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joseph b.

joseph b.

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Most Favorable Review

this is a buy for a htpc

BIOSTAR A68I-350 Deluxe R2.0 AMD Fusion APU 350D AMD A68 Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU Combo
BIOSTAR A68I-350 Deluxe R2.0 AMD Fusion APU 350D AMD A68 Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU Combo

Pros: low power,low heat,easy to set up,integrated cpu/gpu

Cons: none

Overall Review: i am using this for a htpc it plays every video format i threw at it bluray plays nice and smooth running win 7 ultimate even plays games decent i am suprised i can get dirt 3 to run on low settings not a bad little board for the money i built the system for 230.00 case,8gb ram,120 gb ssd,lg blu-ray player

10/27/2012
Most Critical Review
ASUS CROSSHAIRV-FORMULA-R AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS
ASUS CROSSHAIRV-FORMULA-R AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS

Pros: nice board all the features you could ask for 4 pci express slots

Cons: bad board DOA

Overall Review: i got this as an open box i figured id take a chance and i lost board was doa cpu light stayed on fans not working board smelled burndt what the funny part is look at the other reviews all the same problem i bet we all got the same board looking at the dates i guess they dont test them before they re sell them

awesome drive

Seagate Desktop HDD ST3000DM001 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD ST3000DM001 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: fast read/write speed 180 MBPS read 160 MBPS write

Cons: none

Overall Review: i just bought a second 3 tb drive was waiting for it to go back on sale and it did so i bought it had no problems with this drive been using it heavy for a year

awesome for cable/sat hd capture

AVerMedia MTVUHDRFC AVerTV USB HD DVR Digital Video Capture Device
AVerMedia MTVUHDRFC AVerTV USB HD DVR Digital Video Capture Device

Pros: super easy set up awesome picture great for hd cable/sat hd capture

Cons: hdmi out i dont understand book say's for playback only i could never get it to work no big deal i knew that before i bought it

Overall Review: i am using this for cable/sat capture it was really easy to set up a monkey could do it.im not a big fan of the software it came with it works but..i use windows media center way better interface i have not tried it on xbmc yet im sure it would work fine it captures hd video fine with no glitches no delays in sound/video sync i would recomend this for anyone who needs a capture device