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STEPHEN C.

STEPHEN C.

Joined on 09/05/01

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Most Favorable Review

I have 3 and multiple other components

NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS608NA)
NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS608NA)

Pros: I have three of these all purchased from NewEgg about two years ago. They have worked great. I'm planning to get a fourth and was surprised to see so many negative reviews. My setup consists of a D-Link DSL modem with 4 10/100 ports two are in use. One goes to my first GS608. All 8 ports are in use on this GS608. One of them runs about 60 feet to a utility room to a second GS608. All 8 ports are full on that switch as well. One of these runs another 60 feet or so to a third GS608 which has 5 ports full. Two other ones go to two different 10/100 switches that are each connected connected to a HD-satellite receiver and a HD-DVD player. I hope to add two Blu-Ray players soon as well. The third GS608 has 5 ports in use. One of these ports runs to an a/b/g wireless router. All runs are done with CAT5e. My first GS608 gets hit the heaviest and sits in a cabinet, with several other components such as a laser printer and an ink jet printer. I've had no instances of over heating or locking u

Cons: None. I will definitely take a chance on another.

Overall Review: As I said above, mine are about two years old. Maybe they aren't being made as well now. I'll write another review, if my fourth GS608 doesn't perform as well as the first three.

Most Critical Review

Unreliable connection

MSI BM100 Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel Bluetooth Bluetooth Wireless Optical Mouse
MSI BM100 Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel Bluetooth Bluetooth Wireless Optical Mouse

Pros: Nice look, nice feel (surface), charger. I like the AAA rechargeable batteries. I can user regular batteries in a pinch. AAA rechargeable batteries are inexpensive and replacements/additional sets are easy to find and purchase.

Cons: Due to its small size, it's hard to get a good grip, making it difficult to double click this mouse when using it on a smooth surface. It tends to shift between clicks. It tends to lose connection with my dv8000z laptop on a regular basis. When this happens, it’s sometimes seconds or even minutes, before it re-attaches and I end up switching to the touch pad. When it does re-attach, the mouse will often move quickly around the screen as if the previous signal was queued up while disconnected.

Overall Review: When this mouse works, it works great, with little or no lag. I’ve played a couple of games with it and had no difficulties due to mouse lag. I’ve used another brand of wireless laser mouse, which I preferred, but it wasn’t available with BlueTooth. I chose this one sight unseen, because my laptop had built in BlueTooth and I wanted to take advantage of it. I would have rated this at least 4 eggs, if not for the connection issues.

Add me to the list of people that are not getting class 10 speed out of this card

ADATA 32GB Class 10 Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model ASDH32GCL10-R
ADATA 32GB Class 10 Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model ASDH32GCL10-R

Pros: Capacity & Price. Works great for pictures and 720p video or lower.

Cons: Speed. Can't keep up with 1080p video on Canon t2i.

Overall Review: I have two of these cards. Neither will do 1080p video in my Canon t2i. Roughly two out of three times, I get 5 seconds or so, of video, before my buffer fills up and the camera stops recording. About 1 in three times, it continues to record, but stops after a couple of minutes. The camera is capable of recording 1080p clips up to 4GB. This is about 12 minutes. I get no where near this, with these cards as they just can't keep up. If I set the t2i down to 720p video, then these cards seem to work, ok. I tried low level formatting these in the Camera. It made no noticeable difference, in the speed. Also, I confirmed that my camera is running the latest firmware. I have several class 6 cards (Transcend, AData, etc.). They have no issues recording 1080p video, in my t2i. I've seen several reviews on other sites that confirm the speed issues. These are hit & miss, at best.

Not bad, but could be better

COOLER MASTER Elite 100 RC-100-KKP3-GP Black Steel / Plastic MITX/MATX Slim Case Computer Case Flex ATX 150W, Active PFC Power Supply
COOLER MASTER Elite 100 RC-100-KKP3-GP Black Steel / Plastic MITX/MATX Slim Case Computer Case Flex ATX 150W, Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: *Small *Not bad looking *Reasonably priced *Slim SATA adaptor for hooking up slim CD/DVD Rom, is included *Power Supply supports both 20 pin and 24 pin motherboards

Cons: *Noisy power supply fan. Very annoying buzz. *Lots of rough/sharp edges, internally. *Power supply completely covers PCI slot, making it unusable. *Power supply must be removed to add/remove memory, since it prevents the memory tabs from opening on the one side. *Power supply sits very firmly on front panel connectors, smashing the wires. *You will need to remove the power supply, front panel and internal bracket, when adding the motherboard and drives.

Overall Review: I wouldn't attempt to put a Micro ATX board in this case. You may get away with it, but it would be really tight and don't plan on using any of the slots. I built mine with a the Intel BOXD510MO Intel Atom D510 Intel NM10 Mini ITX Motherboard. It measures 6.7" by 6.7" and I still had issues with the power supply being too close. I may consider buying this case again, since I know what I would be getting. The one thing that may stand in the way, is the annoying buzz from the power supply fan. If it weren't for that, my system would be completely fan less and totally silent. I find it much more annoying than the sound emitted from my full sized systems.