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Charles M.

Charles M.

Joined on 04/13/01

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Most Favorable Review

Gaming Goodness

Logitech MK520 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo — Keyboard and Mouse, Long Battery Life, Secure 2.4GHz Connectivity
Logitech MK520 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo — Keyboard and Mouse, Long Battery Life, Secure 2.4GHz Connectivity

Pros: Worked out of the box. Batteries are supplied with the combo. No lag detected while gaming. Uni-hand mouse.

Cons: I wish these manufacturers would make ergo-mice for left handed users.

Most Critical Review

One year of Life

Rosewill RNX-N4PS IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 Router (2T3R) Up to 300Mbps Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key authentication), WPS/ Power Saving Solution/ Hardware WPA button
Rosewill RNX-N4PS IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 Router (2T3R) Up to 300Mbps Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key authentication), WPS/ Power Saving Solution/ Hardware WPA button

Pros: Worked well and easily set up out of the box.

Cons: Dead at 13 months. I needed to make a change in the router set up, but the router failed to take my password. I reset the router, the network connection was lost forever. I set to factory defaults ,and typical troubleshooting procedures. The router refused to use the standard 192.168.1.1 address and I could not get the network to see it. All lights were green on the router, so there was no outward indication of a problem. The router seemed to higher than normal temperature to the touch.

Overall Review: A new router was installed and immediately worked with my network. Best I can figure is that the rosewill router died.

Good cooler without breaking the bank

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151

Pros: Good operational temperatures.

Cons: This user had to take time to understand how to mount it......The photo instructions were a bit hard for me to follow..

Overall Review: Very happy with this product mated with i7-9700K. The original EVO 12 with a i7-2600K has been in use going on 9 years with zero problems. It was just time for a new build.

12/23/2020

NIce change from old G15

Corsair Gaming K55 RGB Keyboard, Backlit RGB LED
Corsair Gaming K55 RGB Keyboard, Backlit RGB LED

Pros: The keys on the lowest light setting are very readable in the dark. The tactile feel and spacing is a bit different from the old G15, but I just have to get used to that. Keys are reactive with single stroke and hopefully they are durable. Nice and light with smallish footprint. I like it a lot.

Cons: N/A

Overall Review: Really good budget option...

12/23/2020

Wrong product ordered

Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Notebooks / Laptops Internal Hard Drive ST2000LX001
Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Notebooks / Laptops Internal Hard Drive ST2000LX001

Pros: I didn't use this as I sent it back before opening it. I was doing a compare between products, got distracted and ordered the wrong item...

Overall Review: All my seagate products over the last 15 years have worked fine for the lifetime of the pc builds that I used.

12/13/2019

Good upgrade for older gaming pc

EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6171-KR, 8GB GDDR5, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6171-KR, 8GB GDDR5, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)

Pros: A good improvement in frame rates over the old GTX 660 Ti that it replaced. Running on an intel i7-2600k at stock speed, with 16 gb of ddr3 ram. My old gaming rig is from the year 2011, that is the longest I have gone without a new build.

Cons: Power use is up a bit with the 1070. A somewhat dated gpu. I usually compare more products before a purchase, but I did not for this one...The newer 2070 would have been a better buy given the price units.

Overall Review: I can use this 1070 in a new gaming build to save dollars should I pursue a new build in the year 2020.

10/11/2019