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Scott B.

Scott B.

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Most Favorable Review

Non-passive

StarTech.com DP2DVI2 DisplayPort To DVI Adapter - Passive - 1080p - DP to DVI - Display Port to DVI-D Adapter
StarTech.com DP2DVI2 DisplayPort To DVI Adapter - Passive - 1080p - DP to DVI - Display Port to DVI-D Adapter

Pros: Displayport to DVI

Cons: Passive adapter, NOT Active

Overall Review: same as cons This is for people browsing for Active Adapters Passive means that if you want 3+ monitors as try to use this adapter - it will not work You have to get an active adapter for that

11/14/2011

480GB SSD

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCR480GB
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCR480GB

Pros: This drive was very easy to install. I have the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case - it screws in nice and easy. It screws in from the bottom like most 2.5" drives I ofc had to install Win7 from scratch on the new drive which didn't take long at all, after that - I put in my old drive and copied the information over and re-installed my programs. The drive is very, very light. It almost feels like an empty case plastic - not like the cold, heavy, metal hard drive cases that we all know and love. Speed - it's fast. Win7 scale is 7.9/7.9 roadkil.net/program.php/P13/Disk%20Speed Roadkil's Disk Speed Version 2.0: Your Results Lowest Average Fastest Read Speed 418.93 MB/sec 72.03 MB/sec 312.68 MB/sec 757.45 MB/sec Cache Speed 440.17 MB/sec 47.57 MB/sec 308.18 MB/sec 2.07 GB/sec Access Time 0.13 ms 0.09 ms 6.5 ms 17.81 ms Score 335939.07 335939.07 189516.51

Cons: Expensive For those users having issues with your computer not finding your drive - check the bios first; if the bios doesn't find it - something's wrong. If it does find it, then the windows installer should find it (fresh Win7) if you're running the SSD as a backup drive or storage for transport and it's not auto-showing up in windows, it's probably bc it's not formatted Win7: Control Panel - System and Security - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Storage - Disk Management - Find your disk and format it. After you format it, it should pop up in Windows If it doesn't show up this window - then there is something wrong with the drive

Overall Review: Comp Specs: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case (Black) 480GB SSD 1000w PSU 3.6GHz AMD 8-Core Coolermaster V6 GT 16 GB DDR3 - 1600 MHz Asus 6950 2 GB Vid Card (2 DVI, 4 DP) I Play WoW, SWToR, D3 and it runs great with all. It's faster than the HDD's in the past. Each game still takes a little bit of time to load. Zoning is a ton faster though!

Coolermaster 4 fan pack

COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP Silent Case Fan (4-Pack)
COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP Silent Case Fan (4-Pack)

Pros: Works great, cool, quiet

Cons: Not sleeved Only has 3 pin connector instead of a 3 and a 4 (Molex)

Overall Review: I had a Thermaltake fan that the bearings had started to go out in - replaced the 2 case fans with these - works great It doesn't fit the 80 mm fan size (ie: dual purpose for case side). Not a big deal though

12/11/2011

Passive Adapter

Cirago DPN1021 DisplayPort to DVI Single Link Adapter
Cirago DPN1021 DisplayPort to DVI Single Link Adapter

Pros: none

Cons: Not an active adapter

Overall Review: do not get this for eyeinfinity

11/14/2011

Not specific on active / passive

SIIG CB-DP0072-S1 DisplayPort to DVI Adapter Cable
SIIG CB-DP0072-S1 DisplayPort to DVI Adapter Cable

Pros: dunno?

Cons: The developer of this adapter does not state on it's site that it's active or passive (or if it has a converter chip) so let's assume that it's passive

Overall Review: do not buy this if you want to use it for eyeinfinity (3rd monitor)

11/14/2011

New Mobo

GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Outstanding board USB3 Sata3 x6 Sata2 x2 Onboard video +2 pci-e slots

Cons: Northbridge was a little loose

Overall Review: BSOD'd when first installed - but I did forget to uninstall the old drivers All drivers that are needed are on the disc that's shipped w/ the mobo. You'll need it for USB3 and LAN drivers, possibly audio drivers as well. These were installed and the BSOD's went away For those users wanting to use 1 or 2 pci-e's and the onboard video - enable UMA and surround view in the BIOS (I use 6x monitors) I use 2x fans that are in the PCI slots and 2x pci-e video cards, it all fit (very close though) The SATA ports are pointed to the front of the case instead of to the side door - which works great