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Matthew G.

Matthew G.

Joined on 12/21/03

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Most Favorable Review

Excelent Speakers!!!

Logitech Z-4 40 watts 2.1 Speakers
Logitech Z-4 40 watts 2.1 Speakers

Pros: Great sound in general, awesome sound for the dollar; Clean looks; Headphone & auxiliary input on remote.

Cons: The speakers look cool, but maybe a screen? Some have said the remote could be heavier; true, but a trivial and insignificant gripe.

Overall Review: As a music lover with a pretty sensitive ear, I was concerned with some of the negative reviews these speakers received. My biggest concern, THE SOUND, was put to rest by simply using an EQUILIZER, in this case, the one that came with my motherboard's audio software. Once I adjusted the levels to my liking, all the other concerns went away. Distortion? There isn't any, even at high volume, and they do get loud! Clarity? Again, once I had my highs, mids and lows set, sound definition was excellent. The highs are clear without sounding tinny, the bass is powerful and solid without having ghetto cruiser rattle, and the mids and vocals are crisp and distinct. Good speakers SHOULD respond to equalizer adjustment; any sound imperfections are then simply the result of the speaker accurately reproducing sound the way you told it to. Bottom line? For an audiophile with an EQ and a budget, these are top-notch. Would absolutely buy Logitech again.

All Raves, No Complaints

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750 W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 (CMPSU-750AX) 750 W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Modular cables, single power rail, 80 Plus efficiency rating, great warranty.

Cons: Absolutely none.

Overall Review: I built a PC with a Micro-ATX board in a small Thermaltake Lanbox Lite case. I originally used an Earthwatts 650, which is a fine power supply, but does not have modular cables, which meant I had to bundle my unused cables up in that tiny little case. This massively restricted airflow, and my system ran hot. Enter the Corsair AX750! Modular cable meant I only use what I need, and the single power rail means I don't have to worry about what sockets I use. The higher wattage and high efficiency means I'm running the thing at less than half of its capacity on average. What all this means is that my system runs 10-15 degrees cooler. Seriously, it blows cool air out the back of my case. Bottom line? If you have moderate power needs and want cabling options and increased airflow, look no further.

11/11/2010

Nice box.

Thermaltake Black SECC Japanese steel LANBOX Lite VF6000BWS Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
Thermaltake Black SECC Japanese steel LANBOX Lite VF6000BWS Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: Good looking case with a nice finish. Modular construction (removable power supply cage, optical drive cage, mobo tray and hard drive cage) makes it easy to go back in and play with cable routing. It's a bit heavy for a micro ATX case, but if that's the price of sturdy construction that's fine with me. Fits a full size power supply. Included fans are quiet, airflow seems just fine.

Cons: People have commented on the placement of the hard drive cage, and it is a little awkward. I'm using my mobo's onboard graphics, so I can't comment on issues with graphics cards. I run two hard drives, and I've placed one in the cage and another in the 3.5 bay. I might get an adapter for the drive in the cage and mount it in my second optical bay, just to free up some airflow.

Overall Review: It's a micro case, people. Don't expect ultra-easy installation from something that's designed to be compact. That being said, I had no problems. The hard drive cage is a pain for some, a non-issue for others, including me. I would strongly suggest a modular power supply. Excess cables reduce airflow and are just plain obnoxious to deal with. Final thoughts? It's a sturdy, attractive, modular case that's pretty well thought out. I'm very pleased with it and would buy it again in a heartbeat.