Date Joined: 09/16/05
Pros: Overall I have Used Patriot memory for about 20 years. They have continued to produce quality standard products as well as performance products. This SSD is no different in providing satisfaction in purchase
Overall Review: Would definitely recommend the burst line of SSDs I have all the recent capillaries and have had no issues with them
Pros: The color is sharp and control is simple. The biggest positive for me is they are more quiet than I expected.
Cons: They seem to work well enough but sometimes I wonder how much air they move
Overall Review: I would recommend these fans, not too expensive, quiet and color is good. Only thing I don’t know about at this time is longevity of lights
Pros: Nice looking, and had good ratings, the modular cabling was decent, allowing for a good assortment connections.
Cons: Not good for a 3870x2 + 3870 build, because of the 3870x2's connections.
Overall Review: Bought this a while back, would have been a nice PS but returned it with no problems. I ended up getting rid of the 3 way crossfire after only a months time use anyway.
Pros: Black color, L-shaped connectors. Sturdy easy to use retaining clips.
Cons: The cable is more rigid and plastic-like rather than rubber-like and bendable.
Overall Review: Rap and R&B music sucks, and i strongly dislike my new neighbor who plays it all the time.
Pros: Rated speeds, sweet looks, and price
Cons: Bought before Newegg displayed that it was only for junk nvidia chipsets, yet after i had already mailed off for rebate. Wasted quite a bit of time switching settings before the answer was posted by newegg.
Overall Review: It works okay for me today in a secondary computer, but not at it's rated speed.
Pros: Price, Watts and VA rating seem okay.
Cons: Aesthetics, would rather it be black or Gray. the outlets are all in a small area on back, would be nice if there were some on the sides and/or on top as additional option.
Overall Review: Has not really been tested yet. It was partially tested twice, one with a short power flicker where it worked fine, and another longer failure where it did nothing at all, not sure what to make of that.
Pros: The color. High Speed cable. Reliable. End rubber sheath is soft and not obstructive. Rosewill product.
Overall Review: Used to have all cables the same color going into and out of router, but have since switched to different colors to make identification easier.
Pros: Right size, fast speed. Reliable, easily bends.
Overall Review: have it to connect my router and modem that are stackable. Works well, looks good on black desk.
Pros: Wireless allows me to lay in Bed and control my PC's. The design is simple and layout of keyboard is okay. compatibility with KVM two different KVM switches has been good. Does not eat batteries!
Cons: Limited range for wireless, for my bedroom...maybe 10 feet of range on full batteries, less when batteries lose charge.
Overall Review: Had it about a year and only recharged batteries 1 time after removing a basic set of batteries. Somewhat durable, have not really beat these up but sometimes been dropped and keeps working. Sometimes is not picked up by a real finicky PC, but i think it is the Motherboards BIOS does not always pick it up.
Pros: Been reliable for more than a year. Wired connections are stable, and fast with latest Cat 6 Tech. Management options are easy to understand and interface is clean. exterior stackable design is nice with the cable modem.
Cons: Not enough port forward settings. Would like ability to DMZ multiple computers rather than just one. Could use newer firmware updates. Wireless connection could be a bit zippier.
Overall Review: Has been better than my previous three routers, and my neighbor is a !P-o-o-N!
Pros: Good length for almost any ATX casing-motherboard combo that might necessitate such a cord. allows better air flow then ribbons. looks nice.
Cons: sometimes bending it into place can be problematic towards the connections. Sometimes length can be a negative as well.
Overall Review: Removed this out of my Main gaming case recently as new opticals are SATA drives, i think that even some of the X58 boards are without the ata conection
Pros: Fast reads, and comparably fast writes. Patriot design, and color scheme. Roomy for now.
Cons: Rubber casing is a bit thick and can cause some USB ports to be rendered unusable while this is in use.
Overall Review: Corsair products are shatt compared to Patroit
Cons: thick rubber casing can cause some usb ports to be rendered unusable while this is in.
Overall Review: I have many PATROIT mem products and have only had one bad issue, which turned out to be partially my fault. i continue to always go with their products.
Pros: Excellent increase on cooling performance. Works very well for cooling, stock speed CPU's and low overclocks. Easy to install. Detachable, low noise fan.
Cons: Somewhat on the large size. Does not cool well when attempting high overclocks.
Overall Review: had a failure on a motherboard, not in relation to fan. Ended up going through 3 replacements on all three this heatsink rubbed against some part of the northbridge HS on each of those, ended up modifying the heatsink for proper fit.
Pros: Pushes quit a bit of air. Stays nice a quiet.
Overall Review: I have moved silence and cooling higher on my hierarchy of computer building concerns. Even when building a performance oriented machine. These fans fit that niche nicely.
Pros: This has been the best 2 port DVI-USB KVM i have owned. I tried three others before coming to this one. The switch functions as it should and has been reliable. Supports all the resolutions i use 1920x1280 and 1440x900 mostly.
Cons: My G15 keyboard just lights with logitech (default) display. Thats about it.
Overall Review: Finding a DVI-USB KVM that worked properly for my set up was a daunting task that i thought would go unfulfilled. I was wrong. This one worked just fine. As a matter of fact i bought another one of these as I found it to work so well.
Pros: These are great cards. The single slot relatively short PCB design is great, allowing better air flow for cooling. Performance has been great and nearly zero driver issues in any games I own. I bought two for crossfire and the few issues remarks extends to crossfire performance. The 1 GB has really made a difference for my gaming at 1920 X 1280.
Cons: Really not much in regards to cons. When under heavy load the fans tend to spin up and get a little loud.
Overall Review: I thought about adding this into the Cons but didn't really fit. I bought my two a day after each other and one came from cali, and the other from tenn (or something). One is the Blue (like picture), and the other is the red one. Funny thing is my blue one actually had the lower temps. Did the BIOS flash from blue one to the red so they both have same bios and fan speeds. Presto, both cards are running relatively cool at 60C idle.
Pros: Good ventilation, super silent, can barely hear them even right next to the case. colors are a good, vibrant blue. The fans are thin in dimension.
Cons: The fans are thin in dimension, caused a slight instal issue for me, but should have read the width before purchase was a bit suprised. Would be nice to have higher airflow.
Overall Review: Cant seem to get this bloody case to put any system to sleep properly. the Fans are always on then, so i suppose this will be an endurance testing for them.
Pros: The Resoloution, widescreen aspect ratio, color, DVI & VGA imput adapters.
Cons: no speakers, no height adjust.
Overall Review: speakers are really no big deal, bought it mostly to use as tv on extra PC with TV tuner, Picture is actually very good. better than my 42 in Phillips 1920x1280.
Pros: Card was relatively cheap, 512MB Xfire supported.
Cons: Not really much of a graphix processor. would prefer low profile card. Hybrid reduces memory back on card.
Overall Review: I bought this to replace a 256MB card that did not list as supporting crossfire. well it turns out the MB was wrong, the performance was F'd up the hybrid was worse than card solo. Now the MB has a bios that fixed the issue, kind of. It still does not perfrom well and the hybrid only recognizes 256 mem (system has 4GB in it). So i think i should have kept my old card and been patient.
This is not my gamer so gaming performance is no big deal its most for a HTPC to sit next to gamer to watch TV and movies on while i game, and in this respet the card works just fine.
Pros: The BIOS options, The PCB coloring, yellow UV highlights (could do without the orange though). Tweakability.
Cons: Oye, where to begin... The first and most major issue was recognizing my HDD, this was not even trying to put them in raid. Once I did finally luck out and it loaded to show HDD vista would not load unto it, would copy all files then hang. I then tried to BIOS update and suddenly the dam thing booted up and i went into BIOS, then saved and it rebooted; it would not go past that. So i became very upset and tried to flash an earlier BIOS; after that the system would not post. After a weekend of tweaking and fiddling i pulled the board, it never did load Vista, it did load XP at 1 point, but if it is going to be this much trouble I don't want to deal with it.
Overall Review: I really wanted to like this Board. Xbit uses this board to test almost all their ATI/AMD video products, so after having troubles with 3870x2 + 3850&3870 in three way on a P35 board I said this is the one. Well It was one colossal waste of time. Not to mention while pulling the board out and switching back to p5k board, at least its reliable with one card, some artic silver smeared on the pins of cpu,(my fault though became complacent) then on socket of p5k, now - more money for a new CPU and Mobo.
Pros: It Did not short out yet. The Wattage is good. Fits my case correctly. The exteroir shine, selection of conections.
Cons: Makes strange noises. At first I thought it was churning of CPU or HDD, no... it's definetly this PSU. It is rather expensive. The extra connections are a pain to deal with for a neat freak.
Overall Review: The extra connections i can live with, although a modular design would be Fantastic. The sound is still a bit bothersome although it seems that i have either become accustomed to the sound or it has changed to be not so bad.
Pros: I waited out the first uATX boards with 780G as they did not fit in a specific case. First plus is the size. Then the board's layout is exceptionally good. Hybrid graphics a plus, but not as nice as i would like. Box is nice, and Manual is quality, but does leave out how to enable Hybrid.
Cons: The bios were late to support the Hybrid properly, I returned 1 card thinking it was the card. Newest bios supports it right but was expecting slightly better performance. Other than this none so far.
Overall Review: For Emily below, the 780G does not support all Phenoms properly, has something to do with CPU stepping. Also alot of boards do not properly access 1066 Ram despite the specs saying so. This board is meant as a midrange board and phenoms are more high end so to make things cheaper there is some skimping. Hopefully they improve BIOS for the Ram, Phenom, and hybrid performance.
Pros: The Features are exactly what i was looking for. The set of independent cabling was nice, it is like modular cabling for the KVM.
Cons: The product seems faulty. I had it connected to a 1080p res LCD tv and my two comps. My primary gaming machine would show the picture ok. But if i tried to enable dual monitor on secondary machine it would stick at BIOS loading screen. The next huge issue is that it would not recognize either my mouse or keyboard.
Overall Review: The funniest thing and why it was given a 2 egg is it is actually better than the other DVI/USB KVM i tried. The other one was the Belkin usb/dvi flip. That thing didn't recognize anything. I just bought an Iogear and will leave a review on it but it seems to be doing the trick 4 most part. I'm getting the impression that these KVM's with DVI/USB support all have something wrong with them, I dont get it, what is so hard with converting the VGA and DVI component that it ends up screws up everything else.
Pros: The Cost, It works
Overall Review: I thought i was buying the 15ft, one. It strikes me as a bit more than crazy why these cords (if you can find one with DVI on one end and HDMI on the other longer than 2 ft.) are $50 or more at most retail stores. Then half the time the length is too short and they want you to get the adapter to use HDMI - HDMI cables for an additional $50 so you can get the length you need.