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Christopher A.

Christopher A.

Joined on 01/30/04

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Most Favorable Review

Great product

Koutech USB 2.0 PCI (2 x Ext+2 x Int Header-pin) Model IO-PU222
Koutech USB 2.0 PCI (2 x Ext+2 x Int Header-pin) Model IO-PU222

Pros: I bought this card because the 2 USB headers on my motherboard where already in use, and I specifically needed another set of internal header pins instead of the typical female USB port like most cards have. So at least for me I consider this a positive point. Also a nice positive point is that this card works great in my Linux box. I am currently running Linux Mint 7, and can report that it works flawlessly.

Cons: Only 2 external USB ports. I would have liked to see 3 or 4 external ports, but this is minor.

Overall Review: For the price you simply can't beat this card. I would have paid a few bucks more for 4 external ports, but this was card was well worth the price.

Most Critical Review
Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model KVR400X64C3A/512
Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model KVR400X64C3A/512

Pros: None - Incompatible

Cons: I was unable to get this memory to work with my motherboard despite this exact model number being listed in the manual.

Overall Review: I have used a similiar model DIMM from Kingston in the same board with no problems. Maybe I just got a bad DIMM. Regardless I sent it back for a refund.

Still working!

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000KS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000KS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I have owned this drive since 2007. I have moved it around between several different computers. It has been used as a primary OS drive, a storage drive, and as part of a raid array, and thoughout all of it's different uses with different file systems it continues to work. I don't normally write reviews, and like the last guy that posted here I doubt anyone will read this because the product is so old, but I thought I'd post anyway. This drive deserves the accolades.

Cons: I suppose if I have to find a con it would be that the drive consumes 8.75 Watts at idle, but realistically for a 7200 rpm drive manufactured 6 years ago that is not really a conn. I only list it because it the most power hungry of the 8 drives that I own today.

MB882SP-1S-1B

ICY DOCK 2.5" to 3.5" Bay SATA HDD & SSD Converter / Mounting Kit /Bracket - EZConvert MB882SP-1S-1B
ICY DOCK 2.5" to 3.5" Bay SATA HDD & SSD Converter / Mounting Kit /Bracket - EZConvert MB882SP-1S-1B

Pros: My Lian-Li case does not have a 2.5" drive bay, and I didn't want to use the adapter brackets that came with my SSD. This converter was perfect, allowing me to utilize an existing 3.5" bay, and stock Lian-Li mounting hardware.

Cons: None.

Works with Linux

LIAN LI CR-25A 20-in-1 USB 2.0 Aluminum Card Reader
LIAN LI CR-25A 20-in-1 USB 2.0 Aluminum Card Reader

Pros: I bought this card reader to put in my Linux box. It works flawlessly.

Cons: None

Scythe KM01-SL review

"KAZE MASTER" 5.25" Bay Fan Controller
"KAZE MASTER" 5.25" Bay Fan Controller

Pros: This has got to be the best fan control / temp monitor I've ever used. It does exactly what I need, and nothing I don't. As an added bonus it looks absolutely amazing in my aluminum Lian Li case.

Cons: The yellow tape provided to hold down the temperature probes isn't that great. It worked out ok for the probes I attached to the top of my hard drives, but for my video card and CPU heat sinks I had to use something else.

Overall Review: I've seen fancier (ugly) units for double the money, but honestly this unit is really all you need. It has a nice plain yet beautiful look, and the digital display is very classy.