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This review is from: LG Black 16x Blu-Ray BDXL SATA Internal rewriter with 3D Playback, Model BH16NS40
Pros: Everything works smoothly. M-Discs burn without any issues. Especially like the front switch.
Other Thoughts: M-Disc compatibility makes this the one to get if permanent archiving is important.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SilverStone Temjin Series TJ11B-W Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Pros: I've had this long enough to say this case is one for the long haul. The cooling is logically designed and works flawlessly. Everything about the case is well done and in excess of expectations. Fit and finish are perfect. Acres of room inside. The air filters are easy to access, remove, clean, and replace. Side window is nice, especially for mobos with digital readouts during post. Attaching cables on the top instead of the back is very convenient. I am now on my second build with a new Asus ROG mobo. This case will serve my workstation needs for years
Cons: I would prefer there be no switch on top. Sometimes I touch it by accident. Yet, if this case is placed on the floor underneath a table, I can see that it would be useful.
Other Thoughts: Yes it costs a lot. Builders must make their own decision here. Is having an ultimate case worth it? Up to you.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR AXi series AX1200i 1200W Digital ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020008-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Pros: Specs were the best there were at the time I bought it, probably still are. That's why I was an early adopter. Includes lots of well crafted cables. Has a sturdy enclosure. The software is of interest, but long ago I decided it was not worth wasting a USB port over. There were never any problems with the rig until now. Its power draw was so completely met by the AX1200i that the fan never kicked on, despite having two video cards in SLI, six HHDs, 32 Gb ram, ample cooling including two 180 cm fans, and two SSDs.
Cons: I've had it less than 2 years. Now it fails the self test and will not stay on more than a second. Failure was sudden. There was a very good UPS power conditioner/battery backup between it and the wall receptacle when it croaked, as there had been throughout its life. In failing it mangled parts of the operating system. Fortunately, the OS was repairable after switching the mobo to another power supply, using the Windows backup/restore disc I had made previously. (Never, ever neglect to make a backup/restore disc.)
Other Thoughts: I am hoping this was just a fluke. I am not accustomed to high end power supplies failing. I knocked off 2 eggs because of this event. The facts can't be denied, including that it significantly damaged Windows 7 on its way down. It was much more serious than an "inconvenience". So the toll had to be paid.
Otherwise it is an excellent piece, fully deserving of the term "high end". Now I will find out how Corsair handles its warranty. I expect it is going to cost me something. I guess that just goes with building one's own computers. I believe it is worth it, as I prefer using a machine that is designed for my specific purposes.