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PAUL R.

PAUL R.

Joined on 05/18/09

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Most Favorable Review

it works

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - Bulk - 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - Bulk - 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support

Pros: Its a DVD burner, what do you expect? Haven't tried to burn anything (or lightscribe) yet, but at least as far as reading disks it does the job well, fairly quiet, and fairly well built.

Cons: --Gave me beef with my RAID config. I think its more of my mobo's issue, but Win7 kept complaining about the optical device..so I don't know. -- Didn't come with any cables or anything, just drive in massive amounts of bubble wrap.

Overall Review: When in doubt, go LITE-ON. This is my 4th Lite-ON drive (including laptop and external) and all of them have always been rock solid. And of course, it was loads cheaper than LG or Sony options.

Most Critical Review

loud and red

Rosewill RFA-120-RL - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Red Frame & 4 Red LED Lights, Sleeve Bearing, Silent
Rosewill RFA-120-RL - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Red Frame & 4 Red LED Lights, Sleeve Bearing, Silent

Pros: -- Pretty red glow -- Fancy box -- Pretty easy to install -- Move a TON of air (made 10C diff in my mobo temp) -- very cheap

Cons: -- LOUD. VERY LOUD. 3 of these, + 3 Thermaltake which came with fan (rated 17db) and a Zelman cooler (rated 20-ish db) the computer sounded like a vacuum on steroids. After a few days I unplugged the power and its much much easier to live with now. Of course, my mobo temp went up 10C.

Overall Review: One fan in a solid case might not be a problem, but if you are thinking about a few of these, or if you have a case with a lot of open/mesh areas, reconsider and go for a pricier but quieter fan.

NETGEAR WNA3100-100NAR Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
NETGEAR WNA3100-100NAR Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: + Windows 8 pulled drivers for it right away. + Works decently well. Better range than what I had before.

Cons: - Ordered 3, 1 was defective. - Windows 7 could not find drivers for it. Needed to manually download and install.

Overall Review: Not 5Ghz.

11/14/2012
Blue/Black Rugged TotalDefense Protector Cover Case for NOKIA 710 LUMIA
Blue/Black Rugged TotalDefense Protector Cover Case for NOKIA 710 LUMIA

Pros: Excellent case all around.

Cons: none

Overall Review: I'm on my 3rd Nokia 710 in a month because of "Invalid SIM" errors.

11/14/2012
Samsung Galaxy nexus Sport Armband Gym Band Exercise case - Black Arm Cover
Samsung Galaxy nexus Sport Armband Gym Band Exercise case - Black Arm Cover

Pros: +Tight device fit +Armband fits a good range of arm thicknesses

Cons: Headphone jack is on the bottom of the phone, so you have to wear the band with the opening facing down (risk of phone falling out) or have the opening facing up (but then your phone is upside down and headphone cable is going the wrong way). Additionally, the fit is pretty tight so if you're not careful, the case will push volume and unlock buttons for you.

11/14/2012
Kingston DataTraveler 100 Generation 2 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G2/16GBZ
Kingston DataTraveler 100 Generation 2 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G2/16GBZ

Pros: It's a USB2 flashdrive, what else is there to say. It works fine. The sliding mechanism is actually fairly sturdy.

Cons: n/a

Overall Review: Copying 16 GB over USB2 may take a while.

11/14/2012