Joined on 07/22/05
Pros: This has to be the best PSU for the money that I've found. It runs stable power to everything and doesn't flinch at all. Can't beat the extra 80mm fan either.
Cons: I bought this late last summer and like a previous reviewer, it died on me after about three months. Fortunately I was able to RMA it and had a new one within a week. It appears that the old version I had may have had a few problems. After I installed the new one I went to check the 12v rail and it was running at about 12.4v whereas the older version was running around 11.8v-12.0v.
Overall Review: Am extremely happy with this purchase and like I said before, for the money this is the best PSU out there.
A bit of a mixed bag...
Pros: The PWM feature is great, especially when using a PWM controller. The ability to remove the blades and clean them is fantastic! They can be as silent or as loud as necessary and work extremely well with my 2x120 and 3x120 radiators in my custom liquid cooling loop. They do work well with proper maintenance, which I'll explain momentarily.
Cons: They will start to make noise over time. This gives the impression that they are malfunctioning, damaged, or straight out broken.
Overall Review: Due to the nature of the type of bearing and the fact that they have removable blades, I have found that they need periodic oiling. Or rather, I remove the blades, then clean the bearing shaft with a cotton swab and alcohol. After the cleaning, I take a new cotton swab and soak it with oil that I use on hair clippers. This serves me well for months until having to perform this maintenance again. I've had to do this about twice in the year and a half that I've owned them.
Couldn't be happier
Pros: They are exactly what they advertise. I got these to replace the standard cables on Silverstones 450 watt SFX PSU. I was really surprised at how much space these save compared to the stock ones! It's not only that they are flat, but they really are much more flexible especially at the plug. You can make them nearly flush with the end of the connector!
Cons: The only con I can think of is that Silverstone chooses to use blue modular connectors on their power supplies and cable (at least the ones that I've used). But that's something that I can live with.
Overall Review: I'm using these with a ST45SF-G and custom fully watercooled case. Search for Compact Splash on overclock.net for an example. As I said, this cable set really made it easier to route all the power. It was a pleasure to see that they included several different "varieties" of SATA, molex, and PCI-E cables. There are two single 8 pin PCI-E cables as well as two cables with a 6 and 8 pin end. Not to mention that one each of the SATA and 4 pin Molex cables included a slim line ODD SATA power adapter.
Pros: Fast, cheap, and reliable. Have this running in my m-itx gaming rig and has plenty of space. Don't have a reason for a secondary drive with network storage. My system boots and loads windows faster than I could have ever imagined.
Cons: Honestly, the only con is that the housing paint scratches very easily. But the drive is pretty much hidden.
Overall Review: Don't know if it's more the motherboard or a combination of the SSD and the MB, but it boots much faster than even my Vertex 3 120GB and Z77 sabertooth system. Definitely recommend this drive for anyone looking for 256GB and good speed on a budget.
First "real" mouse pad
Pros: Works well paired with my G9X. Size is perfect for me! It's not to big and not too small. Generously sized wrist rest. Dual sided for different responsiveness. Rubber feet and padding keep it in place, almost too well in fact. I haven't noticed any wear causing any detriment to it's usage. Personally, I feel it's worth the asking price and more. I guess we'll see how well it holds up on the long haul
Cons: As others have mentioned, the logos do seem to be wearing. The wrist rest logo is gone after only a few months. But like I said, it doesn't interfere with the functionality at all. The only other major negative I have is that the wrist rest is a little too firm for my liking. It has a noticeable give when you push on it, but not when just resting on it. During extended use I do notice my hand starting to fall asleep. But I take that as a sign that I need a break anyway!
Overall Review: The Control side has allowed smooth and accurate handling. I've tried a few other mice and depending on the pad material you'll get a different experience. I didn't really care for the speed side, but that's mostly a personal preference.
Great over USB 2.0
Pros: Works great as a usb 2.0 enclosure! Sturdy steel construction. Plenty of internal room for any size 5.25" drive.
Cons: proprietary power plug. bright blue front power light. see other thoughts
Overall Review: My DVD-RW drive would drop out after about 5 minutes or so of use while using the included usb 3.0 cable. Don't think this is a problem with the enclosure as much as it is with windows having issues with a DVD drive over usb 3.0. I've noticed similar issues across several forums. Haven't tried with a bluray drive or hard drive, so can't give any feedback on that. Just be aware that you will need to use a 2.0 cable if using the enclosure with a DVD drive.