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Loaded Gear HD-100 Hard Case
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggs Infoz 11/04/2012

This review is from: Loaded Gear HD-100 Hard Case

Pros: There's a thing called the internet where one can look up information about products

Cons: Newegg didn't provide the information.

I don't own this case, and can't compare it to others such as as Pelican cases.

Other Thoughts: Model # BH11856
Weight 1.25 lbs
Included Accessories Cubed foam, removable top and bottom foam
Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty
Outer Size 8.3" x 3.5" x 6.6"
Inner Size 7.30" x 2.95" x 4.83"
Case Material Polypropylene
Padding Material Open-cell pre-perforated cubed foam and egg crate foam padding
Working Temperature -10°F ~ 210 °F
Lockable Fittings Two molded in lock holes that accept shackle diameter up to 5mm
Watertight Seal Yes
Crushproof Yes

SUPERMICRO SYS-7037A-I Mid-Tower Server Barebone Dual LGA 2011 Intel C602 DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Minimal. Doesn't come with heatsinks! 11/03/2012

This review is from: SUPERMICRO SYS-7037A-I Mid-Tower Server Barebone Dual LGA 2011 Intel C602 DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800

Pros: Relatively compact, relatively clean internal configuration, high quality motherboard and power supply, good selection of front ports.

Cons: This case is very minimal. not cheap, just very, very basic. The hard drive mounting is very primitive, and there are absolutely no frills like mounting for 2.5" hard drives, etc. The included cable management accessories are nice, but that's it. Since none of the CPUs designed for this barebones come with included heatsinks you'd better add at least an additional $60 or so to get proper heatsinks.

N82E16816101683 is the Supermicro specified part, listed under "optional accessories" At time of review this adds an additional $90 to this barebones.

Other Thoughts: While the photos on NewEgg do indicate that heatsinks aren't included the images on Supermicro's site are very misleading. Additionally I've purchased dozens of Supermicro barebones server and workstation kits and I can't remember a single one that was designed to work with server-class CPUs that didn't include the required heatsink solution. This is a bad trend!

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 for Business USB 2.0 WebCam
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Does the job 05/27/2012

This review is from: Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 for Business USB 2.0 WebCam

Pros: Pretty small, good adjustability and build quality. Reasonable picture quality for the price.

Cons: Automatically installs cr@pware. Absolutely refuses to run more than 4 at once. Running more than 2 at once is difficult

Other Thoughts: I purchased 15 of these from Newegg for a client. We were setting up an installation and needed many small, easily positioned webcams at a reasonable price that could do pretty good 720p video. These seemed like they would do very nicely. Their picture quality is fine, and their form factor and build quality is very good. They do, however automatically attempt to install a bloated and useless software suite whenever you plug them in to a computer with automatic driver updates enabled. It doesn't even give you a choice, despite the fact that Windows 7 comes with a driver included.

The software makes it very difficult to run multiple instances of this webcam on the same computer, an issue shared by many other Microsoft cams it seems from my testing.

I realize this is hardly a common application, and shouldn't dissuade most buyers, but if you do have such an application, the contemporary Logitech devices of the same price don't suffer this issue. These are more ergonomic though.


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Display Name: Aaron R.

Date Joined: 08/21/02

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  • First Review: 04/10/08
  • Last Review: 11/04/12
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