Joined on 08/29/18
AVIOD THIS ITEM
Pros: NONE but... Holds a 2.5" SSD where a 3.5" HDD used to fit with modification. If you have fabrication skills, aluminum sheet and the tools just make one. It would take about the same amount of time and be a better product.
Cons: Item shipped from Hong Kong not NewEgg. My bad for not looking at the listing more carefully. The item was shipped with no protective packaging other than a plactic wrapper and stuffed in a thin, plastic cover bubble mailer envelope. It arrived bent, it's flimsy enough to straighten out but really ??? After getting it all squared up, the screw holes were drilled too high to get the screws into my Cooler Master case. More modification later my SSD is now mounted but... This adapter is also narrower than any 3.5 HDD that I have and my case, so with the bottom of the adapter now flat, the sides square and the SSD mounted to it without risk of flexing it, only two screws can be installed on one side. This is not really an issue since the SSD is so light but should someone install all 4 screws the drive would again possibly be flexed or warped due to bracket distortion unless you shim it up on one side. Another modification to what should be a "bolt in, plug and play device" really ??? It's just an adapter bracket. No moving parts and they can't get it right.
Overall Review: Spend the extra money for a Corsair or other similar mount sold by NewEgg then you can install your new drive and mount when you receive it if ordering in the USA. Don't get me wrong either, HK shipping is usually very fast, and it was, it's more the adapter quality and packaging, or lack of, and the quality of the product that warrants 1 EGG. NewEgg always gets 5 Eggs, I just overlooked that it was not a stocking product for NewEgg. Teach me to try and save a buck. Oh well, onward and upward !!! Rant over.
SHOULD BE THREE EGGS BUT CAN'T CHANGE RATING !!!
Pros: Easy Install
Cons: Then the headaches. I had three contact folders which got scrambled between contact folders. Everything is there, just don't know what folder it's in ATM. I have Office H&B 2016 backups but yet to try correcting my contacts. I put Office H&B 2016 on my other machine that had H&B 2014 and that migrated my contacts perfectly.
Overall Review: Seem buggy
Pros: New build except case, optical drives and PS, checked to make sure it booted to UEFI, shut down, plugged in USB hit power switch and it started to install W10. Not sure why I didn't have to select boot options in UEFI but fine by me. All loaded without a hitch except of the endless list of setup questions and selecting what options, took longer that the build I think. It was a current version of W10, just 3 updates. If this is any indication of what W11 is going to try to control, I'm glad I got W10. Definitely more options wanting to take over than the W10 install 5 years ago.
Cons: All loaded without a hitch except of the endless list of setup questions and selecting what options, took longer that the build I think. It was a current version of W10, just 3 updates. If this is any indication of what W11 is going to try to control, I'm glad I got W10. Definitely more options wanting to take over than the W10 install 5 years ago.
Overall Review: Yeah, I've been using Microsoft OS's since DOS days. My first windows edition was 3.1, always worked fine except installing W7 too soon and had the prereferral nightmare before 3rd party had a chance to catch up.
Compact For A 24" Monitor Nice Finish.
Pros: I bought this to see if my headaches and sore eyes would be reduced from my 10 year old 23" moniter. So far it is easier to look at but whites are difficult to get bright white, hence the low blue light effect I believe. With a bit of adjusting monitor and Nvidia settings it seems quite acceptable and takes up less room on my desk with a 1" larger screen than the one it replaced.
Cons: None really, I like it.
Overall Review: I would recommend it.
This is the first aftermarket air cooler I have bought. Noctua was recommended by my PC shop as the best. I am running a constant 24/7 50% cpu load running Seti@Home plus whatever W10 and other processes need and this is doing a very good job of keeping things cool on a i7 7700k @ 4.37 ghz, 70 'F ambient and seeing temps ~ 150'F in a well ventilated case with 5 Corsair ML120's. This has a very substantial feel to it and the mounting hardware is far superior to a Cooler Master 120mm liquid cooler I recently installed on another machine. Due to case restraints air cooling was my only option on this one. I don't think it can come close to keeping up with a liquid cooler of the same fan size but if you need air, or are concerned about liquid this is the way to go.