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Travis O.

Travis O.

Joined on 02/25/05

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Most Favorable Review

So simple, a caveman could do it

NETGEAR XAVB2501-100NAS Powerline AV+ 200 Adapter Kit Up to 200Mbps
NETGEAR XAVB2501-100NAS Powerline AV+ 200 Adapter Kit Up to 200Mbps

Pros: This was by far the simplest installation of any networking product ever. I bought two (4 units total) and replaced my slow wireless g network with a fast powerline network. Speed is incredible, setup is easy. Only one issue with an outlet that was too low to the ground, I fixed that by plugging into a non-filtering power strip.

Cons: None.

Most Critical Review

Worked well for 2 months

MSI CODEX R 10SC-006US - Intel Core i7-10700F - 16 GB DDR4 - 1 TB HDD + 512 GB SSD - GeForce RTX 2060 - Gaming Desktop
MSI CODEX R 10SC-006US - Intel Core i7-10700F - 16 GB DDR4 - 1 TB HDD + 512 GB SSD - GeForce RTX 2060 - Gaming Desktop

Pros: It worked great as a gaming machine. Fast, quiet, and great graphics performance.

Cons: The machine won't boot up anymore. One day it was just showing a blank screen. The EZ LED indicator shows VGA, which means the video card is the issue. From other reviews, this seems to be a not-so-uncommon issue with the RTX 2060. I'm having to do an RMA with MSI as this is over the return period. This is an enormous machine to ship back, and I no longer have the original packing material.

Overall Review: Overall not happy, as this was an early Christmas present that will be out of commission for Christmas day.

Good card but too noisy

MSI GeForce 210 512MB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card VN210-MD512
MSI GeForce 210 512MB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card VN210-MD512

Pros: Worked great with Win7 64, no problems installing.

Cons: Fan is way too noisy. It's the loudest card I've ever owned. This was for a HTPC box, so I'm replacing it with the fanless version of this card, since I have room for the larger heatsink.

Great barebone system

ASUS V2-P5945G Intel Socket T(LGA775) Intel 945G Barebone
ASUS V2-P5945G Intel Socket T(LGA775) Intel 945G Barebone

Pros: Well built case with plenty of room for cards. Put an Intel Core 2 Duo 4300 in it with the stock fan. 4 slots for RAM; filled all with 1G sticks though XP sees only 3.2G (knew that before I built but whatever--that's XP, not the hardware). Got an ASUS EN7600GS Silent card; this thing is quiet and runs stable. Overclocking available.

Cons: Front of case is somewhat ugly. Black/beige combo only a geek could love.

Overall Review: Got this for a home theater machine / game rig hooked up to a 37" lcd. Runs great and I love that I *could* overclock it if I wanted to.

Nice quiet card

ASUS GeForce 7600GS 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card EN7600GS SILENT/HTD/512M
ASUS GeForce 7600GS 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card EN7600GS SILENT/HTD/512M

Pros: Runs FEAR nicely, no fan.

Cons: Gets a little warm.

Overall Review: Put this in my home theater/game system. Drivers have HD resolution support built in.

Working perfectly

VisionTek VTK-THXP550P Xtasy Theater 550 Pro PVR XP Edition w/Snapstream PVR software
VisionTek VTK-THXP550P Xtasy Theater 550 Pro PVR XP Edition w/Snapstream PVR software

Pros: This works great for me. I had an older Dell PC that I've converted into a tivo using two of these; one is hooked directly to the cable, the other to the set top box, using firewire to change the channel. Onboard encoding works great. BeyondTV has a wide user base and the bulletin boards are a great help.

Cons: None.