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william M.

william M.

Joined on 08/28/06

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Most Favorable Review

Good value Board, so SATA RAID

Intel BOXDG965RYCK LGA 775 Intel G965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel BOXDG965RYCK LGA 775 Intel G965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: It's intel, the price is right, it can handle some awesome memory

Cons: no SATA RAID support. I had to buy an extra card.

Overall Review: Can't go wrong here, it's probably the best value mobo out there, but be careful if you want to fire up 2 WD Raptors, as I did

Nice monitor

PLANAR PL1911M-BK(997-3113-00) Black 19" 5ms Height, Tilt, Pivot & Swivel Adjustable  LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built-in Speakers
PLANAR PL1911M-BK(997-3113-00) Black 19" 5ms Height, Tilt, Pivot & Swivel Adjustable LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built-in Speakers

Pros: This is a great monitor for the price. If you are a gamer you might want to get some uber monitor out there but for everyone else the quality and ease of use are phenomenal.

Cons: Not for hardcore gamers

Needs proprietary drivers

EVGA GeForce 7950GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support KO HDCP Video Card 512-P2-N635-AR
EVGA GeForce 7950GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support KO HDCP Video Card 512-P2-N635-AR

Pros: Awesome performance for a low price

Cons: You have to go to evga's site to get the drivers for this card. They don't offer drivers for Windows Vista, so you are out of luck if you joined the beta.

Overall Review: A good card, but they could do better.

Awesome

Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast as they come, good company, can be configured as SATA RAID for amazing performance. HDD are the bottlenecks of todays computers, so if you are going to drop some ca$h spend it on the HDD

Cons: OEM version doesn't come with cables, so make sure you have some handy. Many MoBo's come with SATA cables, but beware.

Overall Review: I'm in the computer business, and I'm sure these are the best drives for gaming on the market

Behemoth

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: This thing is a monster. If you don't care about size then buy this case now. It will have all the airflow and space you need to build a great rig.

Cons: What's up with those flaps on the front side? They seem to be useless.

Overall Review: Thermaltake is a good company

Great value for the buck

26" HD LCD TV
26" HD LCD TV

Pros: This isn't the biggest LCD screen ever, but it has HDMI for watching DVD's which is absolutely amazing. It has HDTV as well, and has fantastic resolution at all levels.

Cons: Controls are terrible, HD channels are presented with bars in widescreen. Controls could be better designed, but considering all TV's these days seem to have poor controls, this isn't worth making points off for.