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This review is from: KINGWIN FPX-001 4-Channel Fan Controller
Pros: Does exactly what it was intended to do. My computer is much more quiet now that the fans aren't running at 100%. They will probably last longer now also. I think having my fans running at max was causing some turbulence in my case and my CPU is running about 5 degrees cooler now. Fit well in the 3.5" bay in my Rosewill Challenger case.
Cons: Wish there was a way to disable the blue LEDs. I will probably open it up and take out the LEDs later. Just my preference.
Other Thoughts: Very reasonable price and extremely functional. Should have purchased this with my case years ago.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1250(HVR-1265) Hybrid TV Tuner w/ Video Recorder PCI-E x 1
Pros: I bought this specifically for recording sports games for when I'm at work or school. Got it on sale for $64.99. Installation was super easy, just make sure you have an open PCIe x1 port and push it in. Windows 7 recognized the new hardware when I rebooted but did not automatically install drivers. Just had to go to the Hauppauge website and manually install the drivers. Windows Media Center recognized this and configured everything for me. Picture quality is just as good as my TV's tuner. Uses very little CPU power on an i3 2120.
Cons: Included software picked up a few more channels and located them quicker than WMC but is totally unstable and crashes constantly. Don't bother with it.
Other Thoughts: Great for adding DVR features to my basic cable. I can pause, rewind, and record. Should work absolutely fine with analog/digital cable, antennas and set top boxes. Hardware wise I give this 5 stars but WinTV7 is completely pathetic so I had to drop a star.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Way faster than my 1TB Western Digital Black. Boots in about 1/3 the time. I'm using an old H61 motherboard without native SATA III so I'm running through the Asmedia SATA III port. Reads are still about 410 mb/s. Can't wait to upgrade to a Z97 system and get the full 540 mb/s. With RAPID enabled its saying sequential reads are 2371 mb/s, not sure how accurate this is but enabling RAPID has seemed to speed up the system slightly. Wish I upgraded to a SSD sooner!
Cons: Samsung Magician software will occasionally crash on boot and need to be restartedREAD FULL REVIEW