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Ryan T.

Ryan T.

Joined on 10/02/05

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Most Favorable Review

Great for the price

Rosewill Black MP3 Player R11MP3
Rosewill Black MP3 Player R11MP3

Pros: Small, good sound quality, cheap price, can add extra memory easily

Cons: no song names or artist names, no organization of albums with folders. Also the manual is a little off, it says you start the mp3 player with the play button, but it actually starts using the stop button...

Overall Review: Definitely recommended for the price, it would be nice to have some orginization though.

Most Critical Review

Very badly built

CORSAIR Flash Voyager 1GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model CMFUSB2.0-1GB
CORSAIR Flash Voyager 1GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model CMFUSB2.0-1GB

Pros: Looks nice, easy to grip, comfortable to hold

Cons: The USB connector within 1 month became very loose, so I have to hold it in place for my computer to read it. I have to put pressure on it for it stays in the right position.

Overall Review: This design would work great if it was built like most flash drives then on the outside had the comfortable layer.

10/31/2007

Very solid motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Cheap, plenty of ports, very solid build, plenty of OCing options and good at it as well. The Bios has a lot to it and easy to use. Tons of USB ports as well as some USB 3.0 ports.

Cons: None really, for the price this board has everything I need.

Overall Review: All I buy is gigabyte mobos now, they are cheaper and always last. It is awesome to not have to sacrifice quality for price. This also came with a very cheap OCZ power supply in a combo deal which I was very happy with.

Best DVD DLs

Verbatim DVD+R DL 8.5GB 8X with Branded Surface - 20pk Spindle
Verbatim DVD+R DL 8.5GB 8X with Branded Surface - 20pk Spindle

Pros: Fast, Never coaster, last, work great. I have easily used over 100 of these and can not remember a single coaster, they just work.

Cons: Not the cheapest DVD DLs, but a little over $1 isn't bad at all.

Overall Review: I have been using DVD DLs for probably about 4 years or longer now and I have tried many other brands. Even though they were cheaper none of them burned as fast, and all of them had a few coasters in the bunch.

Solid Case Especially for the money

Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, 2x 140mm side fan, 1x 140mm front fan, 1x 120mm rear fan
Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, 2x 140mm side fan, 1x 140mm front fan, 1x 120mm rear fan

Pros: Price, sturdy, plenty of room for fans (and 140mm fans if you prefer), with the room on the sides for cables the case looks nice on the inside, bottom mounted psu works well, fan on top, everything is staying very cool. USB, Audio, and Power button are all very easy to get to on the top.

Cons: The tool-less design of the case can be kind of a pain to get working properly. The hard drives and dvd drive hold in fine, but the clips holding in pci and pci express slots (video card) are a little wobbly. It stays in place though so it isn't a huge problem. Also just a minor problem but the case only comes with 4 fan screws, Luckily I had more left over from other computer builds I did. Just not black to match the case. The last one is also minor but the motherboard seemed a little harder to screw in than what I have had in the past, but I got it in there and I use quality gigabyte motherboards so no problems there.

Overall Review: I have built around 5+ computers and this is the best case I have used so far. A couple of cases I bought cost twice this much and were such a headache. Rosewill is a cheaper brand but both cases I have bought from them were pretty good. This was $45 shipped for me, which was an awesome deal and I have seen it as low as $35 but that was a shell shocker and I had just missed it. It was definitely worth paying $10 extra though.

Slow and unreliable

ADATA Speedy 16GB microSDHC Flash Card Model AUSDH16GCL2-R
ADATA Speedy 16GB microSDHC Flash Card Model AUSDH16GCL2-R

Pros: lots of space, at a price that seemed fair.

Cons: The biggest issue is this card isn't "speedy" at all. I have tested it, it is at best 1/10th the speed of other micro sd cards I own. Even the stock micro usb card in my phone was way faster. It is also very unreliable, it quit working in my phone all the time, one time got corrupted randomly. Went back to my stock card, works fine, no problems since.

Overall Review: Hoping I can get this exchanged for another card, I can't believe how bad this card is, I have never had this kind of a problem and I have used a lot of different micro sd cards in my life. I have tried reformatting and everything, this thing is just super slow. Took about a minute and a half just to copy over about 60 mbs of data. Most cards I have would do that in a blink of an eye.