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Otterbox Preserver Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 Carbon (77-33792)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Best Case for The Elements 10/15/2015

This review is from: Otterbox Preserver Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 Carbon (77-33792)

Pros: Extremely robust construction. Waterproof - in fact, installation instructions require submersion for 30 mins - without phone of course - to ensure the case keeps the moisture out. Screen protector is sensitive, accurate, and provides enough room on the edges to operate the touchscreen without obstruction. Good price for what you get.

Cons: Hard to open the case. Opening and closing the micro-usb port for charging could present opportunity for wear - and leaks - down the road. Wireless charging could solve this issue, but adds bulk in an already tight case.

Other Thoughts: Calls started getting echo-back on the other end. I solved this by placing the phone in the case and snapping the case together exactly as instructed, as well as opening the charging port to prevent an the opportunity for positive air pressure within the case/phone. When googling the echo-back problem, there appear to be many suspected causes, with equally numerous solutions..Correct installation of the phone solved it for me.

SYBA USB 3.0 PCI-e x1 2.0 Card with 2 External ports and internal 19 Pin USB 3.0 Header Model SD-PEX20139
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Simple to install. Good Syba quality. Compact size. Works well.

Cons: Card headers seem flimsy but work.

Other Thoughts: Needed USB 3.0 functionality for a couple boxes in my house. While this is an aftermarket card (no native Windows drivers) the software aspect (Renesas chipset drivers) of this solution seems to work for both Windows 7 and 10. Hardware seems solid as well - while the headers on the board (19 pin and molex power) are flimsy, I am not sure how Syba could have done it differently. Carefully inserting the cable ends into the card before snapping it into its PCI-E x 1 slot makes for a smoother install. As Syba has repeatedly stated, you MUST bring molex power to this card for USB 3.0 to work.

EVGA GeForce 8400 GS DirectX 10 01G-P3-1303-KR 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Quick install, solid EVGA construction and engineering, cool running, low profile, small heatsink. Passive cooling quietness. Latest geforce drivers compatible. Inexpensive.

Cons: Some dropped frames with GTA5 .....nah just kidding. Seriously, no cons.

Other Thoughts: Needed an inexpensive passively-cooled card with a small heatsink for an HTPC. On the G45M board, the single PCI--E x 1 slot is very close to the x16 slot, making use of the x1 nearly impossible with regular graphics cards installed. The slim heatsink on this model allowed just enough room to run a USB 3.0 add-on card on the old dinosaur mobo. Of course being an EVGA (only graphics cards I buy nowadays) made the choice easy.


Geoff R.'s Profile

Display Name: Geoff R.

Date Joined: 10/05/05

  • Reviews: 9
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  • First Review: 11/30/14
  • Last Review: 10/15/15
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