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Dat N.

Dat N.

Joined on 01/30/13

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Most Favorable Review

it works once it's hooked

BUFFALO WLI-TX4-G54HP Wireless-G MIMO Performance Ethernet Converter IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g Ethernet Port Up to 125Mbps Wireless Data Rates
BUFFALO WLI-TX4-G54HP Wireless-G MIMO Performance Ethernet Converter IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g Ethernet Port Up to 125Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: worked as advertised. fast, feel the same as if its wired. (cable internet)

Cons: easy instructions, though somewhat unclear.

Overall Review: Ok, I had this product for nearly 3 weeks and it's been aggravating me because I couldn't get the darn internet connected to my computer (I use an Apple Mac mini). I just figured out how to get a wireless connection today; there was a direction that i missed that I just found out. When you go to configure the device, you need to manually enter a static I.P. address (1.1.1.2). So you then go into the browser to do the settings by typing in 1.1.1.1. In the manual it says after you are done, you can just replug it somewhere else in the house and it would just works. Well...for the device you are plugging into, you must FIRST change the internet preference from MANUAL to AUTOMATIC (or something like that). Then are you able to connect to the internet. If you don't change back to automatic, it just won't work.

Most Critical Review

not as powerful as hoped

EVGA GeForce 7300GT 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N443-LX
EVGA GeForce 7300GT 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N443-LX

Pros: Decent performer. DVI out.

Cons: I just found out after a month of usage that this card is the main culprit of the noise in my pc case. It's louder than my cpu and case fans combined! This card is a slight step up from gma 950. Yes GMA 950! This card is not worth the money I wanted for improvements over onboard graphics. Also, it takes a bit of space so I stick my pci card two slots away, although I can fit it in the adjacent slot (worried about heat issues)

Overall Review: I just tried using my comp with onboard gfx to compare the performace of this card -- minimal improvement. If you want noticeable difference from gma 950, get at least the 7600 cards. If you just want to run new games without spectacular graphics, just stick with the gma 950. I think gma 950 is sufficient for far cry and simcity 4. I barely notice difference between that and this card.

Plays nice with my Mac

Logitech EX 110 Black 102 Normal Keys 12 Function Keys Cordless Standard Cordless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse Kit
Logitech EX 110 Black 102 Normal Keys 12 Function Keys Cordless Standard Cordless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse Kit

Pros: Well I plugged it into my mac, pressed a few buttons, and presto! It works! Stylish (in my view).

Cons: No software for mac (didn't try searching Logitech's site). Mouse has no extra buttons, but that's minor for this price.

Overall Review: Well after being highly annoyed at a microsoft version, I bought this and now I'm very happy. No signal lost/ unresponsiveness. I love it when things just work.

It works better than I expected

Intel Celeron D 331 - Celeron D Prescott Single-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 775 84W Processor - BX80547RE2667CN
Intel Celeron D 331 - Celeron D Prescott Single-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 775 84W Processor - BX80547RE2667CN

Pros: Adequate for low 3d gaming and runs simple programs well (IE, word, itunes, etc.). It's dang cheap. Stock heatsink and fan dissipates heat from the cpu nicely; keeps it at ~38C.

Cons: Programs has a comparatively long delay upon opening. But once opened, it's smooth sailing.

Overall Review: For a cpu this cheap, how can you lose? If you don't work as a professional for photoshop or are a hardcore gamer, then it does its job well. Awesome for budget people or who has an aged but upgradeable computer. I was able to overclock it by 400Mhz through the BIOS. DO it (as much as you can), it noticeably increases speed.

ASUS P5L-VM 1394 LGA 775 Intel 945G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P5L-VM 1394 LGA 775 Intel 945G Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Awesome BIOS, handy features. It works. Firewire. Clear helpful manual. plenty of SATA slots. Nice HD audio.

Cons: 1 IDE slot. 1 PCIx16 (though, that's expected). Relatively low overclocking.

Overall Review: Buy an IDE controller if you have more than 2 IDE devices. I can only overclock my celeron d by 400mhz, although the CPU itself is able to over clock more -- mobo's fault. To note, i think people believe the LAN doesn't work the first time because you need to install the drivers for it. I had to install all the latest drivers (go to ASUS's site for the latest, although the CD will do) in order for 1. the LAN to work and 2. some USB ports to fully function. Otherwise the board is serving me well.

Plenty of Power

Sunbeam RGPS-450W 450Watts ATX Power Supply
Sunbeam RGPS-450W 450Watts ATX Power Supply

Pros: It's 450 watts. Enough cables for my need (1 optical drive, 1 HD; can easily power double those). Inexpensive!

Cons: hmm...a bit loud maybe. Can't tell if most of the sound is coming from this or other fans in the case.

Overall Review: I've read people saying this is comparatively heavy. I say it's just fine. I never removed any other PSU before though so I can't compare by my own. W/e, as long as it continues working, I'm happy. Perfect for people on a budget but don't want to skimp on power either.