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Rosewill RLLB-12001 3 Watt MR16 GU10 Base Warm White LED light Bulb
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very little heat compared to normal to normal halogen bulb. Using much lesser energy. Bought 3 of these and replaced them all. No more guilt turning them on for longer hours.

Cons: None. Still working fine. May be slightly dimmer than normal halogen bulb but that's ok.

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CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Great cheat PS for Dell XPS 435MT 09/12/2013

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: - More power than stock although my computer running at 43.8 Watt at all times.
- Cheap after $30 rebates.
- Quieter than stock PS from Dell XPS
- Dimension match exactly with the original PS.

Cons: - 80% of the cables I do not need for my XPS.
- You will need to navigate around to hide the access and bigger cables.

Other Thoughts: Spec
Dell XPS 435MT - Corei7 - Mid 2009 model

- Power outage causing original powersupply to go bad.
- Mobo has orange light and power supply has green light on. However, upon pressing power button, it powered up and fan runs very briefly and shutdown again.

Working on it
If you have a larger hand than average person, you need to do the following
- Remove the rear fan
- Remove the front cover and unscrew 2 BluRay drive and push it a bit towards the front.
- Unplug the power from bluray
- Unplug the rest of the power cable to the drives and mobo.
- Slight out the old PS.
- Since the new PS has long cables, I plug them all in first then slight PS back to the case.

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OCZ Vertex Plus OCZSSD2-1VTXPL60G 2.5
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: NA - not seeing so far.

Cons: Failed on second boot on all OS setup. After the initial installation, Windows (I have tried on XP Pro,WinXP Media, 7) reboot and it would stuck in a blank screen and with "Disc Read Error". I have tried to re-installed it for 14 times. It appeared that this is a common issue when I read it from OCZ forum.

I tried it on Ubuntu. Initial setup was fine. I can use everything in the Ubuntu such as browsing internet and using the apps. When trying to rebooted, it refused to shutdown. When hard rebooted, it prompted for Grub Rescue> when it's coming back up. It's basically not finding the SSD on second reboot.

When plugged in with enclosure, WindowsXP will not be seeing this drive while the USB stated that new hardware installed. From Win7 64 bit, it says the drive corrupted. It can be reformated to NTFS but that's about it. So, this SSD will not take any OSes on second reboot.

Total waste of time.

Other Thoughts: Once bitten twice shy.

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Kay L.'s Profile

Display Name: Kay L.

Date Joined: 03/27/07

  • Reviews: 12
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 04/02/07
  • Last Review: 02/08/14
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