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This review is from: ASRock A785GM-LE AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G + SB710 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Flexible socket type, good bang for buck.
Cons: DOA. Ran through several bread board tests, all parts confirmed good, but board wouldn't post. RMA, got the replacement board, it's also DOA, won't post. Wish I would've written down the SN before RMA, as it's possible (I feel likely) that they just repackaged the mobo and sent the same one back, but regardless, two DOA boards. I'll never buy ASRock again.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Pretty low price, HDMI, DVI, and VGA ports, not too large, runs quiet and cool.
Cons: None considering the price
Other Thoughts: Bought this to replace my 9500GT on my HTPC. Not sure how well the HDMI works because I use DVI (same resolution, cheaper cable). Running W7 64-bit and have noticed that my Blu-Rays look a little more crisp and smooth and Aero is more responsive as well. I don't play games on PC, so I can't comment on that aspect of this card, but this card is prefect for an HTPC and it won't break the bank.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Intel Celeron E3300 Wolfdale Dual-Core 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Processor BX80571E3300
Pros: Cheap for an Intel Dual-Core of any kind
Cons: None so far
Other Thoughts: I have this in a Gigabyte mobo with Gskill Sniper DDR3 and overclocked this little guy up to 3.3GHz; that's right, 3.3. It's been running extremely stable and the temps are running up to mid 30'C under pretty heavy load, high teens low 20s under normal use. This thing's running so smooth even at this high of an overclock that I can hardly hear the CPU fan running. Used PCWiz to benchmark and monitor with no problems what so ever yet. Highly recommend this CPU if you're looking for a lotta bang for your buck!READ FULL REVIEW