Date Joined: 01/13/05
Pros: 1. In a 2005 Camry, its extremely easy to install. Took about 20 minutes, including reading the manual beforehand.
2. Sounds great. Absolutely blows away the 6 different FM modulators I've tried previously. The sound is far superior and CD quality clear.
3. Charges my iphone while playing.
4. The price I bought it at
Cons: 1. Didn't work when I first installed the unit. Audio would play but the steering wheel controls failed to work correctly. An update of the firmware quickly and painlessly fixed this issue.
Overall Review: As a suggestion, I would first read manual to learn how to properly set this device up. It isn't hard but can make it easier to set up.
Also search the internet for videos on how to install this or similar devices in your specific vehicle. It saved me alot of time and money (Since I didn't pay someone to install it).
Lastly, prior to installation please double check what version firmware your unit is running and update to the latest. It fixed my problems and I have been enjoying listening to whatever my phone plays every since. Also netflix movies sound pretty nice coming through the car sound system.
Pros: Recieved this as a Christmas present (I believe it was a big-box purchase). Worked great out of the box mated with a 3930K CPU and 32GB RAM. UEFI BIOS is very well laid out and easy to figure things out, even in advanced mode.
Board runs cool, and overclocks well. The best OC I've had was 4.685Ghz using the Asus Auto Tuner that was stable after an hour of Prime95 testing.
Couldn't have been easier to setup and runs great out of the box.
Love the layout of the board. It's very well thought out and easy to use.
Cons: I dinged an egg for two reasons.
1. The included software is kind of a pain at times. And it trys to get you to install bloatware. It's pretty easy to click "no" though.
2. Simply put..the price of the board is a little steep when compared to other boards around the same range.
Overall Review: As others have stated it does ship with older BIOS (at least mine did). However updating the BIOS on this board is so easy it's ridiculous.
A few tips I have figured out that may help others.
1. If your going for 32 or 64GB of RAM, it's recommended that you purchase it all as one kit of RAM verified to work together. Due to minor variances in different batches of RAM sometimes multiple kits don't play well together. This was suggested by a mod on Corsairs forums. I honestly think it's part of the cause of people with 32GB having issues. I got lucky with my 2-16GB kits
2. Update the BIOS right away. If there's any issues booting afterwards, just unplug the cord, hit the CMOS_CLR button and plug the power back in.
3. before buying RAM, goto the manufacturers website and use their RAM selector. The QVL isn't always the best RAM to use as many times it was RAM that was tested prior to true quad kits coming out.
4. Always use ESD precautions
Pros: Quiet, big (very big), great cooling performance, awesome bang for the buck. The red LED fan and insignia at the top are bright, but not annoyingly so. Fan LED's are easily switched off.
Cons: Some design quirks (see below), somewhat rough around the edges (compared to my previous Lian Li and Corsair cases), Screw holes for side panels don't line up quite as clean as they should. I would really like to see the front panel cables sleeved as well as the standoffs preinstalled. Also please note at the height as stated here is about an inch and a half lower than the case is with feet.
Also this sucker is HEAVY. Not something to be moved around much.
Overall Review: Please note that while this case is very well put together, there are some rough areas such as the screw holes lining up corectly. Also as noted the grommets are very loose. I've had no issue with the fan controlers, but the front bezel design could use some work.
Overall it cools better than I expected, is much quieter than I expected and has been a solid performer. Despite my nitpicking I'm quiet pleased.
Pros: Passed memtest on a DX48BT2 Intel motherboard running a Q9770. Works as it should. Excellent price
Pros: Installed in a Asus P9x79 Pro motherboard as recommended by Corsairs RAM configurator. Ram several passes of Memtest86 with no errors.
Installed at 1333 stock, enabled XMP profile to run at 1600 with no issues.
Cons: None. Wish they currently had more color options for the heatsinks.
Overall Review: I bought 2 sets for 32GB total to install on my Asus P9x79 Pro motherboard running a 3930K CPU. It's not recommended by Corsair to run two separate 16GB kits due to minor variances between kits, however mine worked fine.
Pros: Awesome addition to my mx518. Tracks true and accurate. No lame graphics.
Cons: edge of the mousepad is already starting to curl where my wrist rubs against it while gaming. Pretty standard faire with this type of mousepad. Hasn't affected thing.
Overall Review: Be aware this mousepad is HUGE. I have a large enough desk for it, but unless you have a rather large area for a mouse pad it will likely be to large.
If you have the room, you'll likely be stoked you bought it.
Pros: This drive is noticeably faster than either of the other 2 drives it replaced. Plenty of storage, runs quiet. At the price I got it for it was a fantastic deal.
Cons: None so far..
Pros: Relatively small. Sound quality has gotten better over the first month of using them. They sound great when played at a fairly high volume, if anything they seem to like more power.
The highs are clean, but not as crisp as some higher end model speakers I've heard. Don't let the small subwoofer size fool you. The 8in sub packs more than enough punch for small to mid sized rooms and I haven't turned the sub amp past half way yet.
I bought these to bring 5.1 surround into my bedroom. They have done the job fantastically and really were a great buy. I've recommended these speakers to several of my friends and family and would gladly purchase them again.
Cons: Not much, if nitpicking I would say the speaker mounts aren't the best, but at the price I paid it's hard to complain.
If I had waited to get the MLT-2 on sale with the 10in sub, these would have been my living room surround.
Overall Review: I'm not an audiophile and had never heard of Martin Logan before. After some research I found they are indeed a quality brand of speakers and the sound these put out is a testament to their craftsmanship. These are a good buy in the 400 dollar range, and a great buy anywhere below that. You won't be sorry.
Pros: The improvement while gaming with this mouse was noticeable. It's very much on par with the G5 & 518. It tracks excellent on a variety of surfaces, slides very well. The side buttons are well placed and the grip is comfortable, but the back is raised slightly higher than I would like. I've been stoked using this mouse and feel it's a killer deal if you want a gaming mouse w/o spending a fortune.
Cons: There are 3 that I can think of, and the only reasons why I did not give the mouse 5 eggs. 1. There are to many DPI settings for my taste. I don't want to shift through 6 settings while in game. I snipe on the lowest setting, and play normally on 800-1200. 2. I don't use the included software. It's okay, but I'd prefer to use logitechs software.
Overall Review: Using XP Pro SP3 on an AMD Athlon 64 X2 system.
I'm not sure what people are talking about when they say the mouse is breaking. I've had it fall off my desk to hardwood floor 3 times, and land pretty hard. It still works like a champ. One of the reviews I've read stated the reviewer had problems with the DPI settings. I've personally experienced none of these problems.
Pros: Works great, fits nicely on the Mac Book Pro I bought last summer. Its surprising how much junk it collects, I just wish I would have bought one earlier.
Cons: None that I can think of
Pros: Really comfortable, detachable mic is nice when you just want to listen to some music while you work or don't feel like chatting in-game. Build quality is really nice. These could be considered a little heavy, but it's due to all the padding and good quality drivers. People I game with say I sound alot better than I did with my BT Insignia headphones and my logitech clearchat pros, which ended up breaking after 2 weeks for no apparent reason.
Cons: I have two small compliants with these. First is the fact that the drivers don't deliver well on the high's. Gun-fire sounds great though, but cymbals sound like they're covered in dynamat. Second, Compared to the logitech clearchat pro headphones I had for a week (they stopped working altogether after 2 sessions of gaming), these do not give a great field of sound when playing games.
Overall Review: Other than my complaints, these headphones have been great. The mic sounds clean, although a noise cancelling mic would be a bit better as people on teamspeak can literally hear when a car drives by in the background, and I live on a quiet street.
Pros: Works as advertised. I got this for my wife. When she is driving down the road with the windows open all I hear is her voice. No outside noise, no road hum. I'm buying two more right now.
Cons: If there was one, I'd have to say the mounting clip, but that's being pretty picky.
Pros: Certainly works as advertised. Installed this headsink on a DFI NF4 Ultra-D and dropped my chipset temps 8-10 degrees celsius. I have a Lian-Li PC-60Plus, so there's decent airflow in my case. Awesome temps for not having a fan.
Cons: Price. An Evercool VC-RE can be had for less than half the price, but your running another fan, and it just doesn't have near the coolness factor.
Overall Review: I wrote Thermalright to make sure this would fit my motherboard since the Hr-05 SLI is being discontinued and their website did not confirm if it would fit. They got back to me 48 hours later saying that it would. Wish they were as fast as NewEggs order processing.
Pros: I had this running in about 10 minutes on both a XP desktop and a OSX Powerbook laptop. Not only does it work great, it supports WPA which I thought added a nice bonus. From the research I've done, it's the best print server on the market in it's price range.
Cons: Mostly nitpicking on my part. I would just like to be able to use my HP 1275's extra features (double sided printing, ink level, etc.) But you can't do that with any wireless print server that I'm aware of.
Like someone else said, it does seem like it loses connection to the scanner sometimes (rarely), but it's an easy fix.
Overall Review: The powerbook was actually easier to configure once I found the directions for OS X. My biggest problem has to do with the lack of two sided printing, which is supported by my printer, but not by any wireless print server on the market...at least in a decent price range ($20-200). If your having problems, I suggest re-reading the directions.
Pros: Runs very quiet and relatively cool. Maybe not the fastest SATA on the block, but it certainly isn't the slowest.
I can barely hear it even with the case open my ear up next to the hard drive bay.
Happy to get rid of my noisy maxtor and replace it with this.
Cons: Haven't experienced any as of yet.
Overall Review: This is a great hard drive for the price. Might not be quite as quick as the Hitachi's (from the reviews I've read), but it runs much cooler. Not running RAID, so I'm not getting the full benefit of SATA II, but it's twice as fast and half as noisy as my Maxtor IDE.
Comments: These speakers are awesome. A friend recommended these to me and he wasn't joking. I would just say that these are the best bang for the buck, but if I had paid for these I would have still rated them a 5. My only complaints are the laser like blue LED that gives the Luxor-Vegas competition when it comes to being seen from space, and the lack of an desktop bass/treble adjustment on the desktop. The bass is clean, the highs are crisp