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Dora W.

Dora W.

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Most Favorable Review

Different, But Good

Saitek PM12A Silver/Blue 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1600 dpi PC Gaming Mouse
Saitek PM12A Silver/Blue 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1600 dpi PC Gaming Mouse

Pros: Everything you would expect from a gaming mouse, with the exception of...(Cons)

Cons: The 1600dpi button, while not easily accidentally triggered, is a little too far back, making it too difficult to quickly activate/deactivate. While indicated as an ambidextrous design, that may be the case, but it is NOT symmetrical- 2 buttons on left, and 1 button on right. This is not an issue for me, but may be for some.

Overall Review: Given the price, you can't go wrong with this at all.

Most Critical Review

Junk

SYBA SY-U2HUB-4M 4-Port USB 2.0 MINI HUB
SYBA SY-U2HUB-4M 4-Port USB 2.0 MINI HUB

Pros: Bus-Powered USB works fine for low-power devices.

Cons: This device draws it's self-powered current from a PS/2 port on the mobo. If you have any devices that require a reletively high current, forget this unit, as it can't seem to provide enough power through a PS/2 port, and it will cause such devices to behave erratically, if they even work at all. The other problem with this unit is that, in order for it to draw power from a PS/2 port, you have to have a PS/2 keayboard or mouse plugged in inline with it, which is kind of lame since you really want both mouse and keyboard on a USB bus for optimal performance.

Seems Fine To Me

LOGISYS Computer PS575XBK 575W ATX12V SLI Ready   Power Supply
LOGISYS Computer PS575XBK 575W ATX12V SLI Ready Power Supply

Pros: All good here.

Cons: The labeling is upside down when installed in case (no big deal). Single 12V rail; no PFC (big deal). Fans are the clear purplish plastic as used in blue LED fans, but with no LED- once again, no big deal.

Overall Review: I have had this in use for about a week now and all is fine.

Not bad for Sparse 939 Pickings

JetWay J939GT4-SLI-G 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
JetWay J939GT4-SLI-G 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Seems very stable out of the box, with no unusual traits at all. It seems like a reference design as it looks just like the EVGA boards the Egg used to sell, and the NB fan says nVidia on it, with no other markings other than a model number sticker.

Cons: Did not ship with SLI bridge as manual says it's supposed to include, but a quick call to the Egg fixes this, and an additional 2 days later it arrives on your doorstep. Why they don't just throw one in every remaining box is beyond me.

Overall Review: With hardly any 939 SLI full ATX boards to choose from anymore, this certainly isn't bad. When my old Biostar board got fried by my Antec NeoHE550 when it kicked the bucket, this was the only suitable replacement any of the top 4 online retail companies were selling (Egg;ZZF;MW;TD).

Not Sure What To Think

Sennheiser HD201 Over-Ear Headphones
Sennheiser HD201 Over-Ear Headphones

Pros: I bought these to replace an even cheaper pair of Sony MDR-V150's that my kitten chewed through, and those phones are very heavy on bass to the point of muddiness if you don't adjust your software EQ's. So I move to these which have very little in the way of bass, but at the same time, once I adjust my software EQ's accordingly, I find that they relay subtle (treble) nuances that I never would have picked up on before, yet also seem to be more balanced throughout the frequency range than my previous Sony's were, yet still seemingly heavy on treble, or lacking in bass?! I am also noticing clipping in games and mp3's which I previously did not pick up on. On a definitely positive note, these are very comfortable to wear and are very lightweight.

Cons: I am concerned that the clipping and occasional "bottoming out" of this pair are most likely due to cheapness and not due to accurate representation of sound, but then I am not an experienced audiophile, so I may not know any better.

11/30/2006

Addendum to Previous Comment

Vantec Iceberq Copper VGA And Chipset Cooling Kit - Model CCB-A1C
Vantec Iceberq Copper VGA And Chipset Cooling Kit - Model CCB-A1C

Pros: I forgot to mention I also just ordered another one of these to replace a chipset fan on a socket 939 Biostar N4SLI-A9 which died after about 4 months in use. Once again, it fit like a glove and still allows me to maintain my previous OC's if not more- I will investigate. It is also much quieter than stock junk.

Cons: None

11/30/2006