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Sunpentown SD-65E 65 Pint Dehumidifier with Energy Star
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Effective 12/26/2011

This review is from: Sunpentown SD-65E 65 Pint Dehumidifier with Energy Star

Pros: It comes with hose for external drain connection that is approximately 1 inch longer than needed for permanent attachment. I f you decide to use it you must cut off the excess and attach the two screws that fastens the white hose attachment to the bady of the unit.

I read other people complaining about the excess. I think the excess is there on purpose. It is useful to allow a person to place a pail under it and test out the hose attachment. This worked fine for me.
Keep in mind when you move the unit or for a few hours after it is turned off enough water still drains out to make a sizeable puddle.

The sunpentown sd-65E pulls a l0ot of moisture out of the air quickly. It takes only 5 or 10 minutes for it to unfog my bathroom after I take a steaming hot shower with all the windows closed.
It takes the humidity level down from 80+ to well under 60 in that time. In in NYC.

Cons: Not silent. When it self defrosts, it turns itself on high speed.
If using the external hose connection - When moving it from room to room I suggest a small plastic bag attached with a rubber band- a quart or gallon size sandwich bag will keep your floors dry. I am very snsitive to noise and do not like to hear regular computer case fans. So I would say thison norman speed is a little noisier than a "quiet air conditioner" on high. While defrosting or on high is much louder.
But I am happy I bought this unit.

Other Thoughts: uses about 680 Watts according to my kill a watt meter. only about 10 watts difference between low and high speed (fan).

I Wish it had a timer to set for 10 minutes then automatically go off. Then it would be the perfect dehuimidifier for reducing mold in a bathroom without an exhaust vent.

Does not add a lot of heat - but is enough to warm up my 61 degree 6x7' bathroom 2 degrees in about 10 minutes.

Works so well and fast I recommended it to a friend with peeling paint in the bathroom from moisture.

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OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX50G 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: very fast quiet cool and low energy used.
used as a boot drive. bought June of 2010 when they were using quality parts. Love the speed.

Cons: stopped working after17 months of light use without any warning. restarted my system and computer no longer sees the drive. changing sata settings cables and power cable had effect. Win7 64 bit no longer can see the ocz ssd.
Now I bought the 50gb version because an engineer explained the units 50, 100, 200 have 28$ overprovisioning for more space that the drive can remap bad sectors to - behind the scenes- automatically.

Other Thoughts: Does anyone know of a more reliable yet fast device?

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Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler,  free TX-2 Thermal Paste Included Inside
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Quiet and cool


Massive heat Sink properly covers the AMD Athlon II x4 635 CPU. The stock one would only cover part of the cpu - glad I never installed it.
It is 88 degrees in the room and The copper heat pipes don't even feel warrm and I have been on the internet an hour typing. The system is stock speed 2.9 withteh cpu undervolted to 1.2v and memory at 1.35V

Uses a 120mm fan

The included Tuniq TX-2 paste, has great reviews -
Instructions say to put twice the normal amount. After 2 weeks I had to take cpu off as motherboard was bad - paste came off ok with alcohol and some rubbing.
It works great.

COOL Quiet Cheap HSF I LOVE IT.
You almost don't need a fan
Using M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 1.35v gskill ram 4 gig
AMD 635 x4 1.9 CPU
OCZ Vertx2 50G SSD
SU
The system is

Cons: If physics could be altered - would shrink the size.
Know that it blows air from front to back (the way I have it installed) or back to front. So it does not blow onto the motherboard - not sure if this is a con.
Must have 8" wide case (mine is and I have about half an inch (or less) when the side cover is put back on.

Other Thoughts: Would buy again.
BRackets that hold the fan are metal and touch the top of my ram - so I wrapped 1 piece of electrical tape around them where they touch. Just to play it safe.
Fins pick up a lot of dust.
FAn can be removed and installed without taking cooler off of cpu.

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Michael H.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael H.

Date Joined: 11/16/05

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 12/06/09
  • Last Review: 12/26/11
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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