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Ken A.

Ken A.

Joined on 02/10/05

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review
ABS Desktop PC Awesome Awesome V2 20 Athlon 3200+ 512MB DDR 80GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Windows XP Home
ABS Desktop PC Awesome Awesome V2 20 Athlon 3200+ 512MB DDR 80GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Windows XP Home

Pros: Quiet enough for a daily/home computer, has enough memory and decent video card and HD storage for the average user. Came with everything needed to start up and even a cd-rom start-up/back up disk.

Cons: Tower is black not like what's pictured...not really a con as the black looks better in my opinion. I wish there was a HDD activity light but aside from that no complaints.

Overall Review: I purchased a nvidia 6600gt video card and a stick of 512mb and everything plugged in and worked beautifully out of the box. Great buy for only 500 dollars!

12/13/2005
Most Critical Review

Worked great (past tense)

ASUS VS248H-P 24" 1920 x 1080 Full HD VGA DVI HDMI Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light & Flicker-Free LED Backlit LCD Monitor
ASUS VS248H-P 24" 1920 x 1080 Full HD VGA DVI HDMI Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light & Flicker-Free LED Backlit LCD Monitor

Pros: Huge display, great color and size/weight.

Cons: Almost dead after 7 months of ownership. The upper right corner has flashes/tears and now the display is super dark even after adjusting brightness and other settings. Contacted ASUS, believe they are RMA'ing the monitor.

Overall Review: Can't beat the price, just hope the next one lasts more than 7 months.

Lasted only 5 years

SilverStone Strider Essential series ST70F-ES 700 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
SilverStone Strider Essential series ST70F-ES 700 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: -Quiet -Plenty of cables -Plenty of power -80+ rating

Cons: Was browsing the interwebs last night and heard a pop, computer shut off then I smelled smoke. I went to investigate and found that the PSU was the culprit as the computer wouldn't so much as power on but the PSU itself smelled like burnt electronics. Kind of sad that its rated at 100,000 hours which is around 11 years and I only got 5 out of it. Sadly, the warranty is only 1 year Always enjoyed Silverstone products but if this is a sign of things to come then I will certainly look elsewhere. Hopefully the protection kicked in and didn't fry any of my other components, if it did then I will edit this review to reflect that.

Overall Review: Replaced with a 750w EVGA modular unit for about the same cost as this (when I purchased back in 2011).

Its a fan...

Rosewill RFA-120-K - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Sleeve Bearing, Silent
Rosewill RFA-120-K - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Sleeve Bearing, Silent

Pros: Its compact, quiet, has wire loom and several connectors that will suite everyones needs.

Cons: It wasn't free?

Great budget case but needs wire managment

Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower Computer Case with All-Black Interior and Windowed Side Panel
Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower Computer Case with All-Black Interior and Windowed Side Panel

Pros: Great design, large enough to fit basic needs and add ons. Comes with ports for water cooling, dust protectors and front panel layout was straight forward and labeled well. Clear side panel that looks amazing and TONS of room for fans, can't say enough about the layout of that.

Cons: Case management was lacking VERY badly. Has some loom ties but for the most part your power cables mostly just hang there unless you do something about it. Only comes with 1 fan so plan ahead and order a few more.

Overall Review: For the price it can't be beat but by just upping your budget just a bit could net a better case that has some wire management, this case is lacking severely in that department either that or I'm spoiled with my HAF cooler master =) .

Well worth the money for this case!

Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior

Pros: Everything! Case management...check. Airflow...check. Fans...check. Ability to add water cooling...check. Ease of install and overall layout...check! Seriously, fantastic case I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking to get a full size case.

Cons: It wasn't free?