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Nicolas M.

Nicolas M.

Joined on 09/13/08

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Most Favorable Review

Great Home Server CPU

Intel Xeon E3110 Wolfdale 3.0 GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W BX80570E3110 Processor
Intel Xeon E3110 Wolfdale 3.0 GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W BX80570E3110 Processor

Pros: Great for a Home Server system. Handles the 6 computers on my home network along with simple web hosting. Price/Performance can't be beat. First Intel CPU I have ever bought and im happy.

Cons: For $20 more I should have bought the new Nehalem CPU.

Overall Review: Would buy again and again for budget home servers!

Dose the job.

Rosewill RCW-561 - 3-Foot Cat 6 Network Cable - Black
Rosewill RCW-561 - 3-Foot Cat 6 Network Cable - Black

Pros: Cheap and short

Cons: I ordered a bunch of these cables to cut in half to be able to wire a home network that had bare taps only. Come to find out, the wires were so small in the cable that the crimp blades would not pierce the insulation.

Great Little Switch

Rosewill RC-412 10/100Mbps Switch 16 x RJ45 8K MAC Address Table
Rosewill RC-412 10/100Mbps Switch 16 x RJ45 8K MAC Address Table

Pros: Cheap, Small, 16 Ports

Cons: Other then on initial power up it put off a huge electromagnetic field that set off my voltage testers in my work bag for a few seconds, none.

Overall Review: Great Switch for when you need to work in a small Smart Home Panel with absolutely no room in it even for your hands.

Great Server Board BUT

SUPERMICRO MBD-X7SBL-LN1-O LGA 775 Intel 3200 Micro ATX Intel Xeon/Core 2/Pentium/Celeron Server Motherboard
SUPERMICRO MBD-X7SBL-LN1-O LGA 775 Intel 3200 Micro ATX Intel Xeon/Core 2/Pentium/Celeron Server Motherboard

Pros: Great Board for the Price. Love having 6 4Pin fan connectors on-board. Also the built-in raid system is SWEET and easy to setup.

Cons: Only Had one problem. The On-Board LAN was DOA. Well not completely. It worked enough to send me through loops for days. After many cups of coffee and many web sites I decided to check the MAC address. Zeros across the board. Through in a PCI Network card and using that ever since.

Overall Review: I would buy this board again and again but Ill just buy a Network card as a backup. You wont be disappointed with this Motherboard.

Would Buy Again and Again

iomega eGo Portable 250GB 2.5" USB 2.0 / Firewire400 / Firewire800 Mac Storage (Alpine White) Model 34648
iomega eGo Portable 250GB 2.5" USB 2.0 / Firewire400 / Firewire800 Mac Storage (Alpine White) Model 34648

Pros: This is an EXCELLENT drive. I use it on my laptop and remote systems for Final Cut Pro 7. Also use it for live VJing at concerts and raves. Has excellent Read rate. I can steam 6 1080i videos at the same time over Firewire 800. Also is really nice that it is BUS powered.

Cons: None to serious. The LED on it is wickedly bright. I haft to put some tape over it when working in low light or shows.

Overall Review: Been thing about buying another one as a Time Machine drive.

Mac Pro Tower good to go

Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) ECC Fully Buffered Dual Channel Kit Memory for Apple Server & Mac Pro Model CT2KIT12872AP667
Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) ECC Fully Buffered Dual Channel Kit Memory for Apple Server & Mac Pro Model CT2KIT12872AP667

Pros: Matches the exact RAM Apple sent with it. Runs at low temp even when at maximum load for 8 hours strait.

Cons: none to report