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Stephen B.

Stephen B.

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Most Favorable Review

Better then expected

SilverStone HDDBOOST HDD Accessory
SilverStone HDDBOOST HDD Accessory

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.

Most Critical Review

Annoying

Antec 761345-75080-6 80mm 3-Speed Case Cooling Fan
Antec 761345-75080-6 80mm 3-Speed Case Cooling Fan

Pros: *Speed switch *Good airflow

Cons: *Annoying whine

Overall Review: Not sure what it is with these fans, but I took two of them out because they developed an annoying whine after a very short period of time, even on the lowest setting.

Works great

Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100
Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV2000100

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.

Cons: None

Very nice

Thermaltake Versa H21/Black/Win/SECC Black SPCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (CA-1B2-00M1WN-00)
Thermaltake Versa H21/Black/Win/SECC Black SPCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (CA-1B2-00M1WN-00)

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.

Nice

GIGABYTE GA-F2A78M-HD2 (rev. 3.0) FM2+ AMD A78 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-F2A78M-HD2 (rev. 3.0) FM2+ AMD A78 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Nice little board. Well laid out and reasonably priced.

Cons: None

Overall Review: A nice basic board with a few extras. Would highly recommend.

Sweet

Acer Chromebook Intel Celeron 847 (1.1GHz) 2GB Memory 16 GB SSD 11.6" Chrome OS C710-2833
Acer Chromebook Intel Celeron 847 (1.1GHz) 2GB Memory 16 GB SSD 11.6" Chrome OS C710-2833

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.

seller reviews
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Couldn't be any better

Item was packed well and shipped quickly. Couldn't ask for anything more.

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12/25/2011