Date Joined: 08/19/05
Pros: This thing is FAST! Quiet too. Like a ninja. A ninja that burns things really quick. You'd think that this supposed 2M cache is really 8M the way it performs
Cons: This thing isn't really a ninja. Or is it? Does anyone really use litescribe? If they do, is it really better than just using a sharpie? I will continue to have a negative attitude toward it.
Overall Review: I've gone through quite a number of burners and this one takes the cake. And runs away with it. Never to be seen again. At this price it's almost stealing - it's the best burner you can get at such a low cost.
Pros: Can't hear them spin, they don't vibrate at all, 16mb cache, truly fast, Western Digital is so reliable. OEM means you save money, why bother with retail?
Cons: I can't fit anymore INside my case.
Overall Review: But these. Right now. Even if you don't have a computer and don't know what they are. Tell your friends. Tell strangers. They'll be impressed and want to invite you over for ice cream parties.
I got them and put 'em in my computer. I had ice cream. It was great.
Pros: Faster than a cheetah taking down a fat kid. Overclocks very well. I've thrown games and a lot of video rendering at this thing and all it does is laugh and come up with 'your momma' jokes like it's just killing time doing your tasks.
Cons: Price, crazy stock fan that is both loud AND obnoxious.
Overall Review: I replaced the stock fan with a Thermaltake Bigwater 735 and it's much more quiet. It didn't heat up too much with a basic config but if you like to tweak it does get hot.
Does not in fact talk about anyone's mom but will EASILY outperform anything she could do on any other processor.
Pros: Heatsinks work fairly well, sli ready, fast and quiet raids all over the place, onboard audio is dreamy, well written manual and really easy to set up. No problem posting at all. Comes with everything you need - even optional fans for passive/water cooling.
Cons: What is everybody talking about? You're giving this thing a bad rep! Cheesy stock software but BIOS worked flawlessly and drivers installed without a hitch.
Overall Review: I read a lot of reviews both here on NEgg and editorial reviews before commiting to this mobo and honestly can't imagine why this one would give anyone a problem. Setting it up and posting was a dream.
Asus P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe
Intel Core 2 Extreme x6800
Cooler Master RS-550 PSU
Corsair XMS2 Pro 2GB Ram
2x WDCaviar SE16 320GB SATA2 HDD
2x Nvidia 7950GT in SLI
Bigwater 735 Liquid Cooling
Pros: Large for a mid! Excellent wiring capabilities with some modifications. Superb airflow design. Love where the I/O panel is! No tools!
Cons: Who wrote (or translated) the manual? Poor job there. Just one fan? Ew. I think the aluminum columns and the Centurion logo on the front are kind of silly but, you know, that's just my opinion on the aesthetics. Cooler Master DOES have a side panel with a window that they sell seperately. It looks amazing with it but I had to look all over to get one.
Overall Review: This case is great - Cooler Master could have made it much better with extra fans though. All in all I still recommend it after being very picky.
Pros: Reminded me of Ecto Cooler. this thing keeps things cool! The fan is way more silent then the stock CPU fan. Installing it was real easy and it looks great inside my case.
Cons: If you aren't comfortable with working on your own computer have someone do this for you. This is an above average set up that requires time and patience - that is not a con at all, it's a friendly warning to those do-it-yourself-ers that have never worked on a PC before. Otherwise, it was a lot of fun.
Overall Review: I have an Intel Core 2 Extreme (You have to yell Extreme, otherwise no one will know what you're talking about) X6800 and the stock fan is super loud and never shuts up. This cooler keeps things quiet and cool. Before this cooler I ran a top heat of 52C. Now I can barely get it above 40C. Amazing.
Pros: It's a stable and trustworthy OS that is relentless with updates and correcting itself when it can't perform - which is very rare.
Cons: M$oft won't allow you to install it onto more than one system (mobo).
Pros: Thinner than most cards with fans and although they don't look as strong as fans, the heatsinks do a fine job of keeping the gpu's cool. Highest I've seen the temp get while pummeling my system is 56 degrees.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: I have two of these cards running in SLI on my ASUS P5N32 Deluxe mobo and I'm convinced it can make anything look good. It laughs at Doom 3, FEAR, Half Life 2, GRAW - you name it. Nvidia software is amazing as well.
Pros: Low heat, cool lights, fast on my Asus P5n32.
Cons: Pricey. Doesn't come with a burger and a fries. Just silly lights that don't do anything other than blink. Yeah it looks cool but really, is it worth the cash?
Overall Review: For the cost these little sticks should summon monsters to do my bidding. Honestly, with Corsair's brilliant quality it wouldn't surprise me if they could do that one day.
Pros: SLI ready, fan is quiet, shiny black honeycomb finish, lots of connections. Lights on the fan are neat-o.
Cons: None. Even the manual was well written which is surprising for anything printed from Cooler Master.
Overall Review: The wiring coming out of this thing is kind of stiff and uneasy to manage because there's so much but that really isn't a complaint. It's just like every PSU.
Pros: Much nicer than any picture of it on the internet.Toolless assembly and smooth steel edges with lots of room. Great airflow, great I/O panel, usb/fwire location.
Cons: Loves to collect smudgy fingerprints, terrible manual not helpful to first timers, had to buy side panel with window seperately.
Overall Review: The Centurion logo is silly but can easily be forgotten. Same with the two aluminum "support" columns on the front. I know these are just aesthetic but that's half of what a case is for. Either way, it's been a great case and I would recommend it.