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Victor A.

Victor A.

Joined on 03/02/05

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great Drive

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD1200BEVE 120GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache PATA 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD1200BEVE 120GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache PATA 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: It's a Western Digital, good size for the old hpze4600 I put this one in.

Cons: Have not found any.

Overall Review: I know this is not a very helpful review, but I would recommend this drive if you need a replacement for a laptop.

Pretty good

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1265 (1196) Hybrid TV Tuner /Video Recorder
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1265 (1196) Hybrid TV Tuner /Video Recorder

Pros: Clear QAM, remote control.

Cons: Software isn't the greatest.

Overall Review: Push hard when connecting the IR sensor to the card if your remote isn't working. Wintv kept crashing while searching for channels in a fresh install of Vista 64bit until I upgraded to SP2, now it's working just as well as in XP SP2. Maybe it's just me but WinTV 7 seems to run a bit better in Windows 7.

Nice

GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5 AM3 AMD 790FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5 AM3 AMD 790FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: No crashes due to hardware failure. The awesome list of features on this thing.

Cons: SATA ports may be a little hard to get at in some cases.

Fast

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor - HDZ965FBGMBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor - HDZ965FBGMBOX

Pros: Fast, stable, nice temps.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Used the stock heatsink/fan/thermal compound that came with it and idle temps are right around 40C +/- 2 degrees, I haven't seen it reach 50C yet with any tasks I throw at it.

Nice

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04

Pros: Great drive, Great price.

Cons: The tray seems to stick a little when ejecting, perhaps with more use it will eject smoother.

Nice

Western Digital Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Cheap, reliable, plenty of space for my needs.

Cons: As a primary drive Windows Experience Index is only 5.9, my only component rated under 7.2 in Windows 7. Really not an issue for me.