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Leovigildo B.

Leovigildo B.

Joined on 01/31/05

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

SkipDr

Digital Innovations 1018300 SkipDr for DVD & CD Manual Disc Repair System
Digital Innovations 1018300 SkipDr for DVD & CD Manual Disc Repair System

Pros: - fixed several of my damaged XBOX 360 game discs - good price

Cons: - leaves a swirl pattern on discs. GameStop may not accept trade-ins on repaired discs.

Overall Review: This device fixed some pretty deep scatches on some of my game discs. It was worth every penny, and saved me from having to repurchase games that were damaged.

Most Critical Review

Ceramic thermal compound

Arctic Silver CMQ2-2.7G Céramique 2 Tri-Linear Ceramic Thermal Compound
Arctic Silver CMQ2-2.7G Céramique 2 Tri-Linear Ceramic Thermal Compound

Pros: - Keeps my CPUs cool - binds tightly - inexpensive

Cons: - Thicker and pastier than other compounds I've used before - difficult to remove once applied

Overall Review: - be careful removing your heat sink from your CPU with this compound. It binds so tightly that you could damage your CPU if you are not careful.

Not impressed

Deep Cool Dark Wind AMD - CPU Cooler with 120mm Ultra Silent Cooling Fan & Black Heatsink - For AMD CPU Socket FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2/940/939/754 89W
Deep Cool Dark Wind AMD - CPU Cooler with 120mm Ultra Silent Cooling Fan & Black Heatsink - For AMD CPU Socket FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2/940/939/754 89W

Pros: Not too expensive

Cons: Difficult to install. Only 3-pin plug instead of 4-pin, so fan speed can't be controlled by bios. So, it's full speed at all times. Slow shipping from China.

Overall Review: It's quiet if you connect it to a fan speed controller, but that's an extra expense.

Ripsaws

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

Pros: - Fast, reliable RAM - inexpensive - looks cool - overclocks well

Cons: - none

Overall Review: I've been using GSkill RAM in multiple builds for several years now with no issues. Best bang for your buck in my opinion.

NZXT White Case

NZXT Source 210 S210-002 White w/Black Front Trim “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
NZXT Source 210 S210-002 White w/Black Front Trim “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: - White case looks cool, clean and simple - Lots of space inside for components - Good quality construction - Inexpensive

Cons: - No USB 3.0 front ports - Case is much larger than I expected

Overall Review: - I planned to use this case for a media PC, but it's not compact enough. I replaced my old desktop PC case with this one instead.

Software compatibility issues

Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B LightScribe Support
Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B LightScribe Support

Pros: It seems to burn read and burn discs fast.

Cons: I was getting errors in Nero until I installed latest LightScribe drivers. Writing is slow and inconsistent with DVDFab. I had zero issues with my old Liteon DVD burner -- it's still going string after over 2 years.

Overall Review: I won't buy this drive again. My next one will be another Liteon.

12/23/2009