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Shane M.

Shane M.

Joined on 06/28/05

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Most Favorable Review

A Screamer

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100269VXLE
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100269VXLE

Pros: - Amazing framerates. Can play all UT3-engine games on max settings. - Crysis on Max Settings - Name me a game. Max settings.

Cons: It's big.

Overall Review: This baby is a work horse like I've never seen. I'm extremely happy with this video card. As long as the game supports it, you can do it. I don't use the Catalyst Control Panel to force anything, so I never have any problems. Amazing. I can see why ATI is winning the war this round.

12/15/2009
Most Critical Review

Fan Structure Bad

Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Computer Gaming Chassis with Dual Oversized 230mm Ultra-Silent Cooling Fans VJ400G1N2Z Mid Tower
Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Computer Gaming Chassis with Dual Oversized 230mm Ultra-Silent Cooling Fans VJ400G1N2Z Mid Tower

Pros: Nice fans. Nice case.

Cons: Fan casings will eventually get in the way of the fans, causing them to fail. Takes between 1/2 year to a year. See video review.

Stay AWAY.

Linksys Wireless-N300 PCI Adapter with Dual-Band (WMP600N)
Linksys Wireless-N300 PCI Adapter with Dual-Band (WMP600N)

Pros: - Mostly plug-and-play - Can obtain a connection to your router.

Cons: - Does NOT maintain a solid connection - Fires garbage, polluting the router for other connections - Linksys never updates drivers - RaLink's latest drivers still don't fix it.

Overall Review: As a Network Administrator, I was nervous going with Linksys to begin with because of their poor reputation obtained after the merger with Cisco. Since this was the only decently rated wifi adapter I could find that was Wireless N at the time, I bit the bullet and did it. Never again. I have had this AP since 2009 and it has never given me anything but trouble. Constant hassle to install drivers (let alone find the latest version), terrible connection quality (200ms+ to talk to the router) and the fact that it messes with the router that you're connected to so it effects EVERYONE ELSE on your connection is where I draw the line. Google "WMP600N drivers high pings" and be shocked. Again, I am a Network Administrator by trade and I warn you to rethink this purchase.

Good cable.

Rosewill RNX-A7B 7ft. RP-SMA to RJ-SMA Extension Cable
Rosewill RNX-A7B 7ft. RP-SMA to RJ-SMA Extension Cable

Pros: Longer than I thought. Everything fits.

Cons: It's a cable, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

Overall Review: Connects to a huge antenna, gets good ping now and great download speed. Worth it.

12/15/2009

Win-7 64-Bit = Don't Buy This Card Yet

Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g, PCI 2.2 and 2.3 32bit PCI2.2 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g, PCI 2.2 and 2.3 32bit PCI2.2 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: - Fits snug - Works well when it works.

Cons: - Had no standard drivers. - Linksys not supporting drivers - Manufacturer Drivers crash computer most of the time.

Overall Review: This is really annoying to me and I will probably avoid Linksys in the future (already have with their routers) and will probably use Rosewill. They have Windows 7 64-bit support on most wireless products and had one sitting around.

12/14/2009

Stunning

Acer X223Wbd 22" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor
Acer X223Wbd 22" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor

Pros: - Beautiful screen. No dead pixels!

Cons: - I don't think there are any really.

Overall Review: I would never buy an Acer computer, but their monitors are wonderful! I decided to buy this monitor because of the price and the rating, and I can see why the rating is so high! You will not be disappointed.