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EVERCOOL FAN-EC7015M12CA 70mm Case Cooling Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Decent fan 07/12/2010

This review is from: EVERCOOL FAN-EC7015M12CA 70mm Case Cooling Fan

Pros: Seems like a good fan. Not overly loud. Bought this to replace a failed fan in a tiny Dell power supply.

Cons: As has been mentioned, this does not come with case screws. It comes with screws designed to attach this fans to the fins on a heatsink. Kind of a disappointment, but I have case screws so I didn't think it would be that big of a deal. However, the holes on the fan are countersunk on one side, so you can only get case screws to grab effectively from 1 side. Of course I needed it to face the opposite way. I was able to get it to grab by removing the grille, which isn't really an ideal solution.

This could have all been avoided if they included some case screws that are long enough to reach from the far side, or by not countersinking the holes.

Other Thoughts: This fan spins slower than the original Dell. I didn't bother to check the voltage the PSU was supplying to this fan, but it is something under 12v. I ended up splicing it into the 12v rail instead of the fan connector and now it is cooler than the original.

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IN WIN BQ656.AD80TBL Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 80W Power Supply
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Nice look. Can be mounted vertical, horizontal, or to the back of most monitors. Price is good, particularly since the power supply is included.

Cons: Included power supply is kind of loud and the power supply cable is a bit short. This wouldn't be a problem, except the Jetway mobo I'm using has its connector on the corner furthest from the psu. I was able to make it work, but it was a stretch. Power supply only has 1 SATA and one floppy connector, no IDE. No way to mount any case fans without busting out the dremel.

Other Thoughts: This would really benefit from being able to add a couple of 40mm case fans. I could understand leaving this off if this was a "silent" case, but it's not. It's not a vacuum or a jet engine or anything, but it's loud enough that I can't hear the 40x20 cpu fan over it, even when it's cranked all the way up.

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OKIDATA MICROLINE 320 Turbo (62411601) 240 x 216 dpi 9 pins Dot Matrix Printer
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Tough and reliable little printers. I expect these could last forever if taken care of, but even with the everyday abuse of staff it's not unlikely that these will last 10 years. Much faster than the ones that they replaced, but given that those were purchased about 10 years ago that's not too surprising. Ink is so cheap it's practically free. Also, uses the smaller ribbon cartridge than say an Epson, so you could shove 100 in a drawer rather than 10.

Cons: Nothing really specific to this model, just cons of dot matrix printers in general:

Loud.
Have to plan a bit about where to put it because the paper doesn't store inside the printer.
Plastic covers will break long before the printer does.

Other Thoughts: I really didn't think I'd be using dot matrix printers in 2008, but they still have their place. Last year I tried to replace one of these with a laser and it died within 6 months. It was a bit cheaper to buy initially, but it went through $60 toner cartridges like mad before it started having issues.

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Dane W.'s Profile

Display Name: Dane W.

Date Joined: 10/19/07

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 07/11/08
  • Last Review: 07/12/10
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