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ryan s.

ryan s.

Joined on 10/13/18

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Most Favorable Review

Wonderful

Supermicro SNK-P0048AP4 CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink for Socket LGA 2011
Supermicro SNK-P0048AP4 CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink for Socket LGA 2011

Pros: -Powerful -'Idles" at a reasonable sound level -Easily installed -Arrived in pristine condition (purchased from mike's computer shop)

Cons: -CAN be very loud

Overall Review: Did what I wanted... And did it without a hitch.

Most Critical Review

Unstable (while significantly under loaded?)

Rosewill PHOTON Series 1200W Full Modular Gaming Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold Certified, Single +12V Rail, Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Photon-1200
Rosewill PHOTON Series 1200W Full Modular Gaming Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold Certified, Single +12V Rail, Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Photon-1200

Pros: -fulfilled everything stated on sales page...

Cons: -my asus motherboard claims that the psu is unstable (random power surges occasionally reset my computer).

Overall Review: This psu was a "future proof" purchase, and is currently powering an outdated intel APU based computer. I would venture to guess that it is being asked to work at maybe 20% capacity. I've been having occasional issues with my Asus motherboard's built in surge protecting triggering protective shut downs. I can't say for sure, but its seems like the PSU has trouble dealing with hardware wake ups (while under loaded?). A Tesla k10 (an nvidia 3d accelerator) I had plugged into my machine awhile back would somewhat consistently trigger the surge protection. It'd do so whenever it was asked to work after being allowed to idle down completely. Even with that GPU installed I was probably only using 40% of the PSU's capacity. The packaging of the PSU appeared to be in pristine condition when it arrived and the PSU itself is immaculate. I doubt this issue is caused by damage, but I'm not an expert... At this point I'm actually kind of nervous to use this PSU in the build that it was intended for... A response from Rosewill to clarify if underloading makes the PSU unstable would really ease my mind.

12/18/2019

Wasn't what I needed, but still solved the problem.

Supermicro MCP-220-00080-0B Storage Bay Adapter - Internal
Supermicro MCP-220-00080-0B Storage Bay Adapter - Internal

Pros: >I assume it works as advertised, but...

Cons: >it didn't fit my chassis

Overall Review: Thankfully its I was able to disassemble it and use some of its parts to solve the issue... Remember to check part compatibility! On a side not, it did feel really very, very sturdy. And even my Frankenstein creation is rock solid. The parts are definitely high quality.

Exactly as Advertised

Patazon 58-in-1 with 54 Bit Magnetic Driver Kit, Precision Screwdriver Set Cell Phone, Tablet, PC, MacBook, Electronics Repair Tool Kit
Patazon 58-in-1 with 54 Bit Magnetic Driver Kit, Precision Screwdriver Set Cell Phone, Tablet, PC, MacBook, Electronics Repair Tool Kit

Pros: -see title

Cons: -plastic internal organizer was smashed (during shipping?)

Overall Review: The driver itself, its bits, and the more robust outer case are in 100% pristine condition. Only the internal organizer was damaged. If you're concerned with that then maybe wait until summer to buy. It was minus 30 degrees C on the day of delivery so I'm not surprised that the organizer shattered.

Looks Great, but has Some Flaws

RAIJINTEK METIS Aluminum M-ITX Case, USB 3.0* 2, Compatible with Standard ATX Power Supply, 170mm VGA Card Length, 160mm CPU Cooler Height, 120mm Performing Fan Pre-Installed, 7 Colors Option -Silve
RAIJINTEK METIS Aluminum M-ITX Case, USB 3.0* 2, Compatible with Standard ATX Power Supply, 170mm VGA Card Length, 160mm CPU Cooler Height, 120mm Performing Fan Pre-Installed, 7 Colors Option -Silve

Pros: -Looks like it cost a lot more then it did. -Feels solid. -Came with the screws you could ever imagine needing. -Potentially has a enough pcie space for a double wide card.

Cons: -Came with a somewhat noticeable scratch on its top face. It isn't bad enough to insist on a replacement, but contributed to the removal of an egg. -Front I/O panel quality is unsatisfactory; adding and removing USB devices can he heard through the headphone jack, the USBs themselves feel cheap compared to my BUDGET motherboard's rear panel USBs, a second colour can occasionally be seen in the power button's glow (I haven't pin pointed its source, but I doubt that its an intended feature). I haven't tested the mic so I can't comment on that. -The included case speaker is kind of meh... Its usable, I guess. It's wires are ludicrously short, and the case doesn't seem to have a mount for any speaker. Never mind the included speaker. -The ATX power supply butts directly up to the motherboard. Any internal connects facing that direction will be blocked (for my build it was two of the four sata ports available on my motherboard).

Overall Review: Over all a pretty decent product. It allowed me to do what I want to do. Its sale price and free shipping are really what got me to take the plunge... Personally, if I was RAIJINTEK I'd just remove the front I/O and knock a couple dollars off the price. This case is aesthetically pleasing and small enough to sit on top of a desk. I'd be willing to reach behind it occasionally if it meant I could save some cash. Sometimes nothing is better then something if that something isn't going to get used because there is a better version of it mere centimeters away... Another idea would be a panel mix and match ordering option. I'd be willing to pay a small premium for the option to have solid face instead of a window, or maybe one of those vented faces with the funnels that lead to the CPU's fan. I don't have any fancy LED components so all I get to see inside my windowed case is the activity blinker of my SSD...

12/13/2019

Functions Exactly as as Advertised

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C15D-16GVS
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C15D-16GVS

Pros: -See title

Cons: -Heat spreaders made for a tight fit on my mini itx motherboard with Ryzen's stock cooler installed, but that isn't this products fault.

Overall Review: I bought 16GBs of DDR4 2666. I received 16GBS of DDR4 2666. I now have 16GBs of DDR4 2666 running flawlessly on my current build. I haven't, and wont be, overclocking these sticks beyond their advertised speeds so I can't comment on that. I currently can't comment on their longevity either, but rest assured that I'll be taking at least a single egg of if one of them dies within a week! So far so good though...

12/13/2019