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Abel G.

Abel G.

Joined on 04/23/07

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Most Favorable Review

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ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

Pros: I never actually owned a dedicated sound card, always spending extra cash for bigger and better video cards and such. But this card is completly night and day over my onboard evga 680i sli motherboard and my logitech z-5300's

Cons: spent the entire day trying to get it recognized. Im running vista 64 with an evga 680i. After trying disabling/uninstalling various devices, updating vista, using the regedit hack from MS knowledge base, nothing worked. Turns out for some reason or another, my current bios v32 was causing that code 12 not enough resources problem thats been showing on the xonar dx2 reviews. After flashing down to bios v29 everything was fine. Its not technically the sound card causing the problems, its issues with the latest evga bios, hopefully they fix in their next release.

Overall Review: comparing my friends X-FI to this, the xonar sounded noticebly cleaner, great job asus

Most Critical Review

DEAD

Linksys Wireless-N300 PCI Adapter with Dual-Band (WMP600N)
Linksys Wireless-N300 PCI Adapter with Dual-Band (WMP600N)

Pros: it was great while it worked, except for occasionally having to restart PC because the card was not picking up any signal at all...

Cons: purchased on Newegg on 06/02/2010, died last night 06/13/2010. I am litteraly days over the 30 day return policy and now am stuck trying to deal with Linksys directly to have my card fixed or replaced. My system would go blue screen at start up, took out the WMP600N and my audio card, PC booted just fine afterward; reinstalled the WMP600N alone, blue screened. installed the card in another PC, blue screened. I really do not agree with newegg's 30 day return policy at all, I just want an exchange for an identical WORKING adapter that I purchased just over 1 month ago. After nearly 10 years as a customer, its sad to see neweggs once great RMA policies go down hill.

Ultrawide gaming

Acer XR341CK bmijpphz Black 34", 21:9 WQHD Curved , 3440 x 1440 LED IPS Monitor, Adaptive-Sync( Free-Sync) with DTS Sound Speakers, USB 3.0, HDMI, MHL, Display Port
Acer XR341CK bmijpphz Black 34", 21:9 WQHD Curved , 3440 x 1440 LED IPS Monitor, Adaptive-Sync( Free-Sync) with DTS Sound Speakers, USB 3.0, HDMI, MHL, Display Port

Pros: Beautiful display, I would argue it's top 3 if your looking for an ultrawide gaming monitor, and easily the best if your looking for a freesync compatible ultrawide. Colors are rich, really pop, it's very light for its size, looks great, along with the stand.

Cons: There is some backlight bleed, not too bad unless your have a black background, not really too noticeable otherwise. Seems to be a common problem with all ultrawide screens in this price range and cheaper.

Overall Review: Freesync 1440p ultrawide, 75hz refresh IPS, only a higher refresh rate could have made this any better, it's d---- near perfect otherwise, however it's pricey, and the wife reminded me of this many times lol, would but again

Good upgrade

Intel Core i7-5960X - Core i7 4th Gen Haswell-E 8-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor - BX80648I75960X
Intel Core i7-5960X - Core i7 4th Gen Haswell-E 8-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor - BX80648I75960X

Pros: Multi tasking workhorse, great upgrade for content creation,

Cons: not much of an over clocker, not really great for gaming YET, once DX12 comes around along with better multi core support on PC games, this CPU *should* get a huge boost. more expensive then it really should be imho

Overall Review: Runs relatively cool, OC as a daily driver at 4.2 Ghz water cooled, can run at 4.5 Ghz but i prefer lower temps right now, and it eats anything you throw at it even at 4.2

Great board

ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: This is a another great quality board from Asus, they are asking a pretty high premium though. Lots of Bells and whistles, lots of tools to make an overclockers job easier.

Cons: I blame this more on the chipset being so new, rather than asus, because this is affecting other x99 boards as well. Dedicated soundcards, atleast PciE are having issues on this board. I have an Asus Xonar Essence STX, great soundcard, and it would not work on this chipset! After some searching I found that after placing the PC in Sleep-mode, once its awakened the SoundCard is functional again. This appears to be only affecting people who have a single graphics card and a PciE soundcard.

Overall Review: I home the issues with the soundcards gets addressed soon, although many people have been having the same issues, Asus reports they have not been able to duplicate the problem. Corsair AX1200 PSU 5960X /GSkill 3000 DDR4 / ASUS 290X / Xonar Essence STX Custome Water Cooled

Hynix memory

ASUS Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Bundled with BF4 coupon and door hanger R9290X-G-4GD5
ASUS Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Bundled with BF4 coupon and door hanger R9290X-G-4GD5

Pros: Just to follow up on my previous review, cards that use Hynix memory have more potential for OC, probably not all Asus 290X cards have Hynix, but I can verify at least some do. I have Hynix H5GQ2H24AFR. This really only matters to those who plan to OC their 290X cards heavily, especially those on waterblocks

Cons: I have non at all, I'm lovin this beast