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David F.

David F.

Joined on 11/28/06

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A tip for music listeners...

Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System
Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System

Pros: Decent sound for the cost. Volume and bass level control pod with on/off switch for easy access. Delivers sound well at high volumes. Good build and style.

Cons: Not a flat response; seems too high in the 500-1000hz range, may needs equalizer to adjust levels--see "Other thoughts" section. Subwoofer is good at punctuation (games, movies), but not as much clarity for some types of music.

Overall Review: Okay, I have to admit, I was initially disappointed in this system right out of the box. I read many reviews for this system, and saw some reviews criticize it for being "tinny", "no mid-range", "not for critical music listening", etc. However, after some tinkering with an equalizer, I found that this system was producing way too strongly in the 500hz to 1k zone. It was actually MID-RANGE heavy, and this is what actually creates that "tinny" or "hollow" sound. Basically, if you lower the 500, and 1k levels on your EQ (tested this in xTunes and Media Player) it makes the satellites actually sound "normal"! I tried a LARGE variety of music, and this was pretty much true across the board. Not sure why this system is heavy near the 1k range--maybe due to trying to achieve the THX certification--or something to do with the aluminum drivers in the sats. The EQ thing is an obvious con, might get better with break-in, but I do enjoy relistening to all my music with this system now.

much better than expected

Rosewill ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, Blue LED Fan, Black Steel & Plastic - BLACKBONE
Rosewill ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, Blue LED Fan, Black Steel & Plastic - BLACKBONE

Pros: Felt like I had to write a review. I see a lot of poor ratings, and maybe for good reason, but I was more than satisfied with this purchase. I bought it to build an expandable file server on the cheap. It works great for that purpose. Taking it out of the box, it was in MINT condition - maybe I was just lucky. I had ZERO PROBLEMS with ANY screw hole alignments using respectable brands PSU and motherboard. Included fans are not loud.

Cons: Hard drive bays don't load from the side - not a real big deal for me. Fans aren't loud, but not real fast either, not a real problem for me. I'm using it as a hard drive silo, not a gaming machine.

Overall Review: I built a compter before. This was a good case, especially for the money I paid - bought it on sale, I don't remember how much, all I know is it was less than $50 and worth it.

Santa's got bear-like ears??

ADATA Theme 4GB Santa Claus USB 2.0 Flash Drive(Christmas Limited Edition) Model AT809-4G-CRD
ADATA Theme 4GB Santa Claus USB 2.0 Flash Drive(Christmas Limited Edition) Model AT809-4G-CRD

Pros: It's christmasy.

Cons: It's not christmas yet.

Overall Review: I haven't bought this (yet...maybe...) but I just wanted to point out that the Santa model of this USB drive is obviously based on similar models that A-Data reuses for other cute little characters. Nothing wrong with that, personally, I don't mind that Santa has bear ears, maybe he took a couple of knocks to the noggin from falling out of the sleigh after sippin' on that good old eggnog! :-)

Neat board; very satisfied.

Foxconn G41S-K LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Foxconn G41S-K LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Good value for the options you get in smaller than usual MicroATX board. The X4500 on board graphics chip is beefier than some other integrated graphic options. This board also has a 2 year warranty according to Foxconn's website. I checked before hand to get an idea on the reliability of this product; I wanted to compare with other brands in this price range and this was the best warranty I've seen--many others are 1 year only. Comes with a PCI-Express x16, and x1, which is nice. So far, this board coupled with an E1500 Celeron, and a stick of 2GB A-Data memory, has been stable and I've had no issues with it at all.

Cons: Not really any cons for me yet, especially considering the price point and knowing what I was getting into before purchasing it, and what I intended to use it for.

Overall Review: I was looking for a small, cheap, stable, board for building a low-power, home brew security DVR. I needed the PCI-E slot for the DVR car, so this board did the trick. I was also worried about stability, because of the price, but I've had this thing running Window XP SP3 Pro for an entire week 24/7 with no problems. I probably could have gotten a more energy efficient system by going with a miniITX Atom board, but this was cheaper, and I like having the option of upgrading the CPU and/or adding a pci-e video card to turn this thing into a decent HTPC, if I wanted. Overall, I'm pretty happy, and I wanted to give this board a fair shake. And on separate note, I've never had a DOA problem with any board I've purchased through newegg, and I've even ordered a PC-CHIPS board! It really makes me wonder if people aren't properly installing their hardware or are being a little hasty and not doing their homework before hand, who knows.

The thing works

PC CHIPS M848A (V5.0) 462(A) SiS 746FX ATX AMD Motherboard
PC CHIPS M848A (V5.0) 462(A) SiS 746FX ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: It EXISTS and even WORKS; allowing my still functioning Athlon XP to be put to good use. Many features I probably won't use, just need it to work. Price.

Cons: I wouldn't test it by trying to overclock anything on this board. In fact, I underclock the CPU and Mem. Maybe a gamble getting a working board.

Overall Review: For the price, I just got it hoping that it would work and I could use my old AMD chip a little longer. After reading some of the reviews, I might be one of the lucky ones, but then again, I would be extra careful with this board, underclock, research the old frequencies, just don't push it.