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StarTech USB2DVIE2 USB DVI External Dual or Multi Monitor Video Adapter
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Works great for multi diaplays 12/26/2011

This review is from: StarTech USB2DVIE2 USB DVI External Dual or Multi Monitor Video Adapter

Pros: Price isn't bad, specially for what I ended up paying for the 3 that I have. Supports multiple wide screen and stand screen aspect ratios, easy to install, even worked for my Windows XP 64 bit edition workstation.

Cons: You can DEFINATLEY tell the difference in refresh and response times on the monitors I have conencted to them compared to the response time I have my other 2 monitor connected to running off a 8800GTS. I don't use this system for gaming so it's not that big of a deal but this works great for someone wanting to add a second, thrid, or more monitors to a computer with only 1 VGA/DVI output.
When I reboot my computer, I have to reconfigure my monitor order. I have not figured out how to save the display order, and sometimes I have to re-activate the monitors through the software provided with the device. That's about the worse thing I can say about them.

Other Thoughts: I got such a good deal on the three I have that I figured I couldn't got wrong. (got them for $15 each from a local store going out of business) so I doubt anyone could find them for less than what Newegg sells them for.

I'm running a total of 5 monitors off my main workstation, 2x 20" WS LED/LCDs. 2x 21.5" WS LCDs, and 1 19" 4:3 as a control monitor for cmd prompt, nero, grabit, and other utilites. I have the 4x WS LCD's on a quad stand and it looks AMAZING!!! I love the 5 displays at once. I was shooting for just a quad setup, but ended up with a 3rd device and already had the monitor. My entire setup (mainly because I got such great deals from that local store going out of business) ended up costing about $450 including all for monitors, the stand, 3 of these devices, and 2x VESAconversion plated for the 20" LED monitors (which I bought on newegg's Black Friday sale) My 3.0GHz Core2Quad and 8GB's of DDR2 1066MHz RAM powers all 5 monitors without issue!!!!!

Western Digital Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Sata3, 64MB cache, 5 year warranty. Running as a single drive, it approches what my 2x 250GB Sata2 drives benched in RAID 0.

Cons: Mine's a bit noisy, but I'm not complaining about it. I'd like to see them go down in price a bit.

Other Thoughts: Windows 7 performance index reads 5.9 like many others have posted. The 2x 250GB RAID 0 array drives also produced 5.9. I was hoping to get a bit more speed but it's running under Sata2. I'll probably buy another and RAID them.

Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Bottom Fan
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: price, attention to detail, quality manufactured, top USB ports are nice. Comes with lots of fans. Looks like it should cost more.

Cons: cable management is a disaster without a modular PSU!! I do not like the bottom mounted power supply location. The case should open from the right hand and mount the MB upside down.

Other Thoughts: I bought an LCD front mount fan controller & temp monitor for this case thinking it would be a great addition and it does look nice, on the outside. I'm greatful the case isn't windowed. I spent about 2 hours wiring everything up, sensors, fan controllers, e-sata & dual HD's, SLI graphics on an EVGA 750i SLI. I've done tons of builds over the years and I always like to have nice cable management whether it's a windowed case or not. I just could not fine any way to manage all the additional cables from the FAN controller and the bottom mounted PSU gave to even more complications. The Antec PSU I was using had a fan that would normally be facing down on a top mount case, but it had to face up in this case. No big deal, but the bundle of cables, instead of being at the back of the case is right in front. No way to really hide them well & barely enough length to connect the 12V rail to the MB. This seems to be the trend now for cases, so get a modular PSU!


Steven H.'s Profile

Display Name: Steven H.

Date Joined: 09/05/02

  • Reviews: 25
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  • First Review: 09/18/06
  • Last Review: 12/26/11
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