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EVGA 02G-P4-3753-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Surprisingly good performance, can play most ~3 year old games on ultra settings, and the latest games on medium settings. Uses very little power and makes very little heat - powered by the PCIe bus, no external power needed. The fan is also really quiet, you can barely hear it, even after an extended gaming session. Works great with Linux using official NVidia drivers.

Cons: Can't really think of any.

Other Thoughts: I'm dual booting Windows XP for games, and CentOS 6 (64 bit) for doing real work. This card works equally well under both operating systems using official NVidia drivers.

Enzotech CNB-R1 Forged C110 Pure Copper Heatsinks only
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs good upgrade 06/24/2015

This review is from: Enzotech CNB-R1 Forged C110 Pure Copper Heatsinks only

Pros: One piece solid copper construction. Includes adapters for four different motherboard mountings. Also includes a 40 mm fan mount. Very easy to install, and it really brought my temperatures down as compared with the stock original motherboard heatsink.

Cons: None, it works and works well. As advertised.

Other Thoughts: I'm using a 40 mm Noctua fan mounted to this heatsink. Keeps my mobo chipset nice and cool. I'm using this on a SuperMicro H8SMI-2 motherboard. The smallest of the four included mounting adapters was the correct one in this application.

HGST Ultrastar He8 HUH728080ALE600 (0F23267) 8TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The only 8 TB 7200 rpm drive available with SATA interface. It's extremely fast, with over 200 MB/s sequential - greater throughput than many low-end SSD's! It also runs very cool, much cooler than my old 2 TB WD RE series drives. I'm guessing this is due to the lower friction of the moving parts due to the helium fill.

Cons: The price/performance ratio on these isn't quite as good as with 4 TB enterprise drives. It'll come down though, as with anything else. Because of the massive 8 TB size, any RAID array initialization or rebuild activities are going to take a looong time.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend NOT using these drives in RAID 5 if you value your data. I'm using these in RAID 1 only. The URE on these drives is 1 in 10^15 which is consistent with other enterprise hard drives, but unless the industry can create a 1 in 10^16 URE hard drive, I'd stay away from RAID 5 with a drive this large.

These drives are working flawlessly for me as encrypted RAID 1 mirrored LVM volumes under RHEL 6.6. Plug-n-play. I've tried them formatted as EXT4 and also as XFS, and both seem to work equally well, at least in my usage pattern.


George N.'s Profile

Display Name: George N.

Date Joined: 04/08/03

  • Reviews: 38
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  • First Review: 07/12/07
  • Last Review: 06/25/15
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