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Gary W.

Gary W.

Joined on 11/15/03

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Most Favorable Review

Very easy to use. Great airflow

Rosewill R6A34-BK 0.8mm SECC 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Rosewill R6A34-BK 0.8mm SECC 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Comes with a big 120mm fan in the back and room for another 120mm in front. Room for five hard drives in the front cage plus two more for floppy drives/hard drive. Enough room for most people.

Cons: The front door is a little cheap. I'm not a huge fan of the overall appearance. Case isn't long enough for my PCI raid controller card (about 11-12" long). The lower hard drive cage blocks long PCI cards.

Most Critical Review

Usable... nothing fancy

KINGWIN KF-72-BK Black HDD Mobile Rack
KINGWIN KF-72-BK Black HDD Mobile Rack

Pros: Very inexpensive. Air can be pulled through the front pretty well. Use a nice rear case fan and that should help airflow.

Cons: They really cut costs by giving you the bare minimum. No extras here.

Overall Review: 4 pin molex power. That is nice because I can limit the number of cables I use in my case by not having SATA power cables(i have modular PS). I have taken the top aluminum cover off to help airflow. There is no fan which I like.

Perfect fit

GIGABYTE M7700 GM-M7700 Noble Black Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser 1600 dpi Mouse
GIGABYTE M7700 GM-M7700 Noble Black Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser 1600 dpi Mouse

Pros: Love it! Stop looking for a mouse and get this one... i'm serious, stop reading reviews.

Cons: Of the two side buttons... the one the back one is hard to use with big hands. The front button is right on my thumb and is fine but the back button is hard to press.

Overall Review: I have larger than normal hands and this mouse is small, but I still play WoW and StarCraft II with it just fine. It's never even a thought that I'm using a "notebook mouse".

Impressed

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Easy overclocking. I'm really impressed with everything, especially the BIOS features. I have never seen a driver CD so useful. CD has boot menu to create RAID drivers to floppy and a one-click driver install program when you get into Windows. SATA cables are about 2" longer than the "standard" have 90 degree elbows for easy install. Good documentation especially for memory settings. Firmware can be updated directly from BIOS and get this... you can even access the saved *.BIN firmware from your hard drive (after you save it their of course). Nice!

Cons: I wish ASUS would show memory support for 4GB sticks.

Unable to unlock 4th core.

AMD Athlon II X3 440 - Athlon II X3 Rana Triple-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM3 95W Desktop Processor - ADX440WFGIBOX
AMD Athlon II X3 440 - Athlon II X3 Rana Triple-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM3 95W Desktop Processor - ADX440WFGIBOX

Pros: Overclocking now at 3.4Ghz and stable for a few days.

Cons: Unable to unlock 4th core on Asus M4A79XTD EVO. Bummer.

Asus M4A79XTD EVO w/Athlon II X3 440

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

Pros: It works exactly like I expected it to. Settings on M4A79XTD - stable so far. 8-8-8-24 2T @ 1.60 v

Cons: Spent some time getting it to work at 1600Mhz. I don't think there is a "perfect" memory for AMD boards. This should work as good or better than any out there for AMD.

Overall Review: Get the correct, known working and tested memory by checking the motherboards website first! The description states "Ripjaws Series memory is designed specifically to complement Core i7" so don't expect to get 7's for latency on an AMD board. Intel boards - yes, but not AMD. Don't take away eggs for not getting faster timings than 8-8-8-24, please.