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spacetech l.

spacetech l.

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Most Favorable Review

Solid videocard

EVGA GeForce GTX 280 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 01G-P3-1280-AR
EVGA GeForce GTX 280 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 01G-P3-1280-AR

Pros: I am coming from a pair of 4850's in crossfire. Great cards, but they do not handle smoke or fire well, frame rates will tank on these in this scenario. The 280 plows through it like it wasn't even there. Runs relatively cool with fans turned up using evga precision tool. I have Call of Duty 4 cranked up at 1920*1200, all maxed, no lag whatsoever. Worth the money---get it.

Cons: Not really a con, but you need a power supply that has a 8 pin and a 6 pin graphics connector. It really wouldn't hurt to have a 800 watt or greater power supply either, don't believe minimum specs. I have a Silverstone 1000DA. (avoid the st model) You need a big case as well, these cards are long.

Overall Review: e8500, 4gb corsair dominator ddr2, DFI X48, silverstone tj09 case, evga 280gtx, Silverstone DA1000watt power supply. XP & Vista Ultimate-dual boot, 25.5" Samsung monitor

Most Critical Review

Un-sure

DFI LP LT X48-T2R LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard
DFI LP LT X48-T2R LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Unsure as of yet, I cannot run this without the northbridge cooler fan.

Cons: Missing northbridge cooler fan. Instead of them just sending me a fan, I have to go through a process of emailing them my invoice, to make sure I didn't purchase an "open box" motherboard. Come-on guys! Why not just send the fan ? What is it, like 35 cents?, on a $260 motherboard ? Would I be asking this if I didn't need it. What else would I be using this for ?

Overall Review: Now I get to wait to build my system, there goes the weekend for this, I will probably get this late next week.

Mixed feelings

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250(WinTV-HVR-2255) Media Center Kit Dual TV Tuner w/ IR Remote PCI-E x 1
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250(WinTV-HVR-2255) Media Center Kit Dual TV Tuner w/ IR Remote PCI-E x 1

Pros: The card is good, I bought one for a friend a long time ago, it works through Windows Media Center.

Cons: Where is it ? I paid for overnight delivery, also the rush order for the extra $3. Was hoping to get it before the weekend. There are weather issues, I understand that, also being Christmas, they are extremely busy. It is what it is, and they are not magicians. The problem is when I tried to find out what is going on with my order, tried the chat, couldn't get anywhere with that, so I called, and the total time on the phone was 31 minutes and 52 seconds. Once you do navigate their automated system and actually do talk to someone, they were quite pleasant, and offered me a refund for the rush order and shipping, so they are trying.

Overall Review: Overall my experience with Newegg has been very good over the years, rather excellent. That said, they really need to upgrade their contact service. You shouldn't have to wait more than 5-10 minutes. Corporate needs to look at this problem, and really hire more people for this. Don't try to save money here guys by hiring less people that you need. It only creates problems. Waits like I experienced breed dissatisfaction. As my business grows, having to be on the phone like this will become a real problem.

12/12/2013

Good board but,,,

ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Now that I got everything finally running good, it's perfect. It has a lot of features. It did take a few extra steps however, not enough to take off an egg however.

Cons: At first prime95 failed the processor. I was thinking I had a bad processor, but I then pulled the battery to clear the cmos 30 seconds, went back into the bios, set everything, now it runs it flawlessly.

Overall Review: Putting together the little wi-fi unit on to the motherboard takes a small tweaker screwdriver. Not a normal tool, I had to go out and buy on. At least if the wi-fi goes bad it can be replaced. Just something to keep in mind.

Picky on Memory

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: This is the perfect board with the new BIOS.

Cons: Didn't work with the memory I got,,, Even clearing the cmos didn't help.

Overall Review: The new BIOS needs to be downloaded and installed in safe-mode, this takes care of many problems that you will have with the board not recognizing memory. Be sure when you buy memory for this board that the memory is compatible, otherwise there will be problems.

best option for some

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 03G-P3-1584-AR
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 03G-P3-1584-AR

Pros: 3 GB memory, will still play older games well.

Cons: Not the fastest.

Overall Review: Will be getting this soon. I realize the new 680gtx is faster, but in the newer games. In the older games it can stutter and be slow. This was the best option for me.