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Joshua P.

Joshua P.

Joined on 01/02/04

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Most Favorable Review

Solid PSU

Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 650 W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply with Three 12V Rails
Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 650 W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply with Three 12V Rails

Pros: This PSU has been great. I've used a multimeter to test voltage output during both idle and load, and the readings on all rails (3.3V, 5V, and 12V) stay steady with very little change.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I'm in a non-SLI setup, with a dual-core Athlon64 5200, the DFI AM2 motherboard, 2x 1GB OCZ Platinum, 1X eVGA 8800GTS, 2X 320GB SATA HDDs. This power supply could handle much more than what I have.

12/16/2006

Now with Linux Support

EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 640-P2-N821-AR
EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 640-P2-N821-AR

Pros: New Nvidia drivers for Linux have been released, and I've been playing Quake4 on Linux with this card. I've never seen a game look as good as what this game does on this setup. Also this card is as future-proof as you can buy at the moment with DirectX 10 capability.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Haven't done any overclocking yet, but at some point I will. The Nvidia driver says this card is running constantly at 50-51 degrees most every time I've checked... haven't checked much while under heavy load though.

12/13/2006

Best Motherboard Ever Owned

DFI LANPARTY UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
DFI LANPARTY UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: This board is one of the best boards made. If you are looking for a high-quality AM2 / SLI motherboard then there's no reason to buy anything but this. The options in the BIOS are very complete.

Cons: One thing I would have liked to see in the BIOS is a way to revert to a known working BIOS version if you happen to have a failed BIOS upgrade (like I had). I've heard that some other boards have this option, and you know you will be updating the BIOS at some point on this board... seems like it would fit well.

Overall Review: This is actually my first DFI motherboard... I've had motherboards from several other companies (ASUS, Gigabyte, others) in the past. My last board was an ASUS K8V Deluxe. This DFI board is heads above the others I've had in terms of quality and functionality.

12/13/2006

Great Ogg Player

iRiver T10 Red 512MB MP3 Player T10512MB
iRiver T10 Red 512MB MP3 Player T10512MB

Pros: This seems to be the best player for the price. You get the Ogg format, which allows great audio quality while taking up much less space than MP3s on the device.

Cons: My major problem is that this device's manufacturer does not officially support Linux. If you are supporting Ogg, then it seems more than reasonable that you should support another open format to (at the very least) read/write files.

Overall Review: The above being said, I use only Linux for my OS, and I have had little to no problems using this device with my setup.