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Tim C.

Tim C.

Joined on 02/09/08

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Most Favorable Review

Don't use the supplied bluetooth stack

Zoom 4312-00-68AF PC Card (PCMCIA) Type II fits Type II, III or Toshiba 16mm slot Bluetooth Adapter
Zoom 4312-00-68AF PC Card (PCMCIA) Type II fits Type II, III or Toshiba 16mm slot Bluetooth Adapter

Pros: Completely compatible with my Dell D620 system. Worked right out of the box. Picked up my Holux GPS and BB 7130E instantly. Great design. My USB ports are broken from trying to connect these devices while on the road. Now I have a functional GPS again. :-)

Cons: The Bluetooth stack that comes with this unit does not work as well as the Windows Stack. The latest one from the Zoom website works great.

Overall Review: This is my first experience using Bluetooth for my laptop. Must say that it was very easy.

Most Critical Review

Expecting more

ASUS Striker II Formula LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Striker II Formula LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Very easy installation. Over-clocks easily. Ran my Q6600 @ 3.2 with no troubles. 3Dmark06 scores 16600 with 2 8800 GTX. The whole system is very customizable

Cons: Several this keep me from liking this board. The SLI slots have the PCI and other PCI express slot wedged between them. In addition to losing slots with SLI (not really a fault of Asus) you have the other components wedged between 2 high heat boards. My Sound blaster X-Fi shutdown on my multiple times because of too much heat. The north bridge on this board runs HOT! very hot. I had to modify the 2 extra fans they sent for water cooling and force them on the NB heatsink to get it to run around 60 or so.

Overall Review: You'll be better off getting the ASUS MAXIMUS EXTREME. It looks like it has better spacing for this situation. I wish i had seen it before I bought this board.

Size does matter

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan

Pros: By far the largest case I have had the pleasure of owning. Makes for very easy installations. The removable bays are great. I am only using 4 HDD slots with room for 2 more HDD down the road. Everything fits like a glove and looks awesome. kudos on building a great case Thermaltake.

Cons: Depends if you have any size/space restrictions. This case is not meant to be discrete by any means.

Overall Review: I don't know if the power supply(cool master 1000 watt) that I got was just really big or what. The top connections for sound, USB and firewire got in the way so I had to remove it before installing the PSU. Not a big deal though. Just like everything else about this case it was made to come out easily.