Date Joined: 10/11/06
Pros: Well built
Adjustable mouse sensitivity
5 button mouse
Cons: Keyboard only uses one battery which is both good and bad. The good is that you only need one battery, the bad is that you find yourself replacing the battery more often.
Overall Review: This is me second IOGEAR keyboard and mouse combo in 8 years. IOGEAR truly makes a great product. They're durable and have great ergonomics. I'll never by another brand as long as they're still around.
Pros: Well packaged
4 SATA slots
Onboard video support on certain processors
BIOS options actually pretty robust
Cons: M.2 slot not functional or somehow incompatibly with selected SanDisk X600.
RAID utility a disaster
Overall Review: I've never purchased an ASRock product and I probably wont again. You can't simply setup a raid drive without making the entire set of all disks in raid. The M.2 slot wouldn't allow the board to POST when occupied by a SanDisk X600. The form factor and interface are congruent with the specifications of the board, but no luck. The specified capabilities of the board and the packaging are good, but it seems less capable than advertised.
Pros: Awesome tempered glass
RGB chassis fan
Hidden cable run compartment
Well built for a very reasonable price
Mostly tool less design
Will accommodate HUGE graphics cards
Removable mesh filters
Cons: Limited HDD tray
Only one chassis fan
No drive bays (if that matters to you)
Overall Review: Phenomenally good case for a very good price. Lots of available airflow, cleanable filters, fits ATX and mATX with ease. The tempered glass is truly awesome. Could use more dedicated space for traditional HDD, but ill forgive that.
Pros: Worked excellent out of the box. Adjusted profile in bios for the advertised speed and it ran stable right away.
Cool looking and heat sink is substantial
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: Cool looking and stable and got in sale, perfect!
Pros: Cool techy look (if that's your thing)
Quality look and feel
Plenty of power on tap
Cons: only 3 SATA power connectors. That might be standard on most PSU's though.
Overall Review: I was pleasantly surprised that the plastic wasn't cheap looking and fit poorly. Everything looks good and cable lengths are perfect in a mid-tower.
Pros: Stealth cooler exceeded expectations.
Stays nice and cool
Effortless and efficient clock up and down.
Excellent price for 6 cores.
Overall Review: excellent value for 6 cores and the stealth cooler worked way better than I thought it would compared to the spire. Looking forward to pushing the limits.
Pros: Unable to test
Cons: Unable to test
Overall Review: Unable to POST with this product installed on my new motherboard, ASRock A320M-HDV. To be fair the culprit may be the board as this drive is not listed on their QVL list, however its sister the X400 is, so I am not sure what the issue is. No amount of bios changes resulted in successful POST.
Pros: Fast processing and delivery
Came with a 9-cell instead of a 6-cell battery
Barely had a scratch and smelled brand new
Overall Review: They under-promised and over-delivered on this laptop. I was more than impressed!
Pros: Hands down the best case ever made. Ive had this case for three years and its been instrumental in keeping my components cool and clean.
Filters on all intake ports
360 cm of intake
440 cm of exhaust
Negative pressure setup ideal for cooling.
Adjustable fan speeds
Not very loud at all at full fan speed on all fans
I can actually hear my processor fan slowdown when I ramp up the fans to full power.
No a single fan or light has gone out in over three years.
Has more room than a 10 bedroom house!
Robust construction and meticulous craftsmanship.
Cons: While this model has all the fan controls external (unlike the 100, 300, 600, and 900) its still inconvenient to change the fan speed. I would have easily payed $200+ if Antec put a digital fan controller in one of the 5.25 bays with a usb jumper and a small GUI to monitor/change them.
The fan filters require taking out 24 screws to get to. This is a little axtreme. A quick release would have been a better idea, but again, more of a laziness issue on my part.
That is THE ONLY complaints I have with this case, and they're "im too lazy" ones.
Overall Review: I really dont see how they can improve upon this case, I have built many computers and this case is THE best ever built. The build quality, features, and price easily shatter the competition. If you are hesitant, don't be. BUY THIS CASE!!!
Pros: Attractive design. Plethora of spare parts. $1.99 after rebate. Easy to setup, but all BT devices are... Can't complain about the voice quality when it works.
Cons: There has been study after study on ergonomic design for these devices and Samsung engineers ignored every one of them. Crystal earhook so poorly designed that it wont hook to your ear at all, forget comfort, it wont wrap around your ear PERIOD. Luckily it has different rubber comfort peices that allow you to use it without the earhook, however as it gets warm the rubber softens and out comes the device.
It WILL NOT STAY CONNECTED!! I use it for communcations in games and it constantly disconnects and reconnects, and when it does that I have to halt my game and disconnect/reconnect to the chat server. This may not be entirely the devices fault. I also purchased an ASUS dongle for use with this module and it could be the source of the problem, though my roomates BT didnt seem to have any trouble.
Takes power from a dedicated receptacle, not too innovative considering all other BT's use micro USB.
Overall Review: I got swindled in by the price and wound up with a sub par product. With the massive market for these things it's amazing that Samsung isn't paying attention to user comfort and ergonomic design. This is a very uncomfortable BT device. It almost makes me want to give up gaming right now, thats how bad it is. Perhaps if i had dumbo ears and abyssal ear canals this would be comfortable... Normally have never had a problem with a Samsung product, I hold them in high regard, but I see now that when it comes to something other than outward apperance, they are aweful.
Pros: Great design, foldable and quite portable
Cons: I am disappointed about the sound quality of these headsets. I was expecting a heavy pounding bass from these large headsets (38mm driver) but they deliver a weak bass hit. Also the cord is bulky and the input connector is large as well. Lastly they are a tight fit as has been said. They fit via preloaded torsion in the headband, there is to mechanical adjustment to compensate for the tight fit, just an adjustment for height.
Overall Review: I use headphones for four or more hours a day and listen to House and Trance so I am familiar with how deep the bass should hit and what it should sound like. My stations and songs have not changed so I can say for certain that the bass quality is lacking which is surprising for such a large set.
If you want deep bass then look for the Logitech Curve headsets. Newegg no longer carries them, but even with their 30mm drivers they delivered the most powerful bass I have ever experienced in a headset, and like I said I know a thing or two about what the bass should sound like.
All that being said I guess I cant complain too much since this is a cheap item, but the Logitechs were in the same bracket and delivered better sound at a smaller size, so.......
Pros: Great quality ram, fast, overclocks like a champ and will clock accordingly when you set your mobo to manage it.
Cons: Poor Poor POOR quality fan. Bearings went out on me after only a month, and I never leave the machine on when im not using it. Not worth the shipping to claim warranty on.
Overall Review: Wanted to buy another set but price has doubled since I bought this last year, which is odd.
-1 egg for junk fan