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Todd F.

Todd F.

Joined on 05/30/06

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Most Favorable Review
AMD A4-3300 - A-Series APU (CPU + GPU) Llano Dual-Core 2.5 GHz Socket FM1 65W AMD Radeon HD 6410D Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic - AD3300OJHXBOX
AMD A4-3300 - A-Series APU (CPU + GPU) Llano Dual-Core 2.5 GHz Socket FM1 65W AMD Radeon HD 6410D Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic - AD3300OJHXBOX

Pros: price & speed. before overclock it could run Skyrim on high graphics w/ a slight drop in framerate. Now I've maxxed it out at 3GHz & see no drop.

Cons: none

Overall Review: also comes w/ the heat sink & fan. I didn't see that when i placed my order, so I have an extra. No biggie. mobo - BIOSTAR TA75M, RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)

Most Critical Review

Loud Fan, No Rebate

XION HTPC Series XON-810PCB-BK Micro ATX / Mini ITX Slim Desktop HTPC Case W/ 450W Power Supply
XION HTPC Series XON-810PCB-BK Micro ATX / Mini ITX Slim Desktop HTPC Case W/ 450W Power Supply

Pros: Size. Came with a PS, keyboard and mouse.

Cons: PS fan is loud - it's difficult to replace with a quieter model. I like the size, but the look isn't my favorite either. I thought it was a good deal with the rebate, But it's been 6 months and I still haven't gotten it. I emailed them, and they asked for all my info all over again. The experience could have been better.

Overall Review: If you're looking at this case, I recommend a different one altogether. It's better looking, includes a lower wattage power supply (300W), but the case fan on it (which is also loud) is very easy to replace with a $3 or $5 quiet fan. All low power, so the heat shouldn't be a problem. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147098

12/24/2012

OK

Gear Head UH4200T 4-port USB Hub
Gear Head UH4200T 4-port USB Hub

Pros: Unit looks nice and will function: see cons.

Cons: Not sure if my unit is defective, but it will only work if I plug in the usb cable slightly. I'm talking about the cable going from the hub back to the PC on the hub side of the plug. If I plug it in all the way, the hub will provide power to whatever I plug in, but there's no connectivity. I'm disapointed in it, but it seems that others have had better luck with their units.

Overall Review: I'm just realizing now that I haven't tried a different cable, so it's possible that the cable is the only issue. Regardless, I'm having issues with the unit as provided.

Meh

20pcs Whiskey Whisky Stone Rocks Scotch Soapstone Ice Cube Glacier Cold Bulk Wine for Bar, Home - with 2 Carring Bag Case Pouch
20pcs Whiskey Whisky Stone Rocks Scotch Soapstone Ice Cube Glacier Cold Bulk Wine for Bar, Home - with 2 Carring Bag Case Pouch

Pros: Nifty?

Cons: Doesn't cool my beverage.

Overall Review: Just use an ice cube, don't bother trying to be fancy with cold rocks in your beverage.

Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 100GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-2VTX100G
Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 100GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-2VTX100G

Pros: Fast, Works exactly as specified

Cons: None

Overall Review: For a refurb, this has served me well

Worked for a year

Patriot Signature Series 32GB Class 4 Micro SDHC Flash Card With SD Adapter Model PSF32GMCSDHC43P
Patriot Signature Series 32GB Class 4 Micro SDHC Flash Card With SD Adapter Model PSF32GMCSDHC43P

Pros: 32GB, class 4, was relatively inexpensive, came with a microSD to SD converter and plastic case (although it was kept in my phone for a year)

Cons: I ordered 2 of these, they both became corrupted after about a year of use. No water damage, no damage of any kind except normal use. My wife's had pictures and video of our son's first 6 months, and we're sending hers to a professional to attempt recovery. Once that happened, I backed mine up, and thank goodness because it didn't take long before mine stopped working too. I can't format mine, it comes up with an error "error in ioctl call" and I've had no luck w/ recovery software. They are both un-usable at this point.