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William B.

William B.

Joined on 10/27/08

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Most Favorable Review

nice case for htpc

Rosewill - Black & Silver, 0.8mm SGCC Steel Slim Micro ATX Computer Case with ATX12V Flex 300W Power Supply - R379-M
Rosewill - Black & Silver, 0.8mm SGCC Steel Slim Micro ATX Computer Case with ATX12V Flex 300W Power Supply - R379-M

Pros: works great, looks good

Cons: none

Overall Review: fast shipping, arrived okay despite UPS trying to kill it....

Most Critical Review

Lies...it's not really "N"...it's trash

Linksys WRT120N Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 150Mbps/ 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port x4
Linksys WRT120N Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 150Mbps/ 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port x4

Pros: NewEgg gives RMA's... This was quite a dissappointment. Linksys outright lied about this being WiFi-N. It will "CONNECT" to an "N" device, but only transfers data at 6Mb/s (MAX). In laymans' terms "slower than dog snot in July" The ONLY positive is that it's relatively inexpensive...but there are BETTER "N" routers @ NewEgg for $29

Cons: Slow! This NEVER WiFi transferred files faster than 6Mb/s! Drops several times a day. Software CD is trash. Do NOT use the CD. You'll be sorry. Configure this manually. Trust me. Firmware NEEDS to be updated out-of-box or else it won't even connect with an "N" device.

Overall Review: The highest WiFi speed I've seen is 6Mb/s...and THAT is if there is no other WiFi traffic. ..although it may connect at 150Mb/s, it will not transfer data faster than 8Mb/s via WiFi between 2 'puters on the same router. The ONLY reason I bought a WiFi-N was to fileshare, this router is slower than my old Linksys WRT54G! AND it drops like an old man with narcolepsy...several times a day.

Yup- that's what it is

Cooler Master Elite Power - 460W Power Supply
Cooler Master Elite Power - 460W Power Supply

Pros: It didn't blow up my mobo or my devices, -that's always a good sign... I'll update this review if it doesn't last, but if it's the same as my last one, it should last as long as the mobo.

Cons: It refuses to make my morning coffee!

Overall Review: Replacing a 7 year old Rosewill DR-8500BTX. This is slightly lower wattage, and it's not black, but hey, it works peachy.

10/12/2017

Good while it lasted

TP-Link Archer T2UH AC600 High Gain Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter
TP-Link Archer T2UH AC600 High Gain Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter

Pros: I measured increased throuput on WiFi compared to it's WiFi G predecessor

Cons: died after 18 months of daily use

Overall Review: inexpensive but effective. I'm sad that it died. It now gives me errors/ no auto connect, but AFTER I unplug the USB and re-connect, it works. Time for a replacement.

2 of 2 failed. I'll move on to another brand-

AMD Radeon SSD Radeon R3 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) R3SL120G
AMD Radeon SSD Radeon R3 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) R3SL120G

Pros: -wanting is the better part of having?

Cons: After the 12 hour ordeal of reinstalling Win7/64 SP1, and getting updater to work, then loading all my programs, BOTH units failed. I don't know who makes these, or where they come from- but- THEY ARE JUNK.

Overall Review: Both failed (2 out of 2). Both AMD Radeon SSDs can't even be seen by the BIOS, -either in UEFI or in Legacy. I'm thinking.... perhaps another brand... I gave this brand TWO tries, both failed after 12 hours. THESE drives don't seem good. I re-installed my Mushkin Chronos 60Gb SATA II, and it's working great.

Cheap is good

Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SV300S37A/120G
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SV300S37A/120G

Pros: Low cost, very fast. JUST enough GB size for my lappy HDD replacement-

Cons: It will not levitate. It just...refuses!

Overall Review: Hey, for $50, -what can go wrong!