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SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Quiet when it worked.

Cons: Died in less than a year.
Eating the shipping cost to RMA it.

Other Thoughts: This is my 3rd Seasonic PSU. My other two have worked flawlessly for years and I didn't expect any less from this PSU. I bought this when it was on sale and had it sitting on a shelf for a couple months before putting this in a HTPC with an i5-4670k cpu. Worked fine for 4 months.

One night the computer was off and simply would not turn on. Check all the cables, outlets, etc. Tried to jump start the PSU using a paper clip as instructed by Seasonic. Would not turn on. Eventually took out the PSU and put in a backup PSU. HTPC turned on so it was definitely the PSU that went bad.

In the process of RMA with Seasonic. Asked for them to pay for shipping since the unit died so quickly. CSR ignored me.

If this is what Seasonic considers "customer service" I'm not shelling out a premium to buy their PSUs anymore.

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Rosewill RRC-126 Windows Vista/Window7 MCE/Windows 8 MCE Infrared Remote Control with Netflix Function
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Works as WMC IR receiver for Win 7.
IR receiver is small and compact.

Cons: Included USB cord is only 1 ft long.

Other Thoughts: I bought this strictly for the IR receiver as I use Harmony remotes with my HTPCs. The included USB extension cord is only 1 ft long. At that length your only choice is to put the receiver next to your HTPC. A 3 ft cord would have been much better, allowing you to place the IR receiver next to your TV.

Besides that one complaint the receiver works great.

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ASRock Z87 Extreme6 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Easy board to work with and OC 01/04/2014

This review is from: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Comes with eSATA port
Easy to OC using AsRock provided settings
UEFI easy to navigate and flash
Able to fan control up to three 3 pin chassis fans
Stable

Cons: Wish the SATA ports were oriented face up instead of pointing to the side

Other Thoughts: Bought this to go with an i5-4670k and Silverstone Grandia GD08 case for a HTPC build. I use commercial skipping with Windows Media Center so I prefer a beefier CPU.

Motherboard and case were easy to work with. No problems doing a fresh install of Win 7. You do have to use the included CD drivers to get internet access as the ethernet port will not work as the Win 7 install does not have the proper driver.

I use the preset overclock settings provided by AsRock which goes up to 4.4 GHz. Overclock has been stable over 24 hours while the HTPC is busy doing commercial skipping.

The UEFI does provide fan control options for chassis and cpu fans. I choose the silent option and it keeps my cpu below 65 C as needed. My HTPC stays silent as it should.

I also bought this board since it comes with an eSATA port. Alot of motherboard makers are leavings this out which is a mistake IMO. There are alot of older external drives and bays that use eSATA or USB 2.0 only. USB 2.0 is horribly slow and eSATA is just as fast as USB 3.0 and more stable IMO. Yeah I could buy an eSATA expansion port or card but those don't always work as well as ports built into a motherboard.

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Display Name: Hans C.

Date Joined: 07/04/01

  • Reviews: 24
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  • First Review: 07/19/10
  • Last Review: 03/23/14
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