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Burlynn C.

Burlynn C.

Joined on 09/03/07

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Great backup KB

Logitech Internet 350 Black 104 Normal Keys 8 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Keyboard
Logitech Internet 350 Black 104 Normal Keys 8 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Keyboard

Pros: Nice finish* Media keys work OOTB in Ubuntu Cheap Got this as a backup keyboard for a htpc/server build, and it works great. Had to get something i knew would work in BIOS if my wireless keyboard didnt. Nice responsive keys, didnt take long to get used to. Keys feel a litte closer together than what ive been used to but again you get used to it. As stated all the media keys run out of the box in Ubuntu 9.04.

Cons: *The little palmrest built into the keyboard had some discoloration on it when i got it. Not a deal breaker as its only a backup keyboard.

Overall Review: I can get to calculator faster now?

Love it

ASRock K10N78M AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock K10N78M AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8100 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Cheap. Good board for building from. Features. Good bios options. I bought this board for a midrange build and have been very pleased with it so far. Though ASRock was a new company to me the reviews for their products that were here were very good and this board has not disappointed. Running an AMD Kuma 7750 BE in this with 4 gigs of G.Skill 1066 and a 500gb WD Caviar Green. Everything installed and runs without a hitch. Great easy overclocking options in bios, and its easy to navigate.

Cons: Cant say much for a negative, the BIOS options could be better listed in the manual, but again just some running around in it and I figured everything out I needed.

Overall Review: I havent seen anyone mention this yet - No this board does not have hdmi out, but theres an option for hdmi audio out in the bois, this in conjunction with a dvi to hdmi adapter on the dvi port -supposedly- gives you hdmi video and audio out. I havent confirmed this, seems like a iffy setup but thought it was worth mentioning.

Works as advertised

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPQ
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPQ

Pros: Price Speed Color of heatsinks - nice blue Looks good in windowed case Nice finish Heavy, doesnt feel cheap I bought this set for a nice mid-range setup, and it works fine. For some reason I could not set individual timings on my ASRock K10N78M w/ AMD Kuma 7750 BE - would not post at 1066 this way. Left the timings alone and set the 'memory clock' to 533 mhz 1066, and it posts and cleared memtest86 fine. Also motherboard has a 'Cool and Quiet' function - from what ive read here with different ram people have had to turn this off to get memory to boot at correct speeds, not the case here. It actually had to be on to get memory to work right. Granted this means the bios is scaling cpu and memory with it but i dont mind that as long as when the system needs it everything runs at top speed.

Cons: Zero instructions, this was the first set of ram I've installed that needed bios adjustments to run, and even some simple instructions would have been nice for novice builders.

Overall Review: Comes with a cool faux-metal G.Skill sticker. I slapped it on my case.

Does what it says

OKGEAR 10" SATA 6Gbps Cable, Straight to Right Angle W/Metal Latch, UV Blue, Backward Compatible 3 Gbps and 1.5Gbps
OKGEAR 10" SATA 6Gbps Cable, Straight to Right Angle W/Metal Latch, UV Blue, Backward Compatible 3 Gbps and 1.5Gbps

Pros: Nice Length Blue Metal retention clips Connected fine, does what its supposed to

Cons: I have a couple UV blue fans in my case as well but these cables really dont glow at all from them -