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Robert B.

Robert B.

Joined on 03/09/08

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Decent Upgrade

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-S223Q LightScribe Support
SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-S223Q LightScribe Support

Pros: Easy to install and pretty quiet. The Lightscribe works. Comes with Nero 8 Start Smart.

Cons: Well it is OEM so don't expect a fancy package - it's wrapped in bubble wrap. Also, no SATA data cable.

Overall Review: Make sure your power supply has SATA power cables, if not purchase a SATA adapter for the Molex power supply cable. Also make sure that your SATA data cable is long enough to connect the dvd/cd drive to the motherboard, and visa-versa. 8 to 12" should be sufficient.

Belkin - A Name You Can trust

BELKIN BE106000-04 4 Feet 6 Outlets 720 Joules Home/Office Surge Protector
BELKIN BE106000-04 4 Feet 6 Outlets 720 Joules Home/Office Surge Protector

Pros: It works and Free delivery.

Cons: No power LED, but what do you want for $10.00?

I Am Satisfied

EVGA GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card 128-A8-N303-L2
EVGA GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card 128-A8-N303-L2

Pros: What can I say...I needed an AGP card for my 4 year old motherboard so I decided go with the Nvidia FX 5200. It has twice the memory of the previous card and the shipping was free.

Cons: The included driver is older that the "plug and play" driver in Windows XP SP3. I had to download updated driver from Nvidia website.

Overall Review: I read a couple of reviews which stated that the card is not good gaming. Well with an updated driver it works fine with some games that were released during 2008 or before.

Works Like New

NETGEAR WG111-100USR Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
NETGEAR WG111-100USR Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Well I expected some problems with this refurbished adapter, esp. range & signal strength. But I am suprised it works just fine. My Linksys router is about 40 feet away, downstairs and the adapter found it (and about 20 others in the neighborhood) with no problem. Also, the signal strength is solid at a constant 75 percent. Finally the set-up and configuration is easy with the Net Gear WG111v.2 Smart wizard. I like the audio sound it makes when the adapter connects to the internet after the OS loads. I am using this adapter on Windows XP SP3, but I also tested it on my Windows 7 machine and it works fine.

Cons: The driver CD was not included, but the driver (WG111v.2) is available at the Net Gear website. If you set-up using Windows Zero Configuration you'll be asked to choose WZC every time OS loads; that is why I opted for the Net Gear Smart wizard.

Great Game

Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway PC Game
Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway PC Game

Pros: A big improvement over the previous BIA games. The graphics are great; realistic appearance. More squad based attack options, including a bazooka team with awesome firepower. less than $8.00 and Free shipping.

Cons: Free shipping on a small package like a single DVD - not a shipping priority. Do not expect 3 day delivery - more realistic to check your mailbox after 7 days.

Overall Review: If Newegg is going to continue to sell PC games for the price that this game cost, they should package them into 2 and 3 game combos.

Better Than Linksys

Rosewill RNX-G300EX Wireless Card IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128bit WEP WPA WPA2 802.1x, 802.11i, AES, TKIP with 100cm cable external 2 dBi Antenna
Rosewill RNX-G300EX Wireless Card IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128bit WEP WPA WPA2 802.1x, 802.11i, AES, TKIP with 100cm cable external 2 dBi Antenna

Pros: I purchased this a few days ago and ot works like a charm. I was using a Linksys wireless NIC which came with the Linksys router. The router is setup in the room below my room, but the Linksys NIC my signal strength was usually between 90% to 98% and a few dropped connections every week. Also Vista driver was pretty unstable. I placed the Rosewill antenna in the same spot where my Linksys NIC sat and the strength is at a constant 100% with no disconnects and and it's faster.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: make sure you go to the Rosewill site and download the Vista driver and install it before you install the NIC.