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Chris O.

Chris O.

Joined on 06/28/06

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Impressive

Harman/Kardon HK 3490 Stereo Receiver
Harman/Kardon HK 3490 Stereo Receiver

Pros: Sounds amazing paired with the Polk Audio Monitor 70's I bought a few weeks ago. I bought it for an audio only system. Most powerful stereo amp available. Its simplistic, powerful, and has more than enough features, although I really could go without the video in/outs.

Cons: Has component video inputs. Really? Why? Remote is large and unwieldy, but does the job I guess.

Overall Review: I would recommend this receiver to anyone looking for a great quality 2 channel stereo. Don't buy it for the video, it doesn't even have HDMI.

Most Critical Review

Good buy unless it breaks...

ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5
ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5

Pros: Good card, played everything I threw at it. Ran pretty cool, and without issue until at one point it started bringing down the entire system.

Cons: If something ever goes wrong with it, you're in trouble. ASUS RMA'd this card for me, and I now have to send it in again, just 2 weeks later. Card starts artifacting and then bluescreens usually 2-3 times an hour. Going to keep RMA'ing it until I can afford a different card. >.<

Overall Review: 560 ti is a great chipset, maybe just buy from another manufacturer.

Avoid KINGWIN at all costs!

KINGWIN Lazer Platinum Series LZP-550 550 W ATX 12V v2.2 / EPS 12V v2.91 / SSI EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
KINGWIN Lazer Platinum Series LZP-550 550 W ATX 12V v2.2 / EPS 12V v2.91 / SSI EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Had trouble finding any!

Cons: Customer service is NON-EXISTENT! Tried to get it replaced under warranty but all I get from the tech support number is a voicemail, and no response in weeks.

Overall Review: Stick with a reputable company, one who stands behind their products!

stay away from KINGWIN!

KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC W/ 3-Way LED Switch and Universal Modular Connector Power Supply
KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC W/ 3-Way LED Switch and Universal Modular Connector Power Supply

Pros: Looks good. Modular

Cons: power supply had constant issues, finally got around to attempting to RMA the unit and kingwins tech support is non existent. Stick with a reputable company when it comes to power supplies.

Overall Review: Stick with reputable brands, Kingwin has NO tech support.

Wow... What a deal

Polk Audio Monitor70 Series II Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Single
Polk Audio Monitor70 Series II Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Single

Pros: These speakers really sound amazing! Pair them with a HK 3490 receiver and you're all set! Theres really no way to describe how amazing they sound.. The clarity in the highs is

Cons: Nothing bad, they're awesome all around.

Overall Review: They were a bit bigger than I anticipated, they are fairly deep, so they may require a furniture re-adjustment. The feet are in fact downward facing cones, perfect for carpet. Also, the sound changes during the first week or two. The bass becomes more pronounced as the speakers break in. I would recommend taking it easy on them until fully broken in.

amazing!

PQI POWER Series 1GB DDR 266 (PC 2100) Desktop Memory Model MD641GUOE
PQI POWER Series 1GB DDR 266 (PC 2100) Desktop Memory Model MD641GUOE

Pros: wow- the installation was smooth and quick- just a few seconds. it intstntly boosted every performance aspect i wanted to improve. totally sweet deal! The shipping was fast, it got here early on the 2nd day!

Cons: absolutely nothing wrong with the product!