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This review is from: ASUS P8Q77-M/CSM LGA 1155 Intel Q77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: MicroATX, USB-3 header for front panel, Reliable, Works Flawlessly.
Cons: No Heatsink on VRM's.
Other Thoughts: This is an excellent board to run STOCK speed parts. I installed an i3-3245 in this board for a friends build and everything works flawlessly. One does need to load all the drivers to get everything to work, then update them, but that is normal. I would not expect good overclocking ability since it lacks VRM heatsink, but other than that, solid board so far.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Cheap, works well until it dies.
Cons: Well, Refurbished has only 30 day warranty... that sure doesn't express a lot of confidence by Corsair.
Other Thoughts: I had two of these refurb drives die on the same setup going into sleep mode and never coming out again. Usually I disable sleep mode, but this new setup, I simply forgot. Both drives would not work. One is in warranty, the other is not.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI CrossFire Power Supply
Pros: None I can think of except it sometimes works okay if you keep the load below 250 Watts
Cons: It cost more than many others that perform better.. The failure rate is terrible and getting worse. No sleeving on wiring. HIGH Failure Rate at above 50% load. Poor RMA service.
Other Thoughts: Haven't had a fan go bad yet... but I sent two early failures RMA. for repair and they sent them back never having opened the boxes saying I didn't provide proof of ownership.
Well, the Newegg Invoice was printed out and a copy was placed in each shipping box (that they didn't open). Now, I have to send them back again plus a third failed unit.
Keep in mind, these are over a year old now but only used a total of about 4 months each.