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This review is from: Max Payne Triple Pack (1 + 2 + 3) [Online Game Codes]
Pros: It's Max Payne for $7 Nice thing to have in the library
Cons: Social Club
Rockstar will send you through hoops with a poorly executed propietary platform which you MUST register with, even for the single player version of the game. 0 points Rockstar, 0 points.
Pros: 8 months in as a system drive and still running strong. SMART reports no read or write errors, boot times are reasonable, and system read/writes are solid, still doing 100 MB/s+ on USB 3
Cheaper than a SSD
Cons: Slower than a SSD, particularly on boots, but my boot times with multiple peripherals are still in the 6-7 second range. I can't really complain if it boots faster than the time it takes to crack a fresh "soda"
Other Thoughts: Wish I didn't have to wait more than 6 months to review a hard drive, any chance we can get an edit function newegg? But, I had to wait that long to know it's solid. Unfortunately I won't feel confident about the eggs until it lasts another 18 months, but I suspect by then this unit will be overshadowed by it's 2TB big brother, and 1 TB SSD's will be sitting around this drive's price point. What's a hard-drive reviewer to do?
This was the best system drive I could get last spring, and has done its job very well. SSD's lok a lot cheaper now, but if I wanted good speed and excellent reliability, like in a small-office server, I'd pick up a few more of these.
Pros: Kilowatt Gold - That is why you clicked on it right? Those two words mean a lot to a custom build
Steady Power - Hooked it up to my PS tester when I first got it (why screw it in if you'll have to RMA it?) and got very steady on-spot numbers. That doesn't reflect load voltage, but it is a good start.
No fires in 5 months - We all read reviews of power supplies where someone plugs it in, it smokes, pops, and makes a nasty smell, can't blame them I'd write a nasty review to, but not here. And let's be honest, fires are only good if you're selling matches.
Individually braided cables - I know a fair number of people don't like them, because they're looser, and thus inhibit slightly more air, but they can be repaired, and more importantly they make tucking unused cables and plugs into an unused dvd drive ridiculously easy.
Fully Modular - Yes, a PCIe 6 and 6+2 is hard-wired, but why are you buying this if you're not using at least one gpu? If you don't need those connectors you can buy a 500 watt gold at around one-quarter the price, so consider that.
Cons: No Molex-SATA-Molex-SATA wire. I've seen these in other modular power supplies, and have done several builds with always-on molex powered fans, and a couple of hard drives. Not a huge deal, suppose one could use adapters, or the two different wires as I did, but it adds wire clutter, and know that as you're designing your order. There are a bunch of molex cables, not sure what I'll ever do with those, also a bunch of SATA cables, those I could see using if I decided I needed enough drives.
No dust covers on the modular plugs. Again not a huge deal, but something I've seen on other modular power supplies and a nice touch. If you're like me you're buying this power supply to grow into. You might buy a gpu with it, but then a second a couple months later, and a third six months after that. Given that you're paying a fair amount for this box, and at least a couple hundred for each card, is ten cents of molded plastic to protect that investment asking too much?
Red LEDs - Like painting flames on a car I'm not sure what the point is, and if there is no point, then why bother putting them there?
Nothing here that's worth an egg, but these are the thoughts I would pass to an OCZ engineer.
Other Thoughts: The price has changed quite a bit since I picked it up. I don't know if it's what I would buy today, but I'm satisfied with it, and wouldn't mind having one or two more around.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Gordon P.
Date Joined: 07/03/10
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