cover
Jesse B.

Jesse B.

Joined on 03/24/06

0
0

Product Reviews
product reviews
  • 3
Most Favorable Review

Great low watt solution that games

AMD Athlon 5350 - Athlon Kabini Quad-Core 2.05 GHz Socket AM1 25W AMD Radeon R3 Desktop Processor - AD5350JAHMBOX
AMD Athlon 5350 - Athlon Kabini Quad-Core 2.05 GHz Socket AM1 25W AMD Radeon R3 Desktop Processor - AD5350JAHMBOX

Pros: 25w, quad core, silent under load, games incredibly well for most pre 2014 games

Cons: None really, I knew what I was getting when I bought it, won't play current gen games without great difficulty, but I knew this before buying

Overall Review: I've had this running since Feb 2015 and had no problems with installation or running Windows 7 or 10. It boots quickly with an SSD and it practically silent even while under load. Paired it with a Zotac 750ti 2gb it runs most older games at 720 and 1080 at medium to high settings. I definitely would want to pick a cpu with more power to play games made in 2014 on to get better visuals, even with this card. Most of my Steam library and Origin are playable at medium to high levels running 50 60 fps Tomb Raider to 30 40's with SWTOR and Fallout 3 and NV. Absolutely will not run Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition at minimal graphics and lowest resolution with this pair. This should give you an idea of what it can and cannot handle game wise. I leave my computer on for days at a time and paired with the 750ti and Antec Earthwatts 380, I can hardly tell if it is on or not. I built it to be quiet and in that respect, it delivers. Once I build a new rig, this will probably go into the living room as a general purpose workstation. This isn't the CPU you're looking for to do any rendering or high workload tasks. If kept to gaming on older titles pre-2014 and general use, it's a perfect lower cost solution.

Great Upgrade from 7200rpm

MyDigitalSSD 120GB BP4e 2.5" Slim 7 Series 7mm SATA III (6G) SSD Solid State Drive - MDS7-BP4e-128
MyDigitalSSD 120GB BP4e 2.5" Slim 7 Series 7mm SATA III (6G) SSD Solid State Drive - MDS7-BP4e-128

Pros: Quick, easy to install, silent

Cons: Small capacity

Overall Review: I knew it was small going in, so I can't knock an egg off for that. For my needs (booting windows 7 quickly and storage of some load intensive games), it gets the job done very well. Boots OS in about 10 seconds and games load noticeably faster that are on there.

Rock Solid Wireless N adapter

EDIMAX EW-7811Un 150 Mbps Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n Nano USB Adapter
EDIMAX EW-7811Un 150 Mbps Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n Nano USB Adapter

Pros: Small, blue LED, and easy to install.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I bought this for a build 2 years ago and it's still running strong. I has rarely lost connection and does transfer at the rated speed when paired with a wireless N wifi router. Windows 7 64bit Home Premium found the adapter with no problems. It might have lost connection a handful of times I've had it and I use it to play online and had no problems with ping with the router being 20-30 feet away with two walls separating the two. Keeps full bars all the way through.