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Paul E.

Paul E.

Joined on 05/07/07

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Most Favorable Review

Good video card

XFX GeForce 9800 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card PVT98GYDLH
XFX GeForce 9800 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card PVT98GYDLH

Pros: Excellent card for all needs.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: The high end gaming snobs will probably tell you this is outdated and make it sound as though any new game it runs will be at 5 fps. However, for the rest of us who don't want to spend a fortune to play PC games, this is a great card.

Most Critical Review

Look cool but...

RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WRP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Raidmax RX-450K 450W Power Supply
RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WRP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Raidmax RX-450K 450W Power Supply

Pros: It looks cools. Pretty colors and all that.

Cons: Seems to be a common problem but the face was ripped off. Instead of dealing with the return process I glued mine back on with some Epoxy. The packaged PSU is incompatible with most new MB's and SATA. But, I got mine in a combo deal that came with a decent PSU.

Overall Review: Don't get this case. If you must get it because the combo deal is too good to pass up, have a different case or some glue handy because you're gonna need it.

Good keyboard and mouse

Microsoft Comfort Curve Value Pack
Microsoft Comfort Curve Value Pack

Pros: Great keyboard and mouse. No frills but works great.

Cons: none.

Overall Review: I have always been a fan of Microsoft PC peripherals, such as their keyboards and mice. It's ironic that, IMO, microsoft makes better hardware than software.

great cpu for price

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition - Phenom II X2 Callisto Dual-Core 3.1 GHz Socket AM3 80W Processor - HDZ550WFGIBOX
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition - Phenom II X2 Callisto Dual-Core 3.1 GHz Socket AM3 80W Processor - HDZ550WFGIBOX

Pros: This little gem is actually a quad core if you have a MB that can unlock the other two cores.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I'm not sure it's work the 90 or so retail if it was only a dual core. But, if you have the right MB and the know how, you can get your money's worth from this CPU.

good cpu cooler

Rosewill RCX-Z4 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Rosewill RCX-Z4 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: Large fan to move lots of heat away from the CPU. The manual fan controller is nice but probably not necessary.

Cons: Large. I had to remove my fan on the side of my case to make this fit with the case closed.

Overall Review: You should feel compfortable installing the fan mounting bracket on the MB before buying this cpu cooler.

good cpu cooler

ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro - Compact Multi-Compatible Tower CPU Cooler | 92 mm PWM Fan | for AMD AM4 and Intel 115x CPU | Recommended up to 115 W TDP
ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro - Compact Multi-Compatible Tower CPU Cooler | 92 mm PWM Fan | for AMD AM4 and Intel 115x CPU | Recommended up to 115 W TDP

Pros: Large quiet fan that keeps a cpu cool.

Cons: none.

Overall Review: You should be comfortable with taking apart the cpu fan mounting brackets on the MB before attempting this yourself. It's really not hard but, if you're not comfortable putting a screwdriver to your MB either buy a different one or find someone who can install it for you.