Joined on 04/02/02
Pros: Incredibly fast & runs cool. 6 cores does wonders for CS5
Cons: Price is a bit on the high side but you get what you pay for.
Overall Review: I recently purchased an HD video camera and after editing my first HD vacation video using Adobe CS5 Production Suite, I was unhappy with my system performance. Render time with HD video was about a 7:1 ratio. Seven minutes of render time for every minute of video. It was time to upgrade my Q9450 system. After a week of research I chose to purchase the Intel I7 970 processor paired with the Asus P6x58D Premium motherboard, 24GB of Kingston DDR3 KHX1600C93DK6 memory. Along with my Nvidia ENGTX 470 video card that I did not upgrade, my new system flies. HD video renders in Premier CS5 in real time 1:1 ratio. For you Flight Simulator fans, with everything turned up to max on my old system, I was never able to get frame rates above 11. With every turned up to max, my new system runs FSX sustained at 25 FPS. It’s amazing what six cores can do. BTW, as always, everything was purchased from New Egg and as always received outstanding fast service.
Junk A Real Surprise from Logitech
Pros: Nice design and key layout
Cons: I did not buy this keyboard at Newegg (my mistake). This keyboard has very serious communication problems with the unifier. After over one month Logitech still has NO FIX. There is always a 5 - 10 second lag with every key press even if the keyboard is next to the unifier in the USB port.
Overall Review: I am very surprised that Logitech is still selling this keyboard.