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Andrian C.

Andrian C.

Joined on 05/11/06

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Most Favorable Review

ATI first timer, no regrets!!!!

PowerColor Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX4870 512MD5-H
PowerColor Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX4870 512MD5-H

Pros: All the reviews and benchies are correct, read them first, then buy this. Don't waste money on 4 more fps and hype. I waited 8 months for the new series of cards, this choice was painfully obvious.

Cons: This card does run hot, but with very little temp fluctuation. I always use after market GPUcoolers anyway, and would not OC w/ stock cooler, unless fan speed increased. Even then, stock coolers like to go out.

Overall Review: Complimentary to oc'd c2d 8400 w/ Zalman, Gigabyte board w/ p35 chipset, 4 gig Kingston HyperX(1066), 600 watt Thermaltake PSU, Seagate Barracuda HDD, Samsung 22" Crysis high settings 1680/1050 20 to 60fps. Everything else, butter.

Most Critical Review

Random keys stop working

DELL CONSUMER AW568-BK-US Alienware Advanced Gaming Kbrd
DELL CONSUMER AW568-BK-US Alienware Advanced Gaming Kbrd

Pros: -Very nice design -Great colors -Awesome sound and feel of keys -Very precise

Cons: The keys stop working . No driver update, reset or replacement of keys fixes the issue. I've had two of these and they both had issues with random keys.

Overall Review: Not worth the time or effort and is a huge disappointed for a premium device.

Fantastic while it worked

HyperX 3K 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive) SH103S3/120G
HyperX 3K 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive) SH103S3/120G

Pros: Installed Windows 8.1 in 5 minutes, very quick boot up time, and the rest of SSD benefits. Should still be able to replace the defective hard drive, which is still a "pro".

Cons: OS no longer operational after about 9 months. Have the option of reinstalling the OS, but not going to take the chance. Bought it when it was more expensive.

Overall Review: Will reformat drive and use for media over my network when I receive the replacement, but can't trust again for an OS. Going with a higher end drive instead.

Very good price, great deal

Sennheiser - Earbud Headphones (OCX 880)
Sennheiser - Earbud Headphones (OCX 880)

Pros: Well constructed, fit snug with default ear adapters, sound is amazing, good bass, best ear buds I've ever owned. Will anything compare at $50 pricepoint?

Cons: I'm not sure what they were thinking on the logistics of the case. It looks really nice, but it's obvious that the same precision construction wasn't applied. Not much testing on how the pieces would actually fit inside, especially the volume control piece.

Overall Review: I use the Poweramp App on my HTC Incredible and the sound is amazing with these headphones.

Smart choice for non-gaming usage

TOSHIBA Laptop Satellite Intel Core i5 1st Gen 460M (2.53GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit L655-S5112
TOSHIBA Laptop Satellite Intel Core i5 1st Gen 460M (2.53GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit L655-S5112

Pros: The battery life on this machine is amazing, 5 hours 30 minutes, and it actually goes the distance! Core i5 zings, and the machine reboots in <45 seconds, shuts down in <6. I bought this for my wife who is an avid writer, she couldn't be happier. Machine runs very cool.

Cons: The right speaker vibrates a little, not noticeable unless cranked up and can simply/easily be glued. Webcam is mediocre, but was expected.

Overall Review: This is a good looking machine, very happy with this purchase. Great battery life for a machine that has B@ll$. As an IT guy I was inclined to gravitate towards a better video card, but for my wife this served no practical purpose. The pricepoint is great for quality laptops these days, Toshiba and Asus are solid offers.

Review is Uncertain

MSI Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity R6870-2PM2D1GD5
MSI Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity R6870-2PM2D1GD5

Pros: Newegg is the best, MSI is a solid brand, power usage is relatively moderate, more efficient architecture, and good scaling benchmark reivews for cross-fireX.

Cons: The card I received didn't like my config, drivers buggy as there were frequent lockups, reboots and crashes. Tried drivers from msi, then amd, and then cd included. Games were very laggy and stability tests would freeze, possible memory issue. I work in IT and clean reg install and monitor new hardware everyday. Rarely do I see these issues come up with video cards.

Overall Review: Returned the card. Oddly, my HD 4870 performed better than this card, but I'm sure there are other factors that caused this. I'm sure the HD 6870 series is fantastic, but will wait for the next series (this month). c2d e8400 @ 3.51 ghz, 4 gb kinston hyper-x, Gigabyte ep mobo (bios updated), corsair 850 psu, seagate barracuda hdd.

11/10/2010