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Nicholas S.

Nicholas S.

Joined on 01/22/05

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Very Nice Z77

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with Dual Thunderbolt
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with Dual Thunderbolt

Pros: Great Motherboard! All components are of quality and are well supported in Linux. It's hackintosh friendly if that's your thing. No fuss motherboard with everything I needed. Pleasant build experience.

Cons: Bluetooth is powered by USB header (Not a problem if you want to use the proximity Bluetooth function for Windows just use the always-on port)

Overall Review: Update to the latest BIOS immediately, seems some earlier versions have quirks. This Mobo 3770K @ 4.4ghz 32GiB of 1866mhz CAS 10 RAM Crucial M4 256GB GTX 670's in SLI

Schaweeet Card!

HIS H585F1GDG Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
HIS H585F1GDG Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

Pros: Native HDMI + DisplayPort Eyefinity OpenGL 3.1 support DirectX 11 High framerates @ 1920 x 1080 As long as my previous 4780 + runs cooler DD-TrueHD and DTS-MA-HD support!!

Cons: Stock Bios is locked to 775mhz core 1125mhz mem in CCC (see other thoughts)

Overall Review: Flash the unlocked Asus BIOS found at techpowerup forums which has a much higher OC limit without 3rd party tools. Before flashing find your max stable OC and use RBE to edit the BIOS with your custom clocks and custom fan profile! Don't forget to use a slightly lower than max OC because summer is coming...

Good mem for the old school

Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 256MB PC 100 System Memory Model 990107
Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 256MB PC 100 System Memory Model 990107

Pros: Nice price, did it's job, can't complain worked exactly as it should... ran memtest passed for 24 hours! Good to go ;)

Cons: none

Overall Review: Thanks newegg! Always love your service!

No firware udate needed w/ SD04

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Has the name Seagate on it so you know it's reliable. 750gb thats bang for buck i.e. 20cent a gig. 5 year warranty. See other thoughts

Cons: I want 3 terabytes but can't afford it :(

Overall Review: I recieved this drive with the SD04 firmware. I have a P-35 mobo with the ICH9R southbridge just for refference, and I can say no firmware upgrade needed! HD Tach reports 168.8Mb/s Burst, avg. reads @ 83.4Mb/s, 2% cpu usage, and 12.5 random access. I dumped close to 500 gigs on this bad boy the first day I had it and it just wants more and more.

Gotta get the DD-WRT Firmware!

Linksys WRT54GL 802.11b/g Wireless Broadband Router up to 54 Mbps/ Compatible with Open Source DD-WRT (not pre-load)
Linksys WRT54GL 802.11b/g Wireless Broadband Router up to 54 Mbps/ Compatible with Open Source DD-WRT (not pre-load)

Pros: Great router! upgrade to the DD-WRT firmware and this thing is a beast. I havn't seen this many options since I got my DFI Lanparty SLI-DR Expert mobo. Powerful router and the best IMO if you need B/G connection.

Cons: firmware that comes with it isn't that great. I recieved one with Firmware Version: v4.30.7 which is the latest on linksys's site. but had issues with connections after serveral hours. The only other con is that you have to load DD-WRT mini firmware first then the DD-WRT full firmware, so you will have to flash twice which it added risk.

Overall Review: the WRT54GL "L" stands for Linux so third parties can make firware with the free open source code! Which is why this is one of the top rated routers. If you need a B/G wireless connection do yourself a favor and add this badboy to the cart now :P If you are not a techie person don't worry just google "DD-WRT guide" for more info.

Great job again Mushkin :D

Mushkin Enhanced 1GB DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Memory for Apple Notebook Model 971504A
Mushkin Enhanced 1GB DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Memory for Apple Notebook Model 971504A

Pros: Flawless compatibility! Easy to install. Booted up no problem. Checked for errors overnight and it's good.

Cons: NONE!

Overall Review: Even a noobie can make this work.