Date Joined: 09/05/02
Pros: Works as advertised. Using for my HTPC setup, couldn't be happier.
Cons: I'm not used to the touch pad mouse so much, so that's not really a manufacture problem, it's very sensitive to the double tapping, which leads to me closing some windows sometimes when I'm not intending too.
Overall Review: I love this keyboard for my HTPC!
Pros: It's a WD that works just like it's supposed too. Using in my HTPC setup currently.
Cons: It's a little slower than the Black WD drives I have, but I expected that.
Overall Review: Been using WD exclusively since way back when Maxtor dropped their 3 year warranty. Never had a problem with WD, only one RMA ever, and they were great with it.
Pros: Nice finish on the paint, very good design and layout. Supports full ATX boards
Cons: The PSU that comes with this is garbage, also the fans on the back have the cheap molex connectors on them that are hard to plug in, and one of the fans starting making a grinding noise about 1 day after my build, so I had to unplug it. The front panel for the DVD rom wouldn't work with my LG blu ray rom, but that's ok since the LG faceplate looks nice anyway.
Pros: Nice speed for the price.
Cons: The HS fan that comes on this is a total piece of garbage. I would highly recommend you buy an aftermarket fan that does not sound like a leaf blower. I would like to know how AMD engineering would remotely find it acceptable to use a fan that is almost exactly as loud as a vacuum cleaner. I'm highly disappointed by this, when the fan spins up I can hear it running in the next room, I cannot for the life of me imagine an office full of pc's with this HS fan. If you enjoy wearing ear muffs while using your PC then this is the HS fan for you!
Pros: For the money really nice board, first ARock for me, normally buy Asus or Gigabyte.
Cons: Not color coded for the front ports, but not a deal breaker, also the mouse controlled bios threw me for a little bit of a loop, but overall I'd buy this board again.
Pros: Excellent processor for the price
Overall Review: Even though socket 754 is dead, this processor is fine for light gaming, and office/student work.
Pros: Motherboard layout, and install was simple and very easy. Paired the board with 1GB of Crucial ram, and a 3000+ Sempron processor. I used this board to replace my A7v266-e for my wife's computer, couldn't be happier with it. As always newegg rocks!
Cons: The only con I could find on the web was the layout of the SATA ports on the board. Some people said that it was too far away for their cables to reach, I cannot see that being possible, unless you have a full tower case. Worked fine for me.
Overall Review: If you need to upgrade an older system this is the way to go, I used my old ram, HardDrive, VideoCard, all I had to buy was the board and processor, great deal for an office/light gaming computer. This rig plays BF2, and BFME 2 just fine
1 GB Corsair Ram
80GB WD SE 7200
Windows XP Home
Pros: Great Ram, Great Price!
1 GB Corsair XMS
I've been using Corsair Value Ram in every computer I've built in the past 5 years. Never had a problem this stuff works great too! Will continue to buy Corsair Ram.
Pros: Great performance, wen't from a Radeon 9500pro to this. Running with an a7n8x deluxe, 2500+ barton.
Cons: The drivers from Nvidia's website would not work with the card. Did not try another version of the Nvidia drivers, used the drivers from the cd. Works fine, but did have some distortion in BF2, not sure if it's the game, or the drivers. C0D2, Q4, BFME all work flawlessly.
Overall Review: Back to Nvidia....sigghhhhh. Guess I'm riding the fence...lol
Pros: The keyboard is sweet, very nice touch on the keys, easy to press, and very comfortable. The mouse is fine, a little heavy for my taste, but nothing I cannnot deal with. Install and setup was a breeze, XP auto detected. Excellent product
Cons: Mouse feels a little heavy
Overall Review: I've always been satisfied with logitech products, from speakers to input devices. Will continue to buy their products
Pros: Great Sound quality, even made my tv speakers sound great.
Cons: The driver setup is terrible. You cannot just install the drivers for the card, you have to install the whole suite, which is ok, but if you are wanting to save disk space this could be a bother. I do not need to have 4 media players on my pc. I prefer to keep it simple.
Overall Review: Great sound for the money
Pros: Easy installation, great image quality for the price.
Overall Review: Excellent bang for your buck monitor, no dead pixels
Comments: Running this psu with a 2500+ overclocked to 3200+, A7n8xdeluxe. This psu looks awesome, and is high quality.
Running 4.919, on 5+ rail, works great.
Comments: Bought 2 of these for computers that I have built, both run Mohaa, Quake based games, and Command and Conquer just fine with 2400+ AMD processor. Nice card for the money. Very nice 2D quality
Comments: Hammer the reason you have a problem with an 850 t-Bird is probably because you need to move the jumper on the board to 100mhz fsb, XP processors run at 266, where as the t-birds ran lower. I love this board, I'm building a computer for the mother in law and went straight to NewEgg to snatch up this board for the project.
Comments: Built 3 systems with this board so far. XP 1600, easiest setup of any systems I have built, but only with 2K and XP. If you plan on using 98, good luck. This board doesn't like pre-windows 2K operating systems.
If your looking for a light gaming rig, then look no further, get the latest drivers from nvidia's website, the sound and video seem to be better running them. Also I have a A7v266-e, and this board is much more stable, and the sound is better also than the via chipset.
Excellent value, highly recommended board.
Comments: Bought this for a secondary computer. Runs Mohaa, Q3 based games just fine. Not with maximum details, but playable. Good 2d on this card also. Can't go wrong for the money.
Comments: Ordered this card on a Friday morning, of course NewEgg delivered the card a day earlier than it was supposed to arrive. Tues. I had a Radeon 8500 64MB card before I purchased this one. Very nice images, 2D quality is excellent as well as 3D. No driver problems that everyone seems to whine about with ATI cards. Currently running Q3, MOHAA, Spearhead, C4, Max Payne, UT2K3, etc, all with AA, and AF, and I only have a 1600+ processor. Very impressive, 3D mark score was about 9,910. I'm sure with a little more tweaking I'll be able to break the 10,000 barrier. Thank you NewEgg!
Comments: <a href='http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/20021021/index.html' target=_blank>http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/20021021/index.html</a><br><br>If you look on tomshardware guide, and see this psu, it recieved the best power for your money rating.
I have this 300watt psu running
2x120GXP IBM's in Raid 0
4 case fans, and 2 hardrive coolers
No problems here whatsoever, why pay the price for Enermax, or other PSU's when these HEC powersupplys give you a great bang for the buck.
Comments: Just got these in from NewEgg today, and I'm blown away with the power and sound that these speakers have. Thank you NewEgg. $20 Mail in Rebate, $67 from NEwEgg, you can't go wrong
Comments: I bought this board last Fall when it first hit the market. I have an XP1600 running windows XP pro, 2 burners, one dvd rom, 2 60GB 120GXp Ibm's, 1x30GB Maxtor Diamond max, ATI 8500. This board has been very reliable and stable. Had to clear the bios once, becuase it wouldn't boot, but other than that no problems whatsoever. Once I had my system, I built 6 other systems to present with this board, and each one went off without a hitch. I love this board. It's worth the money
Comments: I upgraded to this card from a GF2mx400 32M of sdram. I haven't seen such a big improvement since I installed my old VooDoo2. I'm going to check my 3D mark score tonight, but I'm running maxPayne, MOHAA, GTA3, all at 1024x768, and it looks sweet. Smooth frames and nice textures. Defenately worth the dough.