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Mr. O.

Mr. O.

Joined on 05/28/04

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Most Favorable Review
MSI G31TM-P21 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI G31TM-P21 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: booted right up.. no issues.. windows 7 smooth as can be.... simple board design..

Cons: light on the overclocking features.. but acceptable for light overclocking.. power sw and hdd not shown in manual.. hopefully you have the quick start guide.

Overall Review: perfectly fine for the price.. very stable so far.. overclocked my e6600 from 2.4 to 3.0 without problems.. onboard video?? who knows.. i dont use it.. but im sure it will be ok for everything but new games

Most Critical Review

so-so

PC CHIPS A31G (V1.0) w/XPM 2800+ AMD K8 754 754 SiS 761 GX Micro ATX
PC CHIPS A31G (V1.0) w/XPM 2800+ AMD K8 754 754 SiS 761 GX Micro ATX

Pros: Great price 64 bit support. Runs great for normal stuff.

Cons: The lack of L1 and L2 really hurts this cpu. (64+64) This combo works great if you are not into gaming. This combo is better suited for average users.

Overall Review: You can always upgrade the processor.. If its not glued like cement like my neighbors old pcchips board!!

Great mini keyboard for backup

XCSOURCE Portable i8 Backlight Touchpad 2.4GHz Mini Wireless Keyboard Mouse Combo AC397
XCSOURCE Portable i8 Backlight Touchpad 2.4GHz Mini Wireless Keyboard Mouse Combo AC397

Pros: Works fine. Backlight makes a big difference. I just wanted it so I can lay back on the couch without fumbling with the keyboard and mouse. Works great for that! Price is great too!

Cons: Not really a con but it takes some getting used to.

The best!

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G

Pros: Transfers heat much more efficiently. Makes even a cheap heatsink/fan work properly.

Cons: none

Great!!

Lenovo Laptop IdeaPad AMD A8-Series A8-4500M (1.90GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 7670M 15.6" Windows 8 Z585 (59363062)
Lenovo Laptop IdeaPad AMD A8-Series A8-4500M (1.90GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 7670M 15.6" Windows 8 Z585 (59363062)

Pros: Runs GTA4 smooth at high settings. A steal at $500 Not overly noisy even playing games. Dolby home theater makes it sound nice.

Cons: Only 4GB memory.. Get another 4. The right shift key is a bit small for my liking. Will take some getting used to. Must turn on Dolby home theater at every boot! Grrrr. Windows 8. A quick download solved the start button issue..

Overall Review: Had the same problem with the memory issue.. reseated the 2 sticks and all was well.. Slightly slow HD, but tolerable.

LOUD!!!

MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N550GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC
MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N550GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC

Pros: performs well for price. Scores well when benchmarking. Will play Skyrim good..

Cons: HOT! LOUD! Mine does not overclock well.. only get about 5% increase before crash. The fan will drive you crazy!! I used MSI afterburner to adjust the fan curve.. helps a lot with the noise level when not playing games.. Idle at 66C.

Overall Review: This is the worst fan design.. Exhaust into the case. Better make sure you have good ventilation. I am still deciding if i should RMA it. My kid however is just happy with the upgrade because he can play Skyrim. Overall.. this is a thumbs down.. Keep shopping.