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Eric S.

Eric S.

Joined on 08/30/04

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LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with Replaceable White Front Panel
LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with Replaceable White Front Panel

Pros: Great price, SATA model, extra face for white or black, I've burnt about 100 DVDs and CDs with it and had no problems related to the burner. Its fast and seems to still run cool and quiet...its dead silent.

Cons: Does not come with SATA cable or molex for adapting to regular ATX power connector so if you don't have one you'll want to order one.

Overall Review: Have had experience with Lite On before and they have gained my trust 100%.

Most Critical Review

GRRRRRR

MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Cools good. Price.

Cons: I've owned 2 of these boards and both have crapped out within just a few weeks. I gave up on getting either of them fixed by MSI because customer support is too hard, I'd rather just pay the 100 bucks for a new board. Both of mine have peformed CMOS checksum errors from the start, the first one seemed to also have some disk controller problems. The 2nd one will not recognize all of my RAM....some of the time. It takes about 15 mins to get the computer on because of the errors and blank screens.

They work great!

Rosewill 4.7GB 16X DVD+R 100 Packs Shrink wrapped in bulk spindle Disc Model RCDM-10002
Rosewill 4.7GB 16X DVD+R 100 Packs Shrink wrapped in bulk spindle Disc Model RCDM-10002

Pros: They are cheap and come with free shipping. I haven't had any issues with them.

Cons: Nothing to mention.

Overall Review: I've burnt thousands of DVDs with many different burners and software over the years and these DVDs are as good as any I've used. I will continue to buy them. Coasters can have many causes but in my experience its usually not the disk to blame.

Good Stuff

CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X1024-6400C4
CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X1024-6400C4

Pros: Great RAM at a great price. Ships fast and cheap too. Thanks Newegg. I love the fact that it has heat spreaders and low cas latency. I've been running 1 gig of the stuff in my gaming/server/workstation rig for over a year and haven't had a problem with it, and I've ran the DOG out of it too. I have complete confidence in Corsair XMS2 memory.

Cons: None

Overall Review: The first time I bought some it was 135 bucks for 2 512s and the last time it was around 24 dollars. Outstanding price.

Junk

D-Link DI-524 High Speed Wireless Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g
D-Link DI-524 High Speed Wireless Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g

Pros: Well I guess its lightweight.

Cons: Difficult to get it to find an internet connection or communicate with another router or modem. Freezes very often since day 1, microwaves and such can interfere with it, freezes when configuring, wireless signal is very weak, antenna fells off when touched, Total junk, can't believe I used it for so long.

Overall Review: I'd get a netgear for sure. My brother gave this router to me when he replaced it with a netgear and the netgear is wonderful compared to this, fast, doesn't freeze, easy to configure, updates work, way more features for the same price.