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Kevin M.

Kevin M.

Joined on 08/21/07

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Most Favorable Review

Work Horse

SUPERMICRO SYS-5037A-i Mid-Tower Server Barebone LGA 2011 Intel C602 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz ECC DDR3 SDRAM 72-bit, 240-pin gold-plated DIMMs
SUPERMICRO SYS-5037A-i Mid-Tower Server Barebone LGA 2011 Intel C602 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz ECC DDR3 SDRAM 72-bit, 240-pin gold-plated DIMMs

Pros: Solid build materials. Excellent and reliable track record. Well thought out bare bones super server or workstation. Easy to access locations for all pluggable devices, cables, cpu, memory sockets. All connections on mobo labeled for easy viewing.

Cons: None so far and don't expect any!

Overall Review: I've been using SuperMicro products for 15+ years with little problems. I've only had one super server motherboard go out over that 15+ years and support for that one incident was fast and excellent! SuperMicro products just work and work well. I'm using this 5037A-i bare bones server to build a Nas4Free storage server. I also used the SuperMicro heatsink and fan combo SNK-P0050AP4 with an Intel Xeon E5-2609 v2 Ivy Bridge-EP 2.5 GHz LGA2011 80W CPU. Both performing well, keeping CPU cool and running FAST. Also installed four Kingston 8GB Registered ECC memory modules part number KVR13LR9D4/8HC for a total of 32GB ram. Ran MemTest86 v6.20 for 48hours with no problems. Will be populating the system with 4 Hitachi 3.5" 4TB SATA 7200 drives, to start with, for a Raidz1 array of 12TB. Will then purchase optional 2.5" drive cage (part # MCP-220-73201-0N) for an additional four 2.5" drive array. haven't decided what 2.5" drives to use yet.

Most Critical Review

Not worth it

Rosewill RNWD-N1502UBE IEEE 802.11b/g/n, USB2.0 Wireless-N Mini External Antenna Adapter (1T1R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates, WEP 64/128, WPA/WPA2
Rosewill RNWD-N1502UBE IEEE 802.11b/g/n, USB2.0 Wireless-N Mini External Antenna Adapter (1T1R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates, WEP 64/128, WPA/WPA2

Pros: cheap price

Cons: doesn't work

Overall Review: don't even think about getting it.

Excellent Coverage

Print-Rite TRH190BRUJ Black Toner Cartridge Replacement for HP Q2612A
Print-Rite TRH190BRUJ Black Toner Cartridge Replacement for HP Q2612A

Pros: Excellent page coverage and NO issues with HP laserjet 3030 AIO, just works!

Cons: None

Overall Review: Get it now, don't even think about it.

12/30/2013

Fast Fast Fast Did I say Fast!

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 02G-P4-2680-KR
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 02G-P4-2680-KR

Pros: Fast Fast Fast - I knew it would be faster, but man oh man. All FPS games run 2x to 3x better FPS than previous GTX 500 series low end card.

Cons: None so far

Works as advertised

D-Link Xtreme-N Duo Wireless Bridge/Access Point (DAP-1522) Wireless N300, Dual-Band, Fast Ethernet
D-Link Xtreme-N Duo Wireless Bridge/Access Point (DAP-1522) Wireless N300, Dual-Band, Fast Ethernet

Pros: Cheap Price, Easy setup, small footprint.

Cons: documentation lacking, go to the dlink website if you need help.

Overall Review: Unit works fine and was easy to setup for experienced router setup tech.

Solid kit

KINGWIN HDM-225 Internal 2.5" to 3.5" HDD Metal Mounting Kit
KINGWIN HDM-225 Internal 2.5" to 3.5" HDD Metal Mounting Kit

Pros: Solid metal mounting kit. No problems mounting in several existing cases.

Cons: None

Overall Review: It just works great!