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This review is from: Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p (59406636) Gaming Laptop 4th Generation Intel Core i7 4700MQ (2.40 GHz) 8 GB Memory 1TB + 8GB SSHD HDD Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M SLI 2 GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit
Pros: Fast, small and easy to lug around. The keyboard looks nice and I noticed no bending while using it. The CPU and the first GPU ran pretty cool as well (85 max for CPU 80 max for GPU) when running games. The backlighting on the keyboard works great and I have no complaints about the screen as well.
Cons: The only flaw I found with this laptop is the second GPU. It appears when they designed older models they had a slightly slower video card via the ultrabay (650m or 750m) which the 750m and 755m are just re-branded 650m but with faster clock speeds and higher voltages. This notebook was not designed for higher voltages and clock speeds thus heating up the GPU to unreasonably high levels. In the heaven benchmark the first GPU yielded a temperature of just 78C while the 2nd temperature via the ultrabay yielded a much higher 98C and would throttle clock speeds to half or more to save itself from damage. The fans on these models only run about 70% max and the only time they run 100% is with the anti dust program turned on but it only works for a few seconds. New games heat the ultrabay GPU up to 96C and throttle. That is the only reason why I returned it. The ultrabay could of been designed with a better intake and a slightly better heatsink as there is room for one inside the ultrabay and these problems would not occur, however Lenovo decided it wasn't worth spending money to add extra cooling for some reason and has lost my business.
Other Thoughts: The Lenovo is a great computer, but that design flaw is not worth keeping it. Nothing needs to run that hot.READ FULL REVIEW
Cons: Way too slow for what you pay for... It's quite bulky as well and might cover usb slots in the back of your computer. It takes three hours to download something that takes 10 minutes to on the computer next to it. It might work for very basic usage however there are products that are half the price of this one and perform 10x better.
Other Thoughts: Got this at another store because I didn't want to wait for shipping.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: hec Orion XPOWER585 585W max. ATX12V 2.01 Power Supply
Pros: Bought a case a little over two years ago and this was included. I used it for some spare parts i had at the time. Pentium D and a 4650 graphics card ect. This PSU powered it decently and best of all its still working to this day.
Cons: Not really a 585W when testing this with higher video cards (5770) or light overclocking on the processor ect. This thing would shut off or get very unstable. The 12v Rail is only 18AMP so it shouldn't really work with high end video cards.
Other Thoughts: Many companies mislabel PSU wattage's so its no big surprise. But hey i bought a case here two years ago and it came with this PSU so i cant complain. Just think twice if you're going to use this to power anything that requires a ton of juice. This is a budget PSU and should be treated as such; why spend 1000+ on parts and get a 30 dollar PSU in the first place?READ FULL REVIEW