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William V.

William V.

Joined on 08/11/07

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Most Favorable Review

Good drive

LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - Retail
LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - Retail

Pros: Not much can be said about an optical drive, other than it works, and this one is far less noisy than others I've used in this price range, which is obviously one of this drives strong points, it's only 18 bucks.

Cons: I don't like all the logos and printing on the front of the drive. On cases without drive doors, all this white printing really throws off the 'look' of the case. Seems excessive to me.

Most Critical Review

Nice sound..until they quit

iHome IH-H410UR 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural LifeTalks Foldable Headset
iHome IH-H410UR 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural LifeTalks Foldable Headset

Pros: The sound is GREAT for this price range! I was quite surprised at HOW great it is. They fold up easily for storage, and have a nice long cord that isn't TOO long. The cord-mounted volume control is easy to find and manipulate by feel.

Cons: Short life span. The first set I got lasted a couple hours, exchanged by Newegg. The second set lasted about a month. The wired from the cord-mounted volume control to the phones are apparently secured poorly. Both sets lost power to the left phone. No abuse, minimal use. Great design and function, but quality is poor, even for the price. I'm not going to bother with another return, just will not buy from this mfr again.

Screaming hot little baby

Intel Core i7-3770K - Core i7 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I73770K
Intel Core i7-3770K - Core i7 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I73770K

Pros: Very fast. I cannot imagine needing to spend more on a CPU. This little honey will handle anything you throw at it, and handle it WELL.

Cons: HOT. This puppy is idling close to 50c. Reaching 90c at heavy load. I know it's within specs, but I don't like it.

Overall Review: Ditch the stock cooler. Making their coolers better wouldn't increase the retail price that much, and would make customers happier, and cut down on bad PR.

Decent for the price

Cooler Master Elite 311 - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and Blue Trim
Cooler Master Elite 311 - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and Blue Trim

Pros: Easy access! Both sides come off tool-free, front comes off with just a BIT of effort. 3 internal drive bays can be removed in not needed or if they interfere with large vid card. All surfaces well plastic-ed, drive bay covers double-protected. Attractive case with non-overdone blue piping on front. Clear window provides possibilities for lighting. Back of chassis has plenty of access for cable management.

Cons: Card slot covers are non-replaceable once removed. If I move/remove a card, I'm stuck with the hole. This was the norm a few years back, kind of disappointed to see it in 2012. Black plastic "rivets" in clear side cover began falling out within minutes. Had to remove them all myself and glue them in place. Hard drives must apparently be installed with connections to the right side of the case, and some ATA plugs are too long, have to use right-angle plugs. I find this odd, and will probably result in cursing in the future. Suggestion: slotted holes like the 5.25 bays so I can mount the drives however I want.

Overall Review: All in all, a nice case for under $50. As expected in this price range, it comes with a few annoyances, but if you're on a budget, this case will do nicely.

Great sound, cheap frame

HP KJ270AA#ABA 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural Premium Digital Stereo Headset
HP KJ270AA#ABA 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural Premium Digital Stereo Headset

Pros: Great sound, good mic, improved my FPS gaming without a doubt. Far more comfortable than many other headsets I've tried.

Cons: Same as other reviews, top center "hinge" simply fell apart in my hand upon removing them from my head after almost exactly 2 months of ownership. Never dropped or sat on. Just lousy design that couldn't handle the flexing of normal use. 4 tiny bits of plastic are all that stand between the halves existing as one, or existing as 2 separate items.

Overall Review: Same electronic components in a design without the stupid "hinge" (what the heck is it for, anyway?), and they'd have a winner that I would buy again.