Date Joined: 08/04/02
Pros: CSB are (a very close) second only to BB Batteries when it comes to UPS batteries. These are the high rate models, that work well in high end UPSes.. The price is pretty good. Shipping seems to be the same for 8 batteries vs. 1 so buy in quantity.
Cons: Could be free... Or at least a hint cheaper. Shipping is pricey for a single battery. Buy in bulk to save.
Pros: I got this to act as a dongle for software that is node locked to a specific MAC address. It works great for this. The driver offers a user settable MAC address in case you lose it you can set another dongle to the same MAC address.
Drivers for all versions of Windoze
Cons: 100 base T
Pros: Moves a good amount of air for a PCI blower.... moreso than any of the others I have tried.
Cons: Takes up a PCI slot. No three or four pin variable speed connector. (Full power Molex only.)
Overall Review: I use these in every one of my i7s in my render farm (all rack mount). They help suck out more heat.
Pros: Extremely quiet. Variable Speed. Includes isolation dampeners (rubber mounts) to reduce noise further. This is the best fan I have ever seen. It will make you appreciate quality parts even with what I thought was a commodity item. Totally worth the extra 5-7 bucks.
Cons: A little more expensive than simple fans.
Overall Review: Will use in all future machines.
Pros: Simple to install like any PCI card. Was recognized instantly in Hardy Heron Ubuntu linux. Solid transfer speed... Been running 24x7 for months.
Cons: Anything could be cheaper. But this is pretty reasonable and solid.
Pros: Bought this to use it as a dongle for software that keys itself to a MAC address. There is no 64bit driver (last I checked).
Cons: No 64bit driver.
Overall Review: It is a slow 100Mbit adapter (i.e. it isn't gigE). This old technology may not be expected to work with modern 64bit OSes.
Pros: Good overall feel in the hand.
Cons: Slightly too lightweight for my tastes. Makes a bit too easy to move around.
Pros: Cheap. Fast. Solid. Easy to overclock.
Cons: Has the push-down type of intel cooler. Minor pain to put in place, but honestly not a problem at all.
Overall Review: Might suggest using a good silver thermal paste (see the directions with the paste with regard to removing the stock thermal pad).
Pros: Crucial memory works. Period. Nothing compares. Put this into an Asus barebones.