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Matthew B.

Matthew B.

Joined on 05/29/08

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Most Favorable Review

Worth a purchase, just don't be afraid of MSCONFIG

ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

Pros: Once issues are worked out, sounds great. Audio Center is easy to use to get everything balanced. Audio is very good, you'll think it's a more expensive card.

Cons: Drivers for Win7 x64 still need work. After initial install, and driver installation, sound was choppy with a massive echo. Had downloaded latest driver from the website as opposed to going off the provided disk. After a little research, found this to be helpful: Start->Run->MSCONFIG Click "Startup" tab, find HsMgr.exe, and uncheck the one that says "C:\Windows\syswow64\HsMgr.exe Envoke" This disables EAX for 32 bit applications, but it's either that, or deal with a massive echo and terrible crackling. After that, everything's been great. Will have to wait until Asus updates their software to properly use.

Overall Review: I know the cons look like most of the review, but after that, it sounds clear and loud. Using with my old Creative Gigawork S750, after replacing the on board audio for a new PC I purchased.

Seriously, no USB charge wire?

SONY DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller
SONY DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller

Pros: What more can you say? It's the standard PS3 controller, if you haven't used one, you probably haven't played on a PS3, or any previous generation since the controller has changed very little since the PS1. Excluding the analogs and updated trigger keys. Great controller though, love how small it is compared to others.

Cons: Sony does not include an additional USB wire to charge it. Sure, you can use the one that came with the system, and the likelihood of having 2 dead controllers at the same time is fractionally small, but it would've cost them what, 10-15 cents? That's why I knocked off a star.