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Yang Z.

Yang Z.

Joined on 09/25/05

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome fan

HIPER HFF-1B12S Blue LED 120mm Transparent Chrome Case Fan
HIPER HFF-1B12S Blue LED 120mm Transparent Chrome Case Fan

Pros: This is an absolutely awesome fan especially considering that it's $6 I honestly think that it's better than many of the more expensive fans Quiet (though not silent) Decent airflow Definitely one of the most freakin awesome looking fans I have ever seen (very shiny and cool effect with LED) Undervolts well

Cons: On max kinda has this kinda weird humming sound (but I can't really hear it above my other fans) Vibrates a lot (they include silicon dampeners)

Overall Review: Overall I think this is a very good fan and certainly an excellent value I would definitely recommend this to almost anyone

Most Critical Review

Didn't work with my USB3.0 RAID Enclosure

Nippon Labs USB3-6AB 6 ft. USB 3.0 Type A Male to B Male 6ft Cable for Printer and Scanner, Black
Nippon Labs USB3-6AB 6 ft. USB 3.0 Type A Male to B Male 6ft Cable for Printer and Scanner, Black

Pros: Looks pretty sturdy and is reasonably priced

Cons: For some reason when I use this cable to connect via USB3.0 from my Intel DZ87KLT75K Motherboard to my Mediasonic HFR2-SU3S2 RAID enclosure the array will not show up within Windows 8. Once I switched back to the stock cable the issue went away instantly.

Overall Review: The cable did work fine though when I connected it to the USB2.0 port on my motherboard, so maybe it just doesn't quite meet USB3.0 specs or something?

Fast and stable

Plextor M5M 256GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-256M5M
Plextor M5M 256GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-256M5M

Pros: Very well priced, stable, and speedy. I use this mSATA SSD with my Intel DZ87KLT75K motherboard - I found the Intel 240GB 525 SSD was overheating when installed on my mobo, but this Plextor M5M works perfectly fine and stable. They advertise industrial grade reliability and performance and I haven't seen any evidence against that so far.

Cons: None that I can think of really - I'd say the SSD might be limited by the SATA3 bus and we'll probably see everything moving to PCIe soonish.

Overall Review: CrystalDiskMark 5runs 1000MB Seq 506.0 / 376.3 512K 376.0 / 365.6 4K 25.24 / 62.95 4K QD32 314.4 / 271.7

A nearly perfect fan for silent computing

Scythe SY1225SL12LM-P "Slip Stream" 120mm PWM CaseFan
Scythe SY1225SL12LM-P "Slip Stream" 120mm PWM CaseFan

Pros: -Very reasonably priced; sure there are slightly better fans like NoiseBlockers but they cost a good 2X more -Relatively good MTBF of 30K hours -PWM controlled -Incredible airflow at 1300rpm with just the sound of air whooshing by, but absolutely silent at around 800rpm; along with a decent PWM motherboard this allows for silence or performance when you need it -Clean looking fan - I like the minimalistic appearance and design

Cons: Airflow is extremely concentrated around the outer rim of the fan, making this probably a suboptimal fan for use with radiators; though, I am still using it with my Corsair H60 in a pull configuration with decent results. Consider having two of these in a push/pull config for radiators, as it will most likely give quieter results with better performance over a high rpm radiator fan.

Overall Review: Probably the best fan that I have ever bought - I highly recommend these for anyone that needs a 120mm case fan.

10/17/2011

Good RAM at a good price

Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 3OH16009U9H-8GK
Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 3OH16009U9H-8GK

Pros: Worked right out of the box with my ASUS Sabertooth P67 motherboard. Easy XMP profile configuration in a few clicks to set DDR3-1600 and all correct timings. (runs at 1.65V at DDR3-1600) Great heat spreaders - I really like the clean looking design - it's exactly what I was going for.

Cons: None so far but I'll post an update if I have any issues.

Overall Review: I was hesitant at first because of few reviews and because I haven't ever used Wintec RAM previously but so far everything is working great.

Works well so far

Rosewill RX-DU101 Plastic 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA USB 2.0 Docking Station
Rosewill RX-DU101 Plastic 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA USB 2.0 Docking Station

Pros: Super cheap, surprisingly good build quality (very solid plastic). Working flawlessly so far.

Cons: Eject mechanism could work a bit better.

Overall Review: I hear of poor reliability, so we'll see how low this thing actually lasts.

11/24/2010