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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.16 GHz LGA 775 65W BX80570E8500 Processor
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Pros: Very fast processor, no problems. Easy to install processor and heat sync. Runs cooler than other CPUs I've had.

Cons: None at all.

Other Thoughts: I considered going with a quad core, but decided this would meet my needs just fine. It performs great. No hesitation with anything. I am running with 64 bit Windows 7 and 4GB RAM. I started off slightly overclocking it, but ended up just running it at stock because quite frankly it does everything I could want almost instantly already. Don't hesitate to get this processor. Great value!

IN WIN EM013 Black MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply
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4 out of 5 eggs I'm happy overall 05/28/2010

This review is from: IN WIN EM013 Black MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply

Pros: This case has mostly everything I wanted. It is well ventillated, yet has a conservative, but stylish look. It has a 120mm fan in back which is nice. It is extremely easy to work with - you can choose to go without tools and screws, or you can take advantage of the tooless design and use screws to make more secure. The drive bays are very cleverly designed and the 350 watt psu meets my current needs.

Cons: The clips which hold on the front panel are kind of flimsy. One broke and the other is in danger of breaking. Not all parts seem to be of a heavy duty- sturdy nature and not very descriptive documentation (thus only 4 eggs), but this case gets the job done - plus if something goes wrong or breaks, In-Win will send you a replacement part with no fuss.

Other Thoughts: The front panel header for the Power LED seems to be wired backwards in my case, so if you do not see an LED light, try turning it around so the label goes on the inside where the wiring connects to the motherboard and you may have better luck- kind of strange, but ok once you figure it out. If you install a front fan, stick it on the inside of the case, not in between the case and the front panel header as with some cases. It looks like there is room, but if you try, the power button mechanism actually will block the fan.

MSI G41TM-E43 LGA 775 Intel G41 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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4 out of 5 eggs Good value for the price 05/28/2010

This review is from: MSI G41TM-E43 LGA 775 Intel G41 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: This motherboard has done almost all that was advertised. It worked well right out of the box and there was no problem getting the going with 64 bit Windows 7 (no drivers needed off of the MSI CD to get started). Basically stable.

Cons: The built in video failed on me after a while, but that was due to me installing a Windows update which contained an update to the chipset and something went wrong during the update. I was going to install my video card anyway and since I did, I've had great video.

Other Thoughts: I don't care much about the HDMI capability, just wanted a stable motherboard to run my 3.16 processor, Windows 7 64 bit, and 4 GB of memory. It has behaved admirably - does miss a step. I also like that there are connectors for two case fans in addition to the CPU fan. MSI Customer support is great. They respond to your web email inquiry with a day or two every time and patiently answer any question you have.


KEN S.'s Profile

Display Name: KEN S.

Date Joined: 02/10/10

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 05/28/10
  • Last Review: 05/28/10
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