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Larry R.

Larry R.

Joined on 08/14/05

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Don't hesitate.

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: As long as 80 Gigs. works for you, I wouldn't hesitate, especially at this price.

Cons: No complaints.

Overall Review: Remember it's OEM so you may need screws and cables and such.

I LIKE ...

IOGEAR KVM 2-Port USB VGA Cabled Switch - 2048 x 1536 - Remote Button Switch - Plug n Play - PC, MAC, SUN - GCS22U
IOGEAR KVM 2-Port USB VGA Cabled Switch - 2048 x 1536 - Remote Button Switch - Plug n Play - PC, MAC, SUN - GCS22U

Pros: This type of gizmo is new to me but I love this thing. No problems at all so far. I set up a dandy little network with a P3 as my printer server and to do other little tasks. For what I use it for, it's great! For the cost I'd much rather have this than a USB to parallel cable that may or may not work (going by the reviews). But then again, I have surplus old computers kicking around.

Cons: I guess some of these switches have keystroke switching--it might be handy if you are used to using that feature but it's something I don't miss. The other thing is you have to use a USB mouse and keyboard. That was okay with me.

Overall Review: Why didn't someone tell me before what a KVM switch was? LOL! This is great! If you plan to use this with USB keyboard and mouse and a VGA monitor, I don't think you'll regret it for the cost. If you have the nics, get a crossover cable and have some fun.

Good...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ

Pros: When all was said and done 32-bit Windows XP Pro recognized 3.25 Gigs. No complaints. I'll worry about the 64-bit OS later (maybe, right now this is fine).

Cons: NONE.

Overall Review: It even looks purty. I took photos!

All Good

AMD Athlon X2 BE-2300 - Athlon X2 Brisbane Dual-Core 1.9 GHz Socket AM2 45W Processor - ADH2300DOBOX
AMD Athlon X2 BE-2300 - Athlon X2 Brisbane Dual-Core 1.9 GHz Socket AM2 45W Processor - ADH2300DOBOX

Pros: It's all good. Low wattage and super performance! Spend more if you need cutting edge technology, but this is a bargain. The same CPU would've cost much more not so long ago. Enjoy!

Cons: At this price, no cons at all.

Overall Review: A retail dual-core for under $40!

Thanks to Asus and Newegg...

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 is a good board--PERIOD! The little things sometimes make the difference and the Q-Connector is a simple but cool innovation if you don't like smashing your nose against a motherboard while connecting wires. If you want a super gaming board, go pay for one. For my money, I'm very pleased!

Cons: It's an MATX, not ATX. There's just not enough room and I wouldn't let go of another $20 for the ATX version. I guess it's time to give up on getting two IDE ports on a board, but it would be nice to have more than two PCI slots. I still love it!

Overall Review: A lot of technology in a small package with lots of cool features and 4 memory slots. As always, fast shipping from Newegg.