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James R.

James R.

Joined on 06/11/04

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Nice Little Unit

LINKSKEY LKV-S04SK 4-Port Slim Desktop KVM Switch w/3-in-1 Combo Cables
LINKSKEY LKV-S04SK 4-Port Slim Desktop KVM Switch w/3-in-1 Combo Cables

Pros: Easy to set up, easy to use. Single cable splits at end to three cables, VGA, Kyeboard, and mouse, making less cabling mess. Nice beep tone to let you know it switched.

Cons: Sometimes takes two or three tries to get it to switch.

Overall Review: I like the beep tone because it lets me know without looking if the switch was made. Some reviewers didn't like the tone, it can be turned off. All in all, even with the occasional problem of not switching, I like this unit.

Most Critical Review
JATON GeForce2 MX400 32MB DDR PCI Low Profile Ready Video Card VIDEO-118PCI-32DDR
JATON GeForce2 MX400 32MB DDR PCI Low Profile Ready Video Card VIDEO-118PCI-32DDR

Pros: Easy to install drivers.

Cons: Not a high quality card, see below.

Overall Review: Bought two of these over a year ago, one has a loose capacitor due to a bad solder job, and the other gives a black screen when changing applications.

Doesn't Accept All Kbds, Mice

TRENDnet TK-205K KVM Switch with Integrated Cables
TRENDnet TK-205K KVM Switch with Integrated Cables

Pros: Works like a champ. Easy to set up.

Cons: Recessed PS/2 sockets.

Overall Review: The recessed PS/2 sockets make it hard to fit keyboard and mouse cables. You must have small diameter plugs to get it to fit. If it wasn't for that, I would have given this unit a five.

Good Unit

MASSCOOL 5F263B1M3 80mm Ball CPU Cooler
MASSCOOL 5F263B1M3 80mm Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: Good price, cools great.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I have this HS/F on my PCChips M811LU cooling an AMD Duron 1800 that is overclocked to 2000 MHz. Runs 24/7 for over a year now, keeps the processor cool. I have yet to find any reason to complain.

GIGAFAST EZ800-S Mini Switch
GIGAFAST EZ800-S Mini Switch

Pros: Easy setup.

Cons: Very light weight, cables push unit around, making it hard to place where you want it. Must mention though, I have not found one that doesn't have this problem.

Overall Review: Quit working at 13 months. Had to buy a replacement locally to get my network back up.

Rosewill RV300 300 W ATX12V Power Supply
Rosewill RV300 300 W ATX12V Power Supply

Pros: Low, low, price. Quiet.

Cons: Very light weight, not much to it.

Overall Review: I purchased this P/S as a test bench unit, but ended up using it to power one of my distributed computing mobo's. It's been running 24/7 for about 9 months. Suprisingly, it has been trouble free. I really expected it to blow up under the strain, but it just chugs right along.