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Pros: - 7 Year warranty
- Fully Modular
- 80 PLUS GOLD Certified
- 105c Japanese Capacitors
- 135mm thermally controlled fan with Zero-RPM mode
- Quiet fan when it is running
- Intuitive rear labels for first time builders
- Velvet PSU bag & bag for unused or excess cables
- Cables ties included
- The finished result post-installation makes for a very sleek and clean look.
- I cracked open the case to look at the components, the build quality is obviously very high indeed. Soldering was on point, and the layout seems well designed. Nothing seemed crowded or out of place inside which might have otherwise resulted in higher ambient temps internally.
Cons: - Doesn't come with individually sleeved cables for that sleek high-end custom gaming look (although you can buy a kit from Corsair's website directly if that's up your alley)
- I have one gripe and its this: the EPS, PCIE and ATX power cables are rather rigid and thick. It took some work to get the ATX cable into the motherboard. But... the above mentioned point can remedy this for about $80 USD.
- No LED fan, but that's a personal preference. Since the fan isn't really running anyway most of the time anyway it doesn't matter I suppose. :)
Other Thoughts: - It says that it is 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, but in my testing I used a 230v input, but it still exceeded 80 Plus Gold by a considerable margin.
- This is more of an FYI than anything: RMi series uses a Fluid Dynamic Bearing fan, whilst the RMx series uses a Rifle Bearing fan, same as the RM series. The latter is supposed to not last as long, and also potentially be a little noisier. The difference is marginal though, so I think it's still very much justified to buy the RMx series if you don't need the Corsair Link.
- The ambient temps in my home are around 22c and thus, even when my system is pulling ~600 watts the fan does not turn on. Seems like the PSU is not heating up that much even under load. But it seemed to be around 25-28c that I would see it turn on, but it was a low RPM setting. I am using a Corsair 900D ATX Tower and the 4 fans with a push/pull configuration in front of the PSU may be playing a moderate or significant role in that regard.
- The RMx 1000W has a total of eight PCIe connectors across four cables – ideal for a Tri or Quad card Crossfire/SLI configuration. (Unless you are using two R9 295X2’s that is – I'd recommend a 1500 watt power supply for that type of configuration though...)
- I'm usually pretty critical of price points, this one actually feels right considering the quality, features & performance. Although, if you can get it on sale - don't hesitate and pick one up.
This review is from: Seagate STCS8000100 8TB (2 x 4TB) Personal Cloud 2-bay NAS server
Pros: - Looks slick
- Study Assembly
- x2 4TB HDD's!
- Amount of space is impressive
- Options for RAID are nice for those that want to use it
- Almost* plug & play (see Cons for more info)
Cons: - Not exactly a low power consumption device, as these drives are designed to be ran all the time
- Price point feels excessive
- It's a hard drive, if it gets bumped or knocked around its more likely to fail sooner (keep it out of reach of children)
- There is a bottleneck of sorts with this device for some reason. I used multiple cables & routers (I even tried daisy chaining a couple to see how the results varied) and WOW the read/write speed was ridiculous. The FASTEST I could get was just above 19MB/s. Considering the price point... this is very underwhelming, not to mention dissatisfying for the consumer.
- Cooling feels mediocre after prolonged use with multiple devices simultaneously. Even with the corners propped up to allow plenty of breathing room, but this may not be a big deal to some.
- Seemed to drop connection during lengthy movies like LOTR
- Performance would noticeably decline if you were streaming from multiple devices at once (3-4 to be exact), this was surprising and disappointing considering the price point.
- *Windows 8.1 seemed to have some issues picking up on this device, on my extra machine I had a fresh OS install. But for some reason it wasn't detecting it, nor were the other varying devices in my network. I ended up having to call Seagate and have them do some troubleshooting with me, after resetting the device multiple times to no avail. They weren't able to help me resolve it on my own but eventually I was able to somehow make it work after opening it up and cleaning it out.
^ Granted, this is likely to not be everyone's experience but it did validate my generally speaking shaky faith in SeaGate & its products.
Other Thoughts: - One of the other reviewers said that it mapped the drive letter to S: - this does not seem to be the case with Win8.1, as it did not automatically create a mapped network drive, but showed as "PersonalCloud' under network locations.
After that I did have an option to map a network drive to it... but there was no auto-map.
Individual results may vary? Unsure.
I gave it two eggs for the aesthetics, and for the amount of space it has.
Would I recommend this personal cloud to a friend?
Probably not... I'd be more likely to recommend a DIY solution for a cheaper or similar price point.
This review is from: Corsair MM600 CH-9000084-WW Double-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat
Pros: - Design LOOKS great.
- Construction is solid.
- Sweet Corsair logo
- You can wash it off, if it gets messy.
Cons: - It slides around.... the rubber edges leave a noticeable space underneath the mouse pad. If you have a glass desk it's highly likely that this thing is going to slide around as you play.
- It seems to do really well with around 3900-4500 DPI, go beyond that and it feels more jumpy, I find myself having to 'adjust' to this mouse pad, doesn't 'feel' good. I have other premium mouse pad's that do not have this problem / feature.
- If you care about cosmetics, this thing does seem to ding / scratch relatively easy due to the alloy that it was built with. I have noticed a few scratches already and I'm very meticulous with what I put on my desk, a little disappointing admittedly.
Other Thoughts: - I'm of the opinion there are superior / better value gaming mats for the same price point.READ FULL REVIEW
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