Date Joined: 09/02/07
Pros: This is a basic CPU. It would be great for a budget system. It comes with a heat sink and a fan. It does not require a video card.
Overall Review: I used this CPU to build a budget system running Ubuntu. It is running fine so far. I would buy this product again.
Pros: Budget price. Good for low cost budget system.
Overall Review: I used this RAM to build a budget PC. No problems so far. I would buy this product again.
Pros: Good quality. Basic no frills motherboard.
Cons: The manual could be much better.
Overall Review: I used this motherboard to build a budget PC running Ubuntu. The system is working fine so far. I would buy this motherboard again.
Pros: This is excellent RAM. It is reasonably priced. The bottom line is that it just works.
Overall Review: I use Crucial RAM in all my computer systems. I have never had a RAM problem. I seriously doubt that I will ever use a different brand of RAM.
Pros: This is a good motherboard for a budget computer system. I had no trouble installing it into my computer case. The cables and other items that came with this motherboard were of good quality.
Cons: The instruction book that came with this motherboard was satisfactory. I wish, however, it had more technical data.
Overall Review: Installing a video card on this motherboard was a tight fit.
This is my first time using a MSI brand motherboard. I am very pleased with it. I will consider using MSI brand motherboards in my future computer system builds.
I would also recommend this motherboard for a first time system builder.
Pros: This is an excellent CPU for a basic computer system. This CPU has all the power you need for word processing, spread sheets, and photography applications. I guess I would not use it for a gaming system. It is also reasonably priced. This CPU would also be good for a first time system builder.
Overall Review: The heat sink and fan that come with this CPU are satisfactory.
Pros: High quality, Price, Easy to install, Crucial reputation.
Overall Review: I installed this RAM in an old Dell Inspiron B130 laptop. This laptop now runs much smoother and faster. I really regret not upgrading the RAM in this laptop sooner.
Pros: Good quality. Reasonable price. No installation problems.
Overall Review: I am running Ubuntu Linux on a six year old Dell system. The system performance increased noticeably when I installed this RAM. I am very pleased with this product.
Pros: This is an excellent CPU for the price. It really gives you good performance. This CPU also runs cooler than some other CPUs that I have used in the past.
Overall Review: I am using this CPU in a business system. Therefore, I did not overclock it. I also used the supplied heatsink and fan. It runs about 40 degrees Celsius.
Pros: This is a solid motherboard. I have had no problems running Microsoft Windows Vista on it. It is reasonably priced. The installation book is good. The SATA cables that come with this motherboard are good quality.
Overall Review: The bios on the motherboard I received was out of date. I had to update it. That really was not a problem.
Pros: I have had no problems using this DVD burner with Microsoft Windows Vista. I also had no problems installing this DVD burner in my computer case. It runs quietly. Asus quality. It comes with a decent installation book.
Overall Review: The disc tray opens and closes slower than some other DVD burners. That is not a problem for me, but some people might not like it.
Pros: I had no problems installing this hard drive on a Microsoft Windows Vista system. This hard drive runs quietly. Seagate quality.
Overall Review: In general, Seagate hard drives have always performed well for me.
Pros: This is a good computer case for the price. I did not find any sharp edges. It is made with quality materials. My motherboard, hard drive, and DVD burner all installed without any problems. It also comes with a quality power supply.
Cons: The exterior fit and finish could be better.
Overall Review: This is an excellent computer case for a budget system. I would also recommend it for a first time system builder.
Pros: This cable is made better than some different brand cables I have used in the past. I like that 80 conductor cables have color coded connections.
Overall Review: In general, StarTech cables have always performed well for me.