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Derek C.

Derek C.

Joined on 10/03/11

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Most Favorable Review

Love it

MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: This is a great card. It is fast and extremely quiet.

Cons: So far I have no cons for this card. It has fully lived up to my expectations

Overall Review: This card replaced an older EVGA 9800GT. While I am and EVGA fan with the price that this MSI was on sale for i figured i would give it a shot and I am blown away by the product that i received. I will definitely try other MSI products in the future for my personal builds and as only time will tell I may use them for my customers builds as well. I hope that all there products are as surprising as this card and if they are they may just become one of my go to companies for myself and my customers

Most Critical Review

Meh, could be ok

SAMSUNG ML-2955DW Workgroup Up to 29 ppm in Letter Monochrome Wireless Laser Printer with Duplex
SAMSUNG ML-2955DW Workgroup Up to 29 ppm in Letter Monochrome Wireless Laser Printer with Duplex

Pros: Fast printer, decently cheap toner.

Cons: Unit failed after about a year and a half. The fuser unit failed (the part that heats up the drum). Well the temp sensor failed anyway. i was able to fix it by removing the temp sensor and hard wiring it. (i would not recommend this if you plan on printing more than 5 or 6 pages at a time, could cause a fire if it overheats.)

Overall Review: I was printing several hundred pages a week so that is more than likely the reason it failed. if this is just gonna be a lightly used home printer it will probably work fine.

False Advertising

AKRacing California Gaming Chair - Napa (AK-CALIFORNIA-NAPA)
AKRacing California Gaming Chair - Napa (AK-CALIFORNIA-NAPA)

Pros: Nice leather...

Cons: Not made for short people

Overall Review: False advertising! Bought this chair for my 4'9" wife. When i ordered it she was excited about a chair that was made for short people. She works from home for long hours and was sick of compromising on a decent chair. When we got the chair assembled and she sat in it her feet were still 4 inches off the ground! When i measured the height from floor to to of seat it was 18". This is no different than your average office chair. False Advertising! Not to,mention a small cut in the leather and the cover over the cylinder was cracked on arrival.

Does its Job

10/100Mbps Gigabit Ethernet PCI Network Adapter Realtek 8139 Chip
10/100Mbps Gigabit Ethernet PCI Network Adapter Realtek 8139 Chip

Pros: Does what it is supposed to do. Easy install.

Cons: None seen.

Overall Review: Worked fine. I bought because i thought my on board ethernet died but after install of this new card and still not having connection i found it to be a problem with my connection between my wall plug and router. But none the less the card does work although i didnt really need it. I will just hold onto it for any future problem that may arise. For 10$ was a good value.

Great Value

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: This case is very well built for the price. 7 fan bays, 5 120's and 2 120/140's. Great cable management. Clean look. Sides slide on and off with ease. Not difficult to line up to reinstall like some "Value" cases.

Cons: Case came with 9 standoffs which is good but only came with 4 screws to use in the standoffs. My mobo uses 6 screws some use 9. Why it only came with 4 I am not sure. I am glad i had some extras from previous builds laying around. Also the lack of quick releases for the HDD and Optical drives is lacking but not a huge deal.

Overall Review: Great case for the price would buy again for a simple build. Will support many fans for cooling and can have a clean look when opened up.

12/28/2013

Looks Good, Works Great

Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower Computer Case with All-Black Interior and Windowed Side Panel
Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower Computer Case with All-Black Interior and Windowed Side Panel

Pros: This case looks great. The clear side panel lets you see all your inner workings, and lets you know if there are any problems with a quick glance. The number of fan slots are great and cooling is not a problem.

Cons: I have an Asus micro ATX mobo installed and I cant use a standard 120mm fan for the top 2 fan slots because my cpu fan and ram slots are way to close to top of case. A slimline fan might work being only 15mm thick instead of the standard 25mm but im not sure. Also im not sure how a standard atx mobo will fit. with a standard atx it might not even be a problem.

Overall Review: Overall great case and will be fine for the majority of mid-level builds.