Date Joined: 02/10/07
Pros: After looking around for about 3 months, I finally decided that waiting for the G92 chip would be worth my investment. IT HAS. I can play every game on thier highest settings when OC'd by 10%, (even Crysis :O ) and the card loads to only about 43 degrees C with the fan on 85%. Compared to some of the temps like 70-80 degrees on the previous chips, it is a BIG improvement. The dual slot cooler is definately worth it too since I can barely hear it above my intercooler and system fans. Works great on 64-bit vista, and my Vista Experience Score is 5.9. LOL it doesn't go any higher yet. My 3D Mark '06 score is now 13,576, and I could OC more, but what's the point??
Cons: None that I have found yet. The most fustrating part about the new OS is finding an overclocking utility for the card, and the only one that I got to work was nTune by nVidia. Even still, the program is annoying since it won't save the fan settings from boot to boot. It does however allow you to OC the card very easily, but be careful since it won't find it's max clock rate.
Overall Review: I love BFG. I don't like how Vista makes it hard to install anything, but just disable the Digitally Signed Driver check if you have 64-bit Vista. Made my life easier....
Pros: The RAM is CHEAP considering it is 2X2GB, and it does have heatsinks as well. Does post advertised timings @ stockspeeds and voltages (Gigbyte P35-DQ6 Rev. 2).
Cons: Allowed me to OC it to about 1050 MHz before giving me errors, was somewhat unstable at that point. I keep it at about 900 MHz though with somewhat relaxed timings (6-6-8-16 2T).
Overall Review: I have this in combination with a 2X1GB set of G.Skill RAM and I don't think I will ever buy a different brand unless I want it to go faster than 1 GHz. It's pleny for me, I now have 6 GB of RAM. E6750 C2D @ 3.56 GHz, Gigabyte P35-DQ6 mobo, 8800 GTS 512MB (G92), 320GB SATA II, Water Cooling (CPU only), 680W PSU.
Pros: 1333 FSB, 2.66 GHz, large cache, low price, and it overclocks much better than the E6700. Runs at 3.65GHz @36 C load for me. Great prices too.
Overall Review: E6750 @3.65, Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 mobo, G.Skill DDR2 6400 @950MHz, 700W PSU, BFG 8800 GTS OC, 320GB SATA, Watercooled CPU....
Pros: The system is easy to install, looks good with all its blue lights and fluid, and comes with the accessories needed to put it together. Also has a MOSFET/chipset fan which is reall important and that other systems lack. Adjustible fan speed for the radiator. Fit into my mid tower ATX case too! CPU temps: 28 C at idle, 36 at load.
Cons: Does get pretty loud, like a standing fan loud. But, at low speeds it's almost silent. The surface of the heatsink wasn't so smooth, but I was going to lap it anyway.
Overall Review: My first attempt at watercooling, so I didn't want to do a custom build yet.
E6750 @3.65, Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 mobo, G.Skill DDR2 6400 @950MHz, 700W PSU, BFG 8800 GTS OC, 320GB SATA, Watercooled CPU....
Pros: Keeps cool (40 C) at max load, runs everything I put in it, 1333 FSB compatible, comes with SO many extras and features, good layout, good looking, has an optical out for surround sound, and the list goes on....
Cons: Wierd CrazyCool backplate had to be removed for my watercooling bracket. And it doesn't allow me to hook up my kitchen appliances so it can make me dinner.
Pros: Well, it overclocks beeter than the first kit tyhat I got...went to 950MHz at 5-5-6-12 1T with only a mild overvolt. The price is amazing on these for what you get. Get some today!
Cons: None that I can think of.
Overall Review: E6750 @3.65, Gigabyte P35 DQ6 mobo, G.Skill DDR2 6400 @950MHz, 700W PSU, BFG 8800 GTS OC, 320GB SATA, Watercooled CPU....
Pros: First of off, I was actually surprised by how big it was. I was almost expecting a smaller monitor, and I forgot that this was a wide screen monitor. Birght, crisp images, running it on a resolution of 1680X1050 and a refresh rate of 75 Hz, theerefore, it CAN do 1080p. Overall, looks are amazing. Includes all the cables you'll need! NO DEAD PIXELS!
Cons: Had two stuck pixels, but I managed to fix one so far with the massage technique, and I will try the other one later.
Overall Review: Contrary to the specs page on Newegg, this unit does have two small built in speakers and even the cord to connect them! Not very loud, but what can you expect if they are built in?
Pros: First off, I had thought that I got a DOA and that would have aggrevated me, but it was just a stupid error I made. When it's powered on, the blue LED fans look nice, and I like the black aluminum case. I also bought this because I needed at least 20A on each of the 12V rails, and this provides. Great for the price, too. I got it with a rebate, so I was happy. The adjustable fan knob is nice, I can go from almost silent to vaccuum cleaner. ;)
Cons: Not too many, but I think its instruction manual is a bit pathetic. Poor grammar and spelling make it sort of hard to read.
Overall Review: I almost think that there are too many cables! I don't need 8 molex connectors, just 1 or 2, and the rest clutter my case. I almost bought a modular PSU, but oh well.
Pros: Moves a lot of air just as I had hoped. I like the LEDs, and they work well with my blue themed lighting. Not to pricey, and pretty quiet too!
Cons: None really, it's just a fan.
Overall Review: Cheap 120mm case fan! I have 3 80 mm fans sucking in, the 120mm and another 80mm plus the 2 fans in the power supply blowing out, all in an Apevia X-Cruiser case. It surely moves air, and keeps my case idle temps around 30 degrees C! Like I said, pretty quiet too!
Pros: Does what it is supposed to do. Moves air and doesn't make much noise.
Cons: The plastic doesn't glow "brilliantly" when exposed to black light, but I don't think that's too much of a con to knock an egg off.
Overall Review: Cheap 80mm case fan! I have 3 80 mm fans sucking in and a 120mm, another 80mm plus the 2 fans in the power supply blowing out, all in an Apevia X-Cruiser case. It surely moves air, and keeps my case idle temps around 30 degrees C!
Pros: This CCFL is nice and bright, though not as bright as the other reviews say, it still lights up my case nicely and a bit of the room it's in. Can't beat that low price either!
Cons: Plastic is kinda cheesy; the end caps seem like they are just waiting to fall off.
Overall Review: Not to much UV light, but I figured that and bought a strictly UV blacklight CCFL.
Pros: This product is GREAT for VGA cooling, having a pure copper base and 2 heatpipes is whisks away heat from my video card. It doesn't take up too much room either. I am glad I replaced the stock VGA HSF...and the blue RAM heatsinks look cool on the card.
Cons: It bent my video card a tiny amount, even though I was VERY careful. My video card works fine still, but it was very nerve racking after I just spent $$$ on the card.
Overall Review: Be careful when tightening the screws!
Pros: This case has eggsellent airflow, and looks really nice. I think the gauges are great, and the UV reactive fans/plastic is a nice touch. Has plenty of room for your HDD's, 5.25 drives and the like. Quality construction!
Cons: One thing I have found that is rather annoying is the rear panels are all punch-outs, except for the top and they also don't want to accept my hardware since there is no slot to fit the card in to. I am having to bend the metal to make the cards fit!
Overall Review: I also thought that I was going to have a problem between the top case fan and the PSU, but it was a close call of about .5 an inch, so you may want to make sure it fits so you can have the fan there, otherwise it's just a vent. This case isn't to shabby, and I would recommend it if someone didn't mind tweaking it a bit to make things work.