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Seasonic SS-660XP2 ATX 12V/EPS 12V, 660W, 80 PLUS PLATINUM Full Modular  certified Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great specs, great price (when on sale), fully modular, hybrid fan, etc.

Cons: Noisy circuitry!!! This might be a platinum certified PS, but it sounds like it is struggling to fight off brown-out conditions all the time. It makes more noisy as the electrical feed becomes less perfect. Not a good design...inside that is.

Other Thoughts: I should have listened to the reviews! Mine is no exception and the coil buzzing is very annoying. I have tried three cheaper PSs in the same machine and they are far less noisy. I am going back to a Corsair CS450M until this is resolved.

I will try a different UPS as others have mentioned, but it still makes noise bypassing the UPS. Oddly enough the platinum PSs make more noise than the gold and bronze models I have on hand.

Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 Tower Server System Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz 4GB 70A4000HUX
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Impressive for a cheap box 05/20/2014

This review is from: Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 Tower Server System Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz 4GB 70A4000HUX

Pros: - Cheap Entry Level Server/Workstation
- Very Quiet
- Small Footprint Mini-ATX
- Motherboard RAID 0/1/5/10
- USB 3.0

Cons: - Limited drive bay options without getting creative
- Placement of front panel USB connector limits video card length
- Limited power supply options w/o using aftermarket adapters

Other Thoughts: One of the cheapest entry server/workstation I have owned. Previous experience with many Dells, a few HPs, and one Fujitsu. Bought three TS140s so far. One i3-4130, one e3-1225v3, and one e3-1275v3. Two of three have standard 280W PS and one 450W. One has GT640, one GTX750Ti, and one GTX 650Ti video. Have SSD in each as OS drive and notebook HDDs in two of three for data. One machine configured with three SSDs (On-board RAID 5 Data). Two are Win 8.1 Workstations and one is Win 8.1 and Server 2012 R2. I can't stress enough this is a entry level box. It is really a workstation that can be used as a server in a pinch or as a training platform. Not quite as refined as the brands listed above, but also not as expensive.

LSI SATA/SAS 9212-4i4e 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 RAID Controller Card, Single--Avago Technologies
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works great in my Fujitsu Server using a SATA III SSD as the OS drive and three SATA III HDDs for RAID. SATA connections work well in my application vice a fan-out 8087. It also has 8088 for external expansion that I don't use yet. This was the only card I could find with the exact combo I was looking for.

Cons: A little slow to boot, but thats it. Software could be better. RAID build was painfully slow, but worked.

Other Thoughts: Very stable with Win 8, Win 7, and Server 2012. Reasonably priced when on sale plus 15% off.


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Display Name: John A.

Date Joined: 09/18/01

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 04/06/03
  • Last Review: 08/08/14
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