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Luke H.

Luke H.

Joined on 10/29/05

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Most Favorable Review

Surprising performance

Acer Laptop Aspire AMD Dual-Core Processor C-50 (1.0GHz) 3GB Memory 250GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 6250 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit AS5253-BZ893
Acer Laptop Aspire AMD Dual-Core Processor C-50 (1.0GHz) 3GB Memory 250GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 6250 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit AS5253-BZ893

Pros: I like most everything about this notebook. The performance of the Fusion C-50 is impressive for being only 1.0GHz. The HD 6250 video is amazing. I was able to play Counter Strike: Source comfortably at 1280 x 720 and got Just Cause 2 to run decently with lowest settings/resolution. Very attractive overall look and feel. The design is comfortable and simplistic.

Cons: Lots of bloatware, not the fastest/largest hard drive, and the mono speaker idea seems kinda lame (though the more I think about it, laptop speakers always suck anyway and I can always plug in speakers/headphones).

Overall Review: The CPU speed is somewhat a bottleneck, but for the price you really cant beat the performance this thing offers, especailly for gaming.

Small, full featured motherboard

MSI 760GMA-P34 (FX) AM3+ AMD 760G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI 760GMA-P34 (FX) AM3+ AMD 760G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: -mATX -SATA III -USB 3.0 -Lots of on-board connectors and features -Surprisingly full featured BIOS

Cons: -Older 760g chipset -Only 2 memory slots -CPU fan speed does not change automatically based on CPU temp, you have to configure the CPU fan for how much power to use and at what temp.

Overall Review: I was able to successfully configure the CPU fan, unlike some of the other reviewers, so the fan stays quiet and speeds up when it has to.

Amazing budget card

SAPPHIRE  Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (11192-22-20G)
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (11192-22-20G)

Pros: Very powerful card for the price.

Cons: Can't handle high graphic settings on some newer games without lowering the resolution.

Overall Review: I've been using it to play CS:GO and GTA IV and it runs both at 1080p with at least medium settings. Excellent performance on both.

10/22/2012

Great Case

HEC 6C28BB8S Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
HEC 6C28BB8S Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Easy setup, sturdy & sleek design, fan included; all for $35 w/ free shipping.

Cons: My power LED wont light up :(

Works great

Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model 991559
Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model 991559

Pros: Took out 1 of my 2 512MB DDR2 667 sticks from my laptop and replaced it with this. Runs vista much smoother now with 2.56GB.

Cons: none

Does what it should do

Link Depot ENWB-25B-SS Aluminum 2.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
Link Depot ENWB-25B-SS Aluminum 2.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: Works great. Vista recognized it with my laptops old 40GB 5400RPM IDE without needing the driver disk. I formatted the hard drive it in vista and use it for music/pictures backup.

Cons: none