Teaming7/10/2008 4:49:54 PM

Pros: excellent intel proset drivers. multiple types of teaming available. hardware accelerated networking. jumbo frames, qos, flow control.

Cons: price (?)

Overall Review: i have this running an adaptive load-balancing team on my windows xp workstation. i have enabled jumbo frames, qos, and flow control on my hp procurve switch as well and connecting to my file server which also runs an intel based NIC i transfer around 60-70MBps. great performance. onboard NICs are not true hardware solutions.

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best cooler for the price!6/14/2008 7:42:13 AM

Pros: improved mounting bracket for intel 775 compared to older nirvana 120 system. good clean copper base that comes protected with plastic peel-off. replaceable standard 120mm cooling fan.

Cons: no cons. i like it as much if not better than my zerotherm nirvana 120.

Overall Review: this cooler had plenty of clearance on my asus p5q deluxe motherboard. i am going to use it for all future 775 builds.

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a couple of tips..5/7/2008 9:29:07 AM

Pros: excellent cooling. relatively quiet fan. good solid mounting. fan is removeable.

Cons: prethread your screws and then blast with dustoff to prevent metal shavings falling on board. backplate mounting adhesive is very thin so do not remove paper film.

Overall Review: you can pinch and remove the fan for easier installation. i did not remove the thin paper film on the backplate because i didn't want to risk frying my board. the heatsink works fine this way. i would have given this a 5 if it were not for the screw threads and the backplate mounting. otherwise an excellent product and definitely worth buying.

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4ghz yay!!!5/7/2008 9:23:52 AM

Pros: Easily overclocked from stock speed to 4ghz @ 1.22 vcore.

Cons: Stock heatsink is junk. Replace it with a good aftermarket cooler if you want to overclock.

Overall Review: I have this cpu with an abit ip35p running 445 fsb. The vid is 1.075 on my particular cpu. Very pleased.

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good enough for me5/7/2008 9:17:45 AM

Pros: it outputs display. relatively cheap for dual dvi.

Cons: heatsink gets a little hot to touch.

Overall Review: i have tested this card up to 1680x1050 resolution and it was very clear and easy to read. i might slap a fan on the heatsink to cool it down a little bit.

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OC q6600 @ 3.6ghz5/6/2008 7:11:14 AM

Pros: lots of bios options. excellent overclocking. best value in P35 chipset boards.

Cons: no firewire and only 1 x16 pcie slot. does not support 45nm unless you bios flash with older cpu first.

Overall Review: i am running this board with a q6600 at 3.6ghz and have no problem. i have run prime95 and the cpu temps are under 60c with a zerotherm nirvana 120. if you are debating between this board, the gigabyte ds3l, or the abit ip35p i would pick this board. i own all three and this is by far the best option.

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boots xeon 31105/2/2008 5:20:44 AM

Pros: Overclocks my xeon 3110 on a 444 bus @ 4ghz. Runs Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.

Cons: Cold boot dual boot issue. Annoying more than anything. It would not boot my x1950pro so I had to swap it out for an x1050.

Overall Review: Waiting to load VMware ESX 3.5 for testing. Good board overall but not as good as my Gigabyte DS3L or DFI T2RL.

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works great!11/18/2006 12:21:39 PM

Pros: Excellent cooling. Mounted inside an antec p180 I can have it push air out the top case fan. Works great with a 92mm panaflo. Inexpensive.

Cons: I was a little wary from reading the comments here that this heatsink wouldn't mount well but I have not had any problems with it. I actually feel like it mounts very well considering you do no need to pull out the flathead screwdriver and press down hard risking damage to the motherboard.

Overall Review: Another excellent thermalright product.

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dfi rocks!11/16/2006 7:18:42 AM

Pros: excellent build quality. layout worked well with my antec p180 chassis. looks sweet!

Cons: i bought this as a combo with the 3400+ chip and the motherboard needed a bios flash to fix a coldboot issue. once flashed it worked fine. i would prefer not to have a northbridge fan and use passive cooling instead.

Overall Review: this is my first dfi motherboard in over 10 years. i am very impressed with the quality of this product. i typically buy asus but dfi is right up there in my opinion.

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6/9/2004 10:29:47 PM

Comments: running athlon 64 3000+ chip at 2.4ghz (240x10) and idling at 43c. runs about 48c under full load. originally purchased an slk 948 but it did not fit properly on the cpu or the retention mechanism so i got this instead. very happy.. did not think it would be so beefy and effective. props to thermaltake.

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5/26/2004 9:40:30 PM

Comments: these fans are by no means quiet. my computer used to sound like a hairdryer and then i got some slower rpm case fans. its now summer and those fans just dont cut it so i bought 3 of these to put into my antec tower. these things arent as loud as my original hairdryer fans but they are definitely louder than the 2500rpm variant. push a good amount of air too so i guess it was worth it =)

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5/24/2004 1:07:42 PM

Comments: i got this card when it first appeared on newegg because i was aware of the envy24ht chipset. i stick with the v1.43d drivers i found online somewhere which have been great for gaming and did not give me the optical out problems i ran into with the latest drivers. the sound quality on this card is top notch and i run it to sony mdr-7506 studio headphones and optical out to my motu 828mkII audio interface and event tr8 studio monitors. mainly use this card for gaming, mp3s, dvds and its leaps and bounds above any creative card. save yourself the money and get this card, its a sleeper.

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4/9/2004 10:39:13 PM

Comments: i was very wary of buying this ram at first. prior to this ive had great success with kingston hyperx and corsair xms modules. since the price of ram has skyrocketed this seemed the most affordable with good timings. could not be more impressed. bought 2 sticks (was worried at first) and put them into my soltek nv400 board. left the ram voltage at 2.7v and can manage 2-3-2-11 timings @ 400mhz fsb. using a mobile xp 2400+ chip @ 2.4ghz alongside this memory. what a nice upgrade! paid 210 for both modules. satisifed.

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4/2/2004 10:50:24 PM

Comments: currently running at 2.4 ghz @ 1.775v with an slk900a.. need a faster fan. will do 2.5ghz but waiting on new cpu fan. bought for xxx and already exceeded the xp 3200+ for much less. if you are considering holding off on athlon 64 get this chip if you have anything less than a 2ghz amd chip.

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2/26/2004 11:24:39 PM

Comments: ive been using seagate since the barricuda IV and V (which still work btw) and i must say the 7200.7 series is a disappointment. its a little faster than the V but it is incredibly loud and makes an annoying grinding noise when it reads. my western digital SE drive is noticeably quiter. perhaps its the shuttle xpc case im using...

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2/26/2004 11:20:38 PM

Comments: using this in a shuttle mainboard and runs at 2-3-3-6 at default voltage fine. have not tried to push it faster but its already more than i bargained for. have xmms 3200ll in my main box. corsair is fantastic.

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1/8/2004 7:15:00 PM

Comments: using this soundcard for my home studio. running an analog 9channel mixer into the rca inputs of the card. 4/10 I/O means 2 stereo inputs and 5 stereo outputs, 2 of which are spdif coaxial. using reason 2.5 and cubase sx with good results. very good card for the <$150 price. 12ms latency in cubase using the latest drivers supplied by m-audio. get one.

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12/7/2003 12:41:53 PM

Comments: i was considering getting a new heatsink and fan combo because mine is insanely loud. have an athlon xp 1700 @ 2.2ghz with an SK-6+/6750 rpm delta. the noise didnt bother me at first but the more i used my computer the more deaf i became unknowingly. with this device i can slow down the fan to 3500(L), 5200(M), or 6500(H). i am just glad not to be deaf anymore, great product.

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11/14/2003 1:54:17 PM

Comments: this duron is doing 2.1 ghz @1.65v (175x12 nforce2) in comparison i have 2 athlon xp 1700's one doing 2083mhz @1.7v (kt333 166x12.5) and another doing 2.2ghz @1.7v (200x11 nv400) athlon xp chips are noticeably faster but the duron is nice for a regular use computer and light gaming.

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11/9/2003 3:37:01 PM

Comments: this is the best inexpensive copper cooler at newegg. the fan is relatively quiet and it is doing an excellent job of cooling off a 2.1 ghz athlonxp. dont know why more people havent bought it.

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10/30/2003 8:00:58 AM

Comments: could not get this drive to boot from cd to install windows. very frustrating must swap drives in order to install any OS. aside from that the drive works great. burning cdrs and dvdrs no problem. using nero 6.

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10/26/2003 2:54:55 PM

Comments: i needed a case for extra parts and wanted to go with a quality product. already own an antec performance II series server chassis but didnt need something as costly. the 350psu is pretty good but i seem to be pushing it to its limits with an athlonxp 2.2ghz w/radeon 9700pro. case looks really nice in person, much better than the pics show and i was kind of worried because i thought it would be ugly... lol. good case.

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10/24/2003 1:41:07 AM

Comments: i really like this motherboard. ive been using it for the past 3 months without any problems. using the latest bios and have an athlonxp 1700 overclocked to 2.2ghz. running 2 sticks of corsair twinx 3200ll memory at rated speeds. aside from having to up the memory voltage to 2.7v ive had no other problems. compared to my shuttle nforce2 which wont even post my gf4 this board gets 5 stars.

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9/7/2003 11:14:10 PM

Comments: I own 2 sblives, 2 audigys, and this card. The sblives are great if you use the hacked audigy drivers for them, quality is almost up to par with the audigy but there is some background noise I can hear with my Sony MDR-v600s. The audigy has a better SNR and it helps, definitely the best card for gaming with the sblive a close 2nd (remember this is what the audigy drivers dated in dec '02) The chaintech card is based off the ENVY HT variant. It uses the VIA codec which is better quality than most codecs and its noticeable, music is unbelievably clear. If you're biggest concern is going to be entertainment and not gaming, there is no contest the chaintech card hands down destroys the creative cards. I didn't believe it at first but I'm telling you the truth and I do have good ears. Listening to music with reference headphones or thru monitors sounds very clear. I can not hear any distortion or background noise that is noticeable on the creative cards. Yeah hard to believe for $27. Be warned tho, this card is horrible for gaming. Hope this helps those interested audiophiles looking at this card. I took the chance and I love it (for music and movies). Goodluck.

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7/27/2003 8:38:43 PM

Comments: got 2 "b" chips. one in a kt333 doing 12.5x166 and another in an nforce2 board doing 11x200. both chips were under $45 and both running below 40c with sk-6+ coolers and 3000-4500rpm fans. havent upped voltage past 1.7v on either chip, not really necessary since its running so fast anyways. AMD for president =)

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