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Adam l.

Adam l.

Joined on 01/28/09

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Most Favorable Review

GIGABYTE M32Q - Best balance of price to features.

GIGABYTE M32Q 32" 165Hz/170Hz(OC) 1440P QHD KVM Gaming Monitor, 2560 x 1440 SS IPS, 0.8ms (MPRT), 94% DCI-P3, HDR Ready, FreeSync Premium, 1x DisplayPort 1.2 (HDR Ready), 2x HDMI 2.0, 3x USB 3.0, 1x USB Type-C
GIGABYTE M32Q 32" 165Hz/170Hz(OC) 1440P QHD KVM Gaming Monitor, 2560 x 1440 SS IPS, 0.8ms (MPRT), 94% DCI-P3, HDR Ready, FreeSync Premium, 1x DisplayPort 1.2 (HDR Ready), 2x HDMI 2.0, 3x USB 3.0, 1x USB Type-C

Overall Review: This monitor is exactly what I needed. I wanted a large ultrawide, but couldn't justify the price per size. this 32" is a great value in that it is large enough to be immersive and it still has all the other specs I wanted like high refresh, IPS etc. I had no dead pixels, no problems with blb. Been working great and I will recommend this to everyone I know. $4000 after rebate is what makes this monitor amazing. totally worth going up from 27".

Most Critical Review

worked for a while

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: mostly worked right for a while. great features.

Cons: underlying code 45 memory controller error after 2 months of irratic problems. 2 weeks ago i sent an email rma request and haven't had a response.

Overall Review: It had so much promise. I want it to work. But no response from customer service is really bad. - I5 2500k sandy - Asrock e4 p67 - Gskill 4x4g 2133 2x (f3-17000cl11d-8gbxl) - 2x Asus DCUII 560 in SLI - SB XFi - Samsung SSDD 120gb (main) SATA6 - Barracuda 2tb SATA6 - Win 7-64 home oem sp1 - Antec 900 - Corsair hx1050 modular - Plextor Blu-RW SATA - 2x Asus CDRW SATA

So far so good

ASUS GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5
ASUS GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5

Pros: This card has done well for me. I have been running 2 in sli for almost a year with no probs at all. They look and feel solid. They are heavy, but thats how cards are these days. I sure it isn't the fastest, but they were a great bang for the buck and out perform much more expensive single cards. I am getting a new mobo soon and might add a third. I can pretty much melt some fps. Bf3 can run with everything max except for the msaa which is 2 x instead of 4x. and texture quality to high from ultra. everything else on and max. This gives me consistent 60-80 fps. the worst load drops me to just shy of 50. With everything max It isnt as smooth, I get 40-50 fps avg and the worst load gets me to low to mid 30's. It just isn't as smooth on max. I kinda want a third to see what itll do 4 me. But I feel it would probably be a waste. 1900*1200 16:10 samsung 26"

Cons: none that I can think of.

Overall Review: Setup I5 2500k oc to 4.2 was asrock extreme 4 p67 , soon to be gig sniper 3 z77 zalman corsair hx1050 16gb gskill 2133 sam ssd 160 2tb bara couple other hdd 2 dvdrw 1 blu/rw HEC 98 98R9B case 2 asus dcuII gtx560's in sli. 1900*1200 16:10 samsung 26", 23" samsung 1080p

big case

HEC 98 98R9BB Black 1.0 mm thickness SECC or aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
HEC 98 98R9BB Black 1.0 mm thickness SECC or aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: GREATEST CASE EVER. seriously my wires never ran so well. the modular mobo is sweet. it is huge inside. its what a case should be. i had never heard of this company, but i bought it on a deal. wow. I grew up using antecs and i always liked em, but this case is soo much biger than my antec900. it is a super case oc vs a mid.

Cons: never heard of them, but i will sing their praise.

Overall Review: buy it regardless of whatever the price is. but <100 is nice I needed the space badly. i52500k oc4.8 asrock x4 p67 zalmann 9800 2x asus dcuII gtx560 in sli corsair x1050 5 various hdd 3 various dvds 16 gskill 2133

11/18/2011

Sweet

Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver
Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver

Pros: I was able to use hdmi cable for connecting everything and it works. Made my bookshelf speaks sound amazing. I need to get about 8 more speakers which are coming soon. I have a vsx-1019 in my other room and i am very happy with this newer version. Since it is in my office an Ethernet connect was close by so i didn't need the expensive wireless connector. When I bought it new-egg had an amazing price which made this the best. I got an uptodate firmware, w/bod sept 2011

Cons: Manual reads like stereo instructions. (sry joke from beetlejuice, nice receivers always have a learning curve)

Overall Review: I hooked up my Samsung un55c8000 to my ps3 and my timewarner cable dvr box all using hdmi cables no prob. 3d looks the same as direct connect. I haven't messed with a whole lot but I was having a little difficulty with getting PC to work with receiver

11/18/2011

perfect

Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BC1067
Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT51264BC1067

Pros: The other guy was right, it took longer to pop em out of the plastic than to install em! Definitely faster boots and overall. went from WE 5.9 to 6.9 highly recommend

Cons: plastic u got to pop em out of. you'll see...

Overall Review: Perfect first time. Toshiba satellite A665-6097. went from 4 to 8 gb. obviously the container needs to be secure, the plastic package is reasonable.