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Chris W.

Chris W.

Joined on 11/06/05

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review
MSI K8MM3-V 754 VIA K8M800 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI K8MM3-V 754 VIA K8M800 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Good MSI Board. Used to replace E-Machine M-ATX that went bad; worked as a basic all-in-one replacement. AGP & Via Chipset, but cheap and effective.

Cons: None, really. Just don't confuse this for a high-performance motherboard.

Overall Review: Best Bang for the Buck at it's price level, does everything i needed it to.

Great Price

Acer AL2216Wbd 22" WSXGA 1680 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI-D LCD Monitor with HDCP support
Acer AL2216Wbd 22" WSXGA 1680 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI-D LCD Monitor with HDCP support

Pros: 1680x1050 Wide Res. looks great on this, and at 22" your games are playable easily from ten ft. back. I have no other 22" LCD that i can stick next to this as a basis for comparisson, but I like that it's bright, clear, and I've never recieved a dead pixel on any new monitor, this wasn't the first. I'd definately buy again given the price to performance.

Cons: None with the LCD other than the fact that it does NOT support HDCP (Which someone else was kind enough to verify prior to me buying it, so no unexpected suprises here). But if you intend on playing games, make sure you've got the graphics muscle for newer ones. You don't buy this screen so you can play bioshock in 800x600. Make sure you're PC is ready for full 1680x1050 resolution. *scoffs at his old x800 card and wonders why he didn't buy nVidia.

Overall Review: Great bang for your buck. I recommend highly.

Great Reliability

ASUS M2N-MX AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M2N-MX AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: This board is very stable in my experience, especially compared to the less expensive alternative SE board. It is working for me in a restaurant as a server for a PointOfSales and in a home computer. Works great.

Cons: none really. younger folks just shouldn't expect to be playing modern games at 100fps with the onboard video, but good board/chipset/features combo.

Great Case and Power Supply

Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W SmartPower 2.0 Power Supply
Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W SmartPower 2.0 Power Supply

Pros: Great Case; Never had a single power problem, VERY quiet case and I like the cooling duct because once you learn how to play with it (it has 3 screws) the piece comes in handy. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet, relatively inexpensive case & Power Supply combo.

Cons: Plastic door can be somewhat flimsy, but I haven't broken it and it seems sturdy enough for everyday use.

Overall Review: I Love the case. *Hugs it.

AMD Sempron 64 2800+ - Sempron 64 Palermo Single-Core 1.6 GHz Socket 754 62W Processor - SDA2800BXBOX
AMD Sempron 64 2800+ - Sempron 64 Palermo Single-Core 1.6 GHz Socket 754 62W Processor - SDA2800BXBOX

Pros: Cheap and Stable, True to AMD's reputation over the past several years.

Cons: Not a speed demon, but unles you're running games or vista, you won't care.

Overall Review: MMMM... Delicious.

DYNAPOWER USA EP-45X.0562B 450 W ATX12V, Version 2.2 Power Supply
DYNAPOWER USA EP-45X.0562B 450 W ATX12V, Version 2.2 Power Supply

Pros: Wow, it works! How long is that gonna be good for?

Cons: I'm sure something name-brand will last a little longer/ tkae a little more abuse, but this is cheap and gets the job done.

Overall Review: I Like it. Wouldn't game with it, but good for cheapy replacement.