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Joseph A.

Joseph A.

Joined on 10/20/05

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Most Favorable Review

Very nice unit

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-520HX 520 W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-520HX 520 W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Pros: Extremely quiet, stable power, steady on all rails. Cords are long and maneuverable enough to reach anywhere in an Antec P180 case. Best power supply I've ever had.

Cons: Its a bit pricey for a 520W, but you get what you pay for.

Most Critical Review

Eh, it works

Wintec AMPX 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C5-2048
Wintec AMPX 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C5-2048

Pros: Plugged it in, it works. Looks nice with heat spreader. Functional, cheap, 2GB DIMM.

Cons: As others have noted, mine also was clocked at 667Mhz by default. Disappointing, but it does appear to run fine at 800Mhz as well.

Overall Review: With the proliferation of inexpensive SDRAM it's probably worth an extra couple bucks so you don't have to mess with it.

11/12/2008

Sweet mouse

Logitech G500 Black Chrome 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse
Logitech G500 Black Chrome 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: Programmable buttons, spot on performance, adjustable DPI and weight, unlockable scroll wheel, application specific profile switching. Texture took a few days to get used to, but I like it now.

Cons: Doesn't make toast?

Overall Review: I was hooked on Logitech MX 510/518 mice for a few years, I had one at work, one at home, and a spare. When my home one quit I decided to take a chance on this over some other new non-Logi variants with more thumb buttons. I'm in brick and mortar hardware stores at least once a month (sorry Newegg, sometimes I need something right away, I still love you!) so I scope out input devices all the time. Haven't found a mouse that has made me want to switch yet.

Fast, not horribly expensive

Intel Core i7-930 - Core i7 Bloomfield Quad-Core 2.8 GHz LGA 1366 130W Desktop Processor - BX80601930
Intel Core i7-930 - Core i7 Bloomfield Quad-Core 2.8 GHz LGA 1366 130W Desktop Processor - BX80601930

Pros: Installed easy, runs fast, does indeed hit a good price/performance sweet spot and gets you into socket LGA 1366. Haven't overclocked yet (might try next week), but I wouldn't base review on that anyway. Running with a GTX 260, a few drives, 4 fans, I was worried I'd push the limits of my 520 watt Corsair PSU (3.5 years old) when going full throttle, but I've been fine so far.

Cons: It's not the cheapest, Core i5 might still be better value.

Overall Review: Running on an ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 board and under a Scythe SCMG-2100 (Mugen 2) cooler. By far the best way to get into the LGA 1366 socket, especially if you don't want to spend half a grand getting there.

works as advertised

Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BN1337
Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BN1337

Pros: installed fine, not a high profile DIMM, timings are right on

Cons: none I've found

Overall Review: I may buy another 2GB, solid RAM at a good price

Nice sink

Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler
Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler

Pros: Very solid heatsink/fan combo. Fan moves air well and is sufficiently quiet that I haven't felt a need to replace. Fits in an Antec P180 case. Heatsink is quite effective. Screw and backplate mounting system is in improvement of Scythe's from just a couple years ago. Inexpensive relative to similar quality products.

Cons: It's large and heavy, install is a bit awkward.

Overall Review: As said above, a big improvement over my earlier Scythe's Intel-like plastic twisty pin installation procedure. I just stacked a couple of the empty boxes from my build next to the mobo, set the heatsink on the CPU and turned over. Aligned the backplate and started install. Once the back is good, flip it over and finish. All in all a very nice value, terrific price for a good heatsink and fan.