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Michael B.

Michael B.

Joined on 06/16/02

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BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Overclocked e2180 to 3.0 easily on stock cooling in bios which is what i was looking for, may attempt more. Good OC options, like the biostar software. 3rd Biostar build, always been happy with them...

Cons: Had some issues installing XP pro, worked through it. I believe it involves acpi...hit f7 when installing xp pro when it asks for 3rd party drivers and I was able to clean install....

Overall Review: I originally purchased an asus p35 board, nothing but problems...RMA ed it, bought this....so far so good we'll see

great value!

Rosewill - FBM-01 Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case with Dual Fans
Rosewill - FBM-01 Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case with Dual Fans

Pros: cheap, no damage in shipping at all. cheap. 2 fans. cheap. What else do you expect for $21? zero issues it was really cheap. great value....

Cons: none really if your expectations are realistic.... fans are not exactly quiet but it doesnt sound like a 747 taking off either if you have a large (size) PSU Might have an issue with optical drive placement it isnt built like a tank, but i dont plan on carrying it around....

Overall Review: should have bought another.....it holds components, thats what i need a case to do period. i dont swap a bunch of stuff out all the time

11/14/2012

ddr2 too expensive....

ASRock G41M-S3 LGA 775 Intel G41 + ICH7 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock G41M-S3 LGA 775 Intel G41 + ICH7 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: picked up a e8400 cheap, wanted to upgrade to cheap ddr3 memory, smaller form factor board for eventual htpc build. does all that for under 60 bucks. yes i know 775 is dead, dont care. ill squeeze out another year from it. light gaming usually titles a few years old, this 4gb ram(xp 32 bit) old 4850 video card and im content for awhile

Cons: g41 chipset is not even close in overclockability as my tp43 i am replacing. But to be fair, i havent really messed with it too much yet.

Overall Review: i have built with foxconn, ecs, asus, gigabite and biostar. This is my 1st asrock board. id buy another.

11/14/2012