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RAIDMAX RX-380K 380W ATX12V Power Supply
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4 out of 5 eggs Low cost power supply 11/30/2013

This review is from: RAIDMAX RX-380K 380W ATX12V Power Supply

Pros: This power supply works great. The power rating is good, but I wouldn't trust it in my primary computer. This is a good power supply for a small workstation build.

The cost of this power supply sets it aside from other power supplies. What you see online is exactly what you are getting.

Cons: I realize these are CONs but more of the way things are with this power supply. For the price you can't ask for a lot.

The molex connections had issues with pins backing out when connecting them. The plastic retainers never locked onto the pins. Took some time to fix this.

The fan inside the power supply is loud, very loud. The fan uses a + and - (red/black) connection. Was easy to fix, opened the power supply and swapped the fan with a quiet fan.

The power supply doesn't weigh much, compared with my XFX PSU it's like comparing an orange to a watermelon. If you open it you will see there isn't much to the power supply. Don't put this PSU in a case that doesn't breath well, it will get hot and you will shorten the life span of the PSU.

For these CONs I will knock an egg.

Other Thoughts: For the price there really isn't much that I was expecting form this power supply other than to supply power. Replace the fan inside the power supply and you have a PSU that is fit for a small workstation or HTPC.

HEC Vigilance Black 0.5 mm Thickness SGCC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case with Dual 8cm Fan, 2x USB2.0 and HD Audio
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The first Pro is the price of this case. The market bracket this case is targeted at is the market that is looking for something that is very affordable and isn't looking for lots of features.

The second Pro is the simplicity of this case. This case is exactly what you see, there are no surprises or anything that needs to be though out before buying this case.

Super huge power button!! Perfect for the older folks that use computers. Keep that in mind cause its a huge selling point for the older crowd.

The two included fans with the case aren't silent but they are very quiet. They move air adequately to let the case breath.

All hardware needed for the case is included inside the case when it is shipped. The hardware is secured internal with a tie-wrap.

Cons: These are listed under Cons but these are NOT Cons.

This case is basic, do not expect anything beyond USB and Audio on the front.

The door in front of the CD drive is just a little flimsy. Took playing with the CD-rom to get it right and even after it still feels weird. Not a con big enough to knock an egg, just the way it is.

Other Thoughts: I have been building computers for many years and I do research before giving my recommendation on products. This case was a little iffy.

For the price I rolled the dice and got exactly what I saw online. This isn't a great case nor is it a bad case. The market this is targeted at is looking for affordability. I used this case in a build for a woman that is older. This case works perfect for her. The large power button is a very big advantage. Low cost is the second advantage.

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 69W BX80637E31230V2 Server Processor
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great processor, low wattage for the power.

Cons: None come to mind.

Other Thoughts: I have this CPU paired with a Supermicro MBD-X9SCM-O LGA motherbaord. Running ESXi I have 17 virtual machines running. This processor was an upgrade from the i3-2120T that I was using(for the purpose of a low wattage server). Awesome processor. Has really aided me in building the infrastructure that I need to support pentest efforts.


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Display Name: Jason k.

Date Joined: 12/25/09

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  • Last Review: 11/30/13
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