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Peter N.

Peter N.

Joined on 04/24/05

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Great Price

Rosewill RSV-L4500 - Server Case or Chassis, 4U Rackmount - 15 x Internal Bays, 8 x Cooling Fans Included
Rosewill RSV-L4500 - Server Case or Chassis, 4U Rackmount - 15 x Internal Bays, 8 x Cooling Fans Included

Pros: Price -$70 15 HDD Slots All Fans Included Tool-less HDD Cage Removable HDD Cage Easy to Work With

Cons: Loud Stock Fans Didn't Include Rack Mount Railing

Most Critical Review

Entertaining at first

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Collector's Edition PC Game
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Collector's Edition PC Game

Pros: More survivability for solo questing. DPS specs seem to have a reliable self heal for questing. Also seems to be very little downtime, not eating/drinking food after mob pulls (for questing). LFR - Looking for Raid. It works like Looking for Dungeon, but offers an easier version of current Raids. Easy enough that PuGs can do them. Redeemable Tokens that give you a bonus roll (another item drop) from a Raid / World Boss. Purchasing previous arena pvp season gear with honor points. Trading Honor/Justice points for Justice/Honor points.

Cons: Gear progression grind. I really hated it in this expansion. They have multiple rep factions, which is nice. However to earn rep from these factions you need to do daily quests for each one of them. This can take hours to do and its such a time waster. I actually bloated my ilvl using honor purchasable Arena gear to get a high enough rating to do LFRs. Then there are the Raid /World boss drops, most of the drops seem to be "bags of gold" and no items. Weekly 1000 valor points cap, didn't help gear progression go any faster. Makes spamming heroics meaningless since there are no longer faction rep tabards and item drops being a very low chance (at least for Healing Plate gear). Most valor items require nearly 1600-1800 valor points, so it'll take 2 weeks to unlock just one item. I grudged through the gear progression right up till unlocking the ilvl required for the last set of LFRs. After that I lost total interest in the game and haven't played at all. My 3 month subscription is going to wasted.

Overall Review: I haven't played WoW since early Cata. So some of the things that I mentioned above may not pertain to this expansion. So consider this a review of all the content released after early Cata included into MoP expansion. I believe if you have a group of people who are really enjoyable to be around, this game might last you a few months. However I really lost interest in playing in a Raiding Guild.

Good budget headset

Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset
Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset

Pros: Cheap when I bought it (~$20-25) Microphone records clear voice Lightweight Adjustable headband length Detachable mic for easy transportation Sound seemed okay, I really don't play FPS as much as I used to so can't say how accurate they are.

Cons: Didn't come with headphone pouch as advertised. (Newegg should update product description to reflect that) Microphone requires you insert it into a specific keyhole slot. Makes inserting the mic while wearing the headphones a little awkward. I've actually shredded some of the plastic cause I interested the mic not into the keyhole haha. I wouldn't buy these headsets at the base price $50. I'm sure there are better ones for that price range.

EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 640-P2-N821-AR
EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 640-P2-N821-AR

Pros: Great video card. It handles games at 1080p pretty well. I get around 60-70 FPS on CS:S with all maxed settings including AS and AA at 16x. The card is still stock right now.

Cons: None that I have noticed.

Acer AL2416WBsd 24" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 D-Sub, DVI-D LCD Monitor
Acer AL2416WBsd 24" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 D-Sub, DVI-D LCD Monitor

Pros: Cheapest 24" on the market. I paid $400 with free shipping on another site, but since there are no reviews for this monitor I posted one on here as well. 24" 1920x1200 HDCP: PS3/360/Blu-ray/HD DVD Strong solid stand with rubber pads/grip. 5ms which makes it good enough for gaming, which I am currently using it for.No dead pixels. No ghosting.

Cons: Your going to need new video card to play games at 1920x1200. I own a 7800GT and was playing CS:S and got 30-40 FPS on 1920x1200 with All settings on MAX, but AS 4x and AA 8x. I also bought a 8800GTS 640MB the same day, but that will be here tomorrow.