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MICHAEL A.

MICHAEL A.

Joined on 02/12/11

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Most Favorable Review

huge!

APEVIA Black / Silver SECC Steel / Aluminum X-MASTER-AL/500 ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
APEVIA Black / Silver SECC Steel / Aluminum X-MASTER-AL/500 ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: lots of room for mobo, power supply has lots of connections for everything I needed, front facing USB, included case fans in back, quiet fans and PSU

Cons: a lot bigger than it looks in the photos, my entertainment center is not deep enough.

Overall Review: The interior of this case is huge. I had no problem fitting all my gear in it. The only problems I had were after installing my mobo (with side facing SATA connectors) It was difficult to plug in SATA cables. It also sticks out about 5 inches from my entertainment center, glad I am a carpenter, I can modify the cabinet (cut a hole in the back) to allow for the case to fit.

Most Critical Review

Better than my Tronxy

Official Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Fully Open Source with Resume Printing All Metal Frame FDM DIY Printers 220x220x250mm
Official Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Fully Open Source with Resume Printing All Metal Frame FDM DIY Printers 220x220x250mm

Pros: Accuracy if built right, fairly simple to use, comes with snippers,

Cons: Only comes with a small amount of filament to test update..REALLY MAD! thing leaks like a perforated hose. tried all the youtube videos about the issue and no help. have disassembled the hotend so many times trying to get it to not leak that the thermisor wires broke, replaced and now won't hold temp or shuts off at 125c. , not enough for the sample files.

Overall Review: Plenty of online videos to show how to assemble. First print (no calibration) came out looking better than anything the Tronxy I had ever looked. There are soooo many videos to show how to build it and how to print accessories to help keep it working nice. There are also a lot of upgrades and accessories available to buy. This is my second 3d printer....should have been my first. update, sorry I bought it....have spent a fair bit of time and money trying to fix with no luck

12/10/2021

great

IOGEAR GKM561R Black 2.4GHz Wireless HTPC Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel
IOGEAR GKM561R Black 2.4GHz Wireless HTPC Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel

Pros: easy set up, nice features

Cons: none so far

Overall Review: worked as soon as batteries were installed and dongle was plugged in. works well with my media machine, almost like having a 60 inch laptop.

works

EDIMAX EW-7811Un 150 Mbps Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n Nano USB Adapter
EDIMAX EW-7811Un 150 Mbps Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n Nano USB Adapter

Pros: small, good signal (in same room as the wireless router)

Cons: non so far Had to download driver on another computer (new build) and install via usb drive

Overall Review: this was an easy to configure. works well so far, only problem was that it did not start up driver automatically like the directions said, easy fix, downloaded driver from website on another computer to a USB drive and installed.

great

IOGEAR Solar Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit w/ Crystal Clear Sound & Up To 13 Hours Talk Time (GBHFK231)
IOGEAR Solar Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit w/ Crystal Clear Sound & Up To 13 Hours Talk Time (GBHFK231)

Pros: solar charging, simple controls

Cons: none so far

Overall Review: paired quickly with my EVO. Solar charging means no plugging in to charge, call quality seems fine, wife could not tell I was on a hands free unit. I have it mounted high in the corner of my windshield out of my line of site. So far works a lot better than all the BT ear pieces I have bought.

luv it

MSI 880GM-E41 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI 880GM-E41 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: overclocking, core unlocking, onboard graphics,

Cons: SATA connector locations

Overall Review: The system was easy to install with this board (with the exception of the side mounted SATA connectors). The core unlocking utility turned my Athlon IIx3 into a 4 core (system recognizes it as a Phenom II x4, but no L3 cache). I built the system on 3/4/11 and so far so good. I will update if a problem arises, but I do not expect it. BTW, shipping from Newegg was fast, this was my first time ordering from them, and it was because they were the only ones with this board in stock, I think I am a NE customer now!