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RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Low Cost
Quiet
Reliable
Stable power output
Semi-Modular Power Supply (see note)

Cons: Not 80+ Certified
Needed 24-pin extension cable to reach my Motherboard power plug without stressing the cable (con for me, long enough for all but the largest of cases)

Other Thoughts: I've had this power supply running 24/7 in a custom built home server for well over a year now without even the slightest hiccup. I've lost count of how many hours this thing has on it of power-on time and not once encountered any power/stability issues. I was a little hesitant at first based on the price, but it has exceeded all my expectations. It powers my VM host/file & media server with no problems at all.

For normal PC uses, it will supply all the power you need for your system to run smoothly. For normal systems (1 CPU with mild overclock, Graphics card with 1x PCIe power connector), this power supply will work for you. I would recommend a power supply with a higher power output (esp on the 12v rails) if you want to do heavy overclocking or use high-end or multiple graphics cards (e.g. gaming rig).

A side note on their use of the term "Modular": It has the 20+4-pin Motherboard and 4+4 pin CPU hardwired into the power supply. This isn't a problem as it's needed for all systems anyways, but technically makes this a semi-modular power supply instead of fully modular.

System Specs:
Intel LGA 771 Motherboard
2x Xeon E5430 CPUs
8GB (8x1GB) ECC-FBDRAM
1x Dual-port Intel Gigabit NIC (PCIe)
4x 80MM case fans
2x 120MM case fans
1x 120GB 2.5" HDD
3x 1TB 3.5" HDDs (RAID 5 storage)
Huge old customized Antec server tower case

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COUGAR CF-V12HB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan (Black)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great airflow
Whisper-quiet
Not that ugly orange color

Cons: $16 per fan can seem pricey
No bulk/package options

Other Thoughts: I got 2 of these several months ago for some extra cooling for my server case, and they are wonderful. I was initially a bit skeptical about spending $30+ for a couple of simple case fans, but I don't regret it at all. As noted above, they have great airflow while staying virtually silent. There is no need to worry about a fan controller with these, just plug them in and let them run 100%. I can't speak to how long they'll last over the years (I hope it'll be years), but I've put about 2000 hours of use on these so far and they're still going strong.

Note: Get fan grills for these if you don't have something protecting the rotating assembly. Many newer cases have them built in, but some older/low-end ones don't. Not only will they protect unsuspecting fingers & paws from getting sliced, but they'll also protect the fan and motor from accidental damage, promoting a longer life. Grills are super-cheap compared to these, so go ahead and spend the extra few bucks to grab a few.

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6.5mm Domed Titanium Ring (Men's and Women's)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Work of Art 11/13/2012

This review is from: 6.5mm Domed Titanium Ring (Men's and Women's)

Pros: Price
Amazingly lightweight*
Strong
Perfect fit
Hypoallergenic Metal
Amazing Seller

*For buyer reference, my size 7.5 ring weighed in at a meager 3 grams, which is just a hair heavier than a single penny.

Cons: Not resizable (obviously)
Scuffs fairly easily (see comments)

Other Thoughts: As many reviewers have noted already, the polished surface does get scuffs pretty quickly. I knew this when I made the purchase, and I like the more rustic look it gets as you wear it. And as no 2 rings will get scuffed in the same way, yours will truly be unique to you! A good jeweler could probably buff out the surface scuffs for a modest fee, but if you're paranoid about keeping a pristinely-polished finish you might want to consider a different metal like Rex's wide assortment of Tungsten Carbide rings.

As for me, I couldn't be happier with it. It's so light I occasionally forget I even have it on, and I think it looks better every day. I'll admit I was a little hesitant to buy at first, but I have absolutely no regrets and plan to buy buy from Rex again soon.

Speaking of Rex, I have to give him some major props. He was a wonderful person to interact with. His service is easily on-par with that of Newegg itself, and his prices are unbeatable. If this isn't enough to convince you to take the leap and buy from him, check out his marketplace reviews, as well as the reviews people have given him on all his products. He's gotten over 200 reviews, and the overwhelming majority of them are all 5-star. All I can say is that there's a reason for this, and he works hard to make sure his customers are happy.

Thanks again, Rex, I'll be back for a couple more items here in a couple weeks! I usually have a hard time picking Christmas gifts for my parents, but you've inspired me this year! I definitely owe 'ya one!

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Brian W.'s Profile

Display Name: Brian W.

Date Joined: 02/16/12

  • Reviews: 11
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  • First Review: 10/23/12
  • Last Review: 08/27/14
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