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This review is from: Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive STBX2000401
Pros: pretty fast, quiet, small, and cheap
Cons: lasted three months. when it died, it was totally dead. i wonder if it is still covered under the warranty. probably not.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SIIG JU-DV0012-S2 USB 2.0 to DVI/VGA External Video Card Adapter
Pros: Cheap. Comes with VGA to DVI adapter.
Cons: Does not support Mac (though you'd never know from info on NewEgg.com).READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ECS 945GCD-M(1.0) Intel Atom 330 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo
Pros: Low power/low noise. Pretty good setup screens. Two PCI Express slots. Two DDR2 memory slots.
Cons: Cannot get S3 standby to work with several power supplies, two different versions of the firmware, and numerous OS installations. S3 standby is critical to a low-power workstation. Without it, I might as well have a Core 2 Quad and video card and at least get some horsepower.
CapXon electrolytic capacitors. (These are not well-regarded)
Other Thoughts: The fanless heatsink for the northbridge and CPU is a little wimpy and ends up getting hot. I supplemented mine with a big black pentium II heat sink whose fins I interleaved with the fins of the existing heat sink. This resulted in a very cool-running silent computer.READ FULL REVIEW