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This review is from: P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor
Pros: Cheap, seems accurate enough
Cons: Something inside blew, will not turn on. Will not let power run through it. to power device. Lasted about 2 weeks straight with 750-800 watts going through it.
Other Thoughts: I needed this for my gaming /mining rig to see how much it was pulling. It was going at 750-800 watts full load for about 2 weeks straight. Then my pc just shuts off and would not turn back on again. First thing i did was unplug this meter and my pc is up and running. After i tested it with another appliance. it will not even let power run through it, obviously something inside blew. I guess this works great for short uses on low amps. WARNING DO NOT USE THIS WITH YOUR MINING RIG FOR EXTENDED PERIODS!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Thermaltake A2427 Hard drive blue LED cooler
Pros: I purchased 3 of these about 5 months ago. Today i was looking at my pc and noticed the one for my middle drive was not working, and after looking closer the fan itself was bent and hanging slightly to the side...... I know it was working for at least 4 months before it died. But this is bad if a fan only last barely 4 months... I have an older thermal take fan from 2005 that is still going strong but the bearings are horribly loud which is why i purchased 3 of these new led fans. Ive had many fans before and non have died so fast. In fact most fans last me 2-3 years before the bearing even starts making nouse.
Overall these are fancy looking fans that do work well, but reliability of these is questionable.
So far the other 2 are going strong and very quiet, no bearing noise and working as they should be.
Cons: 1 out of 3 purchased died on me in less then 4 months.....otherwise i would have given 5 stars.
Mainly mad due to having to spend time tracing wires behind my pc case due to having all my wires hidden/tucked away.....If one of these didnt die on me, i would not have to trace wires all morning... grrrrr.
Other Thoughts: I will have to buy another one of these to replace the one that died and so they match with my other 2.......
This time i labeled my hd power wires 1-3, so if one does die again it will be easier to replace.
This review is from: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G 5 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: I did lots of research before deciding on this one and for the $ and performance its a very cheap and cost effective board to build a gaming system on and even has cross fire. Ive been using asus boards off and on for past 6 years and never had a problem with them.
Running at 3.8ghz fully stable with temps at
30-34c idle /40-45c full load
with a corsair h60 push/pull setup custom mounted at the top of my case.
This board runs at about 38-40c in an open case setup with no fans on it.
AMD phenom II 970
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G ...
G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 12GB
ocz modsteam 520
2x sata raid 0 250g seagates
2tb hitatchi 7200
window 7 ultimate
Cons: Hmm well it didnt have a floppy connector so i had to make an emergency stop at local store to get a usb floppy so i could install my raid drivers.
I think thats the only thing that i wasnt prepared for. Other then that everything went smoothly with the install.
Other Thoughts: Found out you can load the raid drivers to a floppy though the bios itself which saved me lots of headache. Also has like 4 other options for loading the raid drivers so very good board and the asus engineers have really given us many options oppose to older boards.READ FULL REVIEW