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Tommy C.

Tommy C.

Joined on 01/19/05

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Rosewill Green Series RG430-S12 430W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply
Rosewill Green Series RG430-S12 430W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply

Pros: Single rail, 33A on 12V. Good construction with cable sleeving all the way into the case. Stable rails. OEM appears to be ATNG, based on the APL models, same as the Nex-- PSU's but at a substantial discount. Also the PSU is super quiet.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Powering an old school DFI LP NF3 250gb with a 7800GS card.

11/24/2009
VIZO VIZO-MIR-321 32-in-1 USB 2.0 Mirrorbox Card Reader
VIZO VIZO-MIR-321 32-in-1 USB 2.0 Mirrorbox Card Reader

Pros: Compact, well built, very nice finish. Works well with XP and Ubuntu. Made in Taiwan.

Cons: A little light.

Overall Review: Kind of funny that 20 years ago, the joke was that junk was made in Taiwan, but I guess in the 50's and the 60's the junk was made in Japan...

Very Lucky

OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K
OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K

Pros: I got very lucky with the modules. The ones I got from the egg clocked to 260 MHz. On the average, these sticks top out at around 225-230 MHz.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: These modules use the Infineon/Aneon CE chips, the same ones in the EB PC-4000 modules. The EL's are just binned slower.

SAPPHIRE Radeon X1950GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100199L
SAPPHIRE Radeon X1950GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100199L

Pros: Oh my goodness, what an overclocker. Used ATI tool 0.27 beta (1950 support) and set "Use Driver Level overclocking" in the settings. Core speed at 675 MHz and memory at 803 MHz max up from stock of 500/600.

Cons: Like previous reviews, Catalyst (7.3) would not allow any memory overclocking. Also, stock fan is a bit loud, but I had an Zalman VF-900 on my old 6600GT which I switched over, dropped temps by about 5 C.

Overall Review: Can't beat the performance for the price, especially after rebate.

AMD Turion 64 MT37 Lancaster 2.0 GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket 754 Single-Core TMSMT37BQX5LD Processor
AMD Turion 64 MT37 Lancaster 2.0 GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket 754 Single-Core TMSMT37BQX5LD Processor

Pros: Wonderful processor. Works in my Shuttle SN85g4v3. Nice and cool. Decent overclocker, hit 2.6 GHz stable with 1.375v. Currently running 24/7 at 2.2 GHz at 1.125v (that's right, undervolted)

Cons: None

Overall Review: Got the MSI Mobile pad mentioned in previoius reviews. Pulled off the thermal pad and used Artic Silver 5.

NOVA TECH NV-922W Unwire  Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g Mini PCI type IIIB Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
NOVA TECH NV-922W Unwire Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g Mini PCI type IIIB Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Works well.

Cons: No reception without antenna. My old Gateway did not have and internal antenna. Had to buy one off e**y.

Overall Review: Learned how to take apart my laptop, which is a bonus