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David R.

David R.

Joined on 04/18/08

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Most Favorable Review

Solid

Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2N5K2/4G
Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2N5K2/4G

Pros: It’s Kingston memory! Works great with my Intel DG35EC motherboard. Less expensive than some of the other brands.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Buy it!

Most Critical Review

Overall bad design

nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 6000B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 6000B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: It's a nice looking case and would seem to have plenty of room for drives and cooling. The included fans are very quiet.

Cons: There was no way I could fit all 6 drives and properly cool the system. In order for the Heat sink to fit and not knock into the drive cage, I had to remove one of the lower drive bays. The alarm on the MB keeps going off for the overall system temp or overheating of the CPU. I'm taking the fans and getting another case...

11/23/2012

Good Cheap Drive

LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache ATAPI / E-IDE Super Multi DVD Burner
LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache ATAPI / E-IDE Super Multi DVD Burner

Pros: For the price, this is a great buy. Works just fine.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Remember this is OEM, so no cables, free software, documentation or anything like that come with it. It's just the drive.

Good buy

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: A great price on a Seagate drive. Just my opinion, but Seagate is the best when it comes making hard drives. I don’t buy anything else.

Cons: None.

Nice case for the price

HEC 6K28BBX585 Black 0.8mm SECC Steel Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case 585W Power Supply
HEC 6K28BBX585 Black 0.8mm SECC Steel Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case 585W Power Supply

Pros: This is a very nice case with a black piano finish on the front. The rest seems to be pretty sturdy metal. I have had no issues with the power supply and it runs very quiet. This does have a knockout in the front next to the two USB and audio ports for a firewire header.

Cons: No instructions were included, just a bag of screws. Not too hard to figure out, though.

Overall Review: Overall, for $59, this is well worth the purchase.

Great card for the price

Adaptec 2251900-R PCIe x4 SATA / SAS 3405 SGL/128
Adaptec 2251900-R PCIe x4 SATA / SAS 3405 SGL/128

Pros: The price can't be beat for a mainstream sata/sas raid controller. The perfomance on 64 bit plaforms is outstanding.

Cons: The cable needed is sometimes constrained.

Overall Review: Yet another note on ESX support. When it comes to any component supporting ESX, never trust the manufacturer. Always look at the ESX compatability guide. It only takes a second and it can save you time and money in the long run. By the way, the card is now supported in ESX v3.0.2 and v3.5