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Alex L.

Alex L.

Joined on 10/27/06

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Most Favorable Review

Fantastic

ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

Pros: -Runs at least 20F cooler than my old 4870 -Uses at least 20W less power than my old 4870 -Much much more powerfull than my old 4870 -HDMI output, plus my TV supports Deep Color & xvYCC wide gamut :)

Cons: -It seems that supply has been lagging since the day one...

Overall Review: Got Nvidia?

Most Critical Review

What?

EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-N871-AR
EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-N871-AR

Pros: Same as the 8800GTS(G92), solid mid-high range video card.

Cons: It's esentially the same card as 8800GTS(G92), but with higher power requirements? Why would anyone pay extra $60 for it?

Overall Review: Really confusing this new 9 family...Maybe if they have added directX 10.1 support, or HDMI port, or maybe extra few stream processors...

Oh yeah !

Cavalry CAXE Series CAXE37500 500GB USB 2.0 / eSATA External Hard Drive - eSATA kit included
Cavalry CAXE Series CAXE37500 500GB USB 2.0 / eSATA External Hard Drive - eSATA kit included

Pros: -Comes with a sata internal connection kit (desktop bracket & esata cable) -When using sata copy times drop in half on large files -Price -Esthetically very pleasing

Cons: none so far

Overall Review: good old ext drive

Excellent product

LG Black 6X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model GGC-H20L
LG Black 6X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model GGC-H20L

Pros: Reads both HD DVDs & Blu Rays, I use Netflix & so far every Blu Ray disk (old & new) was read without any problems.

Cons: CyberLink ver 7 is the ONLY program that I was able to find that reads HD DVDs, I wish I had some options out there...Please post if you know any products that are better than CyberLink (low output volume is my issue with CyberLink ver 7...)

Overall Review: Worth every penny, considering that stan alone players are more $$$, well you need HCDP compatible video card & HDMI connection to your HDTV, if you already have requrements this product is to get !

11/13/2008

I used to buy only Nvidia cards

PowerColor Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX4870 512MD5-H
PowerColor Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX4870 512MD5-H

Pros: Less $$ than nvidia, less power consuption than comparable nvidia cards. Running warhead on "gamer" (high) settings.

Cons: idles 10c higher than my 9800gtx...Also ATI's control center is little awkward comparing to Nvidia control panel...

Overall Review: Get it ! It's worth every penny :)

Good value for Wireless & VPN

D-Link DIR-330 NetDefend SOHO Wireless G VPN Router 4-Port 10/100 Switch
D-Link DIR-330 NetDefend SOHO Wireless G VPN Router 4-Port 10/100 Switch

Pros: -PPTP VPN works like a charm -remote management works like a charm -dynamic DNS is a lifesaver !

Cons: -IPSec between two of these units is unstable (I have returned 1 unit - purchased 2 originally), however happy that I was able to fall down on client PPTP to this router. -DSL's PPOe doesn't automatically reconnect after it looses conection.

Overall Review: I have tryed few other VPN routers, they are all ok...If you need VPN & Wireless you can't go wrong with this router.