Joined on 03/07/03
Awesome for $50
Pros: Got it up and running in 2 mins, worked in winxp and fedora (redhat) linux. Casing is well built. Firewire and USB both worked and transfered well.
Cons: Fan doesn't cool it much at all.
Overall Review: You can feel a slight amount of air moving from the fan duct, but my 400g harddrive got very warm to the touch after a few hours. If you plan on using a large hdd, I would run it just on the plastic and not in the alumnium housing.
Good idea, but one big flaw.
Pros: -LOOK VERY COOL, I've gotten compliments on them from every person I've shown them to. -Reduce brightness/glare -Very comfortable and lightweight I never really had eye fatigue problems before, but I think these glasses would certainly help out someone who does. They make it easier to look at bright screens, such as a maximized blank Excel spreadsheet, without squinting etc.
Cons: THE MAGNIFICATION. These glasses have a very slight but noticable magnification. If you are staring at a computer screen, it's tolerable; though I wouldn't say helpful. If you look away from your monitor-- even for a moment-- there is distortion and blurring. Simply looking away from the monitor to talk to someone for longer than a few moments will give you a headache and/or eyestrain. If you do plan on using these, you better take them off ANYTIME you look away from your screen. The main "con" of the magnification is that you can't use these REALLY cool glasses for any other purpose than staring at a monitor. These glasses would definitely be a great accessory to wear. However, if you attempt to wear these as an accessory, the magnification will disorient you and give you a headache. Yes, I realise the website says these are only for "near viewing", but you shouldn't have to take them off everytime you get up or turn around to talk to someone.
Overall Review: If these glasses didn't have the magnification... it would be a 5/5 easily. The magnification really takes away a lot of usefulness. Very unfortunate.
Comments: Nice and bright, much brighter than most other cathodes. 29,000 cm/m. From a modding site you can get 32,000 cm/m with a higher powered inverterer... but most 'other' cathodes are about 25,000. The pci slot feels cheap, but it works, and once you get the layout and wiring down you'll be happy. I'm running 2 cathodes off of one inverter, and having no problems after a week. Inverter runs hot, but that is to be expected.
Nice power supply
Comments: This is a solid power supply, right up there with Antec and Enermax. It's built like a tank. The whole body of the power supply is a heat sink, unlike other brands where its just a metal shell, and the dual temperature controlled fans are a nice touch (with grills too). I'm running a xp2700 overclocked and a g4 ti4600 overclocked as well with no problems from this power supply. The +12v current fluxes about 1.15%, but all the other voltages are solid, and dead on. I am quite pleased with this, and probably will buy these power supplies from now on.