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Netgear GS108-400NAS ProSAFE GS108 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works like it should, no issues for me. :-)

Cons: none

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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Works pretty good for Crosshair Nvidia motherboard 05/03/2015

This review is from: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E500B/AM

Pros: I have a 2009 Media Computer I built with the original ROG Crosshair motherboard that has the Nvidia chipset and drivers included. Even though the Magician software doesn't like the Nvidia chipset or drivers, there wasn't much I could do about changing the controller driver, it's set in stone no matter what I tried. The BIOS doesn't have any settings for SSD's either, but it did read the SSD correctly. Anyway, I went on ahead and used Acronis cloning software to clone my aging 7 year old HDD to the SSD. After switching over and rebooting, Windows 7 64bit was up and running in half the time! It is still much quicker than my old SATA II HDD. This SSD will run in SATA II as I found out on my old 2007 Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop, it's not 6Gbs, but still much faster than the mechanical HDD. I made the settings that I could make in the Magician software for maximum longevity and provisioning, so at the very least I got that! I couldn't make any other settings with it. The SSD is running pretty good so far and very happy with it. I hope this helps others out there that are uncertain about upgrading their aging computers like me. :-)

Cons: None, other than the usual challenges making it work with old tech.

Rosewill LIGHTNING-1300 - 1300-Watt Modular, Active PFC Power Supply - Continuous @ 122 Degrees F (50C), 80 PLUS Gold, ATX 12V v2.31 & EPS 12V v2.92, Intel Haswell, SLI & CrossFire-Ready
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Really can't complain, I now own 3 of these units in 3 computer builds. The first two power supplies I bought back in early 2013 to try them out, as I really liked all of the lighting they provide; all three still work great to this day. It's the only supply I found so far that lights all up, just what I was looking for! I intend to buy another Rosewill Lightning 1300 later this year for another computer build. Each power supply gives you all the cables you need and more in nice looking zip up cases with zip ties and hardware.

Cons: None really. Not sure why the negative reviews come up, unless there's a bad batch of power supplies, or some are DOA because the switch is turned off or the power cord isn't all the way inserted.

Other Thoughts: I don't use all of the ports the power supply gives you, I use as few as possible to keep the load and stress down. Plus I make sure it gets plenty of air to vent out the heat. In winter, these heat up the computer room nice and toasty with the door closed, no need to run the furnace. Also, when I am not using the computer for a week, I try to either unplug or switch off the power supply. I have had many people in the computer world tell me that's the best way to make a power supply last a long time.


Christopher C.'s Profile

Display Name: Christopher C.

Date Joined: 01/17/08

  • Reviews: 17
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 01/06/14
  • Last Review: 05/19/15
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