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EVGA 220-P2-1000-XR 80 PLUS Platinum 1000 W 10 yr Warranty ECO Mode Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI Ready and Crossfire Support continuous Power Supply
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: High wattage
Nice looking
EVGA support as always is top notch.

Cons: I've been through 3 of these power supplies. First one worked for a while and then suddenly my computer started rebooting randomly. Intermittent power failure in various scenarios made it super hard to nail this down. But when I kept my computer in BIOS and experienced the issue again with individual sticks of RAM at a time and removed all unnecessary peripherals, I narrowed it down to either the PSU or Motherboard. That was my first time replacing the PSU. Got the RMA replacement, and replaced the device. started happening again a few days later. Replaced motherboard and experienced the same issue.
So, I ran the computer on two different PSU's. Ran the Motherboard on the EVGA PSU, ran all the extras on a separate PSU by jumping the pins on the motherboard connection of that PSU. Didn't have any problems. The computer ran fine for a couple weeks in this state. I decided it most definitely has to be the PSU tripping something with an overload false positive or something. Replaced the PSU again. That was the last straw. A week later, reboots happened again.

Other Thoughts: This has all occurred over a year of "just dealing with it" and switching to gaming on a console to get away from the frustration.

I've since bought a different brand altogether to see what happens. I've been up on that PSU for 3 weeks. No random reboots or issues. Are my issues truly resolved? I'm not sure...

I wish I didn't have this unreliable PSU sitting around though. Can't sell it with a clear conscience and can't use it. Can't return it for store credit (want that GTX 970 soooo bad!) and I didn't buy it directly from EVGA so their warranty will just replace the device... Bummer

Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 - Sleeve Bearing 120mm Red LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good LED color

Cons: Noisier than they say they are. Not air noise, we're talking actual fan noise.

Other Thoughts: I was hoping that I had found a cheap quiet solution for my Deskputer build. I originally bought some quiet fans without LEDs but found it didn't showcase my work the way I wanted it to, so I needed more light. My mistake was getting Sleeve Bearing which is what these fans use. Compared to the fluid dynamic bearing fans I originally had connected to my radiator, these were immensely louder. It wasn't air noise either, it was a growling sort of sound that was amplified by my radiator and the cowl I had it mounted to. When I stopped the fans, the noise stopped. Sooooo, I'm going to use them somewhere else. Maybe my network rack so I can enclose it or something. Either way, if you want quiet fans, don't go cheap... get fluid dynamic fans. They are much more reliable and quiet.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Xbox 360 Game
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggs Laggy 11/29/2011

This review is from: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Xbox 360 Game

Pros: It's good ol' Halo and the PVP maps from it too

Cons: The campaign. Well, it's the same campaign which is fine, but the overlay causes issues in my opinion. I'll have a full .5 second delay between my moving the joystick and my reticle moving. Gunfire is also delayed. I have less issue when the new graphic mode is turned off, so I would have to place the blame on the game running an overlay on the old graphics.
It could be my TV, but honestly, if I change a thing in the game and get better response time, then it is most likely not the TV's fault.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't pay $30 again for this. Basically the only great thing about this is the classic maps for the Reach online multiplayer.


Benjamin B.'s Profile

Display Name: Benjamin B.

Date Joined: 05/05/05

  • Reviews: 19
  • Helpfulness: 13
  • First Review: 11/09/08
  • Last Review: 01/20/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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