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CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD - PFC Sinewave UPS Systems - Pure Sine Wave | 100% Active PFC Compatible with USB Charging Ports
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -Flawless, instant transfer from wall power to battery
-Over- and under-voltage protection is good for places where the lights sometimes dim for no reason
-PFC compatibility is very important
-Works as a noise filter for your clean power needs
-PowerPanel tool ensures that your computer will properly shut down even if you're not there
-Can run anything you want off of it (except heaters!) such as cell phones and lamps when the power goes out
-Surprisingly small and good-looking

I've had it for a year, now, and as a person that previously lost a gargantuan gaming rig (almost $4,000 USD) to brownouts and outages while living in an apartment, this thing is a must. It has enough juice to run some of the beefiest rigs for long enough to kindly shut them down, and during the two power outages I've had in the last year, I actually was completely unaware the power was gone at first.

Well, I shut off the alarm, so that bit is my own fault.

This unit will sit silently until needed, with only a soft white LED on the power button to tell you it's operational. In the event of a power outage it will beep at you and the screen will come on to let you know how much power is available, and how much time you have at the current level of use. The USB's on the front are extremely convenient for keeping a cell phone going when you really need it, and the unit will happily power a basic LED lamp for many hours.

It is a cheap and efficient measure to take to ensure the long life of your computer or other equipment, and serves as an emergency backup for things you may not think of until it's too late.

I test mine once monthly, and drain the battery a bit to see how fast it drops. No problems yet.

Cons: -Heavy (well, it's a battery...)
-The spacing of the plugs could be just a little bit wider

Other Thoughts: Carefully check how much wattage you need, and how many plugs you have to connect, before selecting a UPS. I have a 1000 watt power supply, but the components in this computer have never drawn more than about 700 watts. This 900w UPS is overkill for me by just a bit, but I prefer to call it a safety margin. You really shouldn't ever connect a power strip or surge protector to this unit, or between this unit and the wall.

LG W3000H-Bn Black 30
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: 30", 2560x1600, extremely low response time for size and resolution, beautiful colors once it gets calibrated. Turns on and off quickly. It has no annoying menus to shuffle through to fix things; there are a series of easy little touch-buttons along the bottom that do everything I need.

Once you get something of this quality, you cannot go back to anything lesser. This monitor made me an LG fanboy overnight.

I bought mine in early 2009 and it's still running strong.

Cons: Slight ghosting, especially if blur settings are enabled in a game. Otherwise, nada.

If you don't like V-sync, this isn't for you.

You need a whole, entire metric ton of graphical processing power to run games on this thing.

Folks, 2560x1600 = 4,096,000 pixels.
Standard 1080p = 3,072,000.
That's a wee bit different.

Other Thoughts: I can't stand making anything that isn't a game or movie fullscreen on this thing. It seems like such a waste of space, with the fact that I can easily fit four or five useful webpages onscreen at once.

Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Digital Speaker System
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs They still rock as hard as Day One. 09/21/2013

This review is from: Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Digital Speaker System

Pros: I got a set of these from Newegg around, say, almost six years ago. I do NOT play nice with them, and I have yet to manage to blow any of them out. If you can find these anywhere for purchase you're likely to be ripped off price-wise, as they've become something of a collector-curio item. They're worth it over any other Logitech speakers to date, among many other "good" brand of speakers..

Cons: The LED display's backlight on the control center went out a few years ago. I don't really mind. I've gotten used to it, and haven't bothered to replace it due to the problem being a common one. It would happen again, I'm sure. Still worth every penny.

Other Thoughts: If I were to 'upgrade' from this set, I would settle for no less than a 5.1 Klipsch set-up.


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Display Name: Andrew R.

Date Joined: 02/28/08

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  • First Review: 05/19/09
  • Last Review: 11/22/16
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