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Gregory W.

Gregory W.

Joined on 04/05/05

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Most Favorable Review

Best bang for the buck.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Brisbane 2.3GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Brisbane 2.3GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor

Pros: Just purchased this CPU while building a new system for a client. He's upgrading from a socket 423 1.3GHz P4 to this. Works flawlessly in his new CAD system.

Cons: None whatsoever.

Overall Review: Would have gone with an opteron normally for a CAD workstation, but the customer felt that a professional series graphics card was enough for him.

Most Critical Review
ABIT Fatal1ty AN8-SLI 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
ABIT Fatal1ty AN8-SLI 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

Comments: Great board... if you baby it. Why put 4 memory slots in if only 2 work right?? Many of my applications crash from memory failure (WoW, HL2, Doom3...). I know the RAM itself is good because it worked just fine in my old ASUS board. It overclocks great, no problems there. I can't find a 64-bit uguru driver. These are the kind of problems you can expect from a cheap motherboard, not one this pricey. Sorry but based on the price, I hate this thing.

10/14/2005

Compact, does what it's supposed to.

MSI MS-9802-020 VIA C7/Eden Nano BGA2 1GHz onboard 479 VIA CX700M Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU Combo
MSI MS-9802-020 VIA C7/Eden Nano BGA2 1GHz onboard 479 VIA CX700M Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU Combo

Pros: Great little ITX package.

Cons: None really, I researched my selection with the manufactuer before buying.

Overall Review: I got this to use as an NAC with the flexibility to fill whatever purpose later. You will need an ITX power supply to power an ITX form factor board; common sense right? Sometimes I wonder...

good for the money

TRENDnet TEG-PCITXR Gigabit Network Adapter 10/100/1000Mbps PCI 1 x RJ45
TRENDnet TEG-PCITXR Gigabit Network Adapter 10/100/1000Mbps PCI 1 x RJ45

Pros: Well... at least the 10/100 part wasnt a lie.

Cons: Considering the physical limitation of a 32 bit PCI slot is 133MBPS, it is impossible for this card to operate in gigabit mode.

Overall Review: The ethernet controller on the card may be rated for gigabit, but the interface it uses it way too slow. I gave it a 3 only because the value of the card balances out the false model name.

Great Card

ASUS Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card EAH2900XT/G/HTVDI/512M
ASUS Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card EAH2900XT/G/HTVDI/512M

Pros: Good power, I work with these cards almost on a daily basis.

Cons: Would be nice if they would use GDDR4 like on the x1950xtx cards. Also, why aren't they making this in a 1GB version?

Overall Review: Heh... You state that your tech level is high, yet you need instructions on how to install a VGA card.

Wonderful card

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100201SR
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100201SR

Pros: ATI optimized games preform perfectly on all max settings at 1680x1050.

Cons: Size; I work for a company that manufactures these and I have to say... I wish they would just make it single slot, however everyone is using the ATI design heatsink and not their own.

Overall Review: Gotta love the folks who put anything over average understanding on a product when they need the instruction manual just to install it.