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This review is from: Seiki 40" 1080p 60Hz LED TV - SE40FY27
Pros: Price, picture quality, easy setup. I'll make my review brief as I would just be repeating what everyone else has said. Basically, great picture for the price but lousy speakers. So factor some speakers of your choice into the cost. I just fired this thing up using HDMI directly from my DVR. I also have some old stuff like a DVD recorder and a VCR daisy chained to my old CRT. I don't see a way of connecting that old stuff. I'm going to take an egg off just for the speakers and lack of input ports, which I knew it didn't have based on other reviews.
Cons: Speakers sound bad. No RCA composite out to stereo without using a digital to analog converter box. I just bought computer speakers instead.
Other Thoughts: I bought this based on all the great reviews and I am not disappointed. Based on the reviews of the lousy speakers I also bought a simple set of fairly good quality 2.1 computer speakers at the same time, so factor that into the price. Believe it or not, this is my first HDTV. I really liked my old CRT because of the fluid motion. I have seen HDTVs on display in the stores where fast action just looked jerky and pixelated. My tech knowledge of these is not that great, although I am a computer support technician by trade, oddly enough.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Pros: Fast, power saving.
Cons: No data transfer utility. No optimization utility for pre Windows7 installations.
Other Thoughts: Good for fresh OS installations as there is not utility for transferring your old OS to the new drive. You'll have to find a third party program to do that. I have a Windows Home Server so I was able to restore it from a backup. Also I would not recommend this for anything below Windows7 as it does not come with a disk optimization utility to take the place of TRIM. If you go $30 more with another drive you can get the Magician utility if you plan to use this with Vista.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TOPOWER TP-4107BB-400 Black SGCC 0.4mm ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 400W Power Supply
Pros: One of the best economy cases I have ever bought. It is lightweight, comes with a power supply and rear fan and is very nice looking. It also has space for two120mm fans on the side if you need even more ventilation. I like midtowers even for uATX boards because you don't have to cram the hard drive against the memory or some other component. It came with more than enough hardware to mount the MB, several HD or DVD devices with some to spare. I'll just add those to my collection.
Cons: USB door is flimsy and broke of on one of the two cases I bought. However, why does it need a door anyway? I would probably never close it.
Other Thoughts: I get so tired of hearing that the steel is thin. Yes, the steel is thin, but does that really matter once it is assembled? I find that thin steel makes for a nice lightweight case. I've handled many De** computers in my day and find that a heavy case doesn't a better computer. Bridges are made of thin steel, its when you put it together that you get strength.
You might need some splitters if you have more than two SATA devices, but an experienced builder should have plenty of those laying around.