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Matt C.

Matt C.

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Most Favorable Review

8 Core AMD

AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: Excellent price.

Cons: Stock cooler is a hoover, but it does it's job well. I was surprised at how loud the fan is, but when I saw how thin the blades were I kind of expected it. I upgraded from the FX-6300 which was quiet in comparison. A 3rd party cooler fixed the noise issue.

Most Critical Review

I don't know anymore. The silliness should astound me, but it's to be expected.

DIYPC Solo-T2-BK Black USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with 2 x Blue Fans (1 x 120mm LED Fan x Front, 1 x 120mm Fan x Rear) Pre-installed
DIYPC Solo-T2-BK Black USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with 2 x Blue Fans (1 x 120mm LED Fan x Front, 1 x 120mm Fan x Rear) Pre-installed

Pros: It's cheap. It looks okay. Bottom mounted PSU.

Cons: It looks are very deceiving. It "looks" like you can install three 5.25' drives from the pictures. From the inside it looks like you can install two. Alas, you can only install one. The bottom two "drive bays" are actually a case fan mounting bracket. I guess I should have paid more attention. Looking at the supplied pictures, after the fact, if you really study them you can see that. I'm just making sure, in my little way, that others are aware of this. It's not worth returning it. I'll just live without an internal optical drive.

Overall Review: Look above.

Corsair cases? You can't go wrong

Corsair Carbide Series 100R CC-9011075-WW Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Corsair Carbide Series 100R CC-9011075-WW Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: I think it looks nice. You get what you see. It's a good size, for me, and it takes a full ATX board.

Cons: The only issue I notice is that the front headphone jack is really tight. You really need to mash it in, pretty forcefully to get it to connect.

Overall Review: This is my 3rd Corsair case. I bought a 200R a few years back, and that was/is for my main entertainment PC. I bought an 88R a couple of years ago, and still use it for my work PC. I bought this 100R, for my bedroom PC, and I really like it. I would hate to be labeled a "fanboy" but it is what it is.

Apparently, doesn't work on Windows 10/1809

Rosewill N300 Wireless PCI Express Adapter, 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) PCIe Wi-Fi Network Card for PC
Rosewill N300 Wireless PCI Express Adapter, 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) PCIe Wi-Fi Network Card for PC

Pros: It was low cost. Works perfect on Windows 7.

Cons: Despite several hours on two different PC's (A Dell XPS 630i and an HP PRO 3500), following all of the troubleshooting steps supplied on the Rosewill website, downloading the latest software, running all of the Dell, HP, and Windows trouble shooters, this device isn't recognized by the computer. Absolutely works, without issue, on Windows 7. I suggest not wasting your time if you have Windows 10. In the past I have purchased several different models of TP-Link cards and they all work, without issue, on Windows 10. I purchased two of these and a RNX-AC600PCEv3 because of Black Friday sales, never again.

12/22/2018

...For what it is...kind of impressed

LOGISYS Computer PS480E12 480 W ATX12V Power Supply
LOGISYS Computer PS480E12 480 W ATX12V Power Supply

Pros: Price, Quiet, powered up, powers my computer

Cons: None that I can see, It's not made of gold?

Overall Review: Just needed a basic power supply for a back-up computer. When I go cheap I always worry about noise, and man have I had some hoovers. This one is not noisy at all. Looks like I found my go-to cheap PSU.

TL-WN881ND

TP-LINK TL-WN881ND Wireless N300 PCI Express Adapter, 300 Mbps, w/ WPS Button, IEEE 802.1b/g/n, 64 / 128-bit WEP, WPA / WPA2, Plug & Play in Windows
TP-LINK TL-WN881ND Wireless N300 PCI Express Adapter, 300 Mbps, w/ WPS Button, IEEE 802.1b/g/n, 64 / 128-bit WEP, WPA / WPA2, Plug & Play in Windows

Pros: Easy to install. Pretty good range. It works just fine on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Cons: N/A

Overall Review: I ended up buying two of these for two different desktop computers. One is running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. The other is running Windows 8.1 64-bit. I only installed the driver and use the Windows built in network manager.