Date Joined: 07/04/04
Pros: I've had this card for a few days and have been putting it through the paces. So far it is excellent. The sound is top notch, driver and software features are great and I've had no bugs or glitches so far.
Cons: It doesn't make me breakfast.
Overall Review: Like many people I've had bad experiences with Creative's driver support for products such as the Audigy 2 ZS Platinum (my old card) and had sworn that I would never buy another of their products. I did a bit of research on the X-Fi Titanium HD and it seemed that creative had learned from their mistakes. I decided to give it a chance and I'm glad I did.
I'm running it on Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate.
Pros: I've been running this CPU for over a year. It runs rock solid and overclocks like a dream.
Great price/performance ratio.
Cons: It doesn't have an unlocked multiplier.
Pros: I've had this PSU for well over a year. First it was powering an EVGA 790I ForTheWin based SLI overclocked system - flawless.
Now it power an i7 EVGA X58 Classified SLI OC'd system.
This PSU is quality.
Buy it, you will not be disappointed.
Overall Review: This PSU has been rock solid. I've never had any problem with it.
Pros: Great price for the amount of storage and the new tech contained therein.
Cons: Due to the advanced formatting that this drive uses, it is incompatible with network storage devices. There is no literature available about this issue in the specs - you pretty much have to stumble across a forum to find this out.
I specifically bought mine to use with the D-Link DNS-323 and had no idea it was incompatible until I accidentally stumbled across the forums. It was working in the device but would have eventually failed. I had to order two new drives and am out the cash spent on this model.
Overall Review: If you are using one of these drives with anything other than Windows Vista/7 and wondering why it's not performing well, it's because it is incompatible with other OS's/devices (though it can be made to work with XP via jumper settings/realignment software).
Western Digital needs to work with manufacturers to help them resolve the incompatibility, according to the sticky on the D-Link forums WD have been less than helpful.
Pros: Comfortable ergonomic design.
Sturdy build quality.
Overall it's just an excellent mouse.
Overall Review: I own both the original 1800 DPI version of this mouse as well as the updated 3500 DPI version with the braided chord.
It's a great mouse. Simple as that. They took something that was good and made it even better with the updated version.
Buy it, you won't be disappointed.
Pros: The concept behind the keyboard is good. It has a good layout, design and form factor. The color is cool.
Cons: I'm not exactly sure where to begin.
I guess when it comes down to it the problem with this keyboard is that the build quality and materials used are just not as good as they should be in relation to the price of the keyboard and the fact that Razer devices are supposed to be top of the line - and this is coming from someone who loves Razer mice.
The key board is light and flimsy and made of cheap plastic that does not seem like it will stand the test of time.
In particular the mirror finish is done cheaply and so prone to flaws and scratches that it will scratch even using special polishing clothes that are made for cleaning this type of product.
In addition the packaging is flawed in such a manner as to result in these keyboards always coming out of the box scratched (see more in the 'other thoughts section).
The tension and action on the keys is uneven as is the keyboard lighting.
Compared to this board my Steelseries Merc Stealth is built like a brick house - trul
Overall Review: The first keyboard that I received came pretty scratched up. The packaging of these keyboards leaves the right side of the keyboard unprotected in order to show off the finish through a clear plastic window, which results in a scratched up keyboard.
I thought this must be a fluke and that the board must have been opened/used or handled roughly so I RMA'd it.
the second board arrived even more scratched up than the first. the fault is in the materials and manufacturing techniques used as well as the packaging.
What a disappointment.
Given it's quality this board should be $25.00, not $80.00.
Pros: I have been using this router (which I bought here) for over a year now to run a gigabit + wireless home network. It has been a truly excellent router. It has a robust feature set, performs excellently and has been 100% dependable.
Cons: The only thing that I could list as a 'con' is that my router seems to lose it's time settings from time to time. I have no idea if it actually affects performance at all, certainly not that I can tell, but it's the only quirk I've noticed with my router.
Overall Review: This router is a great buy. Get it, you will not be disappointed.
Pros: I bought these drives during the sale - phenomenal price. Even at their current standard price these drives are a great bargain given their storage capacity, large cache, spindle speed and the fact that they support SATA III.
Cons: These drives are LOUD. THEY ARE SO LOUD I HAVE TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS TO GET MY POINT ACROSS.
Seriously, I thought that maybe people were exaggerating on the amount of noise that these drives make.
They aren't. These drives are FREAKING LOUD AS HECK.
Also one of the two of these that I bought came with one of the silver seals/stickers severely dented and potentially punctured, it's hard to tell. I really hope this hasn't compromised the integrity of the drive.
Overall Review: I've only had these drives installed for a few hours now but they perform well so far. I hope they stand the test of time.
Why are these drives so LOUD? I had to knock an egg off due to the noise.