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Scott P.

Scott P.

Joined on 12/21/04

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Most Favorable Review

This thing rocks!

Synology DS1512+ Diskless System High Performance NAS Server Scales up to 15 Drives for SMB Users
Synology DS1512+ Diskless System High Performance NAS Server Scales up to 15 Drives for SMB Users

Pros: This thing rocks. Out of the box ISCSI, shares, and packages are a snap! It runs on a linux kernel so you can pretty much put anything on it. I setup JAVA, ipkg, SVN, and Crashplan using the linux environment. This is a very powerful little package. Does not take up much room. It works great in a home or an office. It has 2 x 1GB ethernet ports that can be merged with LACP. As with any RAID environment, expanding or rebuilding with large disks can take a long time. I've been extremely happy with this purchase. The DSM 4 also has a drop-box style feature and push notifications when something goes wrong. This model also has USB 3.0 and eSATA for external devices.

Cons: At $800-900 with no drives, it's not the cheapest.

Overall Review: You might be able to build one yourself, but with the features, size, and power usage, this thing is unbeatable!

Most Critical Review

Will NOT run XMP profile

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel X99 Platform Extreme Performance Memory Model F4-3200C16D-8GRK
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel X99 Platform Extreme Performance Memory Model F4-3200C16D-8GRK

Pros: These are quick, and have fairly tight timings for the price

Cons: They will NOT run the XMP profile at 3200 on an Asus Z170 board. I had to pull them back to 3100 for them to post.

Great monitor....but.

Acer AL1916WAbd 19" WXGA+ 1440 x 900 D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor
Acer AL1916WAbd 19" WXGA+ 1440 x 900 D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor

Pros: Good contrast, sharp, price, brightness, comes with the DVI and VGA cables

Cons: Stand does not have adjustable height, DEAD pixel right in the middle of the screen stuck on yellow.

Overall Review: Nice screen, would have given 5 eggs, but the dead pixel should have been caught by Acer.

Keeps cool- BUT BEWARE!

ZEROtherm BTF90 92mm Silent UFO CPU Cooler
ZEROtherm BTF90 92mm Silent UFO CPU Cooler

Pros: fairly inexpensive, quiet, keeps Q6600s cool!

Cons: Fairly large, HORRID instructions! Back bracket requires removal of motherboard for intels. USE CAUTION WITH 680i Boards, or the back bracket will SHORT your motherboard!

Overall Review: The back bracket should be a different material or coated in something that insulates better than double sided scotch tape!