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mike b.

mike b.

Joined on 12/23/06

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Most Favorable Review

Raidmax Altas

RAIDMAX Altas ATX-295WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
RAIDMAX Altas ATX-295WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: -Design/look -Black interior -Tool less drive bays -Decent cable management -Removable fan filters on front drive bay doors and bottom mounted PSU. Non-removable fan filter on front fan. -Large hole on motherboard tray to reach CPU cooler back plate -Very roomy

Cons: -Power light is SUPER bright -Top mounted I/O panel (I like mine to be on the front of the case so the hanging wires don't interfere with my DVD drive. Also my audio and microphone jack came broken) -No hole on motherboard tray for CPU power plug -Drive Bay doors difficult to remove even with neat looking clips -Because of front fan, your HDD's are going to stick out a good 2" causing you to lose space for larger graphic cards -Overall this case feels a little flimsy

Overall Review: Pretty big case for a mid size. Nice discrete front blue LED fan. Cool side mesh window, but it's not meant to be looked through. Because of the side mesh window's viewing angle, you can only see the inside of your case when you're directly in front of the window. Good airflow (especially if you plan on putting a 180mm fan on the side). Plenty of room for larger graphic cards, from the back of the case to the back of the HDD enclosure measures 12". I removed one egg because of the broken audio and microphone jacks. Other then that and the other cons, this is a great case for the price I paid (49.99+9.99 S/H).

11/18/2010
Most Critical Review

Bernie

CoolIT SYSTEMS ECO-R120 Advanced Liquid Cooling (ALC)
CoolIT SYSTEMS ECO-R120 Advanced Liquid Cooling (ALC)

Pros: None. I couldn't get it installed on my AM2+ motherboard.

Cons: The screws were too short to reach the backing plate on my motherboard. Getting 'em to reach would have required me to force the pump down onto my MB which I didn't feel comfortable doing.

Overall Review: If you have a AMD broad then avoid this. I don't think ECO ever meant for it to be compatible with AMD boards. I had to RMA it which wasn't too big of a deal because Newegg has a top-notch RMA service; they waived the restocking fees and return shipping.:)

Not too bad for the price

A4Tech D-600X Black 4 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1600 dpi Mouse
A4Tech D-600X Black 4 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1600 dpi Mouse

Pros: -Small, sleek and stylish -Good weight (there is a removable 18 gram metal weight inside) -3 on-the-fly dpi settings -Subtle blue light for the scroll wheel -Some sort of dust protector for the sensor eye underneath. No more bright red light when you pick up your mouse either.

Cons: -Even though it is small, it still favors the palm grip. I'm a claw grip guy so this will take some getting use to. -Cord length isn't that long -Louder than usual buttons (there are mods online where this problem can be fix)

Overall Review: For the price it's a great little mouse. Don't expect it to last forever though.

10/27/2012

Acer 23 inch

Acer S230HLAbii  Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)
Acer S230HLAbii Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Pros: At first I was planning on buying a refurbished 23 inch monitor for the same price. Thankfully this one was put on sale and I jumped on it. For what I paid (129.99) this thing is beautiful. It's super thin and super light. Hell, even the UPS guy commented on how light it was...lol. No dead pixels and after a little calibration the picture looks amazing. I can't wait to get a nice discrete GPU to start playing some games on it. It comes with 2 HDMI ports and 1 VGA port. Screen is not glossy but the bezel and stand are.

Cons: None really that I can think of. No DVI might be a con for some but I plan on using the HDMI when I get a discrete GPU. The buttons are on the bottom of the monitor. I actually like 'em there but some might find their location a bit cumbersome. Also when you turn on your PC the monitor will cycle through the different ports going HDMI 1, HDMI 2 then VGA. There's about a 4-5 second space in between. I don't know if that might effect people who love that their SSD is booting windows in 15 seconds but it might.

Overall Review: Besides the cons I listed this monitor is sexy. I don't know what its original price was, but at 129.99 this things a steal IMO.

great grills

APEVIA G-120MM 120mm Fan Grill
APEVIA G-120MM 120mm Fan Grill

Pros: there are what there are. i like the black color.

Cons: none

12/27/2011

It is was it is

Rosewill RK-800G Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Wired Gaming Keyboard
Rosewill RK-800G Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Wired Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Great looking Black

Cons: none

12/27/2011