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James S.

James S.

Joined on 07/26/06

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Muy rapido

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.10 ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (Perpendicular Recording) Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.10 ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (Perpendicular Recording) Bare Drive

Pros: SATA2 and perpendicular recording. AND uber-fast. It is amazingly quiet- doesn't hardly make a sound.

Cons: NO NCQ. I guess Native Command Queing is what really speeds everything up. I wish I would have kwown that. I read an article where the ones with NCQ were a bit faster than w/o.

Overall Review: Make sure your have SATA2 cables- my mobo didn't come with them. Also, I beleive a jumper needs to be switched in order to allow 3Gb/s. I still need to do that... Intel E6600, Antec P160 case, OCZ 520watt Powerstream, 2 Seagate 250GB 7200.10 (SATA2), Nec 3550A burner, Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2800, Windows XP Home, connect3D X1900GT

10/16/2006
Verbatim 4.7 GB 16X DVD-R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model 95102
Verbatim 4.7 GB 16X DVD-R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model 95102

Pros: Verbatim makes one of the better quality DVD's. I can say I went through the entire spool without one coaster.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: The price was great; lower quality brands cost more than this did. (w/ rebate) The rebate was a little slow in coming, but it showed up about 2 months later. I actually just cashed it, I figured I'd write a review saying that it did come. If your patient you may be able to get free shipping or a better deal.

Muy Rapido

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 - Core 2 Duo Conroe Dual-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E6600
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 - Core 2 Duo Conroe Dual-Core 2.4 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80557E6600

Pros: Very very fast- compares with AMD FX-60 I also liked the shiny box it came in...hehehe

Cons: Diffucult to put on heat/sink fan, I felt like I was breaking it, but its ok.

Overall Review: Works well on this machine... Intel E6600, Antec P160 case, OCZ 520watt Powerstream, 2 Seagate 250GB 7200.10 (SATA2), Nec 3550A burner, Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2800, Windows XP Home, connect3D X1900GT

10/16/2006

Nice

OCZ PowerStream OCZ520ADJSLI 520 W ATX12V 2.01, BTX, EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Power Supply
OCZ PowerStream OCZ520ADJSLI 520 W ATX12V 2.01, BTX, EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Great- quiet, sweet blue LEDS in the back. Nice shiny finish.

Cons: Thick cables but that's minor

Overall Review: It should power everything nicely... Intel E6600, Antec P160 case, OCZ 520watt Powerstream, 2 Seagate 250GB 7200.10 (SATA2), Nec 3550A burner, Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2800, Windows XP Home, connect3D X1900GT

10/16/2006

Muy guapo

Antec Performance One P-160W Silver 1.2mm Anodized Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec Performance One P-160W Silver 1.2mm Anodized Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Light-wieght silver aluminum, lots of thumb screws and a clear side panel. Blue LED's in the front, temperature display. The fan that came with it is EXTREMELY quiet! The rubber grommets are really nice!!

Cons: Read manual on where to screw in the optical drive. Front bezel hard to take off, but aren't they all?

Overall Review: Make sure you get your USB and firewire ports right- I almost mixed the two up!

10/16/2006

A steal!

connect3D Radeon X1900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Ready Video Card 3058
connect3D Radeon X1900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Ready Video Card 3058

Pros: Absolutly amazing!! Its surprising to not have manyreviews! The X1900GT was rated one of the best upper $xxx range cards and with that $xxx rebate it really becomes affordable. I was considering SLI but now crossfire is becoming resonable. It has tons of extra cables.

Cons: It does get very hot- I just aim the extra fan I got with my mobo towards it and it stays cool. Its also a larger card- so make room cuz this baby needs a place!

Overall Review: It plays Age of Empires III demo with NO lag and Battlefield 2 demo with 15 secs load- thats it! I am waiting for DX10 and than I will get a second card- prices should plummit. Intel E6600, Antec P160 case, OCZ 520watt Powerstream, 2 Seagate 250GB 7200.10 (SATA2), Nec 3550A burner, Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2800, Windows XP Home, connect3D X1900GT

10/16/2006