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AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini Quad-Core 2.05 GHz Socket AM1 25W AD5350JAHMBOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon HD 8400
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: An incredible home office/school computer solution. Will run most anything well.

Bottom line: Don't overthink this, put it in a decent compact ITX MB, small power supply, 4-8gb of good memory, and use the factory heatsink.
It will work great for anything but resource hogging games or exotic systems.

The stock heatsink is more than adequate, as is most any power supply. It doesn't waste power as heat. Most people figure on upgrading the heatsink automatically, RESIST this urge. Small power in = small power out (Heat)

Runs well on 4GB. Use 8gb if it makes yo feel better. go DDR either way.

It runs Realflight 7 Flight Sim @ 30FPS with all options on full. Surprised the heck out of me. (RF7 can overheat nearly any factory processor setup)

I started out with 8gb DDR but "borrowed" a strip for a repair job. Still runs RF 7 fill tilt on 4gb single channel. This processor just keeps amazing me.

This is a resource sipping processsor. It will run any home application effortlesslly. I havn't tried gaming with it beyond the flightsim but it most probably holds it's own quite well. If you're building a gaming machine, go with the APU line, otherwise, you'll love this chip!

Bought this release day in a package from Newegg with a CoolerMaster compact case and MB. I wish I could get more at that price.

Cons: Works so well it's boring.
No overclocking, liquid cooling, massive fans or drama. Set it up with the included drive package, run it. Works great.

Other Thoughts: I'm surprised these havn't made the news. If all the computers out there were replaced with one of these, it would do more to save energy than all the compact flourescents in China!!

Revolutionary. They are the Home Office answer to the APU line.
If you truly need extreme power, go with a black edition 12 core APU, otherwise this will handle the job economically.
Intel must hate these 2 processors. The fans that cool Intel's equals to these 2 processors cost more than the AMD processor does. Amazing.

Cooler Master Elite 130 - Mini-ITX Computer Case with Mesh Front Panel and Water Cooling Support
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: SOLID construction, more steel than plastic. Quality feel.
Good airflow - both convection and fan. Included fan adequate for most systems (that this case style suits)
Well laid out for such a small case.

Cons: Had to repair DVD drive retainer - plastic spring wasn't pulling the pins into the drive. Here's the fix: pop out the strip, heat the points where the 'springs' meet the center with a lighter until soft, flex them inward (away from the lever) and let cool. Snap back in place. - done.

Other Thoughts: The new stackable version is genius. I was going to suggest a larger version, but they beat me to it.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 3 User - Download
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Kaspersky - the current king 10/12/2014

This review is from: Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 3 User - Download

Pros: #1 - Effective against "all" (changes constantly) known threats. Stops crypto-lockers.
#2 - Doesn't slow down your computer significantly, it only notifies you if there's a threat detected, if it alarms - PAY ATTENTION! It's for real. It doesn't waste your time or resources counting supposed "saves" and otherwise waste your time and resources advertising itself.

#3 - Cheap and on sale frequently for little or no money (rebate for full price common). When this software gets the reputation it deserves, it will probably command full price - and be worth it!

Cons: None I've seen.

Other Thoughts: Right now this AV is in a class of 1. It stops crypto-lockers dead. I personally have seen Crypto get right past an "M brand" antivirus program, while Kaspersky dispatched it with no effort. This happened to one of my customers who lost their whole MS database on the "M" anti virus (just re-suscribed) equipped machine.
When it alarms, click on the toolbar icon and foloow directions, then go back to what you were doing. No fuss.


Scott M.'s Profile

Display Name: Scott M.

Date Joined: 12/26/09

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  • Last Review: 04/01/15
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