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Kyle L.

Kyle L.

Joined on 08/24/07

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Most Favorable Review

Stunning...

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

Pros: This monitor is absolutely astounding. I went from a 19" monitor to this, and couldn't be happier. 1080p playback quality is breathtaking! Windows Dreamscene is a perfect companion. Gaming through both the PC and my 360 are stunning. I've only had the thing a few days and I'm already noticing tiny details I've never seen in Portal and Halo. So many settings! UPS got it to me faster than expected, which is always a plus.

Cons: None so far. No dead pixels, no ghosting, no light bleed. The ONLY con was that it took me 5 minutes to get the picture the way I wanted in the menu. Ha... I don't even call that a con. Great job ASUS.

Overall Review: If you're the type who doesn't need a huge TV, get this monitor and plug in your HDMI from your cable and whatever output your monitor uses and you'll be hooked up with an amazing dual-use device.

Most Critical Review

Dead after less than a month?

HyperX 3K 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive) SH103S3/120G
HyperX 3K 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive) SH103S3/120G

Pros: Huge speeds, easy installation, no frills.

Cons: It seems the drive I purchased has died. My PC crashed this morning; I assumed it was a fluke. After another 4-5 hours of doing some mild work in iTunes changing metadata, it crashed again. Suddenly the SSD isn't appearing in the BIOS. Tried swapping out the cables, the port, and checking power supply connection. Nada. Oh well, time for an RMA/Tech Support. Will update review once I have a working SSD.

Overall Review: Hoping Kingston's support staff are fast and friendly.

Plenty of room

NZXT Phantom PHAN-003RD Red White Finish w/Red Trim Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
NZXT Phantom PHAN-003RD Red White Finish w/Red Trim Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Plenty of space, room to crossfire/SLI, fan control system is simple and effective, looks like a spaceship.

Cons: cons? what are those?

Overall Review: This case may be plastic on the outside, but it has a sturdy frame, easy installation features and more than enough room for just about anything. If a mid-tower doesn't cut it, this will.

1.5 TB of Awesome

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Huge amount of space! More than I could use in a very long time. Bought it to replace a 160 gig PATA drive (yuck!) Using it as secondary to a solid state disk and my machine is wicked fast! This is why I love building PCs :)

Cons: I lose about 100 gigs die to formatting... Just something to keep in mind. It's not a con when I take into account how much I've gained.

beautiful case

RAIDMAX SAGITTA 2 ATX-928WB Black 0.7mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Removable MB Computer Case
RAIDMAX SAGITTA 2 ATX-928WB Black 0.7mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Removable MB Computer Case

Pros: Gorgeous look, amazing airflow, very roomy.

Cons: No third fan, at least with mine. Said there would be 3x 120 mm fans, mine has 2. Oh well.

Overall Review: Room enough for everything you'll need, without all the fancy extras you get for so much more. Unless she somehow dies, I'll never buy another case.

11/20/2007