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Dustin T.

Dustin T.

Joined on 06/06/05

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Athlon 64 X2 3800

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ - Athlon 64 X2 Manchester Dual-Core 2.0 GHz Socket 939 Processor - ADA3800BVBOX
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ - Athlon 64 X2 Manchester Dual-Core 2.0 GHz Socket 939 Processor - ADA3800BVBOX

Pros: Runs cooler than my old athlon 2000+ by 15 to 20 degrees. Faster than that as well, and it doesnt bog down. My system is held by output of my hard drives but they are pretty fast. Burning two DVDs at the same time as encoding another DVD, my only bottle neck was the hard drive couldnt transfer fast enough to keep up with the rest of the system.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Buy one there worth it. My Setup AMD Athlon 64 X-2 3800 Antec Smartpower 500W KN1 Extreme Nforce 4 Ultra 2x1GB Gigaram Dualchannel PC 3200 eVGA Geforce 6800GS 256MB GDDR3 Maxtor Diamondmax 10 80GB ATA 133 Maxtor Diamondmax 10 200GB ATA133 Creative SB Live Digital 5.1 NEC 12X DVD-ROM NEC 16X DVD-RW Plextor 16X DVD-RW

Most Critical Review

GA-MA770-UD3

GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Good pricing and features, worked right out of the box with Gskill RAM and a Phenom.

Cons: Ultra Durable is quite an overstatement. This board did the random shut downs and now just wont post. I'm in fear of the horror stories of Gigabyte's CS for RMAs.

Overall Review: I bought an ECS board and it lasted 6 years. 9 months into this board and its done, I was under the impression Gigabyte made superior products. This was my 2nd gigabyte board and the 939 boards seemed more durable.

Vision Package

Microsoft Xbox 360 Live Vision Camera w/Gold Membership to XBOX Live
Microsoft Xbox 360 Live Vision Camera w/Gold Membership to XBOX Live

Pros: Works as advertised for PC and 360. Great little add-on to do minor things. With the included Microsoft points, 2 games and year gold subscription. This is worth every penny of what you pay for it and more. This price at newegg.com is cheaper than any place else I have found it for still.

Cons: The camera honestly doesn't do a whole lot but the rest of the package makes up for the money end of it. The UI for the 360 needs some work but that can just be changed, also the cameras windows usability could be better, but there was no problem setting it up.

Overall Review: The year subscription to live alone is worth getting this package everything else is almost free goodness.

2 GB Gigaram

gigaram 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model GR1DD8T-K2GB/400/2.5
gigaram 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model GR1DD8T-K2GB/400/2.5

Pros: CAS 2.5 Dual channel and 2GB for the low price runs everything I can throw at it seamless worth every penny

Cons: None

Overall Review: Great RAM great price for 2GB dual channel My Setup AMD Athlon 64 X-2 3800 Antec Smartpower 500W KN1 Extreme Nforce 4 Ultra 2x1GB Gigaram Dualchannel PC 3200 eVGA Geforce 6800GS 256MB GDDR3 Maxtor Diamondmax 10 80GB ATA 133 Maxtor Diamondmax 10 200GB ATA133 Creative SB Live Digital 5.1 NEC 12X DVD-ROM NEC 16X DVD-RW Plextor 16X DVD-RW

Geforce 6800 GS

EVGA GeForce 6800GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N386-AX
EVGA GeForce 6800GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N386-AX

Pros: Outstanding performance for a great price 256MB of 256 bit GDDR3 425 core and 1000 mem. Runs anything I have tried at high at 1024 x 768 that what I play at. Vsync and high Fps on everything.

Cons: Didnt come with manual or power cables, it was pretty much an OEM with the retail box. I dont know whose deal this was but Im not the only one that mentions it in reviews earlier.

Overall Review: Great card despite the cable and manual thing dont even blink about getting this card for under $200 you CANNOT find something better. My Setup AMD Athlon 64 X-2 3800 Antec Smartpower 500W KN1 Extreme Nforce 4 Ultra 2x1GB Gigaram Dualchannel PC 3200 eVGA Geforce 6800GS 256MB GDDR3 Maxtor Diamondmax 10 80GB ATA 133 Maxtor Diamondmax 10 200GB ATA133 Creative SB Live Digital 5.1 NEC 12X DVD-ROM NEC 16X DVD-RW Plextor 16X DVD-RW

Smartpower 2.0 500W

Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 500 W ATX12V SLI Ready Modular Power Supply
Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 500 W ATX12V SLI Ready Modular Power Supply

Pros: Good power supply, stable no crashes. I have been running my system for a week straight now. At first I thought that the connecting cables would be a nusance but they fit well and it has all the connections you would need. I have 3 DVD drives and two Hard drives a 6800GS and a X2 3800 on Nforce 4 ultra.The fans push good air flow out and its not too loud either.

Cons: Lack of extra molex connectors could be a problem for some just not in my system.

Overall Review: Antec name and great quality, 12V dual rails 20 or 24 pin bells and whisles for great price. DONT get a cheapo on your power supply, this product gives you great power for a reasonable price. My Setup AMD Athlon 64 X-2 3800 Antec Smartpower 500W KN1 Extreme Nforce 4 Ultra 2x1GB Gigaram Dualchannel PC 3200 eVGA Geforce 6800GS 256MB GDDR3 Maxtor Diamondmax 10 80GB ATA 133 Maxtor Diamondmax 10 200GB ATA133 Creative SB Live Digital 5.1 NEC 12X DVD-ROM NEC 16X DVD-RW Plextor 16X DVD-RW