Joined: 05/04/02

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  • First Review: 05/29/06
  • Last Review: 08/12/14
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