I got it working4/27/2011 5:05:00 PM

Pros: Cheap, relatively powerful AGP card.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: My system would freeze as soon as I installed the drivers (Standard VGA mode worked fine). Troubleshooting, different drivers, and tweaking BIOS settings didn't help. I finally solved the problem by reinstalling Windows XP and using the "ACPI Uniprocessor" HAL (with APIC support) instead of the "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC" HAL without APIC.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
My New Favorite Case7/25/2009 8:59:14 AM

Pros: Quiet: I'm using the included rear 120mm tri-speed on medium, a front 92mm Antec tri-speed on low, Corsair 520HX PS with 120mm fan, Phenom II 945 (95W) with stock HSF, and a Sapphire Vapor-X 4850 512MB. I can hear a low whisper if I put my head near the back of the case, but it is easily overpowered by background noise. Seagate 7200.12 500MB is silent on silicone grommets. Cool: Temps (idle/3DMark) for Case (31/34C), CPU (34/41C), and GPU (36/54C) are impressive. That's in a house with no AC, ambient temps ~73F. Functional: Plenty of room and a clean layout. I love the posts behind the drive bay for wrapping up excess cable length. I have a couple of inches to spare between the Sapphire Vapor-X 4850 and the drive bay. Front HD Audio ports interface with my Creative X-Fi Titanium Pro.

Cons: The screws on the expansion slot covers in the back tend to overlap both slots, meaning you have to remove the screws above and below the slot to add/remove a card.

Overall Review: Be careful when taking off the side panels to pull them straight out until they are completely clear of the case body. I got in a rush and bent the lip of one side panel by letting it down before it was all the way out. I was able to bend it straight with pliers.

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Comfortable, Clear, and Cheap!7/25/2009 8:41:53 AM

Pros: I really like the wrap-around design. It's more comfortable than the standard over-head layout. As an added bonus, I can put the headphones down on my neck when I want to use my speakers, and the mic still adjusts right in front of my mouth. Sound quality is good given the size, and construction appears sturdy.

Cons: The pictures on the packaging of "gamers" jumping around with their keyboards are a bit much. ;)

Overall Review: Comes with a Logitech case badge. I'm not sure headphones merit a case badge, but that's up to your discretion.

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Works great for me6/27/2008 5:30:54 PM

Pros: I was hesitant to order this based on other reviews, but I'm glad I bought it. Fast, ample storage in a compact form factor. No heat problems running in a non-air conditioned room above 80 degrees F. I can't hear the drive unless I put my head against the case (Antec NSK4400 with rubber grommets).

Cons: The connectors on the back look vulnerable and unsupported, but I had no problems with them.

Overall Review: Operating with a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H 780G motherboard in AHCI mode with no problems. Maybe some of the other problems reported here are chipset/mobo related?

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Great RAM, cheap6/21/2008 5:44:38 PM

Pros: Works great in a build with GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H and Athlon X2 4600+. Heat spreaders fit, even with two sticks side-by-side in close slots.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Includes a nice case sticker.

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Good budget buy6/21/2008 3:07:18 PM

Pros: Dual-core 2.4 GHZ processor runs cool and allows you to use DDR2-800 at full clock speed. Very responsive in games and Windows Vista Home Premium. Included heatsink and fan are adequate and quiet.

Cons: The instructions for installing the heatsink and fan could have been more clear. They also showed a different heatsink locking clip than was used on my model. Regardless, I figured it out with no problems.

Overall Review: Good for home and gaming use, as long as you aren't an uber-gamer who is counting every FPS in Crysis.

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Everything you need, efficiently6/21/2008 2:59:24 PM

Pros: Great integrated features, cool and quiet with no fans. Smooth and easy install. High-quality components, all the way down to the included SATA data cables with snap-tight clips. The driver CD had been updated with the latest drivers. Plenty of room to upgrade later with 4 RAM slots and a 16x PCI-E 2.0 slot.

Cons: Didn't include a Gigabyte case sticker to show my pride. Documentation isn't always perfect, but usually functional and understandable.

Overall Review: Made a great budget build with Athlon X2 4600+, 2x1GB G.SKILL DDR2-800, Seagate 7200.11 320GB, and Lite-On LH-20A1S DVD burner. I would gladly build with this board again.

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