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SCOTT C.

SCOTT C.

Joined on 06/14/14

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Most Favorable Review

Silent it is!

Fractal Design Silent Series R2 140mm Silence Optimized Hydraulic Bearing Black/White Computer Case Fan
Fractal Design Silent Series R2 140mm Silence Optimized Hydraulic Bearing Black/White Computer Case Fan

Pros: Very quiet, the larger size moves more air more efficiently at lower RPMs

Cons: none

Most Critical Review
SilverStone Strider Plus ST50F-P 500 W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
SilverStone Strider Plus ST50F-P 500 W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Large fan, runs very quiet. Sleeving on cables is nice but could cover more of the cable.

Cons: Cables are very stiff and some bending is needed to get the SATA power cables to fit correctly in tight cases/drive bay situations.

Nice tablet

LG G Pad 10.1 LGV700.AUSABK Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 GB Memory 16 GB eMMC 10.1" Touchscreen Tablet Android 5.0 Lollipop Upgradable
LG G Pad 10.1 LGV700.AUSABK Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 GB Memory 16 GB eMMC 10.1" Touchscreen Tablet Android 5.0 Lollipop Upgradable

Pros: Screen is nice and readable, responsive for its resolution. I was worried buying a lower res 10.1 tablet I would not like the degradation in sharpness but it works very well. My other choice was a Samsung tablet but it was almost $150 more so I went for price. The knock on/off is very handy - I didn't think I'd like it but it works well.

Cons: Slow charging even with standalone charger Some Jerkiness with HD video/mpeg artifacting, but not much. Contrast is ok, with very dark video you'd want to bump up the brightness a lot. The back of the case feels rubbery and sticky. I added a slip sleeve type case to it to avoid this. Speakers in the back limit volume more than I'd like.

11/10/2014

Better than stock TV speakers

Samsung 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer And Bluetooth, HW-FM35
Samsung 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer And Bluetooth, HW-FM35

Pros: Sounds a lot better than the speaker rattle from the TV

Cons: No optical cable included Does not remember last volume on power up Powers off with TV

Overall Review: A minor annoyance to turn the volume back up on power up.

Drives run 5-9°C cooler

Nippon Labs SATA3L-0.8FT-BU 0.8 ft. SATA III Cable w/ Locking Latch 0.8 feet- OEM
Nippon Labs SATA3L-0.8FT-BU 0.8 ft. SATA III Cable w/ Locking Latch 0.8 feet- OEM

Pros: Very short with nice locking mechanism. Because of the short length, airflow was less obstructed in my NAS build and the drive temperatures dropped between 5-9°. You can twist them nicely if you need to and they are very well made.

Cons: They are very short, but all of them reached just fine.

I love this case!

Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout Silent ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout Silent ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Roomy, nice cable management, QUIET. Stylish.

Cons: MB plate very tight against back of case Only one LED

Overall Review: Great deal when on promo, very well made, this is the blackout model which I assume is why the bracketry is black instead of white (this is the 2nd R4 case I've bought, they are the same other than the bracket colors). I like the white brackets a bit better, but since there's no window, etc. on the case and it's merely being used as a nas4free backup device, it doesn't really matter. I would buy another one of these cases if I needed. They are wide, though. The sheer # of 140mm fans you can install (7) is nice if you need that much cooling - I have an additional one in the front to cool the drives.