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Monte C.

Monte C.

Joined on 11/12/04

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Great processor

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 - Core 2 Quad Yorkfield Quad-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 95W Desktop Processor - BX80569Q9650
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 - Core 2 Quad Yorkfield Quad-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 95W Desktop Processor - BX80569Q9650

Pros: Fast, easy to OC, SSE 4.1 and all the other goodies.

Cons: Overpriced due to i7. Should drop the price. Locked multi at 9.

Overall Review: To Filezz this and the Q6600 have the same multi of 9. There is no difference. This processor is very fast, but not the best for the money. The cheapest i7 and the midrange one both are comparably priced and outperform this one. The only reason to buy one of these is because you have opted for a DDR2 machine. The irony is that other than RAM you would not pay more to build a new i7 machine. Intel needs to drop the price on these processors as they are now overpriced based on i7 performance IMO.

12/18/2008
Most Critical Review

Meh

NETGEAR WNDR4000 N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Open Source Router - IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
NETGEAR WNDR4000 N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Open Source Router - IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Pros: It is simple to set up and has good signal (in theory). More replete options than the 3700 it was replacing. Guest wireless for both bands.

Cons: The unit has significantly poorer range than the 3700 for 2.4ghz. I am not sure if it is only my unit, but I was not impressed. The unit stopped allowing my computers to connect wirelessly. Computer would see the wireless network and say it could not connect. All computers running w7 and one iPad too. 5 ghz network is marginally better than the 3700 meaning slightly better range. Neither this nor the 3700 have impressive 5 ghz range though.

Overall Review: The hype about 450 mbps is just that hype and not really true unless you are close to the router. I was not even able to get 300 mbps one floor down in my home. The 3700 had just as good of a connection for 5ghz. So don't buy this unit for 5 ghz it is a waste mostly. Good idea, but 5ghz really needs a way stronger signal and so far no router with 5ghz implementation has good range.

Swmming in amazing

Acer Predator XB1 XB321HK BMIPHZ 32" Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 4K Resolution 60Hz 4ms HDMI DisplayPort NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology Built-in Speakers Backlit LED IPS Gaming Monitor
Acer Predator XB1 XB321HK BMIPHZ 32" Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 4K Resolution 60Hz 4ms HDMI DisplayPort NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology Built-in Speakers Backlit LED IPS Gaming Monitor

Pros: - Size - Resolution - Build quality - G-sync - Color Accuracy - Easy to use buttons and OSD

Cons: - Relatively few inputs - Price

Overall Review: Best monitor I have ever owned. 4k is way better than 21:9 for gaming as games all work with it and no black bars. You need some serious graphics power to run this full tilt. Got agtx1080 for that.

Great Case

Corsair Graphite Series CC-9011060-WW White Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX 380T Portable Mini ITX Case
Corsair Graphite Series CC-9011060-WW White Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX 380T Portable Mini ITX Case

Pros: Easy to open and install almost anything into. Quiet. Has a fan controller and good fans. LED inside the case is nifty. Handle is good as well.

Cons: The front of the case has a white led is way to bright. I am not talking about the fan. Price?

Overall Review: I was able to fit the Zotac Amp! Extreme 980 into this case. Cable management is not great, but is good for a small case.

10/16/2014

Fantastic!

LOGITECH G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse #910-004074
LOGITECH G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse #910-004074

Pros: Very accurate and ergonomic. Fits my style for a gaming mouse. Software works very well. Great scroll wheel and DPI settings. I do not use 12000 as it is too high for me. Price is not too bad for a brand new product. Weight system is easy to use if you want. Nice soft braided cord.

Cons: None so far other than I wish it was cordless?

Overall Review: I have owned various Logitech mice including the G700, G9, G602, Razer Deathadder and Mamba. I was looking at the Corsair G65, but chose this one due to the sensors ability to optimize for different surfaces. That works very well. The mouse is also comfortable which was important as I feel for my palm grip style I was very happy with the G700. This looks a lot like the G602, but is a tad bit smaller and not as raised, but still comfortable. So far I love the mouse.

Powerful little machine

GIGABYTE GB-BXi5-4570R Black Mini-PC Barebone
GIGABYTE GB-BXi5-4570R Black Mini-PC Barebone

Pros: Fast, small, powerful and reasonably quiet. Easy to build and take apart, Low power. This can game pretty good. I am able to play games like BF4 and Titanfall on medium settings at 1280 x 800 resolution, which is not bad at all.

Cons: a little pricey? I just wish the graphics were even better.

Overall Review: When I can build a computer this size with graphics that will game at 1080P then I will be able to scrap a discrete graphics card and save money on my build. The next 2-3 years should be amazing as items like this become the norm and gaming prowess will be where it needs to be.