Joined on 03/02/05
Pros: Great cable, high quality, great picture. Buy this baby.
Cons: I can't tell enough people buying adapters and cables at "other" retail stores about these.
Overall Review: This is one of those things that you love newegg for. This is a high quality cable, check the specs on the AMC website, that you will pay 4 times+ for at worstbuy. Plus, it shows up in a day or two. I have two of these cables and they make me smile each time I see them.
Some Good, Some Bad
Pros: Super quiet, the only thing you will hear out of this little silver box is your hard drive...so, get a quiet one if you want silence. Super small form factor, well built and thought out layout.
Cons: Could not get certain PCI cards to work (be detected). I used an ATI AGP card in conjunction with an ATI HDTV tuner card and after 3 days of monkeying with it, I swapped in a regular ATI Theatrix 550 tuner and it worked. The HD card works fine in other boxes, just not in this one apparently. I RMA'd one and it had the same issue.
Overall Review: Consider the power requirements of any add-on video cards you may be considering as this is a relatively low power unit. I would plan on using USB for all of your add-on peripherals and/or firewire.
Amazing Encoding Processor
Pros: Amazing video encoding processor. If you are not ready to make the jump to Intel's i7-980X for a cool grand and/or you are running an AM3 capable mobo AND you are looking for something that can drop your video encoding times...then this is worth buying. We create a lot of video SD and hires and I am pretty amazed at how much of an improvement the 1090 made over my AMD x3 core. A video I just encoded that took 2:36 (that is 2 hours and 36 minutes) dropped to 1:06 (yes, one hour and six minutes). Pretty awesome. But, more than that it makes quick rendering tasks...well, quick. Well worth the $225.
Cons: The fan is loud. If you are not running a modern "gaming" type case or a super cooling type case, then you are probably going to want to get yourself one (as I just did) to keep the CPU fan from annoying you.
Overall Review: Wish I had bought it sooner.
Lots of Fans, Nice Case
Pros: Inexpensive case, with decent power supply and a s#$! ton of cooling...nice pickup. Bought it as part of a combo deal and running an Athlon II chip in there. Fan in front, big (120mm IIRC) in rear and another smaller one in the side. I had to unplug the side one to quiet it down, but it doesn't affect any critical temps as it is a desktop box. The red/orange ring on the front looks better in person than it does online.
Cons: Slightly cheap looking, but beggars can't be choosers
Overall Review: I would definitely buy it again
Works Great for Me
Pros: Cheap, Small, Powerful
Cons: No CPU thermal goo included
Overall Review: The only problem I have with the package is that it did not come with some CPU thermal goo because you have to use the crazy CPU heatsink setup that is built into this case...which is sweet. Just would have been more pumped on it had it come with everything in the box. Aside from that, I have a super fast linux box in a small package that has been running non-stop since the day I built it almost 1 year ago.