Date Joined: 03/02/06
Pros: Its a no-brainer to get this at a lower cost over the 970 Evo Plus. Fast and trusty. Got it on sale. Not much more to say it works great and its fast.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Overall Review: This probably the last new gen3 model Samsung will put out until theyre all overprices gen4s. Maybe theyll come out with a plus version like the 970 evo but if you can snag this around $100 get it.
Pros: Neat design, optional volume control on each output is a cool feature. Will split any audio source with 3.5mm output regardless of description (iPad, iPhone, iPod).
Cons: This thing is huge for a simple audio splitter. The short cable from the output jack to the splitter is not very flexible at all, it's really stiff and makes the whole thing stick out like a sore thumb. Not a huge deal, but when it's plugged in to a small device it adds some bulk.
Overall Review: Typical Monster Cable fashion over-design, but for $9 you can't go wrong.
Pros: Battery works as a battery..
Cons: Battery does not properly fit and lock into position in battery slot (T61 7661 ThinkPad). The size of the battery seems undersized to fit and lock in to place. Returning...
Pros: Does what it's supposed to do: holds a 2.5" SATA drive securely, easy USB interface (with an extra plug for added power, great for using when running a laptop on battery power) and was utilized perfectly from the start. The pouch it comes with is an added bonus.
Cons: Only thing I didn't like was how the LED activity light was placed in the back of the enclosure instead of the front and does not show very well.
Overall Review: Bought this so I could easily migrate my laptop drive to a larger HDD, and to use to clone my old HDD to the new one, then use the enclosure for my old HDD as storage. Worked great from the start.
Pros: This drive is nice and quiet, runs relatively cool for a 7200rpm and is priced well. If you lookup this drive at Tom's Hardware, you will see it outperforms many in its class. A fairly noticable difference in write performance from replacing my 5200rpm drive, and a nice boost in read.
Cons: An easily noticeable difference in power consumption, this drive is very power hungry.
Overall Review: I replaced my old 5200rpm Seagate (stock) drive in my Lenovo T61 with this and noticed only a slight difference in performance (Vista). My boot time was only improved slightly. Good replacement drive for the $$$.
Pros: GTAIV is spectacular fun. It pushes the envelope tremendously due to it's size, physics and graphics. A game this large installs 3+GB on your PS3 HDD and it is understandably so. It has all of the fun of the previous GTA's, with more challenging gameplay and more functionality. The Multiplayer is very fun, and it still has yet to catch on, but once it does, it will be very popular. The gang at R* and Take Two have done it again, and the future continues to look bright for GTA.
Cons: The Multiplayer interface on the PS3 will need some updating (IMO) in the future. It needs to be more 'user friendly' to access the game servers, and easier to understand how you are joining a game. The beauty of these Next Gen Consoles is the abilty to patch or update these games (like PC), and I hope GTA will take advantage of this.
Overall Review: If you are a GTA fan, of course, this is a must buy for you (if you haven't already). If you have never played GTA before, I recommend you play through all of the prior ones before GTAIV. IV was definitely made for the veterans of GTA. This game will more than likely be GOTY.
Pros: Small, sleek and very user friendly. Sound quality is crisp and not muffled. Ear bud is a good size and the ear loop is thin and not cumbersome.
Cons: Seems to have slight range issues at first pairing, but BT is an adapting frquency and the more you use it, the better it will get.
Overall Review: I've had 3 other (cheaper) BT headsets before and nothing compares to this one. If you want to avoid the pain and suffering, just bite it and spend the 100 bucks on this one.
Pros: As an avid HD guy, the PS3 is best bang for your buck HD entertainment system. Blu-Ray, DVD 1080p upscale, 720 to 1080p gaming, wireless internet & media streaming, free game demos, hd trailers, very customizable and much more.
Cons: Should come with an HDMI cable to compete with the 360 elite, and even the new ps3 coming out in august still wont have one pre-bundled. They include an AV-cable which is ridiculous if you're making the selling point: High-Definition.
Overall Review: It is silly to compare the ps3 and 360 because IMO these two systems should be based on preference. For you skeptics being swayed by people telling you not to get a ps3 due to lack of games.. Be sure to disregard that and really focus on what's to come. Also, pick up the 60gb while you still can, cause after they're gone, the 80gb one will shoot up 100 bucks. (probably)
Pros: For the price, this is one of the best 939 chips you can buy. If you want to upgrade your 939 system and keep it up to par with today's newer chips, this is the one to get.
Cons: Only 2.4 ghz. There are now core 2 duo's more powerful then this around the same price. That's why its best for 939 upgraders.
Overall Review: This chip is almost an exact replica of the 939 X2 4800+ which has been discontinued and extremely hard to find. So if you were someone (like me) waiting for the 4800's to come back in stock, just pick this one up, you will be happy!
Pros: Excellent crisp and clean sound. Sleek looking speakers. Small sub, but great quality.
Cons: Not a very powerful solution if you want deep bass or super loud speakers. Only about 30w max.
Overall Review: Probably the best 2.1 PC speakers out there for the value. If you want a louder solution with deeper bass, i'd go for the z-2300.
Pros: For 16 bucks, you can't beat it. This is a great standard card for digicams and standard use. Wouldn't recommend for mp3 players or for high-speed storage devices if you require better speed/performance ratio.
Cons: None. Kingston makes solid flash media.
Overall Review: To those who want to know the difference between this card and other SD cards which may be more expensive, look at the specifications for each card to find your specific price/performance/stability needs.
Pros: Absolutely none.
Cons: If you want your registry messed up to the point you want to pull your hair out, buy this piece of you know what.
Overall Review: Terrible.
Pros: The earpiece is comfortable and has good quality sound, to and from...
Cons: The earpiece has real bad issues with staying connected, it goes in and out of connection constantly and is annoying if you have a high call volume. Also, although the earpiece is comfortable, it can be a pain putting on at times, especially if your hair is not trimmed around your ear.
Overall Review: Phone: Motorola Q
I recommend spening a little extra on a higher end Plantronics or Jabra headset. I am RMA'ing this earpiece.
Pros: Prints fast. 20+ppm color. Ink lasts for a while. Lexmark software suite good. Photo's OK.
Cons: Moderately noisy. Ink is expensive and you cant have a photo and color cartridge installed at same time.
Overall Review: Good all-in-one for the price. If you're using it for simple printing get it, if you want to print photos, flyers or anything that needs to be perfect, spend a little more for a different all-in-one.
Pros: Excellent distribution of voltage. Very quiet. Two PCI-Express plugs for you SLI'ers or Crossfire's.
Cons: Very many plugs. A little cluttered if your box is packed with hardware. Wouldn't recommend for a Micro ATX case unless you don't mind all the cords.
Overall Review: Antec makes the best power supplies around. Their price/performance is unbeatable, and no one should ever skimp on a PSU.
Pros: The only pros about this enclosure is that it is silent and the IEEE interface works great.
Cons: Where do I begin? The SATA interface quit working after one week. The board inside is very unstable. Taking out the IDE cable almost ripped the board out of the enclosure. 3.5" hdd are very snug and fit well, but barley any room between it and the SATA/IDE plugs.
Overall Review: I do not recommend this enclosure to anyone who wants a reliable enlcosure to last them for a while. If you want to take your chances, the firewire interface rocks, but nothing else about this enclosure is good. I returned it within two weeks, and got a different one, a more trusted brand.
Pros: This card is a powerhouse, even with only 256mb. I have read 256 vs 512 for this card, and there's not too much of a difference. Fans blower seems to kick in at the right time when card heats up, and boy does it!
Cons: Unable to run Quake 4 in 1280x1024 on just High Settings without some lag on my system, but it probably has to do with processor speed. Fan blows VERY hot air, this thing gets HOT!
Overall Review: Plays D3, GTA: SA, Sims2 very well on highest settings. I suggest you download the catalyst drivers from the manufactures website instead of using provided cd.
Running on: ASUS A8N-SLI Dlx, Athlon 64 3000+, 3gb DDR400, 160gb Sgate Barracuda, Antec 500w PSU.
MAKE SURE YOUR PSU CAN SUPPORT THIS CARD!
Pros: This card is an 800xl, which is a good high performance card. Can play high maintenance games at max res, with aa and af.Great accessories... but some useless.
Cons: Had A LOT of trouble with drivers, directx, DMA support and TV Tuner. The catalyst drivers are very annoying, and the TV tuner lagged because for some reason, it stated that my hdd did not have DMA enabled, in which it DID!!! Also said that OpenGL 2.0 wasnt installed, WHICH IT WAS!! So, my suggestion is, if you buy this card, expect long installation, troubles with drivers and lag with the tuner.
Overall Review: Ran on: ASUS A8N-SLI DX, AMD ATH64 3000+ (OC to 2.4ghz), 2 gb DDR, 160 gb Seagate BC.
BUY A NICE VID CARD... AND THEN A TV TUNER, and PVR software over this card!!!