Originally Posted by monka
jswriter, I am deeply looking into getting a Hornet. What kind of CD-Rom / DVD-Rom drive do you have in there, and did you get it from monarch with the hornet. Also did the hornet come with any accessories at all? (if it did can I see
Also, did you look @ www.gateway.com
for a ATI X800 XT PE - $499 shipped 1 - 2 weeks.
My optical drive is a Lite-On 8X DVD+-RW + 40x24x40 CDRW. Yes, I bought directly from Monarch. I live in Atlanta, so their store is just about twenty minutes from my home. It's great to be in the same city with Monarch (on-site warranty!!
) The only "accessory" I got was an extra PCI board with 4 USB 2.0 ports, which upped the total to 12
. Those two little items on top of the Hornet are my digital camera's USB charging/downloading cradle and the Audigy 2 NX. My all-in-one printer has a built-in card reader, so I didn't need that in my Hornet. I consider stuff like paint jobs, clear panels and fancy lights to be a waste of $$. I put my money towards top-shelf internals like the motherboard, hard drive, RAM, upgraded cables, etc. Besides, the standard black case matches my monitor, keyboard, speakers, mouse and even mousepad perfectly. I recommend the Hornet Pro highly to anyone. I love its small form and Monarch is a great company to work with.
I've got my ATI X800 XT PE pre-ordered from Ecost.com for $450.
If Gateway plans on shipping within 1-2 weeks, maybe mine will ship in the same time frame. I'm gonna call Ecost and see what they have to say about it. Whenever my card finally arrives, I'll post some pics of the installation process.