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Keith S.

Keith S.

Joined on 04/09/01

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Most Favorable Review

1080p 37", 9 out of 10!!!!!

37" 1080p LCD HD Monitor
37" 1080p LCD HD Monitor

Pros: Great PRICE for a display with this many features and true 1080p support...tons of input options. If you have a 1080p source this thing is fantastic. Gaming at 1920x1080 is a captivating experience!!!

Cons: 1080p/1080i sources via component cables look kinda bad, not better than plain old tv actually. Supposedly HDMI is better, I have a cable on the way to test the HDTV part out some more. Make sure and calibrate it, out of box is a bit bright.

Overall Review: Works AWESOME as a pc display, mine is used for pc gaming, internet, and moderate cable tv. You simply can't go wrong with this as a true multimedia capable setup. Xbox 360 on VGA, PC via the dvi, and cable tv via component/hdmi....

Most Critical Review

Cheap, but maybe too cheap...

MSI 785GT-E63 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI 785GT-E63 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: -cheap -stable (for 31 days)

Cons: -Died after 31 days, causes power supply to trip and go into protection mode. Power supply and other parts work great in another pc. -I will be buying a better brand and chalk this up as experience. I can't wait weeks for MSI to get me another board, I need my computer for work purposes so I am buying another tonight (not MSI).

Overall Review: Bad experience...

Just nice, solid RAM

XPG V1.0 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600W8G9-DB
XPG V1.0 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600W8G9-DB

Pros: Cheap AND good, a rare combo these days. ADATA has some great product, I have been using them for years for work and play.

Cons: It doesn't do dishes.

Overall Review: This is some of the best ram around for the money. I don't care to squeeze that last 1% out of my overclocks and I want 100% reliability, so I do not overclock my ram.

Watch out AM3 users...

ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro - Compact Multi-Compatible Tower CPU Cooler | 92 mm PWM Fan | for AMD AM4 and Intel 115x CPU | Recommended up to 115 W TDP
ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro - Compact Multi-Compatible Tower CPU Cooler | 92 mm PWM Fan | for AMD AM4 and Intel 115x CPU | Recommended up to 115 W TDP

Pros: Nice and big, but not TOO big. Good looking part, very quiet. Works well on the Phenom II 3.4ghz I have, idles at 37c....

Cons: On my particular board, an MSI 785GT-E63, the ram slots are close enough to the cpu socket that this cooler's fan cage frame hits the ram module closest to it, and will not let the cpu cooler seat. I had to cut away part of the fan cage with a razor, trim and sand it, until I got enough clearance. Even now, the last cooler fin has to be bent a bit so the cooler can seat. Not a deal breaker for me, but the average person is going to have serious issues modifying a part that is *supposed* to fit AM3 sockets out of the box.

Overall Review: Again, a nice part that would have been alot nicer had I not needed to spend a half hour modifying it.

Decent Power Supply

Cooler Master eXtreme RP-500-PCAR 500 W ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply
Cooler Master eXtreme RP-500-PCAR 500 W ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply

Pros: Works great. This unit is running 4 SATA drives, 8800GT, overclocked C2D cpu, 4 ram sticks and has never balked or faltered. It gets heavy loads often.

Cons: Ehhhh...none really.

Overall Review: Good price for a midrange 500w power supply.

A-DATA...it's good.

ADATA 1GB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model ADBGC1A16
ADATA 1GB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model ADBGC1A16

Pros: It works as advertised, and runs at 1.8v which is a default for many main boards. I have been using A-DATA ram for a couple years now, never had a dead stick.

Cons: Does not overclock well, although it wasn't meant nor priced as such. If you don't need to overclock, this is the ram for you.

Overall Review: Again, good stuff. I have 3gb of this in my main rig.