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David S.

David S.

Joined on 07/16/07

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review
EVGA GeForce 8800 GS 384MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 384-P3-N851-AR
EVGA GeForce 8800 GS 384MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 384-P3-N851-AR

Pros: With two of these in SLI I can play anything at the highest settings, and for less than most other cards cost too!

Cons: What's with the green cooler in the pic? Neither of the one's I've bought months apart have it.

Overall Review: I ordered one of these when they first came out and just got another this week and it appears as though EVGA changed the cooler from one with a flame sticker on top of a GT plastic cooler to a flame sticker on a metal cooler. So it looks like the GS's have their own cooler now, and not just a sticker on top of a GT one.

Most Critical Review
OCZ Alchemy Series Elixir OALKBELXUS Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Slim Keyboard
OCZ Alchemy Series Elixir OALKBELXUS Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Slim Keyboard

Pros: Cheap, has 10 macro keys.

Cons: Doesn't allow crouch-jump in Counter Strike. Multimedia keys sometimes don't work. Loud key stroke noise.

Overall Review: I would still use this if it was good as a "Gaming" keyboard as advertised. If you want a nice looking keyboard for regular use, you might like it.

10/19/2008
Scythe SY1225SL12SH "Slipstream" Case Fan
Scythe SY1225SL12SH "Slipstream" Case Fan

Pros: Moves a ton of air! I installed this as a side intake to cool my dual 8800GS's and it keeps them nice and frosty even when on low.

Cons: Really loud when at full blast.

Overall Review: Luckily I knew it would be loud so I ordered a Zalman Fanmate 2 with it to control the speed as my motherboard can't control any besides the CPU for some reason.

MASSCOOL FHD-4020S1H HDD Cooler
MASSCOOL FHD-4020S1H HDD Cooler

Pros: Allows mounting of a hard drive in a DVD drive bay if 3.5 slots are full. Cools hard drive down 10 degrees compared to other drives with fans on low (5V).

Cons: Really loud when not modded! White color doesn't match case. No directions.

Overall Review: If you look online you can find a way to slow the fans down so they don't run at full speed. I slowed them down by reducing the voltage from 12V to 5V without any tools, just moving the wires in the molex connector. Nice and quiet now! I always end up having extra screws, no thanks to my "tool-less" case.

EVGA GeForce 8800 GS 384MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 384-P3-N851-AR
EVGA GeForce 8800 GS 384MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 384-P3-N851-AR

Pros: Crysis on Very High in XP with a budget gaming computer! Plays all the games I own at their highest settings, Crysis is the only one I don't use AA with, but it doesn't even need it.

Cons: Might not be out that long? Better hurry up and save money to get another before they get pulled.

Overall Review: E2160 @3 GHZ, 2GB DDR2-800 at DDR2-667 4-4-4-12-1T, A Hitachi and Samsung 160GBs in RAID 0, Antec 380-Earthwats, Audigy SE, Logitec X-530, Hanns-G 19-inch widescreen, eVGA 8800 GS.

Logitech X-530 70 watts RMS 5.1 Black Speaker System
Logitech X-530 70 watts RMS 5.1 Black Speaker System

Pros: My speakers are over two years old now. Sounds even better now because of my new soundcard. Sub is still strong. Removable stand for center speaker.

Cons: I got it for $75 at Best Buy. :( Speakers are a little light, my cat likes to push them away from me. Front right speaker has a thick wires which can pull it. Nothing really serious.

Overall Review: I though these sounded really good with my on board audio. Putting in a Soundblaster Audigy SE ($30) made them even better, highs are crisper, bass is deeper, and mid clearer. They were a good deal when I got them for $75 and they're even better now. Oh, and make sure you use CDs or Flac, I can hear the artifacts with MP3s.

11/19/2007