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sean s.

sean s.

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Most Favorable Review

Happy with the upgrade...

MSI GeForce 9600 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N9600GT 512M OC
MSI GeForce 9600 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N9600GT 512M OC

Pros: This card is great for gaming at less than 1900x resolution. Great replacement for my 7900GS. Low power requirements, low noise, and low temperatures are all pretty good assets. The MSI fan is a very nice addition, and a reason to consider this card. Good choice for low cost SLI setups too. Once you get to higher resolution monitors or gaming, you might want to look at the new 8800's. I'm getting much higher frame rates with graphics set much higher. Stalker, CoH, CoD, all cranked up. Oblivion looks even nicer, though still as vapid. This card really works well solo with mid-range systems.

Cons: Not as powerful as the 8000GT/GTS. Those cards may have more headroom to be tweaked up in performance.

Overall Review: My main game happens to work better with Nvidia than Ati, if that's not the case for you, this should be compared to the ATI 3870s. Might want to check to see if prices drop further in the next month. NewEgg service on this and previous orders has been very good for me, and justified my continuing patronage.

Most Critical Review

Poorly identified - Single sided

CORSAIR 512MB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model VS512MB400
CORSAIR 512MB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model VS512MB400

Pros: I am sure the memory works fine, if....

Cons: ...you have single sided pairs. I have a double sided version with the exact same model number from Corsair. Won't work in Dual Channel. Not identified in the specs.

Overall Review: In between the time I put this on my wish list, and my ordering it, someone identified this problem in a review here. Wish I had checked it. Wish Newegg had mentioned the different versions.....

Poor build quality

RAZER Barracuda HP-1 Razer HD-DAI(High Definition-Dedicated Audio Interface) Connector Circumaural Gaming Headphones
RAZER Barracuda HP-1 Razer HD-DAI(High Definition-Dedicated Audio Interface) Connector Circumaural Gaming Headphones

Pros: Sounded OK. I was (am) using a Barracuda sound card as well. Conveniant to have both.

Cons: Poor build quality. The frame broke after six months, and became totally useless a couple of months later. We are not talking rough handling here either. Construction and design was just not very good. Settings had to fiddled with too much to get acceptable sound. Too much of a gimmick, without enough quality to make them worth it.

Overall Review: I got them at considerable discount, so I was not too hot over their failure. You should too, since NewEgg's return policy might make them a decent risk, if you just have to have 'em.