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Novel H.

Novel H.

Joined on 02/06/05

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Most Favorable Review

Great case

GAMEMAX Contac COC WB White / Black Steel / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
GAMEMAX Contac COC WB White / Black Steel / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Compact and really pretty

Cons: Poorly translated instructions. LED and fan controller a bit clunky.

Overall Review: The I/O plate sits recessed about 1/2 inch behind the case. Had to install 3 extra standoff for my ATX Mobo. Water cooler doesn't really fit at top unless you had a smaller board.

Most Critical Review

Get what you pay for

Microsoft BV3-00003 Black 102 Normal Keys 17 Function Keys RF Wireless Standard Optical Desktop 1000
Microsoft BV3-00003 Black 102 Normal Keys 17 Function Keys RF Wireless Standard Optical Desktop 1000

Pros: Cheap and it does it job. Only 2 AA batteries for the keyboard keeps it light weight.

Cons: Range is minimal and seems to work best only when directly in line with the receiver. Signal degrades at about 8 ft. No "sleep" button.

Overall Review: Using it for a computer hooked up to a TV from a distance of about 10'. Need to set keyboard and mouse on a tray table because that seams to be too far.

11/22/2009

Old Faithful

Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical
Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical

Pros: I've used this mouse for years in the past. Full size mouse fits my hand great and it's very light weight. I like this mouse primarily because of how quiet the wheel is when click it. In my line of work I click the wheel very often. It's also plug-n-play with no additional software needed.

Cons: I think this was a scratch and dent item although not marketed that way

Overall Review: This item came in a plain brown cardboard box and looked repackaged. The mouse itself was pretty scratched up and looked used. I couldn't find anywhere on the listing that this mouse was anything other than new. I was a bit disappointed with that.

Great board and features

ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Easy and vast controls via UEFI. Painless BIOS updates. Futureproof, expandable and very affordable

Cons: My biggest gripe is with ASUS AI Suite III. That software integrates with your MoBo and allows on the fly overclocking. The fan control feature is very useful. However, I don't think Win10 and this software are playing nice together. Once loaded the computer chokes up and comes to a crawl. Probably some sort of memory leak or something but I had to reinstall windows 3 times to finally determine that it was AI Suite III that was causing me heartburn. Truthfully you can do everything through the UEFI so you're not really loosing functionality just convenience. My PC is now running great without AI Suite III and I am controlling my fans with SpeedFan.

Overall Review: Great board but AI Suite not ready for primetime with Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Best fan I ever bought

COUGAR Vortex PWM 120mm (CF-V12HPB) Cooling Fan with Hydro-Dynamic Bearing and Pulse Width Modulation (Black Version)
COUGAR Vortex PWM 120mm (CF-V12HPB) Cooling Fan with Hydro-Dynamic Bearing and Pulse Width Modulation (Black Version)

Pros: Wide rpm spectrum and very quiet in my silent. Controlling with SpeedFan and works great. Can really move some air!

Cons: None yet

Works

Coboc CL-DP2HDMI-10-WH 10 ft. 28AWG DisplayPort Male to HDMI® Male Passive Adatper Converter Cable,Gold Plated,White -DP to HDMI - 1920 x 1080 Resolution
Coboc CL-DP2HDMI-10-WH 10 ft. 28AWG DisplayPort Male to HDMI® Male Passive Adatper Converter Cable,Gold Plated,White -DP to HDMI - 1920 x 1080 Resolution

Pros: The Display port plug snaps in and does not fall out

Cons: None

Overall Review: The cord is rather thick and rigid which makes for a durable product but it also can potentially add strain to the ports themselves.