Joined on 02/21/05
What a beast
Pros: This is a cool running CPU. Overclocked its 40C at idle and 55C under load WITH THE Zalman 9700 NOT EVEN PUSHING 60% RPM! I guess I could probably lower the Smart Fan temperature down, but its running fine where it is! It also overclocks very nicely. I am @ 3.5 gHz & 1.475v on an Nforce MB! The IPC on these Phenom IIs are great. Excellent upgrade from X2 and Phenom with no MB cost if you have an AM2+ MB. VERY VERY VERY inexpensive for the performance it delivers. Unlocked multiplier for under $200 make for easy overclocking. You don't have to spend $1000 like on Intel for this feature. Haven't used it yet, but ACC program is awesome, from what I have read and makes overclocking a breeze! DDR2 and DDR3 memory controller give you upgrade options for all budgets!
Cons: Its not a quad core.
Overall Review: Hidden in this faulty core X4 is a BEAST! More cache per core than X4! It is a super value oriented enthusiast piece. I am getting an AMD 790GX/SB750 MB so I will probably get better overclocking. I truly feel that this is the best performance per dollar CPU out right now! It is unfortunate its not a AM3 quad core, but for the investment I am more than happy. BUY THIS NOW! Unless you can afford a Core i7! Competition is back and its reflecting the CPU pricing. So all you Intel fanboys thank the lord for AMDs return to competition cause your C2Q's are cheaper!
Pros: Heavy and durable. Beautiful and simple design. Exudes build quality. Excellent drivers and support by Razer, as usual. Complete customization.
Cons: Wish that the function button could be a modifier for all keys. Fingerprint magnet.
Overall Review: It is incredible how you can change every key on the board to perform any function. This is a great mechanical keyboard as long as loud keypresses don't bother you
Excellent product for a good price
Pros: Quiet, inexpensive, seems reliable.
Cons: This particular drive is a pain to try and update. There is no support anywhere for it. The tray seems a bit flimsy. It doesn't seem secure
Overall Review: For the price paid, this is an excellent purchase. Hoping LG support can provide a firmware update tool.