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Keenan W.

Keenan W.

Joined on 10/09/07

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Most Favorable Review

very nice looking monitor

SAMSUNG BX2331 Glossy Black 23" 1920 x 1080 Full HD LED Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design  250 cd/m2 DCR 5,000,000:1 (1,000:1)
SAMSUNG BX2331 Glossy Black 23" 1920 x 1080 Full HD LED Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 DCR 5,000,000:1 (1,000:1)

Pros: LED backlight, full 1080p. This is where overestimating tech level vs knowing where to look comes in handy. Great monitor when it was $100 off, especially. Definitely brighter than my 2220WM. No dead pixels out of the box, packaged well and easy stand installation.

Cons: Need to mess with scaling properties of graphics card settings for the full screen. Using google, it was an easy fix, but I'll leave how to do it in other thoughts.

Overall Review: Out of the box, it wasn't displaying fullscreen at 1920x1080 and had to go into graphics cards settings to fix it. WITH ATI CARDS, go into the Catalyst Control Center (CCC). In the top left, it says "Graphics" with a drop down. Click "Desktops & Displays". Then, you can right click the monitor you need in the middle, or just click the one on the bottom of the box, and hit "configure". You may have to click "Enable GPU Scaling" (I don't remember, I clicked it, and then went to the next step) and hit Apply. Go to "Scaling Options", 3rd choice from the left. Then you move the slider towards "Overscan" if the image is leaving black on the outside. Hit apply, and shazam, it works. ALSO NOTE: if you want 3 monitors on ATI cards, one of them is going to need to be connected via DisplayPort (or mini DP).

Most Critical Review

dwa 552 didn't work for me with vista 64

D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme Desktop Adapter IEEE 802.11g, IEEE802.11n Draft 2.0 32-bit PCI Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme Desktop Adapter IEEE 802.11g, IEEE802.11n Draft 2.0 32-bit PCI Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: It worked very fast

Cons: but only for 5 minutes until it froze my computer. I erased everything off of both hard drives, only to realize later that it was my wireless adapter causing my computer to freeze up. The drivers on the enclosed disc didn't get it up and running, so I updated the drivers from the internet to no avail, 2 different times straight from D-link.

Overall Review: Other people have gotten it to work with Vista, but they never mentioned what other hardware (router) they were using. I'm assuming, since I was able to find Atheros drivers for it as well (they didn't help the computer freeze problem) that it has an Atheros chipset, which won't work with a Marvell chipset located in the DIR 625, which i bought first. Overall, the D-link email support was not good, I think I confused them until they told me to call the company, where I received good information, and have made the decision to take the card back to Best Buy where I got it to look for an applicable new adapter.

Got it for Crossfire 290X

EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 PS 220-PS-1000-V1 80+ PLATINUM 1000W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 PS 220-PS-1000-V1 80+ PLATINUM 1000W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply

Pros: Perfectly reliable Modular design Everything's black, which helps fit with any color scheme.

Cons: Cables were very stiff, especially the SATA power cables. Some day, a PSU will come with SATA power cables that you can plug in to several drives in a line without having to turn one of them around (usually the middle one).

13 months and going!

Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold - 800W Power Supply with 80 PLUS Gold Certification and Semi-Modular Cables
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold - 800W Power Supply with 80 PLUS Gold Certification and Semi-Modular Cables

Pros: Good amperage for Crossfire operations, quiet, great efficiency, small bag for extra cables.

Cons: none. (with my luck, it will die tomorrow lol)

Overall Review: How do you know it's great? It hasn't dropped price since I bought it. I replaced it November 2015, and not because it failed. I was given a pair of 290X cards, and figured I should replace it with a bigger PSU to run both.

Games need updated

GIFT AMD GOLD 3 GAMES 2014 (Up to $150 Retail Value)
GIFT AMD GOLD 3 GAMES 2014 (Up to $150 Retail Value)

Pros: Free games, so we can't complain THAT much.

Cons: However, they haven't changed the games (according to the picture) for over a year. And the Indie packs, IMO, are a joke. Why are they even on there?

Overall Review: After a year, I have to deduct a year for not updating the games. Usually, I see the "free games" and get excited, but right now it's tempered because they haven't changed. I'd consider getting a new card, but they don't help sell it.

Not for Eyefinity

BYTECC Model MDPDVI-10 Mini Display Port to DVI Cable Male to Male
BYTECC Model MDPDVI-10 Mini Display Port to DVI Cable Male to Male

Pros: It's a Mini-DP to DVI, not just an adapter. It does what this site (and the company's site) says it will do.

Cons: Newegg, and the company's site do NOT mention anything about whether or not it's active. So, I took the risk and figured I'd try it out.

Overall Review: I can't speak to its reliability, I plugged it in to see if it'd work for Eyefinity, and when it didn't, I unplugged it. It'd be nice if newegg would mention that it is NOT an active mini-DP so that other people don't waste their money. That's the only reason 1 egg is off.