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CORSAIR SF Series SF600 600W 80 PLUS GOLD Active PFC Haswell Ready SFX SFX12V Micro ATX Full Modular Power Supply
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Pros: - Build quality and feel is excellent, especially for such a small power supply. Beautiful black and gray color scheme. The 92mm fan is almost as big as the whole power supply itself! (I'm glad they went with a 92mm instead of an 80mm, especially for the sake of noise.)
- Fully modular cable design with black flat ribbon cables (even the ATX 24-pin cable) makes it very easy to build a clean, neat and tidy system. This is especially helpful since with the SFX form factor, the available area to wedge and hide cables is even smaller than usual.
- 7 year warranty! 7 years!!
- Being a 600 watt unit, this will very easily power an overclocked SFF system. I had no problems running my oc'd system with this PSU:
* Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.4GHz 1.21 Vcc (dialed in) with CRYORIG C1 HSF
* ASRock Z97E-ITX/AC
* Crucial Ballistix Sport LP 2 x 8 GB DDR3 1600
* EVGA GTX 980 ACX 2.0 @ 1352/1441/7700
* OCZ Radeon R7 480GB SSD
* Seagate 4TB SSHD
* Silverstone FT03B-Mini
Did some stress testing/benchmarking using P95, IBT, Unigine Heaven & Unigine Valley to 'push' the PSU and verify stability. The internal 92mm fan only occasionally spun up (under load), and was inaudible over my system fans.

Cons: - None

Other Thoughts: - Other reviewers who have dissected the SF600 state that internally, it's a Great Wall OEM unit.
- More gamers such as myself are building smaller systems (especially for HTPC/Living Room), and Corsair has finally entered a market (SFX form factor) that was really only supported by Silverstone; that's great news. I own several other Corsair PSU's and have bought and recommended them in the past, because they are excellent PSU's and they run like a top.

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iRULU Walknbook 10.1-Inch Tablet PC - Quad Core, 2-in-1 32GB Hybrid Laptop, IPS Display, Plastic Cover, Microsoft Windows 10 OS, Soft Detachable Keyboard With Stand - Grey
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Pros: Now - absolutely none.

Cons: I submitted a review earlier tonight, and afterwards, updated the Walknbook to Windows 10 1511 (the "big" November 2015 update).
Now, the touch screen is defective and every second or so I see the little circle presses in at least 2 random points on the screen.
Tablet was perfectly fine prior to 1511 update which had originally failed to install for some reason.
At this point, I have a paperweight.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this, just don't. You'd be better off with a throwaway Android tablet.

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Corsair Force LE 2.5
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5 out of 5 eggs Excellent value! Very fast with a very low affordable price. 03/23/2016

This review is from: Corsair Force LE 2.5" 240GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F240GBLEB

Pros: Very, VERY fast SSD with a great low price. Excellent value. An SSD is a very simple and very noticeable upgrade for any computer, new or old, that makes a HUGE difference in how fast it "feels". It can breathe new life into an old, outdated computer.

Corsair specs state ATTO max sequential read up to 560MB/s and ATTO max sequential write up to 530MB/s, as well as Crystal Disk Mark max sequential read up to 510MB/s and max sequential write up to 460MB/s. In my testing with an ASRock H97 Performance using SATA3, ATTO read was 563MB/s and ATTO write was 541MB/s; CDM read was 548MB/s and CDM write was 530MB/s. In other words – the performance matches what Corsair promised and the Force LE beats the pants off my Crucial M4 SSD.

Corsair has an SSD Toolbox utility for the drive which is available to download from their site. It allows you to clone your HDD to the SSD, shows the overall health of the drive, allows you to check for drive firmware updates, and also lets you force a TRIM operation (on-demand or scheduled) to keep the drive healthy – although Windows does this on its own. The app installs on your computer but does not run at all times like other vendor’s products that I’m familiar with (such as OCZ’s SSD Guru utility).

From POST to usable Windows 7 Professional 64-bit desktop, it takes roughly 7 seconds. All applications load within a second or two at most, and games load at a fraction of the time it used to take them.

Drive has a 3 year warranty and Corsair has always been top notch on tech support and RMA repairs.

Cons: Keep in mind you are getting the SSD drive here and that’s it. No screws, no cables, no 3.5" HDD to 2.5" SSD adapter trays. Typically that’s not an issue since most people have extra SATA cables, spots in their case for an SSD, and extra screws - but it’s something worth mentioning.

Other Thoughts: Overall I'd definitely recommend this Corsair Force LE SSD because it has phenomenal performance but is very affordable.

I believe this drive uses the Phison S10 controller. The Force LE 960GB uses this (based on reviews that I’ve read), so I would assume the Force LE 240GB and 480GB do as well. Typically manufacturers use 1 PCB version and just add more NAND memory to it to offer the different capacities (as opposed to spending money on different PCB for each capacity).

I used Macrium Reflect Free to clone my existing drive onto this SSD, but as I mentioned in the "Pros", the Corsair SSD Toolbox does have a Disk Clone feature that will also do this for you.

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