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Pros: Cheap, small form factor, light, keys feel good, good wireless range, love the fact that the top functions keys are used for volume, settings, search, etc by default. You need to press the Fn key to access the Function keys (F3, F12, etc) which I really don't use that often especially when put with a HTPC setup. Yes, this looks like a purpose built item for exactly this function since I had to use a full size wireless KB and mouse before, which was a pain for that particular setup.
Came w/o a scratch in a standard brown box. THE UNIFIED RECEIVER is ON the battery door.
All keys tested and function like they are suppose to.
Newegg rocks, fast ship even during the holiday season.
Cons: A few cons BUT at this price, you get what you pay for, and that means you don't get what you didn't pay for. Some nice to haves which are on high end model KBs:
o Back lighting - a good to have if watching movies in the dark and you need to adjust something (like pause, volume, etc).
o Better placement and accessibility of on/off switch. Hard to get to and since it is recessed, hard to actuate but it works just fine.
o BYOB (Bring your own BATTERIES).... yea BYOB too if you got it LOL. Uses 2 AA's so pull it out of one of your kids broken toys if you have to. Looking at the pics, it shows no batteries, so don't expect any and again, at this price, I can live with it.
0 If you are use to a FULL SIZE keyboard (like I am), this smaller "laptop type" mini keyboard will have you pressing wrong keys from time to time. But again, you got a smaller fully functioning keyboard for your HTPC setup
Pros: Well made. Cheaper than 1866 memory. Is registered in bios at 1600 (so you have to increase the speed manually).
Will boot at 2133 BUT... see cons.
Cons: Fails stress test at 2133. Bought 4 of these packs (2 comp builds) . Maybe less than 1/2 of these operated at 2133 (3 chips/8). And those 3 did not complete an exhaustive test (I kind of only let it do a couple passes). The full tests came back good at 1866 for all chips.
Other Thoughts: Well, this memory WAS cheaper than 1866 of the same type. No point in returning it. If you OC, this memory should be able to achieve speeds between 1866 and 2133.
I guess I could have done some adjustments to the xmp, but it SHOULD be able to handle stock rated speeds at whatever the default timing is.
Vulcan was a great name for this product, because I had to test one chip at a time and all I can say is "PAIN!!!!!"
Pros: With after-market cooling. OCs easily at 3.9ghz w/ 4.2 on turbo. I hear other OC w/o stock cooler but I don't recommend it.
Jeleous cus it has a better wei score than my monster PC and it costed $300 more. I guess it is time to get a better vid card (Since that is what is holding my scaore back).
The on board video for this Proc.... surprisingly good. Got a 6.8 on WEI vid scores w/o OC'ing.
Fits most AM3/AM3+ heat sinks. For the most part from what I read, AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2 use the heat sink mounting hardware.
Cons: Makes my monster machine look like a kids toy.
OOOOKKKK ... I have none.
Other Thoughts: I hate loud fans, I always tend to upgrade heat sinks. The bonus is that I can do OC'ing.READ FULL REVIEW