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Jean P.

Jean P.

Joined on 02/14/06

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Most Favorable Review
CHAINTECH GeForce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card SE6600G
CHAINTECH GeForce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card SE6600G

Pros: Best bang for the bucks! Will play any new games at Med/High res. I play BF2 and now I actually know what am I shooting at! Very stable and OCable.

Cons: NONE

Overall Review: Fast, cheap, GT.

Most Critical Review

Died too early

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Video Card 100289-2L
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Video Card 100289-2L

Pros: It worked fine while it was alive but died within a month of light use for an HTPC. Never overclocked or pushed hard, did't even play once. Never got hot, it just stopped working. Since I live outside the USA, I think RMA is a no no for me.

Cons: It died before a full month of use.

It works

AMD Athlon II X3 450 - Athlon II X3 Rana Triple-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 95W Desktop Processor - ADX450WFGMBOX
AMD Athlon II X3 450 - Athlon II X3 Rana Triple-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 95W Desktop Processor - ADX450WFGMBOX

Pros: The processor was not DOA. Plenty fast for HTPC HD, regular everyday use, stream to other PCs in local network while using this PC as well. Keeps cool. Easy to O.C.

Cons: Couldn't unlock 4th core, but it was a 50/50

Good ram

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

Pros: * Not DOA * Was the cheapest 8Gb when I bought them * Autodetected by the MB

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: Newegg rules the online world!

It works and it was cheap

Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: *It was not DOA *Cheap *Very quiet

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Newegg's super fast shipping rocks. They understand when you buy something online you want it right away and not wait a week or two to get your stuff.

Great cooling system

Thermaltake CL-P0114 120mm Big Typhoon CPU Cooler
Thermaltake CL-P0114 120mm Big Typhoon CPU Cooler

Pros: It dorped my temps 6C at idle and 12C under full load running Prime95 (A64 3000 is OC to 2.6ghz / max temp now is 38C). It is very very quiet, I had to look at it to make sure it was runnig. U can always change the fan for one w higher rpms, seems simple enough, only 4 screws honding the fan.

Cons: Socket 939 uses only 2 screws to hold this monster, seems to work just fine this way, but I keep on checking it, expecting it to fall anytime. So far it still in place.

Overall Review: This thing is just HUGE, it barely fits inside my case, but it sure does its job.