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Brian H.

Brian H.

Joined on 11/29/05

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Nearly Perfect

Logitech Harmony 880 Universal Infrared Advanced Remote Control
Logitech Harmony 880 Universal Infrared Advanced Remote Control

Pros: Controls Everything!!! I have it controlling my Hauppauge MVP, TV, DVD/VCR combo, and my Analog to Digital RCA converter box. Configured everything I wanted in about 40 minutes. Love the backlighting that activates by just moving the remote.

Cons: The remote doesn't fit/stay in my hand as well as I'd like. The finish is too smooth actually. It tends to slip out of my hands a bit. I wish the base station had a button that you could push that would cause the remote to beep for the times when you've misplaced the remote.

Overall Review: Great little remote. Got rid of 5 remotes in my living room, including a "universal" remote that wasn't so universal.

Most Critical Review

Ehhh, OK

SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / Steel Lascala Series LC10B-E ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / Steel Lascala Series LC10B-E ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: Plenty of Room for all my gear.

Cons: As this is supposed to be a HTPC case, one would hope that the built in fans would tend to be on the quiet side. Unfortunately, this was not the case. I used to get ticked at my PS3 for its noise level. But after setting this machine up, I find the PS3 to be quite quiet. I've since replaced both fans and it is acceptable now. The other issue is with the stick on DVD drive cover that isn't flush with the rest of the case.

Overall Review: Overall, ok, but for the price, I would have expected better fans.

Ehhh, ok enclosure

Rosewill RX35MV-U-BU SLV 3.5" IDE to USB 2.0 External Enclosure (Silver Aluminum & plastic)
Rosewill RX35MV-U-BU SLV 3.5" IDE to USB 2.0 External Enclosure (Silver Aluminum & plastic)

Pros: It does allow you to connect a 3.5 drive...

Cons: After running this for about an hour, I touched the drive and it was quite hot. Couldn't get the end to snap back into place after installing the HDD. Would have gotten a different one if I could do it over again.

died after 1 1/5 months of use

Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550 W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550 W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Well, it did power my system for 1 1/2 months! :)

Cons: It only powered my system for 1 1/2 months. :(

Overall Review: Awaiting Replacement. Hope it lasts longer and that the dead Power Supply didn't take any other device with it.

Good for 3 months

LOGISYS Computer PS575XBK 575W ATX12V SLI Ready   Power Supply
LOGISYS Computer PS575XBK 575W ATX12V SLI Ready Power Supply

Pros: Ran fine for 3 months

Cons: Last night, while playing BF2, my PSU blew up like a couple 9mm pistols went off inside of it. I was warned about going cheap on PSU's. I've learned my lesson.

Overall Review: I just hope it didn't take anything else down with it. I'll fine out as soon as my new PSU arrives.

Much too loud for me

Thermaltake A1926 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
Thermaltake A1926 120mm Blue LED Case Fan

Pros: Definitely moves the air.

Cons: Just built a new machine and was disappointed as to how loud it was. I assumed that it was intel's stock cpu fan. But I unplugged this case fan and that jet engine noise was gone!