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Brian G.

Brian G.

Joined on 11/23/04

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Most Favorable Review

Great bargain at sale price

LG 27MP33HQ 27" 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, HDMI LCD Monitor IPS
LG 27MP33HQ 27" 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, HDMI LCD Monitor IPS

Pros: Nice picture after adjustments. Very light weight. My swing arm mount supports it easily. Fast enough for gaming. Excellent sale price.

Cons: Very short power supply cable. Poorly optimized settings from factory. More input options would have been nice. The supplied monitor stand is pretty wobbly and it does not rotate. Doesn't come supplied with HDMI cable.

Overall Review: A short extension cord easily rectifies the problem of the short power cable. Other reviewers have considered the fact that this monitor has an external power brick as a con. I feel that anything that saves weight inside the monitor itself is a pro, especially when using a swing arm mount. This monitor weighs just over half of my 8 year old 22" LCD. This monitor had a factory setting called super resolution+ enabled by default. This setting made images look very pixelated. Disabling this setting greatly improved image quality. This monitor also came with the brightness set to 100 by default. I had to lower this to 35, otherwise the display was too bright and washed out, even in my very well lit room.

Most Critical Review

Spend money on a better case

Cooler Master N200 Micro-ATX Mini Tower with Front Mesh Ventilation, Minimal Design, 240mm Close-Loop AIO Support
Cooler Master N200 Micro-ATX Mini Tower with Front Mesh Ventilation, Minimal Design, 240mm Close-Loop AIO Support

Pros: This case looks nice without being too gaudy. It has several options for mounting SSD's, it fits rather large cpu cooling solutions and it has a cutout in the motherboard tray for mounting a larger cpu cooler after you install the motherboard. The power supply mounts in the bottom making it much less top heavy. All this without being a large case.

Cons: Mine arrived with a noisy whining front case fan. I had to spend extra money right out of the gate to replace it. If I plug anything into the front panel usb ports, they work fine, but my sound manager pops up asking if I plugged in headphones or speakers, so I don't use them. Because of this I also had to purchase a 2 port usb 3.0 2.5" bay adapter. The bay adapter works fine and causes no issues, but it somewhat ruins the look of the case. So I basically spent an extra 25 dollars that I should have originally put towards a nicer case. I would have RMA'd but the cost of shipping a case just isn't worth it.

Overall Review: I've had many cooler master cases in the past without having any issues, and my cooler master cpu cooler works great. If it wasn't for the issues, this case would have perfectly met my needs.

good card, bad support.

D-Link DWA-542 RangeBooster N Desktop Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 32-bit PCI
D-Link DWA-542 RangeBooster N Desktop Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 32-bit PCI

Pros: It works fast, and far when you get it to work. I can often see up to eight networks from my second story bedroom in a residential neighborhood.

Cons: Created problems with audio, video, gaming and mouse slowdowns and stutters when it automatically refreshed the available networks every few seconds. It turned out to be a driver problem. D-link drivers are garbage.

Overall Review: Save yourself some hassle and just search for atheros ar5008 drivers and use windows wireless configuration. Ignore the D-link drivers, even their "updated" drivers are many many months behind.