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Costin B.

Costin B.

Joined on 11/19/04

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Most Favorable Review

Solid CPU

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 - Core 2 Quad Yorkfield Quad-Core 2.83 GHz LGA 775 95W Desktop Processor - BX80569Q9550
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 - Core 2 Quad Yorkfield Quad-Core 2.83 GHz LGA 775 95W Desktop Processor - BX80569Q9550

Pros: Fast. Works as expected, fairly cool with the stock HS. I have 2 such processors in 2 machines.

Cons: [echo]Whomever designed the heatsink retention system needs a good beating[/echo]

Overall Review: Overclocked the newest to 3.2GHz with no voltage change. Left it at 3.06GHz though, I prefer stability over the illusion of speed. Will try to push more as the system proves to be stable as it is.

12/10/2009
Most Critical Review

Just OK

D-Link DGE-530T Gigabit Desktop PCI Adapter
D-Link DGE-530T Gigabit Desktop PCI Adapter

Pros: GB card, gets good speeds

Cons: High CPU usage on the system during transfers

10/26/2007

Good card

Rosewill RC303 - Dual Serial & Single Parallel Port PCI Card
Rosewill RC303 - Dual Serial & Single Parallel Port PCI Card

Pros: Easy to install - Win7 64-bit detected and installed it automagically. Does what it's supposed to do for me (2 serial ports). Haven't tested the parallel port but I have no reason to suspect anything wrong.

Cons: Wish the parallel port was on the secondary bracket as an option, not the serial ports. But maybe that's just me.

Overall Review: Connectors can be reversed (saw other complaints). However pin 1 *is* marked on the board so if you pay attention you'll get it right from the first attempt.

12/10/2009

Very Good

D-Link DGL-4100 Gigabit Gaming Router GamerLounge Broadband 1 x 10/100Mbps WAN Ports 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps LAN Ports
D-Link DGL-4100 Gigabit Gaming Router GamerLounge Broadband 1 x 10/100Mbps WAN Ports 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps LAN Ports

Pros: Very good performance, QoS (GameFuel), GB router. Managed to get 32M/4.6M with it (just like with the PC conncted directly to the modem).

Cons: LEDs are too bright

10/26/2007

CHEAP

PRINCETON LCD1911 19" SXGA 1280 x 1024 Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor
PRINCETON LCD1911 19" SXGA 1280 x 1024 Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor

Pros: 19", relatively inexpensive

Cons: -horrible picture (looks like 256 colors at best when set to 24bpp, 16bpp is unusable). The issue has been reproduced on 10 monitors running on 10 different machines. Only good in an office environment if not showing pictures. -poor speakers -no height adjustment -stuck pixels - all 10 units had some

Overall Review: Do yourself a favor and stay away from it.

12/14/2006

Good, but not for overclocking

CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model Twinx2048-3200c2
CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model Twinx2048-3200c2

Pros: Runs great at advertised speeds. Decent price for the quality.

Cons: Does not overclock well, had to set 2.5-3-3-6 to overclock more than 5% (a Corsair 2x512M kit that I had before could easily go 10% at 2-3-3-6).

Overall Review: If you want to overclock look at something else, otherwise a good choice.