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This review is from: SUPER TALENT Pico_C 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model STU32GPCS
Pros: This is the best flash drive I've ever owned. First of all, it is SMALL, almost unbelievably small compared to others of the same capacity (32GB). Also, it is beautiful. If you kept this flipped the other way, one could almost wear it as a necklace (if you had a nice chain for it). I've not done any benchmarks, but the drive is ReadyBoost ready as I was allowed to set it up (but that's not what I'm using it for). Copying files felt faster than other flash drives I own. What I got this drive for is to use in my car receiver's USB port for my music. It, so far, has survived the harsh weather extremes of my car.
Cons: The shiny, chrome finish shows finger prints well, but the thing is so small that wiping it off with your shirt takes care of it. Also, I am scared to leave it in my pocket because it's so small. I've actually panicked because I thought I lost it, but it was still there! Also, it can get pretty warm after use, but since it is small, it cools quickly.
Other Thoughts: You'll love it. One idea I've had is to get the 16GB version or smaller and load it up with all our special memories (like our wedding pictures and video). Then buy a nice necklace chain for it for her to wear as a piece of jewelery.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: It does it's home theater job pretty well. If I ever need more GPU power, I can always buy a Crossfire compatible graphics card.
Cons: I feel like I was shorted on the SidePort memory, so I am subtracting an Egg. I figured all 785g boards had sideport memory, but found this out after I had everything set up and was configuring the BIOS. Gigabyte does sell a 785G motherboard with SidePort memory, it's the GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H, this board here is the GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (The only difference in the model number is a P buried in the middle of it). I wish they would make this more clear! Don't believe me? Here's the manual: http://bit.ly/5canud
So, without the SidePort memory, the GPU relies more on the slower RAM of your machine (The sideport memory has its own bus to the chipset and doesn't have to go through the CPU). I recommend at least 4GB with this motherboard as 512MB of it will be used for the GPU (with the side port memory, only 384MB would be used).
Other Thoughts: For more information on the benefits of SidePort memory, read here: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=757READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: AMD Phenom II X3 705e Heka Triple-Core 2.5GHz Socket AM3 65W Processor HD705EOCGIBOX
Pros: It does the job in my HTPC quite well!
Cons: It's not as awesome as a quad-core?READ FULL REVIEW