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Micah H.

Micah H.

Joined on 01/02/07

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Most Favorable Review

It works...i930 @ 3.8ghz

EVGA 141-BL-E757-RX LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard
EVGA 141-BL-E757-RX LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard

Pros: Cheap. 6x2gb running at 1800mhz cas 7. i930 running at 3.8ghz. Acts like other x58 boards When I'm not playing games, I have folding@home on cpu with "-bigadv" and the fermi cards doing cuda. Maxed out. No blue screens or anything.

Cons: Did not come with SLI bridge, had to buy one (extra $10) Firewire requires a pci dongle thingy. Not on mobo io plate. Takes for ever to pass bios tests on reboot or boot. 20 seconds at least before the loading windows.

Overall Review: This is my build, and for what I paid it works fine. this mobo 6x2gb Muskin silverline 7-10-10-24 ddr3 1600mhz i930 with stock cooler at 3.8ghz two gtx 460 cards in sli gtx+ 9800 physix two 250gb samsung drives in matrix raid. 0 boot, 1 data.

Most Critical Review

Died in 3 hours.

SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSDXC Flash Card with adapter - Global Model SDSDQUAN-128G-G4A
SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSDXC Flash Card with adapter - Global Model SDSDQUAN-128G-G4A

Pros: The package looked nice...and that's about it.

Cons: Made it 30gb into a write verification with H2TestW, and then it died. Tried to see it with other devices in the house, even linux. No luck. I hadn't even formatted it over for use on android yet.

Overall Review: Was kinda slow, before it died I was only getting 23mb/s.

Okay

PHILIPS SDV2740/27 Digital Indoor HDTV/UHF/VHF/FM Antenna
PHILIPS SDV2740/27 Digital Indoor HDTV/UHF/VHF/FM Antenna

Pros: You can wall mount it, like I did. Or you have have it just stand. It comes with a nice right angle RF cable to hook it up. I got it for $21, and that puts it almost as cheap as bunny ears that cosmetically look worse. The manual is well written.

Cons: It does not do all that much better than a pair classic pair of bunny ears. I get some stations at the 25 mile mark. None at 30 miles. And that does not say much. I live in flat line of sight kansas and they are all vhf. The preamp seems to have no effect on vhf, no uhf stations to test it on.

Overall Review: No matter what technology is used, a dipole antenna will only have so much gain. I would prefer collinear array or yagi antenna, but none are up to the wife's standards for inside the apartment. No longer am I an collage electrical engineering bachelor :-) When I have time I think hiding a outdoor collinear array inside a gutted grandfather clock or gun cabinet. Just open the door and aim it to the station you want. The rest of the time you don't see the ugly antenna.

No problems so far

ASUS GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5
ASUS GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5

Pros: Its was cheap. I got it on sale for $130 Stalker Call of Pripyat max detail at 1280x1024

Cons: The fan is a little loud. Does not vent out of case. Can't do tri-sli.

Overall Review: I will be buying one more for a sli build. Will be able to do NVsurround for three monitor gaming.

HDMI issues.

Toshiba 40" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV
Toshiba 40" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV

Pros: Its my first LCD tv, so I can't really compare it to anything else. Looks cool. I use it as a second monitor on my computer to watch animae and youtube.

Cons: Two eggs because I have two problems with it. The remote sucks. Buttons are hard to press and I can only get the volume to work. HDMI input from my computer gets cropped down to about 1800x990. Thought it was my video card, but I tried it with a Nvidia 460gtx, Nvidia 9800gtx, and intel gma450 on my laptop. Same issue.

Overall Review: I paid about $580 to my door. You get what you pay for, so other than the cropping issue I'm happy with it.

Be carefull.

Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PVS24G6400LLK
Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PVS24G6400LLK

Pros: With rebate was the cheapest quality ram. ~40 shipped to my door. My system feels about as fast with single channel patriot as it did with dual channel 5-5-5-15-533mhz.

Cons: One of the sticks was bad. Would not pass memtest86 at 667mhz. Its been a month and support has yet to get back to me. One the good stick I can't get 1t command rate to work, even at 2.2volts. EPP profile causes my abit in9-32max to run unstable.

Overall Review: I read the reviews before I bought the ram. I thought patriot has always been good to me so this must be user error. There is no way they would be shipping bad ram because every chip is tested before they leave the factory. I almost got geil instead, but thought it would be nice to support an american company. I don't feel very patriotic now.