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Daniel B.

Daniel B.

Joined on 01/10/08

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Most Favorable Review

Satisfied.

iBUYPOWER Desktop PC GS-514 Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 4GB DDR2 320GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
iBUYPOWER Desktop PC GS-514 Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 4GB DDR2 320GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

Pros: Cost effective, fast, no issues so far. *knock on wood*

Cons: Be sure to inspect your connections inside the case, i found a few loose...no doubt from the shipping. Other than that, the system has been wonderful.

Overall Review: The graphics are a little dated, but it performs well for what i need accomplished. If you plan on getting into more intensive programs, you'll need to update the graphics card.

Most Critical Review
SABRENT TV-PCCT PC VGA to Component TV Display Adapter
SABRENT TV-PCCT PC VGA to Component TV Display Adapter

Pros: Image (when it wasn't flickering violently) was nice. Product was quick and easy to set up out of the box.

Cons: Flickering caused image to be indiscernible on the tv.

Overall Review: The Sabrent TV-PCCT pc to tv converter is actually a transcoder, but marketed as a converter. This "converter" doesn't work well with computers without a TV-out enabled graphics card, something I learned after I troubleshooted for a few hours, so buyer beware. Packaging, shipping, and RMA was spectacular, thank you Newegg.

Fantastic Workhorse of a Graphics Card

ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 280 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9280-DC2T-3GD5
ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 280 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9280-DC2T-3GD5

Pros: Amazing speed for a single card at the $200 price range. Runs everything liquid smooth.

Cons: The game selection that AMD offered was a bit lacking. They could improve on this. Regarding the card, I have not found a con yet. If anyone is looking at this card and does NOT have a full size case, you will need one. This sucker is long, and will be an issue if the buyer is not aware or ill-prepared.

Huge Case, Huge Statement.

XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case
XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: I got this in yesterday and could hardly wait to install everything. After a bit of struggle understanding the manual (and then throwing it aside...), figuring out what goes where, it was finally complete. The case is giant, but gives a giant statement. The cooling is great and without a rear 120mm fan its running at 23c constant.

Cons: Because it's so large, some of the PSU cables couldn't extend long enough in and around the case...hardly a con though, just requires some finesse. I just moved the HD to the 3.5" bay so the 4pin molex cable was capable of reaching. Also, the manual was horrid. It gives no explanation to some of the wires and is in broken english; however, it wasnt impossible to figure out.

Overall Review: This will look amazing with my matching black-with-blue LED Razor Lycosa keyboard, dual samsung 19" LCD monitors and Habu optical mouse.