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Sherry B.

Sherry B.

Joined on 05/04/06

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review
AVerMedia AVerTV Combo PCIe MCE ATSC/NTSC/QAM Tuner Card w/MCE Remote & L-P Bracket 7 95522 96066 5 PCI-Express x1 Interface
AVerMedia AVerTV Combo PCIe MCE ATSC/NTSC/QAM Tuner Card w/MCE Remote & L-P Bracket 7 95522 96066 5 PCI-Express x1 Interface

Pros: Clear QAM works with Vista MCE TV Pack without having to locate experimental drivers as the Hauppauge requires. Everything you need is included in the box. Picture is good with both HD and SD clear QAM.

Cons: No documentation for what the 8 to 10 pin cable is for. It is for front panel AV connections. Would be better if both tuners could function as digital or analog instead of one of each.

Overall Review: I have 2 media centers. One has the AverMedia and the other has an Hauppauge 2250. The AverMedia works right out of the box. The Hauppauge requires you to locate beta drivers to get clear QAM in MCE. The Hauppauge drops channels and I have to re-scan at least once a week. Have never had a dropped channel or had to re-scan with the AverMedia

Most Critical Review

Dead Pixels

HP Laptop ProBook Intel Core i5 4th Gen 4200M (2.50GHz) 4GB Memory 128 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 4600 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 450 G1 (G4S55UT#ABA)
HP Laptop ProBook Intel Core i5 4th Gen 4200M (2.50GHz) 4GB Memory 128 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 4600 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 450 G1 (G4S55UT#ABA)

Pros: Fast and well equipped

Cons: Dead pixels after a month, and more and more occurring everyday.

As others have warned here., no post

GIGABYTE GA-G41MT-S2PT LGA 775 Intel G41 + ICH7 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-G41MT-S2PT LGA 775 Intel G41 + ICH7 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: ?

Cons: Doesn't post.

Loses USB Function

ASUS KGPE-D16 SSI EEB Server Motherboard
ASUS KGPE-D16 SSI EEB Server Motherboard

Pros: Accepts lots of RAM.

Cons: USB ports stop working after restarting

Beware if you use SLI or Crossfire

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Inexpensive, Solid, lots of fans can be added, roomy.

Cons: Bottom mount power supply

Overall Review: For the price this is an excellent case. The reason I gave it 3 stars is because the power supply mounts on the bottom of the case. The problem with this is that it will prevent you from using the last PCIe x16 slot if you are doing an SLI or Crossfire with 3 cards.

Ridiculously large

COOLER MASTER X6 Elite RR-X6NN-18PK-R1 Honeycomb Design 120mm Long Life Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 2011/1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
COOLER MASTER X6 Elite RR-X6NN-18PK-R1 Honeycomb Design 120mm Long Life Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 2011/1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+

Pros: Looks cool?

Cons: Huge Blocks first PCIe x16 slot Doesn't fit over RAM without modifying it Taller than the case, side panel bows.

Overall Review: This is a poorly engineered piece of junk. Very frustrating that Intel stopped providing HSF with the socket 2011 CPU's leaving us with these kind of choices. Cooler Master has been doing this for a long time, I expected a much better product.