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Robert F.

Robert F.

Joined on 05/10/04

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Nice Board

EPoX EP-MF570SLI AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
EPoX EP-MF570SLI AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Had reservations about this board with only 4 reviews, but this board is awesome! Paired with Corsair and AMD X2 4200+ and you can't beat it! It's been solid as a rock! Lots of nice features LED's etc. (look at epox's feature on their website)

Cons: None, love this board.

6600GT

XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card HD-485X-ZNFC
XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card HD-485X-ZNFC

Pros: Replaced a Nvidia 6600GT - I'm impressed. Crysis isn't "playable" on all the highest settings, it gets around 20 FPS but I could be limited by CPU X2 4200+. Every other game I've thrown at it is unstoppable.

Cons: Fan is kind of loud. Not vacuum cleaner loud or anything, and I don't suspect it's any louder than any other graphics card these days. Wish it was cheaper, but it was worth the money I'm sure.

Overall Review: Would buy again! Never used driver CD, downloaded latest drivers from ATI's website and off I went.

What can I say?

CABLES UNLIMITED PCM-2295-03M 9.8 ft. HDMI 1.3 Home Theatre Cables M-M
CABLES UNLIMITED PCM-2295-03M 9.8 ft. HDMI 1.3 Home Theatre Cables M-M

Pros: What can I say? It's a cable! It performed it's function!

Cons: None that I know of!

Fast!

OCZ RALLY2 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBR2DC-8GB
OCZ RALLY2 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBR2DC-8GB

Pros: Much faster than the Corsair Flash Voyager I also received from Newegg. Runs portable apps without lag. It's very narrow so it doesn't get in the way of your other USB ports and feels very sturdy due to the aluminum construction. Would buy again!

Cons: Orange indicator light stays on when connected instead of only blinking during activity.

Nice Speed Up

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 2.2 GHz Socket AM2 89W Processor - ADA4200CUBOX
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ - Athlon 64 X2 Windsor Dual-Core 2.2 GHz Socket AM2 89W Processor - ADA4200CUBOX

Pros: Upgraded from a 1700+ - very nice speed boost though it doesn't "feel" 2.5 times faster except when playing games. Multitasking is SMOOTH! DVDShrink and Doom III at the same time!

Cons: None -- great processor!

Overall Review: If I had to do it over I would have stepped up to the 4600+ for a more perceivable speed boost. Probably would waited on the upgrade until I was a little more outdated. (hindsight)

Nice Video Card

BIOSTAR GeForce 6600GT 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card V6602GS21
BIOSTAR GeForce 6600GT 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card V6602GS21

Pros: Plays all my games on the highest settings. Half Life 2, Doom III, Farcry, Prey. Looks awesome! I have an Athlon X2 4200+ with 1 gig ram for reference.

Cons: Video cards are too expensive!