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HP Compaq Compaq DC7600 DC7600 (RA002US) Desktop PC Pentium 4 3.2GHz 1GB DDR2 80GB HDD No Screen Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Works
Comes with everything needed

Cons: A few minor cons. As the previous reviewer mentioned, this has only a dual-core Pentium 4 3.0 GHz processor, rather than the stated 3.2 GHz. I am not concerned about this, no noticeable difference between 3.0 and 3.2. There was a sticky spot near the Win7 COA, and the hard drive is somewhat noisy. As I said, all minor, but worth noting.

Other Thoughts: The computer arrived in fine condition with all the necessary cables. It started up OK, though on the first startup it counts the RAM, which takes some time, and the time and date were not set. You go through the usual Windows setup and type in the product key, which works, but when you get to the desktop you have the black desktop and the counterfeit Windows warnings. Once you get online and activate the key you're fine, though. This PC comes with a special version of Win7 specifically for refurbished computers. Mine had a Windows XP COA still on it too.

As the "ownership" area indicates, I literally JUST got this, so I can't speak to reliability. I intend to get a couple more for some basic kiosks I'm setting up which will be on all day, so we'll see how they hold up.

ABBYY FineReader 11 Professional
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Software works well for what I do 12/20/2012

This review is from: ABBYY FineReader 11 Professional

Pros: I use the software to convert old scanned copies of a magazine to text. Basically it's PDF to PDF, but the software calls it "image to PDF". Anyway, the OCR is pretty good, but I do have to go through and look for mistakes, however the interface for doing so is good, allowing you to compare the original (before OCR) to the OCRed version. It highlights the words/letters it's unsure of. It has great output options, as well as options to fix the scanned image to make it easier to OCR.

Cons: Can be slow, even on my fairly fast PC.

CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: The build I put this in was a budget build, and this was a great PSU for that purpose. It has decent wattage at a low cost. It has done well, keeping my system on through a few brownouts. Overall I am satisfied.

Cons: I wish the wires weren't so stiff; they can make cable management a hassle.

Other Thoughts: If you need a simple, no frills PSU that will power low to midrange PCs at a low cost, this is it. It goes on sale often, and even at regular cost, it is well worth the money. The MIR is somewhat annoying, but I did get it. My advice with MIRs: once you get the product, put the envelope in the mail and forget about it. Then when it comes in two months later, it will be somewhat of a pleasant surprise.


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Display Name: David S.

Date Joined: 03/15/11

  • Reviews: 14
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 09/15/11
  • Last Review: 06/04/13
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