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Mike B.

Mike B.

Joined on 01/17/10

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Most Favorable Review

Great Processor

AMD Phenom II X4 925 - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 95W Processor - HDX925WFGIBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 925 - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 95W Processor - HDX925WFGIBOX

Pros: Price. You can't beat this processor for the price. Simple and plain. Its better than Intel competitor at this price. AMD wins this price range hands down. Runs much much quiter than my AMD athlon 64 x2 6000+, uses less wattage, and is a HUGE upgrade.

Cons: Heat sink and fan are a little weak, but AMD has a warranty on the processor using this Fan, so....If the fan dosent work well enough they will pay for it.

Overall Review: if you want a good pc at a cheap price get this. With Intel set up youll be paying 3x as much at least, and I can not think of any reason to spend that much. Ive been going AMD for the past 10 years, so maybe im a little biased, but I see no reason to switch to intel.

Most Critical Review

Avoid

ICY DOCK 2.5" to 3.5" Bay SATA HDD & SSD Converter / Mounting Kit /Bracket - EZConvert MB882SP-1S-1B
ICY DOCK 2.5" to 3.5" Bay SATA HDD & SSD Converter / Mounting Kit /Bracket - EZConvert MB882SP-1S-1B

Pros: None

Cons: Well, maybe I got a defect, but the Serial ATA cable does not snap in. Therefore, it does not go all the way in. Now I have to RMA and pay a restocking fee. I think restocking fee should be removed if its a clearly defective item... newegg your really going to restock a defective item....?

Overall Review: No reason to buy this. Just get a normal 2.5 to 3.5 converter mount and avoid another connection.... more connections means more possible problems. Also, its plastic.....

Get this

Seagate 600 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ST240HM000
Seagate 600 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ST240HM000

Pros: Super sick fast

Cons: None

Overall Review: it does what its suppose to do at a good price....worlds beyond my old 5400 rpm hdd.... at least 10x faster in loading windows and loading games....

Sick sauce

Seagate 600 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ST240HM000
Seagate 600 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ST240HM000

Pros: Fast. Good construction. For the price it has good storage

Cons: none.

Overall Review: Its worth every penny to get an HDD. Windows 7 boots in seconds. GW2 boots in seconds... at least 10x faster than my 5400 rpm HDD, so sick....

Avoid

BIOSTAR TA970 Ver. 5.3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
BIOSTAR TA970 Ver. 5.3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: none.

Cons: .. no integrated video.. I knew newegg package "deal" was too good to be true, seriously no integrated video. My fault for not reading the specs fully, but my julie no integrated video is probably the worst idea if something goes wrong. This thing doesn't recognize my video card HIS 5770 ICEQ, can't do much without a screen...... Returning this PO you figure out the last letter.

A whole new world from vista.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

Pros: Coming from windows vista 32x to windows 7 64x is like the difference between a 1988 ford pinto vs a 2011 BMW 7 series. Win 7 is quick. It loads fast, it shuts down fast, programs start rapidly, it uses less memory and is less taxing on the cpu, it looks sexy, its smooth, I can not have enough praise for this.

Cons: OEM model limits upgrades... YES IT LIMITS UPGRADES. Unlike the previous guy who says you can get a new motherboard, you may or may not be able to, its a grey zone. Sometimes the customer service people will allow you to switch motherboards, its at their discretion. He happened to be able to get a new activation code for whatever reason, but you may not be able to. Keep this in mind when buying the OEM version. A motherboard upgrade may or may not be possible.

Overall Review: I will not by windows computer again simply because I am so insulted by Vista. I will use win 7 and then buy a mac. I know this makes no sense, but I feel Microsoft made me pay double for win 7. I hate vista with a passion, and hence I hate windows even though Microsoft windows 7 is amazing.