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Brandi U.

Brandi U.

Joined on 08/03/03

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Solid monitor for gaming

ViewSonic Pro Series VP930b Black 19" 8ms gray-to-gray (avg); 20ms black-white-black (typ) DVI  LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1300:1
ViewSonic Pro Series VP930b Black 19" 8ms gray-to-gray (avg); 20ms black-white-black (typ) DVI LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1300:1

Pros: Beautiful color for a non-graphics professional LCD. I use mine for gaming and office software. Works very well for both. Text is crisp. Haven't seen any ghosting on the games I play. They are all played a lot: BF2, Call of Duty2, Doom3, Fear, Far Cry, and older games. Stand allows for plenty of adjustments-great for comfortable viewing. Haven't played any full screen movies on it, so can't judge that.

Cons: I also have the "X" on a totally black screen. It's only in the corners (not a full X) and not detected while playing games (even Doom3 and Fear) or using any other software. You will need to calibrate this monitor from its defaults for best colors (and less of an "X"). Default brightness and contrast are always too high on any LCD I've dealt with. Seems to be a LCD thing. The blue bar that pops up when you change resolutions is annoying, but doesn't actually disturb my playing. Wish it could be turned off, though. I had one dead pixel. On far left, only visible on a totally white screen. I have to look for it to notice.

Overall Review: I really love this monitor. Great screen size and has been flawless for my needs. Best resolution (as in all LCDs) is the native, so have a strong video card for games (I have an X800XL). I'm a field tech who works with a lot of LCDs for my clients. This is the best one for color and gaming I've seen for its size and price range (sub $xxx).

Excellent for the price

TOZO T6 True Wireless Earbuds Bluetooth Headphones Touch Control with Wireless Charging Case IPX8 Waterproof  Stereo Earphones in-Ear Built-in Mic Headset. Premium Deep Bass for Sport, Black
TOZO T6 True Wireless Earbuds Bluetooth Headphones Touch Control with Wireless Charging Case IPX8 Waterproof Stereo Earphones in-Ear Built-in Mic Headset. Premium Deep Bass for Sport, Black

Pros: - Good price - Easy to use - Great sound

Cons: - None so far

Overall Review: Really like these. They've been perfect so far for some phone calls and when listening to music and podcasts while out on a walk or run. Nice to have have to deal with a wire behind my head anymore.

Excellent for the price

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T2-24GBRL
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T2-24GBRL

Pros: My MSI Pro-E board detected it correctly. No issues.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: The Ripjaws series continues to be good bang for the buck. This 24GB replaces the 12Gb I had installed. My board is now maxed out.

12/12/2012

Good for the money

ALTEC LANSING BXR1220 2.0 Speaker System
ALTEC LANSING BXR1220 2.0 Speaker System

Pros: 1. Small size. 2. USB powered means no need to find another power plug. 3. Easy to set up. 4. Good sound in video games. 5. Volume control on top.

Cons: Bass sound poor. Music doesn't sound accurate.

Overall Review: Happy with the purchase. Would prefer better bass reproduction for when I occasionally play music through my computer. My primary reason for purchase was for my video games. Sound is good in the games. Happy with their small size and quick setup. Good speakers for the low price.

Works well. Slightly noisy

Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support

Pros: Works fine. No problem reading any DVD or CD put in.

Cons: Noisier than my Lite-On drive. Spin-up is noticeable. Nothing problematic, just making a note of it.

Overall Review: Haven't burned any DVD's yet.

12/31/2010

Works great!

Kingston 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3K3/6GR
Kingston 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3K3/6GR

Pros: Works well in my MSI X58 Pro-E board. Board reads settings accurately. Excellent price for 6GB.

Cons: Doubt this would overclock much.

Overall Review: I have 12GB in my rig, all slots filled. Had to bump DRAM voltage to 1.60 to get things stable. When you fill all your RAM slots, it's normal to have to bump DRAM voltage.

12/31/2010