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Michael R.

Michael R.

Joined on 01/06/06

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G71 - Awesome GPU

EVGA 256-P2-N584-AR GeForce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported KO Video Card
EVGA 256-P2-N584-AR GeForce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported KO Video Card

Pros: Faster than a 7800GTX for half the price, excelent stock heatsink, eVGA's amazing customer service and warranty, runs cool, quiet, uses little power when compared to similarly-performing ATI cards

Cons: Can't do HDR and AA at the same time.

Overall Review: I love this card. I run all my games maxed out at the highest resolution my monitor supports. Plus, the G71 core overclocks like a monster with a very simple voltage mod. 7900GT KO @ 625/1600, 3700+ SD @ 3 Ghz, 1 gb G.Skill UTT BH-5, DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-D, Thermaltake Armor, Soundblaster X-Fi XtremeMusic

GREAT mouse!

Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming Mouse
Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: Nice wieght, cool looking, on-the-fly sensitivity changing, 8 buttons, very comfortable.

Cons: SetPoint software can be annoying.

Overall Review: This mouse is just great. The on-the-fly sensitivity changing is an amazing feature, and has come in handy. This is the first upgrade that has made me actually better at the game I'm playing, instead of just having it look/sound better. Highly, highly reccomended. I tried out many mice, including this, the Logitech G5, G7, MX1000, and Razer Copperhead, at a local computer shop, and this felt by far the best for my needs. if you're looking for an inexpensive, high quality gaming mouse, this is for you.

GREAT mouse!

Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming Mouse
Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: Nice wieght, cool looking, on-the-fly sensitivity changing, 8 buttons, very comfortable.

Cons: SetPoint software can be annoying.

Overall Review: This mouse is just great. The on-the-fly sensitivity changing is an amazing feature, and has come in handy. This is the first upgrade that has made me actually better at the game I'm playing, instead of just having it look/sound better. Highly, highly reccomended. I tried out many mice, including this, the Logitech G5, G7, MX1000, and Razer Copperhead, at a local computer shop, and this felt by far the best for my needs. if you're looking for an inexpensive, high quality gaming mouse, this is for you.

I love this case!

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: HUGE, sweet looking, heavy (a good thing in my book), sturdy, more space than you will ever need, 11 (!) available 5.25" drive bays wirh mesh covering for great airflow, 4 fans.

Cons: Front fin thingys squeak, nothing a little bit of WD-40 can't fix, instructions for support bracket for the PSU is confusing, kinda expensive for a case, but well worth it.

Overall Review: I love this case. It's been my favorite case for a long time, and now that I finnaly have it, I couldn't be happier. The stock fans don't push a ton of air, but I'm ordering some Thunderblades to replace them. After using this and a Lian-Li with my dad's PC, I've gotta say that I think the build quality of the Armor is as good as, if not better than, the Lian-Li. Well worth the price. Get it, you will not be dissapointed.

Gotta love G.Skill

G.SKILL 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model F1-3200PHU1-1GBNS
G.SKILL 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model F1-3200PHU1-1GBNS

Pros: 2-2-2, can't get much better than that BH-5 modules means high speeds and tight timings Low cost for great RAM

Cons: Not available in 2*1GB modules... BH-5 needs really high voltage (like 3.2v or higher) to reach high speeds

Overall Review: This is great RAM at a great price. If your motherboard can supply enough vDIMM, you can do amazing things with this RAM.

One of the best CPUs out there

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ - Athlon 64 San Diego Single-Core 2.2 GHz Socket 939 Processor - ADA3700BNBOX
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ - Athlon 64 San Diego Single-Core 2.2 GHz Socket 939 Processor - ADA3700BNBOX

Pros: Extreme Overclockability Low price Great stock performance Runs cool

Cons: It's not a dual core? nothing is bad about this chip.

Overall Review: The new 3700+ San Diego steppings (KAB3E and KABQE) have been doing amazing OCs (like as much as 3GHz on the stock HS/F). These chips are amazing, they're like the Opterons were in November. Get one, you will not regret it, Overclocker or otherwise.