Great for $19.99, fair at best for the current $29.998/18/2015 12:51:11 PM

Pros: The kit includes everything you'll need for usual computer repair work. All neatly arranged in an easy to carry case. The tools are reasonably good quality, particularly the screwdriver. Bought the first one roughly 5 years ago for $19.99, the second one last year (2014) still for $19.99. Apparently , just before the 50% price increase.

Cons: Not nice enough nor complete enough to pay $29.99 for it.

Overall Review: Too bad Rosewill couldn't leave the price alone.

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Simply works7/9/2015 4:57:32 PM

Pros: It's everything you'd expect a working cable to be. Overall quality seems to be good.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: It works and seems to be well made. Can't ask for anything else particularly at this price point.

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Excellent SSD12/19/2011 6:29:09 AM

Pros: It really works, none of the "annoyances" that are so common with other SSDs (except maybe Intel SSDs). Very fast write speeds and good read speeds. Reasonably inexpensive when compared to the cost of other SSDs. Don't let my comments in "Other thoughts" deter you from purchasing this drive. It is a very fast drive and best of all, it works without giving you headaches (or BSODs).

Cons: It isn't a terabyte drive ;-)

Overall Review: I used AS SSD to benchmark this drive operating under Windows XP 64bit (the partition is properly aligned). Sequential Read/Write speed were about 225MB/s, the write speed being slightly faster than the read . Overall, sequential read/write speed matched Samsung's claims. random 4K read: 16MB/s (or 4096 iops) random 4K write: 45MB/s (or 11520 iops) In most everything (HDDs and SSDs) writes are slower than reads, yet this drives seems to counter that trend. The IOPS results obtained with AS SSD are quite far from those claimed by Samsung. OTH, no hard drive is going to give anything near 4096 iops which makes this drive at least 30 times faster (when reading) than any hard drive. The write performance is - surprisingly - 3 times faster than the read. A superb result but also a rather surprising one. I suspected AS SSD from having some "problems". To verify this, I ran it against a regular hard drive and the results were very much those expected thus confirmin

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Ownership: less than 1 day
very nice12/7/2011 4:44:37 AM

Pros: Inexpensive, feels solid, works as expected.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Choices of keyboards and mice are quite personal, I like the feel of the keyboard keys and mouse buttons. For the money and, if they last, this is a great buy.

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Adequate12/7/2011 4:40:41 AM

Pros: Very inexpensive. It works. Good color fidelity.

Cons: Picture quality is no better than a 420 TVL camera.

Overall Review: I've used other models of 480TVL Vonnic cameras. The picture quality (particularly sharpness) of this model does not match the quality of the other 480TVL Vonnic models. On the other hand, for $29.99, there isn't much to complain about. If you don't need much detail in the picture, it will do fine. The camera was installed in front of a Soda refrigerator. The image is good enough to recognize what size and type (orange, cola, whatever) of soda is there but, while the soda labels are discernible, they are most _definitely not_ readable. It did the trick for what we needed it for but, if you need detail, this is not the camera to get.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
great sound for the money12/1/2011 12:48:36 PM

Pros: Great sound, they don't take a whole lot of space. Very nice fit and finish.

Cons: None for what I paid for them.

Overall Review: I'm no audiophile but I think that for the money (when on sale) these would be hard to beat. You can enjoy a lot of Pinkfloyd on these ;-)

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Best drive12/1/2011 12:40:53 PM

Pros: Fast and - when on sale - inexpensive. They don't get hot even under heavy use.

Cons: None. Not a con of this drive itself but, hard drive prices have shot through the roof lately.

Overall Review: I have installed several dozens of these drives in client builds and use them in my own systems. They have proven to be fast and reliable. These drives are always my first choice, they really are great.

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Very nice12/1/2011 12:20:07 PM

Pros: small, light, solid, reasonably priced and, best of all, it works.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I've just had the unit for a few hours and it seems to work just fine. Hopefully it will last. I wish the USB cord bundled with it were a little longer but, the one foot cord included is fairly standard and long enough for most uses.

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Good camera11/20/2011 12:43:19 PM

Pros: Very sharp image, very good colors, easy to install and the mount bracket makes the camera easy to position exactly as desired. Inexpensive considering the image and solid build quality.

Cons: For $45.00, there are no cons to this camera.

Overall Review: I am no expert in surveillance cameras. I've used only 5 or 6 different types but, for the money, this is the best one I've seen so far. I will very likely be purchasing more of these.

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Better than expected for the money11/1/2011 4:16:35 PM

Pros: Very inexpensive, it works and (surprisingly) it really feels like a 1000DPI mouse. The cord is long enough to reach to the bottom of the tower. The feel of the buttons and the scroll wheel is surprisingly good for such a low cost mouse. It is not too small. It is a "standard" desktop mouse size.

Cons: I read the reviews before purchasing this mouse which mentioned the tracking light being really bright. I thought, how bright can it be ? well... now I know, _bright_, really bright. It's so bright, the light bleeds through the sides of the scroll wheel ( -1 egg for this reason) and - on occasion - causes a visible red reflection on the closest monitor (1 out of 3). Don't let this comment stop you from purchasing this mouse. It's inexpensive, works really well and, the light is not really a problem, more a surprise. It could also be a little heavier for my taste.

Overall Review: If you live close to the sea and need to build an inexpensive light house, you might be able to do it with a six pack of these. If you don't expect a $50.00 mouse for less than $10, you will likely be very pleased.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
It simply works11/1/2011 3:58:07 PM

Pros: Low price, works, no fuss install (Windows recognizes it and installs the drivers automatically)

Cons: It didn't jump into the PCI slot by itself.

Overall Review: I've just had it a few hours. As long as it lasts, this card is everything it claims to be. If you need 4 additional USB ports, this card is a good choice.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
works well6/4/2011 9:35:13 PM

Pros: Convenient and easy way of adding and removing a hard drive to a system. Does not require a separate tray. Simple to install. It works.

Cons: none.

Overall Review: I'll probably be purchasing more of these units in the future.

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Very nice5/30/2011 7:44:23 PM

Pros: Trouble free, works as it should. Inexpensive given its large capacity. I've had the drive for a little over a week and it is already almost full and still performing very well.

Cons: 5400 rpm but see other thoughts below.

Overall Review: It may end up lasting longer due to the lower wear and tear of a 5400 rpm drive. Probably not a drive you'd want to use as your boot drive but, perfect for backups and movies. Quite fast considering that it is a 5400 rpm drive. If you need a drive for backups or store large files such as movies, this drive is perfect.

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Not quite right5/24/2011 6:59:20 AM

Pros: Great idea, inexpensive.

Cons: The unit I received did not push the drive deep enough into the tray for the contacts to be made properly. I inspected the tray carefully for obvious manufacturing defects but none were visible. I am guessing that there must have been a bad batch. Maybe I was just unlucky and got the one unit that would not work but, I will be replacing this unit with a similar one of a different brand to ensure I don't get another one with the same problem. Newegg, as usual, provided superlative service to resolve this issue (got a credit which I will use for the replacement unit.)

Overall Review: It worked for everyone else. Because of that, I didn't rate it one (1) egg but, it is hard to give more than 2 eggs to something that does not work. You may still want to give this product a chance.

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Good budget card10/4/2009 1:26:00 PM

Pros: Inexpensive and works very well. Connectors for VGA, HDMI and DVI.

Cons: It's not a very fast card but for the money it is more than I expected.

Overall Review: If you do not need a "serious" gaming video card but still want better than what is normally integrated in the chipset, this is the way to go.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
ok but no more than that.10/4/2009 1:22:54 PM

Pros: Gracefully accommodates a full size ATX board which the Antec 300 does not do without pain. Plain looks. Does not look like it came out of the "computer case bad taste circus" that seems to have taken over the last few years. Lots of expansion bays (9 full size.)

Cons: The locking mechanism for the expansion bays seems a bit on the flimsy side. Metal is thinner than it is in the Antec 500. The gives this case a somewhat "cheap" feel (you could still do a lot worse though.) No reset button. Some may find the hard drive cage useful. I found it quite inadequate and decided not to use it.

Overall Review: It's not bad if you need a case that accommodates a full size board at a decent price.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Could be better10/4/2009 12:44:46 PM

Pros: Full Featured, works, stable.

Cons: Poor layout. The Audio header obstructs the first PCI-e slot. If you plug the audio header it is very unlikely you will be able to use the first slot, because it will interfere with most PCI-e expansion cards. The SATA headers will be obstructed by a long video card in the secondary PCI-e video slot.

Overall Review: This board would be really good were it not for the illogical location of the audio header and the SATA connectors. This board is difficult to install in an Antec 300 case. It is not the fault of the board though, it is the Antec 300 that barely accomodates an ATX board. Recognized a Wolfdale processor without need to flash the BIOS. It is running with 8GB of AData memory and two (2) 1TB Samsung drives in a RAID1. Decent board but it could have easily been better without the mistakes in the layout.

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Better than I thought8/14/2009 11:43:18 AM

Pros: Works. Is full featured. Can be told to clone mac addresses (useful for Comcast setups). Lots of configuration options. Sits horizontally on the floor, therefore it doesn't top over like most (if not all) vertical units. Ports are clearly color coded. The power connector doesn't use more than 1 outlet on a power strip (you eventually learn to appreciate that!) The thing is tiny - takes very little space.

Cons: None that I have noticed. I've only had it for a few hours therefore there may be some cons that I am not aware of yet.

Overall Review: I figured this would be a stripped down type of router given the price and support for wireless N. I was mistaken, this router has plenty of features allowing it to be configured for just about any kind of connection you may have to deal with. People that do not have at least some networking knowledge may be overwhelmed by all the options this little router offers. I did not use the wizard to set it up, therefore I cannot comment on its effectiveness. (I don't like wizards.) Neither can I comment on the wireless feature, I am using it as a wired device with the wireless radio turned off. I recommend this little unit. Noobs may need a little help to set it up but it will be worh it. Hopefully it will last :-)

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Tip for power supply connections8/13/2009 12:34:01 AM

Pros: This is my second review of this case, look for my first review for comments specifically applicable to this case. What follows is the solution to a small problem found in cases where the power supply is installed at the bottom as it is with the Antec 300.

Cons: Same as the "Pros:" above. { begin "Other thoughts:" here } The problem: Since the power supply is located at the bottom, a lot of people find that when they try to plug the power connectors to the hard drive(s) and optical drive(s), that the connector is backwards (facing the wrong way). Some people opt to twist the connector to make it face the right way. Twisting the connectors that are in the middle of the cable is not as easy as it sounds, makes the connection visually unappealing and places unnecessary pressure on the drive's power connector. Solution (without twisting the cable and graphically crude): ||||| |||||-----------------------------x--------x--------x--------x ||||| ^ power supply followed by connectors 1, 2, 3 and 4 (4 being at the end of the cable) Take connector 1 and move it as close to the top of the case as you can, most power supplies' cables are long enough for connector 1 to reach the top bay of a mid-tower. Continued below

Overall Review: Orient connector 1 as needed to connect it to the drive in the top bay (most likely an optical drive), then run the remainder of the cable down towards the bottom of the case and "magically", connectors 2, 3 and 4 are now properly oriented and need not be twisted to connect to the drives below. This happens because most (if not all) power supplies are designed to have the cables run top down. If the cables are run bottom up, the connectors are facing the wrong way. Alternate solution: If you build a lot of systems, you've probably accumulated a fair number of "Molex to SATA" power adapter cables. If your drives use SATA power connectors, then use the power supply's cable with Molex connectors and use the "Molex to SATA" adapters to make the connection because those are very easy to twist and do not yield an unsightly connection. In either case but, particularly for the alternate solution, you can tape the power supply's cable to the case's motherboard tray.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
You can probably do better8/12/2009 9:24:21 PM

Pros: Has just about every feature you'd want. X48 chipset Gigabyte quality Reasonably good layout

Cons: Not fully stable when overclocked (even with relatively modest overclocks - E2180 from 2Ghz to 2.9Ghz which a BIOSTAR TP43D2A7 did easily while remaining totally stable) Some BIOS options simply do not work, others are rather annoying and others are quirky. For instance, I like to set the speed of the PCI-X bus explicitly to 100Mhz to ensure the bus is _not_ overclocked, if you do that in the F7 BIOS, the system doesn't boot, you must leave the setting at "Auto" (which incidentally runs the bus at 100Mhz!). Once you enable the option to set the voltages manually, you get a _red_ flashing one liner warning you that "voltages are not optimized", if you let the BIOS "optimize" the voltages your boot sequence will be "very short" if you have overclocked the processor (which obviously will be the case). Other quirks come to mind but, I'm out of space. Latest BIOS has been 5 months in Beta (is it their Rebate dept that is testing the BIOS and that's the reason it takes so long ?)

Overall Review: I purchased this board to replace a BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 because I wanted to have more than 2 monitors connected to my system, hence the need for a motherboard with more than one PCI-x16 slot. This Gigabyte board gave me the two PCI-x slots I needed but, I lost the complete stability that the BIOSTAR board gave me. Initially no other changes were made to the system, yet it was not stable. Adding a second video card did not change the situation. Tweaking the settings for the last two months have not resulted in improvements either. I've owned other Gigabyte boards in the past and have used other Gigabyte boards (the MA790X-UDP4 lately) for client builds and, generally I have been pleased with performance and quality. However, IMO, Gigabyte missed the boat with this board. This board is more than twice the money paid for the BIOSTAR I was using originally and its stability is nowhere near it. If you do not overclock, this board is very likely a good choice.

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1 out of 2 ain't bad ?8/11/2009 8:57:48 PM

Pros: Well designed. Many others have already pointed out all the pros this unit has. The replacement works.

Cons: The first one I got had the same problems many others here have experienced. Windows would detect "something" but the drive could never be accessed. Based on a JMicron controller. I wish manufacturers would stop using the mediocre stuff made by this company.

Overall Review: The more I purchase from Newegg, the more they amaze me. One of these days, I think the products I need will show up at my door before I even order them. In spite of the first unit not working properly, I still recommend it. When it works, it works well and the design is certainly much better than similarly priced units. Hopefully it will last.

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Good but...8/9/2009 6:28:42 AM

Pros: It gets the job done provided the system is "modest". It came bundled with the Antec 300 case for about $30 additional.

Cons: Delivers less power than it should be able to. Definitely not an option for a mid-level system. Specifically, this power supply was unable to power an AMD Phenom II 920 at stock speed (140W) paired with a Gigabyte 790X, 8GB DDR2, HIS 4670 and two Samsung F1 hard drives in RAID 1. The spec'ed amps and wattage should have had no problem powering this configuration. The total load from the above is in the ballpark of 300W and the system would often shut down before getting into Windows for lack of power. Replaced with an OCZ 500 ModXstream Pro and problem solved. Also, a 370W PC Power & Cooling powers that system reliably without breaking a sweat. Newegg had the PC P&C on sale recently for $39.00, a much better option for the money.

Overall Review: If you can somehow get it for $30.00 and the system you are building is definitely modest then this PS may be a valid option. Powers a dual core AMD Athlon rated at 95W just fine. Overall, I consider it an under-performer. You can do better for the same or less money.

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Surprisingly good sound for the money8/7/2009 9:54:31 AM

Pros: Price, good sound reproduction (for the money). They do not sound like tin cans.

Cons: At this price point, none. Definitely deserves to be recommended. Actually.... the label/logo on the front of the speakers and subwoofer is rather cheezy but, this shouldn't be a problem unless you listen with your eyes. :-)

Overall Review: Don't expect them to match a set of Bose or Sciroccos but , for slightly over $30.00 I believe this is about the best you can do. If you are looking for something inexpensive and, you have reasonable expectations, this set won't offend your ears. Listening to Grand Funk's "We're an American Band" as I type this and, this little set is doing a commendable job.

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It works8/6/2009 7:47:24 PM

Pros: Works well and, unlike some Microsoft keyboard/mouse combinations, this one does come with batteries.

Cons: It's larger/bigger than the EX 100 when it really didn't need to be that much larger. I prefer the size of the EX 100.

Overall Review: Overall, a very nice keyboard/mouse combo, that you will likely be pleased with.

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Good set with a caveat8/6/2009 7:43:09 PM

Pros: Inexpensive, good sound. Nice design. Comes with additional USB dongle (which you may chose not to use) Definitely worth the money.

Cons: Cable is a bit short (Total length from plug to earpiece is 4ft). Not an issue if you are using it with a laptop but, can be a problem if you are using with a desktop as the cable may not be long enough (unless you are in the habit of putting your desktop on your lap ;-) 1 egg off because of the cable length.

Overall Review: As long as you use it with a laptop or your desktop is close enough to you, this unit is excellent.

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