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Jinmin C.

Jinmin C.

Joined on 05/11/06

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update on *AWESOME CPU*

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 2.0 GHz Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor - ADA4000CSBOX
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 2.0 GHz Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor - ADA4000CSBOX

Pros: After owning this product a little longer, and getting an after market cooler (Arctic freezer pro 64) i was able to overclock this cpu to 2.82ghz! it's basically an fx-62 now with 2mb l2 cache and the same clock speed!

Cons: none at all.

Overall Review: i think at stock speeds the cpu was bottlenecking my SLI 7900gts, but now i think it can keep up! Get these while you still can, once they're sold out, they're gone forever!

Great case

LIAN LI PC-V1200Bplus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
LIAN LI PC-V1200Bplus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Tons of room Lots of holes/gaps for tunneling your cables Very solid material and construction (you can definitely feel right away that this is a high-end case) Thoughtful cooling design (CPU HSF shroud, fan placement, vents, perforated design) Surprisingly quiet for a perforated case

Cons: The rear fan was mounted as an intake, so I had to flip it No filters are included so the case can get dusty Only 1 cd bezel included No removeable mobo tray (not a huge issue since the case is so roomy

Overall Review: Definitely satisfied with this case despite its high price tag. It was my first time spending this much $ on case but I feel like my money was well spent. The case is not very tall, but is very long, so make sure you have adequate space. System specs: Intel i7 920, Zalman 9500, 6gb DDR3 OCZ, Nvidia GTX 275, 2 Hard drives, 1 blu ray, 2 DVD-RWs.

Satisfactory Blu ray drive

Sony Optiarc Black 2X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM SATA Internal 2X  BD-ROM Model BR-5100S
Sony Optiarc Black 2X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM SATA Internal 2X BD-ROM Model BR-5100S

Pros: Easy to setup. Simply mounted it in, booted, and installed software. Blu ray movies played first try. Seems to play movies fast with no lag. Simple bezel design.

Cons: The indicator light is a dull GREEN not blue. That's kind of lame and it clashes with all my other blue lights.

Overall Review: Although Powerdvd 7 came packaged, I had to get Powerdvd 9 to use it on Windows 7. System: Intel i7 920, 6gb DDR3, GTX 275, Dell 2407WFP display

Solid case, many features, minor flaws

LIAN LI PC-V1200Bplus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
LIAN LI PC-V1200Bplus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Great construction Good cooling LOTS of room Looks sleek Very easy to organize cables

Cons: No removable mobo tray Hard drive cage hard to work with Pricey

Overall Review: This was my first Lian Li so I had pretty high expectations, most of which were met. The design of the case was clearly very well though out with a GPU cooling fan, CPU vent, cable management holes, etc. As someone else wrote, the back fan was installed backwards so it was an intake. I just reversed it so it's an exhaust.

Great Value, minor problem

EVGA 512-P3-N806-A1 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
EVGA 512-P3-N806-A1 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Pros: Great price/performance ratio single slot can play virtually every game except crysis, maxed out on decent resolutions (i play 1920x1200)

Cons: the super-super clocked version has some stability issues. i get crashes in gears of war. i fixed this by adjusting the fan to 90%, but it gets pretty loud. i don't mind 'cause i'm using a zalman cpu hsf cranked to the max, so the 88gt's fan is drowned out by the louder fan.

Overall Review: i'm very tempted to get another for SLI, but don't know how it will handle next gen games.

11/19/2007

Mediocre aftermarket HSF

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

Pros: quiet simple installation cheap

Cons: the product seems really crude - it's just a cheap rubber/plastic fan clipped onto a piece of aluminum. doesn't cool as well as a zalman. looks kind of bland

Overall Review: this is a decent hsf if you want to do minor overclocking. if you want to push ur cpu hard with air, go with the zalman. mine crapped out after a year (started to run at half the speed), got a zalman 9700 and haven't looked back best thing about this HSF is the price, but you get what you pay for.