Joined on 09/26/03
Pros: Had everything needed to make a good all around home pc. No gaming planned on this. Paired with a 7850BE and 4GB RAM on Vista 64. SATA HDD and DVD-ROM. Decent layout, and a very nice looking blue PCB.
Cons: Drivers would not install correctly. Tried the ones on the included cd, downloaded from jetway, and downloaded from nvidia. None would work entirely. Got NIC working, but could not get video drivers installed. Worked better with no vga drivers installed... Pity. nvida 8100/720 seems very unstable yet. I have too many hours into messing trying to get to work so I RMA'd the thing and will get a Gigabyte G31 and intel e5200 to replace them. G31 is a proven chipset. I can't afford to spend anymore time on this jetway. I'm very disappointed. I now have lost any profit from this build. Thanks jetway.
Overall Review: I did contact jetway; although they were courteous and kind we could not figure this out. With the nvida vga drivers installed I could not turn up past 800x600 or on reboot video would drop entirely until I reboot into safe mode and uninstall the drivers. After trying every driver we could find and re installing Vista 3 times, I quit. I shouldn't have to work this hard to build a simple email/web, schoolwork pc. Very unhappy over an incredible amount of lost time.
Great Customer Service
Pros: Techsaurus has been wonderful to work with. Quick responses to my inquiries and fast shipper. There were some issues but Techsaurus has stood up and taken care of these issues for me.
Cons: Ultimately the product had some issues but I can't fault Techsaurus for that.
Overall Review: I've had several email inquiries with Techsaurus and I must say the response time via email is impressive. Keep up the good work Techsaurus
Mouse Pad 2 pack
Pros: Cheap price, smooth surface. They are very thin which I like, but they are small.
Cons: They are very small. Smaller than I expected, but that's my fault, I misread the description of 22 x 18 as inches. It's centimeters not inches. Totally my mistake so I can't dock any eggs for size.
Overall Review: Other than the unexpected small size (again, my own fault for not reading) these are a bargain at $3 and free shipping. Are you kidding? If you need a nice smooth thin basic mouse pad, you wont' be disappointed.
Ok so far
Pros: Cheap, comes with both normal and low profile brackets. Works great once you get it working - see cons for explanation.
Cons: The included drivers and associated software caused a hard lockup of the pc when installed. Shortly after boot the pc screen would freeze and become unresponsive. No blue screen just a lock up. Once I removed the drivers and software and let Windows update install a generic driver it has not locked up and works well, no issues with generic drivers since.
Overall Review: The system I installed this in and had the lock ups was a Dell Optiplex 755 SFF that I'm using for an HTPC. Not sure if there is some incompatibility with the drivers/software and the dell 755. I did not test or try to duplicate the issue on another PC.
32 GB SDHC Card
Pros: Works great in my Canon VIXIA HF R300. Plenty of space (over 2.5 hours on highest quality setting). Speed of the card is perfect for this type of device. No waiting, always ready to record, even if you record/stop/record there is no hesitation.
Cons: No cons to think of. It wasn't free?
Overall Review: This was a great deal and has performed flawlessly. I have no issue recommending this memory card for HD sdhc camcorder use.