Joined on 12/09/08
Pros: Tons of real estate, led technology , thin, very light, excellent image quality
Cons: was shipped in original box, wish the monitor was concealed so the wrong person didnt decide they wanted it more than i did , not acers fault.
Overall Review: Got from Newegg on sale $199 free shipping, cant beat it. Acer monitors have never failed me, ever. NOt one dead pixel was found on this monitor, packaging was rock solid but i wish it was covered before it was shipped so no one could see what was in the box. Acer customer for life.
Decent Board Bad Sata Connectors on board
Pros: decent motherboard for the normal user, not recommended for the overclocker or gamer
Cons: after installing the motherboard and all other components in a new case I connected the HD with the supplied cables, did a test tug (not hard) and the plastic sata plug came right off the board leaving the terminals exposed. I am not concerned about the broken sata connector and I am not going to return the board for this cause I will only ever need 3 connections anyway, but this should not happen ever. I have built my own PCs since 1996 and have never seen anything like this happen.
Overall Review: I am not griping about the sata connectors on my board but a little more quality control is needed where these things are built. I usually use ASUS boards this is my first Gigabyte , needless to say im very skeptical about another gigaboard.
Great Video Card my first XFX Card
Pros: One 6 pin plug, tons of horsepower to run ANY game out on the highest of settings, and shorter card than most which is nice. The aluminum back plate looks fantastic and it actually is quite effective transferring heat from the back of the card while giving the card tremendous stability and strength.
Cons: What I dislike most was the fan control, maybe I'm old school and like to see a fan running it bothered me not seeing the fan spin up until it reached 50C . Tried AMD Crimson control center with WATTMAN but it didn't work at controlling the fans, it wouldnt respond even after three re-installs. Everything else in the software worked except the fan control. I remedy the problem with MSI Afterburner which allows me to set fan speeds to different temps which works 100% fantastic. This is nothing to do with the rating of the card, it does cool sufficiently on its own, its just my preference.
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this product to anybody looking to upgrade , its a great price/performance ratio.