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This review is from: Microsoft H5D-00013 5.0 M Effective Pixels USB 2.0 LifeCam Cinema 720p HD Webcam
Pros: Crisp and clear 720p video.
Cons: Mic gives a constant high-pitched hiss that is unbearable in a stream or call.
Other Thoughts: Autofocus is a bit crazy in some lighting but you can always adjust it manually.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Looks nice, easy to install in my computer.
Cons: Dead on arrival, did not work at all.
Other Thoughts: Return process was going to cost me too much and I missed out on the window of return.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Great processor, decent amount of ram, a good place to start for a basic gaming rig.
Can be a machine of envy with proper overclocking, cooling, and upgrades.
Cons: Power supply is weak/cheap, ram is low-clock speed, and motherboard only has 2 ram slots (meaning it is costly to upgrade to 16GB in the future, and you can't go any higher).
Graphics card (610 GT) is capable for things at Medium-High at 720p. If you want real gaming performance look at spending another $200ish on a graphics card to replace what this comes with (I recommend a 560ti or higher).
Fan noise from the stock setup can also be rather loud (especially since one cannot be plugged into any compatible control port on the MOBO making it run 100% all the time). Buying a cheap aftermarket manual fan-control can resolve this issue, but for me the noise isn't much of an issue.
Other Thoughts: My personal experience with the computer has been positive and overall I am satisfied. Giving this 4 eggs because of some obvious oversights in the design (like the fans).
After I got this I immediately replaced the graphics card, ram, and added a 1TB Seagate 7200rpm. So... Overall I invested about the cost of the rig to make it what I wanted. You may be better off spending $800-1000 on one of the true 'gaming' starters if you don't like fiddling with parts. If you do though, you can't beat the price when on sale even if you built it yourself.
(PS: I got this for $430 and it can go as cheap as $300, NEVER BUY FULL PRICE)