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Timothy G.

Timothy G.

Joined on 08/04/04

Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Phenom & M2N32-SLI Deluxe

AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition - Phenom X4 Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HD985ZXAGHBOX
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition - Phenom X4 Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HD985ZXAGHBOX

Pros: Processor is a vast improvement voer my old 4200 X2. Running stable at 2.8 without much change in the voltage.

Cons: Definitely runs pretty hot.

Overall Review: Dropped in my M2N32-SLI Deluxe without any trouble using BIOS 1802. Windows and rest fully recognized. Maybe a new BIOS will improve the OC ability.

Most Critical Review

Not Phone Compatible

PLANTRONICS .Audio 480 3.5mm/ USB Connector Canal Stereo Headset
PLANTRONICS .Audio 480 3.5mm/ USB Connector Canal Stereo Headset

Pros: Audio sounds great on the headphones if I only wanted headphones and not a headset...

Cons: Unfortunately, none of the specs or the description details the fact that the microphone and headphones are on two different 3.5mm plugs. (Platronics website does not outline this either). I bought this under the assumption the "3.5 mm" connectivity was based on the product using a single 3.5mm plug into any device for both the microphone & headphones due to the description, as quoted: "Then there's the connection, which can be either a regular 3.5mm plug, or ..." It does not state 2 regular plugs, it states "a" plug.

Overall Review: I will likely hunt for an adaptar, or just RMA the product, but someone should update the specs to outline the product does not use "a" 3.5mm plug, but uses two. I have no use for a headset for my computer.

Almost 3 months running

Acer AL2423Wdr 24" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 D-Sub, DVI Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor with Height Adjustments
Acer AL2423Wdr 24" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 D-Sub, DVI Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor with Height Adjustments

Pros: I bought this monitor in the beginning of August for a new build, and it arrived with 0 dead pixels. I have had it turned on for almost that entire time; the only time it has been allowed to power down is when I have restarted my computer (which also has never turned off). I have seen zero burn in, dead pixels, or power issues thus far putting it through its paces. As others have said, upon turning it on I adjusted the brightness down a bit, though I didn't find it too bad (it is located in a room with a huge amount of ambient light). The WUXGA on a 24" monitor is the perfect size for text; not to mention movies look amazing. The 90 degree turn is nice for random reading or such, don't use often though. I use it for photo editting, HL2 in 1920x1200, and general office/web/IM; powered by an eVGA 512mb 7900GT KO RoHS (which vanished from all retailers). Pictures are extremely crisp (shooting RAW on a Nikon D70), and I have not seen any noticable ghosting in games or movies.

Cons: Speakers are terrible, but most people who have a 24" monitor are 1) gaming/entertainment,(so they have their own speakers) or 2) in an office (so they don't need good speakers). The monitor can also be annoying to turn the 90 degrees. Not really difficult, just a pain. Works very well though.

Overall Review: While it does not have all of the connections and random periphials other monitors have; the display itself is well exceptional, which is what you should be buying a monitor for, the display. And does anyone really need more then a DVI and VGA link? Personally I only need a DVI connection from my video card to the monitor, not sure what else I would connect besides possibly a XBox360, but that is hooked up to the DLP in the living room. USB ports I just stick into the front of my case.