Joined on 12/31/06
16GB in 2 DIMM Slots.
Pros: 8GBs per stick, this doubles the previous best. Just as fast and reliable as any Corsair product. Fit and finish was top notch.
Cons: Price/GB is a little steep right now, but should come down given a few more months.
Overall Review: Impressed with Corsair, doing a great job in all fields I've seen them in and they are still a staple in the market that they started out in.
Pros: Looks pretty nice. Should of been a great option as it requires no external power connector. XFX support tickers where replied to within 3 - 6 hours.
Cons: DOAx2. I worry about XFX's build quality.
Overall Review: Newegg paid for the shipping back on the 2nd DOA card and gave a full refund, so full marks to them for their great customer service.
Pros: Sound quality from this product is pretty good, you do not notice that they are wireless as the person listening to them on the other end. You can charge and use them at the same time, just simply plug in the cable and it works.
Cons: Another friend of mine bought these, and he was having some quality control issues, where if he shook his head there was a part that was rattling around. He simply returned them for another one and all was right with the world. 1/3 bad products is still not a great Failure to Thrive ratio.
Overall Review: I bought these for a friend of mine, so I'm giving this review from the other end of the TeamSpeak server. I'm the guy listening to him talk and I have the say, the quality is quite good. He was using a Wireless Logitec headset before, and the some quality is the same, no better no worse. I have Corsair Speakers (SP2500) and I love them, that's why I got them for my mate so that he could convert to Corsair from Logitec. He says that he loves them, my other friend that got a bad headset loves them after he got a pair with no issues. They also did not report any of the hissing problems that I've read about in some of the other reviews, so I assume that this was fixed in their current firmware.
Exactly what it says on the tin.
Pros: They did put the same care into this product as they do their other products, so the cables from the monitor do go into this arm just like their other pieces.
Cons: Can't add 2 to the system, or it's HIGHLY not recommended.
Overall Review: I've extended out a 23" screen with this extension on, from a wall mount. Adding this extension to your mount reduces its weight capacity. The Desk Mount is reduced to 18 lbs (8.1 kg), the LX Wall Mount is reduced to 36 lbs (16.4 kg).
ASUS IPS Display
Pros: IPS Display, running at 1920x1080. IPS meaning that you'll get very good picture quality out of the box much better than that of your standard TN type displays. If you're looking for an accurate picture you'll need one of these. The bezel on this display is very nice, great if you want to buy multiple displays and put them side by side. The speakers are passable for what is supposed to be a desktop display, and they seem to come from the bottom bezel of the display and point downward toward the desk.
Cons: The black level is not that great to be honest and it MASSIVELY needs to be calibrated out of the box. The red is too bright, and needs to be adjusted down, once that is done, it's easily in line with some of the best displays out there. I'm very hard on the monitors that I buy when it comes to picture quality, and color representation, It kinda goes without saying, but it's head and shoulders above any TN display you'll find.
Overall Review: I need to test if the USB ports will work on the side even when the USB passthrough is not plugged in. It'd be nice to be able to plugin a phone to charge without having to connect that cable.
Large Drive, Standard Speed.
Pros: 3TB drive, 2.79 TB once formatted. I am using these for long term storage, and thus I needed a reliable setup. As such, I've placed two of these drives into a RAID 1 array (Mirrored). In this configuration I've copied over 206 GB in around 20 minutes. It transferred at around 150 MB/s - 120 MB/s. Not bad for a drive they don't even quote the spindle speed for. I went for these drives in particular because they are meant for NAS (Network Attached Storage) and they are certified to operate in RAID configurations. Perfect for my use!
Cons: If you know what you're getting, I can't really see any cons to this drive. They are large drives, they do have quite a lot of space on them. Everything in balance with this thing. I am not overly impressed with them, but I don't have to be. The idea is that they keep my data safe and that's all I wanted them for.
Overall Review: I picked these up for $130 each, that's 4 cents per gigabyte. Not a bad deal by any means.