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George D.

George D.

Joined on 07/08/06

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Most Favorable Review

PSU for first computer build

Cooler Master RS-600-ASAA 600 Watts Continuous ATX Form Factor 12V V2.2 / SSI standard EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC (0.99) PFC Power Supply
Cooler Master RS-600-ASAA 600 Watts Continuous ATX Form Factor 12V V2.2 / SSI standard EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC (0.99) PFC Power Supply

Pros: Has more than enough power for most gaming systems. Fair price. Looks pretty good. Really quiet. LOTS of connectors. Mesh sleeves on cables help keep them neat and protected.

Cons: The cables are all too long and are a little tough to manipulate into position.

Overall Review: Having a full tower would be better for this PSU because of the length and size of the cables, but this is an all around GREAT buy for just about any system!

Most Critical Review

Wolf King Warrior

WOLF KING Warrior DK2388UBL Ice Blue 55 Normal Keys USB Ergonomic GamePAD
WOLF KING Warrior DK2388UBL Ice Blue 55 Normal Keys USB Ergonomic GamePAD

Pros: Looks good. It makes it easier to get to most keys.

Cons: It has a red LED in the top right to show that it's on. It's WAY too bright and the only way to make it go off is to unplug it. There should be an on/off button. Almost ALL of the keys are portioned poorly. The keys aren't sensitive enough. It's missing the "Enter" key.

Overall Review: This isn't a bad game pad, but it's nothing special. It would take me a long time to get used to the key placement and I'm already quite efficient with normal keyboards. It is a little bigger than it seems in the pictures but I wouldn't care how big it is if it improved my game play.

Good imitation, but not the real thing.

Logitech 963435-0403 ChillStream Gamepad for PC
Logitech 963435-0403 ChillStream Gamepad for PC

Pros: The cooling system works great, I thought it would be cheap and ineffective, but it works great. It fits my hand fairly well. The joysticks feel solid and aren't too sensitive which is a big deal for me. Price is reasonable.

Cons: Not that this has anything to do with my rating because I don't know who to blame, but the front of it has a bunch of scratches! It's too small and light for me. I like big, solid controllers.

Overall Review: There wasn't really anything wrong with this product(aside from the scratches), it just doesn't fit my taste the way I had hoped. It is smaller than it looks in the picture.

Video Card for first computer build

GIGABYTE GeForce 7300GT 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card GV-NX73T256P-RH
GIGABYTE GeForce 7300GT 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card GV-NX73T256P-RH

Pros: It's not a bad card, pretty fast for being a 7 series card. It was a decent price. It came with plenty of software including a game I haven't tried yet.

Cons: none yet

Overall Review: I think it over heated yesterday, but I was running it pretty hard for a almost a few hours straight. I think getting a new heatsink and fan for any video card would be a good idea, but I can't verify yet that it was this card that was overheating. It may have been the RAM or CPU. Also, it seemed a bit big, but this is my first time buying and building a computer, so I don't know how big these things usually are.

RAM for first computer build

CORSAIR XMS 512MB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model CMX512-3200C2PRO
CORSAIR XMS 512MB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model CMX512-3200C2PRO

Pros: Decent price. Works fine. Has nice LEDs on the top that shows how hard it's working.

Cons: none

Overall Review: There's not really anything wrong with the stick I have, but 512MB just isn't enough these days to play any good games. I'm upgrading to 1GB, but I'm sticking with Corsair XMS because they seem to be the best.

CD Burner for first computer build

LG CD Burner 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM Black E-IDE / ATAPI Model GCE-8527B BLK
LG CD Burner 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM Black E-IDE / ATAPI Model GCE-8527B BLK

Pros: It looks good being black, sitting in my Cooler Master Mystique. Decent price.

Cons: none yet

Overall Review: It's still too early to tell whether or not this is a great product because it could fail me in the future. It seems to be fine, but if it acts up any time soon, I will repost my rating.