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Mass Effect 3 PC Game
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5 out of 5 eggs Great game 04/01/2012

This review is from: Mass Effect 3 PC Game

Pros: Awesome game, better graphics than 1 and 2, great story, decisions affect gameplay more than the other 2 games. Amazing series.

Cons: You have to connect to origin to play this game, but it's not really a big deal. If you care about that you can find patches so that you don't have to.

Other Thoughts: Loved the other 2, too.

HT | OMEGA CLARO II 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
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5 out of 5 eggs Best Soundcard I've owned so far 03/28/2012

This review is from: HT | OMEGA CLARO II 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

Pros: This is the best soundcard I've owned. I have an ASUS ROG Crosshair IV mobo with an onboard X-Fi, I've come to the conclusion that all onboard audio is garbage, even the "high end" stuff. I've also owned 2 X-Fi's and an Audigy 2 ZS(back in the day), and this card is much better than any of them.

Music sounds a lot clearer, bass is definitely present but not dominating like it was on the X-Fi with crystalizer on. I hear bass on my headphones in songs that I didn't hear it in before. I have yet to try it with movies/bluray, will probably post another review when I do.

Cons: There are no color codes on the analog 3.5" jacks, so if you're used to just being able to match the color coded 3.5" jacks from your speakers, you won't be able to do that. I had to climb under my desk and look at the labels from the back of my subwoofer. Also, they get 5.1 wrong, it's technically rear left and right, but for some reason they call the back speakers middle left and right (which are 7.1 speakers).

Drivers off the web do not work at all, it asks me to plug in the card, when it's already plugged in. This is probably a bug that will hopefully be fixed soon. Thankfully the drivers on the CD work great. Usually I just throw out the drivers on the CD in favor of the more updated ones online, but not this time I guess.

Other Thoughts: My speakers: Klipsch Promedia Ultra 5.1 500W.
I will never buy another Creative soundcard again, they have all had ungodly crackling of death, and they have some of the worst drivers on the planet.

You will probably need to customize the EQ settings to find one that's useful, I listen to mostly metal and I ended up using the soft rock EQ setting with the highest 2 bands dropped down a bit, to take some of the harshness off.

DeLonghi BCO264B Cafe Nero Combination Coffee and Espresso Machine
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4 out of 5 eggs Decent Machine 02/01/2012

This review is from: DeLonghi BCO264B Cafe Nero Combination Coffee and Espresso Machine

Pros: Easy to use, makes decent coffee and espresso, mostly well designed.

Cons: Clearance between the basket that holds the filter and the machine itself could have been a little better, there is a screw that will scrape the machine every time you swing the basket that holds the filter back into the machine. Also clearance between the coffee pot and the basket could be better, the coffee pot scrapes the bottom of the basket every time you put it back.

The handle of the coffee pot feels a bit flimsy, like it might fall off.


Nathaniel O.'s Profile

Display Name: Nathaniel O.

Date Joined: 06/24/03

  • Reviews: 24
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  • First Review: 06/03/04
  • Last Review: 04/01/12
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