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Brian P.

Brian P.

Joined on 11/24/07

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Most Favorable Review

I GOT THE REBATE

AZZA Solano 1000 Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case
AZZA Solano 1000 Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case

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.

10/24/2009

Larkooler

Akust WC02-0004-AKS Larkooler SkyWater 330 - All-in-one Extreme Universal PC Liquid Cooling System
Akust WC02-0004-AKS Larkooler SkyWater 330 - All-in-one Extreme Universal PC Liquid Cooling System

Pros: Much more versatile than a sealed CPU cooler. Price is right - $99.99. Easy install.

Cons: None identified.

Cuisinart 77-14 Chef's Classic Stainless 14-Piece Cookware Set

Cuisinart 77-14 Chef's Classic Stainless 14-Piece Cookware Set
Cuisinart 77-14 Chef's Classic Stainless 14-Piece Cookware Set

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!

GIGABYTE GV-N580UD-15I

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card GV-N580UD-15I
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card GV-N580UD-15I

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!

Mushkin RAM

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 997043
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 997043

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!

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I have used Mushkin for over 5 years and countless other brands, none equal to Mushkin.

EVGA GTX 480

EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 015-P3-1480-KR
EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 015-P3-1480-KR

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.