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Jason D.

Jason D.

Joined on 05/08/04

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Most Favorable Review

Full Linux Support!

ASUS XONAR DSX 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Audio Card
ASUS XONAR DSX 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Audio Card

Pros: Great Sound in both Linux and Windows Easily set up in Alsamixer in Linux Must have for Linux/Windows dual booters for sound upgrade

Cons: Windows 8.1 drivers are somewhat lacking, not as easy to setup as Linux Doesn't take everything off the processor for sound processing (Blame Microsoft for decisions made since Win 7) Minimal PCB is an eyesore in the case compared to other addon cards that have nicer asthetics

Overall Review: Bought this to replace my Sound Blaster Zx due to lack of Linux support. I couldn't be happier.

12/25/2014
Most Critical Review

Good for Games, Nothing Else

Windows 8.1 Pro - Full Version (32 & 64-bit)
Windows 8.1 Pro - Full Version (32 & 64-bit)

Pros: Due to under the hood tweaks, a lot of hardware is a lot more integrated within the kernel and works great for gaming machines.

Cons: -The "apps" more than likely will not install properly, or if ever install properly making them useless -Clicking the Menu button brings you to the "apps" menu. As stated above, just useless. -Who power computes with a tablet? Why make an entire OS geared towards tablets for a desktop machine?

Overall Review: Glad I sold my MSFT stock when I did. Except for PC gaming, MSFT products are about useless. Heck, with SteamOS and Steam on Ubuntu, soon, and I believe very soon, no one will have to buy a MSFT product again to PC game. Notice I said PC gaming. XBox One is a whole other debacle in itself. I'm pretty sure finance and business majors could get their doctorate degrees just writing a disrotation on what is going on with MSFT right now. MSFT, "Hey, we did great things with Windows XP, Windows 7, XBox, and the XBox 360. Heck people even forgave us for Windows 98, ME, and Vista. I have an idea. Let's take everything people love about Windows 7 and throw it in the trash. Do you know what else? Let's take what everybody loves about XBox and throw that out too. Heck, let's force this Kinnect thing down their throats so hard Alex Jones calls us out for spying on the public for the NSA and financial gain. What do you guys think? We won't even try to sugar coat the fact we are trying to mess over our customers. They'll buy our stuff anyway, right? No one will start using Linux. Right?"

So Far, So Good

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCR240GB-G2
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCR240GB-G2

Pros: Cheap Works as expected Faster than an HDD

Cons: It's green, not blue.

Overall Review: I have two of these now. Both running root (/) and C: for dual boot systems. I couldn't be happier. So far everything is running as it should be.

Buy One Every so Many Years

Mens Dunham Sandals Removable insert VersaLITE sole leather sandal
Mens Dunham Sandals Removable insert VersaLITE sole leather sandal

Pros: Very comfy and durable

Cons: Can get stinky if you slog through Manila with them. Then again everything gets stinky in Manila after awhile.

Overall Review: I've owned 3 pairs of these. I either lose them from country to country or I just wear them out. I have very messed up feet from my time in the Military, so these, when on vacation, are a life saver. I love them and I couldn't imagine not having them for my down time.

Seems to Be Working

GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound
GELID Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound

Pros: Seems to be working Haven't had the CPU overheat yet with an AMD FX-9590

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Writing this review while transcoding a Blu Ray using Handbrake and listening to a podcast on Rhythmbox. Using a heavily modified version of Xubuntu with all the bells and whistles on Compiz going. The heavy transcoding is in the High Profile preset with the film modifier. My CPU is maxed out and my temps are hovering around 47 to 49.5 C. If it fails I'll come back and modify my post.

Step Up

ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS
ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS

Pros: Everything Makes my AMD FX-9590 nice and stable

Cons: Only two MoBo USB 2.0 Headers No Comm Port (Didn't really look hard enough. Putting the Comm Port in server instead anyway)

Overall Review: Wish you could take away only half an egg. My two gripes aren't exactly whole egg territory.