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Peter W.

Peter W.

Joined on 08/08/03

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Most Favorable Review

Best headset at its price point

SENNHEISER PC151 3.5mm Connector Binaural Headset
SENNHEISER PC151 3.5mm Connector Binaural Headset

Pros: I have now purchased 3 pairs of these, 2 for myself and one for my brother. They have high sound quality, a great mic, a long cord, and they are comfortable to wear for long periods. They are well constructed; my first pair is well over 3 years old and is still in perfect condition. I hope they don't stop making them. They're every bit as good or better than a lot of $80 and $90 headsets out there.

Cons: Honestly, there's not much to complain about here. I can't hear my girlfriend when she's calling from downstairs (is that really a con?).

12/16/2011

Straightforward and fast.

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Very solid board. Recognized everything perfectly, ram speed, SSD, etc. Has everything I wanted and none of the fluff I didn't want or need. The English is a little funny in the manual and utilities, but everything worked flawlessly.

Cons: USB 3.0 bracket is clunky and didn't come with a adapter for a 5.25 bay (my Corsair 600T tower has no 3.5 external bays). I ended up keeping the bracket inside the tower and just wiring it straight to a USB 3.0 front panel port. Whatever.

Overall Review: The first DIMM slot might get blocked by a really big CPU air cooler. Not really a con if you're just using two sticks. Isn't it time they stopped wasting time and money putting floppy and com ports on mainboards?

toshiba quality

TOSHIBA Laptop Satellite AMD Athlon II Dual-Core M300 (2.0GHz) 3GB Memory 250GB HDD ATI Radeon 4100 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit L505D-S5986
TOSHIBA Laptop Satellite AMD Athlon II Dual-Core M300 (2.0GHz) 3GB Memory 250GB HDD ATI Radeon 4100 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit L505D-S5986

Pros: Toshiba has long been known for making some of the most durable, highest quality laptops around. Windows 7 makes this one a little snappier than comparable Vista models.

Cons: The battery life on AMD athlon notebooks isn't as good as intel atom notebooks.

Overall Review: To the person that said Toshibas fail and go HP? Misinformation and ignorance.

10/27/2009

Tricky install, but good card

EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-N871-AR
EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-N871-AR

Pros: I upgraded to this card from a EVGA 7950 GTX. The performance increase was impressive. Call of Duty 4 and Age of Conan but run buttery smooth now, frames usually capped at v-sync (that's huge for Conan). I had been getting 15-35 fps in AoC with the 7950, now I'm sticking right at 60 with v-sync on BUT I now have all the graphics options turned up. With v-sync off I have seen fps as high as 92 in AoC. It's not just an fps increase, the beauty of the game really shines with this 9800 GTX. Parallax mapping (improved form of bump mapping) makes textures really pop out and gives them a feeling of depth. The card is clocked at 675 core, I bumped it up to 700 with no increase in temperatures. It looks like it'll go a ways beyond that.

Cons: My only problem with this card happened shortly after the install. I had uninstalled my 7950 gtx via the device manager before shutting down to put in the new card. After booting back up with the 9800 installed, I installed the drivers from the CD that EVGA supplied with the box. Then I proceeded to crash and lock up everytime I tried to run any 3D application, and windows would hitch randomly all the time. I assumed the card was defective. I called EVGA tech support, and the guy I talked to had me uninstall the drivers via device manager again, download the latest nVidia drivers, boot into safe mode, and install them from safe mode. I was dubious, but it turns out that this did indeed fix everything. I have had zero issues since then. Weird though.

Overall Review: The card idles at 60 C. This seems a little high to me? Load temps are 67-73 C. I called EVGA and they said anything under 75 C was just fine. Still, not a lot of thermal headroom. I have an Antec Sonata case and I *did* have to cut some metal out of the hard drive cage to get this card to fit. It is a beast of a card.