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Peter R.

Peter R.

Joined on 10/30/03

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Most Favorable Review

Wicked for the price

ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: You could pay another $100 or so and probably get a slightly better board, but why!?! This thing is sweet. Overclockers will love this. Bios has tons of options. P55 allows RAID and this board has 2 highspeed SATA ports. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUR THE ASUS website to verify your memory is compliant or goto the website of your memory company and see their compliant list. I have heard many people run into issues with the 1156 sockets due to non-compliant memory on the MB's. That just a suggestion, take it for what it's worth.

Cons: Doesn't make me coffee.

Overall Review: Good board for any level user. If your an overclocker/gamer this has all the options. If you are new to building. You can leave the cpu, dram, and everything else on auto pilot and you are set. Another good ASUStek/ROG motherboard.

Most Critical Review

OVER PRICED JUNK

Rosewill RFX-120BL - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan - Transparent Frame with Blue LED Lights, 2-Ball Bearing, Silent, 2 Rotation Speeds with PWM Control
Rosewill RFX-120BL - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan - Transparent Frame with Blue LED Lights, 2-Ball Bearing, Silent, 2 Rotation Speeds with PWM Control

Pros: Pretty blue LEDs if you are into that.

Cons: Bought 4 fans... 2 of the 4 I must manually spin to start them. I even attempted to compensate by boosting the voltage but no dice.

Overall Review: Most products by Rosewill are great for the price, and I am truly surprised by this. I can only assume I must have gotten fans from a bad batch. I see other buyers have had better luck, so buy at your own risk. You can always RMA.

Overall good

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 - Core 2 Quad Quad-Core 2.33 GHz LGA 775 95W Processor - BX80580Q8200
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 - Core 2 Quad Quad-Core 2.33 GHz LGA 775 95W Processor - BX80580Q8200

Pros: Awesome CPU, not overly expensive and run great with Windows 7 Ultimate. Handles everything I have put it through without any bottle necking !

Cons: Doesn't support Virtualization! So when Win7 comes out to general public, you will not be able to use the Win7 XP mode.

Overall Review: This is a great CPU if you want a Quad-core and have a limited budget that you can't afford to go the Core i7 route. Being socket 775, all the components are a fraction of the price. This is the inexpensive route to get a Quad-core system that runs great! On a side note Win7 is awesome and I'm not just saying that as a MS Partner but as a user!

10/15/2009

Probably the best Home Wireless!

D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit
D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit

Pros: As a Small Business Consultant, I am constantly on the lookout for a low price good wireless Device. This is the one! I have 8 of these devices installed at different companies with zero problems. No reboots like some home models. If you make changes, there is a software reboot for updating, so you don't need to be on premise. Don't get me wrong this doesn't compare to an actual Cisco Wireless, but it is still a great product. I had given up on D-link a long time ago. I am glad I gave them another chance with this device!

Cons: I have had no complaints from any of my clients. I have a few of these devices that have been in place for over 7 months now and a few that have been in place for about 2-3 months. All seem to be functioning well.

Overall Review: I don't bother using their installation software. I can't say if that makes a difference or not. I am perfectly happy with the results after doing the installs with out the software.

Awesome Sound!

Sennheiser - Professional DJ styled - Closed Dynamic Bass Headphones (HD 202)
Sennheiser - Professional DJ styled - Closed Dynamic Bass Headphones (HD 202)

Pros: Have these hooked up to my comp while I'm at work. The sound is freaking awesome. I haven't hit any distortion even when the Bass is cranked up.

Cons: The wire is almost too long if that can be possible. I had to wire tie some of it back up because it's a long cord. A lot of people might want that though for gaming and other type of stuff.

Overall Review: Can't beat home inexpensive this pair of headphones was. I have read that Sennheiser is a good brand, but never tried them. Well I'm telling everyone now..these are a good buy is you are after an affordable good set of headphones!!!

GOOD UNIT POOR CONDENSATION COLLECTOR

Whynter ARC-12D 12,000 Cooling Capacity (BTU) Portable Air Conditioner
Whynter ARC-12D 12,000 Cooling Capacity (BTU) Portable Air Conditioner

Pros: For an upright unit it is terrific as far as cooling! Cools the room quickly and rather efficiently. Great product if you can set it up for continuous drainage.

Cons: There is not an internal condensation bucket or bin like most uprights. There is a small hose to run to a drain or then include a little pan to sit on the ground. There is not an overflow alert or anything of the such for this condensation bucket like on other units that I have purchased for my office.

Overall Review: If you have a way to hook a hose to this that you can put into a drain or through an external wall it will be great. However, if you need to rely on the little condensation pan..well good luck.