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Galaxy 67NPH6DV5ZVX GeForce GTX 670 GC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: So far this card has met all expectations. I'm getting 40-60 fps on BF3 with avg 50 fps at 1920x1200 all settings to ultra. This is without overclocking the card whatsoever. When you count in overclock headroom this card is a beast and literally the best bang for the buck going right now. I've been team red for the last six years, but i'm not disappointed by team green. I'm taking this bad boy to quakecon 2012 in august. Look for ocnier. Hope to see ya there.

Cons: I have not been able to get the display port to work. This may be the cable i'm using is bad. More testing is required on my part. Also Nvidia's layout scheme of one dvi-d and dvi-I is somewhat strange, why not have a unified bandwith layout on the card? Weird....

Other Thoughts: I got this card with 7% off with a Hardocp coupon that ended 07/10 thru newegg which lowered the price with an additional $20 rebate making it the cheapest 670 offered by the egg. I'm very stunned it didn't sell out. I'm surprised more people can't see the advertisements on newegg that made this an awesome deal. Oh well your loss people

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SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME 6CC - Six Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network HDHR3-6CC-3X2 Ethernet Interface
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The unit does everything it states it does. Very easy to set up if you have the right kind of cable card. Works very well with WMC and xbox as a media extender. My xbox in my living room is now my TV tuner hooked thru a powerline network module to that allows access to my house switch. WIFI was not effective for me in terms of HD streaming. It will share tuners thru out the house so now every computer in my house is also a TV. I am FIOS customer in the DFW area so make sure you ask for the red/pink M-cards, the ones with the globe on them from motorola are not compatible in this area (I have no idea why). If the tech doesn't have one on the truck the FIOS plus stores in the metroplex do. I just took back the FIOS dvr box and switched over from Directv. This little box will pay for itself in 2 years and save me a metric f-ton of money in the long run. I had no software issues with it, just make sure you run the setup before messing with WMC. I highly recommend.

Cons: This box is literally 2 home run prime just put in a rack enclosure. I got this one because I have a wall rack mount in my laundry room and I wanted it look tidy. So if you want to go cheaper just get 2 home run prime 3cc boxes. I don't know why SD charges $30-50 more for this unit (boo SD). Also would have been nice for the circuit to be one piece as far as ethernet connections with just one connection versus two to the switch (minorquibble).

Other Thoughts: The unit is 3 tuners per card however your cards might not be. My area is only 2 tuners per MCard (so only 4 useable tuners). Also WMC per machine will only allow 4 tuners from any one source. I got another tuner 3cc version (for a total of 6 tuners) and found that the WMC I have set up for the xbox will max at 4 tuners from any one source (ie you can have 4 cable card tuners and 2 antenna tuners for WMC just fine but not 6 from each) which isn't a big deal, I just mix and match tuner usage on my other computers so that in the case of recording there are no lack of tuners available. Very pleased with unit but if you do get it, be prepared for a fight. The cable companies are clueless at times in terms of getting these things going. You have to dogged in terms of perseverance, but you and can succeed. DON'T GET FRUSTRATED. Just keep at it. FYI I was a long time Directv customer but now that you can get sunday ticket thru PS3 without having to suscribe to Directv- "Life iS Good!'

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CM Storm Sirus - True 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset with Control Module
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs interesting crossroads for it and competition 10/17/2011

This review is from: CM Storm Sirus - True 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset with Control Module

Pros: This is an excellent 5.1 headset. Gaming is awesome and music is good. The directionality is spot on. Very comfortable for long extended sessions even if you have a large head (like my self). Command puck is weighted for non movement on a table ( a big plus with cord movement). The headset itself feels extremely durable and not flimsy whatsoever. The ease of removable cushions is very nice as well. Essentially comes with its own soundcard inside the command puck which for laptop gaming is a godsend.

Cons: Bass production compared to TB HPA2's is less. I haven't tried the z6a's so I can't compare. Mic is less than stellar as others have reported, however, when directly plugged to sound card its is much better which leads to next problem the strength of headset is through the puck, not sound card. When hooked up to sound card directly it sounds washed out (Creative fatality in my case). This is due to inline amp puck control not having capability to hook directly to sound card. If hooked up through puck only the headset is spot on for the most part for audio, though I have noticed some stuttering from time to time on games like L4D2 however it is very sporadic and could be a steam issue not sirus issue.

Other Thoughts: Simple suggestion for product improvement since I know CM reads these posts. A very easy fix would be to sell a second puck add on with no internal independent sound card circuitry but with capability of puck controls ie. surround, center, bass, volumes (essentially turning it into a dumbed down amp similar to what turtle beach offers now). Another suggestion is to include a puck for v2.0 that can hook to either direct sound card or usb with simple added button to off internal sound card on the puck when hooked directly to sound card. Also the ability to either software change the coolers of the lights on the headset and puck or order one with different colors would be nice as well (i personally prefer blue).

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Display Name: Scott W.

Date Joined: 12/10/05

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  • First Review: 12/31/10
  • Last Review: 07/13/12
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