Joined on 09/24/08
Pros: Works well with a custom built HTPC running Windows 7/XBMC. The basic functionality of the remote was working no problem and using the MCE Remote plugin in XBMC we were able to reprogram certain keys for other functionality that was previously only accessible when using a keyboard. The remote has made it even easier for a non-tech user to interact with their HTPC. The remote is a comfortable form factor for them and easy to understand
Cons: Build quality has been good so far but it is very plasticy feeling and the buttons are a little mushy
Overall Review: Would buy again
Pros: This CPU has been great. I was a little nervous jumping to Intel from AMD but my past experience with Haswell based rigs was positive. My concerns were mostly with temperatures. I'm using this in a RVZ01 with the stock cooler. Running at stock clocks this thing already flies.
Cons: Cannot get this iGPU to work alongside my dGPU. I wanted to drive my secondary monitor with the iGPU and leave the primary to my dGPU for gaming, etc. This is not easy to get going and Intel does not make this easy for the motherboard manufacturers to implement. I'd like to see this hybrid GPU concept improved considering Intel isn't getting out of the iGPU scene,
Overall Review: Once I can get a Cyrorig C1 I'll get a nice solid OC out of this CPU.
Bright red madness!
Pros: Loving this product. It has lit up the internals of my RVZ01 nicely. The double sided sticky tape survived more than one adhesion after I realized that the initial place I put it would not work. I gently removed it from it's current location and put it in a new one.
Cons: The 4pin connector is difficult to attach as the end of the LED strip is not stiff. This makes it difficult to attach after the strip is already attached.
Pros: Looks to be a good quality and gauge of wire. Running an HP monitor in portrait at 1680x1050 very clearly.
Cons: the display port end of the cable seems really long. I wish they made these more compact like DVI cables
Overall Review: Also, WHY NO BLACK? We don't all want white cables
Noisy Fan & Solid Power Lose-Win
Pros: This PSU is small, this is my first experience with an SFX and I couldn't believe how small it was upon unboxing. This compact nature is awesome as it enables builds like the RVZ01. It is providing good power for my gaming rif. The packaging was good and unit was received intact. The contents of the box were adequate for my installation needs.
Cons: The Fan is Noisy. I have a V2 of this unit and it's not any better than all the reviews I see from previous people with the V1. It's not noisy because of working hard and pushing air, but rather from poor quality. It is rattling just slightly but with the RVZ01 the PSU intake is on the side making this noise very apparent outside of the case. I'd love to see a unit like this with a better fan. SILENT is valuable for a PSU and it's not like it has to do a whole lot if good components are used for circuitry.
Overall Review: Cables are a little stiff, Silverstone should just upgrade to the flat cable set for the price of this thing rather than subjecting all of us customers to purchasing extras just to get the best product. I found their length adequate for my case but was surprised how short the 24pin mobo lead is.
Pros: Simple to use ADSL modem working very well. Reaching advertised speed of the connection (6Mbps/800Kbps) is not possible due to distance to the CO but the stability of the connection has been excellent since the modem was turned on. Real work speeds are 2.2Mbps down and 640Kbps up which is better than anything else offered in the area.
Cons: Unit had to factory reset before router's PPPoE settings actually worked. Not sure why this was necessary but it helped to get the connection up and urnning.
Great chair and fair price
It’s rare to find a well built chair that is comfortable for a broad range of body sizes. This chair fits my 5’9” height and 150lbs weight really well with the included extra pads, without them the chair wouldn’t work at all. So much metal in the assemblies, glad to see this over plastic. Shipping info never updated even after it was delivered. That aspect of the purchase could be better.