Joined on 02/25/05
So simple, a caveman could do it
Pros: This was by far the simplest installation of any networking product ever. I bought two (4 units total) and replaced my slow wireless g network with a fast powerline network. Speed is incredible, setup is easy. Only one issue with an outlet that was too low to the ground, I fixed that by plugging into a non-filtering power strip.
Worked well for 2 months
Pros: It worked great as a gaming machine. Fast, quiet, and great graphics performance.
Cons: The machine won't boot up anymore. One day it was just showing a blank screen. The EZ LED indicator shows VGA, which means the video card is the issue. From other reviews, this seems to be a not-so-uncommon issue with the RTX 2060. I'm having to do an RMA with MSI as this is over the return period. This is an enormous machine to ship back, and I no longer have the original packing material.
Overall Review: Overall not happy, as this was an early Christmas present that will be out of commission for Christmas day.
Great barebone system
Pros: Well built case with plenty of room for cards. Put an Intel Core 2 Duo 4300 in it with the stock fan. 4 slots for RAM; filled all with 1G sticks though XP sees only 3.2G (knew that before I built but whatever--that's XP, not the hardware). Got an ASUS EN7600GS Silent card; this thing is quiet and runs stable. Overclocking available.
Cons: Front of case is somewhat ugly. Black/beige combo only a geek could love.
Overall Review: Got this for a home theater machine / game rig hooked up to a 37" lcd. Runs great and I love that I *could* overclock it if I wanted to.
Pros: This works great for me. I had an older Dell PC that I've converted into a tivo using two of these; one is hooked directly to the cable, the other to the set top box, using firewire to change the channel. Onboard encoding works great. BeyondTV has a wide user base and the bulletin boards are a great help.