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John K.

John K.

Joined on 10/20/08

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Seagate SV35.3 ST3500320SV 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate SV35.3 ST3500320SV 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Well, its a seagate. Have had good luck with them for years. I am so old we used to buy rocks from Seagate into which we chiseled ancient texts.

Cons: Well, its a piece of electronic equipment, made on an assembly line somewhere, by human beings. Sooner or later you'll get one made on a Friday afternoon or Monday morning just like an old Ford I had once.

Overall Review: Well I'll have to return these for a credit due to my own ignorance of not doing the research. The other reviewer stated he is running Vista on one of these drives and I will not dispute that but..... After realizing what I had ordered I did some research at Seagate and made a phone call to Seagate support. They stated Seagate does not recommend the SV series as a main or even a storage drive for general use as it does not have error checking support. It is specifically made for DVR's and surveillance recording systems. Newegg states about the digital recording in the description. Just passing on some info I learned. Possibly Newegg should list Seagates recommendations in the description? That is Neweggs call. I am Value Added and I approved this message.

Lost Cable

Sabrent 6ft USB 2.0 to DB25F Parallel Printer Cable (USB-DB25F)
Sabrent 6ft USB 2.0 to DB25F Parallel Printer Cable (USB-DB25F)

Pros: Its a cable, it looks like a cable, and the packaging says its a cable. I can not belittle the cable as I ordered it without needing it.

Cons: Do your homework before buying a cable. Returning them costs more than they are worth. Now the poor unneeded cable is destined to go to the drawer of unwanted and lost cables.

Overall Review: I am Value Added and I approved this message.

11/14/2008

Its a cable

Sabrent 6ft USB 2.0 to DB25F Parallel Printer Cable (USB-DB25F)
Sabrent 6ft USB 2.0 to DB25F Parallel Printer Cable (USB-DB25F)

Pros: Did not read the description and ordered it without needing it. Seems to be a cable. It looks like a cable. And the packaging said it was a cable. I therefore can not belittle the poor cable.

Cons: Do your homework before buying a cable. If you don't need it, it will cost you more to return it than it is worth. Hence it is destined to spend the rest of its cable life in the drawer of lost cables.

Overall Review: I am Value Added and I approved this message.

11/14/2008

They Blow

Antec 761345-75024-0 Blue LED 3-Speed Case Cooling Fan
Antec 761345-75024-0 Blue LED 3-Speed Case Cooling Fan

Pros: Good fans. Added one to the side panel of my Antec 1200 and 1 to the inside of the third drive cage using it as an air tunnel to blow of the GPU's. They work well and are very quiet on low speed, not even bad on high speed. Worth the $$$.

Cons: Would be nice if they came with a way to turn off the LED's

Overall Review: I am Value Added and I approved this message.

11/14/2008

Another Winner

EVGA 132-YW-E178-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI FTW ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 132-YW-E178-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI FTW ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Well constructed board. No problems out of the box. Loaded OS and drivers and it fired right up. Has many overclocking setting in bios. Came with lots of extra cables. Runs stable. Can now finally run Flightsim X with most settings maxed out.

Cons: No bios updates yet from EVGA for the F.T.W, maybe it does't need any? Northbridge fan blows right onto the first X16 slot. If you have dual space cards your only going to end up with 1 PCI slot availiable by putting your GPU's in slots 1 and 3, and then the PCI express slot is unusable. Bad thing about this is if you decide to go with 3 way SLI your going to be stuck with onboard audio. I guess this is not really a con though as every SLI boar I have seen is going to have the same issue until unless they increase the size of the form factor. Then you will need a case the size of a small pickup truck.

Overall Review: I am Value Added and I approved this message.

11/14/2008

Ultimate Cooler

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: This thing will cool anything you throw at it, and even on high speed its almost silent. Very well constructed. I am Value Added and I approved this message.

Cons: Size, you need a large case. It has the potential of causing thiefs to break into your house to steal the copper it is made from.

Overall Review: This is a monster. Exceeds the intel spec for weight of a cooler by a substantial amount. If you are going to transport your pc any distance by car I would recommend removing it as I can see it cracking your motherboard.

11/12/2008