Pros: This is just what I needed. I built a new PC with this, a 8600gt, 2 gigs of ram, DVD burner with light scribe and a 160 gig hard drive. Works pretty good so far. The case is light and it has great ventilation.
Summary: I replaced the PSU with an old 430 Thermaltake. Running an X2 4000+ with 2 gigs of Wintec AmpX ddr2800 and a WD 250gb hard drive on vista ultimate. Everything I throw at it goes without a hitch, used for a little gaming/video editing.
Pros: The case has a lot of room for all your drives, not hard to fix something in it if I ever need to. Mobo in it is decent for anybody needing a budget replacement system.
Cons: No OC abilities, but no real biggy for me. Other then that I have found nothing wrong with it other then as said below, the door on USB and audioo jacks in front is a little flimsy.. not enough to take the rating down.
Summary: Would personaly recomend to friends, and family
Pros: Lots of room, strong psu, nice mb, and decent airflow.
Cons: only 1 sata cable and they could have placed the sata ports better, because cards with big heatsinks MIGHT block it(i squeezed them in anyway and it worked), but its a micro ATX board and for the price this is excellent.
Pros: Very cheap way to setup a new box. I was originally concerned about power (and in turn stability), but it's running 100% stable with an X2 5400+ and 8800GT. I thought it looked ugly in the pictures, but it actually looks pretty nice in person, especially with the little strip below the power butt...
Cons: I would've preferred a newer mobo, like one with gigabit ethernet or a full x16 PCIe for the GPU, but it's running smoothly and quietly.
Summary: Built this up with a 5000 X2 chip, 2 gigs of Kingston DDR2 800, Samsung DVD writer, WD 320GB SE16, MSI 8600 GT/ OC w/ 256 MB and Vantec card reader. (Oh, and Arctic Cooling fans.) Rock solid WS, esp. w/ XP Pro SP2 on it.
Pros: Decent -looking case. Fairly roomy inside due to mATX MB. Got mine on sale (>95 bucks).Quiet w/ the right fans. Have had and run for over a year w/ no problems so far.
Cons: Not SLI- capable MB. No included card reader. Has side panel vents (that don't quite line up with CPU). Case has kinda flimsy feel to it. Rear fan mesh needs bigger holes/ better air flow.
Summary: overall a very good buy, one of the best bangs for the money and i always trusted msi for motherboards the power source in this bb has huge fan and is quiet (nearly silent)
Pros: easy to assemble, roomy and most of all it looks cool. so much can be donne with this barebone plenty of 2.5" drive space drivers for vista and xp.
Cons: front jacks/usb access door feels a litle flimsy but seems to stay in place 2 months after assembly. installing audio driver in xp platform can be a slight pain and only cpu and one more fan headder
Summary: Interesting that that system cost about half the price to build than the old one did. All i have left to buy is a video card. Until then the built-in video will do nicely, and is an improvement over the old system
Pros: Look at the title. It says it all. I needed to quickly build another system after my 4 yr old AMD Athlon XP 2500+ system died. Ok, well honestly the power supply died. Could have fixed for $20. But spending $250 for a new system seemed like a better idea. Just dont tell the wife. She's under the ...