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peter h.

peter h.

Joined on 05/09/02

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Most Favorable Review

Pure Power

PowerColor Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity AX6970 2GBD5-M2DH
PowerColor Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity AX6970 2GBD5-M2DH

Pros: Very powerful card. Not very loud. EYEFINITY!

Cons: Big card: BARELY fits an Antec 300. Lack of DisplayPort monitors* (* not the card's fault but be sure to buy a miniDP to HDMI or DVI adapter if youre going to use more than non-DP 2 monitors.)

Overall Review: Running triple monitors with two Eyefinity profiles. 3 monitors, watching movies on one, web browsing on one, and working in Excel on one. Switch profiles, click click, and playing FPSs at 5444x1650.

Most Critical Review

Junk

nMEDIAPC HTPCKB-100 Black USB RF Wireless Slimline Keyboard with IR Universal TV Remote Set
nMEDIAPC HTPCKB-100 Black USB RF Wireless Slimline Keyboard with IR Universal TV Remote Set

Pros: Decent Size

Cons: The thumbpad you use for a mouse is just awful. It constantly goes from not responding to inputs to flying all over the screen. Good luck trying to get it over the button you are trying to click! The receiver is terrible. Won't work plugged into the back of the computer. Works okay plugged into the front (for key clicks, anyways). REALLY needs a trigger mouse button given the thumb pad layout for the mouse.

Overall Review: Returning mine.

Working fine

TRENDnet USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, TU3-ETG
TRENDnet USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, TU3-ETG

Pros: Works fine. Reports 1Gbps though I've not tested throughput.

Cons: Nothing yet.

Overall Review: Needed a wired connection for my NIC-less laptop to set up a new network and have been using it regularly when in my office. Only had a few weeks but hasn't broke yet.

10/29/2021

Works well

Cables To Go C2G 42516 2 Meter HDMI to DVI Adapter Cable Cord
Cables To Go C2G 42516 2 Meter HDMI to DVI Adapter Cable Cord

Pros: Inexpensive and works great connecting my HDMI-only work laptop to an extra old monitor I had sitting in a corner.

Overall Review: Haven't tried gaming with it and only been using a few weeks but for more space for more instances of Excel, it works great.

10/29/2021

Solid Unit

Seasonic SS-760XP2 ATX 12V/EPS 12V, 760W, 80 PLUS PLATINUM Full Modular certified Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Seasonic SS-760XP2 ATX 12V/EPS 12V, 760W, 80 PLUS PLATINUM Full Modular certified Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: Looks great, extremely quiet. No issues. Powering an overclocked HD290.

Cons: Beware the mail in rebates. I never got mine. Called the rebate status people who told me its too late to reissue.

DOA

Pioneer VSX-821-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver
Pioneer VSX-821-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver

Pros: Was on sale.

Cons: Dead on arrival.

Overall Review: I hate that I have to spend $40 to ship this thing back for a product that never worked out of the box. Might rereview if I get a working one.