Date Joined: 04/21/04
Pros: Connects my SLI'd GTX 670s to my BenQ 120 Hz monitor and runs it at 120 Hz.
Cons: None so far. Cost maybe? But a good cable is worth it.
Overall Review: I initially thought I had a bad cable, as the connection would drop occasionally while making cable routing adjustments.
Make sure it "clicks" in to each end. This was my first DP connection, so it was a bit of a noob mistake on my part.
Pros: I finally have a card that can push my 24" Dell LCD at its native resolution and still run buttery smooth. Bioshock cranked all the way up at 1920x1200 is a thing of beauty.
Cons: Long. This is longer than my GTX 260 Core 216, which I thought was enormous when I got it. Be sure to measure your case.
Overall Review: There's a lot of confusion on what outputs work and when. Just to spell it out:
The display port is its own output.
The HDMI and DVI ports next to it are one output.
The single DVI port is its own output.
I'm running two monitors, one on each DVI port without issue.
If you want a third monitor you need either a monitor with native display port capability, or an ACTIVE adapter to convert from display port to DVI. The passive ones will not work.
Pros: Numerous fan positions. Bottom mounted PSU. Excellent airflow with stock fans. Space for long video cards. Enough drive bays to make a home media server. The best deal on a case this size with only 120mm fans.
Cons: Makes my 24" Dell LCD monitor look small. Steel instead of aluminum makes for a heavy case.
Overall Review: This thing is muy grande. I'd say about the size of the old beige Compaq Proliant servers. I picked this up in anticipation of a move to an Nvidia GTX260 or GTX280. My previous case, an Antec Super Lanboy, served me well for a good 2-3 years, and is still running strong as a backup box. Unfortunately, it was too short to accommodate today's 10.5" video cards. This guy will handle it with room to spare. It is steel so it's not light, but it's big enough that you won't want to take it to the lan party anyway. All the stock fans are 120mm, which makes for a very quiet system. My 9880gt is louder than the case fans. I've often questioned choosing Cooler Master just because the name sounds generic, but now I'm a believer. These guys rock.
Pros: Inexpensive. Runs my C2D E8400 without issue. Excellent drop-in replacement for this and other model emachines.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: My friend's sister's emachine t5224 died. Sister didn't want it / to fix it. I put the original parts on this board to make sure that was all that was wrong. Used a antec 330w power supply instead of the original. Came up fine. Put an E8400 I had laying around, and a single 800mhz 2GB DIMM and a spare ATI x1300 as well. Using it as my 2nd box for 2boxing WoW. The emachine case has no HD Led, so i just plugged the power led into the HD lead. I can tell the system is on from the loud 80mm fan on the back. From what I've read and seen, these models will happily take a standard power supply and micro ATX board with no issues. If you do choose this route, I recommend getting a power supply as well. Many of the hits on this model and others complained of bad PSUs.