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Adam W.

Adam W.

Joined on 06/08/08

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Most Favorable Review

Great value

Nippon Labs DVI 5 HDMI 15 ft. HDMI Male to DVI-D Adapter Cable with Gold-plated Connector, Black
Nippon Labs DVI 5 HDMI 15 ft. HDMI Male to DVI-D Adapter Cable with Gold-plated Connector, Black

Pros: Sure beats S-video on my 47 inch philips lcd tv. The price was awesome compared to what I paid for my hdmi cable for ps3 from target.

Cons: Don't you just hate it when people list things like "It doesn't wash and wax my car while I'm sleeping"? Well no kidding, it's not a car washer/waxer. Quite honestly, if it did do that I would be a little worried, what else might it do while you're sleeping, your wife? Now that would be a con.

Overall Review: No cons for this thing and 5 eggs for the great value!

Most Critical Review

Great case, poor QC

Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evolution RC-830-KKN3-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evolution RC-830-KKN3-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: I got this case as a shell shocker for 130 + free shipping. At that price this case is easily a 5 egg product. However, those reading this will probably have to pay full price and at 200 clams this case should not have had some of the issues I had to deal with. Regardless, the overall design is fantastic. The case is huge, which for some is a con, but not for me. I love a big case with lots of airflow and in that department, this case delivers. You can mount an ATX mobo BTX style which is kinda cool. Massive amounts of ventilation allows for lots of intake power without having to worry about balancing exhaust. Removable fan wall able to hold up to 4 140mm fans (unless you have a big cpu cooler. With the megahalem I can only fit 2 fans) Case is easy to mod to to allow for two additional 120mm fans on the bottom (holes are already drilled but covered by mesh ventilation, just drill through the mesh for up to 11 fans total)

Cons: Case vibrated way too much out of box. I traced the problem to loose rivets and had to drill them out and re-rivet a few spots which fixed the problem. Power/reset LEDs do not work. Not worth paying the $30+ to ship back for RMA. Oh-well... Many sharp edges on chassis. The included metal mouse pad is cool but also suffers from sharp edges (it cut me as soon as I picked it up). I had to sand down the edges to fix the problem. Some of the plastic parts (mounting clips for fan wall and front door) feel extremely cheap. I move my computer around a lot and nothing has broke on me yet, but some stronger pieces would have been nice. Some of the aluminum parts were damaged. The HDD cage was scratched so bad that... well, it's bad. The machining on one of the front rails (the thing behind the door that has to be pulled open to access the 5.25 bays) was horrendous. Unfortunately this is so bad that I can't fix it and it is visible when the door is open.

Overall Review: I read almost all of the reviews on this case before I bought it. While some of the issues I had seem to be fairly common (vibrations and cheap plastic parts), the cosmetic issues (which is mainly to blame for the three egg review) are most likely very rare. I also have a Cosmos S case and the craftsmanship is superb. I would still highly recommend this case to anyone (even at 200 bucks) and will gladly buy coolermaster products in the future. In all fairness, I never contacted coolermaster to request replacement parts for only the damaged stuff. For all I know they may have been willing to ship those out without requiring me to send back the whole case. For how much this case costs, I should not have had to spent the time and effort I did on fixing it. However, now that I've addressed most of the kinks, this truly is an amazing case!

11/21/2009

Grr

Metroid: Other M Wii Game
Metroid: Other M Wii Game

Pros: Graphics beat out the snes

Cons: The controls. Switching into fps mode is slow and clunky when you're in a hurry. I hate not being able to change the perspective while running around. I hate what they did to Metroid. This game could have been so much better had it used the chuck. Oh-well, good thing I played my friends copy before waisting my money on it.

Overall Review: I was very skeptical when the Metroid Prime series started. "Metroid as a first person shooter?" I said to myself. But I was very impressed with all four of the games (including Hunters). But when I heard about Other M I was very excited. It looked like they were going back towards old school Metroid. Boy was I disappointed. I can honestly say that this is the first Metroid game I don't like.

Meh...

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels Starry Sky Nintendo DS Game
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels Starry Sky Nintendo DS Game

Pros: Maybe the multiplayer options?

Cons: There is absolutely nothing about this game that makes it stand out as an RPG. Take any really great RPG and strip it of all its unique and creative elements and you have Dragon Quest IX. The game was way too easy and the monster variety is lame at best. I could never bring myself to play this game for more than 30 minutes at a time because it was just too boring. I actually found myself switching over Final Fantasy VII on my PSP, a game that I have beaten dozens of times. If this is your first RPG, I'd look elsewhere. If you already have experience with RPGs you will find nothing new here.

Overall Review: If you're looking for an RPG that will take you forever to beat because you just can't bring your self to actually turn it on then look no further. IMO, this game is maybe worth 10 bucks... I got hosed and if you buy this game you will too.

Not bad

No More Heroes 2 Wii Game
No More Heroes 2 Wii Game

Pros: The fighting portion of the game is actually very fun. The controls are easy to learn and intuitive to use.

Cons: The story line is garbage and too much of the game consists of 8-bit side games that are extremely lame.

Overall Review: I would actually rate this game a 3.5 but since that's not possible I rounded up to 4. No buyers remorse on this one but it could have been much better.

No good

Red Steel 2 Wii Game
Red Steel 2 Wii Game

Pros: The disk makes a nice cup holder, seriously, that's what I'm using it for...

Cons: The controls are awful. To turn left/right you have to aim the wii remote off the screen. To swing the sword left/right you have to swing the wii remote left/right. Every time you try to swing the sword at an enemy, you end up turning away from them and swinging at air. The graphics look slightly better than the N64, the story line is terrible, the game play is repetitive and did I mention that the controls make you want to launch your wiimote at the wall?

Overall Review: I was going to sell the game used, but decided that using it as a coaster would better warn all those who see it as to how much I think it's worth.