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Edmund M.

Edmund M.

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Most Favorable Review

Great keyboard at a great price.

CM Storm QuickFire Pro - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches and Backlit Gaming Keys
CM Storm QuickFire Pro - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches and Backlit Gaming Keys

Pros: -Full NKey Rollover -Partial backlighting -Mechanical (pleasant clicking sound, no need to bottom out keys, faster typing) -Removable key too included -Media control keys -Tasteful font on the keys

Cons: -Only red backlighting, I would have liked to see more color options -Partial backlighting: this will vary from person to person; me personally, I like having partial backlighting as opposed to full backlighting as I rarely, if ever, look at my keyboard whilst typing. Admittedly, I do have to look at it for the media control keys I have not gotten accustomed to yet.

Overall Review: I'm typing this review happily from my keyboard right now! The mini-usb to usb adapter that is included with they keyboard does require quite a bit of force to insert on the keyboard side. Initially I thought my keyboard or wire was DoA, but it was just that I didn't push it far enough in on the keyboard, what a relief!

10/20/2012
Most Critical Review

Love/Hate relationship

Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition CO-9050003-WW High Airflow Case Fan
Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition CO-9050003-WW High Airflow Case Fan

Pros: -Keep everything cool -Color rings -Quiet (read other thoughts)

Cons: -Noisy (read other thoughts) -Lacks 4-pin connector

Overall Review: I got one of these to throw on my Hyper 212 for my push/pull setup. Worked great, but it bothered me that my CPU Cooler fans didn't work, so I got another one. While the first fan was nice and quiet (ran at 1000-ish RPM according to my bios). The new one ran at 1600 RPM (why would it run faster being the same fan?) and was much louder. I'm not sure if my mobo is to blame, and it's inconvenient to run the CPU fans to a fan controller. I got the first one for free with my case, but I would never pay this price for them again. Next time I'll go with some Scythe Gentle Typhoons.

12/23/2012

Works great.

Bluetooth 4.0 USB 2.0 CSR 4.0 Dongle Adapter for PC LAPTOP WIN XP VISTA 7 8 10
Bluetooth 4.0 USB 2.0 CSR 4.0 Dongle Adapter for PC LAPTOP WIN XP VISTA 7 8 10

Pros: - Cheap - Cheap - Did I mention it's cheap?

Cons: - Blinking blue light (no way to turn it off)

Overall Review: I just wanted the cheapest Bluetooth adapter just so that I could connect an Xbox controller since it was cheaper than the official dongle. Range is great, connectivity is great, just wish it didn't have a blinking blue light, but for the price I paid, I'm not going to dock an egg.

Great option for the price

Computer Speakers, TaoTronics Wired Computer Sound Bar, Stereo USB Powered Mini Soundbar Speaker for PC Cellphone Tablets Desktop Laptop
Computer Speakers, TaoTronics Wired Computer Sound Bar, Stereo USB Powered Mini Soundbar Speaker for PC Cellphone Tablets Desktop Laptop

Pros: Cheap, loud, stylish

Cons: Bass, light, output, distortion

Overall Review: To preface my 5🥚 rating, I got this on sale for $5. I've seen the price as high as $20 and at that price point, I'd be inclined to drop it to a 3. Overall, for $5 my expectations were on the floor. I purchased this as I generally use headphones, but every now and then I like to let my ears breathe and I will use speakers. Up until this point I was using the built-in speakers of my monitor which were tinny and distorted at higher volumes. For $5 I figured it was worth the risk to pick these up and give them a shot. When I first picked up the box the speakers were very light which I thought was going to be indicitive of poor sound quality. After hooking them up, I was pleasantly surprised by their sound quality. Mid range is very full, with highs sounding pretty decent as well. They have a little bit of bass to them, just enough to keep it from sounding tinny, but not enough to shake the room or anything on your table. A huge upgrade from the monitor speakers I was using. Some minor gripes: Depending on your motherboard, you may hear static on the speakers from a ground loop as the speakers are powered by USB and only use the 3.5mm for audio. I opted to use a power brick to eliminate any static coming from the case, but that leads me to another issue listed below. There is a blue light when the speaker is on, personally it would not bother me if I could leave the USB power plugged into my computer to power it, as it would turn off when the computer is off. However as I've had to plug it into a brick, I now have to plug it and unplug it manually. A power switch would have made this a non-issue. It does have pass-through inputs on the back of the speaker, I use these for my headphones, but it's a bit of an annoyance that it's on the back side. I have to tilt it over to plug them in and unplug them, it would have been better on the front or side. So for $5, go for it, for $20, you can probably do better. Pictures are next to a 27" monitor to give you some scale for the size.

Came free with MoBo, great RAM

GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model GEV38GB1600C9DC
GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model GEV38GB1600C9DC

Pros: -Cool looking heat sinks -1600Mhz -Free

Cons: -Heat sinks are large, probably won't fit under Hyper 212 on many MoBos

Overall Review: Very happy with my memory; don't see another reason to purchase more.

11/23/2012

Great SSD at a great price

SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW
SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW

Pros: -Super fast speeds -Great utility disk -Fairly priced -Samsung quality

Cons: -Scuffs easily, before I got a case with 2.5" bays I just sat it on the bottom of my case and it picked up scratches on the brushed aluminum finish.

Overall Review: Can't see any reason not to buy one again, the 840 just came out, but the price difference probably doesn't warrant the speed gains for many.

11/23/2012