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Steven B.

Steven B.

Joined on 02/18/13

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Most Favorable Review

Good little card

XFX One R-Series Radeon HD 5450 A12 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 Low Profile Ready Deluxe Edition Video Card ON-XFX1-DLX2
XFX One R-Series Radeon HD 5450 A12 2GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 Low Profile Ready Deluxe Edition Video Card ON-XFX1-DLX2

Pros: Does what I need it to (dual monitor) cheap + free shipping + rebate, good product.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Got this to set up dual monitors for my parents' personal home computer, more powerful than I needed, but worth the extra few $ to have just in case. (On board video didn't support dual monitor)

Just what I was looking for

KY-008 Laser Transmitter Module 650nm 5V Diode For Arduino AVR PIC
KY-008 Laser Transmitter Module 650nm 5V Diode For Arduino AVR PIC

Pros: All 3 I ordered work, very easy to use, pins on module are labeled. You only need "S" and "-", stands for Signal and Ground respectively, assuming you're coming from a power source looking to turn it on and off. (If you need always on, I would assume you need to connect + and - to a power source)

Cons: Light bleeds like crazy through the back of this thing. Little electrical tape fixes that no problem though.

Overall Review: Do a quick google search on the model number in regards to the pins if you are unsure how to connect.

Smaller than I thought

4x4 Universial 16 Key Switch Keypad Keyboard for Arduino
4x4 Universial 16 Key Switch Keypad Keyboard for Arduino

Pros: Shipped pretty fast considering it's from China, haven't tested yet so I'll update later if it is not working. But it came at least :) Buttons feel nice

Cons: Non yet

Good product, good price, sloppy package

UNO R3 Starter Kits 1602 LCD Screen Servos Stepper Motor Ultrasonic Range Finder Dot Matrix for Arduino
UNO R3 Starter Kits 1602 LCD Screen Servos Stepper Motor Ultrasonic Range Finder Dot Matrix for Arduino

Pros: Nothing was broken, most things were in plastic baggies, and the resisters were labeled correctly. Nice little UNO replica, working just fine.

Cons: Seemed like a pile of components just thrown together in a cardboard box. A few items just loose in the box, not in baggies or anything, luckily nothing was damaged, but the presentation of it was horrible. Component list was just a list printed on a sheet of paper, pictures would have been helpful. Also, one of the components has Chinese writing on it, so I'm unsure of which pin is which, at least until I look up that component online...

Overall Review: Overall, I'm satisfied with my purchase, price was pretty good. However, that packaging was just sad. But don't let that discourage you, this is a really good kit (even better if you already have some other components) and 99% of the time tutorials online are way better than anything that's included with kits like these (with horrible Chinese to English translations) but this kit doesn't have any instructions included, just a link to something online. But a simple online search will get you all the tutorials and help you need for getting started.

Exactly as described

SunFounder Project Super Starter Kit for Arduino UNO R3 Mega2560 Mega328 Nano-OEM
SunFounder Project Super Starter Kit for Arduino UNO R3 Mega2560 Mega328 Nano-OEM

Pros: Everything in the description came, appears to all be new, working and in good condition. Packaged very nicely, small parts in jewelry bags, and the container it came is has removable dividers so it's a good organizer for those tiny parts. Came faster than I thought (shipped from US when I thought it would come from China) Instruction book that came with it is helpful, but limited. (although you can get all the help you need online) It did however come with a resister color chart which I wasn't expecting, so that was helpful. Overall, this is a good kit, and not a bad price for all that you get.

Cons: Came a week before my Arduino actually came so it was a teaser. So I guess the con here is that there's no included Arduino (Which is CLEARLY stated that there is NOT one included in the description, so it's not even a con)

Freakin Awesome

MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC
MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC

Pros: This thing handles everything at max settings! No more Frames per second drops when aiming in shooters, no stutters in racing games, no issues with Crysis 2, looking forward to getting Crysis 3! Overall a great card! I was a little worried about 1 fan and a closed shell, but the cooling it actually pretty good in this thing! Just make sure you have space behind your rig because it exhausts everything to the back. Plus I got a free game with it :-D (Batman Arkem City)

Cons: Doesn't make my internet speeds faster? (None)

Overall Review: Haven't bench-marked this thing yet, also haven't over clocked it (already had After Burner from my MSI 560 ti, but as of right now I have no need to) Had an issue with drivers at first, but when I realized it used mostly the same as the 560 ti, all was well :) It's a tight fit on my Micro ATX mobo and Mid Tower case, so I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with a skinny Mid Tower case because the ports for power cables are on the top of card (the side your case cover will go over) I mean it'll fit, but just saying cuz my 560 ti had the power cables in the back it's different for me...

10/23/2013