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SUPERMICRO CSE-731i-300B Black Pedestal Server Case 300W Power Supply w/ PFC 2 External 5.25
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Looks professional and clean
Has network and HDD leds on front panel, two usb connectors
Power supply is decent for small builds, including Xeon 1230 v2 and 2 WD RE HDDs.
Somewhat quiet

Cons: Only 4 internal HDD bays
PSU has low wattage, but enough for small builds
A bit pricey

Other Thoughts: Great case. Built two servers with same components and it's working great so far. Recommended.

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ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Large viewing area
LED backlight
HDMI
Thin bezzel, light weight
Bright
Lots of options to adjust
No dead pixels!

Cons: Stand is a bit wobbly. To adjust the monitor settings, it's necessary to hold the monitor down by the base or it will just wobble too much, making it difficult to do the adjustments.

Also, the monitor is not as sharp as I expected it. The pixels are clearly visible from normal viewing distance, and the text is not as sharp as the Acer 20" LED that I've been using as my main at the office, or the older 22" Acer LCD that I have at home. I've used the Windows 8 calibration tool to adjust the colors and font, but I'm still not pleased. Perhaps some more adjustments may be necessary, but so far I'm not "wowed" with its sharpness. I'm using a DVI cable and the computer's built-in GPU, since I don't need any more than that in an office setting.

I also find the whites a bit warmer than they are on my other Acer 20" LED - not sure what this could be, but the whites are noticeably different - "warmer" is the word. I've adjusted the settings, but not even in "cool" does it look as white and as nice as the other one.

Other Thoughts: I can't complaint much since I asked for a large monitor and my manager bought it for me, and also that it's much larger than the previous 20" LED that I've been using. Having a larger monitor will tremendously help me get more work done in a more effective way, since I can set two windows side by side and still have plenty of room to spare. I really hope that I can find a way to somehow sharpen those pixels a little bit, by either using a different DVI or HDMI cable or upgrading the onboard video card.
Regardless of these observations, I think it's a great monitor for general office work.

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OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great Drive, Rebate Not So 06/04/2012

This review is from: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Great drive, fast read/writes, compatible with Windows 7 x64, Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows 8 Release Preview; haven't tried installing any other operating systems on it.
Works great as the system drive and to install a few "light" programs.

Cons: The ONLY con I've got with this is that I never got my rebate. According to the rebate center, my rebate was received, accepted, processed, and even issued a rebate check, but I just never received the check. When contacting them about the check that they issued but I never received, I was told that they'd send out another one soon. I'm still waiting on it.
SO, don't buy this drive on sale hoping to get the rebate. Chances are you won't. I did everything as asked, my rebate was accepted, processed, and even issued a check number, but I guess somebody forgot to drop them at the post office.

Other Thoughts: Works great, fast, stable. My only issue with it is the rebate... not getting my check.

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Display Name: Juan O.

Date Joined: 02/04/04

  • Reviews: 10
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 05/31/11
  • Last Review: 03/15/13
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