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Victoria H.

Victoria H.

Joined on 06/28/06

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Most Favorable Review

Goof Board

ASUS A8N5X 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS A8N5X 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Great Instructions Plenty of supplied cables

Cons: No Motherboard firewire support

Overall Review: Great card for the money. Small gripe is no firewire support on the board, so I cant use the firewire port on the front of the case. My fault for not readin more carefully. Runs a AMD FX55 and NVIDIA Geforce 7900 like a champ!

Most Critical Review

Nothing fancy, but does the job

SAMSUNG Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache ATA/ATAPI DVD Burner With LightScribe
SAMSUNG Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache ATA/ATAPI DVD Burner With LightScribe

Pros: The black looks nice and was a breeze to install

Cons: Directions are bad, and the Samsung website is no help.

Overall Review: I didn't get software with these, so wil have to go find something that will support the lite scribe technology. For the price, though, its a small hassle

Good For What it is...

PANTONE Huey Color Calibrator
PANTONE Huey Color Calibrator

Pros: Easy to Use

Cons: The USB cable is delicate

Overall Review: I took every class in photography that I could in college, taught labs, went to photo schools, and shot portraits, weddings, and commercial product professionally. So I should know how to balance my monitor by eye, right? Uh, no. The huey made short work of it, though, and the result was noticeably better. If you spend anytime at all shooting digital and sending them to a lab via email, do yourself a favor - use this neat little gadget to make sure the prints will match the monitor.

WOW

BFG Tech GeForce 7900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card BFGR79256GTOCE
BFG Tech GeForce 7900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card BFGR79256GTOCE

Pros: Very Fast

Cons: none yet

Overall Review: I am running this in conjunction with an AMD fx55 on PCI express x16. Half Life 2, with every bel and whistle maxed, is running at 135 fps.

Incredible

AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 - Athlon 64 FX San Diego Single-Core 2.6 GHz Socket 939 Processor - ADAFX55BNBOX
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 - Athlon 64 FX San Diego Single-Core 2.6 GHz Socket 939 Processor - ADAFX55BNBOX

Pros: Fast

Cons: none

Overall Review: I used an arcticcooler heatsink, and have never seen the chip go higher than 47C. Coming from a very old machine, its pretty wild to open HalfLife 2, turn up absolutely every video option to MAX and still run the game at 135 fps, without ever hitting 50 degrees Celcius.

Works well

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler

Pros: Quiet Cools like a champ

Cons: It might be too big for some cases

Overall Review: It stands up and shoots the hot air out the back - in my case it shot the air directly into the rear exhaust fan, so it provides excellent cooling. Thermal paste is included. Watch out when you install it. I had just installed the fx55 processor, where you replace the gate lever all the way down to lock it. However, when locking down this heatsink, you only lift the lever to vertical and thats it. I pushed the lever too far at first, and realized it would break before it went over to horizontal. With 2 120mm case fans (front and back) and this bad boy, I got cpu temps that idle at 35 and go to about 47 after playing half life 2 for an hour.