Summary: I'm completely moving to Linux. This box is my hobby box, and I'm rebuilding my WinXP desktop. This machine will be rebuilt into a Gentoo box after I make my primary system into a Debian-based system.
Pros: Price. Size. Name. Two CD bays. AGP. That was my criteria (in addition to supporting my old chip).
Cons: My only nits may be too esoteric for most people. First, I'm running Fedora Core (4 and then 6) on this box. From what I've read, Linux does *NOT* like shared video memory -- installing a graphics card was a must. Second, the graphics card needs to have a lot of clearance (height) between the AGP...
Summary: P4c 3.0 512 ddr 160 WD pata DVD-RW Intel Extreme Graphics :( ! MCE 2005 Was worried that "open box" would have parts missing. Why don't they just go back to calling it "refurbished"?
Pros: Great deal on a "open box" (refurbished) Everything was included and factory resealed . Very Quiet, Nice little barebones to use spare parts in. all copper heatsink runs my Northwood cpu at 41c.
Cons: Does not like my 9700pro AIW, will not power up with it installed, 200 watt psu not enough? I missed it in a earlier review that said it had issues with 9500/9700's . The manual states "If installing the ATI 9500 or 9700 Pro series vga cards, use only card version PN xxx-xxxxx-30 or later for opt...
Summary: This is the first item that i've had to RMA, and the first item that i've honestly regretted buying.
Pros: Well, it looked sharp, and was a very quick and easy build. And of course newegg, as always. That's about it.
Cons: It didn't work motherboard was DOA. Had to RMA it, cost me 20 to ship it back to newegg (which is understandable, but still...), and by that time it's no longer in stock. So i got a refund; now i'm out shipping both ways.
Pros: Decent price, good CPU options, attractive case, decent ports/plugs, good price, stable
Cons: Case is TIGHT. Getting around inside it is a real hassle. AGF and single PCI slot are very close together, any PCI card you use is going to be sandwiched tight between the AGP card (if you're using one) and the bottom of the case.
Summary: This is not a slow machine, for business or home use you could not ask for more. It get's the job done!
Pros: I have assembled a lot of systems and I can honestly say this is the first one where everything went right and nothing went wrong. The driver CD worked perfect, Audio, Video, Lan, Etc all installed great with not a single problem. It's running a Celeron D 2.4 and the operating temp runs between 4...
Cons: Nothing really, except maybe the CD door has to be manually closed because of the auto button placement.
Summary: Overall, I am very happy I purchased this barebones unit. It's not the right choice if you want several bays and expansion slots, but otherwise, it's a great value.
Pros: -Quiet operation, even with supplied fan and heatsink. -Feels heavy (a pro to me), as though it's well put together. -Manual is fairly well written. -Plenty of ports, both front and back. -Inside is pretty well thought out and easy to manipulate.
Cons: *HPC users beware! You cannot start this box without a keyboard plugged in!* -Included IDE cable is too short to reach either 5.25" slot. -Disassembly of outer shell requires three screws to be removed. -I personally think this machine is quite sensitive to magnetization of cables/drives. Because...
Pros: so far so good, need new motherbord for a dell, switched all parts over, booted right up, ran it for a week, put it in a box to ship for like a month got it bCK OUT TO MAKE SURE STILL GOOD BEFORE I SHIPPED IT AND IT WAS, RALLY GOOD DEAL, THE ONLY THING IS IT DOES NOT WOORK WITH ALL CD ROMS BUTTON...