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Jerry B.

Jerry B.

Joined on 03/12/05

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Most Favorable Review

Ran for 5 years

FSP Group ATX350-PNT 350W ATX12V v2.2 Power Supply compatible with Core i7
FSP Group ATX350-PNT 350W ATX12V v2.2 Power Supply compatible with Core i7

Pros: Extremely quiet and dependable. Supported Athlon 64 3000+ OC'ed from 1.8 GHz to 2.2 GHz for over 5 years. This system had two dvd-burners, two PATA HDDs, two SATA HDDs, a TV Tuner, a GeForce 6600, two sticks of 512 MB DDR RAM, and 3 120 mm fans. I ran this configuration for several hours, 6+, a day doing normal tasks like using the internet to playing games like Civilization 4 or Rome Total War. It provided excellent stability until recently.

Cons: For how much load I had on this PSU and the length of time I used it for, I don't see too many negatives about this PSU.

Overall Review: This PSU may have provided a greater life had the system not gone through an accidental drop off the desk. Mind you, this accident happened 4 years ago; so the PSU provided still excellent support for those 4 years. My computer still boots up, but when under load (like building applications) it will freeze sporadically. I checked the MoBo monitors and it reported a faulty +5V rail, but the others were fine. Checked with a DMM and it seems that the voltage fluctuates dramatically under load. 5 years seems a respectable life-span.

Most Critical Review

Bad RAM

CORSAIR 512MB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model VS512MB400
CORSAIR 512MB DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model VS512MB400

Pros: Computer boots, but that's about it.

Cons: When this RAM was first placed into my system, it immediately showed signs of instability by not compiling Linux. Thinking it was memory timings, I switched them around in the bios. After fumbling with that for a while, and after weeks of trying to install an OS and GUI, finally my computer would start. Now programs crash with 'Segmentation Fault' errors. First run of memtest86 showed no failures, but now, after a month of use, this RAM won't even get through the second test without enormous amounts of errors.

Overall Review: Others may have had luck with Corsair, but I think I will stick to others.

Excellent PSU

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 500W High Performance SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 500W High Performance SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

Pros: The 135mm fan is very quiet. All the cables are bundled together in neat mesh; i.e. SATA, periphery, MoBo, PCI-E. Works like a charm.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Excellent purchase for the price, even without rebate.