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Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721010DLE630 (0F13180) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: buying this drive will help you understand the importance of getting a good drive.

Cons: This drive failed in 6 months. rather than trying anything I decided to go Samsung 840 pro series ssd. Thank you Hitachi, as I am most pleased with the latter purchase.

Other Thoughts: Never take anyone's advice straight up, if you can read for yourself and have half a brain. This drive is terrible.

AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano Quad-Core 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I have an apevia full tower case. I think it's the jupiter-x. comes with 3 120mm and one 250mm fans. I moved one of the exhaust fans from the rear, to the top-blow hole mount and taped off the vent where it used to be. I use the stock heat sink, and while playing Star Wars The Old Republic, the hottest I have seen the CPU thermostat (taped to heat-sink fin) get is 37c.

I have a sapphire radeon 6850 hd card as well.

I have had no issues with this APU, that being said, I dont think I have even come close to trying to tax it yet.

Cons: Not out of the box long, but nothing comes to mind.

Other Thoughts: You should not get this APU and expect it to do everything an actual card does. Yes, it has integrated graphics and this among the other few models are the first of their kind. Down the road, perhaps one might not need a card, but for now as and as they are intended, APUs make multi tasking easier. Not intended to circumvent graphics cards.If you spend 100-150 on an actual card, i'm sure this apu will support it nicely.
That being said, for simple games or multimedia applications, I doubt you'd need a card with this apu.

Rosewill RNX-N250PCe - Wireless N300 Wi-Fi Adapter - IEEE 802.11b / 11g / 11n, Up to 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) Data Rates, PCI E Interface
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It seems to work pretty well.

Cons: The card itself is designed poorly. Does not snug into the slot nicely as one might like it to be. It has to be in a slightly .... off-set, cocked, rocked on edge posistion to have it in the slot mounting bracket.

-1 egg. I think it should be 2 but, I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from getting it, works like it should. disappointing that it does not snug fit properly.

Other Thoughts: How does the misstep in the physical design happen, and why does it not get fixed?


Nina H.'s Profile

Display Name: Nina H.

Date Joined: 02/16/12

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 03/03/12
  • Last Review: 12/04/13
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