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This review is from: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 1366 130W BX80601920 Processor
Pros: It's fast, does everything my Phenom II can do and even better! The x58 chipset with triple channel RAM.......superb to say the least. This processor is highly overclockable. I can't say much more, as I borrowed my buddy's build for a week that he was away ( after much begging).It was nice.
Cons: I didn't pay any money for it, and I wouldn't buy it. The performance in all the games was actually lower than my Phenom II....that's because this build had a 4870 and mine had a 5870. I was getting MUCH lower frame rates in EVERY game I played(at 19x12 in Crysis there was a 19 FPS difference most of the time), obviosly because of the unfair GPU advantage. So I put in my 5870 and guess what? The Core i7 with a 5870 performed with average 3fps more than my Phenom II 955. That's it???Why do so many gamers buy this chip? I expected maybe 10 FPS seeing as triple channel DDR3 1600mhz @7-7-7-24 and with this CPU at 3.6 ghz would give SOME boost in performance, as my dual channel DDR3 had much lower bandwidth( I had 4 gigs, he had 6). Like I said before, there was none. I guess getting a Phenom II with a unlocked muiltplier was a smart move......
Other Thoughts: When I was building my own Phenom II rig 2 months ago, I chose not to go with the Core i7 as the x58 platform was about $200 more a 790FX build. That $200 could go into a MUCH MUCH beefer GPU which I thought would out-weight the CPU difference. My Phenom II rig which cost $100 less than my friend's Core i7, was a much much better gaming system. It's 2010 now guys, and the Core i7 is still being fully utilized by software developers and will most likely not utilize it. You should defintely go and dump $200 more into your video card budget rather than get a i7. I can still encode HD video, while playing a game and recording with Fraps and my games are still playable. You don't need 6 gigs of RAM, heck you don't even need 4.
If you really like Intel, go buy a Core 2 duo/quad and save your self some money, money that could that could get you a better video card, much higher frame rates, at a very affordable price. I'm disappointed but at least, I didn't pay for it.
This review is from: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare: Reflex Wii Game
Pros: It has a really good campaign mode ANDonline multiplayer( didn't say the online multiplayer was good, no servers). Has all the features of the original...and all the cons. It also has cons *exclusive for the wii*.
This is my second review after 2 weeks of owning it. I've changed my mind a *little since I wrote "Best Wii game ever". Then again it could be when you compare all the other games........
Cons: Ok the original version had a few things I really didn't like....add that in with the Nintendo's Wii's own line of problems....I dont' even know where to start.
First of all, this games controls are HORRIBLE. If you're like me and like quickscoping or sniping at all, dont' expect any of that on this version. The dead zones allow you to make a box, and if you point outside the box your camera moves in that direction. So if your one inch away from the edge of the dead box, you won't move. As soon as your out of it, you can do a full 180 spin depending on your senstivity. You have no options to keep the crosshair in the middle of the screen so your gun turns and you don't. It's almost impossible to make a combination of settings that will make this game even feasible for sniping.
The graphics on the Wii....are bad. 720x640 with every single thing that made the original game stick out from all the other versions are gone. THE WORST PART OF ALL-
Other Thoughts: When you zoom in with a sniper scope, you lag. When your standing still, it takes a good second to get a zoom in, then it lags. Are you kidding me?????
Nintendo Wi-Fi is bad. Even if you have the wired Wii adapter, it has problems, obviosly on Nintendo's side. You can take a random drag shot and see the guy hit the ground 3 secs later. You can take a dead on shot and hit nothing.
THEN there's the original COD's problems. This game is all about spraying and perks. Get a light machine gun, stopping power, martydom and a pair of rockets. The rockets didn't hit your target? It's ok you can spray him with a 300 round shot. Still didn't do it? Wow...at least you drop a live grenade when you die. That outta get him.
The only thing I regret is that Gamestop won't give me cash back.
That's it....I'm never buying a Wii game again. I'm just gonna build my PC and never look back. What was I even thinking expecting a good game for the Wii. I'm just gonna play on my PC in full HD. Peace.
This review is from: D-Link WBR-2310 Wireless Rangebooster G Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g
Pros: Bought it from Best Buy and it has worked well. I'm playing Call of duty online with no problems. Strong connection (it's 2 feet away from my Wii =). This thing was well worth the money. I can go anywhere in my house and web browse on my PSP. It also comes with a nice blue ethenet cable.
Cons: The setup up disk had HORRIBLE instructions. The "internet" port on the back actually reads WAN. With my modem and computer both connected to the the router through the regular "1,2,3,4" ports, the computer rebooted itself everytime I tried to open Internet explorer or try to insert the CD. After an hour of messing around I looked at the bottom of the router and it had a clear picture with correct labeling of all the ports. After following that, everything worked fine.
The router has a sticker that says something like "Don't touch, insert the CD first" when you dont' even need the CD at all. It will just make things way worse for you. I should have just done it myself instead of read insturctions, but I dont' like taking risks with electronics.
Other Thoughts: An embrassing ordeal for someone who builds computers.....wow. Anyways it's a good router and it works. 5/5. Here is how you manually plug it in.
Modem--> WAN port (grey)
Computer--> Lan port 1 (blue)
You can hook up any device that uses Ethernet to connect to your LAN on the other 3 LAN ports.
Good router overall.