Showing Results: Most Recent
Pros: Very quiet with excellent fit, finish.
Lots of USB ports!
A minimum of bloat-ware.
There is a front plate light that looks nice but can be turned off; too bright for a darkened room.
Room for extra drives.
The case is slightly smaller than other Mid-sized desktops.
Cons: The bundled Mouse and Keyboard are bottom-end and were discarded.
The slightly smaller case means it requires smaller (Shorter) components. Not a con, just an observation.
Windows-8 takes getting used to...
Other Thoughts: Replaced the old 300 watt PS with a 450, added a video card and BluRay drive. The Rosewill PS did not have right-angle connectors which this requires because of the narrow case.
Also, the BluRay drive was "Full Length" and almost didn't fit!
Otherwise I'm very happy with the purchase and can recommend this as a great value for the money.
This review is from: Rosewill CAPSTONE-550-M – 550-Watt Modular Active PFC Power Supply – Continuous @ 122 Deg. F (50C), 80 PLUS Gold, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, Intel Haswell, SLI, & CrossFire Ready
Pros: Modular, Great Price, 80 Plus Gold, large fan making this very quiet, almost silent in operation.
Cons: Size. Should have realized the large fan makes this huge for a 450 watt PS. Same physical size as the 800 watt!
None of the Power plugs are right angle, and one of the SATA plugs was defective.
Other Thoughts: Replaced the PS in a Gateway i5 and this barely fit because of the length. What was surprising was that Gateway required right-angled SATA connectors for the HD, and this has none. Had to use one from the old PS and crimp it on this one. Had to use a third cable just to feed the DVD drive because one connector was defective. One star off for each.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill RKV-2DVI KVM Switch
Pros: Small with included cables. Remote button to switch monitors allows the switch and cables to be hidden.
Cons: Occasionally loses sync with my Gateway. However, I'm using a HDMI2DVI connector... A quick switch will resync.
Can't use fancy gaming or wireless mice. (Not a problem for me)
Other Thoughts: First KVM with USB that actually worked well out of the box, and I tried several. No hub needed for my setup.
-Dell U2410 monitor 1920x1200
-MS Explorer mouse
Some manufacturers place restrictions on how details of their products may be communicated.