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Daniel L.

Daniel L.

Joined on 08/14/04

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Most Critical Review

Dissapointingly loud

PowerColor Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX4850 512MD3-DH
PowerColor Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX4850 512MD3-DH

Pros: As good performance wise as any other Radeon 4850...

Cons: The fan on this video card runs at full power at all times. It appears that what powercolor tried to do is use a simple fan that was quieter than most other fans at full speed. While this may be true, it stays just as loud at idle, which for me was much louder than anything else in my office. The catalyst control panel doesn't show anything for the fan speed.

Overall Review: I sent mine back via RMA, and will be replacing it with a Radeon 4770 as soon as they're back in stock.

Not really compatible with Asrock motherboards...

ASUS ROG Addressable RGB 5050 LED 60cm Lighting Strip with Magnetic Backing and Adhesive Strips for use with AURA Sync RGB
ASUS ROG Addressable RGB 5050 LED 60cm Lighting Strip with Magnetic Backing and Adhesive Strips for use with AURA Sync RGB

Pros: -Great light distribution -Bright but not too bright -Ability to cut and make two 30cm strips (requires soldering)

Cons: Partially incompatible with Asrock motherboards!? I bought this to go with a brand new Asrock z390 Taichi Ultimate. The lights work fine but it has red and green swapped! Currently I have all my lighting set to a static color (the strip is set to red to get green), otherwise the patterns don't sync up with the rest of my lights! You would really expect ASUS and Asrock to work together to prevent stuff like this... And yes, I have it connected correctly.

Overall Review: I'll modify this review if Asrock has a solution, they could fix this with a couple of lines of code and an option to swap red and green in their software. If not for this huge flaw I would happily rate this 5 eggs!

Camera lasted less than a year

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Silver 14.1 MP 4X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Silver 14.1 MP 4X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera

Pros: When it worked, it took some nice photos; nothing great but certainly acceptable.

Cons: I tried to use the camera Christmas morning, only to find that it couldn't seem to get anything in focus. After a few minutes it gave me a lens error and restarted, but just kept doing the same thing over and over. The camera has always been stored in a case, never dropped, never had anything get in the lens mechanism and hasn't even been heavily used. For the New Years party, I was forced to pull out my 5 1/2 year old Konico Minolta 6MP digital camera. It wasn't until I was looking at the pics while uploading them tonight that I realized that the Konico Minolta camera was taking better pictures than the canon ever did. My old camera always had great white balance, no artifacts, perfect contrast, and the sharpest image. The canon had weird lighting issues, sometimes made bad auto-focus decisions, and sometimes had artifacts along edges. The Lens error is a well known and all too common issue that canon refuses to acknowledge, and for that reason this will be my last canon came

Overall Review: I plan to try getting the camera replaced/fixed by canon, but if I do I will just sell it.