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David B.

David B.

Joined on 04/20/06

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EVGA video card

EVGA GeForce GTX 280 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 01G-P3-1280-AR
EVGA GeForce GTX 280 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 01G-P3-1280-AR

Pros: It's big, it's hot, but it really rocks. Be sure your power supply has some healthy legs.

Cons: None, other than you should be sure you have enough room in your box.

Overall Review: The price was great, but I had to think twice about a "WorldWide Rebate". Took me a year to get my power supply rebate from them. Note to NewEgg and the manufacturors, none of us like dealing with rebates, just put the price up front and we will be happy. I'm to the point that rebates are a negative selling point.

12/14/2008

nice entry board

ASUS P8P67 LE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P8P67 LE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: I used this board with an Intel Core I-5 2500 at 1.2 volts. Corsair XMS 2000mhz memory [CMX8GX3M2A2000C9] 2 by 4 gig was used @1.550 volts. I used turbo boost and pushed the base frequency to 103, this gave a cpu rated at 3.4 ghz and 3.8 in boost and increased memory from 1866 to 1921 mhz [this board rates 2000mhz memory at 1866, no 2000 available]. The cpu idles at 45C and in load is 57C, stock Intel fan used. A thermaltake 750W power supply was used. An Invida GForce GTX 550 Ti video card was used, careful about setting PCI lanes in bios, two choices there and one will make the lower PCI slots dead. Not really an SLI board, which for the price is fine.

Cons: none

Overall Review: I ran the memory voltage down from 1.65 to 1.55 in order to protect the CPU, seems very stable. Windows experience is: processor 7.6, memory 7.9, graphics 7.4, gaming graphics 7.4 and HD 5.9 [it's a WD caviar black 640 gig] All around great board for the money. It lacks some high end tweeks, but some of us don't need $3000 computers.

They work well with 3 ware raid card

Intel X25-M Mainstream 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2M080G2GC
Intel X25-M Mainstream 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2M080G2GC

Pros: Just for the folks that are interested in hardware raiding Intel's SSD's. I have three of these on a 3Ware 9690sa 4 lane hardware card. They are raid 5 [which is not the fastest of course]. Speeds write [170mb/s] and read [398 mb/s] are just amazing, but you do lose the ability to use Intel trim in raid. So far that has not been any problem, wear leveling is still enabled and performance has not dropped off. My system: Core i7 965, OC'd to 4.004 ghz on water at stock voltage,[ base frequency 143, multilplier at 28], temps are low 30's at idle and high 40's/ low 50's under load, 6 gigs of Corsair memory at 2012mhz, ASUS Rampage Extreme 2, 3 Ware 9690 4l raid card, 3 Intel 80 gig SSD, Evga GTX 280 and 2 Plextor 860A's. Windows 7 pro 64. It's rock stable and wicked fast. I could OC a bunch more but why? Hope this helps others.

Cons: None, love 'm

Overall Review: Go NewEgg, great service

Top notch piece

D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme Desktop Adapter IEEE 802.11g, IEEE802.11n Draft 2.0 32-bit PCI Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme Desktop Adapter IEEE 802.11g, IEEE802.11n Draft 2.0 32-bit PCI Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Finished the computer build, Windows 7 OS. Installed the card and wala it works super, no drivers needed. This is not a plug a pray, it's a quality piece. Great reception so far.

Cons: None, spend the extra money and get quality

12/31/2009

surprise

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBSQ
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBSQ

Pros: My Dell Vostro 1500 laptop had 2 gig of 667 memory, I replaced that with this G.SKILL [2x2GB] DDR2 800 [PC6400]. I run Windows 7 and was surprised to see that over 3.75 gig is utilized, but at only 667. So spend a bit less and get the 667. Bios would not let me make the change to 800, just not an option to do it. Made a big difference in my laptop speed, worth doing for $82.

Cons: None, good memory.

Overall Review: One of the memory chips is behind the keyboard, other is in the standard location in the back. Just pop off the cover by the on button [right side has a little opening for a screw driver], take out the two screws holding the key board, remove and there's the memory on the bottom. Takes five minutes max.

12/31/2009

love it

ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Rampage 2 extreme and Intel 965 [co] cpu, easily clocked to 3.940 Ghz [base clock 140, multiplier at 28] on Swiftech water @ 1.41 volts. CPU temps in the low 30's, MB/NB/SB in the low 40's. Corsair memory 6Gig [3 x 2] Dominator 2000 [8-8-8-24] at 1.65 volts [1.970 Ghz actual]. Also using a 3Ware 9690 4 lane Raid card, OS XP-64 [you must slip stream SP-1 into the XP disc to get the Raid card to boot]. Also Thermatake 850 PS, decent PS very necessary. Fast, fast system without problem. Go ASUS and Corsair!

Cons: None, love it.

Overall Review: Cooler Master case and lots of fans, temps are super low, even OC'd a bit. Sure it would go a lot higher, but I'm happy here. Hope this post helps others.