Joined on 07/16/03
Fast drive, nice pair with Win7
Pros: Super fast. Trim support. Great boot drive. Single best upgrade on a modern PC... actually feel the difference in day to day tasks.
Cons: Expensive. Trim firmware has to be manually applied.
Overall Review: The latest Trim firmware was pulled due to bricking under Win7. Glad I saw that before I upgraded... installed Win7 on a stock drive and it screams. For an early adopter, its the upgrade to get.
Weak reception ruins a great product
Pros: Solid design. Great sound. Build quality is good. Controls are easy to access and work well. The headset stays in place during activity.
Cons: The bluetooth receiver is truly horrible. A baseline for acceptable reception should be the ability to have your transmitter (an iphone in this case) in your pocket and be able to use the headset. The S9-HD fails. My iPhone must we above waist level for the headset to receive signal. I know its an issue with the headset because I use blue tooth with other wireless headsets and devices, which work excellently. My previous headset could receive my iphone signal anywhere in my apartment. It's really disappointing to see a great product like this ruined by something so trivial as a poor receiver.
Overall Review: The first headset I received was DOA. Newegg exchanged it and the second one worked as intended (but not very well).
Pros: Very quiet, looks really cool, performs well.
Cons: GPU runs a bit warm, bleeds hot air into the case. A touch on the expensive side.
Overall Review: I bought this card because I need something that is quieter than the reference boards, and the Twin Frozr delivered. Even under heavy load, I can barely hear it over the 120mm case/PSU fans. One thing to keep in mind is that this card does seem to run a few degrees C hotter than reference cards. It also makes the inside of my case a bit warmer, probably because there is no shroud to shunt hot air out of the case. I intended to put my rig into a tech bench and low noise is the most important factor for me. Very cool design is a plus. Thus, the card does all I want and more. HOWEVER, if you are going to overclock the card in a closed case, you can expect the card to run a bit hotter and increase the case ambient temp. These are factors people pushing their hardware to the redline might want to consider.
Pros: High build quality; nice anodizing on the case. I have a "bench" build to show off my system's innards and the PSU looks great. Rock solid stability, very quiet even under load, lots of power to run demanding setups.
Overall Review: Cables are pretty long. Glass can be half full/empty depending on preference. The PSU is nice enough to look at that hiding it in the corner of an enclosure is sad.