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This review is from: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650 G 80 PLUS GOLD Certified 650W Active PFC ATX12V v2.31/EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Full Modular PSU 10 Year Warranty 120-PG-0650-GR NEW 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready Power Supply
Pros: This is a really well made power supply. The body is very sturdy and has multiple mounting holes on the back so it can be mounted either up or down. The cables are quite a bit longer than most power supplies I have used so they should fit most cases. This was in a bottom mount mid tower and had plenty of length to spare.
There are numerous connectors for PCI-e video cards, SATA and Molex. The connector are all tight fitting so you can be sure of good contact.
Cons: Cable length, as I said the cables are long. Really too long for smaller mid tower. You end up having to bunch them up to fit a mid tower case.
No single connector SATA or Molex cables included. With how far apart hard drives and Optical drives are usually mounted. It would be nice if they included a couple single drive cables so you don't have extra connectors dangling. That's the point of modular to have tight cable management.
Other Thoughts: It has a carrying handle on the back. Which I don't really see the point in. How many people are going to carry the PSU around enough to necessitate the handle?
Besides some of the disappointments. I'll still give this five eggs. Everything about it screams solid construction. If you've got a large case this is definitely for you. People with small cases should stay away otherwise you'll end up with a wad of cables.
I installed this in a customers computer so I won't have a chance to test it further. Although I am considering getting one for myself as my case need some very long cables. My current Enermax PSU uses bulky extensions.
This review is from: MEDIEVAL II: TOTAL WAR PC Game
Pros: Much nicer graphics than Rome Total War. In depth game play not just in battles but in the campaign as well.
Cons: Horses look somewhat cartoonish compared to the previous Rome Total War game. The effects of rear mounted cavalry charges are less effective and realistic than they were in Rome.
Other Thoughts: This is definitely not for the casual gamer. A full campaign can take several weeks to accomplish. Large scale battles are quite realistic especially with units panicking and fleeing for their lives. Not only do you need to be good at balancing your armies and deploying them effectively in battle but you must carefully maintain your finances, diplomacy with other nations, standings with your church and the happiness of you people.
This is on a different league than Age of Empires. I suppose Civilization would be the closest analogue. Though this is much more interesting since you actually control the battles.
Pros: It is quite and runs pretty cool I could not hear the fan over 2 feet away though my hard drive were quite noticeable.
Luckily once I added the video card nothing could be heard over the Radeon Fan :P
Cons: Not 99.999999999% efficient and capable of 10,000watts.
Too many connectors. Not many people need lots of hard drive/cd drives anymore. Those that do will probably be buying a more expensive higher watt power supply.
Other Thoughts: Can easily run
ATI Radeon 3870
Pentium Dual Core e5200 overclocked
4GB DDR2 Memory
4 Hard Drives (only set up temporarily for data transfer use two all the time)
Wireless network card