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XION EN-450F12BK 450W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Seems OK 06/11/2015

This review is from: XION EN-450F12BK 450W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Pros: Cheap price. Good replacement for an aging system that I didn't want to go all Corsair on.

Cons: No wrap on the cables, makes for a messy build. Don't use this PSU if you're looking to make a nice, clean-looking system interior, unless you find enjoyment in sleeving cables yourself. I knew this going in, but it's going to cost an egg.

I got jipped out of the mail-in rebate because the box this PSU was packaged in was for a 500 or 550 watt PSU with a different model number. However, the model number on the unit itself is EN-450F12BK. I didn't notice this until I was preparing docs for the mail-in rebate, and the UPC I cut out of the box didn't match any of the model numbers listed on the rebate form.

I don't even remember what model was listed on the UPC, all I know is it wasn't one that was eligible for the rebate. I've since thrown all of that stuff out since I obviously had no need for it at that point and I wasn't going to sweat the $10 that I think the rebate was for, but I have to say in all the years I've been buying PC parts, this was a first for me. That'll cost another egg.

Other Thoughts: Bah, mail-in rebates are rubbish regardless... I never receive them half the time anyway.

Orange MOUC6838BK Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel PS/2 Wired Optical 800 dpi Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It was free.

Cons: Have yet to find a use for it. It's never been taken out of the box.

Other Thoughts: Got it for free with... Something. I don't remember what. I guess it never hurts to have a spare PS/2 mouse sitting around. You never know what relic someone might dump off on you for servicing. Thankfully no one has sent any relics my way in some time.

Rosewill RCX-Z300 - 92mm CPU Cooler Fan - Ball Bearing
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Not Impressed 06/11/2015

This review is from: Rosewill RCX-Z300 - 92mm CPU Cooler Fan - Ball Bearing

Pros: None, really.

Cons: LOUD. Vibrates something fierce.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace an aging heat sink/fan on an old LGA 775 Pentium 4. I replaced it because the cooler I originally installed was beyond the point of cleaning and it had also been in use for the better part of 8 years and got pretty loud. So I got this in the hopes of minimizing the noise a bit without breaking my wallet for an ancient non-mission critical CPU that is still somewhat in use, believe it or not. Once again, I've proven to myself that when it comes to PC tech/hardware, you get what you pay for...


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Display Name: Bruce K.

Date Joined: 11/18/04


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  • First Review: 04/03/12
  • Last Review: 06/11/15
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