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Michael B.

Michael B.

Joined on 06/25/07

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Most Favorable Review

Still Going...

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: After nearly two years, AT LEAST five wipes/formats, and innumerable removals and installations it's still going strong. SMART values (for what they're worth) are the same as when I tested it the day it arrived. Small for anything other than a O/S and program drive, it does it's job well.

Cons: None. Nada. Nyet.

Overall Review: Still haven't been able to train it to install my programs for me.

Most Critical Review

Don't Even Bother

G&G NT-C1610X Black Laser Toner Cartridge Replaces Samsung ML-1610
G&G NT-C1610X Black Laser Toner Cartridge Replaces Samsung ML-1610

Pros: None

Cons: Received relatively quickly, which wasn't a surprise as it shipped directly from the Egg. But upon opening, found my hands, and the cartridge, covered in toner. Not good...

Overall Review: Really: Don't even bother with this cartridge. If you're in possession of a compatible Samsung Laser Jet, just look elsewhere.

Whooosh....

Noctua NF-P14r redux-1500 PWM, High Performance Cooling Fan, 4-Pin, 1500 RPM (140mm Grey)
Noctua NF-P14r redux-1500 PWM, High Performance Cooling Fan, 4-Pin, 1500 RPM (140mm Grey)

Pros: Quiet. PMW. Fits my cooler. And, it isn't that gross peach/brown color!

Cons: Honestly, there's not much that go wrong with a fan. Either it works as advertised, or it doesn't. This one works.

Overall Review: Having a fan that can actually utilize temperature control really does help make for a quiet PC. Just remember, not all 4-pin fan headers are actually PWM compatible. Check the guide that comes with your board, boys and girls...

It's Compatible!

Samsung MLT-D119S Toner Cartridge - Black
Samsung MLT-D119S Toner Cartridge - Black

Pros: Well, it's compatible with the Samsung ML-2510 Laser Jet printer!

Cons: Brand new, out of the box, it worked but... After five pages, the "toner low" light started blinking. Was it a malfunction? Nope. I was able to get about 400 pages out of this cartridge, and that's with shaking any clumps to get those last few pages.

Overall Review: There is no way I will ever be buying one of these again. I'll stick to the old 3K page cartridges - OEM or not - that you can still find elsewhere.

Does wonders for that hot card...

ARCTIC Accelero TT II VGA Cooler - nVidia & AMD, Dual Quiet 92mm PWM Fans, SLI/CrossFire
ARCTIC Accelero TT II VGA Cooler - nVidia & AMD, Dual Quiet 92mm PWM Fans, SLI/CrossFire

Pros: Rather straightforward and easy installation. Just follow the instructions, and you're good to go. Does wonders for doing what its supposed to do - namely - cooling down that hot, hot, hot video card.

Cons: Sadly, it does not install itself.

Overall Review: I kid you not, this wonderful piece of technology dropped my GPU temps by ~10 to ~14 degrees C (running at 35% speed). Given that the previous cooling solution was an excessively loud, excessively ineffective OEM Zalman VGA cooler (long story), your mileage may of course vary.

Mushkin Quality

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996677
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996677

Pros: High quality, tightly timed, RAM. The usual Mushkin quality, especially evident if you purchase their higher-end modules (Blackline and Redline series). Set timings, voltage right on from the start, no issues whatsoever after 3 months of use.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Installed in a Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 (slots 3 and 4). Timings: 7-7-7-20 1T. Vroom, vroom...