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Robert C.

Robert C.

Joined on 08/16/05

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Most Favorable Review

Nice budget card

PNY GeForce 7300GT 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card VCG7300GXPB
PNY GeForce 7300GT 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card VCG7300GXPB

Pros: An 8 pixel pipeline card with 256MB GDD2 @ 128-bit, 350 MHz core clock and it's under 200 bucks!! I feel like I'm stealing from PNY. Older games like ET (based on Quake3 engine) and BF2 will love this card. Power consumption is relatively low too.

Cons: On Linux you will HAVE to get the latest driver from Nvidia to get the card working. The Linux nv driver does NOT currently work with this card so don't panic until you have attempted to install Nvidia's driver with the card plugged in.

Overall Review: My other system has an AGP 6800GT card that is overclocked and this card's performance isn't far behind that one. Great card for the money and can even be used in SLI if you have 2 of them.

Most Critical Review

Not what I expected

Antec Solution SLK1650B Black Steel ATX Mini Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply
Antec Solution SLK1650B Black Steel ATX Mini Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply

Pros: This was the only case I could find that was 16.5" deep and would still fit a full sized ATX motherboard. It came with an Antec 350W PS that I removed since I currently use a Thermaltake 750W unit.

Cons: For the price, I was expecting much better construction. I recently purchased a Rosewill case that was also 0.8mm steel and that case feels much more sturdy for much less money. Hmmmmmm. Some sharp edges where you have to reach to take off the covers. The power supply has a bad reputation so I'm keeping it for a backup in an emergency.

Overall Review: I got this case for one reason only. I needed a case with the least amount of depth that could still hold a full size ATX MoBo. this case is 16.5" deep.

I like it

HYUNDAI B70A 17" SXGA 1280 x 1024 D-Sub LCD Monitor
HYUNDAI B70A 17" SXGA 1280 x 1024 D-Sub LCD Monitor

Pros: It's a nice monitor on a budget. It also matches the Rosewill black and silver case I got from NewEgg. No dead pixels.

Cons: No DVI and an external power supply (lump in the middle type). Base construction seems a bit weak but it's still in one piece.

Overall Review: Overall, it's a good buy if you want to save some $$ and don't need DVI.

Works on Zaurus 5500

ADATA 512MB Secure Digital (SD) Flash Card Model SD 512
ADATA 512MB Secure Digital (SD) Flash Card Model SD 512

Pros: It works in the Sharp Zaurus 5500 running the version 3.1 ROM.

Cons: Slow write speed (but reads are fast).

Overall Review: Just wanted to say this 512MB SD card will work in the Zaurus.

It works - Linux too.

ENCORE ENPWI-G2 Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps PCMCIA Adapter
ENCORE ENPWI-G2 Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps PCMCIA Adapter

Pros: It's cheap and it works. No problems (so far). Works on Linux laptop using NDIS Wrapper.

Cons: No native Linux drivers. It sticks out of the card slot quite a bit.

Overall Review: I remember when wireless cards used to cost LOTS more.

Good bang for the buck

AMD Opteron 165 - Opteron Denmark Dual-Core 1.8 GHz Socket 939 110W Processor - OSA165CDBOX
AMD Opteron 165 - Opteron Denmark Dual-Core 1.8 GHz Socket 939 110W Processor - OSA165CDBOX

Pros: DUAL CORE AND LARGE CACHE !!!! Great bang for the buck if you have a socket 939 system that supports dual core. Huge heatsink that seems to keep it cool.

Cons: GHz !!!! I wish it was faster but then it would have cost more. Huge heatsink that seems to keep it cool.

Overall Review: Using this in MSI Neo2 Platinum MoBo with 1GB DDR400 RAM in dual channel. 1 SATA drive. Nvidia 6800GS in AGP 8x slot. Had to update BIOS for this CPU.