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Alina H.

Alina H.

Joined on 01/05/04

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Most Favorable Review

Very Solid RAM

CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 500 (PC 4000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWINX2048-4000PT
CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 500 (PC 4000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWINX2048-4000PT

Pros: Able to hit 260Mhz (DDR520) with 3.4.3.8 1T timings @ 2.85Volts. Excellent timings for 2Gb's. I would highly recommend this product.

Cons: I would like tighter timings, but with a 2GB kit this is still really good. I used to run OCZ VX 2.2.2.6 1T 2x512Mb kit. It was a tiny bit faster.

Overall Review: To the poster below. Don't tell people they HAVE to overclock their CPU to hit DDR500, thats insane. That is what a Memory Divider is for. Im running a AMD 64 3000 (winnie) @ 2.6Ghz and using a Mem Divider of 180/200 for a FSB of 260Mhz. If I went 1:1 ratio it would be running at 289 Mhz and yeah that would not work.

Most Critical Review

Watch out!

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: This motherboard is great and I only have one complaint...although I consider it a major one, and I also didn't find any mention of this complaint.

Cons: All the copper heatsink and heatpipes are attached to the backside of the motherboard. This makes upgrading your CPU cooler next to impossible.

Overall Review: You can no use any cooling upgrades that require a backplate. Due to the copper back plate. Do not purchase any Zalman coolers for this board.

BitFenix Prodigy M Midnight Black Steel/ Plastic Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
BitFenix Prodigy M Midnight Black Steel/ Plastic Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

Pros: I just built 2 PC's using this case. What a great case. Tons of room. Room for a Full power supply, Full sized video card, Can easily fit a huge CPU cooler if needed, and has a lot of great built in mounting for 120mm fans or radiators. Easily one of the best micro-cases I have worked with. The handles are a little odd looking because they are this soft touch plastic stuff, but actually very durable and functional as they keep the case off the floor.

Cons: The only real negative I found is the fact the font panel is on the side, which happens to be the side you remove to access the inside of the case, so you have to be aware of that otherwise you will yank out your PLED, Power,Reset connections.

Excellent Card

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card GV-R797D5-3GD-B
GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card GV-R797D5-3GD-B

Pros: Card is excellent. OC'd to 1280Mhz GPU and 1800Mhz on RAM. I used EK Waterblock. Stable at 1.2v. Stock, I could max out CCC Overdrive with no issues. Once on Watercooling used Trixx to increase OC and Volts.

Cons: Price. However with no competition from Nvidia they have the ability to price these higher. Hopefully once we see Nvidia's answer to the 7xxx series the prices will start drop.

Overall Review: Excellent card on stock cooling. Amazing card with upgraded cooling.

Regret not Purchasing Sooner!

HP ZR30w Black 30" 7ms S-IPS Panel Height &Swivel Adjustable Widescreen LCD Monitor w/USB Ports 370 cd/m2 DC 3,000:1
HP ZR30w Black 30" 7ms S-IPS Panel Height &Swivel Adjustable Widescreen LCD Monitor w/USB Ports 370 cd/m2 DC 3,000:1

Pros: 2560x1600 resolution IPS Panel Excellent View Angles Amazing Color Depth Great Response Time - No Ghosting Clean Bezel Low Reflection Excellent Stand

Cons: Price PC to power games at that resolution. You will need a fairly high-end pc to game at 2560x1600 with all the eye candy turned on. But you should already know that if you are even considering this monitor.

Overall Review: I upgraded from a 1920x1200 3ms 24" TN monitor, was a very nice monitor as well. However, the upgrade was huge/profound/amazing. The color depth on this monitor from my previous is amazing. I purchased mainly for gaming and running 2 screens didn't appeal to me because I do not like the screen being split by bezels. I have not noticed any issues with ghosting. This monitor truly immerses you in whatever you are doing. Gaming especially. The lack of an OSD is not in my opinion a negative. I made a few slight adjustments in Catalyst because it seemed a little on the blue/green side at first. Not much. Just made a minor adjustment and it is perfect for me. I have ZERO buyers remorse and as my title suggests I only regret not purchasing this monitor sooner. The price tag is a little step, but it is totally worth it. I am really impressed with this monitor.

Excellent Netbook

MSI Wind12 U230-040US AMD Athlon Neo X2 L335(1.60 GHz) 12.1" WXGA 2GB Memory 320GB HDD Netbook
MSI Wind12 U230-040US AMD Athlon Neo X2 L335(1.60 GHz) 12.1" WXGA 2GB Memory 320GB HDD Netbook

Pros: A very nice Netbook/Laptop. L335 is one of the fastest chips you can get for this class of netbooks in the sub $500 price range. It can easily compete against standard full size notebooks for several hundred more in price. Add in some ram and this will easily beat the Acer Ferrari which is priced much higher than Wind12 and price of ram kit. It is so nice to have a powerful and extremely portable laptop like this. It is very light, yet feels very well made.

Cons: With PowerNow disabled in the bios and streaming hulu @ 720p the battery lasted 3 hours 45 Minutes. A little shorter then I expected. With PowerNow enabled this increased to 4 hours 45 minutes. However you are cutting your speed in 1/2. It goes from 1.6Ghz down to 800Mhz. The screen doesn't open a full 180 degrees. More like 140. I think this could use a little better cooling. Once the CPU gets over 50C the fans kick in and they are louder than I expected, not a deal breaker, but they could have used better fans.

Overall Review: The installed 2GB of ram is a single stick. I purchased a 2x2gb kit of OCZ low latency memory for this. Very noticeable improvement. Windows Rated the stock ram at 4.9, with the upgrade 5.7. Another nice upgrade is a SSD. I just purchased a new one for gaming rig and the old ssd from that is going in this. Should yield longer battery life and better performance.