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PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS750QBL 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified  Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This thing is very quiet. The single rail design is the proper method, and the best way to get the power to your components. I upgraded my gaming PC from the same brand 610 Watt and put that one in my other computer. I will continue to get PC Power and Cooling PSUs until OCZ somehow hurts the quality.

Cons: None. I don't trust OCZ as I've had bad experiences with their products, but as of now their aquisition of PC Power and Cooling hasn't hurt their products!

Other Thoughts: Multiple rail PSUs aren't as good for your system as it can strain the rails running a killer video card, etc. PC Power and Cooling uses a system that pulls all 12V+ from a single rail and has no load issues.

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Palit AE=487x2+T34 Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Two of the most powerful chips tied to GDDR5 with a built-in crossfire setup makes the best video card I could have imagined. I use thing primarily for Lord of the Rings Online, and run 1680x1050 with every setting turned up all the way. I sit at 60 fps solid with Vsync on, and during insanely busy scenes never drop below 30 fps. On my old 8800 GTS I had less than half the graphical settings and averaged 30 fps at the same resolution.

Cons: Currently a driver issue with LotRO making Anti-Aliasing and DX10 not survive inside scenes. Until this is fixed I am running without AA on, but my frame rate doesn't even seem different with 8x is on compared to none.

Other Thoughts: I have a large server case and this comes less than half an inch away from the hard drive cage. I even had to turn it at an angle to get it in before inserting it. Takes lots of power, I had to upgrade from a 610 Watt PSU to a 750; though I could have gone with 650 supposedly. If you have the system that can handle this you will not be disappointed. Being able to use the insanely high resolution textures makes games look like pre-rendered scenes!

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Moneual Black Aluminum MonCaso 932B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Highest quality HTPC case I've seen 03/15/2008

This review is from: Moneual Black Aluminum MonCaso 932B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: Construction is of highest quality. The screen is actually usable if you're building it and don't want to bother rounding up some other monitor for it.

Cons: A standard sized ATX motherboard will come way too close to longer ODD (CD, DVD, Bluray) and the plugs will not fit unaltered. I was connecting an LG HDDVD/Bluray/DVD+-RW and thought I was just at a loss, but I came up with a plan, and it works! Also I just happened to get one with a IR sensor that doesn't let the computer boot when plugged in, but I have external that works too.

Other Thoughts: To get a long ODD to work with full sized ATX motherboards you have to take part of the plastic off the plug of a SATA cable. I used an OKGear right angle SATA cable, used needle-nose pliers to remove the plastic covering the bend, and it plugs in fine. I also had to use a right angle SATA power connector instead of the straight plug style. Anyway, it CAN work, just takes effort.

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Display Name: Michael G.

Date Joined: 02/14/04

  • Reviews: 53
  • Helpfulness: 20
  • First Review: 08/22/05
  • Last Review: 09/26/08
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