Date Joined: 03/08/05
Pros: Cools the CPU well. Very quiet when fan speed is set to low.
Cons: The manual fan speed controller. I wish it would interface with my motherboard's software to automatically speed up/slow down as needed.
Overall Review: Unfortunately, it has made an intermittent bearing noise since the day I bought it. Sounds as though there's slop or runout in the armature or rotor. It was not a cheap item, so it kinda bums me out. I have given up, and replaced it with a gigantic fanless heat sink. Now I have a $50 paperweight.
Pros: Works great.
Cons: None at all. High-quality construction and no installation problems.
Overall Review: After a lightning strike, I opened my 20-pin old-style PS, and it was all charred up (and one of the caps had exploded and literally shot OFF the circuit board...LOL!). This adapter allowed me to use a newer PS I had laying around to get that old PC going again. F*y's didn't have it. Kudos to Newegg for carrying obscure stuff like this.
Pros: This PS, combined with a fanless CPU sink and fanless video card, makes my system absolutely silent sparing an inaudible 180mm case fan and the HDD. Flawless so far. I have it running an i5 750 system with an ASUS P7P55D Deluxe. It replaced an Antec EarthWatts 650 which I thought was quiet...and it was. But quiet and silent are two very different things my friend.
Cons: Only the price...but the silence quickly makes you view it less as an expenditure and more as an investment in your sanity.
Overall Review: If you can afford it, definitely go fo it. A $130 power supply isn't for everyone, and even sounds a little koo-koo at first. But it should be at the top of your birthday or Christmas want list.
Pros: Initial impression on unboxing is that it's a beautiful, compact, well-designed and made card. Kinda hefty feeling, as it's bristling with caps and amps and stuff. Gold-plated connectors are a nice touch. Flawless, super easy setup in Win7 Ultimate 32 bit. Just power down, install the card, power up the PC, disable onboard sound in BIOS, DL and install drivers from the HT Omega website, reboot when prompted and you're done. My receiver (Onkyo TX-SR606) sees the optical DTS signal and locks onto it instantly (first DTS I have ever fed to it). I have a 6-channel sound file that I use for configuring surround, and it checked out fine. Each channel is discrete and clear. No hiss at higher volume levels like I was getting from my mobo's onboard analog surround sound. Just perfect.
Cons: None that I can think of. Not the cheapest soundcard, but I don't mind paying extra for something that delivers on it's promises.
Overall Review: I didn't check out the analog surround, as I bought it specifically for it's DTS encoding capability. From what I read in the reviews, I'm sure it's better than onboard. It's designed in USA and made in Korea. I associate Korea with well-made products like Samsung.
Pros: I never got it to run...
Cons: Random reboots. I'm not a professional builder, but I've built about 15 systems in my life and NEVER had this trouble. Was my first and last experience with Intel mobos. I Googled "DH55HC random reboot" and it was like a rash all over the forums. ASUS mobos for me from now on. Maybe it was the RAM...(Mushkin Enhanced DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782).
Pros: BIG and Bright. Colors are OK...but just average. They don't really pop like the 3 year old ViewSonic VP912b I replaced.
Cons: TERRIBLE viewing angle. Really looks like an old-school laptop screen like another reviewer stated. Just awful. The first Samsung product I have ever been disappointed in. This is going up for bid.
Overall Review: Do yourself a BIG favor...go look at this monitor in person before you buy. I thought I could live with it, adjust it, something... so I kept it beyond the 30-day return period. I was wrong to do so.
Pros: Works great. I didn't know when I purchased it that there is a format difference between SD and SDHC. This card is SDHC and locked up my computer until I bought an SDHC adapter thumb drive. Now it works like a charm.
Cons: Not a one.
Pros: Fast, cool, quiet, inexpensive.
Cons: None. What more could you want?
Overall Review: Invest in some nice SATA cables with a latch on the motherboard end. You'll be glad you did.
Pros: I'm not a gamer. That said, this card does all that is asked of it. Installed without a hitch and runs great. Best of all..it's SILENT! Sweet, sweet silence. That alone is worth the price of admission.
Cons: None that I can think of. Except now I think *every* PC should be this quiet.