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shawn j.

shawn j.

Joined on 12/29/10

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Most Favorable Review

Its a usb light

Rosewill RU-102 – 2-Piece USB LED Lighting Set – Suitable for Use with 5V USB Hubs and Powerbanks
Rosewill RU-102 – 2-Piece USB LED Lighting Set – Suitable for Use with 5V USB Hubs and Powerbanks

Pros: Its kinda bright for how small they are. Nice bendy stick to direct the light

Cons: The bendy stick is heavy. No instructions . It seemed the flat light was broken till i tapped on the very end after a long time.

Overall Review: Really I just wrote this so others can see how to get the flat light to work. Tap it on the very end.

12/16/2015
Most Critical Review

A little too big to be practical

Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (6-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans Intel & AMD Universal CPU Cooler CLP0564 - Retail
Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (6-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans Intel & AMD Universal CPU Cooler CLP0564 - Retail

Pros: Its super cool in many ways. It keeps things cool even at low speeds. It is a behemoth and wonder to behold. The colors fit well in my computer. It looks very good in general. Its pretty quiet when on lower settings. I keep it adjusted so I don't hear it over my HAF case, which is pretty quiet and my power supply fan is probably the loudest and it claims to be a quiet model. Install/uninstall/reinstall went smoothly for it for being so huge.

Cons: I had to bend one or two heat sinks on my mobo to get it to fit (pretty stupid, I know). The wires going to the fans controllers right where it splits are thin and flimsy and to go the opposite way you gotta bend it a way thin flimsy wires don't like bending. This combined with the switch being about 1 inch from the power plug and right by the fan(s)lead me to some issues. Being as big as it is made me realize I should just get water cooling if I wanted to spend the original retail price of this on cooling. It got in the way of around 1/8th of the stuff on my mobo. Any wire in that area is now a pain to plug in or unplug and the case even though its really big it feels cram packed with this in there. I find myself getting in my computers a lot over their lifespans and this product often feels like it gets in the way of taking apart my computer. Im actually dreading having to mess with it here in a sec (to repast the heatsink it bent out the way).

Overall Review: If I didn't have to bend a heatsink on my Motherboard out of the way in order to install it, the product would probably get a 5. Maybe this is my fault and I should start measuring everything before I buy? I did not read this in any reviews I read though.

It's a reliable virus scanner brand

Total Defense Premium Internet Security - 5 User
Total Defense Premium Internet Security - 5 User

Pros: It generally works great and picks up whatever is causing my slowdown and a few other minor things. Its less invasive than what I remember scanners from years ago being.

Cons: As with ALL virus scanners they may slow down your pc a tad. Thus is why I only install as needed (I'm a pro. I don't recommend others go without protection). I work with all sorts of modded files, thousands, or millions. I think Microsoft and others works with these companies to detect certain modded files that Microsoft doesn't want us to have. It's not just TD and none of you people use these files I'm sure. I notice it started when win 7 rolled out though. 10gb backup is nothing. It's not really what you buy the product for though. With modern smartphones I can make a 10gb video in 10 minutes.

Overall Review: My review is comparative to other virus scanners. I generally do not have a virus scanner installed but when I notice slowdowns I will install one and clean my system. Then I uninstall as they often are cumbersome. I have McAfee subscription and use others if needed but Total defense is the one I've installed the most the past couple years.

HORRIBLE!

Sennheiser OMX 180 In-Ear Headphone with Flexible Ear Hooks and Volume Control
Sennheiser OMX 180 In-Ear Headphone with Flexible Ear Hooks and Volume Control

Pros: They produce sound thats not horrible.

Cons: Pain, Suffering, hurts my ears, doesnt fit in my ear, hurts when I make it. Did I mention these hurt to wear? Try cramming a large plastic cooking soon in your ear so it fits and stays there and you'll feel exactly what Im taking about.

Overall Review: I have several headsets, tons of earbuds, several headphones and they all get used. Cept this. About 3 times (tries) and thats it.

Game works fine

Lego Indiana Jones 2: Adventure Continues PC Game
Lego Indiana Jones 2: Adventure Continues PC Game

Pros: Free after rebate! High quality GFX on a high quality system (compared to the console versions of lego games I've played anyways). Splitscreen Co-op? On a pc? Yes! It works fine with my 460gt SLI setup, so please ignore postings saying it only works with two GFX cards. My advice to the other poster is to update drivers and do a Directx diag.

Cons: Its not splintercell blacklist spy vs merc? Thats ok though. For a lego game it does its job well.

Pretty good?

George Foreman GRP99BLK 100 Sq. Inch Electric Cooking Grill Non Stick - Black
George Foreman GRP99BLK 100 Sq. Inch Electric Cooking Grill Non Stick - Black

Pros: Big, can cook a meal pretty fast. With a half hour of use I can cook up meat for 3 days. Stretch that to an hour and I can caramelize a few onions and a few packages of veggies. George Foreman is quick to send a newer model replacement when I am experience an issue a year later.

Cons: A year +2 months into usage and the temp up button quit responding. They will replace it with new model for 7.50 shipping. The timer doesn't actually cut the heat off (full egg docked for this as I bought it so I could set it and forget it) it doesn't respond to trying to change the temperature well . It can already be warmed up and cooking then act like it needs 10 minutes to warm up to any temperature change again.