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Kirk W.

Kirk W.

Joined on 05/13/05

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Most Favorable Review

Very happy

ViewSonic Value Series VA902b 19" SXGA 1280 x 1024 D-Sub LCD Monitor
ViewSonic Value Series VA902b 19" SXGA 1280 x 1024 D-Sub LCD Monitor

Pros: - Excellent picture and brightness. - Sharp when used in it's native resolution (1280x1024). - Great response time (no ghosting when gaming). - Mine had no dead pixels. - Great value.

Cons: none.

Overall Review: - can be blurry when used in a non-native resolution (this is true for all LCD monitors).

12/14/2005
Most Critical Review

Good for limited use

LINKSYS USB100M Network Adapter 10/100Mbps USB 1 x RJ45
LINKSYS USB100M Network Adapter 10/100Mbps USB 1 x RJ45

Pros: - This worked fine for my Tivo Series 2. - Very small.

Cons: I would only recommend this if you are going to plug it in and never mess with it again. The pseudo connector appears to be quite flimsy and would probably break if you repeatedly connected/disconnected it. If you are using this in a laptop or something portable, I would recommend something with a standard RJ-45 port.

12/14/2005

Great budget monitor

Hanns-G Hi-221DPB 22" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI-D Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor
Hanns-G Hi-221DPB 22" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI-D Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor

Pros: - Great value. You get a lot for the money. - Very good picture and nice response time.

Cons: - had 1 stuck pixel which was fortunately on the far left side so it's hard to notice. - Controls are underneath which makes it a bit difficult to adjust.

Overall Review: - Brightness and Contrast at default are way too bright and washed out, but looks good after adjusting them way down.

Great cooler

ZALMAN CNPS7000B-ALCU 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan
ZALMAN CNPS7000B-ALCU 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan

Comments: This is a high quality heatsink & fan at a great price. It's about as wide as a CD or DVD. The pictures do not show any perspective so it's hard to see how big this thing really is. It's very quiet even at full speed, and I can't even hear a difference when the cover is on my computer.

11/11/2005

Good but bad manual

CHAINTECH VNF3-250 754 NVIDIA nForce3 250 ATX AMD Motherboard
CHAINTECH VNF3-250 754 NVIDIA nForce3 250 ATX AMD Motherboard

Comments: This board perfoms well, but I would not recommend this board for first time builders. The manual only has the very basic information in it and very little info for troubleshoooting. I had my IDE cable not quite connected and it took me awhile to figure out what was wrong. This board is a good value for the money and works well for a budget upgrade.

11/11/2005

decent, but runs too hot

AOpen GeForce 6600GT 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card 90.05210.616
AOpen GeForce 6600GT 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card 90.05210.616

Comments: This card has decent performance, but the heatsink/fan do not cool enough. I added a pci exhust fan to keep this thing a bit cooler as I was approaching 80C under load (not overclocked at all). Also, if you bought this card, remove the little sticker on the middle of the fan as it falls off anyways. This way it won't get stuck in your fan.

10/24/2005