Date Joined: 03/22/07
Pros: Basic, no-frills case that gets the job done. PS fit perfectly.
Cons: Flip-down cover for front USB and audio gets annoying after a while, but for $20, who cares? Not worth losing an egg over it.
Overall Review: Bought this for a budget build and it turned out great. Added a CoolerMaster 460W PS and my system is running smoothly. Got it for $20 with free shipping. Thanks Newegg!
Pros: Supports AM3, has DVI as well as VGA, 4 SATA ports, love the EZ-Flash utility. Drivers installed on Vista 64 with no problems whatsoever. Integrated Radeon 2100 scored 3.2 for gaming and 3.7 for Aero.
Overall Review: This was my first AMD build for myself. Got this board in combo with an Athlon II X2 250 3 GHz, and it works great. I can't get the G.Skill RAM to run at 1066, but that's most likely an issue with timings. I don't play games much but was pleasantly surprised by the 3.2 score for the 2100.
Pros: Nice 3 GHz stock speed per core, Included HS/Fan is fine.
Overall Review: Arrived with a bent pin along one edge, but it was easily straightened and works fine after careful install into the socket. I will most likely not overclock this chip as the 3GHz stock speed is enough for me. Got a great deal on this and an ASUS M2A74-AM board.
Pros: Fits perfectly, quiet, 460 watts means that my system can grow with it.
Cons: SATA power cables are all attached (one extends to the next, which extends to the next) instead of being separate. Because of the length, if you have a DVD/RW drive at the top of your case and your hard drive in the lower part, they won't reach. I had to use a molex to SATA power adapter to reach the hard drive.
Pros: It just works. Great looking heat spreaders.
Overall Review: Can't get it to run at 1066 in an ASUS M2A74-AM but that's probably just my inability to get the timings just right. Runs absolutley great at 800.
Pros: Quiet, scored 5.9 on Vista 64
Overall Review: I have been using Western Digital drives for what seems like forever. They have been very reliable.
Pros: Nice little accessory! Charges while connected to PC as well.
Cons: Charging only - cannot sync while connected to PC.
Overall Review: Works great with a Sprint Curve 8330. It doesn't feel very secure when you put it in, but the connectors touch every time and it does not fall out. I guess I'm used to the old PalmPilot cradles where you had to make sure you pressed it in completely.
Pros: Fast, scans double-sided pages in a single pass, design saves desk space when not in use.
Overall Review: I have installed three of these scanners for clients (attorneys) and each time there is nothing but praise for them. They just work. With courts requiring pdf submission of legal documents, these are a necessity. Nothing else in this price range offers the same features.