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Arthur M.

Arthur M.

Joined on 07/24/05

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Most Favorable Review

Good Cable

Rosewill RCW-110 - USB Cable / 6-Foot USB 2.0 A Male to USB Mini 4-Pin Cable (Round Connector)
Rosewill RCW-110 - USB Cable / 6-Foot USB 2.0 A Male to USB Mini 4-Pin Cable (Round Connector)

Pros: It's a cable that works without issue. The mini-4 pin connector is hard to find in stores.

Cons: Shipping is more than the cable is. Even with markups it's still cheaper to buy something like this in a local store (if you can find it).

Overall Review: Either append it as part of an order that would already charge you shipping or find a local suplier.

Most Critical Review

Died after 4 months! Horrible support!

XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS Black Edition 1405 MHz OC+, 8GB 256-bit GDDR5, DX12 VR Ready, Double Dissipation, Dual BIOS, PCI-E AMD Graphics Card (RX-580P828D6)
XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS Black Edition 1405 MHz OC+, 8GB 256-bit GDDR5, DX12 VR Ready, Double Dissipation, Dual BIOS, PCI-E AMD Graphics Card (RX-580P828D6)

Pros: The card worked as a graphics card, until it broke.

Cons: The card broke after four (4) months! The XFX support website is a joke, and doesn't even allow uploading things like proof of purchase. You have to E-mail that to a specific person's E-mail and even then they will claim they have not received it. XFX support's definition of "prompt" is replying to each message three days later. I opened my support ticket three weeks ago and still haven't even gotten confirmation that they will RMA my card. Oh, and if you think you can just call, good luck. The phone tree explicitly says they won't process RMA requests without a ticket made on their website. But that doesn't even matter because when I called they just played an automated message saying all support people were unavailable and to call back in an hour or so. It then just hung up on me! It gets even worse. XFX has informed me that they do not cross ship replacements. Need a graphics card or your computer is useless? That's too bad, because they don't care.

Overall Review: The one page instructions that came with the card indicate that you have to overclock it to get the advertised speed. It seems like even that 1405 MHZ is not how the card comes out of the box.

No Problems

SIIG Model CB-DP0E11-S1 Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter Cable
SIIG Model CB-DP0E11-S1 Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter Cable

Pros: I hooked my monitor up with this cable, and had no problems whatsoever.

Cons: None

Overall Review: It's a cable.

11/21/2011

Good Monitor

HP LA1905wg Black / Silver 19" 5ms  Height,Swivel,Pivot & Tilt Adjustable Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 3000:1 (1000:1)
HP LA1905wg Black / Silver 19" 5ms Height,Swivel,Pivot & Tilt Adjustable Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 3000:1 (1000:1)

Pros: It's a good monitor, the DisplayPort in works easily, it has 2 usb ports on it's left side for devices, and it comes with a nice stand. I like this monitor and believe that it was worth the extra money to get one with a DisplayPort in.

Cons: Not really against this monitor per se, but if you use the DisplayPort input windows will think you've disconnected it every time you turn it off. This can become a little annoying in a multi-monitor setup because it rearranges all of your windows and desktop icons. There isn't an option to buy an all black version.

Overall Review: The stand doubles as a carrying handle. If you want a good DisplayPort monitor then this is the cheapest option. However, I mean cheapest in the same way that Apple has a cheapest Mac. It is a good monitor and I expect to get quite a few years of use out of it. The stand is a nice touch too.

11/21/2011

Worked fine for first year...

Western Digital Blue WD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Blue WD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Used to be cheapest per gigabyte drive. Worked fine for first year.

Cons: Cheaper per gigabyte drives abound now. After the first year it started disappearing. It's entirely random whether my motherboard even sees this drive.

Overall Review: It's not worth it. If you're looking for the most storage for you dollar then go with at least a TB drive. Always keep backups, and when that's not possible software Raid-5 arrays only cost you one drive extra.