Joined on 12/25/07
Pros: The parts on this dont feel flimsy at all. My monitors are 16 and 14 lbs iirc and i had to loosen the tension almost completely but theres no sag or slow rising. I didnt want to drill through my desk so i used the clamp instead of the through mount. The clamp pieces together nicely and the heft made me feel safe to mount my dual 24" curved displays.
Cons: Had to make some spacers to screw the vesa bracket to my plexio but my scepter didnt need any spacers.
Overall Review: This thing is hefty where it needs to be and light where it counts. This was the first aftermarket monitor mounting system i've used and setting it up was not an issue. Does what ita supposed to
Pros: Clamps are the right kind of heftyThe paint or powder coat on them is pretty tough; no marring at all after i slammed my superglue on it to prime the nozzle. Rubber pads to protect the top of the desk are preem.The clamps work even with my weird desk edge.
Cons: To roll it under i have to put the keyboard feet in. Not a big issue but something to keep in mind for wider desk tops.
Overall Review: An absolute unit of a keyboard tray.
Pros: Easily handles multiple applications at the same time. Steam PlayonLinux Bluray video Emulators Twitch Youtube changing between applications is quick and it pushes video to my television with no issue.
Cons: stock cooler sucks
Overall Review: When i booted up for the first time and after i set up things like TRIM and what-not i did my best to tax this thing. It got hot but it kept on running and i don't think it got above 62c with all those things open and running. It runs Heroes of the Storm with little issue but i think most of my problems with the game are because I'm playing it on Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon and not because of cpu/gpu performance. I don't have slower ram to test with it but research says get fast ram for an APU and i grabbed 8gigs of 2400 ram. They keep the apu filled with things to do and I've not had slow ups ever. I did have issues with trying to play witcher 2 but again, I'm running that game on steam through playonlinux and get around 20-25 fps, take from that what you will.
Pros: fast boot time works lovely with linux ssd means i can leave it dangle in my ancient tower and not worry
Overall Review: it's a budget SSD and does what you need it to. I haven't tested it against a hdd for boot speeds but it's 15 or less from power button press to login screen. I have a few games on it and they are buttery smooth. I also have 2400mhz ram (7670k apu) but what i'm saying is the ssd isn't a bottle neck despite it being budget.
Pros: Linked up with my mobo, an Asrock FM2A88M PRO3+ , and my AMD A8 7670k without a hitch. Came with the 1.60 bios IC.
Overall Review: I was worried after i purchased the ram that it wouldn't register at 2400mhz with my motherboard because it wasn't under the "compatible" section on either Asrock's or G.SKILL's sites. The system posted perfectly. The UEFI BIOS had the ram speed listed and they are routinely handling all the ram intensive things i've done to them. (12+ tabs open, multiple youtube videos(1080), 2 twitch streams(high), soundcloud, 3 movies(blu ray), an anime series, and multiple word docs. Granted those are also(more-so) dependent on CPU but the ram held everything and jumped to attention when I switched between things.
It's a fan
Pros: PWM! I love that i can link it to my cpu temp! runs quiet, but the air noise i can hear isn't horribly loud like the 92MM FAN ON THE BACK OF MY OLD CASE!! *clears throat* I like the design of the fan i.e. materials, texture and colour.
Cons: these little rubber vibration dampening thingies got torn up by my case. one was rendered useless but the other three are holding on well enough, i fear for them when i get a new case in a few months though.
Overall Review: All in all it does what i need it to, move air and aid in controlling temps.