11/17/2015 12:49:55 PM

Pros: 72 minute run time with my 90 watt computer connected. Pure sine wave! Very nice looking and HEAVY unit. Display has lots of useful information, alarm can be easily muted. Batteries are easily replaceable, front panel just slides down and off after removing two screws. Transition from wall power to battery is as smooth as butter for me.

Cons: Can't find any yet.

Overall Review: When you first power it up, the UPS will say the batteries are charged, but they're not. Be sure to let it charge for the full 8 hours before putting a load on the batteries. That initial charge is very important for the overall health of the batteries. The batteries are standard 1290's stacked on top of each other. They're just taped together and connected in series.

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Nice board!4/19/2015 10:32:14 AM

Pros: Low cost, full size DDR3 slots, BIOS GUI is nice.

Cons: Only 2 sata ports, no way to control system fan speeds.

Overall Review: The DDR3L thing scared me away at first. Turns out this just means to can use low power sticks as well as normal 1.5V sticks. I built this to replace an old Core2 Duo system that died. This thing is nearly as fast, but runs much cooler and is totally silent. I love it.

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It's OK3/29/2015 10:31:33 AM

Pros: Looks good. Supports a full size ATX PSU (no extra hardware needed, remove the adapter plate first). USB 3.0 ports. Love that each panel comes off separately, so you only have to remove the one you need when fiddling with something. Plenty of ventilation.

Cons: Case feels kinda cheap. There are some sharp edges and I can't get front panel to stay on securely. Layout is a little funky, I've got a hard drive in the back mounted upside down over the motherboard and one it the front...

Overall Review: There are better designed mini towers in this price range.

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Surprised!3/28/2015 12:58:03 PM

Pros: Great price! Has two PWM fan headers and fan speed can be fine tuned. This thing sips power, I'm using a 300 watt Seasonic which I realize now is laughably overkill. It supports uefi booting, which was a surprise to me. I was expecting the old school wall of text while booting, but it shows a nice looking motherboard logo with the Windows 8 boot animation just like the more expensive boards. It boots FAST with Windows 8.

Cons: ATX PSU connector can be a pain to get on (connect it before mounting inside the case or you might break something). Front panel headers aren't labeled, you have to refer to the manual like the old days.

Overall Review: Integrated boards have come a long way. Using this in a budget Windows 8 HTPC build for my sister. I can't believe how well it performs! Using Windows Media Center with a HVR-2250 and everything works just fine. I always figured one of these would agonizingly slow, but I was wrong. It handles web browsing and 1080p youtube watching just fine. Don't get me wrong, you CAN get it to bog down at times if you do too much at once. But for basic things, it's more than fine.

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1/18/2015 12:59:32 PM

Pros: Runs cool, very quiet. Surprisingly fast, averaged around 150 MB/s when I checked it with HDTune.

Cons: The warranty is a little shorter than I'd like, but I guess all the manufacturers have moved away from 5 year warranties. Guess that says a lot about their reliability.

Overall Review: So far so good. Using this as the DVR drive in my HTPC, so it gets daily abuse. By the way, this retail version is slightly more expensive than the OEM, but it gets you an extra year of warranty, which I recommend. Spinning drives can fail at any time, I don't care who made it.

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It's so quiet!10/9/2014 2:39:12 PM

Pros: Extremely reliable. I trust it can deliver rated wattage without blowing up, unlike cheaper PSUs. Good amount of sata and molex connectors.

Cons: Cables are a little short, doesn't have an 8 pin CPU or 6 pin video card connectors (this can be fixed with an adapter though).

Overall Review: Seasonic makes a great PSU. It's been powering my A10-5800K system with 3 HDs for the last 2 years, no problem.

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Made the right choice with this board!10/3/2014 6:38:35 PM

Pros: Cheap, reliable

Cons: None

Overall Review: Wish Shuttle was still in the motherboard game, I'd buy a new one from them. This thing has been running nearly 24/7 for the past 10 years without an issue. Solid board.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Awesomesauce12/19/2010 6:16:32 PM

Pros: Cheapest 400W inverter out there right now. Continuous duty wattage is actually a bit underrated. Comes with battery terminal clamps.

Cons: I can't find any. Maybe the protection circuit is a little too sensitive to brief load surges, but that's probably a good thing.

Overall Review: I had to do some re-wiring in our barn which required disconnecting the power (I like not getting electrocuted). But I needed a jigsaw to cut some holes in plywood for some new electrical boxes. So I dug out my trusty Rosewill and connected it directly to my battery and started cutting. To my amazement, this inverter powered my 600W jigsaw at full speed! However, I had to be careful to slowly ramp up the speed of the saw, or else the inverter would go into protect mode. BTW, never use your cigarette lighter outlet to power things like a jigsaw! You will put a huge load on your car's wiring causing it to possibly melt if the fuse doesn't catch it first! Always connect directly to the battery using the supplied clamps for things like this.

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Awesomesauce3/19/2009 11:59:50 PM

Pros: Extremely sexy design. The picture is gorgeous. It's HUGE, I can't believe how much screen real estate I have now. No dead pixels that I can see, which is amazing considering how many this thing has...

Cons: As other have said, base is a little difficult to install. Panel only tilts, no up/down or swiveling. But that seems to be what all the manufactures are going to these days. It's not really an issue anyway.

Overall Review: When installing the base, coat the rubber portion with a very light film of oil or Vaseline. The monitor will easily pop right on. This simple step will save you so much time and aggravation. Also, keep the foam cover on the screen while installing the base, as the monitor is very easy to scratch. This monitor easily puts my previous 19" 1440x900 LCD to shame. I'm extremely happy.

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Awesome little printer1/9/2009 4:40:45 PM

Pros: It's cheap, but the build quality is top notch. Very compact for a "laser" printer. It's actually smaller then it looks in the pictures. The fuser heats up in under 8 seconds from standby mode, once it's hot it'll kick out pages at a pretty decent clip. Has a physical power switch on the front, so it consumes absolutely no power if you turn it off. None of that "it's off, but not really..." stuff.

Cons: Toner is a bit expensive. But it's still more cost effective than inkjet considering it lasts so long. No USB cable is included, but I don't know of any printer that comes with a USB cable... I guess somewhere along the line, printer companies decided USB cable companies were out to destroy them.

Overall Review: After toner for my faithful 16 year old Apple Laser Writer 360 skyrocketed to 90 a pop, I just couldn't afford to run it anymore. For 10 bucks more I could get a whole new printer, so I did. And I don't regret it. I can't believe how incredibly sharp the printouts are, but maybe that's just becuase I'm coming from a printer that was built a decade and a half ago... Obviously, this won't print images very well. But if you print a lot of text, it's the only way to go.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Can't go wrong1/3/2009 9:28:10 PM

Pros: Cheap, fast, reliable.

Cons: I can't think of anything... It sits quietly behind my desk in a web of wires doing what it's supposed to. Hasn't made any death threats, or called me hurtful names.

Overall Review: I fix computers out of my home occasionally and sometimes I can be working on several at once. I needed a way to connect them to the internet without having to constantly swap the one ethernet connection I have in this room. Since it would be downright stupid to run more ether cables from the router in my main office which is 100 feet away, I bought this. For some reason, I thought this switch would cause a big performance decrease, but I once had 4 computers all downloading updates at once, and I didn't notice any slow downs.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Does what it's supposed to...8/21/2008 7:50:02 PM

Pros: It's cheap, it works, has a 20+4 connector, plus a SATA connector

Cons: It's cheap, has very light gauge wiring, doesn't have many connectors. Fan is kind of loud, but moves a lot of air. Certain wires on mine were tangled at the factory before the connectors were put on, so I actually had to take a few connectors off to un-tangle them...

Overall Review: Ok, this has to be said: this is in no way a 480W PSU. It's 300W on a good day. 480W is the max output rating A.K.A. what it could do for a few seconds, before bursting into flames... (or something like that) It does what it's supposed to, but it's not quite the super awesome budget PSU some of the reviews here made it out to be. I'm not sure I'd even feel comfortable putting this in a budget computer. It weighs nothing, and you could floss your teeth with the wires... The reliability here is highly questionable. Time will tell... (I love ending reviews with that).

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Verified Owner
Ownership: more than 1 year
No longer the latest, but still the greatest10/14/2007 5:28:07 PM

Pros: XP is one of the better operating systems MS ever released. It's fairly stable, and allows you to do just about everything - assuming your hardware can handle it.

Cons: Over 180 updates to install. Dial-up users may want to wait for XP SP3... Not the most aesthetically pleasing OS out there... I'm amazed at how many Windows 98 icons and graphics are still in this thing.

Overall Review: To those saying you can't upgrade if using Windows 2000, you can. You just have to start fresh by reformatting your drive (back up your data first!). ...And this is something you should do regardless of which version you are upgrading from to prevent any weird issues from cropping up. When you insert the XP CD and boot from it, before installing it will ask you for your windows 2000 disk for verification. Once verified, it will continue with the installation. No big deal.

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Not worth the money5/11/2007 10:15:21 PM

Pros: Screwless design is awesome, they really put a lot of thought into it. Aluminum faceplate looks nice, and *feels* nice and solid. Drive bay covers are a piece of cake to remove. Tons of screws included.

Cons: The front fan is a joke. They put this great big opening in the front the case for the fan, but then stick the hard drive cage 1/4 of an inch in front of the fan, blocking most of the air flow gained from putting that large opening there in the first place. Also, the side panels are incredibly flimsy, when you look down the side, you can actually see waves in the metal. Not something you'd expect to see for this kind of money...

Overall Review: Mine arrived broken. When I opened the box (which was in perfect condition) I found the faceplate dangling off of the case! All but one of the clips were snapped off. And the styrofoam was all busted up. Looks like someone at the Cooler Master factory was in a hurry... The power button was also broken. You have to really press it to get it to do anything, and it feels gritty. These are problems I'd expect from a 20 dollar case, but when I put down four Jacksons, I guess I expected a bit more. BTW, if you want to pay what this case is really worth, buy it at Newegg's sister site...

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Working good so far...5/8/2007 10:43:42 PM

Pros: Easily replaceable battery. Tons of outlets. Excellent software. AVR boosts the voltage if necessary, without using the battery (which wears them out very quickly).

Cons: Cyberpower greatly exaggerates the backup time. Although, the 70 minute claim is technically true, if you have nothing connected to it...

Overall Review: From reading the specs, I thought for sure I'd get at least 10 minutes out of the thing. But I only got 3.5 minutes, and it was only half loaded (200 watts). Oh well, that's still more than enough time to save stuff and shut the computer down safely.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Zalman does it again!4/30/2007 7:59:54 PM

Pros: Cheap, for the quality you get. Controls 6 fans.

Cons: BRIGHT blue lights. I don't know about everyone else, but the whole blue thing is starting to get a bit old. Also, I'm not a fan of the transparent blue faceplate, it doesn't go with my black case at all. But I came up with a fix for both of these things...

Overall Review: If you don't like the "I'm so incredibly l33t" look this thing gives off, and want something a little more modest, just take the faceplate off and paint the BACK of it black. You don't have to do anything special, just make sure to coat it thick enough so you can't see through it anymore. This alone makes it look 10x better. But I took it a step further, and replaced the ugly blue LEDs with a few red and a few amber water clear LEDs. It looks d@mn sexy now.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
12/26/2006 5:13:22 PM

Pros: Good quality, Quiet, Has sensor wire

Cons: Not sure what the four tiny black screws it comes with are for, because they sure don't fit anything on this fan.

Overall Review: I thought it was impossible, but this is the first 40mm fan I've used that has stayed quiet after a month of use. I've tried the more expensive brands thinking they would be better, but they all start making a terrible racket after a month or so. I figured that was just the nature of these small fans, until I decided to go the cheap route this time and buy the Sunon. I'm glad it proved me wrong.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Definitly worth the money12/26/2006 5:01:00 PM

Pros: Can control 6 fans! Has a very primitive, but useful fan speed monitoring/fan failure detection system for channels 1-4. The thing is built to last, you can tell it's better than the others by simply looking at the product photos. There's a reason why Zalman hasn't revised the design in over 5 years!

Cons: Ugly transparent blue faceplate, I don't know of any case that this would look good in. The blue LEDs are BRIGHT. It might be a problem if your computer is in your bedroom, because this thing will light the entire room up. I mean it looks like a freaken spaceship is flying toward you at night. You've got to cut the connector off of your fan if you want to hook it to switch 5 or 6.

Overall Review: The LEDs on channels 1-4 show you the status of each one of your fans by varying the brightness depending on how many electric pulses it receives from the fan speed sensor wire. The LED will go out if a fan seizes, or will flicker slowly if a fan is moving unusually slow due to dust or hair buildup, VERY useful. It's been controlling all 6 of my fans for the past month, and no problems yet! BTW, you can put multiple fans on switches 5 and 6 without burning it up, because those simply switch between the 7V and 12V rails of your PSU to control speed. So you can put as many fans on those as your PSU can handle.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
11/22/2006 1:34:12 PM

Pros: It's cheap and it works... kind of.

Cons: It won't run USB2.0 because windows (Vista and XP) insists on using its driver instead of the included NEC driver.

Overall Review: I've tried every possible thing I can think of to get Windows to use the NEC driver, but it just flat out refuses. So now I've got a USB1.0 card, which doesn't help me a whole lot. The only reason I bought this card was because I wanted to upgrade to USB2.0...

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That's Hottt11/17/2006 7:18:21 PM

Pros: Fast, quiet, has a “legacy” power connector for those without SATA power plugs on their PSUs.

Cons: Mine runs HOT. I literally burned my finger when I touched the side of this thing after just installing Windows XP. I put a fan on it, which helped a lot, but still...

Overall Review: It's fast, but not as fast as my 300GB brand M DiamondMax10 ATA133 IDE drive, which was kind disappointing. This drive comes in at 58Mb/s (sustained) while my brand M drive comes in at 65MB/s (sustained).

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It's OK11/17/2006 6:47:52 PM

Pros: Multimedia buttons, wireless goodness, cheap.

Cons: Cheap, poor range, receiver doesn't have any indicator lights in it...

Overall Review: Logitech could afford to through in 4 AA batteries, but couldn't afford to put 3 LEDs in the receiver? Come on...

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
11/17/2006 6:39:32 PM

Pros: It was free? The box is nice.

Cons: It's taking up perfectly good space on my shelf.

Overall Review: Who here actually uses this thing? Seriously.

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11/17/2006 6:26:30 PM

Pros: Very well built, very well thought out, and looks nice. Stamped motherboard standoffs! No rough edges. The whole thing comes apart by simply removing one screw on the back. The cover can be padlocked, if for some reason you need to. I love how everything in it either clips in or swings out. The floppy drive, CD drive, and hard drive cages all slide out. Even the fan on the side easily tips out by removing a screw. The ring around the power button glows blue, and glowing blue rings are always a plus. And the light doesn't temporarily blind you if you look at it, like the lights on some other cases do. The brightness is just right.

Cons: I can definitely see the CD drive door breaking off... But if you're careful, it should be fine. The USB port door requires an unusually large amount of force to get it to click shut. I thought mine was broken at first, because it just wouldn't click shut as easily as the CD door did. The reset button is recessed, so you need to find a pen or something to push it. Could have used an instruction manual. Yes, we geeks don't need no stinking manuals, but this is one of those rare cases where one would have helped a little... The PSU fan became noticeably louder after only 10 minutes of running, not really a big deal.

Overall Review: I had a little trouble finding where the hard drive goes. At first, I spent 5 minutes trying to get it to go into the floppy drive cage. I knew something was horribly wrong, but I did it anyway because I just didn't see any other place for it. As I was closing the case up, I noticed there was a perfect 3.5inch wide spot under the CD/floppy drive cages. So I spent another 5 minutes figuring out how to get the hard drive cage out. I finally figured out that sliding black plastic bottom of the case towards you seems to unlock the HD cage, allowing it to swing up. My system is running very cool in this case, as it has a vent just about everywhere. In fact, I wouldn't have even needed to use 80mm fan on the side, if it weren't for my scalding hot hard drive. The power supply was nicer than I had expected. It's very stable. And for those who are wondering, the PSU does indeed have a SATA connector, and 20+4 pin motherboard connector.

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Good for the price9/29/2006 2:26:09 PM

Pros: Cheap. Has a 6ft silicone covered cord (silicon cords tend to be somewhat tangle resistant), pretty comfortable after about a 3 weeks of using them. Cups move in all sorts of directions.

Cons: Speakers inside are the exact same one Sony uses in their 5 dollar el cheapo headphones, so your basically paying for the large casing. Not very good at producing clear highs, it does get a little better after you use them for a few weeks, but still, not great... Can be VERY painful to wear at first. Plastic/metal hinge will eventually wear out, and break if you're not careful.

Overall Review: These will be very painful to wear for the first 3 or so weeks, and your ears will get really sweaty! But trust me, the foam and plastic will loosen up a bunch, so the pain will go away, and your ears will stop sweating. Unfortunately the coil in the left speaker burned out after a little over a year of use, it's a real shame because I finally had the speakers and everything broken in, and they were sounding pretty good. I was very happy with them. I guess this gives me a good reason to upgrade...

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Very Impressed with Hanns-G9/19/2006 12:56:16 PM

Pros: BRIGHT, crisp, and clear. Colors are beautiful. NO dead pixels (trust me, I thoroughly checked as I was very worried about the whole dead pixel thing) NO ghosting. Widescreen is very nice, I do a lot of video editing and the extra space helps a lot. Stand is adjustable (it moves up, down, tilts, swivels, and rotates). The movement of the stand is very smooth, it has some kind of spring loaded mechanism in there. You can actually rotate the display 90 degrees which is kind of handy (but only if your video card supports rotating the screen, most Nvidia cards do). The finish on the thing isn't exactly smooth, it IS glossy, but has a sort of matte texture to it. It still looks nice though.

Cons: It's not the monitors fault, but I think it's worth mentioning here. It turns out I'm one of the few people who have trouble viewing LCDs (do a search for LCD eyestrain). When I get too close to the thing (within 2 feet or so) the screen starts flickering and I see all sorts of crazy moire patterns (kind of like what you see on TV when someone is wearing a striped shirt) and I'll get a headache after a while. The pixels are so big on an LCD (my old CRT was like looking at a piece of paper, you could barely see the pixels) that my eyes tend to want to focus on the individual pixels instead of the whole picture. Very frustrating. But if you can look through the screen in a window up close without seeing anything I described, you're probably fine. Just something you should consider when purchasing an LCD for the first time. And despite this strange problem I have, I'm going to keep this monitor because it's just THAT nice.

Overall Review: I asked Newegg if they could stock the HW-192DJB because I noticed it had a MUCH nicer stand than the HW-191DPB (which is basically the same monitor). Within 4 days of me asking, Newegg had the HW-192DJB up on the site with photos everything! Thank you Newegg!

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