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Arthur L.

Arthur L.

Joined on 12/14/04

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Most Favorable Review

Best Case on newegg under $100

Rosewill R5604-BK  0.8mm Japanese Cold Rolled Steel Dual 120mm Fans Screw-Less design ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Rosewill R5604-BK 0.8mm Japanese Cold Rolled Steel Dual 120mm Fans Screw-Less design ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: I've built machines using this case. It has it all, 2x 120mm Fans + side vent for supplying cpu fan with cool air. Perpendicular HDD access. Sturdy, screwless design that works well. It just doesn't get better than this.

Cons: none

Most Critical Review

Beware incompatibility due to large footprint

ARCTIC COOLING Accelero X1 Fluid Dynamic VGA Cooling Fan with Heatsink
ARCTIC COOLING Accelero X1 Fluid Dynamic VGA Cooling Fan with Heatsink

Pros: looks like it would have cooled very well, price is cheap

Cons: claims to fit NVIDIA 7900GTX However it didn't fit mine, the footprint on this thing is enormous. My card had 1 capacitor within the area of the footprint that prevented install. so I'm out shipping and restocking fee. If your card has nothing sticking up between the DVI/AGP connectors and the GPU, then everything should be ok.

Overall Review: There are other options available with a much smaller design, if you're worried this could happen to you, check into some other fans.

Slick

DD-WRT Supported, Rosewill RNX-N150RTv2 - Wireless N150 Wi-Fi Router - IEEE 802.11b/11g/11n, Up to 150 Mbps Data Rates, 5 dBi Fixed Antenna, WDS Bridge Connection, QoS and VPN Supported
DD-WRT Supported, Rosewill RNX-N150RTv2 - Wireless N150 Wi-Fi Router - IEEE 802.11b/11g/11n, Up to 150 Mbps Data Rates, 5 dBi Fixed Antenna, WDS Bridge Connection, QoS and VPN Supported

Pros: *Cheap - I've been wanting to play with DDWRT for a while. $15 Shell Shocker gave me the opportunity *DD-WRT compatible

Cons: Mediocre wireless speed by modern standards, but for the price it's hard to complain

Overall Review: I flashed this baby with DD-WRT and got it Bridged and repeating in a couple hours, with no previous DD-WRT experience. It was fun and now I've got better coverage in my home.

Great CPU @ its pricepoint

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 - Core 2 Duo Conroe Dual-Core 2.33 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E6550
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 - Core 2 Duo Conroe Dual-Core 2.33 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E6550

Pros: I've built 2 systems around this CPU now, @ its pricepoint it can't be beat...checkout tom's hardware benchmarks if you're interested in how well this CPU performs

Cons: The Intel stock fans cool just fine, great in fact, and are easy to clean. However installing can be difficult. Sometimes its hard to tell if the push-in mounting gets properly installed, I've had them pop back out on me. after doing 7 of them, I think they could come up with something a little better.

Gave it a try

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ

Pros: System is running stable, Price tag with rebate was spectacular. Heat spreaders are shiny blue..pretty good looking

Cons: none

Overall Review: never used G.Skill before, the price including the rebate made me consider them, due to the high rating from my newegg peers I decided to give um a shot. So far I'm very pleased

Great GTS Card

EVGA 640-P2-N829-A3 GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
EVGA 640-P2-N829-A3 GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Pros: This card is nice option for those who don't want to drop the $ for the GTX or GT the overclocked GTS with the 640MB ram makes it a real contender and a nice step up from the standard 320, 500mhz GTS's, installed easily and is running nice and cool.

Cons: I've read that the overclocking ups the power consumption. However I'm running a 500w PSU with 4 HDDs and 2 DVD roms with no power issues. I guess the only con is my electric bill will go up.

Overall Review: Came with Crysis, making it a great deal...and Crysis really shows off the power of this card....wow just wow.