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David D.

David D.

Joined on 06/03/03

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good stable motherboard

ASUS P5Q-E LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P5Q-E LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Good solid board if you use the proper memory. Stick to the QVL. Memory originally recognized as 800Mhz with 12xx BIOS so I flashed BIOS to 1406, and memory recognized correctly, thus no need to set manually. I run my system stock--as stability is my largest concern.

Cons: Audio can product slight background buzzing w/hard drive activity (may be my setup)

Overall Review: P5Q-E, Q9550 E0, 2x2GB PC8500 Corsair DHX, eVGA GTX260 216, 22" LG 227WTG, and a mix of Seagate 7200.xx harddrives and Samsung DVD drives. Newegg shipped everything quickly, as always. thx!

excellent memory - as always

HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model KHX3200AK2/2G
HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model KHX3200AK2/2G

Pros: This memory conforms to JEDEC standards and easy to install.

Cons: For "optimal" settings, you will need to adjust memory timings in your BIOS--although standard settings will work fine.

Overall Review: Installed in P4P800 ASUS. Set to 2-3-2-6 @ 2.65 volts, rock solid. Memory does support CMD rate of 1T. Kingston gives specs. on their website for this memory so you know what number goes where in the BIOS.

10/21/2009

Corsair has always been good to me...

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: Good build quality, solid rails--stays withing specs. This power supply has about every cable that you would need for a single or dual mid-range GPU configuration while maintaining a low audio profile and low heat output. Check out jonnyguru(dot)com for good information on power supplies.

Cons: I could've spent more money on a modular power supply of similar wattage, but didn't see the need (for me). My friends that have modular power supplies end up plugging in most of the cables anyway.

Overall Review: Antec P182, P5Q-E, Q9550 E0, Zalman 9500AT, 2x2GB PC8500 Corsair DHX, eVGA GTX260 216, 22" LG 227WTG, Corsair 750TX, and a mix of Seagate 7200.xx harddrives and Samsung DVD drives.

stable memory

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF

Pros: Memory originally recognized as 800mhz till i flashed my BIOS in my P5Q-E to 1406. MB then recognized @ 1066Mhz EPP and set to 5-5-5-18. I haven't bothered trying to tighten timings down yet, probably won't. I don't overclock, no need with the speed of today's CPUs and graphic cards.

Cons: didn't see a need for the included fan since I do not overclock, just adds extra noise.

Overall Review: Antec P182, P5Q-E, Q9550 E0, Zalman 9500AT, 2x2GB PC8500 Corsair DHX, eVGA GTX260 216, 22" LG 227WTG, and a mix of Seagate 7200.xx harddrives and Samsung DVD drives.

fins make sounds when you strum them.

ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

Pros: Excellent cooler that is designed well. Keeps my Q9550 cool and fan noise is minimal. I run my 9550 stock and under torture tests have never gone above 40C on any of the four cores. Ambient temperature about 22C.

Cons: if you have shaky hands like mine, get a friend to install it for you so you don't get arctic silver all over the place.. :) Clip shot off like a rocket when i thought i had one side of the clip screw(ed) down enough to begin fastening the other side... apparently it needed another turn.

Overall Review: Antec P182, P5Q-E, Q9550 E0, Zalman 9500AT, 2x2GB PC8500 Corsair DHX, eVGA GTX260 216, 22" LG 227WTG, and a mix of Seagate 7200.xx harddrives and Samsung DVD drives.

sticky icky

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G

Pros: It is a well designed thermal transfer compound for any CPU/GPU heatsink application. The website provides EXCELLENT instructions for application, and I highly recommend downloading and reading the PDFs before you attempt to use the product.

Cons: conductive, but that's the price you pay for good thermal material. a little messy to clean up, but nothing that isopropyl alcohol (high percent) and a lint free cloth can't clean up.

Overall Review: Antec P182, P5Q-E, Q9550 E0, Zalman 9500AT, 2x2GB PC8500 Corsair DHX, eVGA GTX260 216, 22" LG 227WTG, and a mix of Seagate 7200.xx harddrives and Samsung DVD drives.