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This review is from: Sabrent 12000mAh Portable Backup Battery Power Bank Charger w/ Dual USB Ports
Pros: Nice slim case. Appear to be solidly built unit.
Cons: DOA. Not sure why it doesn't work. Suspect that the PC board chips are defective, as I get random indicating charge level blue light; every time I connect and disconnect the unit from the charger, different level of charge ( # of blue lights) would light up. Never had any output from USB ports.
Other Thoughts: Like I said unit look nice. But DOA. Seller was quick to give me a refund. So no complaint here. Just a bad DOA unit.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: VANTEC UGT-IH203 2-Port USB 3.0 Front Panel
Pros: Provides two USB 3.0 to front of case. Well constructed with metal case and nice cables. Ports spaced apart to handle devices that have large USB interface mounts. Black panel to match my other black panels devices.
Cons: Non so far.
Other Thoughts: Had to buy a 5.25 to 3.5 adapter bracket ($5) to mount the unit. My Antec Sonota 500 series case have 4-- 5.25 openings. One used for a multi DVD writer/reader; one used for the SSD using an 3.5 to 2.5 adapter and a old hard drive panel for 5.25 mounting; one for a multi-card flash card readers, with 3 additional USB 2.0 ports and one ESATA port; finally one for the USB 3.0 box. As I migrated to SATA drives, I was left with a lot of EIDE drives, which I converted to external USB drives. So the extra USB ports on the front really came in handy.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NZXT RC-RST40-01 120mm Sleeve Direct Touch 4 Heat Pipe CPU Cooler
Pros: Big 120 MM fan with 4 heat pipes. Very quiet--come with an inline power adapter to lower the fan speed. Very good price, $15. Instructions are very clear. Everything lined up fine.
Cons: Very big--whole assembly stand 160 mm in height. The fin stick over my dual memory chips; still plenty of room for my memory chip and the heat spreaders on them. I knew this when I purchased
Other Thoughts: The cooler was mounted onto a AMD A8 5600K APU, which is installed to a MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 mother board. I was barely able to get the assembly onto my mid tower case, as the height needed was 160mm. Set the case 120 mm fan to low speed and the cooler fan to the low speed as well. Use Silver oxide thermal paste instead of the thermal compound that came with it. I over clocked the APU from 3.6 to 3.78 GHz, and the dual memory chips, from 1600 to 1680 Mhz. Average board temp varies from 27 to 33 C, while the average cores temp varies from 41 to 65 C, depending on what is being done. With the Antec Sonata 500 mid tower case, and the two 120 fans running at its low speed, the whole system is very quiet. When installed the cooler, install the dual memory chip first before mounting the cooler on the APU.READ FULL REVIEW