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Robert B.

Robert B.

Joined on 11/01/07

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Most Favorable Review

Runs Great

Adaptec RAID 1430SA 2241000-R SATAII PCI Express x4, 4 ports Controller Card, Single
Adaptec RAID 1430SA 2241000-R SATAII PCI Express x4, 4 ports Controller Card, Single

Pros: Works very well in RAID 10. Used 4x WD5001AALS 500GB Drives.

Cons: Not much of a con, but the boot time is a bit slow. I keep my system running 24/7, so not much rebooting anyways.

Overall Review: Was a pain trying to find an old floppy drive to load the drivers when installing windows xp x64, but it was worth it. Great performance.

Most Critical Review

Bad Case.

HEC 6C28BB8S Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
HEC 6C28BB8S Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Good case for a simple build. Does not have very many sharp edges.

Cons: When I received this item, the chassis was bent. Not only that, but the whole back side where the power supply went in was caved in. Looked like someone took a baseball bat to the case! I had to press it back into shape, and even then, the power supply wouldn't go in correctly.

Overall Review: I would have returned this case for a new one, but it is not worth the time and money to send this cheap case back.

11/20/2009

First Mechanical

Corsair Gaming STRAFE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Red
Corsair Gaming STRAFE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Red

Pros: 1) Mechanical Switches 2) USB Passthrough 3) Color ascent 4) Textured keys 5) Solid build quality

Cons: I wish it had a wrist rest. It is completely usable without one to type with though.

Overall Review: Being my first mechanical keyboard, I am impressed with the feedback of these MX switches. I did buy red rubber o-rings to damper the sound of the key press.

D-Link  DCM-301 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
D-Link DCM-301 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

Pros: I specifically bought this for my internet so that I wouldn't get charged a modem fee by TWC. Did some research and this one gives the best bang for the buck. I highly suggest getting this for the modem and just getting a good secondary wireless AC router. I have not had any cable problems and it boots rather quickly.

Cons: None, didn't make me waffles.

Fast SD card

SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Flash Card Model SDSDXP-064G-A46
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Flash Card Model SDSDXP-064G-A46

Pros: I bought specifically for my Canon T5i Rebel and it works great. There is no wait period for picture saving and time to copying pictures off is very short compared to my old card which would take 10x longer. (why did I not upgrade sooner!)

Cons: I specifically asked it to make me a sandwich and it just sat there. Really the only con is price, which isn't all really that bad.

Works great

MSI H81I LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
MSI H81I LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Nice UEFI bios mini-itx Cheap

Cons: The major con I had was the ram slots and the one side click. After sliding in the memory I had to push pretty good get the memory to set right to get a good connection.

Overall Review: For the price, worth the cost. I cringed a little when buying this because I swore I would never buy another MSI product again from having a few things fail quickly after purchasing. I guess reputation can be gotten back. This was also my first mini-itx build so the connector locations were a bit strange from what I was use to with ATX boards.