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George P.

George P.

Joined on 05/05/04

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Most Favorable Review

96% Lian-Li Quality, It fits GTX280/260!

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: The quality is generally almost as good as Lian-Li's other full aluminum cases. The fans are also very quiet. Most of all, the design of the case enables me to hide all cables on the back of the MB try! I really like this design, and it makes the parts look much cleaner and cooler! The side panels are also compatible with other Lian-Li cases, and I bought another transparent Lian-Li side panel for this case! It's so cool!

Cons: Two MB tray screw holes are not well machined, but with this price, I can't complain. This case is also noticeably heavier than other real full aluminum cases from Lian-Li. But the same, I can't complain with this price.

Overall Review: I really like the design, and I'd spend $50 more if there is the same model with full aluminum construction like other Lian-Li cases. Personally, I have been building PCs for myself and friends using more than 10 Lian-Li cases, and I think Lancool is a good alternative to Lian-Li if you want near Lian-Li quality and want to spend a little less. By the way, my MSI GeForce GTX 280 OC video card fits this case perfectly! Especially, all the power cords are passed through the MB tray from the back, and that makes cable management much cleaner!

Most Critical Review

Horrible Quality Control

BELKIN PURE AV AV20602-06 6 feet Mini-Stereo Extension Cable Male to Female
BELKIN PURE AV AV20602-06 6 feet Mini-Stereo Extension Cable Male to Female

Pros: It looks like a good product while working well.

Cons: It failed to function normally after 60 days, and the warranty doesn't cover the return after 30 days! What's horrible product with horrible warranty! Problems: 1. Have to be partially plugged in, and not fully, to get full sound as described by another buyer!! Such pathetic quality control. 2. Near one of the connector, the cord must be slightly bent in order to work.

Overall Review: I have owned several of these cables that have been working for 2 to three years(!), but this one seemed to have the worst quality! and died within 60 days! I will never buy from Belkin again.

Works with GeForce RTX2060 with G-Sync enabled w Latest Drive Supporting Adaptive Sync

Dell S2419HGF 24" Full HD 1920x1080 1ms 144Hz 2xHDMI DisplayPort AMD FreeSync G-Sync Compatible Tilt Pivot Swivel Height Adjustable Backlit LED Gaming Monitor
Dell S2419HGF 24" Full HD 1920x1080 1ms 144Hz 2xHDMI DisplayPort AMD FreeSync G-Sync Compatible Tilt Pivot Swivel Height Adjustable Backlit LED Gaming Monitor

Pros: Great color and super fast response time after enabling G-sync/Adaptive Sync with Nvidia's latest driver. I had hard time believe that it worked as well as if not even better than the other PC with Geforce GTX 1080 Ti and Dell S2716DG monitor. I highly recommend it for gaming and everything else except graphical/video edition. You can't go wrong with this price tag!

Cons: Non so far. I'd update it more after using it for few more months.

Overall Review: Sometime the screen would only turn on after I restarted the PC again after a cold boot. Maybe it's some other issue causing this.

The Mosted Wanted Graphics Card!

EVGA SuperClocked+ 02G-P4-2684-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA SuperClocked+ 02G-P4-2684-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: Without doubt, this card breaks records and it's the fastest and the most energy efficient single-GPU card even made. Proud of ownership!

Cons: I have been waiting for this card forever! Every time I am going to buy it when it's back in stock, it's sold out again. Never in history of my life this has ever happened. People who want to buy it need to check it three times a day!!

Overall Review: I really want this card to upgrade my PC so bad.

Unlocked Performance Rocks

PNY GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card RVCGGTX470XXB
PNY GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card RVCGGTX470XXB

Pros: The card I received is a black PCB version that can be unlocked to GTX470, and it runs just like a GTX470, including its OC potential. Immediately after receiving this card, I inspected and tested it. I also flashed it with EVGA's super clock version GTX470 BIOS without any issues. It's now running stably at 800MHz/1600Mhz/1800Mhz(core/shader/memory clocks) with 1.087v using Evga precision 2.11. I also set up a customized fan profile to cool it down with more rpm as the temperature increases, and that works great. Somehow EVGA Precision doesn't allow me to dial the voltage to 1.15v; otherwise, it may be overclocked higher.

Cons: It's really loud at 100% fan speed, but who cares. My boy baby Aiden actually likes some noise. This may help him to calm down a little.

Overall Review: I am lucky to get this card. I should have ordered two of these when they were on fire sale earlier this year.

12/12/2011

It's still a bargain for a GTX465!

PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card RVCGGTX465XXB
PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card RVCGGTX465XXB

Pros: $140 for a GTX465 is a pretty good deal, and shader units can still be unlocked to a total of 448, just like a GTX470. I actually received a black PCB with ten memory chips, and the card can also be unlocked to a GTX470 without a problem. The card itself doesn't seem like a refurbished either. It looks like a brand new GTX470 without any dust or sign of usage. I guess it's a way for Nvidia to clear it's GTX470 stock.

Cons: It's a little hot. So what? I actually like that it makes a bit more noise than my GTX580 quietly running at 905MHz/1810MHz/1111MHz (Core/shader/memory). It sounds just like a small high performance turbine engine! Sweet sound!

Overall Review: Thought I would still keep it if I received a GTX465 blue PCB because of the bargain price and received a black PCB version. It's running stably at 691MHz/1382MHz/866Mhz (Core/shader/memory)