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Alexandru S.

Alexandru S.

Joined on 09/03/03

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Most Favorable Review

Best bang for the buck

Optoma HD20 1920 x 1080 DLP 1080P Home Theater Projector 1700 ANSI Lumens 4000:1
Optoma HD20 1920 x 1080 DLP 1080P Home Theater Projector 1700 ANSI Lumens 4000:1

Pros: -1080p -great image quality -price -good customer service from Optoma & Newegg

Cons: -not great in daylight even on brightest setting - go for more lumens if you can't make it dark in your viewing room -no lock on the focus, if you take the cap on/off, you need to refocus every time -not a lot of freedom in placement due to the very limited zoom, but then again, this is true for most projectors

Overall Review: -had to RMA one due to a dead pixel line after 2 months of light use, but the RMA experience was smooth and the replacement works as a charm, so no complaints there - it happens

Most Critical Review

Decent for the price

Dolica ST-500 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod
Dolica ST-500 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod

Pros: -cheap -light -comes with a bag -gets the job done

Cons: -mine looks used! -not very sturdy -movements are not very smooth

Overall Review: The tripod itself looks ok, but the head has a lot of dings on it, definitely not a new item. A bit disappointed with this, but for the price, it's not worth going through the return process especially since functionally it's good. I'd give it 4 stars if it wasn't for that.

they get the job done

Sennheiser Black CX200 3.5mm Connector Canal Stereo Headphone
Sennheiser Black CX200 3.5mm Connector Canal Stereo Headphone

Pros: -great sound, much better than the stock Apple ones -perfect fit in the ear, can use them for extended periods of time -block surrounding noise -good bass

Cons: -as others have said, the cord makes a lot of noise when touched/moved, not suitable for working out unless you find a way for the cord to stay put

Overall Review: I use them for my daily commute, for which they're perfect. They go on sale often, so Id' suggest waiting for that. I didn't pay full price - at full price I would maybe subtract another star due to the cons.

Perfect

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO
G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO

Pros: No issues, worked like a charm on a GA-P55M-UD2 board with an i5-750. Runs cool. Fast!

Cons: Makes me want to get a second set even if when monitoring my useage on memory I can clearly see I don't need more RAM

Overall Review: To get the 7-8-7-24 timings you need to set it in the BIOS, otherwise you get the default 9-9-9-24 timings. This change gave me an extra .3 on the WEI scale for the memory (if that says anything), but haven't done other testing to see how noticeable this change is for some demanding applications.

10/14/2010

Not great in its price range

SilverStone Sugo SG01-BF Black Aluminum / Steel Micro ATX Desktop Computer Case
SilverStone Sugo SG01-BF Black Aluminum / Steel Micro ATX Desktop Computer Case

Pros: -Looks good -Good (solid) build -Quality materials used while still pretty light -Silent case fans

Cons: -Bad airflow design - at least without the custom Silverstone components like heatsink, crossflow fan in the back (those 2 are exclusive apparently), etc. The airflow relies on the PSU fan alone on the cpu side, since the video card cuts the access to the other half of the case that has the 80mm fans. -Most heatsinks you can fit are the same type as the stock ones, which in this case would compete for air with the PSU, so make sure you can reverse that fan to blow up towards the PSU, or get ready for cooking. -intakes are just holes, so you will need to constantly clean your heatsinks if you want them to perform well

Overall Review: There are many good cases in this price range (and don't forget to consider their custom components for this case prices too), but if you care about the looks, and you're just going for a small and quiet computer, this could be the case for you.

Bad SATA connectors design

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Good quality as expected from GA, my 3rd board from them, all boot up no problem and things fit nicely except for... see the Cons

Cons: I have to drop 3 eggs since I cannot access the Sata connectors at all, except for one. For some reson, they're oriented sideways, and my hard drives go there in my SG01 case, so I'm stuck with a working computer that I can't put back toghether in the case. Only one SATA connector is oriented up and accessible... All I could do is go here and warn others. Why Gigabyte, why? It does come with one L shaped connector, but it says that should only go on the HDD side. It's ok, I tried that one anyway, but it still doesn't fit in the space. If you're working with a tight space, watch out for this

Overall Review: aaaarrrggghhh