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CORSAIR RM Series RM850 850W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Modular,
Well Built,
Plenty of 6+2 PCI-e Cables,
Silent,
80+ Gold,
8-Pin 12v and 24 Pin ATX Are Decent length.,
Plenty of AMPs
Another Case sticker for my collection.

Cons: -Umm, No actual instructions that I could find in the box, Not an issue for me, but some with lower tech level would end up having to guess what goes where, even with the labels printed on the connections.

-Not sleeved?, but who cares? the Cables dont have individual loose leads. there's no need for them to be sleeved.

I'm straining to find cons.

Other Thoughts: Upgraded to this one because my cheaper 700w didnt have enough Amps to run Dual HD7900 GPUs, Let alone the PCI-e Power Cables,

This unit had plenty of AMPs on the 12v rail, plenty of cables, and the 12v CPU cable was significantly longer, which also helped, with my larger case, My old PSU Unit I had to pull the 12v Cable kind of tight to connect it. No problems with the RM850!

Windows 7 Ult 64, HAF922, FX8350 @ 5.15GHz H100 Cooled, 16GB DDR3-2133 GSkill,
R7970 Lightning + DualX HD7950-OC XFire @ 1.1/6.0GHz, Creative XFi Plat. Fatal1ty Champion,
3x ASUS VS248HP + Acer AL2002W 16:10 Screen (7440x1080)
CH Fighterstick, Pro Throttle, Pro Pedals, TrackIR4 Pro, Helios A-10C Profile.
Fanatec CSR Wheel, CSR Elite Pedals, CSR Chisfter.

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GIGABYTE GV-R929OC-4GD Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - 6 Screens from a Single Card
-xDMA Crossfire
-Graphics Rendering Power.

Cons: -Heat Management Profiles
-Downclocking due to the Passive Profiles.

Other Thoughts: @skip2malu, R9-290s use bridgeless crossfire via xDMA, (with Other R9-290/Xs).

R9-280s can XFire with 7900 Series GPU's, So if you had one, you can XFire with R9-280

One R9-290 supports 6 Screens from a single Card, 3 from HDMI/DVIx2, 3 from DisplayPort-> Display Port MST Hub.

The Stock Profiles for these cards allow the Temp to rise,

Ramping up the fans do wonders in keeping temps down and GPU clocks up.

Out of the 4 cards I've tested,

Sapphires TRI-X has the best Cooling by a large margin.

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KINGWIN KF-1000-BK 3.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs It works w/ 3TB is not the Bay's Problem, Check your OS/HDD Controller 08/20/2013

This review is from: KINGWIN KF-1000-BK 3.5" Internal hot swap rack

Pros: Allows me to Easily swap out my SATA Drives
Instead of Shutting down, opening my case and replacing them and closing the case again and booting back up.

Cons: -The 5.25 Bays of cases usually dont have cooling, so be prepared to mount a Fan above / below / behind / side of the Bay or temps will be a concern. (50 Degrees Celsius is enough to damage a HDD)

-Works better with SCREW IN RACKS, these slide and clip in plastic clamp racks will have issues.
(I personally removed the push button clamps on my HAF 922 to off the best solution.)

Other Thoughts: I have 3 of these, each cooled by a 120mm fans attached to the bottom or back.

3TB Drives work fine,
If you have issues, Read your Mainboard manual,
If your are forced to Use a 3TB Drive divided into 2 Smaller Partitions is a Mainboard HDD Controller Issue or a Windows Issue.

This unit simply acts as a Removable Bay with a Power On/Off Features,

You slide the drive in, and close the door, turn the key, let it spin up and windows detects and installs the driver for the Actual HDD. (WDCXXXXX etc),

The Max Storage Limit is determined by your Harddisk Controller or Your Windows/OS Version (32-BIT O/S's Support a Max Partition Size of 2048GB or 2TB)

Also Note, for it to work correctly, you need to have a Mainboard that supports AHCI Mode, and it should be enabled.

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Display Name: William B.

Date Joined: 01/10/08

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  • First Review: 03/02/11
  • Last Review: 02/24/14
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