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Joshua V.

Joshua V.

Joined on 11/12/04

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Most Favorable Review

Great memory for the money

OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 500 (PC 4000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ5002048ELGE-K
OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 500 (PC 4000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ5002048ELGE-K

Pros: timeings are great for 2x1GB sticks can play BF2 with settings full at 1280x1024 res no lag. runs faster than 500mhz have mine at 516, no problems system amd 3500 2580mhz 2x1gb DDR500 OCz gold @ 516mhz 2xEVGA 7800gt's in sli Linksys Network card Creative X-fI plat DFI lanparty ut Ultra-d SLI mod 2xmaxtor 120gb in raid 0 aspire 520W PSU

Cons: none OCZ 2x1gb for less than 2 bills? how in the world do you complain about that?!

Overall Review: shipping was Awsome through UPS one package from CA one from CT i live in MA ordered 3day the one from CT was here in 2 and the one from CA made it here on time :) love ya newegg and ups

Most Critical Review

HDD TACH anyone?

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.7 ST3120827AS 120GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.7 ST3120827AS 120GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: its a cheap 120GB drive and its sata150

Cons: I had 4x of these in a raid0 configuration and 2 of the 4 drives went bad simutainiously

Overall Review: I dont know if youve ever heard of HDDtach but you ought to check it out because western digital Raptors have much lower Read write and Seek latencys and have much higher bandwidth, and my 4x WDraptor Raid 0 setup gets around 220+MB/s read and these were only around 170MB/s and if you as me 50MB/s is a big difference

12/21/2005

All the haters...

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-12G
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-12G

Pros: To all the haters out there, if you think this stuff doesnt work better than Dynex, or any other knock off silver compound, your likely applying it wrong. Iv been useing AS-5 for years, when i run out id use what ever i could get till i could place another order and let me tell you for the Last time, this IS the best Silver thermal interface material on the market today. messing around with my Older amd opteron 170 on a DFI Nf4 ultra-sli-d, with the processor under watercooling. was running 270x10@1.35v (stock voltage) ON DYNEX BRAND Temps Loaded CPU: 39'c core1: 47'c Core2: 48'c ON Arctic SIlver Temps Loaded CPU:38'c core1: 44'c core2: 42'c i removed the waterblock cleaned everything thoroughly, reapplied AS-5 and reset the waterblock, clocked all the way upto 300x10@1.500V (so noone can argue with these temps) Load temps CPU:38'c core1: 44'c core2: 42'c Mind you that the difference between 270x10 @ 1.35v and 300x10 @ 1.500v is about 90w of heat output.

Cons: So mind you that the temp appears to drop only a few degrees. the as-5 managed to still beat dynex even with a Greater heat load, still manages to keep the temps down below that of its competitors so haters hate no more. there is no better evidence to this products greatness a little expensive? if it is out of your price range what buisness do you have building computers in the first place.

Overall Review: loook no further this is the Best and last brand of thermal paste your going to need for a long time.

decent

ZALMAN ZM1000-HP 1000W Continuous @ 45°C
(Maximum Continuous Peak: 1250W) ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Modular Heatpipe-Cooled SLI Power Supply
ZALMAN ZM1000-HP 1000W Continuous @ 45°C (Maximum Continuous Peak: 1250W) ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Modular Heatpipe-Cooled SLI Power Supply

Pros: Cables are a little short, but i still managed to get everything in my Lian Li Pc-v2000 hooked up. 790i, 8800gts, 4 sata drives, 2 optical drives, 2 fanbus, waterpump, 8x120mm fans. 8gb of ram.

Cons: Cables could be longer, deffinitly not enough to get a second card for sli, with out modding my own cables to get them to reach.

Overall Review: pretty handy with a soldering iron so the cable issue doesnt really bother me tooo much but is deffinitly enough for me to dock an egg but no more than that because its not a typical case that the general public would use.

Does exactly what it says

Controller, Panel
Controller, Panel

Pros: it works like it says it will lower limit of fan voltage is 5v which is pretty much the lowest any fan motor will run. looks awsome in my case that i just painted Black and polished use this for the 3 120mm fans in the side of my case i like the long cables and remote pcb idea

Cons: but i dont like the unwraped caps on the remote pcb

Overall Review: its a really good design much better than the Gatewatch unit it replaced that was digital so it wouldnt work with normal fans Voltage regualation is the way to go for fan control, keep it simple

Awsome board

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Great board for Overclocking and if your any bit Computer literate its not hard to turn into a SLI-d took my 3500+(newcastle) to 2.6ghz and my opteron 146(cab2e Fpaw0546) to 2.95ghz milage my vary ofcourse

Cons: It just died on me, turned the computer off to go to work and turned off the Psu, Came home turned the psu back on and no poweron, replaced the PSU and still wont boot up but it turns on ordering another one today

Overall Review: Great board, reguardless i dont expect a ton out of somthing that im using, out of spec. it lasted plenty long for haveing been overvolted and modded to sli i dont think the mod had anything to do with it, just a bad board finaly gave in