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Rosewill RCR-300 5.25
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Lots of USB3 ports. It has a fan control plug (didn't use it myself, as my case already has all the controls I needed).

Cons: I bought this specifically for the CF card reader. My wife's DSLR uses those kind of flash drives. After only 3 uses, the pins were already getting bent, and it could no longer read the card. The slot itself is so shallow front-to-back that it does not allow for stable insertion of the card. So basically 15 minutes into having it installed, it was already unusable.

Did not try the other card slots, so don't know about any of them. They looked more stable than the CF slot.

With only 1 mounting screw on either side, this reader tended to spin up an down in the case. Rather unstable mounting situation.

Just really couldn't recommend this to anyone that wants to use the CF slot. If you're looking at this reader for the other features, it may be good enough for your purposes. But for me, I ended up going back to the AFT XM-37U USB 3.0 3.5” Kiosk Card Reader. It's expensive, but it's one really tough cookie that puts up with a LOT of use & abuse. A better option in my opinion.

Other Thoughts: Tried this unit because it was for a 5 1/4" slot. Didn't want to have to buy another faceplate adapter. Should have spent the money for a better unit (like the AFT mentioned above), and the adapter...

Corsair Vengeance 2100 Circumaural Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Wow! Fantastic sound! 05/08/2014

This review is from: Corsair Vengeance 2100 Circumaural Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

Pros: Beautiful sound. The ear cups are really comfortable, and cut out the majority of ambient sound. Easy to use. I downloaded the accompanying software off Corsair's site, so I'm getting simulated 7.1. Noticeable difference between just plain stereo.

Cons: When you have the dongle plugged in, your normal speakers are disabled (at least I couldn't find a way to have them both active). Set the earphones to the default sound device, and when you unplug the dongle, your regular speakers will be the fallback device. Wish they would BOTH play the sound at the same time, and I could just turn the headphones off instead of having to mess with the dongle.

Other Thoughts: Kind of heavy, but I guess when it comes to speakers and headphones, the heaver the magnets, the better the sound. Takes up 2 USB ports, one for the dongle, one for charging. If you have lots (my system has like 14), no big deal.

Rosewill NEC 4+1 Ports USB 2.0 PCIE Card Model RC-503
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Works like a champ 04/06/2011

This review is from: Rosewill NEC 4+1 Ports USB 2.0 PCIE Card Model RC-503

Pros: - Needed extra USB 2.0 ports, and this card does the trick.
- PCIEx1 interface, small form factor, fits nicely between my SLI setup.

Cons: - Getting a molex connector routed to it was "interesting", would be nice if it didn't want one. But it does allow for USB-powered devices w/o taxing the PCI bus.

Other Thoughts: - Would have LOVED to have found a card with 2 or more INTERNAL USB headers, but this one got me across the finish line.


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Display Name: Ronald P.

Date Joined: 02/20/06

  • Reviews: 13
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  • First Review: 03/30/06
  • Last Review: 09/12/16
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