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Matthew M.

Matthew M.

Joined on 07/18/07

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Beefy Card!

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB (512MB x 2) GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100221SR
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB (512MB x 2) GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100221SR

Pros: This card is fast, even faster than the Ultra in most cases. Has alot of potential in drivers; ATI's future is in multiple core cards, so you can expect future driver support for this card. Runs crysis well 26-30fps at 1650x1080 on all High with the occasional dip. Sapphire always been an reliable brand for me.

Cons: This card is big. Card gets warm, but not too warm at 60c full load. Shipped with an older driver version and Ati hasn't posted new drivers yet.

Overall Review: Chose this over 2 hd 3870's Xfire, and I don't regret it. Running the card off a quality 600w psu and using two 6pin conncecters(need 1 8pin if you want to overclock).

GOOD Bang for the Buck

Hanns-G HG-216DPO 21.6" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 D-Sub Built-in Speakers HDMI LCD Monitor
Hanns-G HG-216DPO 21.6" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 D-Sub Built-in Speakers HDMI LCD Monitor

Pros: Picture is crisp, clear, and large. Bought this thing primarily for my Xbox 360. Using a 360 VGA adapter instead of the hdmi, but the VGA looks and plays great. No ghosting at all, and this screen takes advantage of widescreen games(pretty much every game now). Not running games in 720p and they look great. 3 year warranty is a plus.

Cons: Haven't even touched the speakers, got my sound running through a stereo system, because the speakers suck.

Overall Review: Wasn't that sure about Hanns picture quality when bought, but the quality is definitely good. I was thinking about getting an acer 22" which would of been a little cheaper, but I'm glad i got this instead. Better picture, and no high pitch sounds at boot up.

Roomy Case

Cooler Master Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Cooler Master Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Big, Black, Roomy, two quiet 120mm fans provided, theres room for three total, you could even do four if you get creative like me :). My two x1950 pro's fit fine in the case, and those cards are big. The Case looks great, the pictures don't do it justice, and the LED's in the front corners is a nice touch.

Cons: It's Big, so it's not the easy thing to carry to lan parties if that's your thing. It's not finger print proof either.

Overall Review: If you're running raid or a hot hdd, it's recommended to get another 120mm intake fan in the front. If not, theres really no air flow through there.

Very nice

OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600 W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600 W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Blue LED is a nice touch, and this thing has enough power for bad-axe mb, crossfire 2 X 1950 pro, intel core duo e6750, 2 x 7200 western dig., 2 dvd drives. Oh yeah, and a floppy drive.

Cons: None

Overall Review: A lot of cables (thick too), but not really a bad thing if you're going to use most of them.

Good CPU

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 - Core 2 Duo Conroe Dual-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E6750
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 - Core 2 Duo Conroe Dual-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E6750

Pros: Blazing fast, core 2 duo, easily overclockable to 3ghz by just increasing FSB.

Cons: Gets hot, really hot. Had to replace the stock heat sink and fan; definitely recommended if you get this cpu.

Overall Review: I can run virus and spyware scans while doing homework and playing games.

Cooler Master Sleeve Bearing 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators (Value 2-Pack)
Cooler Master Sleeve Bearing 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators (Value 2-Pack)

Pros: Cheap, quiet, good intake fan.

Cons: Sometimes the LED blinks, not the greatest air flow.