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Chen L.

Chen L.

Joined on 06/13/11

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Ove rthe years Thermaltake power supplies have not failed me.

Thermaltake Smart BX1 650W Bronze SLI/ CrossFire Ready Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3/ EPS V2.92 80 Plus Bronze Certified 5 Year Warranty Non Modular Power Supply PS-SPD-0650NNFABU-1
Thermaltake Smart BX1 650W Bronze SLI/ CrossFire Ready Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3/ EPS V2.92 80 Plus Bronze Certified 5 Year Warranty Non Modular Power Supply PS-SPD-0650NNFABU-1

Pros: Excellent budget power supply with plenty of power for most hardware options. silent, barely audible if at all.

Cons: none.

Overall Review: I have not had a bad experience with Thermaltake power supplies in my builds. The only ones that ever dies on me are power supplies well over 10 years of high use gaming and office work. They are quiet, plugs are not lose like some other top brands which can seriously damage your boards and hardware and overall no complaints. This PSU is budget friendly and does exactly what it needs to do. I'm not sure why there low star rating without reviews on this product but this on is a 5-star for me.

OK paste for cheap office workstation builds.

5x Protronix Silver Thermal Grease CPU Heatsink Compound Paste Syringe (5-pack)
5x Protronix Silver Thermal Grease CPU Heatsink Compound Paste Syringe (5-pack)

Pros: It does an OK job keeping things cool for budget office workstation builds where temps are not expected to exceed 70*.

Cons: It has a bad odor which resembles the smell of gasoline a bit.

Overall Review: Can;t complain, cheap price for budget paste.

I was worried about seller rating but product was delivered in 1-day and orks great.

MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Good price for LGA-1150 Intel 4th Gen Board needed for an office computer. The board received was in near mint condition without signs of use or bent pins. Newegg delivered in one day as was stated in time of purchase.

Cons: Although board came well packed, the CPU socket had thin styrofoam pad under the CPU retention lid. This is a big No-NO to any one who has ever had to transport a motherboard as this could have easily caused bent pins on the board. Note to seller, either use a proper CPU protective cover or place the protective pad on the outside of the retention cover with tape. Not a big deal but this board has (2) USB power jumpers which per the MSI manual have to be set to position #2 in order to wake computer from sleep using a USB device such as mouse or keyboard. After setting the BIOS correctly and fixing the jumpers all was working great. The motherboard shipped with a BIOS version 2 version old. I expect a refurbished board to be fully update but everything works so no biggy.

Overall Review: We have a number of Gigabit boards around the office which simply dies one after the other, in most cases we sold or upgraded parts. Because 87 and 97 boards are bit overpriced and we did not want to spend that money, this H81 board fits the bill to replace a gigabit Z87 which is now junk. Paired with an intel i5-4460 and an SSD we now have a working station again with minimal cost out of pocket. I have had a good experience with MSI motherboards when building computers and this board so far does not disappoint. I cannot comment on the bad seller reviews i was reading prior to purchasing because i got the board and I\O shield as expected. People shroud know these boards are refurbished or used and not to expect it to come in brand new box with manual.

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I had no problems with my order

I bought a refurbished Intel LGA-1150 (4th gen mother boards because of price and because it was shipping from USA. In time of purchase NewEgg offered one day shipping on the item. Item received the next day. well packed in padded box and the I\O plate was included... something i was worried about reading other reviews. The boards is super clean and i tested all ports to be fully functional and working. After installation i realized i needed to change the USB power jumpers on the board so that i could wake the computer with keyboard and mouse. One thing i didn't like is that the seller used a piece of Styrofoam sheet on the inside of the CPU retention cover, luckily the CPU pins were not damaged but in my experience this could have turned into a disaster. Note to seller, use a proper CPU cover or at least tape the protective cover on the outside of the CPU retention plate.

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