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Devin N.

Devin N.

Joined on 11/05/04

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review
Swiftech MCP655 12 VDC Pump Liquid Cooling System
Swiftech MCP655 12 VDC Pump Liquid Cooling System

Pros: Nearly silent. Strong pump. Variable speed.

Cons: Only supports 1/2" tubing. Almost non-existant manual.

Most Critical Review

Dissapointing

IOGEAR GKM511 Silver/Black 104 Normal Keys 13 Function Keys USB Wired Ultra Thin Keyboard / Optical Mouse Combo
IOGEAR GKM511 Silver/Black 104 Normal Keys 13 Function Keys USB Wired Ultra Thin Keyboard / Optical Mouse Combo

Pros: Very nice feeling, quiet keys. Attractive looking keyboard. Plenty of function keys. I like feel of the mouse.

Cons: I had one for a while, then the 0 column of keys stopped working (0, p, ;, .). Returned it, then the replacement came with the 2 column (2, w, s, x) dead.

Overall Review: I wish this keyboard wasn't plagued with poor construction, as it is the most comfortable and nicest to use keyboard I've owned.

Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming Mouse
Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: Smooth movement Hardware sensitivity adjustment means you can skip the software. Comfortable and sturdy feel.

Cons: Feels weird when you use a normal mouse after getting used to it. Requires extra drivers to fine tune sensitivity (though it would be impossible to do this without drivers)

Overall Review: Very nice mouse with just the right amount of buttons. Great for gamers.

11/17/2010

A+

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler  I5 775 AMD compatible
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler I5 775 AMD compatible

Pros: Light for size, easy installation, can't hear it over the rest of my system, keeps my q6600 at 61C load @ 3.4ghz, doesn't twist freely like some other coolers.

Cons: May not fit in some cases, included thermal grease isn't as good as others, fan could be more powerful.

Overall Review: Just about on par with the Ultra 120-extreme, for a lot less money, and doesn't require lapping to get proper performance. Just make sure you get some thermal grease into the cracks between the block and pipes for max performance.

Nice Keyboard

IOGEAR GKM511 Silver/Black 104 Normal Keys 13 Function Keys USB Wired Ultra Thin Keyboard / Optical Mouse Combo
IOGEAR GKM511 Silver/Black 104 Normal Keys 13 Function Keys USB Wired Ultra Thin Keyboard / Optical Mouse Combo

Pros: Absolutely silent compared to any other keyboard I've used. Nice set of extra function buttons. No impractical key layout changes. Fairly solid construction.

Cons: Hotkeys do not customize 100%properly with Microsoft Keyboard software (although it isnt an MS keyboard). Included cusomization software is mediocre and has a mandatory tray icon. Keys can be a bit slippery, takes some getting used to.

Overall Review: Never tried the mouse, I bought the kit for the keyboard and I already have a better mouse. It seems decent though, maybe a slightly flimsy. I'll keep it as a spare.

11/28/2007

Great Monitor

Acer AL2017 Abmd 20" SXGA+ 1400 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI-D Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor
Acer AL2017 Abmd 20" SXGA+ 1400 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI-D Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor

Pros: Very large viewable area. Very bright (see cons). Nice color, automatically fits the image to the screen on most graphics cards. Tilts.

Cons: Can be too bright if you don't adjust the brightness and gamma. Mine has one funny pixel. Sometimes when that area has a color besides white, one pixel shows up bright green. But not over my black desktop? weird. Only tilts so far.

Overall Review: I have used two of these, one for myself and one for my girlfriend. Hers had no pixel problems, mine only has one shot pixel. Not bad for $200. Speakers are all but useless.