Joined on 06/20/05
OH MY G*D MY HANDS HURT!!!
Pros: no mac support. yes, this is a PRO. nice construction, nice rubberized texture on the grippy parts. works pretty well, even with my big ninja turtle fingers. it made my wrist pain a little worse for a few days, then it completely went away. gaming was a little weird at first, but i got used to it.
Cons: it's a pretty tall mouse, so it might not fit in an under-desk keyboard shelf thing. rattles a little when you set it down. you might knock it over a lot if you struggle with basic motor skills.
Overall Review: great idea, great execution. bought a previous model like five years ago for like $65. now it's still in that price range at many retailers. five years later. thought the price would have come down, but i guess not. might have something to do with the variable resolution on the new model -- which is really cool.
Pros: Fantastic reliability, fantastic performance. It's the total package. Works instantly and flawlessly on the dozens (literally dozens) of machines I've used it on. Extreme performance increase over the onboard Intel NIC. This hardware improved transfer speeds on my (admittedly awful) Proliant N40L server and cut latency (on my gaming machine) in half! It's on par to some 'gaming' NICs I've used. This NIC is much better than, for example, my Intel 520, which delivers moderate reliability with mediocre performance.
Cons: None really. It's just a shame that products like the Intel 520 are dragging down the Intel brand when products like this NIC deliver The Total Package.
Overall Review: Experience: 22 years as an embedded microprocessor engineer and kernel developer.
OH MY G*D MY FACE IS MELTING!!!
Pros: This monitor is to most 24" monitors what the DROID is to an iPhone. More pixels, higher pixel density, better viewing angles, better image quality. Warning: May cause face-melting.
Cons: The stand sucks. It can rotate freely...which is pretty useless if you've connected CABLES to the monitor. The 'buttonless' control panel on the face of the monitor sucks...only a little more than the awful buttons on the face of most monitors.
Overall Review: Why do most 24" monitors only do 1080p? WTH? Wasn't 1900x1200 standard on most 24"s a few years ago? Even the cheap ones. I feel like I'm eating Crazy-Tacos!
Big Fan of the BIG FANS
Pros: This case is such a beast, I don't even know where to begin. It has ALL the bells and whistles! What really sets this case apart is how sturdy it is. I sometimes use it as a makeshift bench when I have a LAN party in my home. I eat dinner off of it every so often. Putting your system together is super-easy with this case. There's all kinds of space, so it's easy to get those drives in and out, even with my stubby, ninja turtle fingers. Some of those cheaper cases make assembling your system such a chore, which makes me rage. If your average case is a Mexican Pizza, this case is a Crunch Wrap. This case keeps my computer pieces ICE COLD! The removable "mobo" tray is extremely convenient. This isn't the quietest case -- the fans make /some/ noise, but I usually find it to be very soothing.
Cons: If you happen to spill velveeta into the audio jack on the top, it can be a little difficult to get out. Make sure you get to it before it dries. I had to use my wife's toothbrush. That's not really the case's fault, tho. It would be nice if the audio jacks came with some sort of plug to keep food out of them.
Overall Review: I love Silverstone cases -- including this one. I also bought the "SILVERSTONE TJ10-B Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail" from NewEgg (Item#:N82E16811163091) a while ago. This is the same case.