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AZZA Solano 1000 Solano 1000 Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I wanted a mesh case to easily filter out the pet hair and dust bunnies everywhere. The normal cases just don't cut it since the filters cannot be easily cleaned with just a swipe of the hand when dust is seen. The cable routing between the motherboard floor and the side panel is nice.

Cons: The location of the power button (and thus front cable connectors) is beyond stupid. Having it on the front top means that it gets pressed accidentally by pets, dropped tools, or other problems that would never, ever happen with a sane location. The side panels are traditional outdated position and slide panels that never seem to go in nicely the first time. I expect hinges on high end cases. The "tool-less" screws are just screws with thumb wheels on top, and the case is poorly constructed enough that things do not line up quite right, requiring tools to twist anyway. I also got many several wounds on the sharp edges taking things apart and putting them together again. None of the giant fans have traditional motherboard connectors for fan speed reporting or control only molex connectors. The top fan has a lo/med/hi switch but not the others.

Other Thoughts: I am very worried about the bottom mount power supply. Power supplies get hot and heat rises. I knew that coming in so that wasn't a shock but I'm not sure I'd actually call it a good idea. However, having the power supply air supply vents underneath the case means both that you cannot take off the feet to lower the height and that it is going to be hard to clean and remember to clean those vents. I'll see how it goes. There is a standoff between the power supply and the bottom of the case for air so it will not burn up when the vents clog. I may end up flipping the power supply upside down, but that is just going to increase the amount of dust going inside the power supply (even being at the bottom will most likely hoover the falling dust too). The fan leds are pretty bright and really light up the room, and this is not my first led lit case. I had to buy some adapters for my 2.5" SSD

C2G 39998 7.5in USB 2.0 Fast Ethernet Adapter Cable
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Connected again 10/29/2013

This review is from: C2G 39998 7.5in USB 2.0 Fast Ethernet Adapter Cable

Pros: Got a XP machine where the motherboard ethernet chip just died back on the net. It did what it was supposed to do.

Cons: XP had to have the driver loaded from CD (since obviously it had no network connection!!), but fortunately that is the one machine which still has a working CD drive in it.

ASUS VS24AH-P Black 24
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Big screen, decent resolution, crystal clear

Cons: I was worried initially because the VESA mount looked notional (it looked like you screwdrivered it into the plastic or something) but it turned out there were little rubber plugs you could take out, so call it a documentation failure (the "manual" isn't worthy of the word).

I guess another con is the newegg review system which thinks the dimunitive of screwdrivering something is an inappropriate word. Not a fault of the product of coruse.

Other Thoughts: I hooked the monitor up using the legacy VGA cable since my HDMI cable is still in transit. The monitor sync'd up right away. My Linux system intiially detected the maximum resolution as 1680x1050 for some reason, but I was able to use get-edid and parse-edid and cvt to get xrandr to add the full 1900x1200 resolution-I have not tried restarting so perhaps the full resolution would been automatically found, I may update this once this happens. No shadows or blurs in any way, so perhaps I won't even bother to use the HDMI cable.

FYI the working mode like was `xrandr --newmode "1920x1200" 193.25 1920 2056 2256 2592 1200 1203 1209 1245 -hsync +vsync` See the xrandr manual page for more details.


Seth R.'s Profile

Display Name: Seth R.

Date Joined: 09/25/04

  • Reviews: 17
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  • First Review: 10/31/07
  • Last Review: 10/29/13
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