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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast speed, runs cool, can use for raid setups. Like that they are single plater and because of that these are thin. RMA from seagate was fast, about a one week turn around.

Cons: The drive died on me after 6 months of use.

Other Thoughts: I had a pair of these that was running raid 0. After about 6 months the drive started giving me errors. Tried seatools to recover but the tools said drive was not working and to RMA. The other one is still going strong and I have my raid 0 back up.

Intel S3420GPLC ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1156 Intel 3420 DDR3 1333
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3 out of 5 eggs Decent Features Horrible Hardware 10/31/2009

This review is from: Intel S3420GPLC ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1156 Intel 3420 DDR3 1333

Pros: Boots, LED status lights on the back, Software that comes with it is decent, stickers for board layout are a nice touch, and it stops at about there.

Cons: BUYER BE WARNED! I researched this board and only through reading the boot CD autorun splash page does it state that this board can only use 4 DIMMs of unregistered non-ECC ram and only the 6 DIMMs can be used when you have ECC-Registered ram (I believe this may be true for all boards based in the same chipset). The Bios also allows for only the basic configurations, you can't even change timing on the memory or voltage (which can be critical in some cases).
As the reviewer before me said this thing takes forever to boot, but if it is a server you shouldn't be having to boot too often anyways.

Other Thoughts: The bios is lacking so if your looking for a good board to OC on, gamers look away and go with one of the better P55 boards with a lot more for the desktop space. If your looking to build a server with more then 4 DIMMS of Non-ECC ram look elsewhere as well as this is not your board. I bought this server thinking that it could use 12GB of desktop NON-ECC RAM in 2GB sticks (6 sticks total). When I tried to boot all I got was this beeping that was just annoying. LED poster was not helpful unless you print out the pages that pertain to it, but that's just normal. Other then that, if your looking for a good entry board this is an OKAY solution. I went with this board for the processor and mobo discount. If you can go with the supermicro if you really need a decent entry motherboard, its got everything this board has and it actually states the type of RAM in a clear manner.

SAMSUNG 204B-BK Black 20.1
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4 out of 5 eggs Good,but it has its flaws 07/26/2006

This review is from: SAMSUNG 204B-BK Black 20.1" 5ms LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1

Pros: This monitor has great viewing angles from side to side, but up and down isn't all that great. I'm not a hardcore gamer nor have really sensitive eyes, but from what I have seen this monitors response time is geat. I also love how you can move your OSD around to anywhere on the monitor

Cons: There is some backlight bleeding and from what i have seen, when the screen is displaying black there are these two blotches on the right that are only noticible when you look at it from an angle....Another thing is the fit of the panel to the bezel. Now i know your not supposed to touch the panel itself, but withen the right top corner and bottom left hand corner, when i puch just a little the panel moves. It literally moves like a millimeter back into the bezel.

Other Thoughts: Other than a few quality control issues, this monitor is great, and it came with no dead pixels. So far I am happy with it, the other things are minor, but something i will look after due to the face that i am gping to move it around for lans and things. So good luck to you all and hopefully you get a perfect monitor


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Display Name: Justin L.

Date Joined: 08/16/03

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  • First Review: 07/26/06
  • Last Review: 05/24/10
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