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Damian R.

Damian R.

Joined on 09/14/04

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Most Favorable Review

Wow . . . oh WOW

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HDZ940XCGIBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HDZ940XCGIBOX

Pros: Fast. Fast! FAST!!! 4 cores! HOW can you possibly go wrong?!? I unpacked a 6GB RAR in <4 minutes. Upgrading from an olde AMD Athlon 2500+ (1.87GHz), there is *no* comparison! Also Intel was forced to cut prices when this CPU was released. There is *nothing* to dislike about this chip!

Cons: I didn't admire it long enough before I installed it and covered it with its heatsink. :)

Overall Review: AMD Phenom II X4 940 ASUS M3A78-T Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 2X2GB Kingston 800Mhz LG Blu-Ray/HD DVD player/DVD-RW Western Digital Green 1TB Antec 900 case Antec Signature 650W Bought all these parts at newegg 1 week ago, and I'm not regretting a single decision! I've put together Frankenstein computer before (1 used part from this system, 1 from that system . . . ) but had never had a big package full of NEW computer parts dropped off on my doorstep, and it was a very enjoyable experience -- the resulting system was just a bonus. :) Thanks newegg!

Most Critical Review

Great pics!!! *BUT* . . .

Kodak EasyShare M340 Blue 10.2 MP 3X Optical Zoom Digital Camera
Kodak EasyShare M340 Blue 10.2 MP 3X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

Pros: Pretty color, lovely pictures, battery life is very fair. My daughter loves it even more than I do, with all the cool sounds it makes when you turn it on and take pictures! Quality good enough for an adult, fun & easy enough to use for kids . . .

Cons: . . . but on the other hand, I purchased this computer to record video, and as I've seen on other reviews (reviews read *after* my purchase), this camera makes an obnoxious chirping sound when it records video. Sadly, the video I wanted to record was of me at karaoke. I haven't actually tried yet -- I think I may be able to sing over the darn chirping -- but because it was purchased for video, this easily knocks 2 stars off. Yes, I know if I want video I ought to purchase a video recorder, but I don't need 1920x1080 video: Just to record some basic sound with a 640x480 image, and I feel it's a reasonable expectation that the device itself wouldn't make sounds loud enough to catch on video.

Overall Review: I'd read reviews on other Kodak EasyShare cameras, and decided that I wanted one. Turns out at the last minute, the model I'd had my eye on was sold out, so I chose this one instead. Wished I'd taken just 10 minutes to read the reviews. Let that be a lesson to you! And in sooth, every time I've read glowing reviews, I've been happy with my product, which is one reason why I happily shop newegg for most of my computer electronic needs.

Sweet little bracket!

SilverStone FP55B Aluminum Front Panel 5.25" to 3.5" Drive Bay Bracket
SilverStone FP55B Aluminum Front Panel 5.25" to 3.5" Drive Bay Bracket

Pros: Looks great in a black case, not as hard to put together as other reviewers have stated.

Cons: As other reviews have mentioned, having a magnetic-tip screwdriver can be handy for the narrow spaces. I also wish the top pane of metal was on the bottom with screws there instead!!! Would have made it significantly easier to mount my Siig USB panel.

Overall Review: I decided to get these after seeing a picture of them from a customer review on another site. Glad I did!

I like it!

Rosewill RNX-N4PS IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 Router (2T3R) Up to 300Mbps Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key authentication), WPS/ Power Saving Solution/ Hardware WPA button
Rosewill RNX-N4PS IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 Router (2T3R) Up to 300Mbps Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key authentication), WPS/ Power Saving Solution/ Hardware WPA button

Pros: Looks pretty, small & lightweight (easy to find a place to put it), great speeds. My room is 2 floors above the router in an old building, and it always has a good connection with 150MBs. Works great for online gaming!

Cons: It's still not an ethernet connection! This, however, is not the product's fault.

Overall Review: I prefer ethernet connections at the present stage of wireless technology, but because of necessity, I have gone wireless. I am quite pleased with my choice of Rosewill for both my WNIC and router.

Pleasantly surprised

Rosewill RNX-N180UBEv3 - Wireless High Gain N300 Wi-Fi Adapter - IEEE 802.11b/g/n, (2T2R), Up to 300 Mbps Data Rates, USB 2.0 Cradle, 5 dBi High Power Antenna
Rosewill RNX-N180UBEv3 - Wireless High Gain N300 Wi-Fi Adapter - IEEE 802.11b/g/n, (2T2R), Up to 300 Mbps Data Rates, USB 2.0 Cradle, 5 dBi High Power Antenna

Pros: Saves space, low price, does what I want it to do. I'm apprehensive about wireless networking, particularly drops in speed. At the moment, however, I am in a spot where I needed a WNIC, and this one does the trick. I am two floors above the router in an old building, and I still get 70-90% signal strength, with 98-100% link quality. I may be new to the wireless networking market, but I think that's pretty darn good.

Cons: It didn't come with any pretty stickers for me to give to my daughter?

Overall Review: I like it! I plan to go back to ethernet when I have the chance, but in the meantime, I'm very satisfied with this adapter, and, as always, with Newegg's great service.

Not a *bad* purchase, per se . . .

Kingston 16GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model SD4/16GB
Kingston 16GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model SD4/16GB

Pros: Not a bad price for 16GB storage! I've never used SD cards before, and I was very pleased with how easy it was to learn to use, both in my camera and my card reader. Storage space is *huge*! I let my 7-year-old play with my camera, taking pictures and recording videos for several *hours*, and it barely made a dent in the remaining space on the card.

Cons: None! I've been using Kingston system memory for several years, and have found them to be a very trustworthy name for budget -- but quality -- memory products.

Overall Review: I think I overpaid. This certainly isn't the card's fault, but as I said earlier, if I can let my daughter go for several hours and I've only used ~3GB out of 16GB, then I really bought a card larger than my needs. This is fine -- I'd rather buy a card that's too big than too small, but in retrospect, and 8GB card would've been too big too, but may have been a better choice. The moral of the story: Know your needs before you shell out the money. :)