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Don P.

Don P.

Joined on 04/22/02

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Most Favorable Review

Very Nice case

SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum Crown Series CW02B-MXR ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum Crown Series CW02B-MXR ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: The case itself is very nice High Quality The ABIT IP35 pro fits but the SATA connectors are very tight when plugged in... still works but very tight. This case is huge.. Tuniq 120 HSF fits in here with a little over an inch of clearance. the 120MM fan is nice and quiet. The display looks cool when lit up.

Cons: Even if the case is huge it's very tight inside cable routing can be a pain in the rear. it should have came with two 92mm fans for the intake at close to Four hundred dollars. The USB Card Reader didnt work at all. I'm not RMAing the whole case so i hope their support is good and will just change out the reader... I had to change the bios for USB 2.0 from Quick to Fast and slow speed so the display would work. choose your PowerSupply wisely and make sure the cabled will reach the motherboard the OCZ 600 almost didnt reach the 8 pin power. the top of the case is removed with 8 hex bolts.

Overall Review: I would buy it again if i needed another HTPC case. and i would have changed motherboard to something with better SATA placment.

Most Critical Review

Not for use in America with included Power Supply

SAMSUNG M3 Station 2TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive HX-D201UAB/A w/ European Power Cord - Free US Adapter
SAMSUNG M3 Station 2TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive HX-D201UAB/A w/ European Power Cord - Free US Adapter

Pros: Looks Nice. Price is right.

Cons: Just opened the box and thought i was missing an adapter. Nope it has power for the UK two round poles on the plug. Not the spade type plugs that are used in the USA.

Overall Review: Not listed as UK power.

Love OCZ

OCZ Vertex Series 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1VTX30GXXX
OCZ Vertex Series 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1VTX30GXXX

Pros: These are great drives. OCZ has some of the best customer service if you do run into a problem.

Cons: it wasnt free

Perfect for an old Dell

WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX
WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

Pros: Very nice drive

Cons: none

Overall Review: SSD will eventually catch up with the price of these drives.

Great UPS

APC SUA1500X413 1440 VA 980 Watts (8) NEMA 5-15R Outlets Smart UPS 1500 VA 120V USB with alarm disabled
APC SUA1500X413 1440 VA 980 Watts (8) NEMA 5-15R Outlets Smart UPS 1500 VA 120V USB with alarm disabled

Pros: Perfect for SBS2008R2 keeping it running for up to 45 mins and then being able to send out email alerts before safely shutting down.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Shipping was great and the box arrived in perfect condition even though its very heavy.

Fast

OCZ Vertex 4 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) VTX4-25SAT3-128G
OCZ Vertex 4 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) VTX4-25SAT3-128G

Pros: Fast out of the package. Upgraded from 2 Vertex 30 gig drives that were a few years old.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Cant wait till terabyte SSD are 100.00