Joined on 03/13/08
Not a filter... Nelly would be pleased.
Pros: Replaced the cheesy logo & grill on my Xion II case... better airflow than their black mesh metal.
Cons: Sharp edges! (Not a con if you need an emergency throwing star...)
Overall Review: A can of sterno and a something to hold the grill up... it's a single-serve frozen-patty fryer!
hey, I'm picky about screws...
Pros: They were in stock, the other black ones weren't.
Cons: 1) No screw head, usefull if you over-tighten them.. otherwise you'll scratch them with a pliers because, 2) they are NOT anodized, but painted. 3) A couple had a hangnail. 4) Because they are painted, they won't go in smooth the 1st time and, 5) they won't help much with grounding.
Perfect cooling solution.
Pros: Perfect for an old ATI HD 2600 Pro whose hard-to-replace fan went bad ages ago. Speed control is a welcome addition as it's capable of being very loud otherwise. Also, very happy it's NOT a red LED.
Cons: The price was a bit steep; I could have gotten a passive heat-pipe cooler for as much. The bright blue LED was soldered at an such an angle as to point right out the top corner, blinding me until I covered it with electrician's tape. I had to break off the smaller slot tab for it to fit in an unused PCI-E slot.
Overall Review: A dual speed control version would have been even cooler (no pun intened).
Good card for XP or Linux..
Pros: A good card for the money. As many have said, XP just knows what to do with it, which is good because...
Cons: ...the driver CD that comes with it is generic, with 15 manufacturer's completely unrelated hardware - 33 unique devices total! I had to come back here and look at the specs, as the card doesn't give any clues as to who really made it or what chip it's based on - it's just marked "Best Connectivity... USB 2.0 CardBus..."
Overall Review: While Ghost '03 didn't work with this card, Clonezilla had no problems. (Searching around, it appears many have had luck with Panasonic's USB-to-ASPI drivers with Ghost.) The VIA 6212 chip can handle <i>four</i> USB ports. Hmmm.... It'd be nice if Newegg sold the optional power supply, sure, but if you need it you should probably put the extra $$ you'd spend on a seperate PSU into one of the cards that already includes it... Or maybe just hack a spare USB cable into a USB-to-CardBus-power cable.
OK for the money..
Pros: Works with a PS2 and with Ghost in DOS.
Cons: The case was broken when I got it... a little super glue and it was good as new. PS has no switch - wired a simple lamp switch into the cord... hehe. Also, how are you supposed to power a 2.5" drive exactly?
Overall Review: Stuffed it and a drive into an old Iomega tape backup case.. lol. This is probably my favorite new toy... er, um TOOL....