Date Joined: 06/30/06
Pros: Nice feel, feels sturdy.
Cons: Out of the box the USB dongle wouldn't work, so I had to use the USB cable. Eventually the connector (the part on the controller not the cable) stopped working, so now it's just a paper weight. I didn't try Blue-tooth, because my gaming PC doesn't have it, but likely I won't be able to charge it anyway.
Overall Review: Last time I buy anything that's Steelseries.
Pros: Just a basic desk chair, all I wanted. Sometimes they throw in too many features on these gaming chairs forgetting we just want to sit down and not have to think about the chair.
Cons: It seemed to be caught at first and wouldn't lean back, but eventually it just started to. Don't know if it was a defect or what, but it fixed itself.
Overall Review: Basic chair
Seams are well done
padded arm rests
easy to assemble
Pros: Very fast!
Overall Review: Nothing like the best. I wish I could afford the larger capacity ones.
Overall Review: What can I say? If you have a tight budget, this fits.
Pros: great value for a budget build
Overall Review: Matched with an i5 9400F, RTX 2060, and 16 GB DDR4. Great for gaming!
Instant boot with NVMe system SSD, partnered with a 1 TB SATA SSD for apps and games. Built for my nephew who used to call me for computer problems at least once a week, now I never hear from him. lol
Cons: When power was applied I heard clicking noises from the area around the DRMs. Sent back for refund.
Also, the USB 3.0 header at the bottom of the board made it unsightly in a white case with a PSU shroud.
Overall Review: I really wish I could say more, was DOA, and I usually prefer Asus. But other factors made return for refund and going with another motherboard make more sense.
Cons: Lost in mail once, had to replace, replacement was DOA, sent back to manufacturer for RMA, and RMA was the same. I tested both sets in two machines. Second set worked better with only one DIMM, but still crashed the machine rather quickly after booting. I just gave up on them, still have them sitting on a shelf with other things that don't work.
Overall Review: I used Mushkin memory for years, first time I had trouble.
Pros: Some cables have inline capacitors to ensure smooth power delivery.
Cons: They are a bit hard to train. Cable combs are a bit clunky. But both can be solved with some more cable combs.
Overall Review: So much better than extensions, which are a cable management nightmare. So it's nice to replace cables rather then extend them.
Pros: The stock cables look nice in a white build. But mine came as a bundle with sleeved cables.
Overall Review: It's a great power supply, really not much more to say.
Pros: Runs XMP at 3200 with just a single click in the BIOS.
Cons: Only con is the RGB isn't Addressable.
Overall Review: Nice looking, just keep in mind that if it's a solid color you want, this is fine.
Pros: It fits into my Corsair 4000D Airflow perfectly. No problems at all, XMP with one click.
Cons: RGB on the I/O cover is hard to see, but might be because the fan next to it is brighter. That's only a very minor con, has nothing to do with functionality and doesn't effect how I rated it. It's just something someone might want to know.
Overall Review: It had all the connections my the case I had, including the USB type E header for the front Panel Type C. 3 USB 2.0 headers, and I needed all of them, despite my case not having USB 2.0 on the front panel. Plenty of USB ports on the back I/O. It has 3 M.2 slots, but have yet to use any of them. (a build in process). Reinforced 16x PCIe and DIMM slots, very premium for a rather modest price.
Pros: It's being used as a second drive to the NVME boot in my notebook. Faster than the hard disk it replaced and better battery time.
Overall Review: It's just a very basic SSD, no frills, but does what you expect from a WD Green product.
Pros: No trouble getting other than opening a notebook with a spudger to get it installed. Workd just fine.
Cons: Only gripe I have is the shipping. It took almost an entire month to get here. So I knocked off a star because they use the absolute cheapest shipping possible.
Overall Review: I used it with a Ryzen 5 3500U notebook from HP. Works like a charm.
Pros: Ryzen 5. What more can I say?
Vega 8 GPU can play a decent amount of AAA games.
M.2 SSD for very quick boot
1080p screen, most laptops in it's class are only 720p, so kudos for meeting the screen resolution for Cubase 10.5 which is what I am using it for.
Cons: Only single-channel memory, no easy way I can see to get inside to add the much needed sodimm to make it dual-channel and perform like the Ryzen is meant to be.
Data HD is a decent size but terribly slow, again, I can't see how to get inside to upgrade it to a 2.5" SSD.
Mine arrived with a very minor scratch in a place I can't see when using it.
Overall Review: Over all it outperforms my old i5 2500 notebook which has dual channel, but not by much as far as CPU power goes. Would really like to see it running dual-channel.
Pros: Using it in a slim case that doesn't have any fans, works much better than the stock Intel cooler. Larger fan radius, more blades, and better heat sink makes a big difference.
Cons: None. Other than the first one I ordered got lost in shipping and still waiting to get my money back for it.
Overall Review: Really only for a build that has very confined space. Does a better job the the Intel stock cooler, but would recommend something bigger if the case permits.
Pros: Installed in my Early 2009 iMac 24". It took just a couple minutes, and doubled the RAM that it originally came with. Maybe get a few more years out of this decade old beast.
Overall Review: Fast shipping, same price as used.
Pros: 480 GB for a low price
Cons: Seems to disconnect from the host computer, as a secondary drive you lose access to files until a system power recycle. If it's a system disk, it will crash and lock up the machine.
Overall Review: I revised my review and added a couple stars. While it was a hassle from the start, I was able to connect with SP support, late at night for me, because they are on the other side of the world. He had me flash the firmware on the SSD, and it's been working great for a couple weeks now.
Pros: Looks great
Good build quality, everything fits together tight.
Cons: Not much room for cable management
tiny vents for intake
No rubber grommets
Mystery holes (recycled design?)
Only one SSD mounting point.
Overall Review: Despite it's flaws, it's $50, so didn't knock off any stars.
Pros: No shrink tubing
Sleeve doesn't slip
Includes rubber cable combs
They look great
Cons: Lower gauge than Cable Mod extension, may be a problem with GPU's with a high TDP like the R9 290/390(x). But just fine with modern graphics cards.
A little more stiff than I was expecting, more wrangling to train cables.
Pros: Top of the heatsink is black
Comes with mounting hardware for second fan for push/pull configuration.
Fan has brighter colors than MasterFan Pros.
Comes with a mini RGB controller, so it can be used without a motherboard RGB header.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Pros: RGB controller uses application control
Each of the 4 channels can be split to expand to more than 4 fans.
Cons: The blue on all three fans is very dim. Bad batch? It's disappointing to turn up all the colors to get bright white, but instead it's yellow. I also ordered the MasterAir Pro RGB CPU cooler and the colors, including blue are vivid. Sad that the only colors that match are really only red/yellow/green variances. Any colors with blue the three fans from this kit won't match the CPU cooler.
I knocked off two eggs because of RGb instead of RGB.
Pros: I can't think of any.
Cons: Both thew analog sticks don't seem to be analog at all. the do not register until half way then register as full. This makes sims and FPS games completely unplayable. I've already tossed it aside the day I received it.
Overall Review: Cord is 3 feet shorter than the Xbox 3650 controller.
Pros: No tools, sturdy plastic housing.
Cons: It keeps disconnecting and reconnecting constantly, can't backup large files, fails every time. Same results on two PC's I tested it with. Using it with a WD Blue 750 2.5" HD that works fine when installed inside my PC.
Overall Review: Short cable with strange connection on the pocket enclosure side.
Cons: 3.5" bays are useless, no mounting holes to hold the drives in place.
Pros: Very bright red, great look for mod PC.
Cons: I read that the Velcro pads were not very good so bought replacements before the item arrived.