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Chris G.

Chris G.

Joined on 07/08/01

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Most Favorable Review

Worth It!

HP Compaq SmartBuy LA2405x Brushed Aluminum and Black 24" 5ms height, pivot & swivel adjustable Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 3,000,000:1 (1000:1)
HP Compaq SmartBuy LA2405x Brushed Aluminum and Black 24" 5ms height, pivot & swivel adjustable Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 3,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Pros: Excellent Contrast Ratio - The blacks are super black, and the lights are super light. It's a great image. Price - It's the cheapest 1920x1200 as of writing this from NewEgg. Stand - Flexible stand to position in any scenario! Dead Pixels - NONE! Features - IT HAS A USB HUB! Image - I can't get over how beautiful the image is. I just love looking at the monitor lol.

Cons: I don't know... It's hard to say anything bad. I could say obvious things like "not a higher resolution" or "no speakers", but I'm not expecting those features in this price range.

Overall Review: I'm absolutely loving this monitor. It is replacing an older 22" CRT that did 1800x1440. While I'm losing some pixels in terms of resolution, the size of the screen is bigger, and the size and weight are obviously incredibly less. I've used these kind of monitors from HP at the office over the years, despite them being the lower-end models. I was happy with how they worked at the office (never had one fail - had a boss throw a ball and spill water and mess up the bottom of one, but after evaporation was working fine). This model is LED back-light, whereas the ones I use in the office are not. The size and resolution are much greater as well. This is the cheapest 1920x1200 monitor, but has more features than competing monitors that are slightly more expensive.

10/17/2012
Most Critical Review

Good product.... while it works.

LOGISYS Computer RBF30BK 30mm Case Fan
LOGISYS Computer RBF30BK 30mm Case Fan

Pros: Good airflow Acceptable noise for the airflow

Cons: Fail very quickly

Overall Review: I bought two of these fans. Both burned out quickly. The first burned out in a few weeks. The second burned out within a week. They have good airflow, until they start to burn out.

One of my best PSU purchases ever.

SilverStone ST85ZF 850 W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC SLI Certified Power Supply
SilverStone ST85ZF 850 W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC SLI Certified Power Supply

Pros: I've been using this PSU for over a year and I have absolutely no complaints. It was $289.99 when I purchased it. I had 2 raptors, 5 7.2k drives, 2 dvd-rw drives, a floppy, a 7800 gtx, a tornado fan and about 5 other case fans when I purchased this. The voltages were as rock solid then as they are now. The PSU hasn't hiccuped or skipped a beat. I think I might be a silverstone fan for life.

Cons: Absolutely none

Overall Review: I see that some people had their PSU arrive DOA or close to it. Don't let that be a deterrent. Shipping can do numbers to ANY product regardless of the quality of the product or packaging. Mine happened to arrive fine. As long as you get one that works you will not be disappointed.

Wow

Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10000 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10000 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Comments: Do these drives really need another review? No question hands down Ultra Fast. I put two of these in a RAID0 and everything that everyone has said in these reviews about the installation and boot speed are absolutely dead on. I didn't think speed like that was possible. It is almost too fast... Like when you are unzipping something on the drive you sometimes think that only one of the files in the archive was unzipped because it all gets extracted so fast. If you want fast drive speed, these are the drives to get.

Solid

Thermaltake Silent Pure Power W0049RUC 680 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
Thermaltake Silent Pure Power W0049RUC 680 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Comments: Very stable rails well within the 10%. Plenty of power for anything too, Here's what I have connected to mine: DFI NF4 SLI-DR Athlon X2 4200 Thermaltake Bigwater 4 7200.8 Barracudas (SATA) 3 WD Raptor 10Ks (SATA) XFX GeForce 7800GTX 2x NEC DVD Burners. and some additional case fans... I can burn 2 DVDs while playing whatever game with hardly any fluctuation in the rails... Well worth it imho.

Good stuff

XFX GeForce 7800GTX 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card with 450MHz Core and 1250MHz Memory PVT70FUNF7
XFX GeForce 7800GTX 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card with 450MHz Core and 1250MHz Memory PVT70FUNF7

Comments: The free controller really did it too. Everyone knows the Geforce 7800 GTX is still the top of the line, even after the preliminary benchmarks (using RELEASE CANDIDATE drivers) of ATI's new 1800... Solid card, and the heatsink/fan has a beautiful finish.