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Benjamin K.

Benjamin K.

Joined on 08/06/07

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

6/5

XTRAC PADS Ripper RIPPER XL Optical Mouse pad
XTRAC PADS Ripper RIPPER XL Optical Mouse pad

Pros: Giant! You could set your sensitivity at it's lowest settings and still never reach an edge. This thing is probably bigger than your monitor. You could use it as a mat to set your original Xbox on. On top of that, it stays put. You'd have a better chance moving one of Alienware's 100 lb 17" laptops than this baby.

Cons: You might have to buy a bigger desk. It will make you feel insufficient as a man. Other mousepads will wet themselves in fear of this monster.

Most Critical Review

Completely Unnecessary

Arctic Silver Arcticlean Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier ACN-60ML (2-PC-SET)
Arctic Silver Arcticlean Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier ACN-60ML (2-PC-SET)

Pros: It does what it says.

Cons: Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) does the same job for a fraction of the price.

Overall Review: The instructions for AS 5 even say using rubbing alcohol is fine.

Good Fan, Needed Oil

Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan
Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan

Pros: Moves a lot of air. This thing is like having a room fan in your computer.

Cons: Kind of noisy, but you're not going to get high flow and be silent at the same time.

Overall Review: About a week after I bought it the fan started making this high frequency whirring/grinding/clicking noise. I went to my local superstore and bought some 3 in 1 oil. I peeled the sticker off the fan and removed the little rubber plug, after a few drops of the 3 in 1 oil it stopped making any noise

So Far Perfect

Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT256M4SSD2
Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT256M4SSD2

Pros: Fast, quiet, shock resistant, completely compatible with my Mid 2010 Macbook Pro. I noticed significantly improved boot times, down to less than 10 seconds. Applications seem to open instantly as well.

Cons: Haven't noticed a battery life improvement. Could just be because I haven't recalibrated. Not exactly the most scientific measure, just my perception.

Overall Review: If you're installing in a macbook pro make sure you have a torx t6 screwdriver to remove the mounting bracket from the original drive.