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Changhong 42
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs 01/19/2015

This review is from: Changhong 42" 1080p LED HDTV - LED42YC2000UA

Pros: Great value
excellent picture (other than a defect on my screen)

Cons: Base is made of heavy glass, which can break and be a cutting danger.
Our TV has a small triangular defect in the right-center part of the screen. It's only visible when the TV is displaying white or light-colored backgrounds. It's just bad enough to be annoying, but not bad enough to pack the TV up, pay for shipping and ship it back, then be without a TV for 1-2 weeks. I guess that's the bad part about buying a TV on the internet--if you have to exchange it, it's a huge hassle.

Other Thoughts: Changhong, if you're reading this and want a happy customer for life, offer to ship me a replacement that I can verify has no defects before making me ship this one back. I'll give you my CC#.

Intel Core i5-4570S Haswell Quad-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1150 65W BX80646I54570S Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Low power, low cost quad core with high performance on tap (3.6Ghz) when needed.
No need for aftermarket cooler unless you're pegging the processor for hours at a time.

Cons: Limited overclocking due to locked multipier. But you knew that going into this purchase, didn't you? Just think of the 3.6Ghz turbo performance as free built-in overclocking ;)

Other Thoughts: Gets 7.6 on the cpu portion of Windows Experience Index.
Actually about 3% faster than my i5-3570K (not overclocked) in 7-zip benchmark (16677 mips vs. 16186 mips). If you're not interested in overclocking, this processor is probably the best bang for your buck, especially when you factor in power consumption and cool operation with stock cooler. The highest temps I've seen when running burn-in programs is around 65 C. Typically, it'll be closer to 45-55 C under load.

Rosewill CAPSTONE-550-M – 550-Watt Modular Active PFC Power Supply – Continuous @ 122 Deg. F (50C), 80 PLUS Gold, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, Intel Haswell, SLI, & CrossFire Ready
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: More than enough headroom for most people. Probably not enough for a dual GPU system, but otherwise it's plenty.
Great reviews online for this model. It has high-end components and meets or exceeds its Gold rating in said reviews.
Good value (I got mine on sale for fity dollars)
Modular means you only use as many cables as you need and pack away the rest. Less case clutter.

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: It is physically larger than any other PSU I've ever seen. Rather than being square in shape, it is slightly deeper than it is wide. No concern for me, I just thought I'd mention it.


Timothy Z.'s Profile

Display Name: Timothy Z.

Date Joined: 02/28/04

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 02/25/12
  • Last Review: 01/19/15
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