Date Joined: 01/15/03
Pros: Fast warm up--you hit print and the pages start shooting out.
Cons: A competing model by Brother is less expensive--and the cartridges are FAR cheaper. Control software is more bloated than it needs to be, but then again I'm a minimalist.
Comments: This card was an upgrade from a four-year-old Geforce 3. What a difference! I looked around for a long time before purchasing, trying to find the right balance of price/performance.
All the features work as advertised, and it overclocks like a champ. I run it at 412/1210 with no visual artifacts, but it can be pushed to 420/1300 and still not crash out of 3dmark. Of course YMMV, but it's a stable chip that nvidia has been fabbing for many months now, so I'd be willing to bet that most recently purchased cards will have similar results.
Don't know about the DVI issues because I run a CRT. Using the included DVI adapters, it runs at 1600x1200@85Hz without problems.
Comments: I spent a lot of time looking for a case that was classy and sophisticated, not garish and in-your-face like many of the high dollar cases out there. The Wave Master is all that I could have hoped for. The fit and finish are beautiful, and the layout is superb. Only one very minor quibble: no drive rails. Not something to get in a twist over, but with all the drives this thing can swallow, it makes installation a little slower. Be prepared to spend an afternoon getting everything up and running. Not because of poorly thought out design, but because there are so many little things that you can do. It'll be worth your time.
Before purchasing I was worried about scratches, but I was pleasantly surprised that the metal wasn't as soft as I feared. However, you still want to watch out where you're swinging that screw driver. The finish on the aluminum is very nice and doesn't seem to be too prone to fingerprints.
While the case is slightly larger than your average midtower, it's not the behemoth it looks like in the pictures. Still, you probably won't want to be lugging it around to lan parties. Well, maybe you might...just to see the look of pure envy on everyone else's face. I've already used the word sophisticated, but that's the best way to describe it. Personally, I much prefer this case's understatement and clean lines to the seizure-inducing blinky lights that are so popular these days.
Bottom line - the Wave Master is an excellent case in every way.
Comments: Worked flawlessly out of the box in my Pentax Optio S. No complaints here.