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Nicholas M.

Nicholas M.

Joined on 10/30/04

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

so far so good.

Thermaltake CL-P0478 80mm CPU Cooler
Thermaltake CL-P0478 80mm CPU Cooler

Pros: Lotsa air flow, keeps a few things aired up because of the girth of this beast.

Cons: It's big, and impossibly hard to initially install. It took me 15 minutes just to get the first screw on to attach to the motherboard.

Overall Review: amd phenom 9950 idles at 38-40C and gets up to 55-58C overclocking only to 2.8 Ghz. not as good as I wanted, but I don't have too much knowledge on the heat that's expected of the quads.

12/18/2008
Most Critical Review

Incompatible

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: No clue yet, incompatible with my MOBO.

Cons: My motherboard does not recognize this type of hard-drive.

Overall Review: The only way I can see to get this to work is to put a jumper pin on 5-6 (cap to 1.5gb/s HD) BUT it did not include any jumper pins in the package. I'm not in a good situation and there are no places to buy individual jumper pins.

10/18/2006

DLP Chip - Good Stuff

New Samsung/Mitsubishi/Toshiba 4719-001997 DLP Chip
New Samsung/Mitsubishi/Toshiba 4719-001997 DLP Chip

Pros: Very easy to install, once the T.V. was opened properly. The chip itself works amazing, it settled all issues with the "White Dot" syndrome that plagues Samsung T.V.'s.

Cons: None at the current date, crystal clear picture as before the wear out of the last chip. No discoloration or specks of light. No misalignment.

Overall Review: The entire process of installing the chip was quite an investment. I spent approximately 5-6 hours from start to finish. The biggest issue is alignment.

So far so good

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ZT-50708-10M
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ZT-50708-10M

Pros: Good card, good performance for Diablo 3. Does not run too hot, rarely kicks the fan speeds into super turbo.

Cons: With the card, none. With the manufacturers, yes. I still have no rebate 4 months later. I need to contact them immediately and get this worked out, I chose this card because of the 50$ rebate offer over a 120$ card.

Bad get

ASUS M3A-H/HDMI <GREEN> AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M3A-H/HDMI <GREEN> AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Great features.

Cons: NOT compatible with amd 9950 black, far too much power draw even though it's advertised on newegg and the Asus site. I learned this the hard way and to refund it I'm going to end up only getting half my money back.

Overall Review: I placed my 9600 back inside but it was too late and the motherboard didn't post or do anything but power on after I tried the 9950 with it.

11/30/2008

Nice looking case

Sunbeam ACIII-T Transparent Clear Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Sunbeam ACIII-T Transparent Clear Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Transparent, easy to spot dust and such. Looks really great.

Cons: Since it's not metal, it can't be shaped therefore it's basically 4 pieces of material all held together by tiny blocks. Also, mine came with lots of scratches and a few cracks which isn't very worrying to me but I'll probably have it replaced.

Overall Review: NOT much room for video cards such as HD 2900, get a full tower!