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Joshua B.

Joshua B.

Joined on 11/10/05

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Most Favorable Review

Pretty nice!!!

Microsoft Comfort Curve Value Pack
Microsoft Comfort Curve Value Pack

Comments: Item is very nice, very pleased with this purchase. Awsome bang for the buck, cant beat the price, mouse is smooth, and the keyboard is very easy on the hands, just takes a little getting use to the curve!!

11/15/2005
Most Critical Review

Looks Good, made cheap.

RAIDMAX Ninja ATX-918WBP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450watts PS2 ATX12V SATA Ready Power Supply
RAIDMAX Ninja ATX-918WBP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450watts PS2 ATX12V SATA Ready Power Supply

Pros: It looks realy nice, very stylish, the side window adds some charecter(not just another square window) I also liek the fact that it has 5 large bay's, great for internal water cooling. Lots of room for what ever you need.

Cons: I dont like the fact that you cannot secure the HDD's with the easy clips, the cables in the backside get all bunched up and it push's the side panel out(if you are using round cables forget about it fitting snugg, it just wont happen. The internal structure is extremely weak, very flimsy. This makes the side panel very hard to line up with the front panel. Also the panel that holds the mother board down is very weak as well and pops back and forth with little effort even when the board is installed. Last but not least the front blue led's lasted about 2 days. Also if you are running more then 1 hard drive in this Tower you will need to put a third case fan up front to keep the hard drives from getting to hot. I was satisfied with a second 120mm fan.

Overall Review: If your in need of a sturdy case this is not the case for you.

SAPPHIRE Radeon X1950XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100186L
SAPPHIRE Radeon X1950XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100186L

Pros: Its fast, its smooth. Overclocks very nice, stock cooling was able to reach 702mhz on the core, and 2108mhz on the mem, under 74C at full load. Screams through FEAR, HL2 and any of the synthetic benchmarks on the market. Probably the best 256mb card on the market, that has the power to keep up with some 512mb cards no problem. Benches water cooled @ 739/2108 3D-05 at 12700, 3D-06 6700, with a PD 940 @ 4.8ghz and an OCZ GXS 700 PSU

Cons: Nothing other then the stock cooler being loud.

Overall Review: This card is a power hogg like many other x19XX series cards, you will need a strong power supply, with at least 32amps on the 12v rail, and I dont mean a dual rail 16amp PSU as it wont be enough on multi rails at least 2x18amp rails are needed. Dont pair this up with a $35 cheapo, get something that can pack a punch.

11/24/2006

Wait a little bit.

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 - Core 2 Extreme Kentsfield Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 775 130W Processor - BX80562QX6700
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 - Core 2 Extreme Kentsfield Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 775 130W Processor - BX80562QX6700

Pros: 2 x6800's in one package, just a little slower clock speed. Most of is have seen results with this chip and many others so their is no need for details.

Cons: The price, plain and simple. For those wanting this wait a little while it will drop almost a third of its current price. Other then that. We all know what it can do.

11/16/2006

Overclocking maddness

Intel Pentium D 940 - Pentium D Presler Dual-Core 3.2 GHz LGA 775 Processor - BX80553940
Intel Pentium D 940 - Pentium D Presler Dual-Core 3.2 GHz LGA 775 Processor - BX80553940

Pros: FIrst of all the chip I have is the C1 stepping. Second is this thing is pretty much as good as it get when overclocking is in mind. This chip was able to jump from 200x16(3.2ghz) to 266x16 which is just over 4.2ghz on stock voltage, but the best part is the EIST, and the otion to lock the multi at 12x instead of the stock 16x. This makes it possible to run in upwards of 1.4ghz(1400mhz) on the bus, thus boasting memory bandwidth which is one of Intels weakness's, but with this kinda bus the system simply fly's through just about anything. This was all done on a P5WD2 EP 975x with XMS2 675mhz dual channel ram, and liquid cooling, this chip is capable of running over 365FSB with the right equipment.

Cons: None with the CPU, but when it comes to new purchase's, if you plan to build a new rig, look into the new line of Core 2 Duo's, while the Netburst 9xx dual cores are nice, the new line of CPU's is much faster, much cooler and overall a much better investment.

Overall Review: This item doesnt seem to run much cooler then its prier B1 stepping counter part. SO for those that thought it might drop 10C off of load temps think again.

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Mushkin Enhanced 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) with EPP Profile Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 991512
Mushkin Enhanced 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) with EPP Profile Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 991512

Pros: This ram is some of the bet ram to date, the Elpida chips in these are just about as good as the late great D9 FatBody's. They can run some pretty good timings for DDR2 667, but they overclock like no other, theres no dought about it these are some realy nice sticks.

Cons: None on the ram, but for those that are giving this a bad rep.

Overall Review: For those that complain about these not running as stated, maybe you need to change your "technical understanding of this type of product as high" to bellow average, because it clearly states the ram must run from 2.1-2.3Vdimm to accomplish those timings, how can you have a high understanding if you cant read a simple discription of the item in question??