Date Joined: 09/13/08
Pros: Huge.... compared to my old 19' and even my 22' this thing is just huge.... Solid construction, it's half plastic, but what isn't these days.
Cons: 1 dead pixel.... Seen other comments about this, but with all the real estate you really have to go fishing to find it.
Overall Review: If you sit close too your machine beware this is almost too big. =]
Pros: I see pretty colors, games run.
Cons: Be sure you look at the picture of the card. Yes your seeing it right the fan is mounted so it pulls nice cool air from outside, heats it then blows it all over the inside of your system = /
Overall Review: I prefer my video cards blow the hot "exhaust" air out of the system. Listen to one of the other posters... Just buy a DX11 card from ATI, I lived by ATI until this card and will return to them when I replace this very expensive paper weight.
Pros: Its Corsair C'mon
Cons: Had to ship mine back and I'm waiting for a replacement =[
Overall Review: Corsair is known for their Customer Service... C'mon RAM with a lifetime warranty how can you go wrong. I tried to use the Xigmatek RAM coolers on these guys... They dont fit =p
Pros: Solid Card it takes whatever I can throw at it with no problem.
Cons: It blows hot air back into the case. Get an exhaust fan for the front of your case.
Overall Review: Other than the goofy design of the GPU fan this thing is a beast. Crysis runs Pretty close to full out and Hellgate London is no problem Full blown.
ASUS M3A78 Pro
AMD Phenom x4 9950 2.6
PNY 9800GTX+ 512
4 Gig Corsair Dominator
Vista Home Premium x64
Pros: Solid Case no cuts.
Cons: Tool-less setup is a tad flimsy.
Overall Review: You should really get a 3rd case fan for the front of this case. 120mm
Pros: Plain and Simple its flashy with a nice Vid. Card. x64 is a must. And now that its not basically a beta version life is good.
Cons: None really
Overall Review: If you want to run Vista with Gadgets and all the stuff that actually makes the OS worth a dump. Get 3+ Gigs of RAM.
AMD 9950 2.6
ASUS M3A78 Pro
PNY GTX9800+ 512
4Gig Corsair Dominator 1066
The machine boots in about 30 seconds and RAM load never goes above 35% with all the gadgets I want running as well as anti-virus.
Pros: The USB connection on the front works.
Cons: I have yet to be able to actually get an SD Card into the reader. The tin sleeve for the SD cards is going to need to be pry'd open to get the card in. I have tried a number of differnt types of cards. Just havent had the energy to power the machine down and tweak the sleeve to make them fit.
Overall Review: I put this in my wifes machine, and well it adds about 7 additional drives so when she loads up "My Computer" there are a zillion drives in there now.
Pros: Solid design. I'm giving a 3 egg rating due to the fact that I cannot actually speak for the performance of the RAM Cooler.
Cons: Tried fitting these to some Corsair Dominator... They dont fit =p
Overall Review: Dont try to open the clips. Though they look metal and bendable they are not. One of my clips broke so I'm stuck with them.
Pros: Solid board for the price.
Cons: Did not fit my aftermarket CPU Cooler Xigmatek 120mm Rifle. The cooler may fit if your only running 1 DIMM.
Overall Review: All the 790G chipset boards where $150+ when I picked up mine. Its a solid board and I've had no issues in regards to the MoBo
Pros: Solid HD xffer'd 15gigs of games and pics in no time.
Cons: None to speak of.
Overall Review: Sweltering speed. I did port over from an IDE but this drive nice n smooth.
Pros: Solid keyboard.. No complaints about the light its evenly distributed for me. I got the blue light behind the keys to match my case. Keys are soft to the touch and quite so the late night gaming doesnt keep the wife up.
Cons: Not wireless but for 35 bux what do you expect.
Pros: SATA is nice. The unit is quiet. A nice OEM overall
Cons: No light scribe..
Overall Review: Good unit SATA drives are quick and keep the inside of my case clutter free.