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William L.

William L.

Joined on 01/02/02

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Most Favorable Review

Four sticks works like a charm

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ

Pros: Installed four sticks (8 gigs purchased from Newegg) in a new build. Used a Gigabyte GA-P35-D53P motherboard running VISTA Home Premium (64 bit). It runs flawlessly. I have not tried to overclock yet. Played Crysis for four hours straight (several times). No issues, no problems.

Cons: none

Overall Review: I ususally stick to Corsair, but couldn't pass up the value of this offer. G.Skill has a new fan (and I love the way they monitor the comments here - too many companies don't seem to care)

12/19/2007
Most Critical Review

OK but not great

LENMAR PRO-99 4-pack 2300mAh AA Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries & Charger Kit
LENMAR PRO-99 4-pack 2300mAh AA Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries & Charger Kit

Pros: inexpensive, works

Cons: batteries left in it for a while seem to completely lose their charge. one battery that came with this unit malfunctioned and melted a nearby plastic trash can liner, making me fear the potential for fire. others of these that i have purchased as bundles with cameras have worked as advertised, but the batteries seem to have limited lifespans

Overall Review: OK but not great - but then again, not too expensive so i guess i shouldn't complain

12/12/2007

excellent performance for the $

Intel Pentium E5300 - Pentium Dual-Core Wolfdale Dual-Core 2.6 GHz LGA 775 65W Desktop Processor - BX80571E5300
Intel Pentium E5300 - Pentium Dual-Core Wolfdale Dual-Core 2.6 GHz LGA 775 65W Desktop Processor - BX80571E5300

Pros: peformance is excellent for the price, runs cool, great choice for upgrading an old system that had a Socket 478/AGP motherboard. I switched out the motherboard, installed this processor and a PCIE Intel 9800 vid card and life is much better

Cons: none so far

oozes quality

LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: outstanding quality, excellent room, well organized, no sharp edges. love the brushed aluminum exterior. it doesn't show fingerprints, and is understated in it's own sinister yet elegant way. this is my first Lian Li case, and i definitely will be buying from them again in the future

Cons: motherboard tray is not removable

Overall Review: well worth the price

12/19/2007

gorgeous

SAMSUNG 226BW 22" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI-D LCD Monitor
SAMSUNG 226BW 22" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI-D LCD Monitor

Pros: I own or use seven different lcd monitors, and this has (by far) the best picture of any of them. That says it all.

Cons: tilt feature is stiff, no height adjustment, but none needed on my desk.

Overall Review: no dead pixels, swivel is nice, front on-off button is nice and easy to see (backlit). too many monitors have a black button on a black background, or put the on-off button on the side of the monitor

12/19/2007

solid processor

Intel Celeron D 315 - Celeron D Prescott Single-Core 2.26 GHz Socket 478 73W Processor - NE80546RE051256
Intel Celeron D 315 - Celeron D Prescott Single-Core 2.26 GHz Socket 478 73W Processor - NE80546RE051256

Pros: used in a micro-atx build with leftover parts. overclocked to 2.7+ ghz with no problems. runs low to moderate games like UT2004 with no issues. Halo was a little slow but that is probably the vid card. i'm very impressed!

Cons: none (however, you shouldn't expect it to run cutting edge games at spectacular framerates)

Overall Review: outstanding processor for the price.