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Seth P.

Seth P.

Joined on 09/03/06

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Most Favorable Review

Cords Cords Cords!

FSP 450W Micro ATX12V / SFX12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply with Intel Haswell Ready (FSP450-60GHS(85)-R1)
FSP 450W Micro ATX12V / SFX12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply with Intel Haswell Ready (FSP450-60GHS(85)-R1)

Pros: Small profile, easy installation. Can't get much better quality for a Micro ATX form factor.

Cons: Cord management! The other reviewers aren't kidding, cords are flopping about everywhere. There's a rubber band securing everything in shipping - that's it. Remove that rubber band and cords spring out like a canned snake! More power attachments than necessary - I can't imagine people using 8 drives with a MicroATX setup. Then again, it's modular, so it gives options to those with bigger cases.

Overall Review: I'm using this for my Micro ATX HTPC server and it works great. I'm really impressed with the amount of power in such a small package. Removed 1 egg for the cord management part... a strap of some kind wouldn't have hurt the pricing.

It just works

GMYLE 2.4G RF Black Android Wireless Air Multi Keyboard With Flying Mouse Remote Controller All-in-one
GMYLE 2.4G RF Black Android Wireless Air Multi Keyboard With Flying Mouse Remote Controller All-in-one

Pros: small form factor, easy to use, regular QWERTY keyboard layout with F keys

Cons: none yet!

Overall Review: This thing just works. It's more of a handheld mouse than a pointing device, though you may be tempted to point the remote at the screen to manipulate the cursor. Honestly I expected this to be a cheap accessory to use once in a while for my HTPC. I find myself using this as my sole control for my computer. It works, it's accurate. The only confusing thing is the android icon... one would think with this icon it has Android, but it does not. You press the android and you can move the mouse. Don't press the android and the mouse is locked. I like this feature but couldn't it have used a different icon? Oh well, I'm very happy with this purchase. Must have for HTPC setups

Speedy!

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PD128BW
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PD128BW

Pros: Speedy cache makes for a quick startup time, small profile, works great

Cons: None yet!

Overall Review: I love this SSD. I thought maybe I would need a bigger size but for my HTPC setup with just the OS I think this works great. Currently split into 2 partitions - one for Fedora (XBMCbuntu) and the other for the obligatory Windows. With this SSD I can turn my computer on and use XBMC in 10 seconds. Windows takes maybe 15 seconds. That's it! I'm incredibly happy with this selection.

Easy Peasy!

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G

Pros: Easy to use, no fussing with extra steps

Cons: Nothing yet, but it is VERY small!

Overall Review: Like other users, I was concerned my package was lost when I couldn't locate it. Luckily Newegg wrapped it in plastic with my RAM shipment. Once I found it I was shocked, so tiny! But it worked like a charm, and I think I might have enough for 2 more setups. So far my system hasn't run over 37C, and I think most of it is due to this thermal paste. Highly recommended!

HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G
HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G

Pros: Pretty!

Cons: None

Overall Review: I don't know how to write a review on RAM yet. I figure either it works or it doesn't. Well mine works. I'm extremely happy having chosen an 8GB setup rather than something much more expensive - I don't see how my computer can run any faster than it does now.

Powerful

AMD A10-5700 - A-Series APU Trinity Quad-Core 3.4GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W AMD Radeon HD 7660D Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic - AD5700OKHJBOX
AMD A10-5700 - A-Series APU Trinity Quad-Core 3.4GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W AMD Radeon HD 7660D Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic - AD5700OKHJBOX

Pros: Powerful cores in a small package, easy installation, no fussing with thermal paste (if you choose). Works like a charm, overclocks with just a few clicks with my UEFI MSI motherboard

Cons: None yet!

Overall Review: This was my first build, HTPC setup. I liked the fact that the heatsink was ready to install onto the processor but I personally used the Arctic Silver brand Silver thermal compound to ensure the best conduction. This thing hasn't run above 37C yet.