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Mark T.

Mark T.

Joined on 03/13/02

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Most Favorable Review

Works Great

Logitech MX 5500 Revolution Black Bluetooth Cordless Desktop Standard keyboard & Mouse Kit
Logitech MX 5500 Revolution Black Bluetooth Cordless Desktop Standard keyboard & Mouse Kit

Pros: Connects without effort. I'm using XP pro. I'm writing this review on the keyboard right now, from about 8 feet. The software allows for a high degree of configuration, especially once you install uberoptions.

Cons: I can't get the fast forward and rewind buttons to function no matter what I do. I am guessing it might be a different story with vista or xp media center. The LCD screen NEVER shuts off, no matter how long it's been since you touched the keyboard. That is just a waste. No touchpad, but of course it comes with the best mouse you can get.

Overall Review: It's the first wireless keyboard I've used and I don't regret buying it. I now own two MX Revolution mice. They are fantastic.

Most Critical Review

Nice, but requires tweaking

GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: TONS of USB ports, nice BIOS update utility (Q-Flash).

Cons: Required a few adjustments in the BIOS to voltage settings in order to get stability in Vista 64. The disc that comes in the box was ancient. Update the BIOS immediately and prepare for required tweaking.

Overall Review: I'd spend a bit more for the P45, I've heard it's more stable. I wanted to try the online BIOS utility, but Gigabyte's download server is so slow that I literally couldn't download it before crashing. My build: Vista 64 OCZ 2x2GB 1066 ram Seagate 1TB HD OCZ 700W PSU LiteOn DVD

Got Vista 64? Don't Buy!

SABRENT 1 ft. USB to Serial (9-pin) DB-9 RS-232 Adapter Cable (SBT-USC1M)
SABRENT 1 ft. USB to Serial (9-pin) DB-9 RS-232 Adapter Cable (SBT-USC1M)

Pros: Would be great if I had a device and OS that worked with it.

Cons: Shipping costs almost as much as the cable. Simply does NOT work with Vista64 since you can't get a signed driver for it to save your life.

Overall Review: I bought this so I could use a drawing tablet that used a serial connection. Bad idea, the tablet does NOT work with this cable no matter what you do, no matter what your OS is. Do some research up front on your device.

Nice power supply, great looks

OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700 W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700 W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: The blue light goes great with my antec 900 case. Lots of power for whatever you want to run. I'm running a GTX 260 videocard and it has the two 6 pin cables required.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Some would complain that it is not modular, but I really ended up using practically every cable anyway. The cables are wrapped as well.

No complaints

Rosewill RCR-IC001 - 3.5" Internal 40-in-1 Card Reader with USB 2.0 Port & Extra Silver Face Plate
Rosewill RCR-IC001 - 3.5" Internal 40-in-1 Card Reader with USB 2.0 Port & Extra Silver Face Plate

Pros: This drive installs easily and works with no extra effort at all. Has a blue activity light that goes perfectly with the Antec 900 case.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I'd buy it again.

Great case, but not perfect

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

Pros: Tons of room in this case, even for my GTX260 videocard. Excellent cooling, and on low you can barely hear that the machine is on. The power supply mounts in the bottom for more efficient cooling as well.

Cons: The door panels on mine don't fit as well as they should. Also, the back wall has two holes so you can run cables behind the wall for a cleaner look and better airflow. Unfortunately, you can barely run any and still get the back door fastened.

Overall Review: Despite my cons, I'd buy this case again. It looks great and performs great.