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Jamoson M.

Jamoson M.

Joined on 10/24/03

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Most Favorable Review

You wanting to know about the connectors, right?

SeaSonic SS-500ET Bronze 500 W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
SeaSonic SS-500ET Bronze 500 W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: It's quiet. Should be able to handle just about single GPU build. I'm not into CF or SLI, so I wanted a quality ps for my PII/5850 machine without spending a ton of money.

Cons: None, other than the cable connections are not described here, so I had to cross my fingers as I hit the add to cart button. Read on and now you will know:

Overall Review: Connectors: 24 pin main. 8 pin cpu. (2) 4 pin cpu. (2) 6 pin video card. 1 floppy. 5 standard molex. 4 SATA.

10/19/2009
Most Critical Review

Do noy buy unless you wanna anger your clients.

TP-Link TL-R470T+ Load Balance Broadband Router 1 x 10/100Mbps WAN Ports 1 x Fixed LAN, 3 x Changeable WAN/LAN LAN Ports
TP-Link TL-R470T+ Load Balance Broadband Router 1 x 10/100Mbps WAN Ports 1 x Fixed LAN, 3 x Changeable WAN/LAN LAN Ports

Pros: Nada pro... Bought more than a dozen of these for various commercial wifi projects. Up until recently they have been great, but the last 2 are extremely unstable. I've actually figured out a way to create an imacro/batch file setup on one of my servers to reboot one of these every day at 6 am. The router it replaced was even worse. Now I have to search for another brand and replace this before I really p.o the people I work for. Probably fired already...

Cons: Typical Chinese garbage. You may get lucky... Or you may be in Hell like me with an unstable router 215 miles away I'll have to drive over and replace.

Overall Review: Just plan on spending more money and save yourself the nightmare. I've read the problem is with the internal 9V DC power supply, but haven't actually tested one yet. Guess you get a little v-droop and the thing takes a big-ol dump. Nice.

chinese sucker punch

TP-Link TL-WN350G Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g 32bit PCI Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
TP-Link TL-WN350G Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g 32bit PCI Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: If you're into torture and xp machines, you're in luck! This device will leave you screaming and kicking babies within 30 minutes. Guranteed! Hate device drivers? No problem. None of them work properly. By now you're like me and you've tossed another network card in the thing to download updated drivers. Never fear. They won't work either. Code 10 all the way! In the off chance that it does load the drivers, the computer will immidiately lock up, so you can reboot and start all over.

Cons: See above. Seriously, this thing is a cheaply made garbage. Spend another $5 on here, so you can buy some other piece of junk on here that probably won't work much better. Should rename this place to dubyadubyadubya-dot-chineselectonicgarbage-dot-kom

Overall Review: The chinese are at war with the US and you didn't know it. They do it by shoving cheaply made junk down our throats until nothing works. Think about it. For example, how many low end wireless cards have you purchased here in the last year that actually worked?

Survives the laundry better than a mobile phone...

OCZ Diesel 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBDSL4G
OCZ Diesel 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBDSL4G

Pros: Can't really complain about the speed. Seems to work fine. Great for hauling around my various virus/spyware utils for onsite cleaning jobs.

Cons: None yet, other than it's one of those things that I forget to take it out of my pocket before laundry, along with my spare change.

Overall Review: Owned for 6 months or so. Survived laundry... twice.

It's another semi budget P2 X4 that gets the job done.

AMD Phenom II X4 925 - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 95W Processor - HDX925WFGIBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 925 - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 95W Processor - HDX925WFGIBOX

Pros: Decided to try out one of these and compare it to my X4 810. Overclocks about the same for me, hitting 3.4 Ghz prime95 stable at 1.375v with the stock cooler. This is compared to my X4 810 running about the same speed unlocked to 6M L3 at 3.25v. Even with the extra .050v it was actually a little bit cooler than the 810, stabalizing at 66C vs 68C. Odd. The 925's heatsink is a little taller than the 810's factory cooler by about 1/2". This doesn't seem to affect the temps as my 810 is still stabilizing at 68C, even with the 925's cooler. Cheaper than the 810 right now, and you don't have to fiddle with ACC to get a full 6MB L3.

Cons: None really. As usual, these things could always use a better Heatsink/fan if you really wanna crank em up.

Overall Review: tested with: Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H 4GB GSkill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 kit

12/12/2009

Good stuff

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH

Pros: Runs 7,7,7,20 at 1.65v on my AMD PII X4 810 box. No issues.

Cons: Large heat spreaders may mean I might be limited in finding a better HSF for the PII. I think it defaulted to 9,9,9,24 or something like that. Can't look right now as I'm typing on the same computer. Not really a con unless you're a newb. I never run anything at the rated speed anyway. What fun is that? GF thought the memory looked super scary. Great memory for Halloween. Computers need to dress up too, ya know.

Overall Review: Paired with a Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H mainboard.

10/23/2009