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This review is from: Rosewill RHKT-12002 Stainless Steel Kettle 1000W - Water, Tea or Coffee
Pros: Heats water.
Had to post simply as a reply to the "slow" review. If you have 1.6L of water, and you need to heat it up with 1000W power source by about 90C, it will take at least *10 minutes* for the water to boil. If it takes longer, then the kettle is losing heat and is inefficient. If it takes less time, then it is somewhat against the laws of physics if things are functioning normally ;)
For North American power sources, 1kW is using more than half the maximum load on a typical 15A circuit. Now, in Europe you can get 3kW kettles because they have 20A 220V circuits so their water boils in 3.5 min, not 10. But you can't blame the kettle for that!!
Cons: From the pictures or Rosewill's website it is not possible to determine if the kettle is all stainless steel inside (including the filling cap), or it has plastic parts that come in contact with the water. No pictures inside the kettle. No pictures of cap.
Is the heating element immersed in water?
Egg deducted purely for poor marketing effort.
Other Thoughts: I'm a non-owner and will most likely remain so due to the above cons. Little information on a website doesn't matter for brick stores, but quite important for online sales.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: This is a budget board with some very configurable overclocking options although the 95W max power envelope is probably going to be a limiting factor here.
BIOS updates are very straightforward and can be done from within the BIOS itself.
Cons: The onboard graphics and the PCI-E x16 slot video seem to be mutually exclusive. The board is capable of either onboard video OR PCI-E video, not both. This may be a chipset limitation though, but is not documented anywhere. When one is active, the other device is completely disabled. It cannot be used from within an OS.
BIOS settings that select the onboard or PCI-E video to be initialized are quirky to say the least. Changing the settings either way always initialized PCI-E video until I installed a 2nd stick of RAM - this probably reset some cached device table and renumerated devices actually utilizing the BIOS video setting! Then onboard video would initialize irrespective of BIOS option until powered down and removal of all connections to onboard video before powering back up.
Other Thoughts: Lack of dual-video support (onboard and discrete) is disappointing. But if you are not looking for dual-video support, this is a good motherboard.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Kingston 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9/8G
Pros: Lots of bits in a tiny space.
Newegg's photo of this RAM seems to be out of date. The chips that arrived seem to be low-profile RAM. They end at the top of the 2nd notch.
Cons: Use memtest86 to verify your memory. Sometimes you get lucky with a faulty bit or two.READ FULL REVIEW