Joined on 05/14/07
Great Budget Tower
Pros: I was looking to build the best build I could get for the least amount of money so I bought this no frills tower. I bought a different DIYPC model previously and was satisfied with that one as well so I chose this model this time. For $19.00 this case is solid, micro ATX fits perfectly and is good for cable management. Case fans are three wire, not four wire PWM but for the price who cares, the fans are not loud at all anyways.
Cons: None at all.
Overall Review: Placement of the front USB 3.0 is on the side of the front not on the top with the two USB 2.0 ports.
This CPU will bottleneck your whole system
Pros: It works and can put out a display on my monitor and I only wasted $64.00.
Cons: Performs like my Pentium 4 did fifteen plus years ago. Even though it is a budget CPU performance is unacceptable to me to even still be on the market.
Overall Review: I put this on an ASRock A320M-HDV to save on a graphics card. Well guess what?! That plan didn't work!!! If your plan is like mine, same yourself some money and time and get something better (which shouldn't be too hard to do)!!
Great budget monitor
Pros: Works as advertised and for $170.00 I have a nice dual display setup.
Cons: Mounting bracket/stand on one of the monitors I got is sloppy/loose and is causing one of my monitors to tilt to the side a little so the two monitors aren't level with one another, not a big deal to me though.
Overall Review: I would absolutely recommend this monitor whether on a budget or not.
Very good CPU cooler
Pros: Low Price Quiet Keeps my CPU at low temps Takes about 2 minutes to install on AMD Pre-applied thermal compound, perfect amount and does the job well
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: I swapped this out, I was using a Cooler Master Hyper T2. Although both work fine I prefer this one for a few reasons. This one seems to fit tighter on the CPU, cools better (3 heat pipes vs. 2 heat pipes) and this one mount so the fan blows horizontally (front to back) as opposed to the Cooler Master Hyper T2 which on AMD can only be mounted so the fan blows vertically.(either up to down or down to up). My CPU idles at 30C +/- a few degrees (will depend on ambient temp) and under stress testing I have not seen higher than 74C. I would definitely recommend this cooler and would buy again.
Perfect for my micro-ATX case
Pros: Slim design freed up some room for cable management as I run a full size graphics card in it. Definitely made cable management easier which improved air flow to my components. It is pretty quiet as well.
Cons: None yet
Overall Review: I would recommend for any build.
Very good CPU cooler!
Pros: Easy to install, just make sure you get it centered on the CPU (I didn't the first time) Keeps my CPU cool, doesn't hit thermal throttling while stress testing at slightly overclocked speeds. If you want to overclock to the extreme I would recommend one with at least 4 heatpipes.
Overall Review: I would highly recommend this product even for non overclocking applications.