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Michael P.

Michael P.

Joined on 06/13/07

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Nice chip

Intel Core i3-4150 - Core i3 4th Gen Haswell Dual-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 54W Intel HD Graphics 4400 Desktop Processor - BX80646I34150
Intel Core i3-4150 - Core i3 4th Gen Haswell Dual-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 54W Intel HD Graphics 4400 Desktop Processor - BX80646I34150

Pros: Gets a 7.3 WEI with a MSI H97 board, runs fast, quiet and cool with stock fan. Used in a dedicated HTPC with InfiniTV4 tuner running Win 7 Media Center.

Cons: None so far

Nice drive

Crucial M500 CT240M500SSD1 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Crucial M500 CT240M500SSD1 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast as the dickens. Boots Win7 in about 8 seconds, the splash screen animation doesn't even finish before you are into the desktop. WEI score of 7.9. Used as a boot drive in an HTPC using Media Center.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Core i3 4150 MSI H97M-G43

Nice tv

LG INFINIA 60" 1080p 600Hz Plasma 60PK750
LG INFINIA 60" 1080p 600Hz Plasma 60PK750

Pros: Beautiful picture and decent feature set, internet connection, can play videos from a USB device, easy setup.

Cons: Its thick and heavy compared to today's LED screens, and the back is not very attractive with vents, holes and circuitry visible through them. Also, the speakers must face the back because it is louder from behind than the front.

Overall Review: We have this backed up to stairs, so you can see all 4 sides of it. I tried to talk her into a thinner LED screen, but for some reason, she loved this one. Hooked up to a Media Center Extender (DMA2200) and wired ethernet.

good memory

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT25664AC667
Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT25664AC667

Pros: Great memory, and the Egg has the best prices around. Thirty Two bucks for 4 gigs? Its a steal, and works great.

Cons: The packaging is a bear to open, as with any blister pack.

Faaast

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 - Core 2 Duo Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.16 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80570E8500
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 - Core 2 Duo Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.16 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80570E8500

Pros: This is a FAST chip. If you are debating whether or not to get one, DO IT.

Cons: Newegg does not have the option of 6 stars.

Overall Review: Using an intel board at stock speeds for an HTPC, no need to overclock.

Used for HTPC

Intel BOXDP35DPM LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel BOXDP35DPM LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Great modern board for HTPC, runs an E8500 without a hitch.

Cons: Not really a con, but no PS/2 ports, I had to get a USB keyboard to set up.

Overall Review: Using as an HTPC with an E8500, Nvidia 8500 graphics, Aver M780 tuner, 2gb ram, 640gb drive and Vista Ultimate. Sweet.