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Michael L.

Michael L.

Joined on 12/04/05

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Most Favorable Review

SUPER!!!!

GIGABYTE GA-X48T-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-X48T-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: SUPER!!! I love this mobo. Works with Quad 2.5 GHz processor, Heat sinks under mobo helps cool processor and chipset. Installed PC310600 and easily detects without configuration.

Cons: none really, except for the price. But if you want quality it is well worth the price.

Overall Review: If you are installing Windows Vista, only install important updates, one of the recommended updates that was installed ended up making me lose my mouse control. But i think that is due to vista and not the mobo. Oh. Also if you install a separate heat sink make sure it's not one that you have to use a separate holder to lock the heat sink. The heat sink under the processor is a little big so it will not fit. If you had a normal heatsink it should work with no problem. I had to cut the place holders to make it fit.

Most Critical Review

LOUD

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD1200BEVS 120GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD1200BEVS 120GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: The hard drive works, it's fast does what it is suppose to.

Cons: It's loud, louder than my computer hard drive. Vibrates a lot.

Overall Review: I Have a VAIO SZ140P it's a little bigger than the original hard drive but it fits. i think that's what causes the vibration.

Great

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 - Core 2 Quad Yorkfield Quad-Core 2.5 GHz LGA 775 95W Processor - EU80580PJ0606M
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 - Core 2 Quad Yorkfield Quad-Core 2.5 GHz LGA 775 95W Processor - EU80580PJ0606M

Pros: Works great, a big upgrade from a P4 2.0 Ghz. For an OEM this is cheap, with processors i'm usually iffy about buying OEM because i do not know if it was damage or not, but when i received it and installed it worked perfectly and so far no problem.

Cons: 7.5 multiplier, but i believe it really doesn't matter the processor still runs fast and does not use that much CPU usage.

SUPER!!

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB (512MB x 2) GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100221SR
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB (512MB x 2) GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100221SR

Pros: It's beautiful, runs my games and movies extremely smooth. Had a Nvidia 6600 so it's a big upgrade, my Nvidia ran well with games but when a lot of people are logged on it lagged my video. ATI does have a better quality when you are watching a movie. Games comparison, All the new videocards can almost handle any game so it doesn't matter if you get a videocard that give you a few FPS difference, ATI is cheaper.

Cons: It's HUGE. if you get this card it is recommended that you get a case that can fit it, i got a full tower so i can have good airflow and fit this card and maybe in the future Crossfire it.

Love Them...

CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN3X2048-1333C9DHX
CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN3X2048-1333C9DHX

Pros: Work with Giga-byte 48xt. Even without increaing the volt it runs my system nice and smooth.

Cons: none. It's corsair can't go wrong.

Not Bad

Seagate BarraCuda ES.2 ST3500320NS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda ES.2 ST3500320NS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: It's quiet, great storage, decent for the price you are paying.

Cons: I don't know if anyone else had this problem but my jumper on the HD was half missing, so i had to use a flat head to pull it out, felt like i almost broke the jumper. (The jumper is used to set the Hard drive to 1.5 GB/sec to 3.0 GB/sec. When you work the drive it make noises but it's not super loud, much more quiet than my old HD which was 6 years old.

Overall Review: I wouldn't mind buying another one to RAID, but then i'd probably use it as a secondary storage.