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Brandon B.

Brandon B.

Joined on 12/19/05

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Most Favorable Review

outstanding bang-4-buck

EVGA 122-CK-NF67-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 122-CK-NF67-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: OCs wonderfully! 2.4 to 3.8 on an e6600 (B3 stepping... what fun i'd have with a G0!) twin 16x in SLI really helps too.

Cons: floppy connector is hard to get to when you realize raid0 on xp requires it! i would've slipstreamed a new cd if i knew it was gonna be THAT difficult! i guess if you hooked the floppy up before everything else around it, it wouldnt be so bad :-D

Overall Review: could've been a pretty color.

12/11/2007
Most Critical Review

horrid

EDIMAX BR-6504N (Wi Fi Certified) Wireless 802.11n Draft 2.0 Broadband Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft
EDIMAX BR-6504N (Wi Fi Certified) Wireless 802.11n Draft 2.0 Broadband Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft

Pros: sleek and stylish. illusion of expensive equipment. makes for a decent hub. when it works the wifi is good for burst transfers. cheap.

Cons: disconnects constantly, signal isnt great but its not bad either. wifi on this thing is a joke - it disconnects CONSTANTLY. even wired is annoying. if the wifi doesnt lose signal, the router itself will lose the modem's config and disconnect until you refresh it manually. the firewall/port forwarding/dmz is a joke. i've never had so much trouble trying to assign a dmz to a system. even as dmz the ports are still blocked

Overall Review: you get what you pay for. at 3ft i get a good signal strength and only lose connection oh once every 30 minutes to an hour with 3 minutes to reconnect. i use an edimax wifi adapter for my pc (usb and pci variety) and they constantly disconnect.

Short life

Sony Xperia Z C6602 HSPA+ Black 4G Quad-Core 1.5GHz 16GB Unlocked Water Resistance Cell Phone U.S. Warranty
Sony Xperia Z C6602 HSPA+ Black 4G Quad-Core 1.5GHz 16GB Unlocked Water Resistance Cell Phone U.S. Warranty

Pros: I have a previous review with quite a bit of praise of the phone, I loved every bit of it while it worked with the only complaint being the camera compresses the 13mp a lot.

Cons: construction is not made to last, the phone runs pretty hot and it has managed to make the glue holding the back glass detach in under 3 months, and now there's a large gap leading right to the phone's internals. the water resistance is gone entirely. sony states the back glass separating is physical damage and therefore voids the warranty, even though the phone is in pristine condition and never mistreated. horrible support. there's a huge thread with a number of users experiencing the issue as well, and being so early into the life of the phone it will only get worse as time goes on.

Overall Review: It worked wonderfully until water found its way into the hole left by the separated glass, now the phone is completely dead. I'll miss having a water resistant phone, but if the craftsmanship is so poor that it falls apart from its own heat while under light to moderate use, no gaming whatsoever (just charging, camera, gps use) then it's not worth being a flagship device. -1 star for poor quality materials -1 star for bad heat dissipation -1 star for support

Good phone

Sony Xperia Z C6602 HSPA+ Black 4G Quad-Core 1.5GHz 16GB Unlocked Water Resistance Cell Phone U.S. Warranty
Sony Xperia Z C6602 HSPA+ Black 4G Quad-Core 1.5GHz 16GB Unlocked Water Resistance Cell Phone U.S. Warranty

Pros: Waterproof, fast, sleek, huge display. Software wise it's android, what more do you want? The Bravia Engine does a good job with videos and pictures. Very realistic photos. Stamina mode works really well. 13mp camera, so NICE.

Cons: the 1080p display is over the top and just eats the battery. would've preferred lower res. Stupid antishatter film over the screen. No 4G LTE, but not really a big deal if you don't live in the few cities that have it. a 4G icon on your current phone doesn't mean you have 4G LTE, and a lot of people don't know that.

Overall Review: It doesn't have gorilla glass as someone else mentioned, but it does have dragon trail glass, which is just as hard as gorilla glass 2, but more flexible. Your keys wont scratch the glass even if you lay into them with a sharp edge, unfortunately the antishatter film is not scratch resistant at all. I have a screen protector over mine, but when the antishatter gets scratched im removing it. Needs to come with a pogo charger to avoid opening the flaps all the time. None are available in the US yet.

Great PSU

SilverStone ST85F 850 W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
SilverStone ST85F 850 W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Low clutter (modular) and high efficiency. It runs quietly and cool even under high load. My last PSU ran scorchingly hot under slight load and had very few connectors

Cons: Price dropped AFTER I got it.... GRRR SATA rail is absurd! if you want to use 1 SATA you have to hook up a cable with 6 ends! I just need 2. PSU is rather long, make sure your case has room. dont forget the ends have to be reachable.

Overall Review: Running currently dual 8800GTX (SLI), e6600, liquid cooled rig (swiftech mcp655 pump), 2 250mm fans, 3 120mm fans, 2 optics, 2 hds, 3 cathodes, and pci/usb + garbage.

SLI

EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 768-P2-N831-AR
EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 768-P2-N831-AR

Pros: Got my 2nd one for SLI and it rocks! An ultra would be a waste of my time!

Cons: Power hungry :( had to get a new psu to power twins... but doesn't EVERYONE love twins?

Overall Review: EVGA offers a lifetime warranty if you register them in 30 days of purchase... GOLDEN!