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Pioneer SP-BS41-LR 2 CH Bookshelf Loudspeakers Pair
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5 out of 5 eggs Perfect PC Speakers 02/25/2014

This review is from: Pioneer SP-BS41-LR 2 CH Bookshelf Loudspeakers Pair

Pros: -Well constructed
-Decent looks
-Most importantly, good sound

Cons: -Didn't include rubber feet, but I supplied my own.
-They're kinda large, but you do need a certain enclosure dynamic to make any particular speaker sound good.

Other Thoughts: These work great as my main computer speakers. I use an older Denon AVR-60 to drive them, and a Creative EMU 0202 external sound device, as well as an old powered sub under my desk.

I find I need to boost the treble on the amp to push the highs through, but this could be a combination of many things unrelated to the speakers.

AZZA Toledo 301 (CSAZ-301) Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Looks nice
Giant fan in side*
Plenty of room inside
Quality construction

Cons: Vent holes for side fan are inadequate, almost making the side fan useless. I modified the side panel where I cut out for the fan and used a subwoofer grille with much larger holes as a fan guard. The difference in air flow is night and day.

Other Thoughts: It's a solid case for the price. I like AZZA products, they're a tier above the quality of your average case in the price range.

Rosewill RSV-SATA-Cage-34 - Hard Disk Drives - Black, 3 x 5.25
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Looks nice, none of that silvery paint that other brands like to use
Quiet, effective fan
Inexpensive but not "cheap"
Comes with long SATA cables with clips

Cons: LEDs don't indicate much

Other Thoughts: The fan just whispers and pulls enough air to cool the drives. I'm not sure if it's ball or sleeve as I couldn't find anything via the model number. I installed two SSDs, a VelociRaptor and a 1TB 3.5" HDD, all without a hitch.

However, the activity LEDs don't make any sense. First, all LEDs stay on unless activity occurs, which is opposite of normal. The one for the Samsung 830 SSD never blinks, the one for the LiteOn SSD seems to go out when activity occurs *most* of the time, and the ones for the HDDs make the most sense but still don't blink every time the mobo's IO activity light flashes.

I deducted an egg for the LED weirdness, as one reason I bought this was for individual drive activity lights.


Cevyn M.'s Profile

Display Name: Cevyn M.

Date Joined: 07/13/01

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  • First Review: 08/26/06
  • Last Review: 02/25/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 4 out of 5 eggs
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