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Nicholas L.

Nicholas L.

Joined on 02/19/05

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review
Fractal Design Core 1000 Micro ATX Computer Case w/  1 x 120mm fan
Fractal Design Core 1000 Micro ATX Computer Case w/ 1 x 120mm fan

Pros: Came shipped in the Fractal box itself, case was in a plastic baggy with two large styrofoam supports on either side. In any case, it was not damaged. Includes all the parts you need, and looks great. I like the HDD mounting solution too (vertical so it doesn't block airflow from the front fan). Oh, and it's $40.

Cons: -Bright blue LED is annoying. I hate blue LEDs. -Has terrible individual connectors for the power switch, HDD LED, etc like every other case ever made. -If you're planning on using a CM Hyper 212 CPU cooler DO NOT BUY. This case is too shallow/that CPU cooler is too tall. I like both too much to compromise so I'm just going to modify the side panel somehow. None of these are real cons, just negatives to me personally.

Good & Cheap

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04

Pros: -It's mad cheap -It burns data onto an ancient format which is still sometimes required for devices that otherwise only decipher hieroglyphics -You can use it to install Windows.

Cons: -Still has to exist -First one I received was DOA. It wouldn't eject and therefore wouldn't do much of anything. I RMAd it with Newegg and had a new one in just a couple of days. It was quick and painless and the new one works great.

G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2

Pros: Works great. Thought I had a bad stick but it just needed to be re-seated. My ASRock Z77 Pro4-M automatically set it to 1600mhz, too.

Cons: None

ARCTIC F9 PWM PST - Standard Low Noise PWM Controlled Case Fan with PST Feature, AFACO-090P0-GBA01
ARCTIC F9 PWM PST - Standard Low Noise PWM Controlled Case Fan with PST Feature, AFACO-090P0-GBA01

Pros: Does what it says on the tin, quiet and moves air.

Cons: Requires electricity and not dreams and starlight.

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers
ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers

Pros: Bright, vivid colors. Easy to set up (the monitor just snaps into the base). Stand has a hole right in the center to route cables out of sight.

Cons: 1 stuck red pixel right in the center, about 3" from the top that I haven't been able to get rid of. It's a little wobbly, too, but it's not too bad.

Overall Review: I was a little hesitant to buy a CFL-backlit monitor in 2013, but the reviews were too positive to turn it down, and the picture quality is stellar. Also, skip the $10 rebate. Reading the privacy policy, they sell your information to everybody and their mother. I'll keep my $10, thanks.

ASUS Pink Tablet Case for Google Nexus 7 Model TRAVEL COVER/PINK
ASUS Pink Tablet Case for Google Nexus 7 Model TRAVEL COVER/PINK

Pros: -Cheap -Fits perfectly -Mom loves it because it's pink

Cons: -No magnet or anything, cover is floppy. -Is not made of bacon