Joined on 08/18/05
Pros: Excellent enclosure, nice aesthetics, excellent transfer speeds, solid value. Included screwdriver was a nice touch, IMO.
Cons: No rubber feet! As others have mentioned, the carrying case that is included doesn't provide space for the USB cable. Its a pretty minor complaint though.
Overall Review: Currently setup with a WD 250GB 5400rpm drive from an old laptop. Works great! I pulled the rubber feet off another external drive that had died and stuck to the bottom of this one. Couldn't be happier with this enclosure now. Make sure you actually understand how this thing goes together! The hard drive and PCB board both get bolted to the plastic rails inside the enclosure. I missed that part at first and putting it together was a pain ... taking it back apart to fix it was even worse. I originally just secured the drive to the PCB which made it too thick to put together properly. The screws should go through the plastic rails, through the PCB, and finally up into the drive.
It just works ...
Pros: -8 ports -Gigabit speed -Low cost
Cons: -Havent found any yet
Overall Review: Ive bought a few Rosewill products within the last 12 months and have been very pleased with the their range of products. I bought this switch to expand my ethernet network to my entertainment center, mainly for XBLive on my 360 and to stream MKV's over gigabit to the PS3. So far it has served this purpose very well.
Pros: -Good Value -Works Well
Overall Review: -Upgraded my grandfathers Windows XP desktop using this kit. He was sitting on a single 256mb stick. His needs are pretty basic, consisting of email, web banking, and various Microsoft Office applications so 1GB at this price-point was perfect. -Had he been running Vista or using anything more resource intensive than Firefox and MS Office I would have went with 2GB.
Pros: Excellent quality media. ASUS DRW-1814BLT burning at 12x with ImgBurn I get near pressed media quality burns. They are also pretty inexpensive when compared to some other brands.
Overall Review: If your questioning yourself about the value of these discs, Google for info regarding these discs (MCC-004-00). Many people hold these discs in high regard and I do as well.
Pros: Price-to-performance ratio, qiuet, PCI-E, price itself, height
Cons: Its not DX10, heatsink face was not lapped as well as could be.
Overall Review: Bought this card to hold me over on my new Core 2 Duo setup until DX10 hits mainstream. The overall performance of this card is outstanding for the price. Ive ran FEAR with almost every setting cranked at 1280X1024 and maintain 50-60fps. Playing WoW at 1680X1050 with everything cranked I never drop below 60fps. The heatsink face was kind of rough so I lapped it and was able to drop temps about 5C. Overall a very wothwhile investment in my opinion, I would certainly reccommend this product!
Pentium 4 3.0E
Pros: Fast at stock speeds, awesome overclocking ability, pretty decent price.
Cons: HEAT ... this thing makes quite a bit of heat since its a prescott core. The included heatsink takes care of it at stock speeds but OC'ing to any degree warrants a better cooling solution.
Overall Review: I have mine watercooled in an Abit IC7-G MAX-II mobo with 1GB of Corsair XMS Platnium memory. I have mine sitting at 3.99GHz with no stability issues at all. For some reason as soon as I break the 4GHz mark it isnt stable.