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Thomas E.

Thomas E.

Joined on 05/04/05

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome Monitor

NEC Display MultiSync EA193MI-BK 19" Professional IPS Integrated Speaker 1280 x 1024 5:4 Monitor with 6ms response rate, 1000:1 contrast, DisplayPort, DVI-D, VGA
NEC Display MultiSync EA193MI-BK 19" Professional IPS Integrated Speaker 1280 x 1024 5:4 Monitor with 6ms response rate, 1000:1 contrast, DisplayPort, DVI-D, VGA

Pros: Great viewing angles (screen doesn't disapear at some angles), has vga, dvi, & display port connection. Low power consumption, screen's text looks better, it's a box monitor.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Overall Review: I had got this to replace my Acer AL1731, which lasted me 15 years. I choose NEC because users mentioned high quality, I was looking for a box monitor, with stats similar or better than my previous monitor. I've never used Display port until now and it looks great, contrast and colors are a barely different than DVI but maybe I have to adjust settings. So far I'm very happy with this monitor. Thanx NEC for making high quality Box Monitors, I had thought after 2007 there wouldn't be any. My typical usage is work, occasional video, and some gaming which is usually classics that require a box monitor

Most Critical Review

OK but not good

HIS Radeon HD 4350 512MB DDR3 AGP 4X/8X Low Profile Ready Video Card H435F512HA
HIS Radeon HD 4350 512MB DDR3 AGP 4X/8X Low Profile Ready Video Card H435F512HA

Pros: Card works great, no problems.

Cons: Very Low performance.

Overall Review: I got this card as a backup when my 7900gs AGP burned out. I knew this card wouldn't be as fast, but I'd thought it would be atleast fairly fast, considering it's one of the last AGP cards on the market. I was very disappointed, the ATI 9800 Pro is faster. That is my fault for thinking newer is better. I haven't upgraded my PC in a long time and components have changed drastically. This card will get you by, browsing the net, rendering video etc. As for games, I can only play CSS in lowest settings, TFC, & UT. I got this card when it was near 100, but even at 60 bucks it's over priced IMO when it comes to performance. That being said, I'm grateful NewEgg had the something that would get me by.

Awesome Speakers

BOSE Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System
BOSE Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System

Pros: +Tone Auto adjust, able to hear low sounds without adjusting volume +Arcade / THX movie styled sound quality +Magnetically shield

Cons: -price was more than I was planning on, but worth it.

Overall Review: I was looking to upgrade my 20 year old speakers, and wanted similar size with a headphone jack. This was one of the few that matched. I choose this over similar priced speakers because I dislike having to constantly change volume when I'm watching a movie where the scene is very quiet. These speakers solve that issue -I can also hear sounds I couldn't before, like the wind blowing in TF2 Big Rock Cave. I'm not used to a surround sound type speaker, it's very impressive. Sound is fuller, as if I'm in the center of the action. These speakers are excellently shielded, with less than 0.1 miliguas. I am glad I choose this over other speakers.

Ecofriendly Air Duster

Fellowes 9963101 Air Duster, 152A Liquefied Gas, 10oz Can
Fellowes 9963101 Air Duster, 152A Liquefied Gas, 10oz Can

Pros: +no CFCs +portable

Cons: -expensive -can gets frosty after 20 seconds -power decreases as can gets colder

Overall Review: I'm glad I found this. It's been very difficult finding air dusters with no cfcs.

Fast Ram

XPG V1.0 8GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600W8G9-RB
XPG V1.0 8GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600W8G9-RB

Pros: +Easy to install +Included Heatsink +Fast

Cons: -none

Overall Review: I bought a few of these over the years. When I upgraded 16gb to 24gb my system slowed down considerable. I put the page file onto a ramdisk, partitioned 8gb of ram, and my system runs 5x faster. When I built my budget pc a few years ago, I had no idea this ram would be that good. I'm very satisfied. Perhaps I may get 1 more stick in the future.

Impressive SSD

Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 2.5" 1TB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDRE1TB
Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 2.5" 1TB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDRE1TB

Pros: Fast, lasts longer

Cons: None

Overall Review: This is my 1st SSD, its noticeably faster than a sata hdd. Starting Win 7 is about the same, but turning off, with the ssd it's instant vs hdd about 5 or 10 sec. I notice I'm always 1st to spawn in multiplayer games now, pretty cool. I don't know why, but downloads appear to be faster, perhaps something to do with the fast write speed.

11/30/2015