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Rosewill SL-300TFX -300-Watt TFX12V Power Supply - OEM
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Rosewill R379-M case PSU replacement 10/24/2015

This review is from: Rosewill SL-300TFX -300-Watt TFX12V Power Supply - OEM

Pros: The original one that came in my case lasted through 6 years of nearly continuous use. It runs quietly, can only hear it if I shut off the other fans in the case. The new one has one more SATA drive connector and one less molex, and it still has a 3.5 floppy drive connector. Are those still used for anything?

Cons: The original didn't run forever.

Other Thoughts: The R379 Is still a good case, so I decided to replace the PS rather than scrap it. Considered fitting a larger TFX style unit into it, but doing so would block the only case fan.

HitLights Warm White LED Strip Light Plug-To-Use Kit, 5M or 16.4Ft, SMD3528, 300 LEDs, With 12 Volt Transformer And Dimmer
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: A good value, a little over $20 to add a warm glow to your project. The thin LED strip is adhesive-backed and can be wrapped around corners, or cut as small as 5 cm / 2 in / 3 LEDs. Cut pieces can be joined with clip-on connectors, or soldered using jumper wire if you're patient and careful. The "warm white" LEDs have an attractive color and appear to have good color rendering. The dimmer control provides a good range of adjustment.

Cons: The power supply originally sent (Model SAW24-120-2000) made a buzzing noise and would cause the lights to strobe when turned up to full brightness. I complained to HitLights, who promptly sent me a different power supply (Model JY30-120-200-UD) which appears to be the supply pictured. This supply gives decent brightness, a full range of adjustment with the dimmer supplied and silent operation. Both power supplies are tagged as 12V 2000mA, but read on...

Other Thoughts: Checking with my kill-a-watt tester, the replacement power supply draws only 14-15 watts. The original (buzzing faulty) power supply could be coaxed up to about 18 watts before it started flashing. Since you can't get something for nothing, I'd bet that a better power supply that could drive a full 20-plus watts would produce better brightness.

The strip is rated for 24 watts, and at that power would probably produce about the same light level as a 2-tube 4' fluorescent fixture, which draws about 75 watts. But this kit is more for decoration than illumination, and for that is a good value.

LG 27MP33HQ Black 27
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: A nice sized panel to use with a media player in a not-overly-bright room. Has a headphone / audio out jack, which is good because it does not have speakers. Slim design fits nicely on a wall mount in the corner.

Cons: No speakers, as I mentioned. Only has VGA and HDMI, no DVI connection. The brightness spec (200 cd) is less than most competitors. Wall-wart power block with a rather short cord.

Other Thoughts: I'm got this for 180 to use as a media player in a basement rec-room; add a pair of speakers and it makes a nice upgrade from the 23" monitor it replaces.


Lewis K.'s Profile

Display Name: Lewis K.

Date Joined: 01/12/07

  • Reviews: 14
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  • First Review: 03/30/09
  • Last Review: 10/24/15
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