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Alexis O.

Alexis O.

Joined on 10/29/04

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Problems Solved

Pioneer Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner
Pioneer Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner

Pros: ITS FAST.. I went from a 4X Pioneer burner to this 18X burner. It works perfect on the first try. Give this drive a shot if your going SATA.

Cons: No light scribe.. but its just a feature. Some people might consider it loud when it spins up. But to me every drive does that under $50. No molex connector if your short a SATA power.

Overall Review: Reguardless of the other reviews DO RESEARCH BEFORE YOU BUY. These drives "did" have problems but have been fixed since May of this year. Don't forget to get a SATA cable so you can plug it in!

Power House

HP Laptop Pavilion AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56 (1.80GHz) 2GB Memory 120GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 17.0" Windows XP Media Center dv9010us(EZ453UA)
HP Laptop Pavilion AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56 (1.80GHz) 2GB Memory 120GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 17.0" Windows XP Media Center dv9010us(EZ453UA)

Pros: Plays World of Warcraft:BC with an average of 25fps, still very playable for being a laptop that you can afford. Ideal laptop for a college student!

Cons: DVD drive takes 1hr 20min to install DVD version of World of Warcraft with BC expansion. Also NO PCMCIA slot.. if you need a TV Tuner get the HP Express Card TV Tuner MCE.

Overall Review: If your a gamer you might want to get a Targus chill mat. Another review stated it makes a good leg warmer and it will when you game or put it on high load.

WoW and G15

Logitech G15 2-Tone 104 Normal Keys 34 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Keyboard
Logitech G15 2-Tone 104 Normal Keys 34 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Keyboard

Pros: LCD display, supported with many games and applications. XFire also works great and World of Warcraft now with the 1.11 patch update the LCD is amazing.

Cons: LCD isn't color, just black and white. Many reviews talk about the cheap black paint on the keys, W A S D...Counter-Strike fans will know in time the paint fades. But if your a true gamer you know where the buttons are anyhow.

Overall Review: G buttons work good but might be a little over rated. LCD screen is a must even for Unreal Tournament. Keys type fine if your used to using a normal keyboard. Click Clack / old school keyboards won't feel the same, its new don't expect it to be like your old stuff.

ASUS Best Buy

Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 433 (PC 3500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC2G3500LLK
Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 433 (PC 3500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC2G3500LLK

Pros: Overclocking made easy - ASUS A8N-SLI Premium must buy! This RAM solved tons of issues I was having with my XMS series RAM. It also let me overclock my X2 chip really well without adding heat!

Cons: Heatsinks seems cheap - but heatsinks are really overrated.

Overall Review: Wish they had blue to match!

Cable Outage...

COOLMAX "EZ Wire" CU-600T 600 W ATX Modular Power Supply
COOLMAX "EZ Wire" CU-600T 600 W ATX Modular Power Supply

Comments: You may find your self coming up short on cables if your going to run SLI video cards. You only get 1 PCI-Ex power plug with this PSU, leaving you using an ugly adapter and taking up 2 more 4pin power plugs. Still runs everything perfectly fine and is VERY VERY quiet!

Super fast with RAID 0

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Comments: These drives work great on my Asus A8N-SLI Premium in RAID 0 mode. Quick, quiet and fast!