Date Joined: 02/15/06
Pros: ASUS quality! Case looks pretty nice, feels sturdy. Running system is quiet. CPU never broke 34*C running office tasks which is the main use of this computer. Mobo has two free ram slots and a PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot for easy expansion. For the rest of the pros, read the description.
Cons: Nothing on the hardware side. Un-installed a couple programs which took a few minutes. I wouldn't call the majority of pre-installed software on here bloatware though. Hard drive had two partitions from the factory which didn't bother me too much but I'd rather make my own.
Overall Review: PSU has two rails at 13A each.
Computer can fit a full size graphics card, would recommend adding a front fan though at least.
Pros: Well built, responsive, sturdy buttons that are easily accessed. Upgraded from an MX-518 which is still a great mouse, but it cannot compete with the smoothness of the M60.
Pros: It passes HD audio and video just like the expensive HDMI cables, at a fraction of the cost.
Cons: It's not as pretty as those expensive HDMI cables. A deal breaker, I know.
Pros: Just as the majority of the other reviews say, this card is awesome. Upgraded from a GTX 275 and it was a night and day difference for some games (Metro 2033, Crysis, BF2, Fallout 3/Vegas) No longer will I have to choose to scale back resolution or settings to be able to run a game decent (for now). Seems to idle in my Antec P180 case at 38c. Haven't seen more than 68c on heavy gaming. Card is quiet. I don't even hear a fan windup on initial power on nor during gaming. Highly recommended card if you have the money to spend.
Cons: None so far. Worth the $$ in my opinion if you play games that will take advantage of what it has to offer.
Overall Review: EVGA is a great company to buy from with top notch customer support. Hard to get that from some of the other companies.
Pros: I enjoy this card much more than my crossfire 4850s (512mb cards). My average framerate is up and I have a higher minimum framerate in every game also. Fits just fine in my Antec P182. I didn't even have to remove the hard drive brackets in the middle tray.
Cons: I can't think of any. Oh, it's a big card! no s|-|!t!!!! do some research so you know the specs before you buy. Fan is loud at 100%. but mine is constanly on 25% and I idle at 42 and load at 68. No complaints.
Overall Review: Do some research before you buy things so you don't make dumb remarks.
Pros: Great card. Idles 43-45C. Under load it reaches about 60C. Plays ALL of my games smooth at 1920x1080 with the exception of Crysis, but it still does a good job if you drop the res a bit. Has a nice factory overclock.
Cons: I know there is an issue with ATI drivers and certain monitors using DVI under Windows Vista. My old monitor (Hanns-G 223) wouldn't work with this card. After every driver install I would get a blank screen after the windows loading. Currently upgraded to an Asus VK246H and everything is perfect. So check up on ATIs forums to make sure your monitor is compatible with this card.
Overall Review: Ordering another for some crossfire action!
Pros: Easy fit and install into Asus Eee 1000H. Works perfect.
Overall Review: Saw some stuff about people having to change a setting in the bios to support the 2 gigs of ram vs. 1 gig. I did not have to do this. Read the 2 gigs immediately and never looked back.
Pros: Fantastic cooler for your home receiver! I'm running an Onkyo 805 which gets significantly warmer than your average receiver. I have noticed a significant difference in temperature when I touch the top of my receiver after a few hours of music. Very quiet also!
Cons: No Cons. You get what you pay for! Antec is top notch
Overall Review: I'd recommend this to anyone but especially for the crowd who has their receiver in an enclosed compartment. Plenty of online reviews who give it a thumbs up if you google
"Antec Veris A/V review"
Pros: Very nice looking board. Saw my E8400 with bios 0402. Extremely easy to flash to 0601 with a thumb drive. Fits my Tuniq Tower 120.
Cons: First board was DOA. Electronics fail. Deal with it. Newegg was great with the return.
Overall Review: I feel this board will last me for a long time.
Pros: Nice ram. Works in my Asus P5E. After Bios flash to 0601 it automatically set timings to 5-4-4-12. It defaulted to 5-5-5-18 with 0402 bios the mobo was shipped with. I like the blue heat shields
Overall Review: Voltage on the sticks read 1.8-2.1 though it says 1.8 on newegg. I'm at 1.8 running them at stock speeds.
Pros: This thing was made for the Antec P182. Fits great and all the cables are long enough to route behind the motherboard (asus p5e) Very quiet also and you get a 5 year warranty by a top notch manufacturer.
Cons: i hate mail in rebates.
Overall Review: You get a rad -powered by corsair- sticker to finalize your systems exterior.
Pros: Cooled my P4 2.8 from 60c idle 75c under load to 45c idle 55-57c under load.
Cons: If you want to use something other than the stock thermal stuff you will need to wipe it off which will take about 4 seconds out of your day
Overall Review: Its beefy.. but thats a good thing.
Pros: Awesome card for the price. It handles all the newer games perfect for my needs. I run Fear at 1024x768 with all settings maxed at around 40-45fps, thats with a 2.8 P4 and 2.5gb ram. Doom 3 runs perfect maxed out at 1280x1024 along with HL2 and Quake 4. and no addition power connection needed for this.
Cons: Got the R430 core which i heard is the worst for overclocking. I still got it upto 450/550 with no issues. I havent found a need to overclock this card yet. so no cons really.
Overall Review: bought the zalman vf700 cu, easy install and i recommend it if you are planning to overclock. the stock one works fine though upto a point.