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Davidson C.

Davidson C.

Joined on 05/24/10

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Good Stuff

SAMSUNG Spinpoint MP4 HM640JJ 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint MP4 HM640JJ 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Got two of these for 2u rack mount audio computer nice compact size desktop like performance read write speed 108/112 not bad for 2.5 stay cool even stacked can hear them at all.

Cons: SSD is blazing fast but too much for me also reliability is not very good with ssd yet.

Overall Review: There great plenty fast and small you can cram these any where in a case silverstone makes a nice 3.5 adapter fit great with the pair.

Most Critical Review

Great BUt

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card 100293L
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card 100293L

Pros: Card looks great has low profile adapter runs fairly cool hdmi.

Cons: Drivers are bit funny with latest drivers and control center I keep getting preview crashes when I try to adjust video settings in control center the little flying flag preview won't even come up just gos black and crashes control center. I also have problems playin games through direct3d driver especially emulators. Also what the heck is up with the amd 1/1.1 audio device filter on install could not use any of my midi controllers it was driving me crazy. Did a reinstall and noticed it is part of the amd ati install. Why would anybody want to filter out there 1/ 1.1 audio devices.

Overall Review: I hope I didn't get a lemon seems ok but also seems like I could be left with a card that doesn't even work with its own control center hopefully they fix this

WD Black so far so good

Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Works as an external storage drive. I can't hear it unless it is next to my ear. Seemingly low vibration very portable and light weight. Doesn't get too hot in aluminum enclosure. Packaged nicely to prevent damage during shipping.

Cons: Time will tell.

Overall Review: I purchased two of the Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT series HD and paired the drives up with the Nexstar CX USB 2.0 powered enclosure. It works out to about a dollar for 10 GB. Keeping data organized, portable, and accessible is for this price seems like a pretty good deal.

Has It all if you can use a screw driver

NORCO RPC-230 2U Rackmount Server Case 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
NORCO RPC-230 2U Rackmount Server Case 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays

Pros: Great audio pc case fits regular psu not many sharp edges only hard drive cage is sharp. I was able to install four case fans two 2.5 hard drives dvd burner 890gm pro asrock mb 1090t amd cpu ram and add on pcie card.

Cons: just about everything needs adjustment well designed poor assembly. Remedy by loosening screws and aligning affected area. There is no support for the last 2 inches on right side of motherboard weird anchor placement I just put a little packaging foam underneath for support. Everything you put in hear has got to be low profile. Cpu fan sits only 3/4 inch under lid. Had to cut a square intake over cpu. Heat has been my enemy on this project its alot of power for the amount of room but I need that extra power to lower audio latency down to .5 ms.

Overall Review: After A little struggle this case has proven to be a great buy. I got the cpu temps down to 36c idle 50c full load 36 to 45 for mb with stock cooler and the help of four case fans. To cut the square hole use a grinder works great. Also remember to get a rear exhaust psu.

Cheap Good

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: 430 watts for not that much. All the connectors for mid range setup powers a 1090t AMD cpu 4 or 8 pin rear vent fan.

Cons: Works good plenty of power for mid range system no crossfire with this.

Overall Review: Stays pretty cool fits in my 2u rackmount case vents air out the back

All the right stuff

SilverStone SST-SDP08 3.5" to 2x 2.5" Bay Converter (Nickel-coated)
SilverStone SST-SDP08 3.5" to 2x 2.5" Bay Converter (Nickel-coated)

Pros: Great for adding 2 2.5 hds in one 3.5 slot heavy duty no vibration. Screw holes in the right places everywhere.

Cons: Kinda tricky putting the screws into the hds a lot like operation.

Overall Review: Would buy agaion