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Mr. P.

Mr. P.

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Most Favorable Review

Fits with some tweakin

ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: Keeps the cpu crusing at 30c...It'll jump to 36-37 and pop back down to 30c like nothing. It's 86f in my home so I know this baby is keeping heat under control. My CPU is even cooler than the mobo (32c).

Cons: Design is not very friendly to higher end mobos with alot going on around the CPU. But it can be done!!!

Overall Review: If you have a mobo with a lot of capcitors and stuff around the CPU housing and the memory slots are near by you are going to have to get creative to get it to mount. For me, I had to turn the top plastic mount backwards, hook on the main retention clip first then screw the two plastic pieces together. Then I had to fish the clip through the sink and put the little clip on backward, facing into the fan so as to not hit the memory. I had to bend the "L" shaped clip just a tad so it would clear the fan. But in the end, it's secure and working like a charm. A lot of people give up on this fan due to clearance issues. I was almost one of them...But hey, sometimes instructions just get in the way of something working right.

11/17/2008
Most Critical Review

BUYER BEWARE

EVGA GeForce 7800GS 256MB GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card 256-A8-N506-AX
EVGA GeForce 7800GS 256MB GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card 256-A8-N506-AX

Pros: Best AGP card out there...*IF* it works. Got here TWO days after ordering, DANG!

Cons: Folks, there seems to be a known issue with these cards. On Evga's website there is a 26 page thread on their message board with hundreds of posts complaining about these cards (check for your self). Evga even acknowledged it. No one knows what the issue is and this seems to have been going on since February. Also I've noticed complaints around the net. No one can agree if the problem is... Power Supply? BIOS? Architecture? One thing's for sure, a lot of these cards are bad. Wish I would have read else where than just the reviews here when deciding to buy it (thats what they tell you to do). My card lasted a few days then biffed it. Yeah, I know some of you got good working cards. I'm speaking for the tons of people that didn't and to have those thinking of buying it to do their homework.

Overall Review: I've been a loyal Newegg customer for years. This was my first time experiencing the return process...One word, Painless. Newegg ROCKS! They took good care of me and will always have my business! Class act all the way. Why buy any where else? ***** for Newegg!

Buy more than one

DOLICA LCDPRO30 LCD Screen Protector for 3.0" Screen w/ LCD cleaning cloth
DOLICA LCDPRO30 LCD Screen Protector for 3.0" Screen w/ LCD cleaning cloth

Pros: Does it what supposed to. Protects your investment and is as clear as can be. Glad I got it.

Cons: First off, you only get one per pack. Nice of them to include a cleaning cloth and piece of card board but I think it would be better to include say three protectors for a few dollars more? These are VERY easy to screw up and ruin if you are not careful. Took all three that I got to do it right. First one, peeled the film position the camera...Sneezed, wiped my nose and noticed a spec of dust had attached it self to the newly peeled surface. Trash. Second one, peeled film and aligned it. Drops on very nicely, like magic it adheres to the display. Woops, a tad off center. No problem, dug up a corner with my finger nail....And the crud under my nail adhered to the underside of that corner! GRRRRRRRRRR! So I cut all my nails back, washed my hands again, dried and put on some baby powder...and made sure to blow my nose before all that (got a cold). Finally, the thrid time was a charm. Dropped on nicely and looks professional. Stoked!

Overall Review: So there you have it, buy more than one and some other stuff to justify the rediculouse shipping costs for small purchases. As a side note, there are TWO pieces of protecterant film on this product with colored tabs. The red tab is pulled first with that side being the one that sticks to the screen...The blue tab is for when you are done, and is attached to a separate film that will peel off like the first one. I found it odd that in other reviews people were complaining about this "glue" from the blue tab. It's apparant they pulled the tab off the second film and not the film from the final product. Which I experimented with on one of the fails and yep, if you pull the blue tab off instead of the whole film you will see glue there. And its not hard to pull the blue tab off without the film so be aware of that.

12/31/2008

Almost Perfect

Creative 70SB073A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Creative 70SB073A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer

Pros: The sound is really nice, I also like the control console. Price isn't bad either.

Cons: If you plan on playing lotro, get ready for a let down. The drivers for the sound card will cause BSODs when certain sound events happen. Seems to be a known issue at Turbine. Can't really blame Creative for this as every other game I've played has worked flawlessly. (Crysis, WAR, L4D, Farcry2. All maxed) But it would be nice if they would assist Turbine to resolve this silly issue. Lost an egg for that. Just look up ha20x2k.sys....and you'll see for your self.

Overall Review: My Specs. Asus Rampage Formula (non-oc) E8500 GTX 260 2Gigs G-Skill 850 PCP&C Xgamer

12/15/2008

What was I waiting for?

Canon PIXMA iP4500 2171B002 Up to 31 ppm Black Print Speed 9600 x 2400 dpi Color Print Quality InkJet Photo Color Printer
Canon PIXMA iP4500 2171B002 Up to 31 ppm Black Print Speed 9600 x 2400 dpi Color Print Quality InkJet Photo Color Printer

Pros: This was an upgrade from an old hp720 that was over 6 years old. DANG! My wife was about to choke me out for making her suffer with our old slow HP. (I still LOVE HP btw) I like the dual tray feed option. It prints very fast. I've not used photo paper yet but what I've printed on stock paper looks amazing. Included software is acutally quite useful, I was surprised.

Cons: Setup takes a bit longer than I would like. It seems to think..and think...and think when first getting installed and auto-calibration takes some time. But I'm just picking nits at this point.

Overall Review: My HP was still working when I got this. I hope I get the same lifespan. But sheesh, for the price of 2 sets of ink you can buy a brandnew printer so I guess I can't complain if it bites the dust after a couple years.

11/20/2008

Works great

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G

Pros: Does its job GREAT.

Cons: Such a small ammount for the price.

Overall Review: The manufacturer could be a bit more generous with the ammount given for the price. Most DIYers tend to take things apart more than once. You'll get about 3-4 CPU application out of this tube. Do your self a favor and buy the thermal compound remover and surface preper along with this. Otherwise good luck trying to clean this stuff off.

11/20/2008