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David E.

David E.

Joined on 07/05/09

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Most Favorable Review

Cheap looking

XIGMATEK HDC-D802 Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler for HDD Bay
XIGMATEK HDC-D802 Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler for HDD Bay

Pros: It cools the hard drive and is reasonably quiet at 2,000 rpm.

Cons: It's cheap looking (overpriced). The fan is sleeve bearing (not ball) and rated at only 40,000 hours.

Overall Review: It's not bad but I'm sure there are better choices for the same money.

12/14/2010
Most Critical Review

Works, but?

Rosewill RC-703 7.1 Channel PCIe Sound Card
Rosewill RC-703 7.1 Channel PCIe Sound Card

Pros: It works

Cons: But it doesn't work well. Some games have a delayed sound (Far Cry) and some were missing gun-fire sounds (Serious Sam 2) even after the acceleration rate was changed in the dxdiag. The software was also confusing. Going back to on-board sound, maybe it doesn't sound as good (I can't tell) but at least it worked.

Overall Review: The computer the card was installed in was a Dell Dimension 4700 with 3.4GHz HT CPU and 4GB DDR2 memory.

12/13/2011

work great

Over-The-Head Noise Canceling Stereo Headset
Over-The-Head Noise Canceling Stereo Headset

Pros: The sound and mic work perfectly

Cons: The ear cushions rot quickly. It's not just a problem for this product but for all earphones that use foam cushions. It's always a pain to find replacements.

Overall Review: The earphone and microphone each have a jack that connects to the laptop, it is not a single combo type jack that combines both.

Perfect

Basic Optical Mouse for Business-Black
Basic Optical Mouse for Business-Black

Pros: The perfect utilitarian mouse. The size is a tad smaller than my old clunker and has a much lighter feel.

Cons: None

Overall Review: For the price it's a nice mouse.

Great card

SPARKLE GeForce GT 630 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card 700006
SPARKLE GeForce GT 630 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card 700006

Pros: Finally - a video card with a cooling fan that can be EASILY replaced if necessary. Played FarCry2 for 1/2 hour at high settings on a Dell Precision 390, 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo with an ambient room temperature of 74F and the GPU temperatures were only 104F (SpeedFan readings). Nice card for the price.

Cons: None when the price is considered.

Overall Review: If you're planning on using this card for long hard continuous use I don't think you can go wrong. Obviously this is not a game card you'd take to a LAN party but it works pretty good and doesn't cost $300.

Works Great

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema 720p HD Webcam for Business - Black
Microsoft LifeCam Cinema 720p HD Webcam for Business - Black

Pros: Camera works great and the integral microphone works perfectly with Skype Minutes. The camera mounting seems to work everywhere.

Cons: Since I have to pick a Con - it's too expensive.

Overall Review: You won't regret this purchase.

11/30/2012