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Dennis B.

Dennis B.

Joined on 03/02/03

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Most Favorable Review

Actually worth the money

PLANTRONICS GameCom 777 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural Surround Sound Gaming Headset
PLANTRONICS GameCom 777 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Pros: - Dolby actually seems to work - Cords are long enough - Comfortable - Sturdy - Works with USB or your soundcard (Dolby only available with USB) - Mic works fine

Cons: - Not the same sound quality as my AudioTechnica ATH-A700 Cans but that was expected from a gaming headset. - Mic sometimes picks up some background noise but it's not as bad as some other mics. Overall not a showstopper

Overall Review: I searched for a good gaming headset for a good while now and tried all kinds of them. The best audio reproduction and positional audio came from my ATH-A700 cans but there is a problem that this nice headphone doesn't have a mic. A Zalman clip-on mic worked but it's not the best solution. All the other headsets i tried were either bad from a positional audio standpoint (or audio in general) or the mic was simply sub-par. I gave these a shot and have to say I'm rather impressed. The audio is clear, good highs, sufficient lows and the mids are ok as well. The Dolby actually seems to work and is not just a "gimmik". Positional audio with the 777 is working properly and the mic is mostly clear over Ventrilo/Teamspeak/Mumble. Worth the price, especially with mentioned 15% off coupon and free shipping. Best gaming headset i've used so far. Doesn't compete with my "real" cans in terms of audio quality but much better than most gaming headsets on the market. A++

Not bad

Rosewill Green Series RG530-2 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified,ATX12V v2.3 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply
Rosewill Green Series RG530-2 530W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS Certified,ATX12V v2.3 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply

Pros: It's fan is quiet and voltages seem halfway decently stable so far.

Cons: Not modular, NO 8 PIN POWER CONNECTOR, not the best built quality.

Overall Review: It's alright for the price...better than cheapos like APEVIA or RAIDMAX but a far cry from being a Silverstone or Corsair PSU. I guess you get what you pay for.

Good card, fast and furious.

EVGA 01G-P3-1285-AR GeForce GTX 285 SC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
EVGA 01G-P3-1285-AR GeForce GTX 285 SC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Pros: Replaced my 8800GTX with this one for some 1920x1200 gaming on high settings in my games...i was not disappointed. This card slaps my old 8800gtx into next week without even thinking twice about it. Runs cooler as well and is quieter. Overall a good purchase. Don't bother if you're not gaming in resolutions higher than 1680x1050.

Cons: Price still high.

Good for the price, above average cooling

XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition CPU Cooler with Stealth Aerospace Industry Thermal conductive ceramic coating LGA1150 Haswell Compatible
XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition CPU Cooler with Stealth Aerospace Industry Thermal conductive ceramic coating LGA1150 Haswell Compatible

Pros: It's pretty, easy to install (motherboard has to be removed if it's not a new built) and cools fairly well.

Cons: Well, for starters, the fan SUCKS. It's loud, obnoxious and doesn't pull that much air. Seriously, just order a different fan with it. It's louder than my Antec Tri-cool on "high" setting, and that thing is LOUD. Second, it's really not THAT great at cooling a I7 920 on high overclocks. It just doesn't cool as well as a TRUE 120 Extreme or a Scythe Mugen 2 cooler on the same chip. It's ok for the money though.

Overall Review: Replaced it with a Scythe Mugen 2 and get much better temps idle and even better under load.

Great chip and very o/c friendly

Intel Core i7-920 - Core i7 Bloomfield Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 1366 130W Processor - BX80601920
Intel Core i7-920 - Core i7 Bloomfield Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 1366 130W Processor - BX80601920

Pros: great chip and easy to overclock. Mine does 4.2GHZ on air without much hassle.

Cons: gets a little hot. Needs fairly good air cooling for stable overclocks.

Good X58 Mobo

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Great and easy to work with Motherboard. Has all the bells and whistles i could imagine and worked like a charm right out of the box. Overclocked my new i7 920 to 4.2 GHZ straight out of the box without much hassle. This mobo makes it fairly easy.

Cons: none that i can think of other than price.