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Karen K.

Karen K.

Joined on 08/22/06

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Great RAM!

OCZ Value Series 1GB DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Desktop Memory Model OCZ26671024V
OCZ Value Series 1GB DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Desktop Memory Model OCZ26671024V

Pros: Now having 2 of these in my system is great! I've been watching the price of this chip for about a year, when I bought my first stick. I have virtually no lag now, and rendering in 3ds max is quicker. Games load quicker.

Cons: Paying $100 for the first stick, $25 for the second. Also not being able to run them at 667 (motherboard is junk) but I don't think that's a big deal.

Overall Review: I play a lot of games on my computer as well as do a lot of multitasking when using photoshop and 3ds max. Having 2gb of RAM is great and makes my life almost pain free. I don't see the need of running out and buying all high-end expensive equipment for computers like a lot of people tend to do.

10/24/2007

Fantastic Buy

EVGA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-N801-AR
EVGA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-N801-AR

Pros: The upgrade to this from a 7600GT was significant! I can now play a lot of games on high settings. The only game I can't max is Crysis, but that isn't a surprise to me. For the price, I'd suggest everyone get one of these!

Cons: It isn't a con of the card, but my processor and mobo need upgrades so that this card ca really perform!

Overall Review: I've heard a lot about people having cooling problems with these cards. My card runs an average of 42C idle, which is fantastic, but then again, I have 6 fans on my case. My suggestion to those with cooling problems is to get some case fans, they don't need to be expensive, and also change the fan settings on the card.

Decent Case

Sunbeam Samurai IC-SA-BA Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Sunbeam Samurai IC-SA-BA Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: It's a generally good case for experienced builders and first timers. The tool-less bays are good, but I had to remove one of the mechanisms to install my HDD in the 5.25" bay (cooling). There's plenty of room to put things in this case and to work. No sharp edges!

Cons: This is me just being picky, but I would have liked more fan ports. It would have been nice if the door hinged on the right side, and the USB/audio ports were on the left.

Overall Review: I got this from another website about 2 years ago, and is slightly different than the one on here. The latch on the door is the only thing to break so far.

Awesome Processor!

Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 - Core 2 Duo Allendale Dual-Core 2.0 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E4400
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 - Core 2 Duo Allendale Dual-Core 2.0 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E4400

Pros: This processor is amazing! Upgraded from a Celeron D 3.06ghz. With my old processor I had a tough time playing games and running Photoshop CS3 was a little too slow for my liking, but with the E4400 (at stock speeds) I don't have problems anymore!

Cons: The heatsink and fan are still a little trouble to install.

Overall Review: I may try overclocking later, I just hope my motherboard doesn't complain about attempting it. Cooling shouldn't be a problem in my case since it now has 6 fans attached to it... System: E4400, 1gb 667 OCZ RAM, EVGA 7600GT, ECS P4M890T-M2 mobo.

Good Fans

Link Depot FAN-80-4PACK 80mm Case Fan
Link Depot FAN-80-4PACK 80mm Case Fan

Pros: These fans are fantastic! They move a lot of air through my case, keeping everything very cool. They are pretty much silent.

Cons: I've accidentally stuck my fingers in them a few times, which surprisingly hurts! My other fans don't hurt.

Overall Review: A really great buy! I was looking for red LED fans, but decided to go for these since I can always buy LEDs and wire them up myself. The molex wires actually fit into each other unlike my older fans.