Joined on 11/02/04
Pros: Its pretty fast! I went from an EVGA 8800GTS G92 Core... Maxes out Fallout 3/GRID/Lost Planet/Assassins Creed without any lag ever @ 1680x1050... Crysis runs at all very high settings and 2x AA @ 1680x1050... It destroys COD4/C&C3/RA3/GoW.. I scored 150895 on 3DMark06.. Scores 5.9 in Vista... Overall the video card is great... Main reason i bought it is because i sold my 8800GTS G92 for 200 bucks... so i only paid 87 bucks for it... But going from my old 8800GTS, its pretty hard justifying 300 bucks for it... but if you are upgrading from a slower card, i recommend it... I am really pleased with its performance... like i said, crysis, gears of war, fallout 3, grid, red alert 3, assassins creed, all look amazing... Plus it came with that odd HD card and a screw driver ;p
Cons: Only that the card runs pretty hot... idles around 75C with very good cooling inside my case... got around 95 playing fallout 3 for a couple hours... just override the fan speed in CCC and set it around 40%... ittle run about 60 degrees under load, and it isnt that loud... but at 100 percent fan speed, its reallllllly loud...
Overall Review: I play all my games @ 1680 x 1050 resoulation.. Intel Q6600 @ 3.465MHz (FSB 385, DRAM:FSB 1:1) 4GB DDR 800 @ 5-5-5-18 HIS Radeon HD4870 Older gigabyte motherboard.. CPU Idles at 30C, load 41C Video Card Idles at 70C, load 95C (stock fan/clock speeds) Video Card Idles at 55C, load 70C (fan @ 40%/stock clock)
Well, its free :p
Pros: Very good for free... I cant notice a difference, so i wouldn't spend 80 bucks on it... It does make my pc look more powerful... about all i can say for it, is that its plugged into my PCIx slot... better then dust being in there :p
Cons: Well... i cant have a reason to complain, because i got free with a bundle deal, and it didn't hurt my pc..
Overall Review: Fallout 3 is an amazing game Crysis really doesn't have that bad of a story line Cant wait for Red Alert 3 Fallout 3 is awesome Vista isnt THAT bad Intel is better then AMD (for now) I have lost respect for ASUS motherboards and Fallout 3 IS an amazing game
Amazing after 4 months
Pros: This cooler is still amazing me... first of all, buy the better mounting kit (Item #: N82E16835233019)... Using articsilver 5, my new Q6700 @ 3.66GHz idles at 28 Celsius, and max load from Everest stress test for 5 mins, 35 Celsius... Playing warhead/fallout 3/RA3, it never rises above 40... I dont use coretemp on my G15 keyboard anymore because it never even thinks about overheating...
Cons: Honestly, none... only think that slightly bothers me, is having to take off the fan after installing it for the first time... its not hard, just kinda annoying...
Overall Review: its amazing... better then the IFX heatsink for 80 bucks... please. buy this... you WILL NOT be disappointed...
Pros: Very easy to install with the extra kit... (N82E16835233019) I love it.... Great... I had the tuniq tower 120, and my q6600 at stock settings were bouncing around 70 Celsius... i knew it wasn't right, but with this, running at 3150mhz, idle is 31, and under full Everest stress test it runs 59 Celsius... used arctic silver 5 with the putrefying compound..
Cons: none... none what so ever...
Overall Review: None... great cooler... just get the extra kit for it... i love it...
The best windows ever made!
Pros: Its great. I am only a gamer, so i bought the new ultimate... It took 400 3dmark03 points off my score. when running xp, i scored 14866. when running ultimate, i scored 14407. I love it. networks great with xp. buy it... i love it. works great with amd 4000+, 2GB ddr400, and x1950 pro. (all oc'ed)
Cons: It will take around 2 - 3 hours to learn about where everything is... but its worth it.
Pros: I have had this LCD since August of this year. Its 100% perfect!!! I use if for pure gaming. I have took it to over 30 personal LAN parties with my friends. I went form a 19" Flatscreen CRT, to this, and oh my. I cannot believe the difference. Its perfect in games. No dead pixles, no ghosting. I was very spectical about getting an LCD beacuse of dead pixels, ghosting, and backlighting. Its grate. Shows a flawless pictures. Perfect! Another plus is the case it comes in. The case is very sturdy. I pack up my pc and put my LCD in the box, throw them intot the back of my car, and i am ready to go.
Cons: Only two: First, the monitior is a little bit flimsey. Like, when you get it set up on a good surface, you can move it easiley from side to side. but it is not really an issue. Second, not really a flaw, beacuse i use headphones, but the speakers are a joke for any type of games. They sound fine for music, but explosions and gunfire dont sount the best through these
Overall Review: Perfect picture, low price, DVI, built in speakers, sturdy box for a carring case, and all the complements you will receive means you need to buy this LCD. I have allways been a Viewsonic man, but now i do believe, i am a HannsG man.