Pros None of the pros count because it won't run for more than a few days before wiping out the OS.
Cons It crashes all the time and requires re-imaging. This despite careful system maintenance and virus protection. ASUS support cannot diagnose the problem and therefore denies any problem. This company is headed for the ash can of history.
Pros * Six-Core CPU
* ATI's 5xxx Series Dedicated
* Front Ports for USB / Audio
* SPDIF Output (Or however it's spelled)
Cons * Very compact
* Back chassis has no fan
* No front area for a fan
* Very low-end power supply (450W) - Minimum for the graphics
Summary This is a good in-store computer that often beats most other computers out there. It may have 2.6 GHz six-core, but the 2 extra cores more than enough make up for that. Yes, you won't be doing heavy desktop recording with this, even with a GTX 470 upgrade. But, it does some pretty heavy lifting otherwise. The processor it holds (1035T) is no longer on AMD's processor lists, so as soon as it came out, the processor was basically dropped from the support line. I would recommend to wait on this purchase if you just want to get it for the pure power it has, there are other things coming soon, and I would rather recommend a custom computer with a HAF-X Case and a GTX 5xx or ATI 6990.
Pros Six core processors at 2.6 gigahertz are amazing, 8 gigabytes of ram with a possibility of 16 is amazing, 6 SATA hook ups stock, Roomy interior, well built power source mount, the case is beautiful, Easy to install new hardware
Cons My SATA cables from my previous computers are too short for this monsters case, I accidentally hit the power button instead of the eject button for the DVD drive, stock power source should be a tad large than 400 Watts.
Summary I got this computer back in December when my HP Pavilion a6000's fan crapped out on me. I figured it was time for an upgrade, considering I was playing high-end video games and editing High Definition footage It seemed like the best choice. A Hex core computer with 8 gigs of ram for less than a thousand dollars just make this computer the only real choice for me. Since then I have cannibalized my a6000's parts and installed them in my CG1330. Most of the parts were not stock in the a6000 like my NIVIDA GT9600 graphics card and a 550 WATT power supply to go with it. I had no problems with this computer aside from one cause by me using a smaller power source than I should have been using but switching to my 550 solved it. All in all this computer is an amazing piece of technology with an amazing price.
Pros Excellent graphics with the Radeon HD 5750 - games @ 1920x1080 resolution with ease. On board audio is fantastic and easy to control between speakers, headphones, and/or USB. Been rock solid, never had an ounce of trouble. Mobo supports RAID configs.
Cons Didn't come with OS DVDs, but I can't hold that against it since nothing storebought comes with them these days.
Summary When my Alienware laptop was out of commission for three weeks while Dell was sending me a replacement, this Asus was my savior. I needed a powerful machine for a not-too-powerful machine price and that's exactly what I've got. Now that I have established that I am happy with it, I've had spent some extra cash upgrading it. So for I have installed an upgraded power supply (factory 400W is plenty for the 5750, but I plan to upgrade the GPU very soon) and 2x 80gb Intel X-25m solid state HDDs in RAID 0 (performance RAID). Of course now this machine is starting to fly. I will upgrade to 16gb of RAM and either the GTX 580 or stick with ATI and go with a 6870, not sure yet, but either way this tower has plenty of room for either card.
Owned this machine now for 6 months, give or take. I would definitely recommend this machine or another like it from Asus.
Pros crazy fast processor, good graphics, great ram, good harddrive, good price
Cons terrible dvd drive. stopped working on me, tried to get it working myself as im away at school and cant get it to a certified repair center or whatever, no real luck. just bought a usb dvd drive
Summary This is my third computer and all i can say is wow. so fast. My last 2 were dells and i was unimpressed with the graphics cards they typically load in their computers.
i was going to custom build a computer but this one was slightly worse than what i planned for, but a few hundred cheaper. unfortunately it comes at the cost of having to buy a cd drive but thats okay, i needed one anyways for all my other computers with broken cd drives (a curse really)
i have had one bsod after updating but nothing since.
all my games work perfeclty fine at medium-high settings at 1920x1080, above 30 fps. i play some pretty modern games too so its not like im using hl:2 as a benchmark.
For under $1000 this computer is really perfect except for that cd drive thing, i dont know why people complain so much about "slow processors" when i feel like the limiting factor in most gaming applications is the video card.
on that note i do wish it had a 5770 instead of a 5750.