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Brian B.

Brian B.

Joined on 06/18/07

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Most Favorable Review

Runs good after overcoming all install and driver issues

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD

Pros: It can utilize over 3gigs of ram, and supports directX 10.

Cons: Will not install with over 3gigs of ram, you get errors that point you to bios issues which is untrue. I have 4 gigs of ram, so what i did was i installed vista with 2gig of ram. Once install was complete i loaded all drivers then downloaded a patch from microsoft that addresses this problem. Rebooted and installed the other 2 gigs. At that point it recognized my 4gigs of ram. Automatic restore points are created everyday and each restore point takes up 300mb of space, until 15% of your harddrive is full then it starts deleting old restore points. I was wondering why my hd was shrinking everyday. You need to turn autorestore point off and only do it manually. Then do disk cleanup to get back your hd space.

Overall Review: Only other anyoing things is that you are always asked to allow programs to run, you can stop that by going into msconfig and turning off uac. After i got everything running properly my machine is a beast.

Most Critical Review

Bad first impression

Thermaltake TR2 W0070 430W ATX 12V 2.2  Power Supply
Thermaltake TR2 W0070 430W ATX 12V 2.2 Power Supply

Pros: Great priced power supply for low to mid ranged basic pc rigs. Cables are long and makes it really easy to get all your components hooked up with plenty of slack. Cables are encased in mesh making them nice and sturdy. Plenty of power connectors for fans and components.

Cons: The first one i ordered was defective out of box. When I installed it i just got red lights on my motherboard and not a fan running. New egg replaced the product and covered the shipping for the replacement. Second one i got works fine and hasn't had a problem to date. In other reviews i read, people had out of box failures as well. So I would be weary of this product as it appears that out of box failures are not a fluke.

Awesome tower

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan

Pros: If you have this tower you better be packin some serious power or people will laugh at you. The tower is huge and very sturdy. If your putting some serious money into building your pc you want it in something like this. The price is great for something constructed like this. Comes with 3 huge fans and a fourth 25cm side door fan that will blow your hairpiece off if you have one. Tons of bays and room for components for a gamer thats building there powerhouse pc. If your building a high level gaming pc this is a good choice,

Cons: I need a back brace to carry it

Good looking case

XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
XION Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Great buy for the money, case looks more expensive than it is due to its flashy design, see through panel and bright led's. Good for low end to mid ranged pc builds.

Cons: although it looks nice, if your building a pc with alot of components your gonna need a bigger case than this

Great buy

Acer AL1917WAbd 19" WXGA+ 1440 x 900 D-Sub, DVI Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor
Acer AL1917WAbd 19" WXGA+ 1440 x 900 D-Sub, DVI Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor

Pros: Excellent buy for the money. Very nice looking monitor, and image quality. I have bought 3 of them so far and am very satisfied.

Cons: None