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Timothy H.

Timothy H.

Joined on 08/07/03

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Most Favorable Review

Still going...

Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500 W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500 W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Has been working in this case for 6 1/2 years (though all other parts other than it and the case have changed). Nary a hiccup.

Cons: I'm certain this declaration of its reliability will send it crashing. It doesn't have the cable management features of the newer PSUs.

Overall Review: I'm not going to get another case and PSU until this bad boy stops meeting my needs. That's good and bad. The Antec Sonata III was a nice, mid-range case in 2007, but there have been a lot of advances in case manufacture that I'd like to look into. First-world problem...

Most Critical Review

Failing

Rosewill RHB-210 USB 3.0 4 Ports Hub with Anti-dust Design
Rosewill RHB-210 USB 3.0 4 Ports Hub with Anti-dust Design

Pros: Slim, convenient

Cons: Started failing at 1 year

Overall Review: Perhaps I shouldn't be surprised, but I used the hub without changing cables, so I felt that there wouldn't be the wear that that can cause. Well, it didn't matter, as the slots are losing their connectivity. I'm down to 1 and trying to work on a replacement.

Nice until it stopped working

HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card H785F2G2M
HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card H785F2G2M

Pros: Worked as advertised for about a year

Cons: Started showing artifacts after a year Stopped working after about 20 months

Overall Review: The card was fine and worked just like all of the reviews and advertisements indicated that it should for about a year. After that, there were some strange artifacts flickering on the screen from time to time. They weren't terribly annoying, nor persistent, and testing revealed that the card was working fine. About a week ago, I came back to the computer after letting it sit for several hours (not uncommon) and the entire screen was white with multi-color vertical lines. I let it rest overnight and things worked great until this afternoon. The white screen and variegated vertical lines were back and would not go away. I inserted an older card and everything worked fine. The other card, however, is much older (though there are no artifacts and things are humming along nicely outside of the gaming aspect, which is a non-starter).

First one broke

GTMax 2 Port USB Car Charger Vehicle Power Adapter - Black (2000mA)
GTMax 2 Port USB Car Charger Vehicle Power Adapter - Black (2000mA)

Pros: It charged everything well while it was working

Cons: -It malfunctioned inside of a week (I changed its location and it started pulse charging, going on and off a couple times per second) -It was a little more bulky than it needed to be

Overall Review: Having several different charger models, I don't know why so many are so much more bulky than they seem to need to be. I have a couple that have very nice form factors that fit behind furniture so that only the cables need be visible. Others... not so much. This one is mid-range on bulk.

11/10/2011