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Superb Choice® 90W DELL Latitude D830 Laptop AC Adapter
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Well, it doesn't work 07/11/2015

This review is from: Superb Choice® 90W DELL Latitude D830 Laptop AC Adapter

Pros: It was cheap

Cons: It doesn't work -- specifically, the Dell needs an identifying signal from the adapter, and this adapter doesn't send the necessary signal. So, no charge. I have a 65W adapter that the Dell will accept under protest -- it complains that things would be better with a 90W adapter, but at least the computer charges.

Other Thoughts: If it is too good to be true, it is probably false.

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It does the job.

CAS latency is 8, instead of 9 for most memory of this rating, and voltage is 1.5v

Also, it looks good while doing the job, though no one sees the pretty heatsinks.

Cons: None that I can think of, other than I will be using an older PC for a couple more years, by which time PCs will probably be obsolete and I'll get some fancy ultrabook tablet that will make my morning coffee and tie my shoes.

Other Thoughts: This was the third memory kit I tried in this older computer, and the first that the machine accepted. This was my confusion, and not any manufacturer's fault, though why "DDR3 1333" is thought equivalent to PC3 10600 <i>and</i>PC3 10633 <i>and</i> PC3 10666 escapes me.

My computer needed 1.5v and PC3 10600, and when I gave it what it wanted, it was happy. Go figure.

LIAN LI PC-Q11B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great case, too much wire 03/03/2012

This review is from: LIAN LI PC-Q11B Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: Lian Li finish quality and appearance is excellent. Light weight. Front USB ports are USB 3.0 Esthetic is sleek and modern.

The MB attaches to a side of the case, but the side can be completely detached for assembly.

Being able to use a full-size ATX power supply is great -- enabled me to use an A8-3870K processor with confidence.

Cons: What other reviewers have said about the tiny screws is true. Also, I wonder why the wires leading to the front USB 3.0 ports, sound ports and switches are so long. I've used Lian-Li cases where the wires were stretched taught, but here it seems like I could have looped them into the case next door. I understand you practically have to assemble everything to the MB before re-assembling the case, but excessive length can make wire-management harder.

I wish there was a space for a 3.5" internal card reader.

ATX power supplies fit, but consider a 6.5" depth a maximum

The clearance for a processor heatsink is about 80 mm; if the heatsink fan faces "upward"* (relative to the MB's horizontal*), that limits you to a heatsink+fan height about 60 mm, and not many choices other than the one that comes with the processor.

*understanding that the MB is mounted to a side of the case and therefore vertical.

Other Thoughts: I've built two systems with this case -- one Intel and one AMD -- both full-power systems in a small, attractive package.

I was very grateful to another reader for pointing out the need to buy a powersupply which is short. ATX power supplies are a standard height and width, but not a standard depth. At 6.5", my modular ps barely fit.


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Display Name: Bruce W.

Date Joined: 02/28/05

  • Reviews: 17
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  • First Review: 03/09/07
  • Last Review: 07/11/15
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