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Dell Optiplex 790 SFF Desktop, Intel Quad Core i5 3.1Ghz, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 240GB SSD Hard Drive, DVDRW, Windows 7
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: One of my customers had a Windows XP tower that I worked on several times and the total ram they had was 512MB. I told them several times it was time to get rid of it. Money is tight so rather than build one for them, I looked on Newegg. I didn't want any 'open box' because I don't trust them. Even refurbished is a risk. Refurbished can mean a lot of different things. It could be cleaned with a cloth and called refurbished. I found this tower and talked with them about it and the gave me the go ahead to order it. Their XP machine, beside having only 512MB of ram, had a single core processor and a regular hard drive. This has 8GB Ram, a quad core CPU and an SSD. This computer is super fast and powerful compared to what they had. They are so happy I can't begin to describe their happiness. The wife uses it more than the husband so she wanted a new computer for a long time. She was super happy and after speaking with him for a while...he is too. I built my sister a computer years ago and it had XP on it with a dual core CPU and 2 gigs of ram. It was slow as can be and she was thinking about having me build her a new one. I told her since it's a 32bit system, buy Windows 10 and see what happens. If that didn't work, then she could buy one of these. It turned out that Windows 10 made her old tower fast again. Go figure. If she ends up wanting a new tower, she's decided to get one like this.

Cons: Can't think of any. It had one small scratch on it. Considering the specs and the price, I wouldn't even consider that a con. I guess there is one con...it's a small form factor which limits your upgrading options.

Other Thoughts: If you don't want to spend a lot of money and you want a nice fast computer. You can't go wrong with this.

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IN WIN GT1 White SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Surprising 05/11/2015

This review is from: IN WIN GT1 White SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: This was one of my customers choices for a new build. I was surprised to see how much room there was for hiding cables behind the motherboard tray. The fan controller is a nice touch. He went with blue LED fans and the controller makes the light change brightness besides speed. The upper hard drive bay can be removed if your video card is too long. He used a GTX 970 which fit with a bit of room to spare. The red octagons on the case come in a little bag so you don't have to use them. He chose not to since he has blue lighting and they are red. The fan filters on the bottom are removable simply by pushing a little from one side towards the other and they pop right off, so even though they aren't removable like other filters are, they still come off easily. My last build was three years ago and I chose an NZXT Switch 810 white full tower. After building in this mid tower from In Win, I will be looking at them when I build my next one.

Cons: Only one front fan filter but room for 2 fans. This is a con, but I didn't deduct an egg because of all the positives associated with this build.

Other Thoughts: Customer service is great. I emailed about not having 2 front fan filters. They responded the next day and withing a few days I received a fan filter for my customer. I spoke with them on the phone before the email and they are very friendly and very helpful. Good customer service is a BIG positive. All around this was a very nice experience, both building in the tower, the looks of the tower and dealing with their customer service. In Win is a winner!

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TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless N150 High Gain USB Adapter, 150Mbps, w/4 dBi High Gain Detachable Antenna, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works like a charm. The router was in the basement and had to go through the floor and the connection was terrific. Now the router is in the kitchen and the signal has to go through two walls and it is still a fast connection. No dropped signals. This is on my exes computer and she now lives in northern Indiana. I live in Kentucky and there are times when I need to take over her computer to help her with something. She has a dual boot machine with Windows XP and Windows 7 Professional and I never have a problem with connectivity. This is an excellent wireless adapter.

Cons: Had a lot of trouble trying to get it working at first. We had Zone Alarm Free Firewall on her computer. We tried all kinds of things to get it to work and finally gave up. We removed ZA Fee and installed Comodo and that solved the problem. Tech support for the adapter told me to do a few more things to get it to work with ZA but by that time I was pretty irritated and had already switched firewalls so since it was working I just let it be.

Other Thoughts: I suppose there are some bugs that need to be ironed out due to the difficulty I had with the installation with ZA on the computer, but once you get it working, it's a pretty darn good product.

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Robert T.'s Profile

Display Name: Robert T.

Date Joined: 09/02/02

  • Reviews: 38
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 04/10/06
  • Last Review: 01/06/16
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 2 out of 5 eggs
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