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This review is from: Microsoft Zune HD 3.3" Platinum 32GB MP3 / MP4 Player END-00002
Pros: I have owned mine, that I bought new, since they came out. I had been thinking about replacing my old player with a Zune for a while and had not decided to get one until I saw this guy. It is smaller in size then the iPod with a nicer screen. It pushes better music quality and can output 720p (I have yet to play with this as I have a laptop with me most of the time.). It has an amazingly simple UI and enough power to handle anything you throw at it.
The Zune software is less intuitive then iTunes, but prettier.
Cons: No volume buttons and proprietary connector.
Not many applications but they are adding to the list.
Zune Software is mandatory...
Other Thoughts: They no longer make them?READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 6 Fans
Plenty of room
Bottom mounted PSU
Plenty of Cable Management
Plenty of 5.25'' bays
Plenty of HDD bays
Comes with 90* Sata cables for your hard drives due to the sideways mounting and a feature I really like, removable expansion slot covers that you can put back.
Cons: I now know that I am not a fan of the top mounted USBs/Audio, but I can easily live with it as it is just a preference for me.
Other Thoughts: I bought this case as part of my first build and I love it. 2 fans on top, 2 fans on the side, 1 fan in front of the hard drives and 1 fan in the back. I have all of the fans loaded up with mid range CFM with low dB fans and they work wonders.
I have a GTX460 in it at the moment and the fans are set to blow directly onto the CPU and in the GPU area with the 2 top fans and back fan blowing air out of the case.
Pros: I have been playing with computers for a long time now and finally got into computer building. My first build used this processor and the components I will list in the Other Thoughts.
This processor has been able to do everything I ask of it and only now that I have been thinking of minor overclocking, am I looking into a non stock heat sink and what I can do with it. With almost stock settings and completely stock hardware, Prime95 takes her up to 70*C fairly quickly and I shut the torture test off. This i3 will complete each of the tests in roughly 2 minutes and likes to sit around 70-72 degrees for a bit.
Cons: Not really a con for this processor, but a con on Intel's naming scheme and my idiocy for not doing more research.
When I went to build my first computer, I thought the 1156 socket was newer then the 1155 and only now am I learning my faults and am thinking about an upgrade or remake and sell off the old one.
If going for your first computer, look into the 1155 motherboards before ruling them out, they look pretty nice. The new 2011 boards if I am absorbing the information right will be the 1366 style chips on the 1155 chipset?
Other Thoughts: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Hanns·G HZ251HPB Black 25" 2ms X-Celerate OD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
Hanns-G HH193DPB Black 19" 5ms LCD Monitor x2
Scythe S-FLEX SFF21D 120mm Case Fan x4
ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (I got the wrong level of board as I am going to do SLI now and this does not offer it. Another simple noob mistake 3 monitors is not allowed on 1 nVidia card.)
NZXT BETA EVO Classic Series CS-NT-BETA-EVO Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (I really like this case and would get this or the CM Elite 360)
CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C9
ENERMAX LIBERTY ECO II ELT720AWT-ECO_II 720W ATX12V v2.3 Modular
ZOTAC ZT-40402-10P GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Wonderful little