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Kelly W.

Kelly W.

Joined on 01/27/05

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Most Favorable Review

Great Product

EVGA SuperNOVA 450 GM, 80 Plus Gold 450W, Fully Modular, ECO Mode with DBB Fan, Includes Power ON Self Tester, SFX Form Factor, Power Supply, 123-GM-0450-Y1
EVGA SuperNOVA 450 GM, 80 Plus Gold 450W, Fully Modular, ECO Mode with DBB Fan, Includes Power ON Self Tester, SFX Form Factor, Power Supply, 123-GM-0450-Y1

Pros: This is for all the negative eggs for the cables being too short - IT'S AN SFX PSU! It was designed to fit in a small case with a Mini ITX or similar motherboard. Don't downgrade a product because it functions exactly for its intended use and you can't be bothered to read the description or manual. Tiny PSU fits in the palm of your hand. Stable voltages - no issues thus far.

Cons: One minor con - the fan is a bit noisy under full load, not excessive, but what can you expect from an 92mm cooling fan. ECO mode helps in that the fan is whisper quiet until under a full load.

Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this if you are building a Mini ITX system. If you are building a standard size system get a standard size PSU.

Most Critical Review

2 RMA'ed in 6 months

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Stable, RAID is fast, lots of options in BIOS. This is a good motherboard while it works.

Cons: Unfortunately I have had two of these fail in a 6 month time period. The only issue I would have other than the failure is both motherboards had static and popping in onboard sound but only in some games.

Overall Review: I'm not new to building PC's I've been doing so for many years. I know others have had good results with this mobo so I gave it a 3 because if it was just my bad luck to recieve 2 defective mobos I would give it a 4 or 5 on features and stability until it failed.

Evil Weazel

XFX PVT80GTHE4 GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
XFX PVT80GTHE4 GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Pros: Great Graphics - Screams in DX 9 games. 640 Meg doesn't have anything over 320 meg in DX 9 games, BUT in DX 10 titles extra RAM is going to show its true worth.

Cons: For the price I would hope G Card manufacturers would start to include a game or two. BIG takes 2 slots and slightly noisy under full load.

Overall Review: The person who had issue with Supreme Commander, this is a known issue and has nothing to do with the G Card. It is a limit of 32 bit XP and SC wanting large amounts of RAM. Does not crash on 64 bit XP or 64 bit Vista, but after a short while on XP 32 will crash especially with larger maps Full game and Demo have same problem.

Works Great

Acronis True Image 10 Home
Acronis True Image 10 Home

Pros: Easy to use. Works with all my computers - I only use it for making one to one system images though, haven't tried incremental, etc.

Cons: None

Overall Review: We use it at work for making images to be redeployed on identical systems later, works great for that. If you want to be able to multicast images you need the enterprise version.

Nice Enclosure

BYTECC ME-835U2 (SILVER) Aluminum 3.5" IDE USB 2.0 Dual Fans HDD External Enclosure
BYTECC ME-835U2 (SILVER) Aluminum 3.5" IDE USB 2.0 Dual Fans HDD External Enclosure

Pros: No external power supply is a definite plus and the reason I bought this particular unit. Just plug in a standard computer power cable and it's good to go. I also like the fact that it has a cooling fan built into the case as well.

Cons: I don't really like the stand, I would have preferred if it just layed flat on the side or bottom of the unit. The stand looks kinda funky, but that's not the reason I bought it.

Overall Review: This is a big enclosure, needs to be with power supply and fans added. There are much smaller ones out there but they require external power supply and many do not have cooling fans. so you either carry a case and onother bulky power supply or this and just a power cord. As usual Newegg Rocks.

11/17/2006

Excellent 64 bit OS

Microsoft Windows XP Professional X64 Edition 1 package
Microsoft Windows XP Professional X64 Edition 1 package

Pros: Great 64 bit OS with very good 32 bit compatibility. One great thing about this OS is there are no known viruses written for it. One proof of concept virus so far and it was patched even before the OS was out of beta stage. Battlefield 2 runs perfectly and so does Age of Empires 3.

Cons: No flash player or shockwave player for 64 bit IE, but this isn't an OS problem, Macromdia hasn't written it yet. But 32 bit IE works fine with Flash, etc. So far it has run all of my 32 bit programs with Battlefield 1942 giving me the only problem and that I am attributing to my ATI x850 pro driver.

12/23/2005