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Christopher K.

Christopher K.

Joined on 07/03/06

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Most Favorable Review

Great bang for the buck

CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model VS2GBKIT533D2
CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model VS2GBKIT533D2

Pros: - Cheap - 2x1GB - Great bang for the buck

Cons: - None

Overall Review: These may be ValueSelect, but boy, do they do the job and then some. If you're not some HARDCORE gamer who overclocks the component of his/her computer, then this package of RAM is for you. 2x1GB sticks for cheap compared to 2x1GB sticks of high end stuff. On a budget build or want a really good upgrade (but not HARDCORE), then buy these.

Really Good Mobo

ECS GeForce6100SM-M (1.0) AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100S Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ECS GeForce6100SM-M (1.0) AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100S Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: - Onboard everything - Great for budget system

Cons: - No sensor software available from ECS - Needs Bios update to fix temp issues - 2 RAM slots (but to be expected on a micro)

Overall Review: Used this mobo to build a rig for my wife. Had everything she was looking for and then some. My only problems with it were the Bios issues for the sensors (which some still don't work properly, but could just be a faulty sensor). And a small PERSONAL preference, Id like more RAM slots for upgrades. But 2x1GB sticks servers her perfectly. If you're building a budget system, look no further, this mobo has it all. (Gets 4 because of the Bios issue and no software from ECS to monitor temps and speeds)

Big bang for a small buck

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JS 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JS 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: - Great bang for the bunk - 200GBs - Sata - Western Digital

Cons: - None

Overall Review: It's made by Western Digital, the best HDD manufacture in my opinion (WD and Seagate are my favs). It's 200GBs, plenty of room for you gamers and Moms & Dad's that want to hold those precious digital photos. It's 200GBs for a very low price. Great buy!

GREAT BANG FOR THE BUCK!!!

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ - Athlon 64 X2 Brisbane Dual-Core 1.9 GHz Socket AM2 Processor - ADO3600IAA5DL
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ - Athlon 64 X2 Brisbane Dual-Core 1.9 GHz Socket AM2 Processor - ADO3600IAA5DL

Pros: - Amazing bang for the buck!!! - Dual Core - Over-Clockability - Low temps

Cons: - No HSF (but allowed me to get a better HSF anyway)

Overall Review: Build a rig for my wife with this CPU, and at first the temps were way too low (bios issue, now fixed). Now... they're just low. They run around 15-18 idle(because of software), 28-35 under load (depending on high-max load). It's a great CPU, and great bang for the buck. It's easily overclockable so get a good HSF and PSU and pump this baby up.

Ice Cold

ASUS Chilly Vent Lux 80mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
ASUS Chilly Vent Lux 80mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Pros: - Good bang for the Buck - Looks cool - Does it's job well

Cons: - For what it's designed for and it's price, none.

Overall Review: No this isn't the best CPU HSF out there, but it's also not meant to be. For it's price, it does a really good job. Lowers the CPU temps a few degrees over a stock HSF. It looks cool. If you've build quite a few rigs like I have, than you'll find this HSF easy to install, compared to other more complicated and "feel like your CPU is about to crack" styles.

Cheap sound

Logitech S-100 BLK 5 Watts RMS 2.0 Speaker System
Logitech S-100 BLK 5 Watts RMS 2.0 Speaker System

Pros: - Cheap - Let you hear your sounds - Cheap

Cons: - They have next to no bass (might as well say none) - They don't sound the greatest - Speaker-Speaker cord is a little short, could have been longer

Overall Review: I bought the same ones but beige, they no longer sell those ones. They don't sound the greatest because they're not meant to. They're CHEAP, REALLY CHEAP. So don't expect concert audio from these things. You should get them just so you can hear what you're doing/playing.