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Lourdes J.

Lourdes J.

Joined on 08/18/03

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Most Favorable Review

Good value

Thermaltake matrix VD2000BNS Black/ Silver SECC Japanese steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Thermaltake matrix VD2000BNS Black/ Silver SECC Japanese steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Good airflow. While only one 120mm rear fan is installed there are mounting points for 80/92/120mm fan in front and 92mm fan on the side panel.

Cons: Supplied screw selection was short 2 standoffs for installing a full size atx motherboard. Steel is thin enough to deform easily (it is not flimsy however.) Installed drives can shift with small amounts of pressure so I would not use this case if it must be transported often.

Overall Review: Front panel is steel mesh with foam backing over a plastic frame. The filtration benefit is offset by the large vent holes in the side panel which are not filtered. It looks better than the pictures. Paint is textured finish. 80/92mm front fan will cover the top 3 3-1/2 harddrive bays, 120mm fan will cover all 4. I would recommend a low profile fan, very little room between the fan and the front edge of the drives. There is very little acoustic muffling, you will hear all your components.

Most Critical Review

2 dead

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: inexpensive, high capacity

Cons: 2 dead drives

Overall Review: I have a seagate 80gb sata drive. It's worked perfectly for over a year so I expected no problems when adding this larger drive. First drive was quiet but had sector read errors (dst 07) so RMA. Replacement drive sounded like a grinding machine for a few minutes until it shut itself off and was not recongnised by the bios in 2 different machines. (Seagate diagnostics also failed to find the drive in either machine.)

6mm Precious Opal Tungsten Carbide Ring with Red/Green Inlays
6mm Precious Opal Tungsten Carbide Ring with Red/Green Inlays

Pros: Beautiful craftsmanship, durability, still unscratched, looks new. Much nicer on the hand than the photo implies.

Cons: Color is rated as red/green but it looks far more like the blue/green manufactured opals that I've seen. Far too lovely to return however.

Still gorgeous after a year of use

Tungsten Carbide Ring With Seamless Black Ceramic Inlay (Forever Polish)
Tungsten Carbide Ring With Seamless Black Ceramic Inlay (Forever Polish)

Pros: Durable polished finish, the transition from tungsten to ceramic is truly seamless.

Cons: If you're used to a thin gold, silver or platinum band the thickness of the ring may surprise you. It's been true of every Tungsten carbide or titanium ring I've tried. This isn't really a con but it is something to be aware of.

Overall Review: This ring replaced a flat titanium band that looked horrible after just 6 months of wear (not a problem with the ring, I'm just that rough on my hands) and it looks exactly the same as the day it arrived. The beveled sides also means the edge of the ring snags less that my other ring.

Beautiful Ring

Tungsten Carbide Ring With Seamless Black Ceramic Inlay (Forever Polish)
Tungsten Carbide Ring With Seamless Black Ceramic Inlay (Forever Polish)

Pros: Ring looks even better than the image suggests. Tungsten Carbide seems that it won't scratch easily.

Cons: Ring is thicker than is standard with gold or silver, though not as thick as my titanium rings.

Leadtek GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card WinFast PX7900GS TDH 256MB
Leadtek GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card WinFast PX7900GS TDH 256MB

Pros: Performance was good, low noise, great temps, played World of Warcraft at max settings with no lag.

Cons: Card died in less than 90 days.