Cheap CD Drive3/2/2011 11:24:37 AM

Pros: Super cheap cd/dvd burner and drive. I bought this for a budget gamign system I was making for my wife and it works great. Can't beat 18 bucks.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Budget gaming setup I made for wife that includes this; *RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case *ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard *HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit *Sunbeam Hush PSU-HUSH580-US 580W ATX12V Power Supply *AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (oc to 4.0 stable) *A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) *Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive *ASUS Black 24X DVD+R *Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built-in Speakers Runs surprisingly well and looks amazing. 107 FPS in WoW, 7.4 WEI (aside from hdd)

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Cheap, plenty of room3/2/2011 11:23:22 AM

Pros: I bought 2 of these recently.. I had to RMA one =( The one that is working however works great. Plenty of room for cheap.. runs the same speed as any similar HD - 5.9 WEI of course.

Cons: As I said, one I had to RMA. The small L shaped plastic piece on the back where the power connector from the PSU plugs in came broken and wiggling around in the box. Kind of sucks that I got this HD for a budget system, then had t spend 11 bucks shipping to RMA it. I could have nearly gotten a bigger hd instead. Wish they would refund my return shipping cost =p

Overall Review: Budget gaming setup I made for wife that includes this; *RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case *ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard *HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit *Sunbeam Hush PSU-HUSH580-US 580W ATX12V Power Supply *AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (oc to 4.0 stable) *A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) *Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive *ASUS Black 24X DVD+R *Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built-in Speakers Runs surprisingly well and looks amazing. 107 FPS in WoW, 7.4 WEI (aside from hdd)

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Great, cheap gaming RAM3/2/2011 11:19:17 AM

Pros: I got these as part of a combo shell shocker deal.. one set for me and one for my wife's new budget gaming system I was building. Due to the shell shocker I got this extremely cheap. It is excellent RAM and is running very nice. Nothing to complain about.. ddr3..

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Budget gaming setup I made for wife that includes this; *RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case *ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard *HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit *Sunbeam Hush PSU-HUSH580-US 580W ATX12V Power Supply *AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (oc to 4.0 stable) *A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) *Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive *ASUS Black 24X DVD+R *Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built-in Speakers Runs surprisingly well and looks amazing. 107 FPS in WoW, 7.4 WEI (aside from hdd)

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Cheap - Fast - Awesome3/2/2011 11:17:12 AM

Pros: I bought 2 of these - one for a gaming setup I was building for my wife, and another as an upgrade over my old dual-core. This thing works amazing. It has a 7.4 WEI. We easily overclocked it to 4.0ghz and it runs completely stable and cool. Can't believe we got this for 99bucks each when they were on sale =)

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Budget gaming setup I made for wife that includes this; *RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case *ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard *HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit *Sunbeam Hush PSU-HUSH580-US 580W ATX12V Power Supply *AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (oc to 4.0 stable) *A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) *Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive *ASUS Black 24X DVD+R *Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built-in Speakers Runs surprisingly well and looks amazing. 107 FPS in WoW, 7.5 WEI (aside from hdd)

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Was worried - Works fine3/2/2011 11:15:11 AM

Pros: I got one of these to put in the budget setup I was building for my wife. Getting a super cheap PSU worried me at first. I've heard of them dying and taking out other hardware in the surge with it. Hopefully none of this happens.. been running it for a week or more now constantly with no problems.

Cons: Usually you 'get what you pay for'. The only con so far is the worry of something happening =p

Overall Review: Budget gaming setup I made for wife that includes this; *RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case *ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard *HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit *Sunbeam Hush PSU-HUSH580-US 580W ATX12V Power Supply *AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (oc to 4.0 stable) *A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) *Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive *ASUS Black 24X DVD+R *Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built-in Speakers Runs surprisingly well and looks amazing. 107 FPS in WoW, 7.5 WEI (aside from hdd)

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Great card for cheap3/2/2011 11:12:47 AM

Pros: I bought one of these for a budget gaming setup I was building for my wife. At the time it as on sale + had a mail in rebate of 30 bucks.. so we got it for about 80 (if I ever get my rebate back ;P). You can't beat this for the price. Factory clocked I'm getting a 7.4 WEI, 107frames in WoW, 73 frames on extreme graphics settings on SC2 (starcraft II). Runs about 38ºc with stock cooling and the setup listed in 'other' below.. gets to about 70ºC under heavy load while gaming.. which is normal/safe. - You really just can't beat this for a sub-100 card at all. Amazing =p

Cons: None so far, snapped right in.. loaded right up.

Overall Review: Budget gaming setup I made for wife that includes this; *RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case *ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard *HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit *Sunbeam Hush PSU-HUSH580-US 580W ATX12V Power Supply *AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (oc to 4.0 stable) *A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) *Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive *ASUS Black 24X DVD+R *Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built-in Speakers Runs surprisingly well and looks amazing. 107 FPS in WoW, 7.5 WEI (aside from hdd)

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Great board3/2/2011 11:09:03 AM

Pros: I ordered 2 of these during a shell shocker combo deal (the board + ram I believe) and it is amazing for the price. Easily plopped them down in my old case and a new setup I was building for my wife.

Cons: None so far, although I thought one came DOA at first.. took a few parts lose and reset them and whala.. booted right up.

Overall Review: Budget gaming setup I made for wife that includes this; *RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case *ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard *HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit *Sunbeam Hush PSU-HUSH580-US 580W ATX12V Power Supply *AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (oc to 4.0 stable) *A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) *Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive *ASUS Black 24X DVD+R *Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built-in Speakers Runs surprisingly well and looks amazing. 107 FPS in WoW, 7.5 WEI (aside from hdd)

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Nice case3/2/2011 11:06:18 AM

Pros: Much better than I expected for a budget case. Plenty of room, comes with lots of screws and 'legs'.. and everything lines up correctly!

Cons: None so far, although the side metal is a little flimsy.. but as long as you aren't kicking your computer you should be good ;P

Overall Review: Budget gaming setup I made for wife that includes this; *RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case *ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard *HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit *Sunbeam Hush PSU-HUSH580-US 580W ATX12V Power Supply *AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor (oc to 4.0 stable) *A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) *Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive *ASUS Black 24X DVD+R *Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built-in Speakers Runs surprisingly well and looks amazing. 107 FPS in WoW, 7.5 WEI (aside from hdd)

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Better than expected2/21/2011 10:48:35 PM

Pros: This was a very cheap monitor for a semi-budget gaming machine project. The picture looks great and the monitor worked perfectly straight out of the box (just plug and play =p).

Cons: There is ONE dead pixel. When I bought a 'cheap' monitor I was afraid this would happen, but I am relieved it was only a single pixel. The dead pixel is at the very top right of the screen.. the very edge, so it isn't so terrible that I would bother sending it back.

Overall Review: Looks much better and more crisp than I expected for a budget monitor, and I swear it is a little bigger than the standard 19's I see in B e s t buy/etc.. probably just my imagination =)

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