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Jason L.

Jason L.

Joined on 09/19/06

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Most Favorable Review

Great

CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 DRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMW32GX4M4C3200C16W
CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 DRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMW32GX4M4C3200C16W

Pros: Great RAM. I added this on an AsRock steel legend b450m and all 4 sticks worked no problem. XMP worked with no issues, though I haven’t tried any manual oc’ing so I can’t comment on that. Going from 8gb of 2400mhz to 32gb of 3200mhz has made a world of difference, and my pc is running more smooth due to not using all my system ram, I love it. The white color adds a beautiful aesthetic that help compliment a nice build.

Cons: For me this ram is great. My only complaint is that with the rgb I have it set to white to match my color theme. Two of the sticks produce very white colored rgb, while two have a slight blueish tint to them. It’s not too noticeable, but it is there. Any other colors work great.

Overall Review: I love this ram, it looks great, and all sticks worked fine right out of the box. Passed memtest with no issues. It is a bit expensive compared to some other brands but white parts always seem to cost a little more. Such is the premium for aesthetics. Highly recommended.

Most Critical Review

Decent OS

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

Pros: This is a decent OS that is a pleasure to look at, has some nice features, and is easy to install. Purchased this for a new budget gaming rig and so far I have no real complaints as to how it performs.

Cons: This is more of a personal preference than a con but I can't say I really care for the new taskbar set up. As I grow more accustomed to it though I'm hoping that changes.

Overall Review: As I stated above, this is a decent OS. The reason I only gave it 3 stars instead of 5 though is because I think I was expecting more. After seeing all the commercials on TV, and all the previews I read I was expecting something that would blow me away, so to say. But rather I feel like it's just a prettier version of Vista with a few improvements maybe. But, in stating that, let me be the first to say that I am just an average user, and I don't do much aside from gaming and web browsing. For those that delve deeper maybe it does live up to all the hype. So overall I could have stuck with Vista 64 and been just as satisfied. I see no real improvement gaming, though I read a lot of previews that stated that this OS would be better than Vista for it. Other than that, if you are just an average user like me and you already have Vista installed, I see no real reason to upgrade to 7 unless you are interested in DX11, (which currently I am not, still too early).

Good RAM

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL

Pros: Great RAM, good price.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Got this ram for a budget gaming rig and am more than satisfied. It's fast and stable. First time using DDR3 and am pretty impressed. NZXT GAMMA Classic Series Case Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P Phenom II X4 955 BE XFX Radeon 4890 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1333 Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Drive BFG Tech GS-550 550W PSU WD Caviar Black 1TB

Great Card

XFX Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card HD-489X-ZSFC
XFX Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card HD-489X-ZSFC

Pros: Great card for the price. It's fast. Not terribly large so it fits my mid tower perfectly. Only needs two six pin connectors. Drivers have been great so far, no issues at all on any of my games.

Cons: Can run warm, but I knew that when buying it so not really a con.

Overall Review: I got this card for a new budget gaming rig and am absolutly amazed. This thing is fast, powerful, and handles everything I have at max setting. According to the reviews on here it seems with this card you have about a one in eight chance of getting a defective card, but fortunatly I got a great one. Not so great for overclocking though, but that might just be this card. Every chip is different. Not to worried about overclocking anyway, it's enough as is at stock speeds. NZXT GAMMA Classic Series Case Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P Phenom II X4 955 BE XFX Radeon 4890 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1333 Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Drive BFG Tech GS-550 550W PSU WD Caviar Black 1TB

Nie PSU

BFG Tech GS-550 550 W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
BFG Tech GS-550 550 W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Nice PSU. Sleeved cables are a nice touch and make for easy cable management. Decent amount of connectors for midrange build.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I was a bit skeptical about buying this PSU after reading some negetive reviews about the GS series, but after having it for a couple weeks now and running it for hours daily, I have zero complaints. NZXT GAMMA Classic Series Case Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P Phenom II X4 955 BE XFX Radeon 4890 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1333 Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Drive BFG Tech GS-550 550W PSU WD Caviar Black 1TB

Good for the price

Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B
Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B

Pros: Does what it's supposed to. It's Sony. Cheap price.

Cons: Sometimes a bit loud.

Overall Review: Great for the price minus the occssional noise issue.