Joined on 01/24/06
Pros: This game is great and if you enjoyed Fable, or any RPGs, you should definitely get Fable 2! I highly recommend!
Cons: Nothing really, it's a great game!
Overall Review: Of course nothing can live up to Peter Molyneux's pre-release talk, if you know what I mean, but it's still great.
Pros: First of all, I love the modular cables. Makes the inside of your case very very organized. Works perfectly in my bottom mounted case. Reaches everything very nicely, except maybe the 8pin CPU power connector (I have a huge case, and it had to get around my 8800GTS and HS+fan). Super quiet, barely any heat.
Cons: One cable ALMOST wasn't long enough... :D
Overall Review: Great powersupply, highly recommend if you don't need more than 520W and want a nice clean case.
Great motherboard for single GPU setup!
Pros: Worked awesome right out of the box with my E8400. It's paired with an 8800GTS and 2GB of gskill RAM. Just overclocked my E8400 to 3.8GHz last night, and plan to go further. This thing makes overclocking a cinch! If it won't boot, it resets and you can go into the BIOS and try again within a few seconds. By comparing the BIOS setting to CPUZ I have a vdroop of about .05v. I don't know how well it does with a RAID setup, but it works fine with my 500GB HDD and a PATA ODD. This thing will knock back your CPU by 1GHz or so if you have Speedstep enabled and you are just idling. The wireless works great, just install the software on the included CD.
Cons: My 8800GTS is so long it hangs over the side of the mobo pretty much. It also covers the first couple of SATA slots. The first time I actually managed to get a SATA cable to use slot1, but I moved it to slot4 I believe and it works fine. Luckily I haven't had any problems with the Jmicron controller...
Overall Review: This is a great mobo for anyone only wanting a single GPU setup. If you are planning on getting SLI in the very near future, then you should buy an SLI capable mobo of course. Very very easy to flash the BIOS! Took about 5 seconds.
Awesome awesome case...
Pros: This case is HUGE! I simply love it. Very roomy and easy to install parts. Both side panels come off for very easy access. Has all the screws you would ever need already inside. Plenty of places to install extra fans, although the ones that come with it are plenty if you route your cables nicely for good airflow and have a nice HS+fan. The The bottom mounted PSU is great (using a modular PSU). Blows the air right out the bottom. The 120MM fans really move a lot of air with minimal noise. My GPU fan (at 45%) is easily the loudest thing in the case. My E8400 @ 3.8GHz (right now) idles at around 30C. Awesome blue led on the front fan. USB, Audio, IEEE 1394, e-SATA ports on top are really nice.
Cons: Can't remove the e-sata cable... I hate trying to remove the metal when installing an ODD. The Power and Reset buttons are kind of awkward to push. They feel kind of cheap also, and I am worried about breaking them someday.
Overall Review: I bolted everything down, even if it wasn't necessary, such as the HDD in its "carriage". I only have a single 8800GTS, but I am sure a SLI setup would have PLENTY of room in this case. My HUGE Zalman HS+Fan fits very nicely without touching the side panel. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this case. It really is the only case I would have thought about getting. Great price, too!