Date Joined: 05/15/10
Pros: -Does not make much noise
-Drivers simple to install
-plays the Witcher 2 1680x1050 on ultra settings. Minor hiccups in fps, but 40-50 is fantastic compared to a Radeon 4850. Great value for the performance
Cons: I have yet to find any. This card is a great upgrade from the 4850 HD that I purchased a few years ago.
Overall Review: Tom's Hardware lists this as one of the cards with the best performance per dollar. Look into it, if you want a mid range gaming card that can play most games at fairly high settings. You will not be disappointed.
Pros: The installation of this processor was very, very easy (and this is coming from a first time builder). You just follow the instructions (well written actually) and complete the input. I really like this processor because it's a nice blend of gaming (L4D, CSS, and Portal) and work. You won't be disappointed; Windows 7 gave me a 7.2 for my build, so it's a win-win situation.
Cons: None really.
Overall Review: Just buy it. It's cost effective for the first time builder and any builder for that matter. Go AMD!
Pros: I really like this keyboard because it's simple and highly effective when typing. I knew there weren't any reviews for this when I bought it, but this turned out to be a very awesome keyboard. It's a little "clickety" and is great for those who like that particular sound from the keyboard.
Cons: Some may not like the slight clickety feeling from the keyboard, but it's an efficacious plug and play keyboard.
Overall Review: Just buy it!
Pros: For the price, these were awesome sticks of RAM and came with great customer service. For those who are worrying about the motherboard only supporting 1600 mHz when overclocked, you can run these at 1333 mHz, just in case you were worrying about buying the wrong ram.
Overall Review: Great for first time builders. Just buy it!
Pros: Best drive I've ever used for the price. My BIOS instantly recognized the drive and I was set for watching dvd's and such.
Cons: I haven't found any yet :).
Overall Review: Just buy this drive; it can do everything (playing a CD, starting a DVD, and writing disks). Once again, fantastic deal from newegg!
Pros: Great drive, especially from a company that I haven't seen much in the hard drive areas. My motherboard instantly recognized the drive in BIOS.
Cons: I haven't found any particular problems with this.
Pros: Easily powers all of my parts within my case. It's solid enough for future video card upgrades and what not. Just buy it!
Cons: I'm not too deep in the technical know how, but I haven't found any issues with the power supply.
Overall Review: I can't stress enough how good of a deal this power supply was.
Pros: I love this ATX case; it's quiet, has adequate air cooling for first time builds, and easily installs external drives. Moreover, this case has ample space for future upgrades; it's very reassuring for the vast amounts of technological changes.
Cons: I have yet to find any.
Overall Review: Fantastic and cheap case for the first time builder. You won't be disappointed with this buy.
Pros: Very nice and fairly quiet video card. It can run many of the PC games on the market at the highest settings (speaking about L4D, CSS, and Portal).
Cons: None. I love this card a lot.
Overall Review: I highly recommend this card to first time builders, if you aren't looking to build a supercomputer.
Pros: This motherboard is a very good choice for a first time builder and has all the tools to successfully assemble your computer. Also, the customer support is very amazing and amiable with individuals who have a hard time understanding the intricacies of computers.
If you plan to do some gaming with computer work (for school etc). then this motherboard will be perfect for the job (I play a lot of L4D and CSS. So this is perfect for my needs)
Cons: None actually.
Overall Review: For first time builders:
Just remember to match your parts and read the manuals quite often when you're assembling (obviously...) your PC. Don't hesitate to call MSI's service, as they are extremely helpful for this mobo.