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XFX MIA78S8209 AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: It worked at one point for a while.

Cons: •Piece of crep hated every DIMM of ram I tried in it. It would only post with two specific (non-matching in size and speed) sticks even though I had confirmed all the sticks working in other computers.
•It would only successfully POST whenever it felt like it.
•The one PCI-E slot (which was never used) has intermittent issues and only works when the motherboard is either flat or, of all things, upside down.
•SATA plugs are completely inaccessible when an external GPU is installed.
•Behaves funny when it uses a four-pin CPU power instead of the full eight-pins (with a low-end dual core installed, mind you).

Other Thoughts: As someone that builds and repairs computers for a living, I have come across a pretty significant range of motherboards from low end to top-range enterprise grade hardware.

This is, without a doubt in my mind, the worst motherboard I have ever used, touched, or set my eyes on.

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PNY P-P-AC-UF-K01-EF Black 3.1 Amp Dual USB  Wall Charger
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Not that Bad 03/31/2013

This review is from: PNY P-P-AC-UF-K01-EF Black 3.1 Amp Dual USB Wall Charger

Pros: It works
Hasn't started a house fire yet

Cons: If I'm honest, I would have to say that the folding prongs (presumably for convenient storage and travel) fold a little too easy. Try and plug it into the wall- it folds up. Try and plug a USB cord in without holding the charger- it pops out of the wall. Look at it the wrong way- it folds up.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this as a power supply for a RaspberryPi-based web and file server that is, obviously, running 24/7.

Currently, uptime is at a little over a month, and the charger has worked flawlessly. It hasn't burned my house down, it has supplied the Pi with ample power, and it was reasonably priced.

Not bad.

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hec Zephyr MX 750 750W Peak Output ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Complex version:
The four high-amperage rails make for an excellent stability. The 750w that the PSU can supply offers an extreme amount of overhead that even the largest gaming PCs can seldom hit. Also the shear number of connections on the PSU are fairly nuts. Except for the 24 pin MOBO connector you could power several PCs on this thing!
Simple version: It's cheap, it's powerful, and it will work for nearly any gaming PC.

Cons: The only reason I gave this 3 "eggs" instead of 5 was because my first unit died after about two weeks of work. One morning I turn on my computer but instead of the lovely Asus BIOS screen the case lights begin to flash as if I was having an epileptic fit on the reset switch. I quickly switched out the PSU with a 500watter that I had lying around. The 500w PSU booted my computer fine. I then proceeded to send the unit back to Newegg for a (hopefully new) replacement unit.

Other Thoughts: I believe that my case was a fluke and that you should try out the PSU. This is also why I am very willing to try out another one of these units. The number of connections and the amount of power it can supply is quite remarkable and should not be passed up for the $100.

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Pamela S.'s Profile

Display Name: Pamela S.

Date Joined: 01/01/10

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 02/04/10
  • Last Review: 08/01/13
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