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David M.

David M.

Joined on 09/08/02

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Summer time fan cooler

Delta FFB0912SH-F00 92mm Case Cooler
Delta FFB0912SH-F00 92mm Case Cooler

Pros: Cools 5-8 degrees Fahrenheit more than the 2500rpm cpu fan during gameplay, surfing the net and running apps. Doesn't look like it's going to fry my motherboard, that's a big bonus.

Cons: Noisy but that was expected so no eggs docket for something that was anticipated.

Overall Review: Replaces my 2500rpm cpu cooling fan for the summer time only. My computer room gets toasty warm during the summer months here in CA Central Valley. It's 100+ degrees every day (it's tolerable dry heat fortunately) during July and August so to avoid paying $300 a month AC bill I set my AC a little on the high side . I would recommend this fan if your looking for a summertime 92mm cooling fan and can handle the noise.

Most Critical Review

DISAPPOINTING SAMSUNG PRODUCT

SAMSUNG 990DF Black 19" CRT Monitor 0.20mm (horizontal) Dot Pitch D-Sub
SAMSUNG 990DF Black 19" CRT Monitor 0.20mm (horizontal) Dot Pitch D-Sub

Comments: I run 8 monitors and needed a cheap analog crt as an aside, so I got this one. Dim, lifeless picture quality. White is gray and colors are washed out. Surprising from a Sansung product. I would not buy this monitor again.

11/14/2005

Lumatek quality is first class

LUMATEK LK400 400W HPS/MH Grow Light Hydroponic Digital E-Ballast - 120/240v
LUMATEK LK400 400W HPS/MH Grow Light Hydroponic Digital E-Ballast - 120/240v

Pros: I have an original, first gen 400w Lumatek digital ballast and it still works perfectly. Resettable fuse breakers. Dimmable 4-positon knob makes the bulb a little brighter. Can be used for 250 watt bulb as well which is a cool feature for seedling and young plants.

Cons: Finding the lamp cord with the correct proprietary Lumatek female socket is a royal pain. Ended up getting another brand lamp cord and buying an adapter. One star off for the lamp cord problem.

Overall Review: I don't get why Lumatek doesn't include a lamp cord and why it's so hard to find one. You may find a cheaper, no-name ballast but in my experience they fail at some point and that can be a hassle.

Everyday Eye Candy

HP 2711x Black 27" Full HD  LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 DC 3,000,000:1 (1,000:1)
HP 2711x Black 27" Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 DC 3,000,000:1 (1,000:1)

Pros: -Rich, accurate colors with great black level. -VERY bright, turned in down to 60 and that's the only adjustment I needed to make. -Lots of bang for the buck. -Noiseless, completely silent external power supply... easy and cheap to replace should it fail. -Thin and light.

Cons: Glossy... really glossy but at least no one is going to be able to sneak up from from behind and attack you.

Overall Review: My old 20" looks small now, yes size does matter. I got the 1yr extended warranty for peace of mind... it's cheap so why not.

Another fine Rosewill product.

Rosewill Multimedia Keyboard - Black, 104 Normal & 12 Function Keys, USB Wired - RK-700M
Rosewill Multimedia Keyboard - Black, 104 Normal & 12 Function Keys, USB Wired - RK-700M

Pros: Keys have a nice tactile feel and spring to them. Multimedia functions are a bonus, I find it convenient to have mute, pause and volume controls accessible to from the the keyboard.

Cons: At this price point and free shipping absolutely none.

Overall Review: Over the years there are some brand names that I can buy from with confidence, knowing I will get good value for the money... Rosewill is one of those names.

Last gasp for AGP P4 3.2GHz

PowerColor Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR3 AGP 8X Video Card AG4670 1GBK3-P
PowerColor Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR3 AGP 8X Video Card AG4670 1GBK3-P

Pros: 1 simple Molex power connection. Big quiet fan, normal card length doesn't bump into anything.

Cons: None so far with the card. Blah, blah, blah AGP.

Overall Review: Upgrade from my X1950 Pro. Keeping this rig alive as long as possible with XP 32bit and still play left 4 dead 2 at a decent frame rate. Works with driver off disk, no problem but not with ATI's AGP hotfix 9.11 XP 32bit.

12/16/2009