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Alexander T.

Alexander T.

Joined on 03/23/08

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Most Favorable Review

Solid Board

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Board runs smooth and offers tons of features. I haven't had enough time to test all of them, but it overclocks smoothly and runs with Win 7 right out of the box.

Cons: I understand that there are some issues with the Northbridge overheating. I have not experienced this issue, but it sounds like its kind of a dice roll whether a person gets a bad one or a good one. I cannot drop an egg for something that happened to someone else, but I find it sad that people pay $230 for a board that has a few screws loose, if you know what I'm saying... My Northbridge runs at a consistent 47 degrees C after boot up.

Overall Review: I had one little issue with win 7 not recognizing all 6 cores right away, but it is an easy fix. I had used my current harddrive, so my pc was set to 4 cores to be active. Make sure that if you are going to use a previous harddrive, that you go to msconfig -> boot tab -> adv. options -> and uncheck (number of processors) and reboot. Then after reboot recheck option and set to 6 processors. All 6 will be recognized. Many I assume know this, but I am putting it out there so if you do not know, you do not have to go looking for a solution.

Most Critical Review

Beware!!! Gone in 3 Seconds...

ONKYO HT-S3400 5.1 Home Theater System
ONKYO HT-S3400 5.1 Home Theater System

Pros: The system has pretty good sound. The bass sounded decent and for the money, the entire setup is pretty dang good. The setup and installation of the system was quite easy and there was a decent amount of features to play with. The 4 hdmi was nice too.

Cons: Unfortunately, none of that really matters. The system was acting weird the minute I got it all set up and turned on. When I first turned it on, it clicked off after 3 seconds and I had to click it back on several times before it stayed on. This continued for days at a time. Sometimes it would take 10 tries before I could get it to stay on. It progressively got worse. By the end of the week, I couldn't even get it to stay on at all. RMA'd it after the week. This seems to be a very common problem. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a fix, so RMA the beast before it costs you lots of frustration and money. Buyer Beware!!

Overall Review: Newegg RMA process is great. Just call them up and let them know and they will refund everything +15% restock fee and pay for shipping back. Can't beat that! I am not rating Newegg though, so I still take off the eggs for a highly defective system. Stick with brand names in this area, because you get what you pay for.

Logitech M500 Black Tilt Wheel USB Corded Laser 1000 dpi Mouse
Logitech M500 Black Tilt Wheel USB Corded Laser 1000 dpi Mouse

Pros: This mouse is sleek and seems to do exactly what I wanted. The price is not bad and I always enjoy Logitech equipment.

Cons: The tracking system is not awesome and the mouse is just not up to par with some of the other higher end mice. That is why it cost less...

Overall Review: This mouse is more of a common computer mouse. I would not recommend for high action gaming or detailed 3D modeling, but the mouse does its job wit most common tasks.

Great feel

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

Pros: This works great for me and the comfort is fantastic. I had to get use to the split down the middle, but that was not too difficult. Nice extra features like favorites and binding keys.

Cons: None so far

Good sound

Skullcandy S2INCZ-040 Ink'd Canal In-Ear Buds (Pink/ Black)
Skullcandy S2INCZ-040 Ink'd Canal In-Ear Buds (Pink/ Black)

Pros: Great sound for the price. I always enjoy these little buds. They are great while working out and they didn't cost me an arm and a leg.

Cons: None at the moment.

Luv It

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition - Phenom II X6 Thuban 6-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 125W Desktop Processor - HDT90ZFBGRBOX
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition - Phenom II X6 Thuban 6-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 125W Desktop Processor - HDT90ZFBGRBOX

Pros: Good Job AMD! This thing is smooth and overclocks great with the crosshair iv.

Cons: none atm

Overall Review: I should have bought a few more.