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Shane C.

Shane C.

Joined on 12/30/02

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fanny fan fans

MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Case Cooling Fan
MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Case Cooling Fan

Pros: They spin.

Cons: They are not a cure for hangovers.

Overall Review: This review shouldn't influence your decision to buy these, however they work and are cheap.

FreeBSD / FreeNAS compatibility

ENCORE 5 Port USB2.0 PCI Card Model ENLUSB2-5PCI-BR
ENCORE 5 Port USB2.0 PCI Card Model ENLUSB2-5PCI-BR

Pros: FreeNAS compatibility - works like a charm!

Cons: None.

Overall Review: After a failed install with a different USB controller (VT6202 chipset) I was hesitant to try this one - but 6212L works great with the fbsd 7.2 kernel. I was able to mount a USB -> IDE adapter and older notebook hard drive that was FAT32 formatted mkdir /mnt/usb mount_msdosfs /dev/da7s2 /mnt/usb Easy peasy to copy things over from ZFS pool to external drive or USB device now!

12/28/2009

Not enthuisiast, but good stock quality.

MSI P6NGM-FD LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 7100 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI P6NGM-FD LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 7100 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: I appreciate a quad core mobo that is micro ATX! The DVI-out has HDCP support, so watching HD-DVD/BD is a go. The layout is OK, wish USB headers were closer to the front. All headers clearly labeled. Very cheap but works as advertised. Not an enthusiast/workstation board, but perfect for stock applications. 4 SATA connections with many RAID options a plus.

Cons: Does NOT support newer upcoming 45nm Penryn Quad CPU, however Kentsfield Quad OK (perhaps upcoming BIOS revision will fix that). As stated before, only 2 fan headers, and single channel only (not a deal breaker though). 15 pin VGA connector isn't secure, wobbles.

Overall Review: I installed chipset drivers fine, and then XP SP3 RC immediately before installing other drivers. Google for KB835221.EXE (MS hotfix) and install after Service Pack 3 so that your Realtek sound driver works. ALC888 is actually pretty decent for onboard! I will hesitantly try out Vista later, but for now sticking with x32 XP.

12/28/2007