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Ernesto M.

Ernesto M.

Joined on 09/01/05

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Most Favorable Review

Update on blinking/flickering issues.

SAMSUNG 920N 19" SXGA 1280 x 1024 D-Sub LCD Monitor
SAMSUNG 920N 19" SXGA 1280 x 1024 D-Sub LCD Monitor

Pros: Lots of viewing room. Nice bright display. No dead pixels.

Cons: Earlier I wrote a review remarking on scanning issues, where the screen had horizontal lines that were blinking, flickering, moving up and down. (Kind of like the effect you get when you record a CRT TV with a camcorder) That seems to have just disappeared, and everything is working fine now. If anything changes, I'll update the review.

Overall Review: No dvi input, which is a drawback if I ever get a new video card. However, right now I'm using onboard geforce6100 graphics so I decided to save some money and buy this analog display.

Most Critical Review
SAMSUNG 920N 19" SXGA 1280 x 1024 D-Sub LCD Monitor
SAMSUNG 920N 19" SXGA 1280 x 1024 D-Sub LCD Monitor

Pros: Lots of viewing space, bright, easy to setup. No dead or stuck pixels.

Cons: After two weeks of using this monitor I am experience backlight issues. The screen flickers and blinks. This is most noticeable on solid color backgrounds. When I set the desktop background to solid black I see about 4 horizontal lines that flicker, blink. This does not seem to be a dead pixel issue as nothing seems to be dead or stuck. The colors change without problem, but the blinking, flickering persists no matter what. It seems I will have to RMA this with Samsung.

Not Really For Small Ears

Sennheiser CX 485 3.5mm Connector In-Ear Stereo Earphone
Sennheiser CX 485 3.5mm Connector In-Ear Stereo Earphone

Pros: Once you get a good seal the sound is pretty good. Not nearly as good as Sennheiser 280 Pros, but pretty decent for 20 bucks.

Cons: I bought these because I read they were good for small ears. They fit into my ear canals just fine but the earphone frame (The gold part) is way too thick and presses against the cartilage of my ear. It's too painful to wear these for me for longer than 10-15 minutes.

Overall Review: Pretty good sound for 20 bucks. Too bad they didn't fit me.

Good PSU

Thermaltake TR2 W0070 430W ATX 12V 2.2  Power Supply
Thermaltake TR2 W0070 430W ATX 12V 2.2 Power Supply

Pros: Used this power supply for my first computer build. The 20 plus 4 converter was great, as my socket 754 motherboard used a 20 pin. Runs quiet, no problems so far.

Cons: The wires although sleeved are still a little tough to keep neat.

Great Ram

CORSAIR 512MB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model VS512MB400
CORSAIR 512MB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model VS512MB400

Pros: Not much to be said here. Installation was a breeze and this is solid no frills ram.

Cons: None so far.

Solid PCU

AMD Sempron 64 3100+ - Sempron 64 Palermo Single-Core 1.8 GHz Socket 754 Processor - SDA3100BXBOX
AMD Sempron 64 3100+ - Sempron 64 Palermo Single-Core 1.8 GHz Socket 754 Processor - SDA3100BXBOX

Pros: Ok, so this is a Sempron 64 chip. It's not going to perform at cutting edge levels nor is it going to be an overclocking workhorse. What this chip can do, is handle all of an average user's computing needs.In fact, while not blazing, it is much faster than one would expect. Browsing, email, word processing are all fast. I can convert lossless shn's or flacs to mp3s quickly. It works great for watching videos (using onboard geforce6100 graphics) and it plays CIV4 smoothly. I've used photoshop with this, but haven't run the rest of Adobe's suite yet. Pretty much, if you're in the 90percent of computer users that is not going to play Halo 2 at the fastest frames per second, and or use 5 of Adobe's programs simultaneously, this computer chip will do the job for you, and at a budget.

Cons: Wish it had a higher cache, but its worked great for me so far.

Overall Review: Would definitely buy this again. However, I'm curious as to when Newegg will sell the socket 939 semprons, as the 754 do not allow for dual ram settings.