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Peter F.

Peter F.

Joined on 12/21/03

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Awesome budget card

EVGA GeForce FX 5500 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card 256-A8-N313-LX
EVGA GeForce FX 5500 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card 256-A8-N313-LX

Pros: Quick, easy install. Nvidia's Linux drivers work wonders with this card, and the dual-head configuration was a breeze.

Cons: Let's face it, this is not a high-end gaming card. I never was under the illusion that it was.

Overall Review: Replaced my long-in-the-tooth (but still going strong) Diamond Viper V770 Ultra (TNT2 Ultra) 32MB with this GeForce FX 5500 256MB primarily to get the dual-head support. I couldn't be happier with the bang for my buck as far as my needs go. Seems solid to me.

Awesome card.

Penguin Gear PG-RAID-133 PCI IDE RAID controller Add-On Card
Penguin Gear PG-RAID-133 PCI IDE RAID controller Add-On Card

Pros: Installed with no issues, and now is home to the DVD-ROM and DVD-RW of my client.

Cons: Only came with one 80-pin IDE cable, and it didn't want to allow booting from the DVD drives on it, but that may have been a conflict with the HP's BIOS. Not something I would count against the card itself.

Overall Review: Replaced a burned-out secondary IDE with it on a client's HP. She is thrilled with the performance. I am now considering buying a couple more for my own use.