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This review is from: SYBA SY-VIA-150 PCI SATA / IDE Combo Controller Card, Non Raid
Pros: It booted once after multiple tries and I started to transfer files onto my additional HDD. I promptly received a BSOD. I give it one star for the 1 time it worked (partially) out of 5 attempted boots.
Cons: Driver support.
Other Thoughts: I should have paid closer attention to the reviews.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: BYTECC Bracket-35225 2.5 Inch HDD/SSD Mounting Kit For 3.5" Drive Bay or Enclosure
Pros: Cheap, does it's job of mounting a 2.5" HDD.
Cons: Self tapping screw setup is hokey at best. The holes aren't really optimized for the screw size and the screws are crumby, resulting in a fair amount of torque required for installation. It's not very easy to get the screw threading straight either.
Other Thoughts: Wouldn't risk a standard platter HDD in this item.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: PNY VCGFX522PEB GeForce FX 5200 256MB 128-Bit DDR PCI Video Card
Pros: Used this card to upgrade an old P4 Dell Dimension 3000. The onboard video did not have a WDDM driver so Aero was disabled on a recent Windows 7 install. After installation of this card both video categories of the Windows Experience Index were upgraded to 3.0 and enabled Aero.
Cons: No active cooling, I suspect it will get pretty hot. Not a supported GPU for Windows 7 per NVIDIA's list. However when you download the FX 5200 drivers from NVIDIA's site, their is a set listed for Windows 7 (they are actually just the approved Vista drivers.)
Other Thoughts: I have yet to try the dual monitor support. I will hopefully drive both 1900x1080 and 1280x1024 with no problems.READ FULL REVIEW