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frederick k.

frederick k.

Joined on 03/14/15

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Most Favorable Review

a carrying bag?

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W SLI/CrossFire Ready ATX 12V V2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply Haswell Ready PS-TPG-1200FPCPUS-P
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W SLI/CrossFire Ready ATX 12V V2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply Haswell Ready PS-TPG-1200FPCPUS-P

Pros: I look for the platinum rating and at least a 7 year warranty, Japanese capacitors and either thermaltake or cooler master. AND YOU GET THAT POWER SUPPLY CARRYING BAG YOU ALWAYS WANTED!!!

Cons: ?

Most Critical Review

May be flakey

SIIG SC-SA0R11-S1 PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0Gb/s) 4-Port Hybrid RAID Controller Card
SIIG SC-SA0R11-S1 PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0Gb/s) 4-Port Hybrid RAID Controller Card

Pros: Supposedly allows 6Gb/s SATA III on my old SATA II mobo. Supposedly does something to work with or be compatible with my hybrid HDD's for benefit from the SSD cache presumably. Has hardware RAID feature.

Cons: Blue screens on every third boot. Blue screens four times per day while in use, new O.S. install, (Win 7 pro x86_64). Kernel dumps point to this driver. No patched or upgraded driver available. Using two new 4TB SATA III hybrid drives purchased with this (in RAID 0). Partitioned to 1.8GB for Windows - remainder reserved for file storage. Ready to throw this thing away and replace mobo, cpu and ram, get a proper Areca HW RAID controller. This thing just didn't work for me on this system. It's a Marvell chipset.

Overall Review: No web configurator, just BIOS configurator. This thing is probably not a good choice for anyone seeking a hardware RAID controller. I am disappointed with it.

Two bad boards so far

ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: none

Cons: Never ran right, never reliable. killed two 1300W+ platinum power supplies. never did any over-clocking with it. Just one video card. Never anything fancy. This board is Just a mess. Should have never gone to production. Should have never been permitted to sell ANY board.

Overall Review: Stay away. Far away. Look elsewhere. I now throw away an entire 2-year old build that COULD have and SHOULD have been sweet. Processor and ram are now a waste of money also. Hey! At least I've still got this great case!