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Robert K.

Robert K.

Joined on 03/18/02

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Most Favorable Review

Overclocking with Stock Timing!

SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model T800UX2GC4
SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model T800UX2GC4

Pros: The Super Talent T800UX2GC4 2GB DDR2 800MHz memory kit overclocks higher with stock timings then all other brands (at the time I'm writing this). I am able to reach STABLE at 1.1Ghz with 2.3V and the stock time of 4-4-3-8 AMAZING!

Cons: as I said already "at the time I'm writing this" ... meaning a month or two down the line there will be C3 memory on the maket that will beat this speed... but at what price?

Overall Review: 4-4-3-8 is amazing on its own at stock speed and at the speed you'll be able to reach if you decide to overclock is a real WOW factor. Also a lifetime warranty does not hurt either.

Most Critical Review

Windows 64 bit os no go

KINAMAX WCM-NV13 0.35 MP Effective Pixels USB 2.0 6-LED Infrared Night-Vision  WebCam
KINAMAX WCM-NV13 0.35 MP Effective Pixels USB 2.0 6-LED Infrared Night-Vision WebCam

Pros: will not work for my 64 bit OS

Cons: I should have checked kinamax web site for 64 bit drivers before buying this. They have NO 64 bit drivers for any of their web cams.

Overall Review: beware, a few months before windows went to 32 bit a lot of hardware was dumped on the market and when people upgraded, they found out why the "dumped hardware" was so cheap. In a year or two everyone will be running a 64bit version of windows and a lot of hardware will become completely useless.

Second 8800 WILL NOT FIT WITH RAID

ASUS M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: nice mother board, went in fawst with no problem other then one big one, read below in "cons".

Cons: I have 4 Raptor SLI hard drives, and two 8800GTX video boards, I could only install ONE OF THEM because of the mother board lay out. Think ahead of what you're going to be using this device for a yea down the line.

Overall Review: I've been using this as a temp replacement for a dead motherboard, everything works well but I'd never buy this unless you're NEVER planning on installing a second SLI video board.

11/21/2007

never another power problem

PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR 1000W Continuous @ 50°C EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR 1000W Continuous @ 50°C EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: owned one for over a year and I have dual 8800GTX in SLI video boards, 6 hard drives 4 in raid zero, other 2 in raid zero, 2 dvd burners and ZERO PROBLEMS.

Cons: its a huge power supply, make sure you can fix the device. I have a Thermaltake Armor Series case and I had to pull the hard drives out and slide it in the front - also had to remove the top USB ports from the case to get this PS mounted.

Overall Review: the reason I'm back here looking at this device is because I'm buying another one, yeah I'm that happy this this PS.

4 in raid - worth the money

Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: SPEED!!! I have four in a raid 0 config, and its FAST - and thinking about buying two more for a 6 raptor raid zero!

Cons: two of the four have failed on me, but formating those two drives on their own (non-raid) recovered the drive, data was lost - thats why I backup needed files and keep our needed programs when I can find them.

Overall Review: I have mine mounted in my Thermaltake Armor Series with two Thermaltake A2309 iCages and they make life simple - and with Thermaltake A2385 120mm Fan Noise Dampener kits, zero noise!

Easy so far...

KWORLD PlusTV HD PCI-115 TV Tuner ATSC 115 PCI Interface
KWORLD PlusTV HD PCI-115 TV Tuner ATSC 115 PCI Interface

Pros: I'm using this with Comcast, I'm getting about 20 HD channels and all of the music channels, nothing pay. HD channels are all very crisp.

Cons: The software is a nightmare, makes me think of programs written for Windows 3.11, no "keep on top of screen" ... recording is jumpy even on a very high end pc. Auto labeling didn't work. Had to use the Vista 64 bit drivers to get my XP64 to work correctly. Software is ALL 32 bit.

Overall Review: when I searched for the HD channels it searched for ten minutes w/o finding anything ... so I stopped thinking there was a problem... Let it keep searching, the HD channels are at the end of the search. It found 300+ channels, but only 20 had a picture, I'm going to search for a better TV program. I gave the card a Excellent rating because I think the limited number of channels might involve Comcast.