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Ronnie M.

Ronnie M.

Joined on 02/14/04

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corsair ram is best

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

Pros: No problem installing these in a ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3.

Cons: none so far.

Overall Review: 7.3 Windows Experience on 64bit windows 7.

890fx chipset

ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Very easy to install. Nothing was crowded or hard to get to. Very well organized board. The RAID drivers needed to install Windows 7 x64 are included on the disc, so that was not a problem (like I had installing Vista on my old board).

Cons: Raid was slightly tricky to set up with the RAID manager, but not a big problem. No floppy disc drive interface!!! No respect for the old school.

Overall Review: This was the cheapest ASUS motherboard that had the 890fx AMD northbridge. I have had no issues with the board. I will have to wait until the SATA III SSD are cheaper before I get the real 6GB/s power. I'm looking forward to getting USB3 gadgets. This board seems ahead of it's time.

Amazing screen

ASUS MS238H Glossy Black 23" Ring stand & Ergo-fit LED backlight LCD Monitor  Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)
ASUS MS238H Glossy Black 23" Ring stand & Ergo-fit LED backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)

Pros: LED is a much better light source than CCFL. I have this monitor right next to my old one, and you can truly see the difference. The light source is constant, and does not have the fluorescent flicker.

Cons: The ring stand. The monitor sits directly on the desk. I don't particularly care for the buttons. No wall mounts.

Overall Review: The screen of this monitor is amazing, especially for gaming. Even though the form should have been better arranged, I gave the monitor 5 stars on the quality of the screen, which is the only thing that matters for me. Would be uncomfortable on my work desk, but fine for home. Great price for 2ms response time and LED backlit. Do not get another CCFL monitor.

good drive at right price

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: 1 Terabyte for under a hundred dollars works for me. I needed the extra storage and jumped on the shell shocker. I have 2 7200.9's in a RAID 0, and the 7200.12 is much, much quieter. Hard to compare speeds, since the other 2 are in a RAID 0, but the SATA drives are very fast. Seagates have always been good to me, so I will continue with the brand.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Newegg could have used the air packs to ship it. Instead it was stuffed with paper. But UPS managed not to smash, so everything is well.

Not a DVD Burner

LITE-ON Combo Drive 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SHC-52S7K-05
LITE-ON Combo Drive 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SHC-52S7K-05

Pros: I have purchased Lite-On in the past, and they have always worked out just right. I gave it 5 stars since my other drives from them have never failed me.

Cons: I thought this was DVD Burner but it is ony a DVD-ROM. RMA and I'll get an IDE DVD-RW instead.

Overall Review: I wish LITE-ON had a SATA DVD-RW from Lite-On for around the same price as the IDE. The M2N32 SLI Deluxe carries only one IDE cable, and I had hoped to use it exclusively for an old hard drive. ASUS M2N32 SLI Deluxe Wifi 5000+ X2 Corsair DDR2-800 2GB EVGA 7900GT KO 512MB (before it was out of stock here, with the inferion RAM chips too) Artic Freezer 64 Pro 2 Seagate 7200.9 200GB RAID 0 (NCQ) Thermaltake Soprano with stock PSU 430 Watt (new PSU next on the list)

Nice DVD Burner

LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache ATAPI/E-IDE DVD Burner With LightScribe
LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache ATAPI/E-IDE DVD Burner With LightScribe

Pros: LITE-ON is the best brand for sure. Will fall in price after you buy it, naturally. Lightscribe is cool too. The disc are expensive, but you can imprint images!

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: This is an IDE, get a SATA 3.0Gb/s is got the board.