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Frederick T.

Frederick T.

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Most Favorable Review

pretty awesome

Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: vey fast. my friends ask how my pc boots up so fast. I bought 2 of these.

Cons: very delicate. light sensitive. only 150 GB

Overall Review: they're more fragile than the 7200 sata drives. I had to rma 1 already. Nonetheless, I'm buying another 1.

Most Critical Review

decent case

RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB530P Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 530W Modular LED Power Supply
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB530P Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 530W Modular LED Power Supply

Pros: both sides fold down, and it's easy to install the hard drives since they come in a cage. came with a power supply. I like the hinged door on the front.

Cons: the fans fail quickly. I rma ed for the fans. Also, if using a long video card like a 8800gtx, you have to stagger the cards in between the hard drives. otherwise, the hard drives will hit against the video cards, and the case won't close. also, the cage for the hard drives has a wimpy latch that locks it in. Also, if you swap hardware often, be careful because the hinges on the panel break easily.

Overall Review: It's a good case if you build the computer once, and don't swap out your hardware.

excellent value

XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity HD-695X-CNDC
XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity HD-695X-CNDC

Pros: fast, beautiful looking. plays battlefield 3 well on high settings

Cons: drivers can be a bit of a hassle

Overall Review: I upgraded from a gtx 285, and I tell you, this is an excellent card for the price.

11/26/2011

Good value

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2 125W Processor - ADX6000CZBOX
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2 125W Processor - ADX6000CZBOX

Pros: very fast. my other pc has a windsor 6400,and for $30 less, i don't see this chip to be much slower.

Cons: none

Overall Review: it's a great value for the money. I'm running this on an ASUS M2N32-SLI deluxe,and it's great.

great value

GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: the pci-e slots have a innovate release button. Better than the latch. Bios is very easy to understand. Great value for the price.

Cons: the sata controller configuration is slightly confusing. The bios says it has 3 controllers, but the board is marked as though all the ports are on one controller (sata 1, sata 2, etc.) they should be color coded, or labeled differently to make it easier to read on the board.

Overall Review: It is a big board, so get a BIG case. Also, read your manual throughly on this one, but I would surely recommend this board.

decent

RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply

Pros: The side panels flip down, making it so convenient to work on.

Cons: those panels can become dislodged easily.

Overall Review: If they offered a model with no power supply, this would be a 5. I wish I could install my own power supply. The wires are a bit short if you have a big motherboard.