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Justin H.

Justin H.

Joined on 04/28/09

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Amazing.

Canopus / Grass Valley Bidirectional Analog/Digital Video Conversion ADVC110
Canopus / Grass Valley Bidirectional Analog/Digital Video Conversion ADVC110

Pros: Short and Sweet- Great piece of hardware. I have converted over 20 old VHS tapes using this Analog-to-Digital converter. I have yet to be let down. Currently, I'm running Component In from the VCR through the device and out to 6-pin 1394 (Firewire) directly into my computer. I use Sony Vegas Pro 8 to capture and edit videos. The quality is absolutely superb. It actually improved the appearance of some old VHS tapes. No set up involved. Completely plug and play for me.

Cons: You can't eat it.

Overall Review: You will not be let down.

Night and day coming from 7200rpm

Corsair P128 2.5" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CMFSSD-128GBG2D
Corsair P128 2.5" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CMFSSD-128GBG2D

Pros: Lightning fast- requires no systems tools (like defrag) to streamline it. Easy install coming from my WD caviar black 7200rpm 1TB, just scrapped the 1TB and used it as a data store (obviously you won't be able to fit your media on this SSD, just OS and programs) OS (win764) booted in less than 10 min Programs installed (obviously dependent on source files, installed these from DVDs and unzips) very quickly. iTunes, Photoshop CS4, Firefox- near instant boots, maybe max 2 seconds. Amazing. For the video game players- WoW had noticeable differences in increased performance. Did not have to configure BIOS.

Cons: Did not come with an adapter for the small size. I used zip ties- because I roll oldschool. Worked fine, very secure. But honestly- do yourself a favor and buy a 2.5 adapter. Other than that no cons (as of YET, have only owned for a few days).

Overall Review: System specs: Win764 Ultimate GSKill 6GB DDR3 1600 Trip Channel EVGA E758 3-way SLI MOBO LGA 1366 EVGA GeForce GTX 260 (need to upgrade, I know) i7-920 2.66 Ghz (clocked up to 3, yes I'm safe) Corsair 750 Watt SLI Ready i7 Certified PSU By the way- CM HAF 922 Case is amazing. amazing. amazing.

Amazing!

Cooler Master HAF 922 - High Air Flow Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior
Cooler Master HAF 922 - High Air Flow Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior

Pros: Some build info first- EVGA 3way SLI X58 MB i7 920 CM V8 CPU Fan EVGA GTX 260 Corsair 750watt PSU GSKILL 6GB DDR3 1600 RAM WD Caviar Black 1TB LG Black BD Windows 7 Pro 64 5.25" trays are easier than ever. HDD installation is ridiculous easy, and the airflow between drives is amazing. There is so much room in this case it's stupid. It should be a Full Tower. The fans are incredibly quiet. The cable management is amazing. I went from a smaller case to this case and my VREG/CPU temps went down 10 degrees Celsius. Vid Card and CPU fan (see above) normally take up most space in my case... you could fit the biggest vcards and CPU fans you wanted in the HAF 922, and still have superior air flow. Buttons are solid. Build is solid. They aren't lying when they say "high air flow". Plenty of extra screws and such included. You won't need instructions. I actually like the power button on the top of the case. Once again- cable management. cable management. cable managemen

Cons: Not really any cons that would make me rate this anything below five stars- but if they would have included some more fans that could have been cool. They included the top 200mm fan, the front 200mm fan (HDD) and the rear 120mm fan. You've got the option to install another 200mm fan on the bottom and another 200mm fan (or two 120mm fans) on the side panel. But really, it's a negligible con, easy to fix up anyway you want.

Overall Review: Forgot to mention how easy it would be to change out CPU fans- it's got a CPU retaining hole to make change out or placing about as easy as it gets. Also should mention how easy it is to manage 5.25 bays... the push of a button. I'm really excited about this case!!!!

SIZE AND FIT

COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2
COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2

Pros: SHORT AND SIMPLE. 1. Everyone complains it's a pain to attach to the Mobo and new socket. It's not, read the directions. This was the first full computer I had ever built, EVER. It's not that complicated!! I rocked this lady the first time around. 2. It's huge, BUT, it did fit in a case that was a mere 7.95" wide on a EVGA 3XSLI Board! Anything smaller, you may have issues. 3. It is QUIET. Top speed I can barely hear it.

Cons: One time, I heard it posed for Playgirl magazine under the alias Mike Honcho.

Overall Review: It may intimidate smaller fans and heatsinks so keep it secluded, or you may have yourself a problem.

FAST, FAST, FAST

Intel Core i7-920 - Core i7 Bloomfield Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 1366 130W Processor - BX80601920
Intel Core i7-920 - Core i7 Bloomfield Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 1366 130W Processor - BX80601920

Pros: Upgraded from an older Pentium D. Night and Day difference. It's fast, it works, it's amazing.

Cons: Drank too much mountain dew and attacked my Grandfather like a spider monkey.

Overall Review: Kidding, no cons.

Does what it's supposed to.

GWC HU2024 USB 2.0 2-Port, bus-power, ultra slim for high mobility  Hub
GWC HU2024 USB 2.0 2-Port, bus-power, ultra slim for high mobility Hub

Pros: It does what it needs to do: 2 female USB to 1 male USB. I keep two separate backup external HD's running through it. No problems.

Cons: It made a rude remark to my wife. It later apologized and stated it had had a "long flight".

Overall Review: n/a