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Tristan L.

Tristan L.

Joined on 04/01/08

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Most Favorable Review

Works well.

StarTech.com DP2VGA2 DisplayPort To VGA Adapter - Active - 1080p - DP to VGA Adapter
StarTech.com DP2VGA2 DisplayPort To VGA Adapter - Active - 1080p - DP to VGA Adapter

Pros: Supports Eyefinity Works

Cons: Wasn't free Won't be my friend

Works

BYTECC BTH780-SILVER 7-Ports USB2.0 External HUB
BYTECC BTH780-SILVER 7-Ports USB2.0 External HUB

Pros: Works, additional DC input.

Cons: Doesn't bring the boys to the yard.

Just works.

NETGEAR WNA1100-100NAR N150 Wireless USB Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
NETGEAR WNA1100-100NAR N150 Wireless USB Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: N Cheap Great software Uses generic drivers if you don't want the proprietary. Plug'n'play worked just fine.

Cons: I can't turn on my microwave with it.

Overall Review: Does what it says it does.

After initial RMA, seems stable.

HGST Deskstar 7K1000.C 0F10383 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
HGST Deskstar 7K1000.C 0F10383 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: High amount of storage, 7200RPM, low price.

Cons: First was an RMA, the first thing I've had to send back to Newegg all year. Don't know if it's the way the hard drives are shipped, or if it was just the initial hard drive--hard to say.

Overall Review: When it works, does what it should. I caught it on sale at $55.

Awesome case.

Xigmatek Utgard Window CPC-T90DB-U02 Black Steel / Aluminum and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Xigmatek Utgard Window CPC-T90DB-U02 Black Steel / Aluminum and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Decent fans, plenty of space for more. Lots of space for anything you could ever need. Convenient power panel on front, two esata ports. Fan controller works reasonably well. Toolless installation is only for PCI cards and 5.25" bays, not 3.5" drives. That said, the rubber grommets on either side of the hard drives do keep it in pretty well on their own. I'm not sure if they're intended as a holding method or not, to be honest. Makes for a pretty clean build, all in all.

Cons: Power LED is way too bright! Could practically light up a room, imo. I've got a quarter taped over it right now, and I'm looking around for an LED that is a little less obtrusive. Doesn't include a mount for a second front fan, but I plan to jerryrig one with zip ties soon enough. Front panels are a pain to remove, you have to remove the top bezel and then the front bezel, and you have to pop them out from there.

Overall Review: Fans look neat. Someone else said the power panel looked like cheap plastic...Not really, it's glossy and looks decent enough. Seems to be holding up pretty well.

Cheap, works.

XtremeMac InCharge Portable Charger for iPod / iPhone
XtremeMac InCharge Portable Charger for iPod / iPhone

Pros: Works. Two USB ports for charging. Powerhouse (Literally!) No, seriously, it does have a pretty long battery life. Can also charge while plugged into the wall Cheap!

Cons: Wall plug doesn't fold into the device itself, although you can remove the wall-plug portion. Just a minor annoyance, really.

Overall Review: Does exactly what it says it does, and well.

12/31/2010