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KYLE J.

KYLE J.

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Great Reliable Product

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCR240GB
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCR240GB

Pros: *Assembled in the USA *High speeds true to the manufacturer specs *Includes a 3.5" aluminum desktop adapter bracket with necessary hardware (minus the sata cable) *Feels very solid and works great *I have purchased several Mushkin SSD's from Newegg and none of them have arrived DOA, damaged, or failed me yet.

Cons: N/A

Overall Review: Mushkin is a company based in Denver, Colorado. Their products are assembled or made here in USA. I have never received a faulty drive from Mushkin, and I recommend this drive to anyone seeking a fast, affordable SSD.

10/13/2012
Most Critical Review

Flexible

Seiki SB102N 2.1 Channel Super Slim Bluetooth Sound Bar
Seiki SB102N 2.1 Channel Super Slim Bluetooth Sound Bar

Pros: This sound bar has a large amount of ways to connect to it. This bar can be used for computer sound, Tv sound, mp3 player sound, or as a radio. The bluetooth connectivity is easy to pair, simply turn on the unit, go to the bt mode, then hold the pair button down. The unit has a built in display which shows the time when it is turned off.

Cons: I can't get this unit to sound good no matter what I do. I set the EQ to flat, and flattened the bass and treble on the unit. Then I went into my sound card Equalizer UI which has 10 bands at +/-20db. And no matter what I did, I couldn't get it to produce impressive sound. When I turn the unit off, and then back on; it doesn't remember to apply my treble and bass curves. I have to turn the treble up and then back down for it to apply the filter. Maybe my unit was a lemon?

Overall Review: Seiki was going in the right direction with the flexible connection options. The huge miss was in the poorly programmed EQ options and buggy on/off eq filter. I got this as a free gift, so I can't complain too much. It does produce sound, but I would skip it and use a real receiver and speakers if you have room for it. According to the page it "full-range, dynamic sound for a truly immersive experience." That's stretching the truth a bit far, but it is better than most LED tv thin tinny sounding speakers in the field of mid range sound. The low range sound is lacking.

Cards work great

Fenvi AX1800 WiFi 6 PCIe Wireless Card,1800Mbps 802.11 ax/ac Wi-Fi6 Network Wlan,2.4Ghz/5.8Ghz,Blue-tooth 5.2,OFDMA, 2x2 MU-MiMO and WPA3,wifi6 MT7921K Inside,For Desktop Windows 10/11 64-bit
Fenvi AX1800 WiFi 6 PCIe Wireless Card,1800Mbps 802.11 ax/ac Wi-Fi6 Network Wlan,2.4Ghz/5.8Ghz,Blue-tooth 5.2,OFDMA, 2x2 MU-MiMO and WPA3,wifi6 MT7921K Inside,For Desktop Windows 10/11 64-bit

Pros: -Cards came nicely packaged in a box. -Cards ran at advertised speeds comparable to my intel AX Nic's -full and small form factor brackets included

Cons: - The driver must be installed from Fenvi. Windows will not plug and play the card, so if it's a new install of windows make sure you have a usb flash drive or something so you can get the drivers loaded.

Overall Review: I would purchase this product again. I purchased 2 and only had a problem with 1 until I updated the driver from the manufacturer's website.

Easy to build with Love it!

Metallic Gear Neo Silent Mid Tower ATX Chassis, Silent Front Panel, Tempered Glass Side Panel, Skiron Fan, Black
Metallic Gear Neo Silent Mid Tower ATX Chassis, Silent Front Panel, Tempered Glass Side Panel, Skiron Fan, Black

Pros: This case is so easy to build with. Includes a dust filter for your front intake fans with plenty of room for larger video cards. The 3.5" hard drives face the front of the case so you can add/change them out without sliding the whole computer out of the desk (just pre-run the cables there in case you ever need them). Has velcro straps for cable management, plenty of included zip ties, and room for a decent size power supply without needing to remove the 3.5" hard drive tray. The front panel has what appears to be an insulating/sound absorbing material to cut down on fan noise on the inside. That's a nice touch!

Cons: I believe there is always room for improvement, so I wish the front panel connector was one solid piece. Like how NZXT does it, so you don't have to hook up the motherboard front panel connectors 1 by 1. Only one case fan, but if you replace your fans with aftermarket ones off the get go anyways, who cares?

Overall Review: I would absolutely recommend this case to anyone looking for a smooth building experience.

Love this case

AeroCool Aero One Eclipse White High-performance Mid Tower Case with Full Tempered Glass Side Panel and 4 Addressable RGB Fans
AeroCool Aero One Eclipse White High-performance Mid Tower Case with Full Tempered Glass Side Panel and 4 Addressable RGB Fans

Pros: This case has a very high end feel and look to it. There are very few sharp corners. They used metal and glass where appropriate, and plastic to keep cost and weight down on places you normally don't touch. Includes RGB controller with lots of options for those who don't have a compatible motherboard. Also allows pass through later on. Included fans are quiet. I fit a 240mm radiator on the top without issue. Looks like I wouldn't have a problem front mounting a radiator either; but my GPU would be too big if I front mounted a radiator. Yes, it fits a RX 6900 XT, just barely though (1mm clearance). Great airflow with stock fans, dropped my GPU temperatures 30 degrees and I no longer feel like I can cook an egg on my tempered glass like my old case.

Cons: Larger PSU's will require you to remove the 3.5" hard drive cages. My older 1200W Thermaltake is pretty deep so I had to retire my older 2TB WD Blacks in Raid 0. This just gave me an excuse to upgrade to NVME drives sooner. This isn't particularly a deep case.

Overall Review: I would recommend this case. I tell my wife "I really like this case" often which is something I didn't do with my past cases. There is something about feeling cold metal under your hand when you go to press the power button that most of the plastic cases don't provide. The way the metal slowly rolls off to the sides of the case to the tempered glass so you don't get the sense of sharp edges is awesome. I/O on the top is well spaced out and has clear power, hard drive, microphone, headphone and USB lights. The Reset button can be held down for 3 seconds to go to RGB controller pass through, or RGB Controller build in preset functions mode. Cycling works by pressing the reset button. You can also bypass this and set it to pass through and then move the reset connector to your motherboard if you wish. I've generally just held the power button down for 5 seconds during a hard lock though.

Big Boy, sometimes Whines, but still does it anyways!

ASRock Radeon RX 6900 XT PHANTOM GAMING D Graphics Card 16GB GDDR6, AMD RDNA2 (RX6900XT PGD 16GO)
ASRock Radeon RX 6900 XT PHANTOM GAMING D Graphics Card 16GB GDDR6, AMD RDNA2 (RX6900XT PGD 16GO)

Pros: Card came well packaged. Lots of foam all around the card. The card is very large make sure you measure like I did. I cut it a bit close, but it fits. About 1mm. Make sure your case also has lots of airflow. 2-120mm in and 1 120mm out was not enough. The Card ran 90c and I couldn't touch my tempered glass near the card. When I got a case with 3 -120 mm in and 3-120mm out it dropped down to 67c under the same load. The cooler works well to keep the card cool. I can finally run my games on max @ 3440x1440 resolution! Fans and side panel get their own color control. Works great in Asrock Polychrome (make sure you update!).

Cons: This card has some serious coil whine. I have a 144hz monitor and this thing screeches like Eric Cartman's "Reeee!" when pushed. Even with Freesync or Radeon Chill limiting the Frames to 145 fps. The computer is 4 feet away from my ears in a cubby, below my desk with plenty of airflow and I still hear it over my headphones. I've had it about 3 weeks so I don't think the coil whine is going to get any quieter. The wife is 8 feet away and can hear it too. She thought I had a bad bearing when she first heard it. But I showed her it is load/fps related. Alt+tab out it stops; tab back in it comes back. Keep in mind 144hz is my monitor's refresh rate and 145 fps is the target framerate.

Overall Review: The card works great! If you can handle the coil whine, you'll love it! Maybe not all cards are this way, I don't see any other reviewer complaining about coil whine. But as I understand it from my research it happens; and doesn't mean that there is any issue with the card.

12/19/2021