Date Joined: 02/17/04
Pros: 18 Terabytes
Great for backing up photos, documents, videos and hi-def videos
On/off button on the back
Overall Review: Western Digital has been the most reliable piece of hardware that I use for all of my pc experiences. There is no doubt that I trust Western Digital for all of computing needs. Purchasing the WD Elements 18 Terabyte drive was a no brainer.
Pros: This power supply is compact, modular and very efficient with my Silverstone Black Aluminum / Steel Grandia Series SST-GD08B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case. Cables are individually sleeved black. No mustard looking cables.
Overall Review: Still running this PSU well under load. Running 24/7 with no problems. Its running CPU, 1 GFX card 3 Memory sticks and a tuner adapter all with no problems
Pros: -Excellent storage capacity
-128 MB Cache
Overall Review: I've order several of these to upgrade my current 4TB drives. I'm running 2 drives in RAID 0 and the read and write speed peaked @ 150MB/s. I use this drive for gaming and storing photos and ISO files for movies. I totally recommend this drive for all gaming and storage needs.
Pros: Gets the job done with accurate readings. Requires a 9 volt battery which is not included. Comes with a zippered storage pouch.
Cons: none to report
Overall Review: Since I am new to this networking cable crimping thing, I recommend this tester for the price if you are on a budget. This also makes a great starter kit too
Pros: -Easy extension to watch TV from your HTPC through your network to anywhere in your home.
-You can access your DVR recordings
-Save money from costly cable set top box fees
Cons: 1-doesn't come with Netflix
2-depending on the speed of your network you can experience some lag with the product.
3-remote is not user friendly.
Overall Review: With this extender I save an additional $15 a month in set-top box fees. I replaced the remote with the Adesso ARC-1100 MCE Infrared Remote Control, which is much better.
Pros: Great overall quality Micro ATX motherboard. ROG gamer board and overall Asus makes the best motherboards. Quick boot with my Corsair Neutron 64gb SSD running windows 7.
Overall Review: I am using this MOBO as part of my HTPC using a SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / Steel Grandia Series SST-GD08B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case. Fitting nice and snug with plenty of room to spare.
Pros: Wireless, High quality and the highs and lows are clear and crisp. The sound clarity of the voice, music, and gaming is amplified 10 fold compared to other headphones. The microphone is very useful and can be lifted along side the headphones to be put out of the way. The USB charging cord is compact and hassle free. The wireless adapter has long range.
Cons: Longevity of the battery is suspect I had to charge it twice within the two days.
Overall Review: The voice morphing is a pretty interesting and fun to play around with if you are playing multi-player and online games.
Pros: Great all in one printer including fax. Excellent printing of quality of Photos. You can print, scan, and fax all directly from the printer without turning on your computer via the small touch screen. Make copies by feeding the paper through the top of the printer. Great use of storing paper in the tray. Printer has its own tray for photo paper by itself. Wifi enabled or use a USB for local connection to your computer.
Cons: The touch screen is not that sensitive. You really need to put force to press the touch screen in order to get the next input. Fax is a little frustrating, the only way to receive fax by pressing the answer key on the touch screen otherwise there will be a fax error.
Overall Review: This is a pretty good printer. Does everything that an office printer does and I recommend for personal use.
Pros: Has all the tools you need from a small assortment of screws, flashlight, crimping and soldering tool. This is exactly what any PC builder would want.
Cons: Some of the tools don't stay locked in place especially if you don't know which side is facing down or up.
Overall Review: I recommend this for anyone looking to purchase affordable array of tools for PC building. This set is two thumbs up.
4-Great for Backup
5-Wonderful for Laptops
6-USB 3.0 and 2.0 compatibility
7-2 Terabytes of space
Cons: Minimal Software
USB 3.0 cable is short
Overall Review: Western Digital hard drives are the most reliable drives that I have ever used. I never had a problem with them. Works well with Windows Media HTPC as a DVR drive.
Pros: Fits in any size case. Quiet and fan can be controlled through EVGA's Precision software. Great for Physxs or stand alone card.
Cons: Not SLI compatible
Overall Review: Great video card for the price for a budget pc that won't break the bank. I recommend that you purchase this card for your next project whether its a high end PC or HTPC.
Pros: Plug and play, no drivers needed and comes with a IR receiver and a USB extender; up to 30 feet. You can put your HTPC in sleep mode and wake up with the remote; without shutting down your PC. You can use the OK button for last channel you were on. Mouse control on the remote itself is very useful. I definitely recommend this remote.
Cons: Remote doesn't self illuminate in dark areas
Pros: Clean, bright crisp colors, 120Mhz. Great for gaming. Nvidia 3D vision ready. Adjustable stand and tilt capabilities. Comes with a rear headphone stand, USB ports and audio jack, multiple inputs like HDMI and digital VGA input.
Overall Review: I upgraded from a Dell FP24inch 60 hertz monitor which lasted me about 6 years. Worth the upgrade and $ I spent for this monitor. If I had more room and $ I would purchase 2 more for NVidia surround sound
Pros: High capacity, durable, 4TB, 6.0GB SATA 3 speed, reads/writes between 150MB~185MB/s.
Overall Review: I purchased 2 of these and I am running them on RAID 0. Using these drives to store massive amounts of digital Bluray movies. I will definitely purchase more in the near future
Pros: Excellent upgrade without burning your pocket. 9-9-9-24, replacing my older Ram that was 4/ 8 GB with this set of 4/ 16 GB ram. Does the job well.
Cons: None to report.
Overall Review: Running Windows 7 64 bit, it reads all 32 gigs of ram but only 14.7 useable. I find it kind of odd.
Pros: Excellent for movies, music, pictures and games. Sata III 7200 RPM and 64MB cache
Overall Review: Replaced my 3TB drive...needed more space for movies used my 3TB drive for backup of OS and other files.
Pros: Great drive with lots of storage. 64MB cache and 3 TB storage space.
Cons: Price is still high due to the supply and demand and with whats going on in Thailand with the flood.
Overall Review: I always had WD hard drives and they have never failed on me.
Cons: Hang-time when installing windows 7. Error reports. Samsung made a piece of garbage.
Overall Review: Newegg won't let you RMA this product for refund because its still covered under manufacturers warranty
Pros: Great for physx, great for the price.
Cons: Loud fan
Pros: Wireless, programmable, great grip and touch, no lag.
Cons: Very Short battery life, under power-saving nonetheless.I need to charge this mouse everyday after intense gaming.
Overall Review: I think the short battery life must be due to the bad drivers for this mouse. I hope Logitech comes up with a solution to fix this issue because charging this mouse everyday can lead to a dead charge in the near future.
Pros: Tremendous Read/Write time boots my windows 7 ulitmate 64 bit in less than 25 seconds. Compare to vista/64/ultimate which took almost 2 minutes to boot with a 300/gb/velociraptor. Installed windows 7 in no time. I definitely recommend this Drive.
Cons: If you're broke don't buy it, otherwise nothing bad is to say about this drive
Overall Review: I'm running 2 of these in RAID 0 stripe 128K, Mega fast. here are my specs:
INTEL CORE i7-980X EXTREME EDITION GULFTOWN OVERCLOCKED TO 4.6 ghz
3-WAY SLI EVGA GTX 285 F-T-W @ 730
OBSIDIAN 800 CORSAIR FULL TOWER CASE
1200 THERMALTAKE PSU
2 TERABYTE WESTERN DIGITAL HARD-DRIVES FOR STORAGE
24" DELL FLAT PANEL WIDE SCREEN 1920 x 1200
CPU AND VGA CARDS ALL WATER COOLED WITH KOOLANCE WATERBLOCKS TRIPLE RAD AND SINGLE RAD 120mm
Pros: Excellent operating system. Load times are quicker and faster than vista. Visual aesthetics are just awesome and vibrant.
Cons: A bit of a memory hog.
It only reads 6.49 GB/ 12 GB.
Overall Review: Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz OC to 4.45 Ghz
2 x Intel SSD 160 GB in RAID 0 stripe
2 x 1 TB WD Drives
3 x SLI EVGA 285 GTX F-T-W
Thermaltake 1200 PSU
Koolance water-cooling on CPU and Graphics cards.
Pros: Great Case, Side Window, hot swappable HDD bays, tool-less design, all black interior/exterior, removable front panel for easy installation of 5.25" optical drives. One-touch button for removing side-panels. Cut-out for motherboard retention plate. Plenty of holes for cable management.
Cons: UPS SUCKS!!!!, they totally destroyed this box. I live in NY and it was shipped from New Jersey. I'm glad that the case was in great shape.
Overall Review: Asus 1366 x58 i7 920 2.66 OC to 4 Ghz
Corsair XMS3 12GB 240pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
3 way SLI EVGA 285 1GB 512-bit GTX F-T-W OC to 725, 1635, 1360 all water cooled using Koolance parts, rads and blocks and Koolance RP-1000bk pump and reservoir. Powered with a Thermaltake 1200 watt PSU.
Pros: This product has a wide range of features and selections. Sound quality is excellent. You get a full dynamic range on all aspects. From 2.1 through 7.1 the sound is crisp and clear.
The software is standard with all drivers and software extras. I'm running a 64 bit Vista Ultimate OS.
Cons: 1. Microphone port does not work it reads that microphone "unplugged" definitely a driver issue.
2. Drivers can be a bit buggy.
3. For a stand alone sound card at this price range Creative must release new drivers for the mic port to work.
Overall Review: My System:
Koolance Exos Water Cooling System (external)
Maximus Formula X38 775 socket
Intel Quad Core 2.4 GHZ Overclocked 3.2Ghz using Koolance 340 Waterblock
2 4870 DDR5 2gb Crossfire Water Cooled
3 WD Sata Hard Drives @ 500GB, 1TB and 500 GB
1000W UltraX PSU
LG Bluray optical drive/ DVDR/CDR combo Drive
Zalman G1000 Full Tower Case