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Robert P.

Robert P.

Joined on 01/28/04

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Most Favorable Review

Plastic, Whrryyyy?

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity GV-R585OC-1GD
GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity GV-R585OC-1GD

Pros: Card is great. I use it for hash calculations and it does this very well.

Cons: The plastic bezel that holds the fans gives me a headache when heated up.

Overall Review: I removed the plastic bezel and zip-tied the fans to the heatsink. Overall temp dropped from 81C to 69C on full load and the plastic iron burning smell went away. This is a great heatsink, but its full potential isn't used because of that plastic casing part.

Most Critical Review

Have to restart sometimes

TP-LINK TL-WA701ND Wireless N150 Access Point, 150Mbps, Multifunction, Multiple SSID
TP-LINK TL-WA701ND Wireless N150 Access Point, 150Mbps, Multifunction, Multiple SSID

Pros: Works well when it is online. Has a good range and signal. Using this as an AP.

Cons: About every 3-4 days of being online, it doesn't allow any connections. Shows up on my wireless devices as being 'disabled'. Restarting the device lets it run for another 3-4 days.

Great mobo

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Great motherboard, has everything one could desire.

Cons: The UEFI slows down boot. It prompts 3? times to go into BIOS configuration.

Overall Review: I'm sure it can be turned off, but doesn't need to be like that by default.

Nice budget raid

Rosewill RC-211 Silicon Image 2 port SATA II PCI Express Host Controller Card RAID 0/1/0+1/5 JBOD
Rosewill RC-211 Silicon Image 2 port SATA II PCI Express Host Controller Card RAID 0/1/0+1/5 JBOD

Pros: Cheap and works.

Cons: This card doesn't make use of sata cables' locking latches. More than once my raid has gone offline because of a loose connection.

amazing heatsink

ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler
ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler

Pros: Took my CPU down below room temperature. I was able to OC from 2.8GHZ to 3.5GHZ without any problem (idle at 31C full load at 39C). Once i get a memory upgrade, i believe it can be OC'd more.

Cons: Not really a big con, but the fan seems to be louder than most other zalman fans.

Overall Review: Phenom 2 x720 BE @3.5GHZ with this heatsink