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Pros: Put this in a build six years ago and it is still performing well. Creating a new build so these will no longer be needed but if you have an older rig that you just want to add more memory or replace memory on I would say this is a good buy.
Cons: Wish they magically changed to DDR3 this past year but that really is no reason to minus an egg is it?READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Plus (for Macs and PCs) 1504 HDMI Interface
Pros: The number one thing is the simplicity of the hardware setup. Software provided fits my needs as well as all the extra cabling they give you. They did not have to give me two hdmi's but they did and it is very much appreciated.
Let's not forget this saves me a ton of CPU and Memory while live streaming from my pc.
Cons: Though I would not really call it a con it is something to bring up. There is no way to route sound and outbound mic through both my headset and the hdmi for TV so that both I can hear it and my viewers on twitch can hear it.
On the hauppauge website they claim there is two ways you can. One is by using an additional piece of hardware called a sound mixer and the other is via the capture software on the pc.
I could not locate the option in the capture software and even if I could it would not serve my purposes since I do not save and upload later I like to stream.
I managed to work around this by using a driver called virtual audio cable. Routed all my sound to that driver by default and then ran three instances of it. Routing one to my headset, routing one two my hdmi and then routing my outbound microphone to be played on the hdmi as well.
Little bit of a splice way to do it but it works.
I subtracted an egg not for the above though.
I did it for the lack of forums on their website. They have a FAQ and some guides and stuff but it's all generic and none of them talk about using the PVR on the pc even though it clearly states that it can be used for pc in its description.
Why no love the pc users Hauppauge?
Other Thoughts: Even after I get a more resource capable computer I am likely to continue using this just because it work's so well.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Pros: Runs nice and quiet and keeps my cpu nice and cool. I have had this fan since mid 2008 and it is still running strong. 6 years of use and still workings equals a good buy.
Cons: Who can con out something that has given no trouble for 6 years?READ FULL REVIEW