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William N.

William N.

Joined on 02/26/11

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Most Favorable Review

Well packaged, and well built

Sapphire NITRO+ AMD RADEON RX 6900 XT SE GAMING OC Graphics Card With 16GB GDDR6 HDMI / TRIPLE DP
Sapphire NITRO+ AMD RADEON RX 6900 XT SE GAMING OC Graphics Card With 16GB GDDR6 HDMI / TRIPLE DP

Pros: It's a modern video card; there is not much to review: The chipset works as expected, and I get benchmark or better performance out of the assembled card. Sapphire designed a solid mounting system, provided extra supports and clear instructions on their use Cooling is efficient and quiet even under heavy sustained graphics load or stress test.

Cons: The LED connector is rear-exit from the full length frame, so is likely to be obstructed by your chassis. There are alternate routings that will work, so not a big deal, but a watch out if you care deeply about RGB and cable routing.

Overall Review: Would totally recommend, have now owned 4 Sapphire cards and they continue to be a solid producer with out any issues.

12/15/2021

Exactly as advertised, but...

Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS HOTAS Controller
Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS HOTAS Controller

Pros: - good fit in my hands - extent electric response on all axis - Love the layout of the throttle

Cons: - the throttle slide... It's, well the best way I can describe it is "cheap feeling" ... So this is not a top end set, but even in context the throttle slide has issues. It chatters and sticks on the bearing rods, and will jump mechanically rather than give a smooth side. For normal flight sim it's totally fine, but for things that want a center-off throttle it's really challenging - no center indicators for the throttle.. this is as advertised... But still annoying, and limiting

Overall Review: Overall I would totally recommend the set, just be aware of the limits of the throttle.

11/28/2020

Has exceeded my expectations

Rosewill Portable Induction Cooktop Burner, 1800W, 8 Power/Temp Levels, Touch Panel, LED Display, Timer, Auto Shut-Off, Child Safety Lock, Includes Stainless Steel Pot - (RHAI-13001)
Rosewill Portable Induction Cooktop Burner, 1800W, 8 Power/Temp Levels, Touch Panel, LED Display, Timer, Auto Shut-Off, Child Safety Lock, Includes Stainless Steel Pot - (RHAI-13001)

Pros: -Fast reliable heat -easy to clean -temperature control mode -works great on cast iron / shot pans

Cons: - coil pattern is evident in larger pans - copper core pans do not function despite having been designed for induction.

Overall Review: We got this unit as a stop gap when or hob broke, and expected it to be functional, but little more; instead we got a unit that has become our go-to cook surface, and convinced us to get an induction range rather than just replace the old hob.

11/28/2020

Great till they weren't

Corsair HS1 USB Connector Circumaural Headset
Corsair HS1 USB Connector Circumaural Headset

Pros: Best headsets I'v owned, worked well for over 2 years. Fit my big head, and could ware them for hours in comfort.

Cons: The inline control box, It's not real useful and eventually killed caused stress on the mic cable the killed the headset.

Overall Review: Not a bad value, lasted a good long time before breaking. The Dolby multi-channel effect was a little weak. Mic has no noise canceling effect.

Works like expected

Razer Goliathus Fragged Gaming Mouse Mat - Control Edition - Omega S
Razer Goliathus Fragged Gaming Mouse Mat - Control Edition - Omega S

Pros: good control, well constructed.

Cons: none yet.

Overall Review: Does exactally what it's supposed to. Is easy to keep clean, and functions all day with out a problem. I use it all day for CAD work and at night for gaming, it's expensive for a mousepad, but has out lasted my previous two with no signs of ware yet.

Mixed

MSI 890FXA-GD65 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI 890FXA-GD65 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: The MB gives a Fast build, and good performance on the parts that matter most to me CPU North/South Br. performance and Disk. The onboard RAID is nice, as is the NIC, simple but fast and low overhead. Cooling and power connection are well designed and have a nice compact layout O' and it looks very cool too.

Cons: It losses some points for the ATX connector blocking air flow on the RAM, but it is still the "best" spot for the connector. Audio, its not broken per'se, but it is not working either. The controller is responsive, but makes no sound and is not returning data to the driver under Win XP or Win7-64, but it works under Linux with a limited function driver. I'm working with MSI ( slowly ) to get this resolved, and have not RMA'd the MB since it so far seems to be a driver issue.

Overall Review: Build Spec: MSI 890FXA-65GD AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ( Native ) 16G ( 4x4G ) G-Skill DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 1GB 256-bit 2x 500G 6G/s sata Drives