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Bernard S.

Bernard S.

Joined on 11/16/06

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Intel BOXD945GCLF2 Atom 330 Intel 945GC Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU Combo
Intel BOXD945GCLF2 Atom 330 Intel 945GC Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU Combo

Pros: Smallest form factor I ever built. Spiffy little system. I bought this as a new system build for my sister in law and was very impressed with it. All they do is surf the internet and occassionally run Word.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Added the Rosewill ITX case and a Vantec Spectrum fan card. 160 IDE hard drive, LG CRDW, and 2 gb of Kingston ddr2 mem. Running like a dream. Stable.

Most Critical Review

seen better working cards

SAPPHIRE Radeon X1650PRO 512MB GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card 100175L
SAPPHIRE Radeon X1650PRO 512MB GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card 100175L

Pros: One pain to install and get functioning. Thus far, it seems to be doing its job. Bought it as an upgrade for 256mb card, but thinking that the other card was much better in quality.

Cons: took over an hour to install the drivers correctly. Of course thats after downloading the most current available. Had install issues with the on-board video and with the ATI hydravision.

Overall Review: might be less stressed with another card

way too tight

Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK - Mini ITX Tower / Desktop Computer Case - 250W Power Supply with Two (2) SATA Connectors and One (1) 20 + 4-Pin Connector
Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK - Mini ITX Tower / Desktop Computer Case - 250W Power Supply with Two (2) SATA Connectors and One (1) 20 + 4-Pin Connector

Pros: Ok, its small. I like the front bezels and the power supply is good.

Cons: Had to really work at getting both my IDE Hard Drive and IDE CDRW cabled correctly. basically I inverted the IDE cable that came with the MB and finally the system saw the drives. I also had to adjust the front Optical drive bezel multiple times before it managed to start opening and closing my drive. I think I`ll let this new unit burn in for several days before giving it to my sister in law, just to make sure it will remain stable.

Overall Review: I added a Vantec Spectrum fan card to the open PCI slot to help in cooling the system. Seems to be doing the job just fine.

Runs fine

Western Digital Element 1TB 3.5" Black External Hard Drive
Western Digital Element 1TB 3.5" Black External Hard Drive

Pros: Ok I like this drive. Does the job. No complaints thus far. Solid Western Digital product. Bought two....both functioning just fine.

Cons: none

YES SIR!!!!!

G.SKILL Value 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model F1-3200PHU2-2GBNT
G.SKILL Value 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model F1-3200PHU2-2GBNT

Pros: Jacked these into a P4-3.4ghz system and it did wonders to my performance. This was an upgrade from a 1gig system. No heat issues. No errors during memory checks. Happy with the purchase.

Cons: None

Excellent

Labtec Elite 820B 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Headphone
Labtec Elite 820B 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Headphone

Pros: For a inexpensive set of head phones, these are great.

Cons: None