Date Joined: 11/19/05
Pros: Does the job. Has Ethernet, if needed.
Overall Review: Cable is flexible, unlike some other HDMI cables I've used recently. The flexibility prevents kinks in the cable, which is nice.
Pros: I got this for my Asus Eee Transformer TF101. The charging USB cable was just too short. It worked as expected at first.
Cons: After 2 charges of my tablet, the cable decided not to work anymore. Based on how cheap it was, I'm trying to decide if I want to pay more than the cable cost to ship it back for a replacement.
Overall Review: What a pain.
Pros: It was rather difficult to find a mini DP to DP cable that carries audio, but this one does and it does a nice job of it.
Overall Review: I had to call StartTech with a question. They don't manufacture the cable anymore, but they do still support it. That's always a plus.
Pros: Super easy to install (as fans should be.) Replaced all 4 case fans with these in a negative pressure system. The noise difference is astounding. Can't beat the performance and low noise for the price.
Cons: No pretty lights (that I don't really need.)
Overall Review: My case used to roar to life at startup (up to 70dB), but now the loudest thing in my case is my CPU cooler...but that's whisper quiet too.
It's weird to actually hear my hard drive and DVD drive again...
Pros: Successfully unlocked extra 128 shader units (1408 to 1536). Overclocks like a champ. Very stable. Can run The Old Republic at maximum settings well over 60fps with very few framerate drops.
Has the bios switch...very handy.
Cons: Old video drivers were interfering with card. Got BSOD on boot. Had to uninstall all video drivers and run Driversweeper in safe mode, then reinstall. Worked perfectly after that.
Overall Review: It doesn't have the same caliber memory as the 6970, so shaders should be unlocked, rather than a full-blown flash to the 6970 bios.
Needs a little extra voltage for overclocking...
Pros: I've had these modules for over 3 years now and they still work just like new....Windows 7 beta breathed new life into them with it's better memory management.
Cons: It's not free.
Overall Review: I want another one...G.Skill for the win.
Pros: Small, lightweight, decent battery life, good quality, and no lack of volume.
Cons: Windows Media Player recognized it as having 2GB, it was advertised as having 1GB, but could only hold about 600MB. I could put 2GB worth of music on it, but the playlist would cut off after 600MB worth of music. If I deleted a few tracks, the other 1.4GB would appear on the playlist...very strange.
The interface is very strange and hard to learn.
Overall Review: Worked well in my car with a cassette adapter, but unless finances are a problem, avoid this mess.
Pros: Asus gave this board a great layout. Nothing gets in the way of anything else. Makes for great airflow potential. Great, rock-solid performance.
Cons: Had to reformat my hard drive because I upgraded from a socket 478 pentium mobo/cpu. Still very worthwhile.
Overall Review: SLI is still possible. Just slap an identical card in the PCI-E 4x slot. Asus says it will run at 16x, but i dunno about that. Hey, an extra card at 4x is better than no extra card.
Pros: Superb performance. Overclocks to kingdom come. Absolutely blows away my old Pentium 4 2.8ghz northwood on socket 478. Runs cool.
Cons: Can't find one.
Overall Review: nada.
Pros: Great card. I was worried that it wouldn't a huge improvement over my massively overclocked geforce 6800, but it proved me wrong from the get-go.
Helluva deal for the price. Good card to hold me over til DirectX 10 cards debut.
Cons: It doesn't have a hemi.
Overall Review: At first, it didn't work because it was about 1 nanometer out of the PCI-E slot. A quick consultation of the manual fixed that.
Pros: Very high quality sound. As soon as i began to play Counter Strike Source, the guns sounded so much deeper and richer. And I already have a high quality speaker system. Since I can hear through walls and such, I have become a much better player. I hear alot more and so much higher quality. Definitely worth the price. The background noise cancellation feature on the microphone is quite nice for the listeners on the other end and for recording. With these things on, I hear everything in the game and I couldn't go back.
Cons: None for the sound, but the microphone was another story. I do not know what the problem is with it, but every now and then, it will all of a sudden start to make a loud and obnoxious rumble sound in the back ground. It sounds like static and persists until I proceed to unplug it and plug it back in several times consecutively. Then it usually works from there on. It's a big pain especially when i'm in the middle of a Counter Strike Source game and have a great score because I have to restart the Steam engine after I unplug and plug it back in. It's a pain in the (looks like i cant say the b-u-t-t word). That's why it gets a 4 instead of a 5.
Overall Review: I think I probably should have bought the Counter Strike model. It's the same thing, but I'm a fanatic anyways and I like the colors...I would have saved 3 bucks too. O well, it's still really really nice