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This review is from: Rosewill RFX-100B - 90mm Computer Case Cooling Fan - PCI Slot, Super Quiet
Pros: -easy/fast installation
-brings case temps down
-black plate matches case very nicely
-is small enough to not feel like clutter
-helps tame GPU fans (especially with non-blower-style coolers)
-too cheap to not consider adding to your cart while ordering other stuff
Cons: -the shell is a little wide (almost touches PCI components in the nieghboring slots)
-uses molex connector instead of mobo fan headers
-no speed adjustment
-wire may be a little short, depending on how you have your case laid out
Other Thoughts: I grabbed this PCI slot cooler in hopes that it would maybe help expel some of the hot air that my GPU kicks around the case, as it's not a blower type cooler that exhausts air out of the case much on its own. I was somewhat expecting it to add some extra fan noise to my system. But, for $6, I was eager to try it anyway.
Surprisingly, it not only didn't add much noise on its own, it actually made my system -as a whole- run quieter. Set a couple slots away, it's helping enough that it keeps the GPU fans from ramping up as often or as high as they usually do. Also, holding my hand near the other case fans, they're each expelling a little less heat than before. So, I would consider this a great small-investment for those looking for extra cooling in that pocket around the add-on cards. I thought I already had a pretty good airflow setup. But, this little guy made a very noticeable difference. I'm definitely going to be getting more for some other towers I have.
Side note: If anyone is looking for a blower fan that feeds from the bottom side, and only finding ones that feed from the top (pretty much everything listed on this site), the slot panel on this one can be pulled off and spun to change the intake direction. I was curious and tried it when I first pulled it out of the packaging.
This review is from: GUNNAR Gaming Eyewear - PPK Onyx/Mercury Frame
Pros: -Reduce eye fatigue
-Increase the amount of time one can comfortably use a computer.
Cons: -They seem rather fragile.
-They get dirty VERY easily.
-They don't play well with all headsets.
Other Thoughts: I was very skeptical when I first head about these. But, my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to get a pair, when I saw that Newegg was carrying them and for a very good price. I am VERY glad I gave these a shot. Between gaming, audio editing, and just boredom, I tend to sit at the computer for very long periods of time. I instantly noticed that my eyes felt less dried out and strained while wearing these. The headaches that I would sometimes get after long sessions have significantly reduced. I also find that it's much easier to read on screen text. Whether it be searching for files, or reading long passages on a webpage or in a digital book.
I can tell that the lenses are making a difference in the harshness of the light from the screen. As, anytime I take them off, I instantly squint. The tint does take a few days to fully get used to. But, it's not a drastic change. I hardly notice the change when I put them on, anymore.
The frames do seem a bit flimsy. But, if you're not rough with them, there shouldn't be an issue. I've had them for almost a year, and they seem to be holding up quite well.
The one thing that does REALLY bother me about these glasses is that they pick up dust and smudges like a magnet. Even if you just sat down from a shower, if you bump the lens with any part of your skin, there's GOING to be a smudge. So, you'll definitely want to keep a microfiber cloth handy. I clean mine, on average, 2 to 3 times a day.
But, all in all, I'm very glad to have gotten these glasses. I highly recommend them to anyone who looks at a screen (computer, TV, etc.) for extended periods of time. They work equally well for editing, gaming, watching movies, web browsing, reading ebooks, etc.
This review is from: Rosewill RC-404 - PCI Ethernet Card - 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps, 1 x RJ45
Pros: -Decent price
-Linux recognizes it without any issues.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace a temperamental ethernet port in an older Dell computer that my folks have. Popped it in and had it running within a few minutes. It works equally well under Windows and Linux (XP and Xubuntu dual boot).READ FULL REVIEW