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This review is from: ABIT AB9 QuadGT LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Good feature set, especially the BIOS-based fan controls. Can be worth five eggs depending on the price. Has blue LEDs on the back, if that suits you; they can be turned off completely, if that suits you as well.
abit's uGuru program has hardware support on the motherboard, so its readings are the same as the BIOS readings.
Cons: Some of the headers and power plug placements are a bit awkward. Upgrade immediately to a new BIOS, as the stock one has issues.
Other Thoughts: First from-scratch build, so I'm not familiar with other manufacturers' motherboards, but this one is of quite good quality.
Because uGuru has hardware support, if you don't install the program, Windows is going to bug you about an unknown hardware device every time you boot up. Install uGuru, even if you don't plan on using it.
This review is from: Logitech Media Black 103 Normal Keys 12 Function Keys PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard
Pros: It's nice to see an modern PS/2 keyboard. Layout is mostly standard, and there are five fully-programmable extra buttons for your uses. Logitech drivers are really good on that front.
Cons: The media and other buttons feel much cheaper than the normal keys. They're wobbly and made of flimsy plastic.
The delete-home-insert area has been redone, and the arrow keys have been pushed to the left as a result.
This review is from: Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical 1.1A - White
Pros: My favorite mouse of all time. Been using one for six years. Ambidextrous, both side buttons are easily accessible, and the scroll wheel is very toothy. PS/2 support frees up a USB port.
Cons: It gets dirty after a while, and there's no tilt wheel. But I don't hear of many companies doing a tilt wheel correctly.
Other Thoughts: Despite what you may think of some of Microsoft's other products, they used to (and to some extent, still) make some of the best peripherals in the industry.READ FULL REVIEW