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Pros: Just picked this up today from a local shop, and so far so good. Haven't put the fan on Eco-Mode yet and I don't even hear it; I think the CPU fan is louder.

Cons: Whatever moron who was tasked with designing the cables needs slapped. You need to pay attention to which end you plug into the PSU. While this is USUALLY a >durrrr< statement, every other ATX power supply I've seen has had a 20-pin block, and a 4-pin block beside it for compatibility with weird boards. This has a split block on one end of its motherboard cable; however, it's a 28-pin total, and goes into the PSU. The solid blocked end goes into the motherboard. You don't notice this until you try to shove it down on and then see that you have pins coming off the end.

Another thing that annoyed me is the space between the SATA connectors on those cables. I have a Cougar MG100 case, and use the SSD bay, and originally had my optical in the top bay. Had to bring the optical to the lower bay so I didn't have too much pressure on the power ports on both drives because the space between the connectors on the cable was just about 1/4" too short for comfort.

Also, this is a somewhat longer PSU. It presses cables attached to it against the back of my optical just a tab bit; not enough to worry, but it certainly isn't for smaller cases.

Other Thoughts: This is my first EVGA product ever, will update if anything goes boom.

Edit as of 1/22/16: This thing has begun randomly shutting my computer down. Going to just replace it with a Seasonic, as that brand has proven itself to me a few times over.

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BYTECC BRACKET - 125 HDD / SSD 1 x 2.5
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Pros: Good, basic plate. Came with screws. Aligned with my case's holes perfectly (Cougar MG100). Nothing fancy to get in the way like the other ones.

Cons: Less is better here. No cons.

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SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5
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Pros: I don't get into the benchmarking like a lot of people, but for everyday use, this seems comfortably fast. Slapped it in, fired right up.

Cons: This didn't come with a mounting plate or screws. I didn't knock an egg off because if this were purchased for, say, a laptop, then the plate would be a waste of metal. Both of my OCZ SSD's came with them, which was convenient for me personally. But for the quality level this thing has been reviewed as, I'm just nitpicking.

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure if I'm supposed to download it from Samsung's site or not, but mine didn't come with those free utilities. The ones people are saying they can use their RAM as a high-speed cache and stuff. Would be nice to get those.

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Display Name: George O.

Date Joined: 07/19/13

  • Reviews: 11
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  • First Review: 07/19/13
  • Last Review: 01/22/16
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