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Paul J.

Paul J.

Joined on 08/12/02

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Most Favorable Review

Typical ViewSonic

ViewSonic Optiquest Series Q19WB-2 19" WXGA+ 1440 x 900 D-Sub Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor
ViewSonic Optiquest Series Q19WB-2 19" WXGA+ 1440 x 900 D-Sub Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor

Pros: Great monitor for the price. Very crisp display with no dead pixels on arrival.

Cons: Onboard speakers are poor, but I didn't buy the monitor for the speakers. If you plan to use this as your primary speakers, and you need more than just system beeps, prepare to be disappointed.

Overall Review: Woot

ZOMG!

EVGA 512-P3-N805-A1 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
EVGA 512-P3-N805-A1 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Pros: So far so good. Has been stable and greatly improved benchmarks. So far every game I've tried has run perfectly maxed out (Oblivion, TF2, Neverwinter 2, Quake ET).

Cons: The temps on this thing run a little high so make sure you have some other fan(s) in your case directed to help support it.

Overall Review: Price is higher than expected right now. Supply and demand I guess. It's great that the card is smaller and less weight than other recent cards. Really very nice.

11/12/2007

It's a fan and it moves air

Thermaltake A1927 120mm Red LED Case Fan
Thermaltake A1927 120mm Red LED Case Fan

Pros: They have a niec bright color to them and they move air well.

Cons: Bought four of these, and one came with a failed LED. Not a bad ratio I guess, but could have been better. They are not very quiet, but I knew that when I bought it.

Overall Review: Consider a fan controller.

11/12/2007

Good deal

EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: It's got everything I needed and then some. Been solid as a rock so far, and plenty of OC features for down the road to help stretch my investment.

Cons: I'm using a case that mounts the PSU on the bottom. The power connectors on this mobo are in a horrible spot if your PSU is mounted below it. Cables have to stretch over the board to connect. It's a minor gripe that will only affect a small percentage of users.

Overall Review: Could have gone with the LT version of this board. Only difference is the LT only has a single onboard NIC (and costs less). Although NIC driver allows for easy teaming of both NICs, so maybe worth the money to some.

11/12/2007

Solid

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Solid levels all around. Haven't owned it for long but so far so good. Nice clean and quiet.

Cons: none so far

Overall Review: Was considering going with a more expensive modular PSU, but I'm glad I didn't.

11/12/2007

Nice case

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

Pros: Mostly this case is very easy to work inside. The built in zip ties for cabling is a nice touch, and having the power supply at the bottom of the case just makes sense. Fans have adjustable speed to help keep noise down. Over all very nice.

Cons: The fans are adjustable only by a switch attached to the fan. This means you have to open the case and adjust each fan individually. Minor annoyance, but external fan control on a case this expensive might have been nice.

Overall Review: This thing looks NICE!