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This review is from: AVerMedia NV6480EXP 16 x BNC PCI-Express DVR Card
Pros: Very easy to use. I was very skeptical about buying this from reading only 4 reviews but now I'm looking to change all my security systems to this DVR card. The TV Out option is better than most other cards (GeoVision) and to display on the internet is easier than the GeoVision (you only need to open one port on the router so you can view the video remotely (as opposed to many ports on the GeoVision).
Cons: When extracting video to save on a CD or DVD, it takes a while to convert it to mpeg format. I have a pretty good setup Q6600 2 GB DDR2 800 MHz RAM but it still takes like 10- 15 minutes to convert a file that's about 4 minutes. But its not bad enough to drop a star. I've worked a few other standalone DVR systems that although they export the file fast, they do it in a format that is very difficult to convert
Other Thoughts: Who wants to buy my old standalone DVRs?READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Foxconn P45A-S LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Bought this based on other reviews and the layout of the board. Foxconn makes all the insides for other companies (Dell etc.) They should be able to make a good board themselves.
Cons: None whatsoever
Other Thoughts: Overclocks pretty well and easily. I have this running a DVR based security system 24/7 and its very stable on a Q6600 chip with dual EVGA GTS 8600 Vid cards, and 2 x 1 TB hard drives and a 80gb hard drive for OS and proggies. Runs great. I would highly recommend to others. Beats my ASUS and is just as good as my other EVGA 780READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Best bang for your buck when it comes to Intel Processors.
Cons: OEM version runs alot hotter (G0 Stepping) than the Retail version
Other Thoughts: I thought I'd save myself $5 and get the OEM since I will be getting an aftermarket heatsink. It also looked like I got a hotter chip. I own a Q6600 OEM and retail and I can tell there is a huge difference in temps. The retail I own is at a 33% overclock (3.2ghz) on air and is WAY cooler than the OEM at stock speeds! Spend the $5 and get retail and throw away the Intel Heatsink and know that you've received a cooler chip.READ FULL REVIEW