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Joseph R.

Joseph R.

Joined on 05/05/08

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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Core 2 Duo Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80570E8400
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Core 2 Duo Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80570E8400

Pros: Fast, overclocks very well, handles anything I throw at it. Runs cool.

Cons: I have a stuck sensor on one core which I guess is a common problem with this processor.

Overall Review: I think this is the best bang for your buck on the market today.

Most Critical Review

BababooeyHTJ

MSI P7N Diamond LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard with SoundBlaster X-Fi Extreme Audio
MSI P7N Diamond LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard with SoundBlaster X-Fi Extreme Audio

Pros: Worked for 3 months, SLI

Cons: Worked for 3 months so I had to RMA the board. I sent it in and got it back with half of the heatsink missing and the board looked pretty mangled. I called MSI and they said they would send me a shipping label. I never heard back from them. I called back a few weeks later and sat on hold for an hour. That happened a couple of more times. When I finally got ahold of someone they hung up on me. I called back again and someone said that they would send out a heatsink. I have yet to even see that. I also sent a couple of emails that they never read, apparently. Now I have a $250 paperweight sitting at my house. The lack of bios updates is also a good sign as to the way that they run a buisness. Also this board never clocked very well, my ram neverran at its rated specs and I never got proper bandwith results. This is all hardware that is running great on another board.

Overall Review: MSI has the worst customer service that I have ever delt with. I will never buy another MSI product again. Avoid MSI like the Plague!

This is among the worst displays that I've ever used

Acer GD235HZbid Black / Orange 23.6" HDMI Widescreen 1080p NVIDIA LCD 120Hz 3D Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 80000:1
Acer GD235HZbid Black / Orange 23.6" HDMI Widescreen 1080p NVIDIA LCD 120Hz 3D Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 80000:1

Pros: Nvidia 3d vision (barely)

Cons: Well the first thing that i noticed with this display is that it has input lag. I haven't seen that on an LCD since my old HP LP2465. One of the other things that bugged me was the overdrive artifacts that you can read about if you google around. This displays only saving grace is that you can try out 3d vision with it. Even then 3d vision ghosts like crazy on this display and its also very dark. Keep in mind this is the first 120hz 1080p display on the market and it shows. There are far better options now. My Planar SA2311w wipes the floor with this display in every way.

Beware of this model

MSI GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N570GTX-M2D12D5
MSI GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N570GTX-M2D12D5

Pros: Its a GTX570

Cons: The card that I got has is a GTX570 with a GTX470 pcb and cooler. It is much, much louder than the normal GTX570 and the model with the displayport connector that other manufacturers are selling.

Overall Review: MSI really should at least change the model number if they plan on releasing a major revision like this to one of their products.

Decent monitor

HP LP2465 24" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 DVI LCD Monitor with Height & Pivot Adjustments
HP LP2465 24" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 DVI LCD Monitor with Height & Pivot Adjustments

Pros: This monitor has excellent color accuracy. The viewing angle is phenomenal as well.

Cons: Now here is the down side this monitor ghosts like crazy. It's noticeable while gaming and watching movies. There is also a fair amount of input lag. It's enough to effect your accuracy in a game.

Overall Review: This might be a good monitor for photoediting, I don't know. This isn't a very good monitor for multimedia.

The lightest anti-virus ever

ESET NOD32 Antivirus Home Edition V3.0
ESET NOD32 Antivirus Home Edition V3.0

Pros: This is the lightest AV that I have ever used. You will barely notice that it's even there.

Cons: none

Overall Review: I wish that I bought it sooner