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This review is from: HP All-in-One PC ProOne 600 G1 (W5Y00UT#ABA) Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4790S (3.20 GHz) 8 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD 21.5" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit (available through downgrade rights from Windows 10 Pro)
Pros: - It has a decent CPU... But that's it.
(Warning - the rest of this is long but accurate)
Cons: - Awful HDD reliability. We own over 30 x of these units and 20 x of the 800 series and they're horrible as well.
- HDD is usually HGST or Toshiba which are both awful. Not too "Pro" HP.
- CPU fan failures happen a lot. At least 9 so far out of the ones used.
- LCD / GPU faults. We had 2 have faulty GPUs and 1 have a bad LCD.
- Wifi connectivity drops consistently due to the lack of driver support from the mfg. and HP.
- HP likes to charge over $240 (for a 500GB SATA HDD) if you don't send their HDDs back after a "Warranty Replacement".
- HP techs that get sent out don't know what they are doing.
Other Thoughts: Changes that need to be made for this to be a viable product:
- HDD: If HP is wanting to sell these off as "ProOnes" they need to trash the most unreliable HDDs on the market that they put into these things and just go with a cheap SSD.
- WIFI: Go with another Wifi card in the PC because there is more reliable cards out there that actually have working drivers.
- CPU Fan: Something seems to be incorrect with the voltage on these units in the 600 to 800 series. CPU fans aren't suppose to fail in under 6 months. Especially when dust is not present in them. Figure out the voltage issue and fix it. No BIOS updates regulate this.
- PC Stand / Chassis: The way this AIO sits it had the HDD at a weird angle. Now with that being said using spindle drives, from the most unreliable companies possible makes this even worse. Get it together and just put an SSD in these. Side note: If you are going to charge a customer $240 for the "Warranty Drive" for a 500GB SATA 2.5 HDD then you need to be shipping these with 512GB SSDs and you know it.
- HP: Get your game together.
This review is from: Fractal Design Core 1000 Black MATX Mini Tower Computer Case
Pros: Very versatile case. Nice and roomy. Nice sturdy chassis and not cheap / thin aluminum like most inexpensive cases. The front bottom half has an easy removable filter witch is a nice addon. This is going to be great for any M ATX or ITX build.
Cons: Honestly... None.
Other Thoughts: I've built several types of systems in this case and I love it. Of course I love my higher end cases but I really cannot think of one con about this inexpensive case.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Hidden compartments for HDDs.
All 4 side panels come off and go back on seamlessly.
Very nice and sturdy metal. Vey nice fans.
A lot of thought went into this case, time and more hence the price.
Overall this is my favorite or 2nd favorite case I've ever come in owned /
build a computer with. Please make more of these designs!
Cons: The only con is that the outside plastic can be scuffed easily so maybe do a better rubberized finish? Then again it is better than other cases. Just lay down a towel when building in this case.
Other Thoughts: Holds a lot of HDDs and I would highly suggest getting a modular power supply and 2x 80 mm case fans when purchasing. Me personally I went with 2x White LED 80mm in the back and 2x 120mm White LED on the front and used the fans it came with one on each side.READ FULL REVIEW