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George B.

George B.

Joined on 02/02/07

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Most Favorable Review

Decent board for price

MSI K9A2 CF-F V2 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI K9A2 CF-F V2 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: This board has lots of features for the price range.

Cons: This board requires a bios flash to fully support the Phenom II line of CPUs (I purchased this board for a Phenom II 940).

Overall Review: The board booted with the cpu before the flash, but did not recognize it and did not take full advantage of the features until the flash was completed.

What a ride!

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HDZ940XCGIBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HDZ940XCGIBOX

Pros: Quad-core power in a very cool cpu. Windows 7 (x64 beta) and Ubuntu 8.10 (x64) run very efficiently with this cpu. Great price as well.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I am not partial to either cpu manufacturer. This CPU tests out better than any Intel chip I've built recently.

Big drive, small price.

Western Digital Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This drive is quiet and cool. There's lots of space for my stuff.

Cons: None

A good technician's tool

Rosewill RCW-608 USB Type C to SATA Adapter Cable for 2.5" SATA SSD HDD, Support SATA III / II / I and UASP
Rosewill RCW-608 USB Type C to SATA Adapter Cable for 2.5" SATA SSD HDD, Support SATA III / II / I and UASP

Pros: This tool allows you to easily connect hard drives to a system for diagnostics or data retrieval without the hassle of installing the drive in a chassis or enclosure.

Cons: None

Overall Review: The cables are a little stiff and difficult to insert, but this may be because the device is new.

Turbo-Sweet 9000!

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HDZ940XCGIBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HDZ940XCGIBOX

Pros: I have watched the temperature readings from this chip, and even under a heavy load (large sql database generation) it stays cool.

Cons: None

Overall Review: This chip is still new, so make sure the motherboard you're planning on using will support this chip.

Great choice!

SCEPTRE X24WG-1080P Black 24" 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 4000:1 w/ Built in Speakers & HDCP Support, US Warranty
SCEPTRE X24WG-1080P Black 24" 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 4000:1 w/ Built in Speakers & HDCP Support, US Warranty

Pros: The out-of-box setup is very simple, and the colors are fantastic. The low footprint gave me most of my desk back (I previously had a 19" tube). All necessary cables (read: DVI) are included in the box, so no extra purchases are necessary.

Cons: The on-screen interface is a bit awkward, compounded by the buttons being on the bottom of the display. There is no height adjustment, only tilt.

Overall Review: The cons list is short and trivial. For the price, you can't get a better display.