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Michael H.

Michael H.

Joined on 11/08/06

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Most Favorable Review

Good card

EVGA GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N624-AR
EVGA GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N624-AR

Pros: Good card, pretty cheap, no major complaints

Cons: Fan is a bit loud... but my 5.1 system is much louder :)

Overall Review: MIght get another and check out the SLI thing... Still playing Warcraft 3, so I'll wait till I find a new game that needs more power.

Most Critical Review

Ughh

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD

Pros: Its Pretty, indexing is great, installs quick, no issues, supported all my hardware out of the box, it works as expected

Cons: Massive resource hog.... 900 megs of ram being used immediatly after a clean install with no additional apps installed/running. Its freaking rediculous.

Overall Review: Upgraded to a dual core 4000 from an old AMD64 3200. My old system was easily 4 times faster running XP 64 than the new system is running Vista... I just turned off all the pretty stuff and killed just about every "NEW" vista feature and its bareable... THey need some major performance tweaks before I consider running this with Aero and all the other pretty stuff.

Works

Transcend 1GB Compact Flash (CF) Flash Card Model TS1GCF80
Transcend 1GB Compact Flash (CF) Flash Card Model TS1GCF80

Pros: It was cheap and it works

Cons: None

Overall Review: Just a cheap memory card... It works, doesn't seem slow... Wasn't expected much for this price, but glad I bought it.

Not satisfied

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-5400c4
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-5400c4

Pros: Good specs

Cons: Had to increase voltage to 2.2V to get this running at 4-4-4-12 and it was unstable at that point. Have it running a CL 5 and 800Mhz with ECS 590 SLI chipset board current and its stable.

Overall Review: Going to hold out until CL 3 1 Gigs are a bit cheaper. This may be an issue with my board specifically, heard the 800 Mhz CL 4s will work, but not these.

I love this thing

Thermaltake toughpower W0104RU 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified  Active PFC Power Supply
Thermaltake toughpower W0104RU 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Solid, plenty of power, runs cool, runs quiet, PS damperner included, every connector you'll need. 4 12V rails for PCIe, motherboard, SATA and other components. All cables covered in braided mesh. 140MM fan is nearly quiet and the air flow coming out is really cool.

Cons: So many cables..lol.. took some time to get sorted out, but expected and not a big deal.

Overall Review: Running 590 Chipset, 4000+ Brisbane CPU, 2 Gigs DDR2, 3 hard drives, dvd burner, 7900gs

Nice Board

ECS KN3 SLI2 (1.0) AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
ECS KN3 SLI2 (1.0) AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Bought this board because A. it was cheap, B. No complaints of overheating 590 chipset. Seems to be pretty solid... Had it up for a few weeks with no issues... Vista picked up all the hardware.

Cons: LPT port cable location is in a bad location. Additional fan connectors also in bad locations and more are needed. Extra power connectors arn't in great places either. Close to the CPU and PCIe.

Overall Review: Used low end ECS boards for 1000s of systems and had very few issues with most models (over last 4 years) Just sticking with what I've experianced. Asus boards have given me trouble.. as well as many others.