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This review is from: Rosewill RISP-11003 1 Watt 2.0 Digital USB Speakers - Retail
Pros: These do pretty well using them to view youtube videos and other general use that doesn't include listening to music (for which I prefer to use a decent pair of headphones). Voices are clear, and stereo imaging is surprisingly good.
Cons: These work only through USB, and have no line-in. The speakers use their own sound driver, which if you're using a separate line out for headphones means that managing which is being used can be somewhat of a pain. The max volume is still pretty low, I'm assuming in part because of the limited draw from USB. There's not a lot of bass response, which is to be expected given the size and use.
Other Thoughts: It would be nice if there were either a 3.5mm line in, so that these could be used with an existing audio output, or a headphone out.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill RZS05 BLK Black Sturdy SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: This case has a nice look to it. It is relatively sturdy and is constructed pretty well for a budget case. I liked the optical drive door - it's nice if you have a white optical drive that would otherwise not match with the case.
Cons: When I received the case, the power button was off and knocking around in the box. I had to pull the front panel off the case and use a couple of screws with large heads in order to secure it. They should definitely address this - it's something most people would not put up with. I would have sent the case back, but I couldn't as the computer wasn't for me and I was on a time budget.
Other Thoughts: There are better cases out there, and this case is not worh it unless it's on sale. If you have the money, the Antec 300 is a much nicer case and it's on sale sometimes for what this case sells for normally.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale Dual-Core 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Processor BX80557E2180
Pros: Price, performance, stability, overclockable
Cons: cheesy heatsink connectors
Other Thoughts: This processor is an incredible compared with the equivalently clocked core 2 version. The smaller L2 cache doesn't really make that much of a difference. The biggest problem I had was that after overclocking it, the heatsink connector cracked and is loose and my temps shot up like crazy. Now I've dropped it back to 2GHz until I can get a better heatsink (temps are still in the high 30s at idle). If you're bulding on a budget, get this and spend the money you save on a good video card.READ FULL REVIEW