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Nathan A.

Nathan A.

Joined on 07/01/03

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Most Favorable Review

Great card

EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 640-P2-N821-AR
EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 640-P2-N821-AR

Pros: Awesome card. The extra memory really helps for running high resolutions like 1920x1200. At the moment I have it overclocked to 600/1000 and it runs stable on air. I crank the fan up all the way (when I'm playing a game, who cares?) and it runs cool (for a video card). Right now its underclocked running @ 55C. Under load overclocked it usually runs @ 70 or so. Runs bioshock at full settings @ 1680x1050 (Overclocked to the above settings). Standard clocks yield decent frames, but the improvement is VERY noticeable when the memory clock is upped. Runs the Unreal Tournament 3 Demo @ 1680x1050 /w full settings without any hitch. Beautiful game, can't wait for the full version to be released. Runs BF2 @ 1920x1200 (using widescreen shortcut parameters) with no hiccups at all. Overall, EXCELLENT card. Will be buying another one to SLI around Christmas.

Cons: It takes up two slots. /Sarcasm off.

Overall Review: I was scoring about 9500 in 3dmark on standard clock settings. After OCing the card, it shot up to 11500. Huge difference. Definitely overclock it, she can take it!

10/23/2007
Most Critical Review

Better than my onboard Marvell 9128

Rosewill RC-225 PCI-Express 2.0 Low Profile SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card
Rosewill RC-225 PCI-Express 2.0 Low Profile SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Pros: Easy install. I already had windows installed on an SSD, so I just installed the drivers from the website and installed the card, then I moved the drive to the card and had no problems. I have an EVGA X58 FTW3 and this controller is faster compared to the onboard SATA2 and Marvell 9128 SATA III controller (write speeds were about the same, but read was about 280 on the onboard and 400 when hooked to this controller)

Cons: Will never actually achieve 6.0gbs. Should be false advertising. Limited to 1x PCI Express lane, which equates to 5.0gbs (and you'll never hit that maximum). If you have a faster SATA III SSD I'd say go with one of the Highpoint controller cards that can utilize more than 1x PCI express lane.

Overall Review: A step up from the onboard Marvell 9128, but still not fast enough. Should be advertised as SATA 2.5.

Still going strong almost 4 years later

SilverStone ST1000-P 1000 W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
SilverStone ST1000-P 1000 W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: -Modular -Plenty of connectors -Very reliable

Cons: None

Overall Review: I was trying to figure out how old my PSU was so I looked through my orders and I was baffled, I couldn't find it. Turns out I didn't go back far enough -- it was from 2012! I run 2x GTX 780s in SLI, 2 SSD RAID arrrays, as well as a 6 core i7 and this thing hasn't even blinked. Still going strong. Definitely recommend.

Great, but a couple of clarifications...

ASUS ROG - 17.3" - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4710HQ (2.50GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M - 16 GB DDR3L - 1TB HDD - Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Gaming Laptop (G751JT-CH71 )
ASUS ROG - 17.3" - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4710HQ (2.50GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M - 16 GB DDR3L - 1TB HDD - Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Gaming Laptop (G751JT-CH71 )

Pros: I'll make this short and simple: -Big screen, great quality. -Fast. See specs. -1 TB HD -M.2 SSD slot. Haven't used it but it's there. -Two HD/SSD slots (1 is shared with the M.2 slot) -Handy Hotkeys -Numpad -Backlit Keyboard -No integrated intel graphics running in conjunction with the nvidia card (OPTIMUS). -RAID0/1 support -Comes with hardware to install second HD/SSD.

Cons: My biggest issue is that the second SATA port (the one that is NOT shared by the M.2 slot) is NOT SATA3. It is SATA2. I bought two SATA3 SSDs to run in RAID0 and upon benching the array I realized I was only getting SATA3 speeds (<600 MB/s), rather than almost 1 GB/s I get on my desktop. I confirmed the speed being limited to SATA2 with HWINFO64. Essentially, you will not get faster than ~550 MB/s transfer speeds unless you resort to a single M.2 high speed SSD, but I have not tested the actual speeds of the M.2 slot/controller. The SATA2 slot is not specified anywhere and it's a bit deceptive in my opinion. SATA3 is plenty fast, but I see no reason why the other slot wouldn't be SATA3 as well. -Steam key on the keyboard is set to launch steam in big picture mode only. I love steam, but this is worthless 99.9% of the time. -BIOS options are fairly limited. Basic options only. Not super important, but a fact nonetheless. -Windows 8. I hate Windows 8. I installed Windows 7. You can find all of the appropriate applications and drivers if you poke around the G750 Windows 7 drivers and some of the G751 Windows 8 applications/drivers.

Overall Review: A great laptop. I have no idea why the second bay is limited to SATA2, but this really should be specified somewhere.

Great, but didn't last

Rosewill RTMT-12001 Splash-proof (IP54) Adjustable Emissivity 12:1 Infrared Thermometer
Rosewill RTMT-12001 Splash-proof (IP54) Adjustable Emissivity 12:1 Infrared Thermometer

Pros: Splash proof, great battery life, easy read out, multiple settings and adjustments. I used this thermometer 1-2 times a day to get fluid temperatures, so overall it didn't get that much use.

Cons: The trigger button under the splash proof cover began getting stuck. It got to a point that I couldn't hit the button anymore and it was completely worthless. Tried opening it up to free the button but had no success. Lasted 1.5 years of very light use but should easily have lasted longer.

Overall Review: Will not purchase again due to issues listed above.

Seems good so far

LaCie IamaKey V2 16GB Flash Drive Model 131106
LaCie IamaKey V2 16GB Flash Drive Model 131106

Pros: Very sturdy. Very thin. Very solid feeling. Mine didn't come with a cap, and I really don't care about that. It works fine without one and the connectors aren't giving me the impression that they're going to corrode very easily. Transfer speeds seem reasonable, though I haven't measured them. Even if they were a bit on the low side I'd still buy it because of the easy key form factor.

Cons: None as of yet, I just hope it lasts longer than some of the review of the smaller versions pointed out.

Overall Review: As long as it lasts, the price seems well worth it. Definitely grab one if you get the chance.