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SYBA CL-PCI20114 18
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Well built, fits perfectly at both ends, delivers speeds as expected for USB 3.0

Cons: Ummm.... It isn't black?

Other Thoughts: Everything in my case is black, but this is blue. I don't have a window, so I could really care less. That's why no eggs were actually deducted. I don't consider a touch of OCD to be reason enough to smash eggs.

I have a Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 in an Antec Three Hundred Two case. The case's front port assembly was junk, and the replacement from Antec was also junk (literally). I bought this so I could at least utilize all four USB 3.0 ports that my motherboard supports.

Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded 2 x USB 3.0
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Looks great, plenty of internal HDD slots, decent cable management, SSD provisions (see cons), has 2 fans with room for several more, filters for front fans and PS fan. water cooling provisions (I prefer air cooling, but it's nice to have the option), screw-less drive install.

Cons: There is no way to install SSDs screw-less. SSD removal requires either laying the case on it's side to access the bottom, or removal of the motherboard (depending on your chosen mounting location).

minus 1 egg

The front USB 3.0 ports are poorly made, and DO NOT support USB 3.0. I connected the cable to my Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 USB 3.0 port. Any drives plugged into either port would simply disappear within a few minutes of plugin. I contacted Antec on Apr 29, and they instructed me to create a ticket on the website. The representative asked for my name so he could expedite the process for me. I created the ticket, and quickly received a reply stating that a new front port assembly would be shipped.

I received a second email May 10, stating it would take a month for them to obtain a replacement port assembly. I called them to complain, and was eventually informed that they would have the part the following week. I just received the new port assembly today, May 22.

It took about 45 minutes to install the part, only to find that it was bad as well. I then dismantled the old assembly to see if I could fix it. Once I opened up the connector end, I realized there was no fixing it. It was just a big tangle of wires and solder, with a gob of silicone to hold it all in place. Lightly tugging on the wires resulted in several slipping right out of the silicone.

minus 1 egg for each defective port assembly

Once I saw this, I just connected the USB 2.0/1.1 plug to my motherboard's 2.0/1.1 port instead.

Other Thoughts: If you want a nice case with front USB 2.0, and don't plan on utilizing SSDs, this case is a 5-egg. I bought this specifically for front USB 3.0 and SSD mounting in a nice, plain case. Antec dropped the ball with the SSD provisions, and then kicked it out of sight with the poorly made front port assembly.

Link Depot HDMI-DVI-5 16 ft. Black HDMI® to DVI HDMI® to DVI Cable
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Perfect length for my needs. I expected some signal loss due to the length, but I have not noticed any.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I used this to connect my 3 year old Samsung 58" plasma to an EVGA GTX570 SC. This was done primarily for playing PS2 games on the TV via PCSX2. I do own a PS2 and PS2 capable PS3, but I needed controller function remapping capability for one specific game - Final Fantasy 12. This is the only single-player FF game I have not completed, due to the backwards camera controls. The picture quality on the TV is just as good as that on the monitor, and I'm also getting proper Pro Logic surround from the PC to my home theater using this cable. I'm so happy with this that I might just play all my PC games on the big screen from now on.


Wayne P.'s Profile

Display Name: Wayne P.

Date Joined: 01/28/05

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 09/04/06
  • Last Review: 06/07/13
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