Date Joined: 12/10/08
Pros: It is a reliable SSD for a cheap price at a decent size for certain applications depending on the build.
Cons: SSDs are still costly. Just enough for windows 7 and a few programs. Formats at 37.2GB or there a bouts.
Overall Review: You have to know what you want out of a computer if you put a small SSD in it. We use ours as data entry points and general office duties. We also have a SAN for Data storage and discourage people from storing data on their local hard drives.
Pros: This CPU is rated 4th highest in benchmarks as of 2-11-10. It is a screamer without paying a premium price. It has all the latest goodies like QPI, Virtualization, and Hyper-Threading.
Cons: None, CPUs are rock solid components that rarely go bad with proper use.
Overall Review: Windows sees this a 8 cores thanks to Hyper-Threading. And the QPI is the an excellent thing to look for in new CPUs. http://www.intel.com/technology/quickpath/
Pros: Works great and runs quite enough to satisfy my needs.
Overall Review: I would buy another one.
Pros: Does a great job of keeping things cool.
Cons: Layout flexibility. This thing is huge compared to a lot of the ones I have used. It barley fit, but it did fit. I could not ajust the airflow the way I wanted, due to the EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI motherboards design. A heatsink on the board was too close to attach the CPU cooler one way so I had move the fan to opposite side. I just flipped the case fan around to get non turbulent airflow through the case.
Overall Review: Seems to be really competitive with other higher priced coolers while providing excellent cooling.
Pros: Looks nice and case fans are quite. Good airflow. Hard drives have a fan to keep them cool. Easy access case.
Cons: Screwless design doesn't work well with certain hard drives. Like Intel SSDs or VelociRaptor. I had to put the Intel SSD in the rack where a floppy would go if we still used floppys. On the build with 4 VelociRaptors I had to bend the stops at the back of the rack in order to get them in far enough to put the side of the case back on.
Overall Review: I had to use screws but at least that worked. The Intel SSD had a bracket that helped it mock up to the regular hard drive dimensions. And with the power supply on bottom some of the case, cords might be a little short if you like to make things neat inside of the case.
Pros: Provides adequate power for my system. Green. Lots of cords for whatever you need.
Overall Review: Rosewill products have worked nice for me in the past and I have a growing respect for their work.
Pros: Works fast.
Cons: No 8GB or 6GB chips on newegg.
Overall Review: Anytime I buy ram and it works I am happy. This chip has a mid level heatsink. The cheap RAM uses adhesive and cheap metal as heat sinks. You get heavy metal and clips with this.
Pros: Does what it is designed to do.
Overall Review: I use this to hot swap laptop drives and ssds. It is a lot easier to have a bay to insert drives in than it is to shut down a pc and install it inside the case. I run virus & malware scans in this manner. It also is great for recovering data off a drive that windows will not run correctly on. Invaluable in computer repair.
Pros: I used this in a custom build at work for a server. It has worked without a hitch. It seems that Corsair put in a fair amount of design into the heatsinks on this product. They proclaim that it is great for overclocking and I would be inclined to agree based on the information at hand.
Cons: Keep in mind the relation to the RAM slots on you Motherboard and the CPU. I bought a aftermarket CPU cooler and had to change the direction of airflow due to motherboard design. By doing so I had to flip the fan around to the other side of the heatsink. It was then blocked in partial due to the RAM's cooling fans. However the products still work with 100% satisfaction.
Overall Review: Most ram works great regardless the manufacture but some manufactures get really cheap on heatsinks. Most cheap RAM with heatsinks are just flimsy metal with an adhesive. This kit is for the enthusiast or anyone who wants that extra inch or so of stability that comes with proper heat dissipation.