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Greg A.

Greg A.

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Most Favorable Review

The best 3080 available

MSI Suprim GeForce RTX 3080 10GB GDDR6X PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RTX 3080 SUPRIM X 10G
MSI Suprim GeForce RTX 3080 10GB GDDR6X PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RTX 3080 SUPRIM X 10G

Pros: Directly compared to the STRIX, the Suprim is quieter, faster, cooler, better materials and subjectively looks better. I tested both back to back and couldn't find a single metric where this card was not superior.

Cons: Large, dumps a ton of heat into the case

Overall Review: If you have the space and the ventilation, this is the best 3080 you can buy.

12/27/2020
Most Critical Review

Great when on sale

Archos 502048 OMAP 4 smart multi-core ARM CORTEX A9 1.50GHz 10.1" 1280 x 800 101 G9 Turbo Android Tablet Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Archos 502048 OMAP 4 smart multi-core ARM CORTEX A9 1.50GHz 10.1" 1280 x 800 101 G9 Turbo Android Tablet Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Pros: Cheap, running ICS, Good performance for the price, Large Screen, Better than average resolution

Cons: Hot, Cheap, Plastic, Not Bright, Higher Friction Screen

Overall Review: I purchased this tablet for my wife during a very brief promotion in which I got it for 140 dollars. At that price, it's hard to fault it. However, since any device has pluses and minutes regardless of the price, I'll try to be fair. There was one stuck pixel when I got the device, otherwise the display seems fine. It's not super bright, but still bright enough for any indoor use. Wifi seems fine. Compared to my ASUS TF700t, if feels slow, stripped down, and an entry level device, but that's what it is. The speaker placement is poor and while it's loud when you're holding the device up, if you lay it flat on a table, the sound is completely muffled. The speed is nothing to write home about. It's decent but the display is not nearly as smooth as a tegra 3 device, nor are games as pretty/fluid. For the price, I'd buy it again. But wouldn't pay more than 200 for it. Any more than that and you might as well just get a google nexus 7 and get Tegra 3.

Great board

ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: This board is very well build. The thick PCB along with thoughtful placement of the components made for a sturdy and durable feeing board that was easy to install and I didn't feel like I was going to break it. Everything posted without a hitch and it overclocks like a dream. I've only had the board a day and already achieved a benchmark stable 4.42 ghz overclock on a 920. The bios throws a lot at you at first but after you familiarize yourself with the settings, it's really easy to navigate and figure out what you need to see. I struggled for weeks researching reviews on every x58 board and I finally decided this was the one I wanted. I am completely satisfied with my decision. It may have been more expensive than others on my list, but in a year or two, I'm never going to miss that extra 75 or 100 dollars I spent on this board. I'd much rather have what I'm happy with.

Cons: The size is larger than ATX so in my antec 1200 case, i had to carefully plan out my wiring. It bocked the cutouts almost entirely so I had to have the wiring done before the board went in. Also the EL I/O panel light on the back is already dead. I heard about others having theirs die...had no idea mine would only last a day. Oh well..not worth rma or even a con for the board. Just don't expect the lit IO panel to work for long.

Overall Review: Antec 1200 i7 920 D0 Asus Rampage II extreme 6gb Corsair 1600 CAS8 GTX 295 PCP&C 750 PSU Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 All jive just fine.

10/14/2009

NICE!

Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model PVS24G8500ELKNB
Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model PVS24G8500ELKNB

Pros: Works amazingly. Dynmaic SPD's will auto adjust timings as I play around with FSB. So far not a single memory problem as I've gone anywhere from 1066 FSB to 1900.

Cons: Heat spreaders are tall and make it difficult to get into the DIMM slots

Overall Review: 780i SLI, Q6600, 2 8800GTS 512s

12/19/2008

Great purchase

SCEPTRE X24WG-1080P Black 24" 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 4000:1 w/ Built in Speakers & HDCP Support, US Warranty
SCEPTRE X24WG-1080P Black 24" 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 4000:1 w/ Built in Speakers & HDCP Support, US Warranty

Pros: This monitor is a great value! No dead pixels, brilliant colors and contrast, excellent response time. Upgraded from an Acer as I suspected my old monitor was the cause for some light flickering on intense colors and action in games and benchmark tools like 3dmark06. Sure enough, this monitor eliminated that flickering. Also When it is woken from hibernating and/or restarting it turns on very quickly unlike the old Acer

Cons: My only real complaint is when video comes on a box appears saying "input video - DVI" and it's slightly annoying. Can't figure out how to disable that notification.

12/15/2008

Can't beat it for the price

EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 512MB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-N954-TR
EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 512MB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-N954-TR

Pros: Affordable Price and acceptable performance. After rebate, this card was 50 dollars which was just outstanding for the value. Used it in my wife's computer to enable vista's aero primarily and it was overkill. Took her 3dmark score from 348 with the onboard video to 5749. Vista ratings of 5.9 for aero and 5.4 for gaming. It's not a gamer's video card but for 50 dollars, I don't think that would surprise anyone. I also love that I didn't need to swap out her dinky 10 dollar PSU I bought that is 500w but only 18A on the 12v rail. Anything moderately better like the 8600 GTS, 9600, etc. would have required a replacement.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Athlon 64 X2 4200 2x1gb pc6400 M2A-VM mobo 9500GT 5749 3dmark06 score Not bad for a sub 300 dollar computer

10/31/2008