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David T.

David T.

Joined on 07/16/03

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Most Favorable Review

Fast drive, nice pair with Win7

Intel X25-M Mainstream 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2M080G2GC
Intel X25-M Mainstream 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2M080G2GC

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.

10/29/2009
Most Critical Review

Weak reception ruins a great product

Motorola Behind the Neck Stereo Bluetooth Headphone High-Definition Audio Black (S9 HD)
Motorola Behind the Neck Stereo Bluetooth Headphone High-Definition Audio Black (S9 HD)

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).

Does what it's supposed to do

APEVIA CF12SL-UBL Blue LED Cooling Fan
APEVIA CF12SL-UBL Blue LED Cooling Fan

Pros: Moves air, is quiet, and it's blue!

Cons: None

Overall Review: Works great, don't think about it... good thing.

Good HD

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: High capacity, reasonable price, good specs

Cons: None thus far

Overall Review: Using a Intel X25-M as my boot and this Samsung as my install drive. Works well, the speed difference is massive using this setup.

Solid Card

MSI Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity R5850 Twin Frozr II
MSI Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity R5850 Twin Frozr II

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.

Solid PSU

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

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.

Cons: None

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.