Joined on 05/23/03
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Overall Review: This is the E6 stepping of the San Diego. Differences from E4 that I can tell: Lower stock voltage, and lower max temp. 1.35v vs 1.40v 65C vs 75c I think the jury is still out which is better, but I've seen backed up results (Koolance) up to 3.5ghz. An opti will obviously still get you getter. I believe this part is incorrectly labeled as ADA3700CFBOX, it should still be ADA3700BNBOX, but the stepping will end in CF. Per AMD's website.
Pros: Boot times are very fast. Small tight drive.
Cons: Failed for me, and looks like a high percentage of users here. I did a fresh install with all new up to date hardware. It went into my HTPC, so when it failed after two weeks of use, it took awhile for me to get the RMA process started. I went and bought a standard 64mb cache drive in its place while I await replacement, and that's running smoothly.
Overall Review: Not sure I'll trust the replacement, but maybe I'll give it a shot with the other drive there for backup, just in case.
Pros: FAST! SILENT! Small.
Cons: After 1 month of use it now reboots my system on random occasions and won't re-appear without a cold boot. I'm using this on my HTPC which actually gets very little use. It's a pretty straightforward system with this as the system drive, and all media stored on a separate NAS. I have already confirmed that the drive needs to be RMA'd on the OCZ forums. One this to be aware of, some of the "experts" there recommend that this drive is too "fast" for lesser systems; which sound like horsepoopy to me.
Overall Review: Disappointing that newegg only has a 60-day replacement policy, and a no refund policy. Now I have to deal with a manufacturer, which I could of done shopping through any site.
Very Nice Looking cPVA Panel
Pros: Great colors and contrast.
Cons: Very slight color shift when out of viewing position. Reported ghosting, though I've never noticed.
Overall Review: Unless you're a hard core gamer, you'll love this monitor over any of the TN panels, especially if you're in photo editing, or watching video. At the sale price, I purchased 3!
Pros: Never got a working one.
Cons: 3 Different working PSU's say the same thing in both case and test bench. DOA everytime. Sounds like a great board, but I'll avoid.
Overall Review: Annoying waste of other parts sitting around for weeks. Hopefully they'll all work when ever I can get a working motherboard.