Date Joined: 01/24/11
Pros: Great cable and I can already tell that it has that kind of rubber that will hold up well. I move this thing around constantly and there are still no soft spots. Looks like I got a really nice cable.
Cons: I just want something to be wrong, so I'll go with too much copper. Yup. This cable has way too much copper for my liking.
Overall Review: I'm glad it doesn't have that cheapo-depot thin rubber coating. That stuff twists in like a month, then you've got this jacked looking cable that won't wrap up nicely.
Pros: It's low profile and keeps quiet, of course. A smart person may take advantage of the fact that this is one of the biggest heatsinks you can get for a low profile video card. Fast little card and keeps up with all the old video games, which is exactly what I wanted.
I don't think that the average guy can appreciate the power coming from this card compared to cards we were drooling over in 2002. It's wonderful to be able to share that at such a low cost.
Overall Review: I mod all of my electronics to save them. This card only took a minute to modify to make last for years. The thing that turns people off is the very reason people should be buying this card.
Pros: Works great, sounds great. Has every screw hole for every situation. Tee-Hee. Seems to do great with dual-layers at reasonable speeds.
Cons: None yet!
Overall Review: Will see how it holds up over time. I'll be back to update my review if it makes a liar out of me.
Pros: Seems to be holding up well and is really a nice little set. The mouse takes two batteries but only needs one to operate. That's really handy in a pinch. Bought it mainly for volume buttons, but I really like all of the extra functions. I would have been happy with just volume, but this keyboard really saves a lot of clicking time.
Cons: None at all.
Overall Review: Be smart and get a USB extension for any wireless USB devices. It will minimize your interference from your hard drive, fans, etc. 99% of the time, and this is the reason for poor signal and poor battery life.
Pros: Great cable. The quality is wonderful and it doesn't seem to pick up interference. Definitely meets/exceeds OEM requirements.
Overall Review: If I were constantly moving this cable around, I would recommend getting something a little more durable. I move stuff around about once a month and this cable isn't soft or anything yet.
Pros: Durable, easy to clean, and does it's job.
Cons: None. This cable will work beautifully for 99% of the population.
Overall Review: The other 1% would be the people who leave their cables in walkways.
A little something around that bare metal would be nice. Hot glue and medical tape was my personal choice, but that was just because I knew my little sister would be using it and she's 9...
Pros: I FREAKING LOVE THIS STUFF! I don't think that most human beings comprehend how ridiculously amazing this stuff really is! The heat dissipation is amazing. It has helped me double the life of almost every electronic I own.
Cons: Leaves a mess if you get it on your hands, and I personally use a "pure" solvent when I do accidentally get some on me. Isopropyl alcohol just doesn't cut it sometimes, but it's not harmful. Please note that most solvents are directly linked to neurological disorders, so it's best to just avoid the problem in the first place and follow these guidelines:
WEAR GLOVES! BE CAREFUL! KEEP PATIENT!
Overall Review: Without this, my life would be incomplete. I'm not even joking.
Pros: Size, compatibility, speed and the antenna is pretty decent as well. What more can I say about a wireless card? No skips in LAN games, and I didn't even intend to run any. No packet loss in an area with a medium-low level interference.
Cons: Makes my computer monitor kind of look like an alien when you're hallucinating from heavy metal poisoning. Other than that, I'm very pleased.
Overall Review: The extended antenna really helps minimize interference, especially from the computer itself.
Pros: Looks ba'as and I can barely hear it! This thing running at 100% is more quiet than the fans I use to cool my 3.6GHz OC Phenom 960 machine at all idle. I just keep this fan at 100% since it's so quiet and keeps on the heat so well. The cpu never gets above 32*C under a full load, and at these speeds, the amount of air coming from the cold CPU heatsink cools the rest of the computer. It's also extremely low profile and will work in MicroATX desktop builds!
CPU: Athlon II X2 Regor 250 OEM 3.0GHz 65W
Cons: Too shiny. It's so spinny-shiny! Seriously though, what could you complain about?
Overall Review: I wouldn't recommend pairing this with RAM with a rediculously huge heatsink. I did manage to fit it closely with GSKILL Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH RAM, so you make the call. For those too rushed to look, that's high performance, extreme-timing gaming RAM. That means this heatsink will work with a board with any ram without a heat-spreader with fins on top, even in a tight fit.
Pros: Durable and stylish. What more can I say? I love the way everything is setup and it holds up really well. The power supply is a good, reliable one. It's not every day that you get a case with a reliable power supply. Being a small case, this is REALLY nice. In fact, the included PSU performs dramatically better than most other mini supplies I've gotten to play with.
Cons: My Maine_Coon doesn't fit in it with the side panel on. He's got a fat head though, so this is understood.
Overall Review: These make fantastic media center computers because of their size and wonderful ventilation. They fit right into most TV consoles and look more stylish than most other big brand's case styles. In an office, these make the place look really sharp, with a nice aggressive modern touch, but not too aggressive. This is more important than you'd think.
Pros: Everything. This processor keeps up wonderfully and runs very smoothly. For the price, it's just awesome. I remember feeling cocky with my 3.6GHz Pentium 4 HT. With this CPU, I feel a spark of jealousy every time I build a computer for someone who barely knows what they're doing because they get so much more power than I could have dreamed of having. Especially not at this price. It even never gets over 32*C paired with a Zalman CNPS 7500.
Cons: Won't fold my laundry. However, that's only because I don't have any software or robotics to achieve this. I'm positive that if I has those resources, this processor would be fully capable of folding my laundry and lots more.
Overall Review: Just for fun, I did an old fashioned OC for fun. (I have since then returned all settings to stock and not only do not recommend OC'ing, but should mention that it voids your warranty.) I was able to achieve a stable environment at up to a 29.6% increase. Anyone complaining about this CPU is just a Debbie Downer, a Negative Nancy!!!
I wonder if NASA's best computers had anywhere near this processing power in 1998.
Pros: Wow! This little board is just wonderful! It's wonderful compact design has no hardware clashes (both physically and virtually) and the BIOS features are a huge plus. With core unlock and NB AND HT controls on a MICRO ATX, how can you possibly go wrong?!?! This is a fantastic board for anyone looking to do anything from a powerful office computer to a wonderful stock gamer. (This board supports up to 95W CPUs, so the Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz 95W paired with a Zalman cooler is a perfect MicroATX gaming solution.)
Cons: None...if you know what you're doing ;)
Overall Review: My personal choice was a Athlon II X2 250 Regor OEM 65W, and for my needs, this cpu exceeded my expectations. Was able to achieve a 29% overclock, but that was just for fun to test this board. It made me jump around like a little girl when I didn't have to even add voltage for the first 20%. I almost forgot this was a MircoATX board for a minute...
The price of this board alone is fantastic for everything you're getting; with Newegg's awesome service, it makes it a STEAL! Thanks again, Newegg, you've made my day!