Date Joined: 08/09/07
Pros: This thing cooled down my P4 650 to 37 Degrees Celsius on idle versus 48 with the stock cooler. My CPU went above 70 degrees with the stock HSF, now it doesn't go above 55. Its so passive, that without the fan on it keeps my cpu at 45 degrees. It fits in my Xion Solaris MID-ATX case.
Cons: I didn't buy it sooner.
Overall Review: It is a bit difficult to install if you leave your motherboard in. All in all, it took me about 10 minutes, including cleaning off my old thermal grease and reseating the cpu. Take the fan off of the heatsink when you install it, it will make it so much easier.
Pros: I got this board after my old Biostar blew out. Great board. No issues.
Cons: Had to get rid of my DDR and 6600GT, but I had to get with the times anyway.
Overall Review: I thought this was an mATX board, it is a full ATX. Had to rearange a few things in my Mid-ATX case.
Pros: I got the X1650, not the pro. But, this is a great card. Plays BF2 maxed out, plays Test Drive Unlimited at 1024x768 on high with anti aliasing. Great card for the money. Beats the pants off of my 7200gs. Fast shipping.
Overall Review: P4 650 @ 3.4ghz, 3gb DDR2 667, Asus P5LD2, 256mb HIS x1650, Vantec dual fan pci card slot cooler, Datstor 5.25 drive cooler, pci slot blower above gfx card, additional 80mm fans, Logisys 575w SLi psu
Pros: It has soo much power. With 25 amps on the 12V rail, it'll handle almost anything you need. Dual fans, love the color.
Cons: Gets Hot. If you dont use all of the plugs, make sure you have somewhere to put them; they are heavy and there are lots of left over wires.
Overall Review: Had a dead psu so bought it. Works perfectly.
Pros: This is a great laptop. Paired it with Windows Xp, and it was amazing. This thing is a powerhouse. It has 128mb of dedicated video memory, and you can allocate up to 128mb more. Its Core Duo packs a punch as well. It plays Counter Strike Source perfectly. I purchased this on sale at Best Buy for $549. 4200rpm hard drive is a great battery saver. 3+ Hours. DVD-RAM drive is great. Very light for a 14.1" laptop, rivals my old NC4000 at just 0.8lbs heavier.
Cons: Left speaker blew out about a week after I bought it. Sluggish 4200rpm hard drive.
Overall Review: Gateway technical support are great. Very helpful, and they replaced my speaker in 4 business days, and payed for everything, including shipping. Runs great on 1gb, but will upgrade to 2 soon. And, if you want real performance, got to a 7200rpm hard drive.* But it will void your warranty.