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EVGA 120-G1-0750-XR 80 PLUS GOLD 750 W 10 yr Warranty Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI Ready and Crossfire Support Continuous Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good Wattage,
fully modular,
decent price,
looks nice

Cons: There are some complaints circulating about the quality of this PSU, but I haven't had any problems with it from that aspect.

The CPU power cable is too short to route behind the motherboard along with all the other power cables.

Other Thoughts: The whole reason I bought this thing was so that I could have better cable management, but because the provided CPU cable is so short I can't do that.

I also can't find a longer CPU cable anywhere.

If I could do it over I would not have purchased this.

BIOSTAR TA970 Ver. 5.3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: Says in the product description that it handles FX chips.

Put in an FX-8350, and while I can boot to windows, I get MAJOR FPS drops in CPU-intensive games. This MB simply cannot handle the power-draw of a 125w chip at full load.

Tried my exact same PC setup with a different MB and the minimum FPS went from the teens up to about 30.

Other Thoughts: GTAV is completely unplayable when using an FX-8350 and this MB. Every 30 seconds the FPS dips down into the low teens. Swapped out to a different MB and this problem went away.

I am DONE buying cheap MBs.

HP Debranded Desktop PC INTEL i7 3770 (3.4Ghz) 4GB DDR3 RAM 2TB HDD DVDRW LS Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit [HP Debranded]
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: i7 desktop for about five hundred bucks

Cons: The pictures of this product are very misleading.

First off, they showed a GPU in the PCI-E slot. No GPU was supplied.

Secondly, it listed 4GB of RAM, and the pictures show a single stick. Because of this I ordered a second 4GB stick. When the PC arrived, it actually contained 2x2GB sticks, meaning I now have an unmatched 4GB stick.

The CPU fan has a loud and annoying whine.

The Hard-Drive bay is overly complicated. You have to unscrew several screws and remove the entire bay just to put in or take out a hard drive.

It is "debranded" by putting ugly black stickers all over every mention of "HP". The really ugly Globe logo that you can see in the pictures was actually put right on top of the old HP sticker, so when I tried to peel it off I was left with a scruffed up sticker backing.

Stupid OEM versions of Windows... such a pain. If you want to use a different drive as your boot drive, you will need to find some cloning utility that works for you so that you can migrate the existing partition over to your new drive. YOU CANNOT SIMPLY RE-INSTALL WINDOWS USING THE PRODUCT KEY PROVIDED.

Other Thoughts: When crunching the numbers, I found that I would save about $100 by getting this pre-built PC over buying all the components new.

I really wish I had spent the extra $100. Having a retail version of Windows would be enough to justify that cost. But all the other reasons I listed in the cons too.


Matthew A.'s Profile

Display Name: Matthew A.

Date Joined: 06/03/04

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 12/11/09
  • Last Review: 12/08/15
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