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David L.

David L.

Joined on 01/30/06

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Most Favorable Review

Satisfied

Rosewill RNX-A8 2.4 GHz Indoor 8 dBi High Performance Detachable Omni-Directional Antenna
Rosewill RNX-A8 2.4 GHz Indoor 8 dBi High Performance Detachable Omni-Directional Antenna

Pros: It works and it's not made of cheap plastic. It's more of a tough rubber type plastic. Perfect for outdoor use.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: It's a basic omni antenna. You can't get any simpler than that. I'm using it for a wireless LAN in iraq and it does the job.

Most Critical Review

Not very dependable.

Transcend 16GB ExpressCard/34 MLC Industrial Solid State Disk TS16GSSD34E-M
Transcend 16GB ExpressCard/34 MLC Industrial Solid State Disk TS16GSSD34E-M

Pros: It is small and convenient. Nice to have an adapter. I haven't tried to see if it works with other PC cards.

Cons: The drive has stability issues. The data become corrupted very easily. I tried to use this a bootable drive for Linux. It simply will not work after a few boot-ups. I have to reformat and install it, which makes it worthless for that purpose. It's only use can be to temporarily store files as I see it.

Overall Review: It's not a super fast drive. It is operating over USB so it will be limited to that speed (I knew this before I bought it). However it does operate faster than many other USB drives. I can't recommend it because of data corruption problems.

12/22/2009

Good PSU

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch

Pros: All the plugs except the mobo main are detachable. This means you don't need to wrap up all the plugs that are not used. Instead just leave them in the box. The unit is quiet and seems to be providing power just fine. The LED is a nice feature and there is a push button on the PSU to turn it on/off. It not extremely bright.

Cons: It is slightly wider than other PSU's I have used. It's almost undetectable unless your case has some side guide rails on it. It may cause you trouble. I noticed the screw holes were slightly off the mark. Most cases probably will not have a problem but be aware of it.

Overall Review: For the cost it's a good PSU with most of the features you will need.

Better than expected

Avatar Sirius HD Tablet 7" 1GB RAM 8GB Flash 1.5GHz Dual Core Processor Mali 400MP GPU Android 4.1 (S702-R1B-2)
Avatar Sirius HD Tablet 7" 1GB RAM 8GB Flash 1.5GHz Dual Core Processor Mali 400MP GPU Android 4.1 (S702-R1B-2)

Pros: 1. Surprisingly fast. It ran all the latest games I have tried on it. It can handle it. 2. The microSD slot lets you add much more room. I used 16GB with no issues. 3. Rooted already. 4. Front and rear camera works fine. Not the best resolution but adequate. 5. Workmanship seems fine. Plastic back but solid.

Cons: 1. Only 1024x600 resolution. Not HD but good enough for most people. 2. The display fades out when looking at it from different angles. Landscape is okay but when looking at it in portrait, you must tilt it slightly to get full brightness. 3. Poor battery life. About 1 hour. 4. Mini-hdmi cord not included. 5. Wireless reception is fair at best. 6. I would have been more impressed with more RAM. 7. No GPS but I didn't need it.

Overall Review: I own a cheap PMID703C and a Nexus 7 as well. This is FAR better than the PMID703C which I classify as junk, and nearly as good as my Nexus 7. For 1/4 the cost of the Nexus, this is a good deal. If you want a low cost tablet with 90% of the features in a $270 tablet, this is the one to get.

Great board

MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: It fits nice, even into a smaller case. The BIOS is great. It has a full fledged GUI with mouse support. Very easy to setup. Tons of features with intuitive layout. Every driver on the disc worked without a hitch on Windows 7. Also came with lots of extra screws.

Cons: No IDE. Yes, IDE is kind of outdated, but I like the option. I have some older DVD-Burners I wanted to throw in the system but could not.

Overall Review: I got this for my son. With a quad core 3.2, it's a great gaming box. Plays all the latest. MSI is my favorite mobo brand. This board did not disappoint me. Great price for this quality!

10/31/2013

Fix Review

AMD Athlon X4 740 - Athlon X4 Trinity Quad-Core 3.2 GHz Socket FM2 65W Desktop Processor - AD740XOKHJBOX
AMD Athlon X4 740 - Athlon X4 Trinity Quad-Core 3.2 GHz Socket FM2 65W Desktop Processor - AD740XOKHJBOX

Pros: Fast CPU. No problems running games. Temperature is quite low with a quality fan. 34c.

Cons: Don't count on the stock fan. If you but this, get a quality fan. The stock fan was running about 45-49c. That's not horrible, but you can get it much lower with a better cooling option.

Overall Review: I accidentally reviewed a motherboard in place of this. Sorry. Just ignore the last review.

10/31/2013