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Jonathan H.

Jonathan H.

Joined on 11/28/05

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NZXT Ultimate Next Gen PC Giveaway
  • Intel Core i9-10900KF Desktop Processor
  • EVGA 10G-P5-3897-KR FTW3 GeForce RTX 3080 Video Card
$2,695.90
Justin Robey10/20/2020
 334
Robeytech / Carter PC Giveaway Build
  • Intel Core i7 10th Gen - Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 8-Core 3.8 GHz LGA 1200 125W Desktop Processor w/ Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • MSI RTX 3080 GAMING X TRIO 10G Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 Video Card
$3,032.90
Justin Robey2/22/2021
 214
Eniac's Ultimate Build
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X Desktop Processor
  • EVGA 24G-P5-3987-KR FTW3 GeForce RTX 3090 Video Card
$12,198.86
ENIAC HELIX8/12/2021
 126
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Most Favorable Review

Love it!

Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior

Pros: No tools required! It really works great. All of the tool-less features surprised me with their sturdiness. The HDD cage is easy to use, the rubber shock absorbers on the preset screws were ingenious. PCI "lock downs" felt a little cheap, but after actually using them on my GPU they felt much more secure. I love the look, I love the case layout. I LOVE the back panel that allows extra cable lengths or unused cables to be hidden and out of the air flow. This is the best case I've ever purchased to be honest. I couldn't ask for more.

Cons: The raiser mount layouts imprinted in the case are off. At least in my it told you, for ATX, to use A B C D etc.. etc.. In my case they mislabeled "D". I found this out after I installed my mobo that the middle of the right hand side was not secured at all. Not a big deal just worth noting. They DO have a hole to use to secure this area but it's not properly labeled.

Overall Review: Mine is HEAVY! After installing all of my components this Beast HAS to weigh around 50 lbs. Maybe I'm just used to using Mid-ATX cases. The room was amazing. I had room to hide ALL of my cables thanks to the back panel. This is the tidiest looking build I've ever done thanks to the Haf X 932.

So far So good

TOSHIBA USB 2.0 4-Port Hub PA3627U-1ETC
TOSHIBA USB 2.0 4-Port Hub PA3627U-1ETC

Pros: Easy to use PnP device. I plugged in 2-3 different USB wireless receivers into this unit and they worked just as if I plugged them straight into my mobo. 1 of the USB devices I plugged in was never before plugged into my system and it worked without a hitch as well. I experienced ZERO issues with this little guy. Also, I liked the design of this product. I've had many a "cheap" USB hub and this one was by far the best in terms of quality. I liked the little options they included like sticky feet and magnets even though I work have a need for them. To me it just seems as if some thought was put into this design.

Cons: As others have stated, even the instructions advise that you plug in the external AC adapter if you are running "power hungry" USB devices. The issue is that there IS a tiny AC port on the back of the hub but apparently the AC adapter itself is sold separately. Bummer. I actually would've used it had it came with one.

Overall Review: Cool design, great cord length. quality cable, and simple to use PnP. What is there not to love?

Hesitant Buyer

Rosewill HDMI Pro-25 - 25-Foot Black High Speed HDMI Cable with 3D & 4K Supported, 10.2 Gbps Transfer Rate - Male to Male
Rosewill HDMI Pro-25 - 25-Foot Black High Speed HDMI Cable with 3D & 4K Supported, 10.2 Gbps Transfer Rate - Male to Male

Pros: It Just Worked. I used this cable to run from my GFX card in my desktop to my A/V receiver. It was honestly just plug n' play. Having tested it for a week now, there have been no "glitches" or hiccups to report. Picture and Audio quality are great.

Cons: Some people mentioned that the cable is a bit stiff. This is true and entirely expected. (It's also not really a bad thing IMO) I chose to take the time and gently work out the stiffness in the entire cable before trying to run it and it helped quite a lot.

Overall Review: I was extremely hesitant about buying this cable solely because of the name brand. I've only had 1 past experience with RoseWill and that was with my buddy's Rosewill wireless USB keyboard. The keyboard itself was extremely cheap feeling and the USB dongle would not even stay in the USB port. Either the metal bracket that holds the USB tip in place either fell off prior to shipping or was not included in the design. We actually had to tape the dongle in place for the keyboard to work. THANKFULLY, this cable did not feel cheap at all and the build quality seemed rather good. The HDMI ends fit snuggly into both devices and the cable is working great thus far.

Great PnP

Vantec USB Active Repeater Cable - Model CB-USBARC
Vantec USB Active Repeater Cable - Model CB-USBARC

Pros: It was completely plug n' play for me. I plugged it in my pc and it auto installed some drivers. I plugged in 2-3 different USB wireless receivers into this unit and they worked just as if I plugged them straight into my mobo. 1 of the usb devices I plugged in was never before plugged into my system and it worked without a hitch as well. I experienced ZERO issues with this little guy.

Cons: None whatsoever.

Overall Review: Cable quality seemed nice. It's actually a bit more rugged than I was anticipating which is a good thing IMO. If I ever ever needed another USB repeater I wouldn't hesitate doing a repeat purchase of this item.

My First Tab

SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 Quad Core 2GB Memory 16GB 8.4" 2560 x 1600 Touchscreen Tablet Android 4.4 (KitKat)
SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 Quad Core 2GB Memory 16GB 8.4" 2560 x 1600 Touchscreen Tablet Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Pros: So far I'm loving this tablet; this is my first tablet I've purchased for myself. The reason I chose this tablet is because of it's speed. It has one of the highest benchmarks for an Android tablet and to get higher you'd need to move up to the 500-600 price point. Keep in mind that it's benchmark testing score is that high WITH A MUCH HIGHER RESOLUTION. This is a huge big deal. I was debating about getting the EVGA Tegra as it's benchmarks were even higher than this tablet but one of the main factors for this is that the Tegra's resolution is 1200x800 vs the 2560x1600 produced by the Tab Pro. I love the build of this tablet. It's thin, light but not cheap feeling, and the back is made from synthetic leather. The leather provides just the right amount of grip without going into something very rubbery feeling. The leather is VERY comfortable and I feel it makes the tablet look classy. Also, it doesn't pick up many fingerprints. In my opinion, getting anything larger than 16g internal storage is a waste of money UNLESS your device lacks an SD card slot which this tablet does not. Someone already posted that they have tested a 128gig micro SD successfully in this unit. In regards to the battery life, I feel that it is sufficient. I don't think it holds a candle to the battery life of an iPad but then again I sold my gifted iPad and used the money to buy this tablet. (I'm not a fan of iAnything) I'm going on my second day of heavy use on this tablet and I still have 40% charge.

Cons: As someone else had posted, I'm a bit surprised that this new tablet on came with 2GB of RAM. I was hoping for 4. I truly think that this is just a mental thing. For most/all computing devices, extra RAM that is not being used does NOTHING AT ALL to your performance but instead seems to sooth your mind that the extra space is there if you would ever need it. So far I have used 1.4GB of the available RAM with several applications running. Thankfully, all you need to do to close open apps is tap the "windows button" (No idea what it's actually called) and drag off the apps you are no longer using. My second "Con" is that I'm having a very difficult time find accessories for this tablet. I was even forced to shop online for the book-case cover that is made for this device.

Overall Review: Overall I'm very happy with my purchase. I do not have regrets about buying this tablet. Samsung, in my opinion, is taking over the non-Apple mobile market and I'm thankful I have an alternative to iOS. If I run into any issues I'll be sure to post another review. As a note for a VERY specific type of person, this tablet is currently NOT supported for the Heroes of Order and Chaos game.

Works Fine

AZZA CSAZ- XT1 B Black Japanese SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
AZZA CSAZ- XT1 B Black Japanese SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Affordable, easy to use, does it's job.

Cons: You get what you pay for. This case is made of plastic, so go easy on it. I'm used to my Steel Cooler Master case which is a beast.