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KYLE J.

KYLE J.

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Great Reliable Product

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCR240GB
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCR240GB

Pros: *Assembled in the USA *High speeds true to the manufacturer specs *Includes a 3.5" aluminum desktop adapter bracket with necessary hardware (minus the sata cable) *Feels very solid and works great *I have purchased several Mushkin SSD's from Newegg and none of them have arrived DOA, damaged, or failed me yet.

Cons: N/A

Overall Review: Mushkin is a company based in Denver, Colorado. Their products are assembled or made here in USA. I have never received a faulty drive from Mushkin, and I recommend this drive to anyone seeking a fast, affordable SSD.

10/13/2012
Most Critical Review

Flexible

Seiki SB102N 2.1 Channel Super Slim Bluetooth Sound Bar
Seiki SB102N 2.1 Channel Super Slim Bluetooth Sound Bar

Pros: This sound bar has a large amount of ways to connect to it. This bar can be used for computer sound, Tv sound, mp3 player sound, or as a radio. The bluetooth connectivity is easy to pair, simply turn on the unit, go to the bt mode, then hold the pair button down. The unit has a built in display which shows the time when it is turned off.

Cons: I can't get this unit to sound good no matter what I do. I set the EQ to flat, and flattened the bass and treble on the unit. Then I went into my sound card Equalizer UI which has 10 bands at +/-20db. And no matter what I did, I couldn't get it to produce impressive sound. When I turn the unit off, and then back on; it doesn't remember to apply my treble and bass curves. I have to turn the treble up and then back down for it to apply the filter. Maybe my unit was a lemon?

Overall Review: Seiki was going in the right direction with the flexible connection options. The huge miss was in the poorly programmed EQ options and buggy on/off eq filter. I got this as a free gift, so I can't complain too much. It does produce sound, but I would skip it and use a real receiver and speakers if you have room for it. According to the page it "full-range, dynamic sound for a truly immersive experience." That's stretching the truth a bit far, but it is better than most LED tv thin tinny sounding speakers in the field of mid range sound. The low range sound is lacking.

Great First Experience with a Gigabyte Product

GIGABYTE Eagle Radeon RX 6650 XT 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 ATX Video Card GV-R665XTEAGLE-8GD
GIGABYTE Eagle Radeon RX 6650 XT 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 ATX Video Card GV-R665XTEAGLE-8GD

Pros: Coming from a Reference 5700 XT that tended to overheat or sound like a jet plane (The last time AMD made reference blower coolers and for good reason!).The card comes well packaged and only requires one 8 pin connector. This card is pretty power efficient and doesn't tend to emit a lot of heat compared to some of my other graphics cards. It stays cool and is quiet to my ears.

Cons: - The backplate is plastic which can in some cases be bad for airflow cooling of components back there. However I did not notice any extreme heat on this card to cause any concern. The backplate is part of the air cooler support and I'm happy to report this card does not have any noticeable sag. -During the assembly of my card, it looks like a screw rubbed against and scratched a heat fin before threading in. This wouldn't cause any performance loss, but does leave an imperfection on a new product that I noticed within 5 seconds of holding the card.

Overall Review: This is my first Gigabyte graphics card. So far I'm happy with my purchase and would purchase again if I needed something that could play modern games without costing a lot of money. This is a great 1080 solution and a good 2K solution as well. This card on sale paired with a 12100F and you've got a great budget build. Buy what you'll use. It doesn't make sense to drop all your money on a top of the line GPU if you only have a 1080 monitor or 2K monitor. The leaps in power efficiency and cost savings AMD is making is crazy. If your frames are too low just use FSR that works with select games, or their AI scaling RSR which works with every game. I read in the reviews that someone was having frame jitters; I also experienced those in a beta driver. I recommend using AMD's Recommended WHQL drivers instead of their Optional/Beta drivers. If you still get the jitter, try disabling anti-lag.

11/17/2022

Cards work great

Fenvi AX1800 WiFi 6 PCIe Wireless Card,1800Mbps 802.11 ax/ac Wi-Fi6 Network Wlan,2.4Ghz/5.8Ghz,Blue-tooth 5.2,OFDMA, 2x2 MU-MiMO and WPA3,wifi6 MT7921K Inside,For Desktop Windows 10/11 64-bit
Fenvi AX1800 WiFi 6 PCIe Wireless Card,1800Mbps 802.11 ax/ac Wi-Fi6 Network Wlan,2.4Ghz/5.8Ghz,Blue-tooth 5.2,OFDMA, 2x2 MU-MiMO and WPA3,wifi6 MT7921K Inside,For Desktop Windows 10/11 64-bit

Pros: -Cards came nicely packaged in a box. -Cards ran at advertised speeds comparable to my intel AX Nic's -full and small form factor brackets included

Cons: - The driver must be installed from Fenvi. Windows will not plug and play the card, so if it's a new install of windows make sure you have a usb flash drive or something so you can get the drivers loaded.

Overall Review: I would purchase this product again. I purchased 2 and only had a problem with 1 until I updated the driver from the manufacturer's website.

Easy to build with Love it!

Metallic Gear Neo Silent Mid Tower ATX Chassis, Silent Front Panel, Tempered Glass Side Panel, Skiron Fan, Black
Metallic Gear Neo Silent Mid Tower ATX Chassis, Silent Front Panel, Tempered Glass Side Panel, Skiron Fan, Black

Pros: This case is so easy to build with. Includes a dust filter for your front intake fans with plenty of room for larger video cards. The 3.5" hard drives face the front of the case so you can add/change them out without sliding the whole computer out of the desk (just pre-run the cables there in case you ever need them). Has velcro straps for cable management, plenty of included zip ties, and room for a decent size power supply without needing to remove the 3.5" hard drive tray. The front panel has what appears to be an insulating/sound absorbing material to cut down on fan noise on the inside. That's a nice touch!

Cons: I believe there is always room for improvement, so I wish the front panel connector was one solid piece. Like how NZXT does it, so you don't have to hook up the motherboard front panel connectors 1 by 1. Only one case fan, but if you replace your fans with aftermarket ones off the get go anyways, who cares?

Overall Review: I would absolutely recommend this case to anyone looking for a smooth building experience.

Love this case

AeroCool Aero One Eclipse White High-performance Mid Tower Case with Full Tempered Glass Side Panel and 4 Addressable RGB Fans
AeroCool Aero One Eclipse White High-performance Mid Tower Case with Full Tempered Glass Side Panel and 4 Addressable RGB Fans

Pros: This case has a very high end feel and look to it. There are very few sharp corners. They used metal and glass where appropriate, and plastic to keep cost and weight down on places you normally don't touch. Includes RGB controller with lots of options for those who don't have a compatible motherboard. Also allows pass through later on. Included fans are quiet. I fit a 240mm radiator on the top without issue. Looks like I wouldn't have a problem front mounting a radiator either; but my GPU would be too big if I front mounted a radiator. Yes, it fits a RX 6900 XT, just barely though (1mm clearance). Great airflow with stock fans, dropped my GPU temperatures 30 degrees and I no longer feel like I can cook an egg on my tempered glass like my old case.

Cons: Larger PSU's will require you to remove the 3.5" hard drive cages. My older 1200W Thermaltake is pretty deep so I had to retire my older 2TB WD Blacks in Raid 0. This just gave me an excuse to upgrade to NVME drives sooner. This isn't particularly a deep case.

Overall Review: I would recommend this case. I tell my wife "I really like this case" often which is something I didn't do with my past cases. There is something about feeling cold metal under your hand when you go to press the power button that most of the plastic cases don't provide. The way the metal slowly rolls off to the sides of the case to the tempered glass so you don't get the sense of sharp edges is awesome. I/O on the top is well spaced out and has clear power, hard drive, microphone, headphone and USB lights. The Reset button can be held down for 3 seconds to go to RGB controller pass through, or RGB Controller build in preset functions mode. Cycling works by pressing the reset button. You can also bypass this and set it to pass through and then move the reset connector to your motherboard if you wish. I've generally just held the power button down for 5 seconds during a hard lock though.