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Joshua W.

Joshua W.

Joined on 11/22/04

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Most Favorable Review

The stand does tilt

SCEPTRE E248W-1920 Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DCR 5,000,000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers, US Warranty
SCEPTRE E248W-1920 Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DCR 5,000,000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers, US Warranty

Pros: Price

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: The stand on this monitor does tilt. Not sure why anyone would say that it doesn't. The specs say it does and the two I bought do. Try harder?

Most Critical Review

I'm not a fan

OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10662GK
OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10662GK

Pros: It's inexpensive and looks fancy.

Cons: I couldn't get it to work at 1066Mhz 5,5,5,15 and 2.2v. Wouldn't post at that. 7,7,7,18 got it to post but it still caused BSODs during OS install. 7,7,7,24 didn't work either. Finally got it to work at 800Mhz and 4,4,4,12, which is OK for my needs but if I wanted 800Mhz RAM I would have bought it.

Overall Review: I didn't want to try 2.35v due to other reviews I read here, maybe that's the key to getting this RAM to work correctly. I'd rather just get better RAM. I wouldn't buy this again. I've had good luck with another manufacturer and should have stuck to them. Next time.

Good, inexpesnive case.

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: It's just a good, cool case, similar to the ever popular 900 but less flashy and less expensive. I have both, the 900 at home and the 300 at work for a machine I just built. This case was easy to work with, is high quality and has what I'd say is pretty decent functionality (especially cooling).

Cons: It doesn't have some of the more fancy features some cases do like removable MOBO tray or fancy drive bays, but I don't need all that stuff. It also has the PSU at the bottom (which may be a pro for some people, a con for others).

Overall Review: I'd definitely use this case again.

Didn't work

Sony Optiarc 20X DVD±R DVD Burner 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black IDE Model AD-7190A
Sony Optiarc 20X DVD±R DVD Burner 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black IDE Model AD-7190A

Pros: It's cheap.

Cons: I couldn't use it as a boot drive because it wouldn't read the disk. BIOS recognized it and it opened and closed, just wouldn't read. Eventually I replaced it with another drive and that worked so I am confident my problem was isolated to this drive.

Overall Review: I didn't realize it was OEM when I bought it. My mistake I guess but the 5000 character title doesn't help.

12/29/2007