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UtechSmart USB 3.0 4-Port Hub, Backward Compatible with USB 2.0 (Black)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs A great hub for what it's designed for 03/01/2014

This review is from: UtechSmart USB 3.0 4-Port Hub, Backward Compatible with USB 2.0 (Black)

Pros: Works with USB 3.0 devices that don't need a lot of power.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I own this and the UtechSmart 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub with VIA Vl812 Chipset and 5V/4A Power Adapter [2013 Updated Version].

If you have USB 3.0 devices that have their own power supply, then this will work great. If not, then you want to get the 7-Port Hub I mentioned to work with devices like USB 3.0 flash drives.

Remember, this USB 3.0 Hub doesn't have its own power supply, so don't expect it to work with power hungry USB 3.0 devices that don't have one, either.

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EVGA 02G-P4-3757-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 FTW w/ ACX Cooling Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: A great card that sips power. Whether you want it for low-to-medium setting gaming at 1080P, as an HTPC, as a PhysX card, or even for CUDA mining. It currently replaces the HD 7850 as the price-per-perfomance champion in my book.

Cons: People say this card is noisy at 40% minimum fan speed and is locked for them, there's 2 solutions.

1. EVGA has a BIOS you can flash for the card and will fix the noise issue, but the 40% minimum fan speed will still exist.
2. Download MSI Afterburner and manually set your fan profile.

Other Thoughts: I use mine as a dedicated PhysX card on my main rig, but have it mining Vertcoins while I'm not gaming. It overclocks to 1385MHz Core Clock, and 3251MHz Memory Clock (6.502MHz effective). Gets me around 162 khash/s for vertcoin mining all while consuming no more than 105 Watts.

I always replace the factory TIM with better ones, so my temp during load never goes over 58C with auto fan profile, or 59C with my manual fan profile where the fan is at 35% fan speed. My rig is custom watercooled, and I can't hear the card, which is a good sign.

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UtechSmart 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub with VIA Vl812 Chipset and 5V/4A Power Adapter
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs A great USB 3.0 Hub 03/01/2014

This review is from: UtechSmart 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub with VIA Vl812 Chipset and 5V/4A Power Adapter

Pros: I haven't had it long, so won't know how reliable it is, but all ports working great, and I use it for a lot of power hungry USB 3.0 Flash drives.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Now, for those of you looking for a USB 3.0 Hub, you'll want to make sure it has its own Power Supply, or you won't be able to power certain USB 3.0 flash drives. For example, I also have the 4-port USB Hub that UtechSmart has (which does not have its own power supply), it won't work with certain USB 3.0 flash drives.

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Display Name: Ebon K.

Date Joined: 07/26/08

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