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This review is from: COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Silent Case Fan
Pros: Well, price v/ quality these things are great. I've only had 1 of them fail on me in the past 3 years I've bee using them. Most small cases I've used haven't needed more than 3 fans, so I have spares if they do fail.
Cons: didn't come with 3 pin splitters, those would be very handy in this package.
Other Thoughts: I've ordered 5 of these, 20 fans overall, and I've been very happy with them. I order a set for every custom non-gaming computer I build for someone, and they do their job well in MOST situations. Like I said, the only one I had fail out of 20 fans, and it's the one in my case. It's mounted facing down, and I adjust the speed of every frequently between gaming and non gaming time, so I'm pretty sure I'm the cause. Oh well though, I had spares.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: XYZprinting daVinci 1.0 3D Printer
Pros: For it's print size, it's the cheapest by about 4 digits. The prints come out relatively clean on the highest settings and I've had few problems printing everything on the fast setting. Even on lowest quality simple objects come out decent.
Cons: The software is limited, very limited, and takes forever to slice a large object even on a high end computer. Unless you have cash to burn, the cartridges are expensive enough to make you really think about what you print, instead of freely testing as something like this requires to get better, you are almost paranoid that your print will fail and cost you.
Other Thoughts: the "factory calibration" is either poor, or my shipper knocked it out of whack. Verify the calibration when you get it, and adjust until it's between 240 and 260. I accidentally calibrated it around 310, but it "succeeded" so I tried it. Then the extruder was pretty much up against the bed and caused a filament jam. I thought it would calculate automatically that it was that high, but better safe than sorry, keep it around 250.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: um... inexpensive quad core...
Cons: it doesn't list clearly enough that this doesn't allow for integrated graphics, so while trying to build something for someone in a hurry it has not only cost me $30 more for a GPU but it has also cost me 3 days on the build.
Other Thoughts: I take blame for this, my fault for not noticing that a board with a VGA port would not put out video, because for some convoluted reason AMD thought it a good idea to allow a board built for APU to accept a CPU. I still feel the need to write this review.READ FULL REVIEW