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Julianne M.

Julianne M.

Joined on 11/03/06

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Lucky me~

CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5C G
CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5C G

Pros: Pros... I guess the only thing on my mind right now is that it worked. Not that I expected the memory to be bad, as Corsair and OCZ are the only companies I buy memory from because of their great customer service, but that I hadn't even paid attention to the 1066 part even though it was written everywhere. Back when 1066 first came out, I avoided it because it said it was for quadcore and didn't want to buy it and it not work with my dual-core (since I feel no pressing need to upgrade to quad). I should have trusted Corsair. It booted up just fine with my dual-core and is happily running without a problem.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Overall Review: Great company and great memory.

Most Critical Review

Okay for a temporary measure

COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP Silent Case Fan (4-Pack)
COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP Silent Case Fan (4-Pack)

Pros: They were cheap, they came in a four pack. It's very, very quiet.

Cons: As others have said, barely moves even at 100% speed and running at 1100 rpm (so it says anyway). I have to put my hand right up against it to feel any air.

Overall Review: This would be fine, I suppose, if you're just setting up a computer for someone that doesn't do much on a computer, but for people that do gaming, particularly intensive ones, this is not going to help with air-flow when the machine gets hot.

11/24/2016

Good fan

Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan
Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan

Pros: It moves a lot of air, I'll give it that. It's almost the only exhaust I have and my computer is quite cool. Can't beat it for the price

Cons: I've had it for a year now and almost to the exact day I bought it, it's making this really annoying buzzing sound. It's not just mine either. I bought two at the same time and gave one to my mother and hers does the exact same thing.

Overall Review: For the price and what it does, it's a good fan, or at least was. But for the past month that horrible constant buzzing sound has gotten on my nerves that I'm looking for a replacement.

Made of awesome

HT  OMEGA CLARO Plus+ 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
HT OMEGA CLARO Plus+ 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

Pros: This is an awesome card. In upgrading my computer, I had intended to buy this eventually, but the short-lived deal of $40 off the regular price was too much to resist. Being an m-audio customer, I wanted to make sure that I had a newer, comparable card to that. The Omega Claro+ delivers beautifully in performance and musice. It's not quite as clear as sounds in games such as Oblivion as I did with the m-audio, but that could be driver related differences and a lot of setting tweaks.

Cons: None that I can think of, other than the fact that someone like me who came from an m-audio card to an Omega, the interface for the sound options was intimidating and awkward at times. Also, there seems to be an issue with the settings under equalizer. If I choose 'small room', it always seems to default the environmental 'bathroom' effect whenever I close the program to the taskbar.

Overall Review: This card will be with me for a long time, I can tell you that.

Decent

ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express 150/300Mbps Transfer/Receive Rate 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2
ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express 150/300Mbps Transfer/Receive Rate 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2

Pros: It's a good adapter for a PCI slot and the antennas seems solid and nice. Windows did a good job on setting up the card.

Cons: I could not get their program work to save my soul. I installed and it would access my router and network, but the moment I even minimized it, it lost it's connection. Even with no protection on my router, it would never keep that connection or save my settings.

Overall Review: Decent enough card, but their software sucks. Just install the driver and use Windows configuration, takes five minutes.

Incredible!

Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers
Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers

Pros: I didn't really NEED new speakers, after all my 10+ year dells were still working, but... Man, I am glad I did. The music I hear from the speakers are incredible. Coming from heavy bass and slightly muffled speakers, this is definitely comparable to my mother's Monsoons and really brings out the music and capability of my M-Audio 5.1 Revolution sound card. Not particularly sure why some people had trouble with the length of the cords, as they were perfectly fine for my desk. Even the back ones, I was a bit afraid wouldn't reach through going around the desk to the back of it so the cords didn't get in the way, but it works fine. And definite plus to the little desk controller! I never had one on my other speakers and it makes it so much easier. It was that I didn't expect to reach up to my desk, but it did with ease.

Cons: I honestly can't think of anything. Maybe I'm just not as picky as some others. Some said that it couldn't really get very high before they started crackling when they made it really loud, but it's fine to me. I'm not interested in making it so loud that it knocks down the neighbors house or anything.

Overall Review: Excellent buy, especially for the price. Coming from one of the very FEW working Dell Altec Lansing 5.1 Speaker System ADA995 (after some idle research, I noticed this set of speakers were more often than not duds and I was lucky enough to get a working set first time I bought my Dell machine ten years ago, of which only thing I kept over the years was the speakers), which were very heavy on bass to this Logitech set... I can't imagine ever going back. They have really impressed me. If someone wants excellent sound and can't afford $300+, you will not regret this buy, imo. It managed to play all tracks of my latest Shinedown CD without a single crackle or hiss or any other sound, which my others couldn't, and that is the best test I can give it.