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Antec NSK1300 Black / Silver Aluminum / Plastic MicroATX Desktop Computer Case 300W Power Supply
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I have purchased 8 of these over the last 1.5 years and all have performed better than expected. Intel Core2Duo w/ stock HSF, 1 500GB HD, 1 DVD-RW, 2GB RAM, and hung in an outdoor element-proof box running 24/7. Survived the Texas summer and winter with no issues at all.

Cons: Power supply is proprietary due to the case form factor so when 1 arrived DOA, had to wait on Antec warranty service to replace it. Antec was very responsive, easy to contact for an RMA, and had a new PSU returned to me within 2 weeks. That's 2 weeks of downtime but overall, not a deal breaker.

Other Thoughts: If you're loading the thing up with gaming hardware, expect it to overheat. If you just need a simple computer and use everything onboard the mobo, with 1 optical and 1 HD, it's going to last you without overheating. I doubt others are putting theirs in the elements like I did so indoors should run like a champ. Consider your use.

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Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 256MB 168-Pin SDRAM PC 133 Desktop Memory Model 990614
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Breathes new life into ancient eMachines tower 01/09/2008

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 256MB 168-Pin SDRAM PC 133 Desktop Memory Model 990614

Pros: Dropped this into an old eMachines T1115 series with only 128 MB stock in it. Brought it up to 384 MB and now have a small and useful little jukebox in my home gym. It plays music and surfs the internet much easier now.

Cons: No cons at all. Packaging was great and it performs as expected. Speedy delivery too.

Other Thoughts: NewEgg rawks!

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PLEXTOR DVD Burner 12X DVD+R 4X DVD+RW 8X DVD-R 4X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model PX-712SA/SW-BL
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Pros: None

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I bought this to go into a brand new computer I was building because SATA gives faster access than IDE. What I did not know was that even though the mobo supports SATA (ECS 755-A2), this drive was not recognized as a bootable device. It is recognized in BIOS and recognizes a CD is in the drive, but would not boot up. I had to use an IDE drive to load WinXP. Once XP was loaded and computer was operational, the drive would read and write disks just fine. But then another problem arose. When I upgraded the video drivers to the latest NVidia drivers, it blue screened. After much research it turns out the NVidia drivers do not play well with this SATA drive. I have not tested this with a Radeon video card or drivers because I personally am partial to NVidia so I don't know if this solves the issue. I chose to return this drive and replace it with a 16X DVD-RW IDE drive instead. The only reason I did not give it 1 star is because when it did read CDs, it was quiet and looks really nice installed in the computer. Not clunky or noisy compared to most CD drives. And who knows, maybe Radeon drivers play nicer with this drive. If a bootable drive is not an issue for you, give it a try.

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Ramon C.'s Profile

Display Name: Ramon C.

Date Joined: 02/28/04

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 0
  • First Review: 08/15/05
  • Last Review: 03/26/08
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