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Troy M.

Troy M.

Joined on 04/23/02

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Most Favorable Review

It's silent...despite what MGD says.

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified  Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

Pros: My previous review is down a bit further, but I had to refute what MGD had said a few posts down. He said his was very loud. My experience is exactly the opposite. My system is ultra quiet now compared to my "old" system which also had an antec PSU in it. This EA650 is completely silent. I had to look at the back to make sure the darn thing was on as it doesn't make any noise whatsoever.

Cons: None - owned the thing for 6 months now and it's rock solid and silent in operation.

Overall Review: Yes, it's very plain jane looking, but I don't care what it looks like... I care how it performs and if it's silent. It passes with flying colors on both of those fronts.

Nice

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK

Pros: *Stable *Fast *Recognized at 1066 on first boot *Excellent Heatsinks and look very nice

Cons: NONE

Overall Review: Good memory, quick, easy and was recognized at proper timings and speed upon first boot. Haven't tried overclocking anything yet.

Great Card

PowerColor Radeon HD 4850 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX4850 1GBD3-PPH
PowerColor Radeon HD 4850 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX4850 1GBD3-PPH

Pros: *Runs fast & cool *Extremely quiet *Has 1GB memory *Factory Overclocked *Came with Crossfire connector (some other brands don't)

Cons: NONE

Overall Review: Bought one and will be buying another for Crossfire. This thing is very fast and quite the upgrade from an NVIDIA 7800GS OC. Runs Oblivion 1600x1200, all settings maxed, 4x AA, 16x Ansi with no lag. I don't really need another one, but want to have a matching set before they decide to stop making them or change the model or something. It runs very cool compared to the reference cooler and very, very quiet. I love that I can't even hear my computer now compared to my previous one.

Excellent PS

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified  Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

Pros: *VERY quiet *Provides clean, even power *Long cables *More than enough connections *Price

Cons: NONE

Overall Review: Great power supply. Awsome price and great product. I wish they would offer a similar PS that was modular at only a slight increase in price, but alas... this thing is great. Very quiet, works very well... I was able to tie up the extra cabling quite nicely and still have a clean install.

Nice Drive

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: *Fast *Runs cool

Cons: *I found that mine were the loudest part of my system when writting

Overall Review: I bought two of these and run them in Raid 1 (I got tired of re-installing OS/programs when my main HD failed, although those in my last system were Maxstor, before they were bought by SeaGate). They spin quiet, they are very fast, but when writting to disk, they are the loudest part of my system. But my system is whisper quiet though, so perhaps it's just because of that. Also, my case doesn't have rubber gromets so perhaps it is resonating sound through the case more than it should. Love the drives though...very speedy

Great Chip

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Core 2 Duo Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80570E8400
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Core 2 Duo Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80570E8400

Pros: *Runs Fast and Cool *Very easy to install *Overclocks well Nothing more to say other than this is a great chip at a great price. Fast, overclockable, easy....

Cons: None