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David B.

David B.

Joined on 10/16/01

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Most Favorable Review

Good board for tight budget

ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: This board is a great budget motherboard. It comes with VGA/DVI/HDMI connectors onboard. installed and started with no problems at all. I am not an over-clocker, but the BIOS options for over-clocking seemed plentiful. It comes with headers to help you hook up case USB and other wires (power, reset, speaker, etc).

Cons: None at this time.

Overall Review: I am using this board with 4GB 1066 ram and AMD Phenom 9600 2.3GHz processor. I am using stock video since this system isn't being used for gaming or other graphics intensive processes. I installed ubuntu jaunty 9.04 without problems. Sound and video (ATI) were recognized.

Update to my previous review

ThinkPad W510 Laptop Intel Core i7 1.70GHz 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, 18 Month Warranty, Dock Included
ThinkPad W510 Laptop Intel Core i7 1.70GHz 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, 18 Month Warranty, Dock Included

Pros: This is an update to my previous review. After one month of ownership, the laptop is still running very well. I finally received a 135W adapter after contacting the vendor. They were helpful, and I am very pleased with the laptop.

Cons: Didn't come with the recommended power adapter. I received one after contacting the vendor.

Great Little External Enclosure

ICY DOCK 4 Bay USB 3.0/ eSATA External HDD Enclosure with 120mm Cooling Fan - Black Vortex MB174U3S-4SB
ICY DOCK 4 Bay USB 3.0/ eSATA External HDD Enclosure with 120mm Cooling Fan - Black Vortex MB174U3S-4SB

Pros: Easy Installation of 3.5'' Hard Drives. Active cooling via 120mm fan.

Cons: Heavy when filled with 4 HDDs? I wanted to purchase another one, but it is out of stock at this time! :(

Overall Review: I bought this to setup a raidz2 array. Everything is working well. I am very happy with it so far.