Date Joined: 11/08/05
Pros: Seemed to work when plugged into ps3, no extra power wires
Cons: Did not work for calibrating the the ps3 move and the controller. It would always fail.
Overall Review: The instruction say compatible with usb 1.1 but this was not listed on the website.
Pros: So far so go. Booted up first try with i5 2500k, 2x2gb Gskill F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL, Nvidia 9800 gtx, intel 120gb ssd. Bios is pretty straight forward.
Cons: The SATA 3 ports are right under the video card, so annoying. Why couldn't they be out in the open like the rest of the SATA ports? Not the end of the world though.
Overall Review: When it posts it makes a couple beeps, i'm used to only one beep...
Pros: Quiet, good air flow, very solid, thumb screws on the main cover make opening the case a breeze.
Cons: The only con i have is that there is not enough room for the video cards. I originally had a 8800 gts in here and the back of the card was very snug up to the hard drives. At one time i had 2 8800gts in this thing and things got really tight. You are limited to only 2/3 hd's at this point. All the wires would meet in the middle.
Then i upgraded to a 9800 gtx+. This card is longer then the 8800gts. The back of the card protrudes into 2 hd slots. I will not be able to buy a 280 card because these are longer and i would actually have to cut out part of the hd rack to make it fit.
Overall Review: i have owned this thing for over a year now and it is the best case so far.
Pros: The RMA process with ASUS wasn't that bad.
SLI works, kinda, wish it did in Crysis anyway, ha! COD4 maxxed with 2 8800gts at 1680x1050 sits at +90 fps.
Cons: I reviewed this earlier and posted about putting in 4 sticks 1 gig. After about a month i came home and the computer was off. It wouldn't post. I pulled everything out and reset cmos and still nothing. Called ASUS to RMA, after 3 weeks got a new board.
Overall Review: Reinstalled everything and it posted, set the memory bus to 700mhz like last time, i didn't up the voltage or adjust the timings. I don't know what happened to the last board but i am guessing it had something to do with the upped NB voltage and the tighter timings. Looking for a 2x2gig memory setup to get some speed out of the memory.
Pros: Started up on first try. Easy bios menu to navigate. I think it will overclock really well.
Cons: Had issues when i bought 2 more sticks of GSkill ram. 2 gig worked great. 4 gigs was a problem, very unstable, memtest failed. Upped the north bridge voltage to 1.55v, lowered the ram from 800 to 700, set times to 4-4-4-12 and it has been running great ever sense.
Overall Review: Thank goodness for google in helping me find a solution to this problem. with 4 sticks at stock speeds it wouldn't even turn on.
Pros: This is the second set i have bought. First set worked great, i was able to OC slightly without any issues.
Cons: I put this in my ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus mobo along with the first set and it crashed alot. I ended up lowering the mem fsb to 700 and set the timings to 4-4-4-12 along with north bridge voltage to 1.55. Works fine now.
Overall Review: Worked great when i only had 2 gigs, had to do some work to get 4 gigs to work. Like i said i've read it is an issue with the mobo.
Pros: Very fun, good graphics. action going on everywhere. The stuff that the people say is a riot, might get old after awhile though. Keep the kiddies out of the room.
Cons: Hmm, i am not good enough at it yet?
Overall Review: Runs good on my vista build
asus 680i mobo
xfx 8800gts 640mb
2gigs of gskill
Update to 1.7 for the dx10.
Pros: Fun game, sharp graphics, unique style of play. Supports widescreen res!
Cons: Having to have a Live subscription to find servers to play on.
Overall Review: Runs great on my machine.
2 gig gskill
ASUS 680i mobo
XFX 8800GTS 640MB
vista ultimate x64
Worst OS ever? I am not having any problems with it now. Learn to google.
Pros: first run with 3dmark05 was 16500ish. bf 2142 maxed out is so beautiful. cod2 at 1680 x 1050 max settings runs at 70+ fps, even in the foggiest areas.
Cons: loud fan, but what card doesn't?
Overall Review: running with an e6750 intel.
huge step up from my p4 agp 7800gs
Pros: Solid, well built, Easy to open panel. quiet. Will buy again.
Cons: mobo sat about a mm too low so the lower 2 usb's are slighty hard to plug in.
Overall Review: I put in a antec trio with a 120mm fan and the first time i turned it on i had to open the case to make sure the fans were on, so quiet.
Pros: I bought this to replace my 6800GS. I recently picked up a new 22in wide screen, native res is 1680x1050. Playing COD2 and HL2 became difficult at this res. sniping in COD2 on a foggy level would drop fps to 15ish, all setting on normal, directX 7. Game would crash too. This card brought me back to highest settings in directX7, lowest fps while sniping is 40ish range, directX9 would run in the 30 range while not sniping, HL2 is much better too.
Cons: None - Last upgrade for this old machine.
The 6800GS did fine on these games when i was running at a lower res, higher res killed it though.
Overall Review: 2.4G P4, 1 gig ram dual channel, 2x80gig raid 0. Win XP.
Pros: Still works after a couple of weeks
Cons: The IDE cable is junk. I tried to use this on a different HD and when i pulled on the cable it snapped right off still connected to the HD. I had to use a pliers to get it out.
Overall Review: Have a spare IDE cable around if you plan to swap HD's.
Pros: Use to install, i was picking up more networks then a laptop on the ground floor, and i was in the basement.
Cons: none, cord for the antenna could have been longer?
Pros: Seems like a good starter card. Plays BF2142 just fine.
Cons: None. There wasn't a power connector on this card, which i thought was odd, i figured all new cards needed a direct power hook up.
Overall Review: Bought this for a friends computer. When i build myself a new computer i might go with this again, cause it was cheap, and wait until the 8800 come down in price.
Pros: Quiet. Plenty of molek<sp?> and sata power connectors. Solid piece of hardware.
Cons: none yet
Overall Review: Built a computer with asus mobo and pentium D 2.8 with one 7300GS and one 160gig HD. Had no problems with this PSU. 500W might have been over kill for this computer, but i won't have to worry about buying a better one in the future
Pros: Somes to be working well so far.
Cons: None yet. Doesn't come with SATA cable. I knew this thinking i had one already, but i didn't so i had to kipe one from work. BB doesn't even carry sata cables.
Overall Review: When i first hooked it up windows xp saw it and i was able to partition it. After a few minutes it seemed to have disconnected itself. I switched which sata port on the mobo i was using and checked the power connection and it hasn't given me any problems since.
Pros: Worked fine.
Cons: I am worried about the cord eventually getting pulled out of the USB plug.
Pros: Bought to use in my phone for music. Worked fine right off the bat.
Pros: So far so good.
Cons: None yet.
Pros: Worked right out of the box. Slapped a 160gig WD drive in. Plugged the power and USB in, flipped the switch and it connected with no problems. Worked better then i hoped actually.
Cons: None, the activity light is bright.
Overall Review: My HD was already partitioned, so i don't know if this is possible with this item.
Pros: Worked right out of the box.
Overall Review: I bought this to replace a retractable mouse just like this because the cord started to rip out of the USB plug. I hope that doesn't happen here, but it isn't re-enforced so it probably will.
Pros: Keeos my p4 2.4ghz below 60c. Had for almost a year now. Cheap price too!
Cons: nonw that i can think of.
Overall Review: I noticed my temps were rising above, so i pulled this and noticed a build up dust. Cleaned it now it is running much cooler again.