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This review is from: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750S 750W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail,ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready, Crossfire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply - Retail
Pros: - Modular
- 750 Watts of clean power
- Great value
- Silent fan, no louder than any other fan in my pc (and I go for silence)
Cons: - Sleight design flaw on the cables, but otherwise flawless.
Other Thoughts: After loving this power supply (which I got on sale last year for around a Ulysses), I told my friend to GET THIS PSU. So a few days later he had the parts he ordered and built his rig, and it wouldn't power on no matter what he tried. So I told him to bring it over my house so that I could see if there was anything I could do. After some tinkering I found that the cable leading to the graphics card was in the wrong way. I consider this a design flaw because there are two kinds of cables that have the same connector on the graphics card but different connector at the PSU. My friend had one of the 6-pin to 6+2 pin connectors in the wrong way, so instead of having the 6 pin connector in the PSU, he had it on his graphics card (which is a single 6 pin connector) and the 6+2 pin plugged into the power supply. The flaw in the PSU is that it uses two different cables for the same exact task and these cables are not keyed properly on the power supply end.
Easy fix if you are using a graphics card that requires additional power but the power supply appears DOA on first start up.
Pros: - Cheap
- Detected 3 fault codes on my brother's Hyundai Tucson
- Works great with Torque app (ANDROID ONLY).
- Shipping was great.
Cons: - Clear blue stands out, minor thing though.
Other Thoughts: Works great for 2008 Chevy Cobalt, also great on 2009 Hyundai Tucson and 2002 Ford E-150. Any consumer car after 2000 has it if I'm correct, worry about compatibility with your phone more than compatibility for your car.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Range Kleen P4460 Kill A Watt EZ Electricity Usage Monitor
Pros: - Accurate. Found out that my computer, powered by a 750W power supply, was drawing 250W running at 100% load on CPU and GPU, and only 130W when idle. That's good news if you ask me.
- Cheap. I paid a little over a Jackson for mine, and if its used right it'll save you many more.
- Easy to read display. The display is the equivalent to about 48pt font on paper.
- So much more. I love it.
Cons: - Bulky. Might as well buy it with a power strip, as if you plug it into a normal 2-outlet receptacle it will cover both.
- Terrible viewing angle on LCD. I have this plugged into a power strip on the floor and from my desk (above it, at a high angle) I can barely decipher the reading.
Other Thoughts: Buy this, even if it seems like something you'll never use, its come in handy so many times and i've only owned it for a day.
Only 1 outlet. If it had a second outlet built in (so it was a 1 to 2 splitter and still had the display, that would make it easier to read the draw on a normal computer with monitor.