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IN WIN Commander III 800 800W ATX 12V 2.31 / EPS 12V 2.92 SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice looking and feel. I purchased the 800W version. The color is a stark contrast to my Cosmos II case but looks nice. *Cable length is good.
*The modular sockets are a bit unique from others.

*There are 2 PciE 6+2 power runs stock with this unit.
-One is non modular which has two 6+2 sockets on it.
-Second PciE 6+2 is modular

* There is one molex cable run
* Lots of sata connectors
* Sheath on cable runs is tight and looks good.
* Unit is silent
* No light ( Yeah! )
* 5 Year warranty
* 4 power rails- Nice - Multiple power rails are 'good' When you have more then 500 watts of power requirements in your system.
* Gold EPU Certification.
* 2/4 SLI ready. 2 if 2x6 or 2x8 is required per gpu.
-4 is 1x6 or 1x8 per gpu is needed

Cons: *The modular sockets are a bit unique from others.
-this can make replacement of sockets cumbersome for modders.

*The shrinkwrap has a rubber type glue under it which makes bending the cables near the jacks tedious. This can be a problem when working with hdd's in specific types of layouts of cable runs.

*On each PciE run there is a +2 which has a bit shorter of a cable comming out of the shrink wrap which makes it difficult to work with if you dont need it and want it out of the way. Nothing which requires modification but potentially could cause a problem in rare cases

*Tight sheath on cables like this can make them difficult to get into places where you need the cables all side by side to fit into flat areas.

* Once all the modular cables are plugged in it can be difficult to remove one in the middle of the chain. As they are all in a row there is not much room for us with larger hands.
* No light - some might not like this.
* There is no Mobo fan monitor cable -
* Relatively unknown / uncommon name ( as far as PSU's go)

Other Thoughts: The box is nice looking but not like a lot of money was spent on it. There is no real extra frills on this unit. I feel like my money was spend for the PSU and its warranty not some box, name or lights.
Unit appears very nicely designed.

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Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 140mm and 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Massive 03/25/2013

This review is from: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 140mm and 120mm SSO CPU Cooler

Pros: This thing is massive. WOW, looking at the specs and picture you get a feel for the size of this thing. But it is so much more when you try holding this in one hand. I say try not because of weight but size. The enormity of this thing makes holding it in one hand unwieldy. Some users claim excellent cooling, I say maybe. I got Thermal Fusion 400 for this install. When leaving my computer to its own stock fan settings it idles around 43 when playing games with fan speeds of 950 rpm on an i7-3820-E. There is no OC on this. It is running in a Cosmos II case stock no WC. On a GA-X79-UP4 LGA 2011 with stock fan settings. On my mobo I needed to set my power levels from low to max lower if I wanted it cooler. 43c while gaming though is not bad. its also Silent.

Install was eah.
Pull the middle fan to install the unit with its screws (and screw driver) which were kind of a pain in the rear but that said I could have put this on with the mobo outside the case to make it easier. Obviously size and weight will make it impossible to put on while the case is standing tall so, don't try you will break something.

Cons: not the easiest unit to install. directions could have been better. That said I could have given it a bit more then a cursory look at the pictures. Again it was just 2 folded pieces of paper with like 12 languages on it.

Other Thoughts: I may pull this out and reapply to check that I have good conduction. I should but my paranoia tends to get the better of me.

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SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Nice look, runs cool, Sooo Fast. My windows starts in 3 - 6 seconds 9 if I have updates pending (windows8). This is running in conjunction with a WD black for games on Steam. So fast, read and writes on this drive to this drive are amazing.

Cons: none it has a fair price point.

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John B.'s Profile

Display Name: John B.

Date Joined: 10/24/02

  • Reviews: 10
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 07/15/04
  • Last Review: 03/26/13
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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