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Cuisinart DCC-1200W White Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Cuisinart DCC-1200 06/30/2013

This review is from: Cuisinart DCC-1200W White Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

Pros: Love my coffeemaker. I've had it for several years. Programmable, auto-shutoff, you can also select between 3 different warming plate temperatures. I keep mine on the lowest setting which keeps it plenty hot but still easily drinkable. It also has a self clean function. I haven't had to use that though since I use filtered water (no minerals) only. I love the toggle switch used to turn it on or off (for both the manual and programmable modes). It also has a charcoal filter pad to clean your water to improve the taste. I have removed that though since I do use filtered water. You can use the #4 paper cones or no filter at all since the cone "basket" is very finely meshed and no grounds will get through. I have read that not using a filter will increase your coffee flavor since the natural oils of the coffee bean are not filtered by the paper. I have opted so far to use the paper filter cones (have found a bamboo paper cone at P----x grocery store....on sale too!!). The manual is downloadable to keep on your pc which is handy since you may misplace the paper manual and may also forget how to program the coffeemaker. All in all I'm extremely happy with it and highly recommend it.

Cons: None so far....going at least 3 years strong!!!

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BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs Room for PCI Express 3.0 card?? 03/27/2013

This review is from: BIOSTAR TZ77B LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: None yet. Had to send back per Biostar due to windows crash after loading Win 7. Tried multiple HDD's and one SSD. Gave the symptoms to Biostar and they immediately issued an RMA. They just rec'd from UPS yesterday so I probably won't hear anything from them for a while. Don't know if they will just ship out a new one to me right away or troubleshoot this one. My question is this: I didn't notice until today (looking at video cards for my new rig) from the online pics, that there isn't any room for anything to be put into the PCI-Express 3.0 slot. It is jammed right up next to the Northbridge and also has two "capacitors" jammed up next to it (at either end). Has anyone used this slot on this mobo???

Cons: RMA'd per Biostar.

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OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Price was good. Nice to have the adapter bracket along with it.

Cons: Newly built computer using Biostar TZ77B MOBO and Intel i5 3570K, Thermaltake TR2700, Corsair 8GB DDR3 (which came with the MOBO). Love my setup, just not the OCZ Vertex 4. This was going to be my first build using a SSD. I had high hopes but was let down hard. After building the computer and startup I went into the BIOS. I was happy to see that everything was seen as should have been and noted that I had the latest firmware (confirmed this with the Biostar website using my mobo model #). I left defaults alone and went ahead and loaded the OS (Win 7 Pro X 64). OS loaded without a hitch. Upon entering the desktop the system crashed. Not BSOD but rebooted without reentering the OS, just repeatedly flashed the mobo's T-Series screen. I then went into the BIOS to change the SATA from IDE to AHCI. Restarted the computer and did a fresh load of Win & Pro. Still same results. After much troubleshooting (disconnecting/reconnecting....tried different SATA ports on mobo, cleared CMOS etc.) still no luck. I researched and found OCZ's instructions on flashing the firmware for the SSD along with Secure-Erase and running ATTO to test the stability of SSD. Only problem is that flashing requires you to be online. BINGO!!! This is a new computer that I cannot successfully boot into, thus no internet!!!!! I emailed OCZ with specific problem that I was experiencing and Jeff responded giving me the same instruction set I came across the night before. Why on earth am I going to buy a new SSD expecting that I should have to flash, perform secure-erase and then run a 4 hour test on just to ensure that it is good for use. Is this normal for SSD's???? My first one but I doubt it. If so, no thanks, I will stick to HDD's for now.

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Display Name: Dan C.

Date Joined: 11/19/11

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  • First Review: 03/13/13
  • Last Review: 06/30/13
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