Date Joined: 11/24/07
Pros: Much more versatile than a sealed CPU cooler.
Price is right - $99.99.
Cons: None identified.
Pros: Light weight and durable for about $10.00 a piece.
Cons: Learning curve, just need to use it. Nothing will replace my cast iron for frying pork chops or chicken. This is great for everything else!
Overall Review: After washing with mild soap and drying, wipe it down with white vinegar; viola no more hard water spots and shines like new!
Pros: Read my other thoughts:
This card burns through BF3, Metro 2033, Crysis, etc.
Quiet, stable, and fast.
Got this on a weekend deal for $329.99AR, I have never been burned by Gigabyte on a rebate.
Cons: Read my other thoughts:
Two Gigabyte Wingforce GTX 560 in SLI beat this card but run in the 70C to do it.
Overall Review: When I first booted to this card it would not run stable at it's rated clock, I UNDER clocked it to 750MHz and it ran well.
It was not getting enough voltage for 795MHz., I'm not talking about PSU voltage, but what the card's voltage regulators were providing.
I have ALWAYS had good results with Gigabyte's tech support, so I thought I would try them before an RMA back to the EGG.
Flashed the card's BIOS to F33 and this thing has a whole lot of head room.
Rock solid stable at 875MHz and only 1.063mv, temps have not exceeded 56C.
Google the review on this card to see what it can OC to, 1005MHz on air!
Pros: Works with all CORE I7 chip sets, X58 through X79. American company, best customer support of all the RAM companies. Do your homework and then go with Mushkin!
Overall Review: I have used Mushkin for over 5 years and countless other brands, none equal to Mushkin.
Pros: After 24 hours of bench marking my avg score was WOW, hit 26,468 in 3D Mark Vantage at stock clocks! Going to be a customers choice winner for $209.95. Smokes my SLI GTX 560 and bests my GTX 570 by 3,000 points. With manual fan control; idle 33c 45% fan, Load 60c 72% after 2 hours on FurMark in an ANTEC 1100 case, all air cooled, CORE I7.
Cons: That I didn't buy 2 for that price!
Overall Review: Newegg should allow screen shot uploads, JPEG, etc.
Pros: Multiple video connection types to choose from, temps (low 30c at idle), overclocking ability and price (140.00 AR).
Cons: No mini HDMI port, maybe?
Overall Review: SLI'd this on top of a Gigabyte GV-N56GOC-1GI (another great card!), hit 26,000 on the first run through 3D Mark Vantage with no tweaks!
Runs all new games well alone, tears them up in SLI! You can have a GTX 580 for less than $280.00 if you shop.
Get this card and don't look back, there is always going to be lemons, that's why they make lemonade!
Pros: Rock Solid and plenty of O/C head room you'll never need. After Burner 2.1 for fan control capped at 70%, idles low 30's high of 58 C. I am playing modern PC titles with settings maxed, at 1910 x 1080p with very playable 50+ fps minimum (maybe the Intel i7 CPU helps).
I wonder how many people blame to high of video settings when the problem is network connection, ping, jitter, bandwidth?
Overall Review: First MSI card ever, will buy from again. I have always leaned toward ATI cards, but for $288.99, plus I already got the $30.00 rebate, well you decide!
Pros: I have used a dozen different switches prior to this one that ranged from zero to maybe 3.5 eggs.
This is the switch the Oracle prophesied!
Pros: Nice! Easy 4 eggs.
Cons: That I almost didn't buy it because of the low egg reviews. I don't think there is any problem with the soldering iron, mine "smoked" also but solders like a champ!
Overall Review: The answer is in the reviews, you just have to read them carefully!
Pros: I got the rebate, submittal time lines are tight, but they did send it fast also, less than 30 days start to finish. Will fit a Prolima Megahalems heatsink, 160mm tall, but side fan must be moved to the outside of the door, looks fine to me and works just as well. Very good cable management, excellent air flow (got be in the top 5 to 10%). Will accept GTX 295 size video cards, but will block 1 HDD bay (7 instead of 8). Well built, good looking case that I would term as the perfect compromise between the best mid towers and top tier full towers.
Cons: None, this is a whole lot of very good case for the money!
Overall Review: None.
Pros: My first DOA board, why is that a Pro, one word, Newegg! The best Pro about this board is that it does not have any Cons! It is not component or hardware picky (still do your homework), runs cool, overclocks like crazy, and is rock solid stable. I want to give ASUS (the company) a Pro; "thank you for having such limited tech support, because of you I have become very competent with regards to trouble shooting computer issues and tech savvy". This is a great first build motherboard!
Overall Review: OS; XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32 and 64bit). HD's; Western Digital and Seagate. RAM; Mushkin, Corsair, (1.8 to 2.2 volts). Optical Disks; Asus, Samsung, and Lite-on. Video Cards; ATI 4850, and 4870, Nvidia 8800 GT to GTX 295.
Pros: Stable, noise fine, cable length fine for a mid tower, added to my short list of PSU makers, would buy again.
Cons: Don't like rebates!
Overall Review: Short list of PSU makers; Xigmatek, Mushkin, Corsair, now OCZ!
Pros: Price (AR)=$74.49 total, temperatures = 39c idle to 57c max, very stable OC with catalyst control center of 690 MHz gpu clock/1188 MHz memory clock, game L4D all settings max w/4xAA and 4xAS 1650x1050 22" monitor, FPS = 76 avg. and it will fit a uBTX motherboard.
Cons: None so far, but I'm not sure how I should feel about my GTX295 now.
Overall Review: Vista ultimate 64bit, Gigabyte mid tower, 3x120mm fans (including the cpu fan), Thermalright SI-128 heatsink, 8Gb of Mushkin DDR2 (Mushkin rocks), Corsair 520 watt PSU, Q6600 cpu, Asus P5Q motherboard (stock speed).
Pros: Modular, lifetime warrenty-somebody wrote about it being only 3 years called xigmatek and they said lifetime repair or replace. more amps. than my Corsair 850 PSU thats not modular. It cost less than $130.00 after I got the rebate, thats right I got the rebate. Standard form factor size, Real person answers the phone.
Cons: The sticker, but you can't see it when installed.
Overall Review: OC Q6600, Running 2 x GTX295 without any problems (2 x GT8800 before), 5 x fans, 4 x 500Gb HD, 2 x DVD burners, fan controller, floppy drive, card reader, in full tower Gigabyte 3D Mars and no cable length problems.
Pros: Price, compatability, performance.
Overall Review: Intel MB, 965 chip set, centrino dual core, 800mhz fsb.
Pros: Installation and set up, 180.xx drivers, highest temp. 68c, OC 700mhz stable, fan noise, Far Cry 2 free, total price $239.99, 90 step up. I'm averaging 64fps on DX10 Crysis, COH, etc. with settings at max or very close to max at 1680 x 1050. I can post higher bench marks with my GTX280 and my 4870x2, but my ego is the only thing that can justify the performance gains over the GTX260 Cr. 216.
Cons: My ego.
Overall Review: ASUS P5Q, Q6600 @ 3.2ghz, 8g Mushkin DDR2 @ 1000+mhz, WD/HD (AAKS) Vista Ultimate 64bit (all stable for more than one year), eVGA precision v1.3.3.