Joined on 09/19/05
Very wise choice ...Price / Performance chip
Pros: L3 cache, not a bad little OCer. Stays decently cool with stock cooler. Pairs nice with my motherboard which has an Easy OC switch. OCed to 3.36Ghz and stable which seems to be the common maxing out of this chip on stock cooler.
Cons: The stock cooler seems a bit cheap. It has done alright so far but does not seem as well made as the one that came with my AMD AM2 Athlon x2 Windsor 6000+. Will probably replace it with a ZALMAN CNPS9700 later on down the road if I run into any trouble.
Overall Review: Was going to buy the 630 Propus quad core for budget purposes but am so glad I went with this chip instead as it has 6MB L3 cache and suits my gaming needs a lot better. -AMD AM3 Phenom II x4 925 Deneb 2.8 GHZ OC to 3.36 -MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a -A-Data 4 GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 RAM -Rosewill 950w PSU -XFX Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS -COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Die die die my darlin'
Cons: Extremely short lifespan. High disk I/O and poor overall performance.
Overall Review: I work for a major datacenter and we use these drives due to the cost efficiency. We have these drives die ALL the time. We actually had to staff a team to do nothing but monitor and replace these drives (tossing the cost efficiency idea out the window). Word to the wise...stay away.
Really helped my poor little Dell D830 chug along
Pros: I love it. Cools the laptop down nicely and had adjustable fan speed. Props the laptop at an angle which makes typing pleasurable. USB powered
Overall Review: I use this in my home office in a desk, so I can't speak for having it on my lap. My home office is upstairs to I used to run into issues in the summer time with heat (Dell D830 will generate plenty of it) which would slow down my work productivity. I use this pad on the lowest setting and it alleviates that problem completely. At the price point it was a very smart buy. I would definitely buy again if this one failed after having it about a year.
Pros: Big!! Backlit. Nice crisp, clean picture when watching HD content. Have not watched a sporting event on it yet but I am eagerly awaiting that. Speakers are "ok" as expected with a flat screen so I won't even list them in the cons.. Games through my PS3 look amazing. Built in WIFI...Netflix etc. Thin profile around the edges comparable with new Samsungs which I definitely like. TONS of audio / video inputs.
Cons: Only cons I have to list are regarding the firmware built into the TV while using USB. Playing an array of different video formats from an external hard drive that I store video content on. The TV does not seem to handle a lot of different ones flawlessly...Just read up on the supported video/audio formats and make sure your videos are encoded using that format but for the most part it plays the normal stuff. Not sure if there is a way to update the firmware to handle all format types.
Overall Review: Got this monster for $1399.99 (unfortunately not through newegg) for my game room upstairs. If the Sharp holds up and goes the mile I will be extremely satisfied. TV looks beautiful for 60". Backlit really makes a difference. Watched Iron Man in 1080p and was simply amazing looking. Factory settings on TV are alright but as always, play with all the settings and tweak to your liking and you will get a nicer picture.
Despite other reviews...
Pros: Despite other reviews saying DOA (you are going to see DOA's on every item at some point) I have build 3 systems with this power supply so far. Never a hitch and has stable power to all my components. Although it's "modular" I still have to use all the cables to hook up all of my components but no biggie - I have a lot of hardware to run. Also comes well packaged and feels like quality right out of the box.
Cons: None to list
Overall Review: AMD Athlon II x4 Propus 635 2.9 GHz 4 GB A-data Gaming Series Memory MSI G45-770 mobo EVGA GTX460 Superclocked video card Intel x25-v SSD 40GB :( 1TB Samsung 7200 RPM drive Asus DVD-RW+ 4 120mm fans ///// 1 140mm fan Stable power! However if you are planning to SLI some of these high end cards that are out now (which I don't think the slight performance for price is worth it) I would go with a higher wattage PSU. I believe this one would SLI a pair of GTX460's without a hitch but they are less power hungry than GTX470+
Using it for years. Has never failed me yet.
Pros: I have been using this for years on multiple builds for myself and friends and it gets the job done! Price and quality. Have never had a stick go out on me. Excellent ram!
Cons: No complaints here.
Overall Review: Simple fast RAM for your pc build. I want to buy 4 more gigs just for kicks.