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This review is from: Rosewill CAPSTONE-750-M – 750-Watt Modular, Active PFC Power Supply – Continuous @ 122 Deg. F (50C), 80PLUS Gold, ATX 12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, Intel Haswell, SLI & CrossFire Ready
Pros: Nice modular design with a 750 watt Gold Rated power supply!
I used to only buy Corsair power supplies but gambled on this after it received a SILVER star award from Hardocp!
Have been running this unit for over 6 months without a single problem!
Is modular where it counts and has very nice round cables that don't crack when placed on Hard Drives of Optical Drives!
These power supplies have a 5 year warranty which is tough to beat!
Nice black look with a 140mm fan that very quite!
Has held up well and uses some high quality capacitors as well!
This go's to show you that not all the cheaper power supplies are bad products!
This replaced a non modular Corsair 750 watt bronze that just had too many extra cables to tuck away!
This seems like it will hold up well and has for the first 6 months! I would say it's passed it's break in or burn in period with flying colors!
Cons: None at this price point!
Other Thoughts: Sure it's not a Corsair but at this price point I can't find anything wrong with this power supply!
I was able to pick mine up for only $70 which is a excellent price!
I have used this with duel Sapphire R9- 270X Vapor X video cards and 6 hard drives along with 2 optical drives, a water cooler, and numerous case fans and it driven all these components without a single issue!
I'm glad I tried this out and will now be placing these in most new builds at the shop!
How can you beat a gold rated modular supply that costs $70 and can hold it's own against other supplies costing almost 3 times as much?
I personally think people get way to hung up on name brands and spend cash that they can put into a different internal part. A better video card or extra ram over a name brand power supply is a smart move to me.
I have worked in I.T. since 1994 and see no reason why this power supply should not be taken very seriously as Hardocp has given it a Silver star award which means a lot coming from them!
This review is from: ASUS Z97-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Every feature you need minus the Wi-Fi of the more expensive model!
Nice and stable with the fantastic mouse supported bios!
Has a built in Intel NIC!
Runs very cool and can over-clock well if that's your thing!
Not to keen on the new gold look of the Asus heatsinks but it's different and will likely catch on!
Asus boards usually cost a bit more but are usually worth the extra cash!
Since I have worked in the I.T. field since 1994 I have been using Asus boards since about 1999 and have never used anything else in all my personal builds.
Asus has fairly good customer service as well.
If you need to have a new build the socket 1150 with a i7 at 4 GHZ is the way to go.
However, if you are still running a Z-68 or Z-77 chipset with a Sandy or Ivy I would wait before upgrading until the PCI Express SSDs are released and get cheaper as well as DDR 4.
There is little in the ways of performance gain moving to this socket if your running either of those sockets!
I bought from a different vender but usually buy my boards from Newegg.
Cons: None! Since you should know what your buying!
Other Thoughts: I'm really getting sick and tired of the individuals that post complaints as opposed to a decent review because they were shipped a DOA board or a board that failed during the burn in process!
Please stop writing COMPLAINTS about a product that is not working even if it failed 30 days after you bought it!
It's called electrical burn in and all electronics need to pass this 80 hours of constant use before they will likely last for many years!
Anyone that works with electronics for computers or even music related components knows this and understands it!
When I see people leaving these COMPLAINTS on a DOA or board that failed within a month it really peeves me!
Asus has about 35 to 40% of all the market on motherboards and thus based on these simple numbers will have more DOA and boards that fail relatively soon.
That's what a 3 or 5 year warranty is for you COMPLAINERS!
This review is from: Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches
Pros: Great key stroke feel!
Great Blue LED back lighting with 3 different brightness settings along with a off feature!
Optional Windows key off button that's great when gaming!
Has a great solid all aluminum front and side build quality that gives this keyboard a nice solid weight with zero flex that all my pervious keyboards had even at $50 costs!
Nice brightness control that stays set after rebooting!
Having a Blue LED under each key is also a nice feature!
This is an excellent keyboard at a great price point!
The lack of a palm rest is not a con since I never needed to use one and this keyboard is designed with a very low profile along with the smallest footprint I have seen with any other keyboard!
Has volume control via the F5-F6 and F-7 keys!
Has a very quite keystroke compared to many other mechanical keyboards with the cheaper switches!
The brown switch version is way more quite than the blue switch version and well worth the wait for new stock if out of stock.
I had to wait 3 weeks for the vender I bought from to get this brown switch version in at the same price as the blue switch model.
Never heard of Tt eSPORTS mechanical keyboard but did some research to find out it was manufactured by Thermal Take.
So this keyboard is manufactured by a well know company which made a difference in my decision!
The 5 year warranty allows for good longevity without much worry!
I would at least give this a try which is possible if bought thru a different vender that happens to be great with returns on all of there products sold!
I like Newegg and do buy from them often but with a untested keyboard that I had never had a chance to test I was happy to buy from a vender that offers simple easy prepaid returns!
Cons: The only con that I can come up with is the lighting is not perfect for the secondary key functions!
No palm rest could be a issue for people that use one!
Other Thoughts: This is by far the best keyboard I have ever used!
As a Computer tech since 1994 I have used many different keyboards over the years with most being ruined by my spilling soda into the keyboard.
I love the feel of the keys and the small foot print is a huge plus as well. This weighs about 3 LBs and you can tell how solid it really when you take it out of the shipping box.
I can't understand anyone giving this a review below 3 stars no matter what!
Once again if you get a keyboard that is missing a LED light or has a switch that's not working correctly then you ship it back for a replacement.
Giving any product a poor review based on receiving a faulty product is NOT A REVIEW AT ALL, IT'S A COMPLAINT and nothing more!
I really get tired of people giving bad reviews on non functioning products when they have no clue how good a working product really is!
Bad hard drives, motherboards, memory, or optical drives is a normal part of getting computer parts at a super low price point! So expecting perfect quality control is just not reasonable at all!
Display Name: Steven L.
Date Joined: 06/01/11
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