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Shawn B.

Shawn B.

Joined on 01/01/05

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Wow

Scythe SCMN-1100 100mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
Scythe SCMN-1100 100mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Pros: It definitely cools down the CPU and is quite quiet.

Cons: It's freaking HUGE. Also, the locking system it uses swings out too far on the bottom side and makes contact with my northbridge heatsink so it won't lock down completely without taking out everything, popping off the NB heatsink, and then installing it. It is pretty secure, though, no movement or anything.

Overall Review: It definitely does its job, and while it is big and a small pain in the bum to install for some people, I like this thing. People look at it and say "Woah what the eff is THAT thing?!"

Most Critical Review

Not impressed so far

Western Digital WD Green WD15EARS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital WD Green WD15EARS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: These drives are high-capacity and perform pretty well for being 'green' drives (especially in comparison to my incredibly old WD Raptor 74GB 8MB cache drives). I was able to run CrystalMark on one and it was actually about 5% faster than my 2 old Raptors in RAID0 for reading. Writing is a bit slower, but I planned on replacing the Raptors with 2 of these drives.

Cons: I bought 2, 1 was DOA and the other lasted 3 days before making a horrid screech and proceeding with the click of death

Overall Review: I've stayed away from WD's and Seagate's 1TB+ drives since their inception because of the quality factor. They seemed to have ironed this out yet here I am RMAing 2 WD drives. Opted for replacements rather than refund, hoping to get 2 working drives that will last awhile.

11/27/2010

Good, but bad

OCZ Technology Behemoth Black USB Wired Laser 3200 dpi Gaming Mouse
OCZ Technology Behemoth Black USB Wired Laser 3200 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: The sheer amount of features vs the cash you pay, the look and feel of the mouse.

Cons: Mine has a defective laser (I have the constantly self-moving cursor to prove it). You can't install the software for the mouse, you gotta run it off the disc.

Overall Review: I liked this mouse. A lot. Still do even though its got a nasty case of cursor-creep. I did email OCZ tech support and they were really quick, and offered to send an advance-replacement so I wouldn't be without a mouse at all. They did say that their RMA process would technically be slower than Newegg's, though, so I chose the Newegg route in RMAing this. I'm sticking with my OCZ mice, they're better than Logi-tech AND less expensive (my OCZ Equalizer replaced a G5 and I haven't looked back). So... 4 eggs because I need to RMA.

Worth every penny

OCZ Technology OCZMSEQRD Blue 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 2500 dpi Gaming Mouse For Desktop
OCZ Technology OCZMSEQRD Blue 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 2500 dpi Gaming Mouse For Desktop

Pros: The teflon coating, dual lasers, DPI button+corresponding wheel color, side buttons, extra mouse skates, and cost

Cons: none

Overall Review: This mouse's performance versus value is amazing. You can tell why newegg runs out of these repeatedly! To each their own, but I won't be going back to my G5.

Awesome

Logitech Internet 350 Black 104 Normal Keys 8 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Keyboard
Logitech Internet 350 Black 104 Normal Keys 8 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Keyboard

Pros: The price, the features, the keys, the responsiveness

Cons: None

Overall Review: My $8.25 keyboard is better than your $50 keyboard. No wonder this thing gets rave reviews. I'm gonna buy a second one to keep as backup for when this one dies 5 years down the road.

Nice

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM2 125W Processor - ADX6400CZWOF
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM2 125W Processor - ADX6400CZWOF

Pros: Fast, the price is right

Cons: a little power hungry, but I don't really mind

Overall Review: Although a higher clock speed is needed to keep up with Intel's Core 2 chips, the Athlon64 X2 6400+ has a nicer price tag than the Core 2 chip that performs slightly slower, and a much nicer price tag than the Core 2 chip that slightly outperforms it (the E6750 and E6850 respectively). Considering I am already on a Socket AM2 platform, this chip was the perfect decision for me.