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David B.

David B.

Joined on 04/15/02

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Most Favorable Review

Good capacity

Thermaltake Silent PurePower W0009R 420 W ATX12V Power Supply
Thermaltake Silent PurePower W0009R 420 W ATX12V Power Supply

Pros: Handles heavy loads well. Long cables work well for large cases. Hasn't blown up yet.

Cons: I'll let you know when it overloads.

Overall Review: I'm running this powering an AMD XP 2600 on an Asus A7N8X. 3 RAM sticks, 7 hard drives, Radeon 9800, and a couple fans. It really should have blown up long ago.

Most Critical Review

Came free with PSU

DIYPC SW-711 Black SPCC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
DIYPC SW-711 Black SPCC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Free

Cons: This is an incredibly cheaply built case. Even though I received it for free, I don't think I will put any hardware in it. It's light & flimsy. Cheap stamped steel. Some of the panels look crooked. I didn't put my hand inside but I'd expect sharp flesh-eating edges. Antec cases start for only $10 more - I can't see any reason to buy this.

Brittle plastic power connectors

CORSAIR CX Series CX430 430W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply
CORSAIR CX Series CX430 430W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply

Pros: Price was reasonable

Cons: I bought this for a budget build on some old hardware. The SATA power connectors are made of brittle plastic. Two have broken in a way that they will no longer stay on the drives. With non-modular cables, this is a real pain.

Large - unless it doesn't fit your desk

XFX Gift - WarPad w/ Edgeless Support System
XFX Gift - WarPad w/ Edgeless Support System

Pros: Enormous space. Good surface - smooth, light friction.

Cons: The edge clip system is not compatible with my desk - or any desk that has drawers, it seems. The pad has a clip at one end, designed to grasp about 3-4" of the desk. My desk has only a 1" overhang at the front and drawers beneath. So there's 4" of mousepad dangling off the front of my desk.

Overall Review: I wouldn't pay $50 for it but since it came free with a GPU, meh.

Good enough, but not was good as the MX Revolution

Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX for PC and Mac, Large Mouse, Long Range Wireless Mouse
Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX for PC and Mac, Large Mouse, Long Range Wireless Mouse

Pros: Shape is good for my largish hands. Uses regular NIMH AA's. Can be used while charging, using a standard micro-usb port. Comes with a micro-usb cable, usb extension cable, and wall outlet USB port. The cables are nice quality, with contoured molded grips. Better than the cables that came with my phone. Tiny USB receiver

Cons: I liked the button placement on the MX Revolution better. I keep hitting the zoom button when I want forward or back; they're too close, and a little too much of a reach from the thumb resting channel with that bulge. I prefer the Revolution's scroll - the default was notchy scroll, and would become smooth when spun fast - perfect for quickly scrolling to the bottom of a page. Having the button on the MX P is nice, but too far back to comfortably reach if you have long fingers. Even though you only need 1 Unifying receiver for all your compatible Logitech devices, all the packages come with them. So while you save USB ports, you won't save any money if you buy a 2nd device.

Overall Review: I received this as a warranty replacement for my MX Revolution, which had developed annoying stuttering/connection issues, very common for that model.