Joined on 04/16/02
Love the case, but room for improvement
Pros: Roomy case with tons of features. (Even ones I can't find a use for.) Most well-ventilated case I've ever seen. Exterior Case and PCI slots have thumbscrews, so easy to open/install without a screw driver. Optical drive bays have quick disconnect brackets so you can remove a DVD player by just pushing a button inside the case and it'll slide right out. (After you disconnect the power and SATA cable, of course.) Also, the front screens, that cover unused 5.25" bays, snap back in if you remove an optical drive from the system and don't want a big hole in the front of the case. All in all, I love the features of the case.
Cons: My only gripe is this: The PCI screw holes in the case don't match up with the screw holes on the PCI devices. I have had to secure my Video Card and Sound Card with zip-ties. It doesn't effect performance in any way, but it's too ghetto not to mention it considering I spent almost $200 on this case.
Overall Review: Aside from the one issue I noted, I couldn't be happier with it.
Defective Series - Do not purchase
Pros: Brand and Warranty.
Cons: Doesn't work. MemTest86+ failed horribly. Currently in process to RMA. Do NOT buy this RAM at all. Get a different model or a different brand. (Especially if this is intended for use in an AMD system.)
Overall Review: I've read numerous other reviews on this an similar 1866 MHZ Corsair products and MANY AMD users are having this same issue. It's an alarming amount for a company like Corsair. First time I have built an AMD for myself since 2002 and I found out, after dealing with Corsair Support, many of their newer Corsair RAM modules are not automatically detected by AMD CPUs/Mobos, so you will likely have to manually enter the Latency, timings, etc in the BIOS. If you are purchasing RAM for an AMD PC, I would look at 1333 MHZ and, possibly, even another brand. I love Corsair, but I will not be pairing them with AMD again. FYI: no overclocking done. (In case you were wondering, I had a short in my 3 yr old ASUS Mobo for my i7 950 and it seemed to make more sense to buy an AMD FX 8350 because it was impossible to buy a NEW board for my old i7. I had to rebuild and I thought I'd try AMD since I could probably buy a new board for their chip 3-5 years after I bought it and avoid the current need to rebuild my system. Just spend $75 on a new board! Hopefully Corsair will handle the quickly and I'll see about using AMD products.)
Non-owner informational Review
Pros: Asus. Great size.
Cons: As other reviewers have noted, no direct DVI input, but it supports HDMI and no doubt uses the HDMI cable to carry sound to the built-in speakers.
Overall Review: For those that want to sure, this is a 27" monitor, per the Asus Product page. Why the listing here on Newegg doesn't say so is beyond me. Display Panel Size: Wide Screen 27.0"(68.6cm) 16:9 True Resolution : 1920x1080 Pixel Pitch : 0.311mm Brightness(Max) : 300 cd/㎡ Contrast Ratio (Max) : 1200:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 50000000:1 Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 170°(H)/160°(V) Response Time : 2ms (Gray to Gray) Display Colors : 16.7M