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James S.

James S.

Joined on 01/24/07

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HP Officejet Pro 8600 Up to 18 ppm Black Print Speed 4800 x 1200 dpi Color Print Quality Thermal Inkjet e-All-in-One Color Printer
HP Officejet Pro 8600 Up to 18 ppm Black Print Speed 4800 x 1200 dpi Color Print Quality Thermal Inkjet e-All-in-One Color Printer

Pros: Auto double side printing, no more flipping the paper over to print on the other side. Can have a second paper storage if you want to. Getting the right ink cartridge and you could print more than a household laser printer for less. I own a Samsung laser and it cost over $200 for toner and only prints 1,500 pages for black and 1,000 per color. This thing if you get the extra yield cartridge will print 2,300 black and 1,500 color and for less than $100 for all of them. Has Email printing so you could send attachments and it will print them from anywhere. The feed tray adjust to the center of the scanner feed wheel. That way documents and pictures don't go crooked when using the auto feed tray. The all-in-one feature is really nice, now I can get do away with my laser printer and other all-in-one that cost way too much to use.

Cons: Didn't come with any programs to fix scanned photos, like cannon scanners do.

Overall Review: Before you buy ink make sure you check the amount of yield the ink will give you. Just because it is cheaper ink doesn't mean that it will last as long or give you the same quality(if an off brand). It does take about 30min from start to finish to completely unpack the printer from the box to having it usable on the computer. I haven't checked all the features to see if it has a quiet mode yet, so it would print quietly at night. I'm glade I bought it when I did, because I got it for $129 while others sold it for $149 or more. Also, I like to buy extended warranties with printers and Newegg is much cheaper, Much Cheaper than Staples, I'm not sure on the service yet since this is my first time buying it from Newegg(though I'm sure is awesome since they have great customer support and products). Newegg always seems to beat out the competition in prices and have larger product selection so why go somewhere else to buy, thanks Newegg.

Most Critical Review

who said this thing is quiet

Sunbeam Eta Series FN-ETA120-BL Blue LED Case cooler
Sunbeam Eta Series FN-ETA120-BL Blue LED Case cooler

Pros: Has a good air flow

Cons: Quiet is on this list. My 140mm case fan that I bought at the same time is quieter then this. Sure it says 16dbs but when a cpu fan says low dbs at 19 and a 140mm case fan says 17 and you can hear the noise off of this fan over them, something is not right. Good thing it came with a rebate to make it only cost 2.99.

Overall Review: The blue is not really bright like some say and it does pull air into the case pretty good. So, if you are looking for a case fan that has good air flow and a blue color get this. If you are looking for quiet, might look else where.

Raid 5

Corsair Force Series GT 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F90GBGT-BK
Corsair Force Series GT 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F90GBGT-BK

Pros: These are very fast drives in a raid 5 configuration. I get speed and security with 3 drives installed. My WE is a 7.9 for these hard drives. I have about 700 mb/s read. Could be faster in a raid 0, but I wanted the security. They are stable and solid drives.

Cons: Can't figure if there is one.

Overall Review: The more drives that you have raided together in a raid 5 or 0 the faster they become. You could for less than 500 dollars have a faster hard drive than any of OCZ's revo drives, which are the fastest on the market and really expensive. I would bet that 4 in a raid 0 will bet the revo drive that has read of 1.4gb/s and cost over 1,000 dollars. Same if you do 5 in a raid 5 configuration. With 3 in a raid 5 I get faster speeds than a single drive. I don't know why anybody would do a raid 1 or 10 with these if you could do a raid 5.

I've had better

Tek Republic TH Pro USB Connector Circumaural Dynamic Bass Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
Tek Republic TH Pro USB Connector Circumaural Dynamic Bass Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Pros: It is not flimsy. Barely covers my ears. works very well on USB-2.0 does deliver 7.1 surround sound quick access buttons on the cord are nice. mic works very well and can hear me type.

Cons: Don't try this in a USB 3.0 port as the sound gets high static and barely reads the sound and no it's not my USB ports.

Overall Review: I give this 2 eggs because I've had much better for a little less and it doesn't work well on USB 3.0 very disappointing when you have only 3.0 ports on the front of the case. Lucky for me I have one USB 2.0 port on the front with the SD card reader cluster.

quiet is depended on setup

Sunbeam Eta Series FN-ETA120-BL Blue LED Case cooler
Sunbeam Eta Series FN-ETA120-BL Blue LED Case cooler

Pros: Can be quiet. see other thoughts

Cons: Can be loud. See other thoughts

Overall Review: Okay, so I'm making another review of this product. I found out something new about it. It can be loud and can be quiet, this depends on where you hook it up. If you hook it up to the motherboard it can be quiet. If you hook it onto a power cord from the PSU, than it will be loud. Note: that the louder it gets the faster it is spinning the more air flow you will have. The softer it gets, the slower becomes, the less air flow. So, pick your poison when hooking this fan up.

Some Points to consider

Broadway Com Corp FX-Series FX-SILVER Black / Silver SECC Steel Computer Case
Broadway Com Corp FX-Series FX-SILVER Black / Silver SECC Steel Computer Case

Pros: It is large inside and comes with 3 good fans. Could add one more fan on the side for more air flow too. It only has one external 3.5 slot and can hold 6 hard drives, though why would you do that? I do like the case and the design. The case helped drop my temps, from my previous case which I modified to get temps down. You can hide all the cables so that it looks good inside and have good air flow.

Cons: Case has the 140mm fan blowing over the hard drives into the case, the fan on the back panel blowing out, and the fan on the side blowing in. So, I though that this air flow wouldn't help cool the computer. I recommend reversing the air flow to allow the back to the front flow, and move the side fan down over the pci slots and blowing onto them. If you keep the fan over the cpu keep the back fan blowing out and add one over the video card and still reverse the air flow of the fan in the front of the case. Doing these is a pain which I believe is a con, but doing this is a better improvement, since hard drives put off heat and having air coming in over them would heat the air in the case before it even reaches the CPU or video cards. Hot air doesn't cool down your CPU.

Overall Review: Be careful with handling the case while you are putting items in it. The front trays with the cover over them can easily come off and you can't put a drive through the front unless there is a way to remove the total front part, which is what somebody already mentioned, though I was able to squeeze it through the back. I love the case and the look so far. I will update if anything goes wrong.