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Aatif S.

Aatif S.

Joined on 11/02/04

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Upgrade from Alienware P1

Antec P183 Black Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec P183 Black Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: It's heavy - This is not a negative, this case is made right with sturdy materials. This is much more customizable than my Alienware case by far, and is very easy to wire manage. I love it!

Cons: Doesn't come with a windowed side panel, I had to spend $70 for a custom one. Doesn't come with a black interior. Should have had a 140mm fan on top. These are both small gripes though, for an otherwise great case.

Overall Review: YOU DO NOT NEED AN ATX EXTENSION CABLE IF YOU'RE USING CORSAIR PSU's. I bought one just in case and didn't need it.

11/12/2009

Great Cables

XION XON-SATA918ML_BL 1.5 ft. SATA II with Metal Latch Cable
XION XON-SATA918ML_BL 1.5 ft. SATA II with Metal Latch Cable

Pros: Nice deep shade of blue. Has sturdy connectors/latches.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Free Shipping on these small pieces would be nice!

11/12/2009

So long ASUS, hello GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: High quality, reliable (so far), looks good, 8 USEFUL sata ports, TONS of usb ports, easy to OC... nothing but positives! A third USB header would have been nice, but I bought an $8 USB header card for my card reader and that solved the problem. Not a big deal

Cons: None - I haven't had to call tech support or anything...

Overall Review: Basically you can overclock all day with this board and if you do something your components don't like, the motherboard beeps at you, reboots, and restores your previous BIOS config. Even leaving most of the settings/multipliers at AUTO I've gotten my Q6700 to 3.4GHz without breaking a sweat (or going over 1.35v) with my RAM running along at 1020MHz. 775 users: If you need to run 2 graphics cards, buy the UD3P; otherwise, get this board! CPU: Q6700 @ 3.4GHz + ASUS Lion Square Cooler RAM: Mushkin 8GB DDR2800 @ 510MHz per stick GFX: EVGA 275 GTX @ 705/1550/1200 PSU: Corsair 750TX HDD: 4TB Total DVD: Blu-Ray Reader & DVD Writer ETC: ASUS HDTV Tuner Card ETC: Rosewill Card Reader ETC: Linksys Wireless-G ETC: Alienware P1 Chassis

HD Beauty

ASUS My Cinema-PE9400 Combo TV Tuner Card w/Low Profile Brackets
ASUS My Cinema-PE9400 Combo TV Tuner Card w/Low Profile Brackets

Pros: Works perfectly in WMC in Win7 and gets QAM channels from Comcast.

Cons: I could not get the included TV software, SnapStream, MythTV or SageTV to work with this thing.

Overall Review: I would look elsewhere if you're not using MCE in Windows 7 or you like to spend more time troubleshooting instead of watching TV. I'm still giving this 5 eggs because it does what I want it to - HDTV on my computer

Works like it should

Koutech USB 2.0 PCI (2 x Ext+2 x Int Header-pin) Model IO-PU222
Koutech USB 2.0 PCI (2 x Ext+2 x Int Header-pin) Model IO-PU222

Pros: I needed an extra USB header for my card reader and this gave me just that. For $8 you can't beat it

Cons: Shipping wasn't free :(

Overall Review: No extra software needed in Win7; installed automatically as another USB controller without issues.