Date Joined: 09/22/06
Pros: Fully modular, reliable
Overall Review: These are excellent quality power supplies, always a good choice for your build.
Pros: Lightning fast.
Overall Review: SSDs are getting more cost effective all the time--there's really not much reason to use spinning drives anymore--the extra speed is well worth the extra cost.
Pros: Excellent RAM, always had good results with Corsair
Overall Review: I almost always use Corsair because it's always been outstanding quality.
Pros: Fast, compact, reliable
Overall Review: These are great SSDs. So much fast than a spinning drive, and costs are creeping down.
Pros: Good quality, enough space to park a jet ski in there. LED fans look fantastic.
Cons: None really
Overall Review: This case made building pretty easy. It is a bit difficult to access the back of the power supply--so if you're using a modular, connect your cables before you screw the body to the case. Cable management is very well thought out with this case. Lots of access holes and SSD drive trays mounted to the back side of the motherboard plate.
Note that there is NO optical drive bay on this case. I found that out the hard way. (My own fault for not reading the description--I got sucked in by the pretty lights) Easy enough to install Windows with a loose DVD burner and then ditch it when everything is set.
Pros: Corsair quality
Overall Review: I've always had my best luck with Corsair RAM. It's not fussy, never had a DOA--in fact all of it I've ever used has outlived the motherboards they were installed in.
Pros: It looks nice, fully modular, plenty of cables and a bag to put the leftovers in.
All this and not expensive.
Cons: None--can't think of a way to make this any better.
Overall Review: This is an excellent quality power supply for a very reasonable price.
Pros: UEFI, quick, easy setup, 2 SATA cables included.
Cons: Manual kind of sucks--not even a diagram of the front panel header. You can see the labels on the board, if you're not old and blind like me.
Overall Review: Perfect board for a budget box. Highly recommended for Intel builds. I used an i3-7100 with this, and 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a Samsung 860EVO 500GB SSD. It boots to usable operating system in about 15 seconds. Pretty incredible.
Pros: High quality, fully modular, all the cables you could need.
Overall Review: You cannot go wrong with this PSU. If it fits your specs, get it. Very good value for the money.
Pros: Surprisingly full featured for the price--ASUS quality.
Cons: Manual is utter garbage. Please diagram the front panel headers in the manuals. The board is printed, but it can be a bit confusing--was an irritating little issue.
Overall Review: This has an M.2 slot/stud, and all the I/O you'll need for a normal build at a really good price. Highly recommended for anything other than high end gaming rigs.
Pros: Easy access, USB3.0 on the front top corner, cool LEDs and stuff
Cons: None, really
Overall Review: Cheapish build, but a good value for the price. Would recommend for any build that doesn't involve carrying it around. Looks very cool. Plus Tesseract...you really can't NOT buy this.
Pros: Speedy enough, good graphics, overall setup is very nice.
Overall Review: It's a good quality laptop for office/home use. I stuck with Windows 7 and I've had no problems with it whatsoever--after removing all of HPs junkware, of course.
Pros: No issues at all. Price is pretty good for 4GB of DDR3
Overall Review: Paired with ASUS H81M-K and Pentium G3240 for a very nice home/office machine.
Pros: Fast, inexpensive, Haswell, good GPU on board
Overall Review: For a speedy home/office machine, this is a good choice. Paired with ASUS H81M-K and AData DDR3 1600. No issues with setup or installation, and machine crushes Win7.
Pros: Good price for Haswell ready, quiet, modular
Overall Review: Good choice for a PSU for your regular home/office builds with 4th Gen Intel
Pros: Worked great--small and easy to move around.
Overall Review: Plug into your SATA drive, plug into your USB port, transfer files. It's that easy.
Pros: Excellent PSU with all the connections you'll likely need, solid built, 2 x USB3.0 on the front. Easy drive mounting and removal.
Overall Review: I love these cases--They are big, quiet, and plenty sturdy for normal use. They give about 5 million screws, you will NOT come up short. This case makes a home build pretty easy.
Pros: HDMI, SATA III and USB 3.0.
Price is a good value for what you're getting
Overall Review: Paired with an i3-3250. Everything set up easily and quickly--no issues at all. UEFI BIOS is pretty cool.
Pros: Quick, dual core, graphics onboard--not much to dislike about this.
Overall Review: For anything outside of a gaming or video editing machine, this is a very competent processor. You don't have to spend the money for an i7 to get a good, fast computer
Pros: Good layout, VGA & DVI (Can run dual monitors on board), Good onboard graphics.
Cons: None--no issues at all.
Overall Review: Excellent Intel solution for home/office every day use.
Pros: As always, Crucial RAM works flawlessly in just about anything I stick it in. Most pro of the pros: CHEAP!
Overall Review: Don't ever hesitate to get Crucial. It has always been outstanding quality.
Pros: Installed and fired up with no issues at all. Has been handling Windows 7 flawlessly since. Good packaging compared to previous OEM drives--it was in an actual box instead of wrapped in bubble wrap.
Overall Review: Hopefully the price comes down on hard drives soon. This was a spendy little item. Also, what's with complaining about hard drive noise when they spin up? Seriously, this computer, with the hard drive, CPU fan, PSU fan and rear case fan is nearly silent. Maybe you shouldn't put your ear against the case when starting up?
Pros: Nice, zippy, yet low powered CPU. This is a great processor for a home/office machine. It torches my Pentium Dual e6600. The onboard video works great with a 27" monitor.
Overall Review: If you're doing a budget build for a casual machine, this thing works great.
Pros: Excellent power supply included with lots of SATA connectors and everything you will need for a standard duty machine (not a gamer). Easy to strip, way more screws and standoffs than you will need, easy to build with.
Cons: Couldn't find any.
Overall Review: For a mATX board without a giant video card, this is a perfect little package for a web surfer and home/office machine. Everything just--FITS in there without a bunch of hassle or screwdriver acrobatics. Highly recommended case setup for professionals or novices. Antec's power supplies are affordable, and among the best available.
Pros: Speedy, quiet, stable
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: Good alternative to spending way too much on an SSD for the moment.