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Scott W.

Scott W.

Joined on 06/05/02

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Most Favorable Review

Impressed

EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SLI 3 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SLI 3 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: I just rec'd the board yesterday and put it together. One of the quickest and easiest builds I have done. I was really impressed with the quality all the components on the board. The bios was quick coming up and most of the settings were already defaulted to what I needed. It doesn't have all the extra stuff in the bios I never use. Seemed very straight forward and concise. I love the LED indicators for the memory and the two digit code read out for diagnosing problems. The packaging was top notch and came with everything I needed and a ton more. EVGA went overboard on their notes for install.

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: Let's see how it goes. I have made several builds now with EVGA motherboards and have yet to be disappointed. Other hardware includes: G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series SSD 120GB Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V EVGA 01G-P3-1158-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit

Most Critical Review

Corrupted my external drive so it lost the file system

ORICO PASMUS3-2P 2-Port Desktop PCI - E Express USB 3.0 Controller Adapter Card with Extra Low-Profile PCI Bracket - Black
ORICO PASMUS3-2P 2-Port Desktop PCI - E Express USB 3.0 Controller Adapter Card with Extra Low-Profile PCI Bracket - Black

Pros: Small, easy to install, looks and feels like great quality.

Cons: My external drive would keep disappearing from windows explorer view and I would have to turn off my drive for it to come back. Then it didn't come back at all and found the drive is not initialized and the file system has been corrupted.

Overall Review: I am now faced with paying for recovery software or formatting and starting over.

Corsair really goes out of their way

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: I was so impressed with this PSU right away. Corsair really went out of their way on their package. I seriously felt like I was opening box of diamonds or something. I love the velvet bag it came in. I put all the documents for all the computer parts and CD's in to keep for safe keeping. It has a crazy amount of connectors for both types of power due to SLI. They were all very good quality and not flimsy like cheaper units. My i7 and EVGA GTS250 love it!

Cons: None in my opinion

Overall Review: Was worth the money!

Nice and fast... craps out after a year

Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: It was a nice fast quiet little drive while it lasted.

Cons: It died without a whimper. It never made a chunking noise or gave any indication of failure. Just one day on reboot it would no longer register in the bios. Msg boards say this is not uncommon with this drive. Something happens to the firmware on the drive and renders it undetectable by the motherboard.

Overall Review: WD's RMA department tells you whatever you want to hear and then does whatever they want to do. They did eventually make good on the drive and send me a 300GB drive since they did not have the 150GB in stock. Let's see how long this one lasts.

Does wonders where others fail

BELKIN PURE AV AV21400-12 Black Male to Male DVI Dual-Link Cable
BELKIN PURE AV AV21400-12 Black Male to Male DVI Dual-Link Cable

Pros: I had bought a cheaper cable from Newegg and it worked, but when I went to a higher resolution many pixels appeared like they were dead. Sceptre tech support suggested I buy a new cable so I chose this one and not only can I get to a higher resolution with the cable the picture is just so much clearer with this cable. Go with this one for sure. You will not be disappointed.

Cons: None, nice packaging and the 12' cable is nice to have

12/16/2006

Didn't work corectly

OKGEAR GC6DVI2 Black DVI DIGITAL DUAL LINK CABLE,Black
OKGEAR GC6DVI2 Black DVI DIGITAL DUAL LINK CABLE,Black

Pros: Cheap and easy

Cons: It worked fine on my 20" Wide Screen Sceptre LCD monitor until I went to 1680x1050 resolution. After that I began experiencing a dead pixel like reaction on the screen. Probably about 100 of these little light blue dots all over the screen. They would go away when I changed the resolution to lower than 1600 but the screen then looked pretty cruddy at that resoution. Bought a high end Dual Link cable and that solved my problem.

Overall Review: I would have still probably started with the cheaper cable and then buy the more expensive one if that one didn't work.

12/16/2006