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Dustin H.

Dustin H.

Joined on 03/14/03

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Most Favorable Review

Spectacular start for eyefinity

XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity HD-695A-CNFC
XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity HD-695A-CNFC

Pros: Dual bios allows for "experimentation" with other cards bios...that works. Runs an eyefinity rig on an old core 2 duo chip at 5760x1080 with respectable framerates.

Cons: Doesn't do my laundry.

Overall Review: Couldn't be happier. Will likely crossfire to crank up detail in eyefinity when $ allows.

Most Critical Review

BIG

XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler LGA1150 Haswell Compatible
XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler LGA1150 Haswell Compatible

Pros: Large, Quiet

Cons: Large...fan gets all up in my first memory dimm's bizness (GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (rev. 1.3)). Requires bottom bracket which might not be an easy feat if considering a CPU fan upgrade. Much easier to install as part of a new build. Was a pain to retrofit into my gen 1 Antec 900.

Overall Review: Instructions were not especially helpful...

Good for price, one dead pixel

Famous Brand TS-23X11i 23" 1920 x 1080 60 Hz D-Sub, DVI, HDMI LCD Monitor
Famous Brand TS-23X11i 23" 1920 x 1080 60 Hz D-Sub, DVI, HDMI LCD Monitor

Pros: Bright, crisp, light

Cons: Arrived with one dead pixel. Stickers leave residue behind when peeling off.

Overall Review: The dead pixel isnt' that noticable, and was a risk i was willing to take for this price on a monitor. No real complaints, but kept @ 4 eggs for that reason.

Budget build combo...definitely budget

LOGISYS Computer CS305BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Enhanced SOHO Computer Case 480W Power Supply
LOGISYS Computer CS305BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Enhanced SOHO Computer Case 480W Power Supply

Pros: Fit a microATX mobo; cheap.

Cons: SATA power connections on included power supply doesn't allow placing drives too far apart...had to use an additional 4-pin connection. Feels cheap, side panels aren't flush; decal on power button fell off, no HDD led.

Overall Review: Definitely cheap, but for 40 bucks including power supply it works for a builder on a budget.

10/24/2011

Part of a budget build

ASUS M4N68T-M V2 AM3 NVIDIA Geforce 7025/nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M4N68T-M V2 AM3 NVIDIA Geforce 7025/nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Good size, good amount of features for the price, ASUS brand.

Cons: Southbridge heatsink seemed a little loose, but no functional issues. Couldn't unlock my AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana...but might not be mobo fault.

Overall Review: Can't beat it for the price. Humor in the BIOS is a nice touch ("disable the cores you don't like").

10/24/2011

Good panel especially for price

ASUS VE248H 24" Full HD 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, DVI, HDMI Built-in Speakers Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light & Flicker-Free LED Backlight Monitor
ASUS VE248H 24" Full HD 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, DVI, HDMI Built-in Speakers Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light & Flicker-Free LED Backlight Monitor

Pros: Perfect for eyefinity setup. Price is right, display pretty. Thin, LED, lower power.

Cons: Some ghosting in eyefinity, but only on the panel that is hooked through the active displayport adapter. I don't believe it's the panel's problem.

Overall Review: Combined with ergotech triple stand and an XFX 6950 for the start of an eyefinity rig. Even though i'm running an old core 2 duo, i can command respectable framerates by dialing back AA/detail. Can't be a whole lot happier, unless they would do my laundry.