Date Joined: 01/28/05
Pros: I've finally given in to the console world and will be hanging up my pc gloves (mouse & keyboard) for a while. Would occasionally entertain my friends at their places by playing halo, or what have you, on their consoles, but in reality it was never very much enjoyable since I knew I'd be tearing them a new one if I had my M&Kb setup handy....anywho...Have had PS3 for 1 day and I have 1 word: awesome! I guess I can sacrifice some restraint with the thumbsticks by actually spending some serious time learning to use them efficiently since I believe consoles are the future wave of the gaming community. PC's are soon turning old school. Also, the pwr of the PS3 is great. For the equivalent, I'd waste(spend) more money on a motherboard, chipset, ram, quad SLI, monitor, psu, case, etc etc...why bother anymore...i've built my own systems and mod, but bleh, I'm over it. I'd rather sitback, and just play; not worry about constant driver updates, tweaks, ram upgrades, yadda yadda
Cons: Cons (or myth). PS2 backwards compatability for 80gb or 160gb systems. I assume that's just a software issue that those that are too lazy to search out and install, will miss this opportunity (and/or those that don't feel like backing up everything they've already installed and reformatting ps3 drive...) Or I may be assuming falsely. Seems simple enough, a simple software fix; re-format the drive, install software with fixed script code. However, on the flip side, I have yet found any conclusive answer to whether or not this is true. And, I'll admit, I've probably spent a cumulative 5minutes of searching for such answer...not being an owner of any other previous generation console of any make (with exception to atari), definitization of the PS2 game backward compatibility question is not high on my list of things-to-do; obtaining, playing and exploring bioshock is. I have a tricked out PC, but still revel playing Day of Defeat; can keep raving about the PS3 and I believe I will
Overall Review: Got FarCry2 for PC about 2months ago...PC handles it ok, avg 40 fps, all very high settings. PS3 laughs at it. (Literally, I think the PS3 is laughing at me for being foolish the past +1 yr and wasting money on PC junk.) Yes, I'm a convert. I converted yesterday (last night actually). And heck, I found this "mouse"-like adapter (FragFX controller by splitfish), so who knows, I'll try it out and give it a whirl.
All in all, I'm very happy with my PS3, will run with the consoles community and never look back like a Forrest Gump!
Pros: Performs as expected, fast, visually appealing, made by asians. Going to buy another set for 8gig total.
Overall Review: AM2 5600, M2N32 SLI Deluxe Wireless, Vista 64, XFX 8800GT 512MB, SeaSonic M12 700W PSU, Raid 0 2x320Gig Sata Seagate Barracuda HD
Pros: I've had no problems with the ram. Haven't have the need to tweak, twiddle, fiddle or diddle with the stuff yet. System is fast enough as is, maybe a year or two down the road
Cons: Gotta wait for 64-bit vista dvd in mail before my 4gigs gets recognized! werd up...
Overall Review: m2n32 sli-deluxe wireless, am2 5200. no compatibility problems with memory.
Pros: 1) Allows you to change position of which way the heatsink faces. 2) Large surface area. 3) Allows you to add your preference of fan (I got a 120mm 84cfm aero turbine), and whether you want it to blow cool air from outside onto fins, or suck warm air away from fins. (You may want to fiddle around with this concept since it does affect temp change slightly either way...and you'll have to change configuration of your other fans, also, if you want case to be under positive pressure or negative pressure; fans BLOWING IN more air than can be removed in a given amount of time, or fans REMOVING more air than what can be provided in a given amount of time. I prefer positive pressure since it acts like a fireman's scba, keeps bad things out if you got a leak/an incomplete seal with your case, provides sufficient amount of time and air quantity for transfer of heat to occur (basic thermodynamics), and less frequent dust cleaning sessions are required). 4) Good for low profile systems
Cons: Being that it has dropped my no load temps from 57 to 35-37 (Arctic Silver 5 applied). That's over 20 degree drop, no load. Load temps 63-65 has dropped to no higher than 45...same dealio. However, keep in mind, I was positive I messed up installing AMD's stock HS&F...bumbled and fumbled with it, therefore, prolly creating air pockets...anywho, too hot, obviously. Not anymore!
Overall Review: This a good buy for my gaming habits. Keeps cpu nice and cool, don't have to worry about overheating now.
System: am2 5200, m2n32 sli-deluxe wireless, 4gig crucial ballistix ddr2 800, 64-bit vista, 3 x 320gig seagate barracuda sata 3.0 raid 5, evga 7600gt 256mb sli X 16 x 2 cards, sunbeam acrylic cube case (look this thing up, it's a sweet case, but requires some modding if you want better airflow, of which I definitely did). Hope this helps ya'll make a decision.
Pros: Contrast ratio, supported resolution, illumination...specs.
Cons: Guy below me got his "wish" review granted. Well, for me, if it came down another one hundred bucks, I'd bite too! Or its current price + free shipping....
Overall Review: Been reviewing and reviewing before making such a big purchase. New t.v. will be center of attention in living room and I definitely want to do my homework prior to. After reading these reviews and comparing specs and other reviews on the more common brand names, I'm really curious to try out hyundai.
Pros: Fast, Raid 0 config.
Overall Review: System built July 13th. AMD X2 5200, Asus M2N32 SLI-Deluxe Wireless Edition, 2gig Kit DDR2 800 Crucial Ballistix, EVGA Geforce 7600GT, Raid-0 2X Seagate Barracuda 320gig Sata3, 600W Xion Modular PSU, Sunbeam UFO Transparent Cube, 27" Viewsonic LCD TV, Windows Vista 32-Bit. Cube modded to be watertight & Nitrogen environment, and I've modded a mini-fridge bought at C*stco, hahaha. Keeps beer and comp cool simultaneously. Handles everything I throw at it now. Will be upgrading to 4gig ram, another Vid Card for SLI 16X16
Pros: It handles well. Doesn't need its own pwr supply connection.
Cons: Heatsingk & Fan. Was almost afraid I was going to break motherboard with the amount of downward force needed to lock into place.
Pros: Nice layout, chassis fan connections, Q connectors, future potential for overclocking without upgrading for a longtime.
Cons: Non so far.
Overall Review: System built July 13th. AMD X2 5200, Asus M2N32 SLI-Deluxe Wireless Edition, 2gig Kit DDR2 800 Crucial Ballistix, EVGA Geforce 7600GT, Raid-0 2X Seagate Barracuda 320gig Sata3, 600W Xion Modular PSU, Sunbeam UFO Transparent Cube, 27" Viewsonic LCD TV, Windows Vista 32-Bit. Cube modded to be watertight & Nitrogen environment, and I've modded a mini-fridge bought at C*stco, hahaha. Keeps beer and comp cool simultaneously. Handles everything I throw at it now. Will be upgrading to 4gig ram, another Vid Card for SLI 16X16.