Summary: I would recommend this purchase. I would buy it again. This is a great workstation PC.
Pros: Great pairing of components. They used a good, solid motherboard and a nice processor. Pre-built PC's are never really designed for upgrading. I see a lot of complaints about that. If you think you're going to upgrade, build your own. This was a fantastic deal!
Cons: The only thing I don't like is the flip down cover for the disc drive. It makes it a little awkward to close the tray with the button instead of just pushing it in. I know it's a very minor detail, but it's really my only complaint.
Cons: Warranty void seal on back I wanted to add an extra hard drive. Minus 2 Stars for this. USB ports directly above DVD tray. 8X DVD+R DL only burning at 4X. Same DVD burn at 6X in my laptop. Case rattles sometimes. Hard drive has a whining sound.
Hard drive loud and annoying when being accessed by system.
G. B, Amazon
29 February 2016
Summary: Very noisy hard drive. I have two HP Pavilion Desktop computers running Windows 7. I needed another Windows 7 computer. This desktop hard drive is very loud when it is being accessed by the operating system, compared to the HPs. I can't even hear the HP hard drives, but the ASUS is very annoying.
Pros: - CPU, RAM, and HDD size are good for this value (up to $500 range. It is not worth for $600 range.) - That's it.
Cons: - Power Supply is a cheap model. It makes quite loud noise. - Motherboard is small and does not have much extra slots to customize. (1 x PCIx16, 1 x FAN power) - If one other HDD installs, noise becomes more louder, and HDD is getting hot quickly. - No extra FAN. It only has "ONE" FAN for CPU. - ...
Everything works fine, except that it only has a 1 TB ...
17 January 2016
Summary: I decided on this ASUS machine because it was one of the few for the price with a 2 TB hard drive. I was going to use it to capture a lot of old analog video to it, and edit to DVD. Everything works fine, except that it only has a 1 TB hard drive. Beware.
Summary: I bought this system from Newegg to replace an 8-yr-old Vista laptop that stayed on my desk connected to a large monitor, a Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard, and Logitech trackball. I haven't taken the keyboard or mouse out of their boxes, so I won't review those.
Pros: ASUS reputation, ease of access to motherboard, number of USB ports, location of USB ports & card reader slot, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Summary: Try it if you don't use more than one monitor, otherwise spend a little more. Also, Asus has a sticker on the back of the case stating if it's opened, you void the warranty. Other reviewers have contacted Asus and supposedly it's ok to add another card or more memory. I wouldn't trust them.