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David V.

David V.

Joined on 05/09/08

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Most Favorable Review

Cool Cooler; Pardon the pun

Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Pros: IT'S BIG. It actually cools quite well. Dropped about 10 degrees celsius, when I upgraded from a cooler master hyper tx2. The average temp when under load is about 53 degrees. Back plate is a definite plus. I strongly dislike pushpins for two reasons: 1. It is hard to push push pins in cramped cases. 2. Back plates prevent motherboard flex. The included fan is nice in the fact that it is pwm, so I can control the fan with software.

Cons: IT'S BIG- I was worried about clearance issues, but everything worked out fine. Not the installation process - In order to make installation a lot easier follow these tips: 1. Place the cooler upside down on the table 2. Place the box that the cooler came in about 6 inches apart from the cooler. 3. Carefully lower the upside down motherboard onto the cooler and the box. The box should be positioned near the edge (usb headers, front panel headers, etc.) of the motherboard so that it lies even, thus allowing you to place and tighten the screws.

Overall Review: e8400 @ 4.00 ghz (500x8) 4 gigabytes g.Skill ddr2-1000 Gigabyte ep45-ud3r msi 8800 gts 512 oc seagate 7200.12 500 gig western digital black 750 gig

Nice upgrade

HP Officejet Pro 8000 CB092A Up to 35 ppm Black Print Speed 4800 x 1200 dpi Color Print Quality InkJet Workgroup Color Printer
HP Officejet Pro 8000 CB092A Up to 35 ppm Black Print Speed 4800 x 1200 dpi Color Print Quality InkJet Workgroup Color Printer

Pros: Network attached printer. Ink for this model is the newest and runs pretty cheap.

Cons: No autoduplexing beyond regular printing size paper an example is legal sized paper.

Great Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: -Great motherboard. It can overclock like a beast, e8400 at 4ghz. -Tons of cable and accessories, I particularly like the esata bracket that came with it. Esata cable is a huge plus, I don't get why other boards that have esata don't give you this cable. -Heatpipes and heatsinks actually work. I can feel the heat in the heatpipes between the northbridge and phase controllers.

Cons: Awkward layout of front panel audio connector, have that cable running across the board instead of it near a corner.

Overall Review: Not particularly a fan of the pcb color, but the heatsinks look sweet.

PLANTRONICS GameCom 367 Closed-ear 3.5mm Circumaural Stereo Headset
PLANTRONICS GameCom 367 Closed-ear 3.5mm Circumaural Stereo Headset

Pros: Huge step up from when I was a using a single speaker. I like the fact that the mic is retractable and can be kept hidden, versus one that can be removed. This means that I never misplace the mic. Keeps your ears nice and toasty =), but you get used to it. Nice long cord length, I doubt anyone would have problems with it being too short.

Cons: Attached volume control is too far away from the headset in my opinion. If it was closer to the chest level rather than arms length, that would have been great.

Great Monitor

SAMSUNG 2433BW 24" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor
SAMSUNG 2433BW 24" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor

Pros: Great monitor and a huge upgrade from my old crt. Zero dead pixels. No ghosting and games look amazing.

Cons: Back light bleeding is quite noticeable on dark scenes, but this is inherent with most lcds.

Overall Review: GET IT

Asus eee 900

Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model KVR667D2SO/2GR
Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model KVR667D2SO/2GR

Pros: Dirt cheap ram! Increase in performance is extremely noticeable and is gratefully thanked by the somewhat sluggish performance of the eee 900 series. Free shipping.

Cons: This ram is currently 1 for 2 on the reviews for being compatible with the Asus eee900, although it worked perfectly fine for me. The other review may have just gotten a bad lemon. Shipping was on the slow range of the 3-7 days, coming in at 6 but perfectly acceptable.