Joined on 07/12/09
Best for $189.99
Pros: Big, without any dead or bright pixels. Speakers sound okay, but with little bass response. Clear at 1920 X 1080. Splendid button is a neat little feature, but it will probably go unused by most.
Cons: No shipped with an HDMI cord (I didn't need one anyway.) Most video cards or TVs probably come with these.
Overall Review: I did my research and read about most of the competition. This is by far the cheapest 24" (23.6") monitor you can find. Another thing. The highest refresh rate I can select is 60Hz. This is at 1920 X 1080 on an XFX GeForce 9800 GTX+ through DVI and Windows 7. It's annoying, as the specifications state it is rated higher.
First Backlit Keyboard
Pros: Silent typing* Backlight Price - $24.99 (Shell Shocker) High/low backlight Volume keys Included wrist pad *see cons
Cons: *Soft, mushy keys - It's a trade-off Cheap/tacky looking silver paint (I thought it was going to be gray) I got used to the sleep/hibernate button; no sign of one here Backlighting is pretty dim and uneven
Overall Review: I hope I get used to these keys. They're quiet but it barely feels like you're pressing anything.
Pros: 600 watts with 25 amps on the 12 volt rail. It's also SLI and Core i7 compatible. Modular with no LEDs. Well packaged and very sleek looking. $25 mail in rebate. 3 year warranty.
Cons: Even though this is a modular power supply, airflow is immensely restricted. The main cables that plug into the unit are gigantic, stiff, and each is covered in this unnecessary plastic mesh.
Overall Review: Perhaps with a larger case or a little more motivation I could find some way to force these cables into submission, but for now nothing.