Date Joined: 05/25/09
Pros: It's a pretty straight forward drive. For Windows 7, I just plugged it into a USB 3.0 slot and it was ready to go in no time at all. I've been using it primarily as a daily backup for critical data. It's quiet, feels like it's nice quality and it has performed as expected. It can't be beat for the money.
Pros: Nicely designed tooless case. Looks great, nice build quality .A little larger than a lot of mid sized cases. It was a pleasure to build with this case, no frustrations. I liked the rubber grommets around holes in the case for your external water cooler/radiator. Included fan is quiet and works well.
Cons: None. I don't know of any cases this good for the money.
Overall Review: No, there are no fan mounts in the top of the case, the motherboard sits there so there wouldn't be room for fans anyhow. And yes there are two slots for fans in the front panel behind the air filter for more airflow if you desire.
Pros: Nice little board. Well laid out and reasonably priced.
Overall Review: A nice basic board with a few extras. Would highly recommend.
Pros: I was a little hesitant to buy this product because I'm not particularly an Acer fan. I did check this out along with the Samsung Chromebook at a physical electronics store and I liked it the best. The build quality is decent, the keyboard feels fine to me. I wouldn't want to write my thesis on it, but it's fine for web surfing. I prefer this form factor over a tablet since I don't have to smudge the screen with fingerprints and I can adjust the screen angle to my taste w/o holding it.. I thought I might have issues adjusting to the Chrome OS, but it really couldn't be any easier. I get about 4 hours of battery life, I'd probably get more if I didn't use it to watch movies. No problems at all with Wi-Fi. Probably my favorite thing about Chrome and this computer -- you're almost instantly online when you turn it on. I also like that it has three USB ports and an HDMI port. Nice!
This would be a great laptop (more of a netbook really) for grandma, the kids or anyone that just wants to surf the web and consume media. If you are looking for something for productivity, Windows compatibility or as a your main computer, this probably isn't for you.
Cons: A 16 GB SSD is tiny, I didn't know they even still existed. This isn't really a problem if you just consume media and surf the web, but if you wanted to store movies or video, you might want to consider the version with a standard HDD. Chrome assumes you want to use the cloud for everything, so I guess the size is a reflection of that.
It has a VGA port?! Come on really? Waste of space.
Pros: Cheap, works, wireless keyboard and mouse
Overall Review: Just running a flavor of Linux on this machine. It looks good and works w/o issue.
Pros: Inexpensive, works great on my Windows box.
Cons: Tried on two different Macs, it simply won't work. There is no documentation for the Mac at all. And no support on their website.
Pros: This thing puts out tons of heat, doesn't make any noise and is easy to mount on the wall.
Overall Review: This is an electric heater (duh) and it's going to increase your electricity bill. It can save you money if you turn your heat down and use this to heat the space you occupy. I've had one mounted in my kid's room on the wall (out of reach) for two years and it has worked flawlessly. The heater is very lightweight and easy to wall mount. I just purchased another for my workshop. This heater does not have a fan, it's passive.
Pros: * Price
* Good Quality
* Easy to install
Overall Review: Light works great comes with the hardware to pole or wall mount. Much better than I expected for the money.
Pros: Don't have to do a clean install of OS.
Cons: A little pricey. Not much documentation/instructions.
Overall Review: Performed better than I hoped. I paired this with a 32GB SSD (minimum for Win 7) and I'm pretty impressed. Installation was simple. You'll get better performance if you do a fresh install of your OS on an SSD, but if you don't want to do that, this is a great option.
Pros: Inexpensive, HDMI out, silent (no fan).
Cons: Does not come with bacon.
Overall Review: Used this for my MIL so she could watch Netflix on her LCD TV. Card performs flawlessly.
Pros: Fast, nice quality.
Overall Review: No disappointments here. Easy to install, fast and nice quality.
Pros: High performance.
Overall Review: Have my 1090T OC'ed at 3.8Ghz...RAM handles it with no problem.
Pros: Inexpensive, nice quality.
Cons: Only a single sata connector. You'll need a molex to sata adapter if you have more than one sata device.
Overall Review: Perfect for a budget build. Nice quality and a great price.
Pros: Variable speed switch, looks nice, cheap.
Overall Review: I bought this for a micro case HTPC build. On the very lowest setting the fan is almost silent, but even increasing the speed to 1/4 speed makes it too annoying. The fan looks good and feels like it is well made, but to get it to move any air, it's too loud.
Pros: Bright, easy install.
Overall Review: I'm not much into bling, but I wanted a little light in my case. This light is almost too bright. 'm not sure why people buy the larger lights, they must be horribly obnoxious.
Pros: Basic board, worked fine...for awhile.
Cons: Died after 5 weeks.
Overall Review: FOLLOW UP: Board died on me in about 5 weeks. It was in my 10 year old's computer, so it wasn't exactly being pushed. The RMA process is a pain (faxed in paperwork that they claim to have never received...), so I'll probably just junk the board. I won't buy Foxconn again.
Pros: Works, quiet.
Cons: Won't play Crysis at full settings or make breakfast.
Overall Review: This is a fine card for run-of-the-mill use. Of course it isn't going to game well, but it will allow users to play many games at low to moderate settings. For the money, it's great.
Pros: Big, nice surface.
Cons: Does not make donuts.
Overall Review: It's a big thick mouse pad, best I ever had.
Pros: Performance and price.
Overall Review: Scored a 6.9 on Windows Experience Index. Very quiet. Has performed well with everything I've thrown at it. All but hardcore gamers will be pleased with this cards performances. Runs cool in my Antec 300.
Pros: Energy Star compliant, remote, digital controls, powerful.
Overall Review: If it's off for a while it runs for about three minutes the next time you turn it on before it blows cold. Not sure why it does that, I'm guessing its making sure everything is lubricated before kicking the compressor on. When I first installed it I thought it was DOA.
Overall Review: Not that much to say really. Upgraded my kids laptop so he could play the Sims. Worked fine w/o any problems.
Pros: Got it cheap.
Cons: Died after about 14 months.
Overall Review: Got it cheap and it was cheap. If you want cheap, this is the way to go. If you want something to last, look elsewhere.
Pros: Inexpensive, easy install, excellent performance, quiet, nice quality. Comes with top quality thermal paste pre-installed.
Cons: You'll have to get to the back of the mobo to change the CPU bracket. If you're case doesn't allow access to the back of you're mobo, you'll have to pull it.
Overall Review: I'm really pleased. This is cooling an AMD Phenom X6 1095T OC'ed at 3.6GHz. In an Antec 300 case. Temps stay in the mid 30C's. Previously I had an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro which ran in the low to mid 40C's--the H50 runs 7C-10C cooler. The build quality is also excellent, it feels very solid.
Pros: Works well, nice quality, easy install, inexpensive.
Overall Review: Used for an over-clocked Phenom II 955. Brought temps down 10+C over the stock cooler. I didn't do anything special with the thermal compound. It's a nice quality, reasonably priced unit.
Pros: Cheap, works fine with most Phenom IIs
Cons: Does not support Phenom II X6
Overall Review: Asus claims this board will support the AMD Hex core processors, but as of this date, it does not work properly. Bios 0804 does not allow any way to turn off Turbo Core, which will cause the processor to waffle between 100% and 50%. Buy something else if you want to use a hex core.