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Alan B.

Alan B.

Joined on 11/16/08

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Most Favorable Review

Drive Review

Fantom Drives GreenDrive 1TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" GreenDrive External Hard Drive GD1000EU
Fantom Drives GreenDrive 1TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" GreenDrive External Hard Drive GD1000EU

Pros: Great drive. Works well, stays cool, and is fast and quiet. I bought this to provide extra backup for my work files. My old external (for years) started to make a clicking noise so I decided it was time to backup the backup. My the old one have many more gigs of life, but when it goes, it served me well rip.

Cons: Wait until you try the rebate system. It was put together by people who better spend times in padded cells. I finally got through their system, will mail the form tomorow, and will update if I ever get the $ 20 rebate as promised.

Overall Review: Worth the price even if I don't get the rebate.

12/29/2008
Most Critical Review

Forget the rebate

Fantom Drives GreenDrive 1TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" GreenDrive External Hard Drive GD1000EU
Fantom Drives GreenDrive 1TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" GreenDrive External Hard Drive GD1000EU

Pros: Great drive. It has worked flawlessly since I bought it.

Cons: If you order this drive, forget the rebate. It is a sham. I went through the process and never heard anything nor did I receive a check.

Overall Review: Don't bother to respond. It is not worth the time and effort to try to beat a $ 20 rebate out of you that should have been paid in the first place. Would have given five stars, but subtracted two for the rebate.

To Danny

XFX Double D Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card FX-785A-CDFC
XFX Double D Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card FX-785A-CDFC

Pros: Hi Danny. SWTOR is a strange game and there is no sense as to how differently it runs on the same hardware in different people's computers. I run on this card (for two weeks now) and the performance is top notch. Everything is on the highest settings with shadows to the max (impressive to say the least) and have had no issues. No hitching on fleet at high pop times and great fps everywhere. I7 3770K Gygabyte Z77X - UP7 16G G.Skill RipJawX at 2133 Win 8 Pro Run off of a Corsair Force GS 240GB SSD. All settings at stock. PS - I am a NVIDIA fan, but this card has impressed me.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Strange game and you never know how it will run on your computer (without regard to the specs) until you try it.

Great Monitor

SAMSUNG TOC T260HD Rose   Black 25.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen  HDTV  Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 10000:1(1000:1)  Build in TV Tuner & Dolby Digital Surround Sound
SAMSUNG TOC T260HD Rose Black 25.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 10000:1(1000:1) Build in TV Tuner & Dolby Digital Surround Sound

Pros: Wonderful as a 1900 x 1200 monitor. Games are amazing and spreadsheets and other files very clear. Really happy with the purchase. Great TV / works like a charm with an excellent picture.

Cons: The only nit pick I have is that the cables (power and DVI) are not as long as I would have liked and had to move my rig closer under my desk to make the connections.

Overall Review: Two things to mention. The first is that I hesitated in buying because of neweggs dead pixil policy. I dreaded getting a monitor with seven dead pixils and being told that eight was the return threshold. Fortunately (sometime you get lucky) no dead pixils at all. I have read a lot of reviews that say the speakers are not that good. Maybe I got lucky again, but the speakers are excellent with tv voices and sounds clear and crisp. I use my computer speakers for blu ray movies and gaming. Haf 932, i7 950, Zalman 9900LED, EVGA Classified 760, 12G Corsair Dominator 1600, 2 x BFG 285 OCX, 2 x Intel x-25-m gen 2, 2 x WD 1T, LG super multi Blu Ray, LG super multi DVD

Mushkin Scummy

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996580
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996580

Pros: Decent ram that has fuctioned since November

Cons: Applyed for Rebate - Never heard anything. Received Rebate Check - Surprised and happy. Deposited Rebate Check last week - So far so good. Got Notice from Bank Rebate Check bounced - Mushkin account closed. Pretty scummy if you ask me. Will never buy or recommend a Mushkin product again.

Overall Review: Pretty scummy Mushkin.

Excellent Keyboard

Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard

Pros: I use this for work and gaming and find it well satisfies both needs. I really like the backlit keyboard and unlike others have no problem with the brightness of the keys. I probably will not use all of the function keys but do not care.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Vigor Gaming Force Recon NXE q9450 2 x 9800gtx+ in sli 800W Coolermaster Pro psu