Date Joined: 07/05/07
Pros: Easy install, heavy duty CPU heat sink/fan. This CPU hit the ground running. I had a core 2 duo before I built this new machine. This CPU puts the duo to shame.
Cons: Didn't come with contact gel for install.
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this for any Intel board that can support it. I coupled this CPU with the ZOTAC NF780I SLI mother board. SCREAMING machine.
Pros: Heavy duty cabling, rugged design. I really feel like this power supply was built for people like me who get in their computer cases and monkey around with different drives, unplugging this, replugging that.
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this for any ATX build. I coupled this with the Conqueror case, and ZOTAC NF780I mother board.
Pros: Easy install, came with heat spreader already built on, fast memory.
Cons: The ram right out of the box showed to be 800 mhz not 1066, took a little tweaking in bios to get the memory to read correctly.
Overall Review: I plan on buying another 4gb kit of this. Would recommend it to anyone who needs fast ram, cheap.
Pros: compact, easy to install hardware, very fast card. I play a little MMORPG called Everquest I have kept everything maxed out, I love it. GPU runs cool, on board fan/heat sink does its job.
Cons: The PNY driver CD that came with this card was not worth the wasted plastic. The install suite would not recognize the video card was installed on the machine. Went to NVIDIA website and nabbed the latest drivers, worked like a champ after that.
Overall Review: Only gave this 4 eggs because of the driver CD that comes with it. I expect the drivers that come with a piece of hardware to work with the OS that is stamped on it. I would definitely recommend this card to a budgeted gamer. I plan to buy another for my zotac 780I SLI board.
Pros: 3 SLI ready PCIx16 slots = awesome, I combined this board with a Q8200 CPU for screaming machine I could not ask for more for the amount of money I paid.. This was probably the easiest install I have done. The board came with all the cables, sata/IDE, mounting screws, etc. Zotac even threw in a internal USB wireless card with an expansion card antenna. 4 memory slots definitely upgradable ram wise, it boasts multiple USB/1394/audio jacks. The on board audio sounds great, this board really provides you with multiple ways to get your peripherals hooked up. Bios is decent, can overclock/manipulate bus speeds right out of the box.
Overall Review: I really can't think of a con to this board, it was probably the easiest board to install, came with everything you needed to get started. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a new board to use.
Pros: Just built a decent system with this for the OS drive. Nice speed, easy install. Shipped in a antistatic bag then wrapped in bubble wrap. Nice bang for your buck.
Cons: cables not included.
Overall Review: I would definitely buy this brand again.
Pros: Solid construction, easy access to; USB jacks audio in/out jacks, and fire wire, right on top of the case. Very spacious for a guy with big hands. The option to expand with the amount of drive bays given. This case came with 3 internal fans and a decent lighting system. easy access hand turn screws for side panels, vented expansion slot covers.
Cons: The only con I have is they didn't make it easy to access the CD drives, you have to open the front panel door. That is the only design flaw I found, which doesn't degrade the amount of eggs I give this sucker.
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to build a computer that plans to expand in the future. If I build another I will be headed right back to this case.
Pros: Easy install, super fast. I don't think I could ask for more with a price of only 26 bucks! I wish I would have bought 2.
Cons: Wish is came with cables! Annoying freeware pop up when you close the CD tray without a CD in it.