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Jesse B.

Jesse B.

Joined on 05/10/05

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Most Favorable Review

perfect

PNY XLR8 VCGGTX4601XPB-OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) OC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
PNY XLR8 VCGGTX4601XPB-OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) OC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: Works exactly how I expected. Runs games fantastically, even though the rest of my system is a bit outdated (3.2 Ghz dual-core Intel Wolfdale, 4Gb 800mhz DDR2 ram). With this build Crysis 2 Dx11 edition is smooth as butter. Outputs sound through the HDMI, so I can operate the PC through my TV with no complicated cable combinations.

Cons: It does not advertise that the product requires two power inputs. It does come with an adapter to combine to HDD power ports into one GPU power port, which works perfectly well for me, but you should know about this as it is not mentioned and came as a surprise to me.

Most Critical Review

Watch your power brick.

ASUS Eee PC 1001PXD-EU17-BK Black Intel Atom N455(1.66 GHz) 10.1" WSVGA 1GB Memory 250GB HDD Netbook
ASUS Eee PC 1001PXD-EU17-BK Black Intel Atom N455(1.66 GHz) 10.1" WSVGA 1GB Memory 250GB HDD Netbook

Pros: cheap, works. netflix/hulu/ youtube runs fine on it, which was more than I expected.

Cons: Power brick died at around 2 years. needed a new one.

Overall Review: this would be a 4 star review without the power brick issue. I was not blown away, but pleasently surprised how well it could handle video.

OS drive

OCZ Agility 3 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) AGT3-25SAT3-60G
OCZ Agility 3 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) AGT3-25SAT3-60G

Pros: Super fast system load, office programs load. Great to install only your OS and MS Office apps on.

Cons: It's small, but if you're considering this you know that already.

Overall Review: I bought this to install only my OS and common apps. They are all super fast and snappy, and I still have 4TB of space on my traditional HDD's. My system boots extremely fast, but I saw the biggest difference in Word/iTunes. I'm very happy.

Great headset, tape your cans

Turtle Beach Ear Force Z6A Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural PC Gaming Multi-Speaker 5.1 Channels Headset
Turtle Beach Ear Force Z6A Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural PC Gaming Multi-Speaker 5.1 Channels Headset

Pros: Great sense of 5.1, great sound too, I prefer multiple speaker surround to processed fakery. Some people might want more bass but I was super happy with this headset. The mic sounds great too.

Cons: only 1, the plastic clips holding the cans to the overhead band are weak. My cat pushed these off of my desk and one side broke. I taped it up just fine, and I think if they had been taped up in the first place it would be fine. Otherwise a 5 egg review.

Overall Review: Even with a broken clip I'm happy with these

Great Product

Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI  LED-Backlight LCD monitor  Slim Design  250 cd/m2 ACM 12,000,000:1 (1000:1)
Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 ACM 12,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Pros: Can switch between multiple inputs easily. Bright, colorful, and big.

Cons: can't really speak to any. The stand may be not as flexible as some might want, but i did not find this to be a problem.