Date Joined: 12/27/05
Pros: No hype, just high quality. Nice tracking. Good weight. Feels good. Doesn't look ridiculous on my desk, or in other words it doesn't make me look 10 years younger. 5 button. Purchased with Razer Destructer mouse pad. (Pad is definetely worth the extra $$$$, don't hesitate to get both.)
Cons: Just a slight con here, but it isn't it about time that manufacturers utilize the hoverboard technology from back to the future ii in their mice designs? That could have saved me $$$$ on the mouse pad!
Overall Review: I was looking for a good mouse. I do a lot of Pro Tools and AutoCAD work, and both of those require a decent mouse. My old mouse was showing age, and didn't match my monitor / keyboard / speakers. I figured I would go with the new jazz and get a laser mouse. The problem with laser mice is everyone of them is either wireless, tu buku, or too simple (as in doesn't have clickwheel!) Why have sensitivity adjustment and high dpi if you are relying on a wireless transeiver? Seems stupid. With really crazy gamer mice (which I am not a gamer,) they have too many buttons. I'm not going to call my friend Tony on the phone using the side buttons on my mouse, and I already have enough nerdy habits (I had my gamer days, but I have alas moved on.) This is nice because it allows sensitivity adjustment while working in Pro Tools or AutoCAD, looks really attractive, feels good, and has a wire that acutally plugs in. Definetely good for gaming or general computing. Why get an average mouse?
Pros: Nice design. Looks cool. Mounting hardware seems secure. Decent instructions. Blue LED matches Antec case fans' blue LED pretty well. Lowered temps dramatically. Dual Core E6420 idling around 39.5 C stable.
Cons: Wasn't an issue in my NZXT case with Antec Neo PS, but it is on the large side. Make sure your mobo layout, PS, and Case width will allow such a large HSF.
Overall Review: Junk the thermal grease included for Arctic Silver. Second Zalman HSF, and I am once again pleased. This replaced an AlCu CNPS7000 HSF. The hardware (3 years old) finally gave out and the HSF stopped making good contact with processor after removing HSF several times over years for moving, upgrades, and cleaning. This new one is doing a far better job than my original Zalman CMPS7000 AlCu when new. Newegg of course rocked again. As always, will repost if any issues arise.
Pros: Really cheap. Actually works. Runs pretty cool. My roommates last video card was running too hot and causing him a host of computer problems. He is on an extreme budget and really only uses his computer for internet, email, viewing pictures, and watching video. It seems to be running cool and doing the job. His only complaint is I didn't set the resolution back where he had it.
Cons: None so far...
Overall Review: I would pick out a better card for my machine, but you can't beat it for the price. I will repost if I have any issues with it.
Pros: Modular. Quiet. Did this ever clean up my case! Now I have an additional blue led in my case. Cables are a good length. I have a mid size tower case and the cables are long enough to route through the case in a hidden manner so you can't see them through the side window. Could easily accomodate a larger case, though maybe without the routing techniques that I used.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: This is my fourth Antec PS and I have never had any issues with them. Modular design was the only reason why I ordered this one, my previous Antec was running great. I will definetely post another review if something happens to this PS, but so far it seems to be another quality product from Antec.
Pros: Excellent camera. Easy to use. Takes great pictures. Attractive case. Nice size LCD screen. Optical viewfinder. Powers up to ready state extremely fast. Perfect size for pocket.
Cons: I didn't buy it when it first came out.
Overall Review: Put it in your shopping cart.
Pros: I have become very familiar with the SMC line of routers. This one has great specs, good speed, and pretty easy setup. Price is to be expected.
Cons: It doesn't seem to be as rock solid as my previous SMC purchases. The router setup menu froze twice during saving settings. Still easy to setup, and I haven't had any problems since setup.
Overall Review: I'm still happy with this purchase, but I am a little apprehensive about it being stable. I will definetely post a follow up review if I have any further problems.
Pros: Moves a lot of air. Is relatively quiet for the amount of air it moves. All clear parts look cool.
Cons: It doesn't wash my truck for me....
Overall Review: I have two of these. One in the front as an intake, and one in the back as an exhaust. I also have an antec 80mm fan on the window panel. My rig is a little loud, but I have 6 fans running (dual fan in powersupply.) My rig is a little loud, but its an acceptable amount of noise.
Pros: 400W. Actually puts out what the specs say it does. It is also nice knowing that your rig has a great quality power supply. Great value.
Cons: I wish the wires came out of the right side of the PS and not the left. Minor aesthetic concern due to the case I have.
Overall Review: I've always had great luck with Antec Power Supplies and fans. Will be buying again....
Pros: Fast ram. 2GBs of it. Cool looking heatspreaders. I have seen a large difference in using this ram. Excellent value and performance.
Overall Review: My Asus P4P800SE found it them right away with all correct settings. This is the third time I have used Patriot Memory, and the first time I have tried their signature line. I have been very pleased with the product so far.
Pros: 3.0GHz. 800FSB. hyperthreading. it's fast. easy to install. it's a processor....what else can i say?
Cons: runs a little hot. make sure you have a proper way to cool this puppy...
Overall Review: i was about to upgrade to dual core, but intel has something in the works for 2007. i decided to hold off buying a new board, memory , and video card until intel unveils its next beast. to me, this was the best option for now, as opposed to buying a whole new rig
Pros: Looks beautiful. Looks beautiful. Looks beautiful. Tooless design. Great airflow. Intuitive design. Seems solid yet still on the light side. 400W PSU, comes with 2 SATA plugs and 20/24 motherboard plug. LCD. Great price.
Cons: There was some tape on the window. It took awhile, but I got it off without damaging window.
Overall Review: Some reviewers have mentioned SATA plugs and the HDD location are not a good mix. My Seagate Barricuda 160GB SATA fit just fine in the side slot. Newegg got it out quick . UPS got it here safe and early.
Pros: Moves a lot of air. Very quiet. Efficient Design. My temps dropped 12C and I just installed the thing literally 30 minutes ago. The artic silver hasn't even set. Very quiet, wish my case fans were on par with this fan. Steady at 40C right now. Overclocked 20%.
Cons: Its a bit heavy, but not as big as a deal as others have stated. It is under the maximum for a 478....
Overall Review: Worth the money. If you want to stay in the mid price range, but receive a high end product then this is the ticket. Newegg rocks. UPS got it here a day early. Intel 2.4Ghz Celeron D, Asus P4P800SE, Antec SLK1650.