Joined on 07/04/03
Snag free caps double as anti theft devices
Pros: Cheap and it's a cable, so what else can you say here.
Cons: When you want to unplug the cable from a device, you're in for a bit of a struggle. Something about the length of the clip or the cap makes it difficult to close down on the clip easily to remove it from the jack. Not impossible, but sufficiently annoying. I've never had this with other kinds of snag free ethernet cables.
Overall Review: If you're going to plug in a bunch of machines and let them sit there for years, then these are probably fine.
Nice little board
Pros: Good board if you're transitioning from PATA to SATA and you have an AGP board that you want to get some more use out of. Good compatibility with Linux 2.4 kernels, at least with 184.108.40.206 or later. I haven't tried earlier ones.
Cons: The SATA ports are 1.5G, instead of 3G and you're limited to 2GB of RAM.
Overall Review: If you want an AM2 board that can handle 4x PATA drives and AGP, your choices are limited.
Decent inexpensive case
Pros: Good value for what you get. The front panel is a very glossy black plastic, which looks great when it's clean. Matches many of the flat panel screens out there. There's also a sliding portion to the front panel where the power and reset switches sit. You can slide up to improve air flow to a front mounted fan and hide the front mounted USB ports, floppy, etc.
Cons: The glossy front can pick up fingerprints easily. Not a big deal. The sliding panel could be a negative, depending. It's a very light case. No sharp edges, so it's not cheap, but I wouldn't drop this case very far. Not a fan of the "sliding screw" mechanism the case uses to hold in drives. It works, but I'd rather just have 4 easy screw holes to use.
Overall Review: Decent, cheap case. I could see using more of these.