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Michael G.

Michael G.

Joined on 04/25/08

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Most Favorable Review

Great Case and Power Supply

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: Fits perfect with micro ATX. Has a good power supply. All marks seem to be met and holding after a few months of constant use. Price is fantastic ($70 with free shipping).

Cons: Not modular - wires can get in the way (PSU on top and wires hang down). Not a case for high performance units (won't easily fit after market CPU cooling Fans or large high performance video cards). Not a whole lot of air flow but definitely good enough for standard system

Overall Review: - I'm running a Intel quad core Q6600 and small (128) video card and 4 GB of RAM and 250 GB Seagate Hard disk and everything seems to be staying very cold for a fairly small and closed in case.

Great - better than expected

AOC U2879VF 28" 4K 3840 x 2160 UHD Gaming Monitor, 1ms Response Time, 10-bit Panel w/ Over 1 Billion Colors, AMD FreeSync, 20M:1 SmartContrast, DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI/VGA Inputs
AOC U2879VF 28" 4K 3840 x 2160 UHD Gaming Monitor, 1ms Response Time, 10-bit Panel w/ Over 1 Billion Colors, AMD FreeSync, 20M:1 SmartContrast, DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI/VGA Inputs

Pros: - Display is crisp and vibrant - no dead pixels, color is accurate, no flickering, etc. - Looks great - easy to put together. - Perfect size - 4k looks fantastic at this size.

Cons: - Not really con, but at the time of this review the price has actually increased since I bought it on 1/28/2016 - which was ~$350.

Overall Review: Another reviewer said their monitor looked washed out, but I'm not experiencing this issue. I've compared to other led lcd monitors and TVs and this monitor appears very accurate and bright.

Good Router

ASUS RT-N65U Dual-Band Wireless-N750 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, 2 USB 3.0 SharePort
ASUS RT-N65U Dual-Band Wireless-N750 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, 2 USB 3.0 SharePort

Pros: Easy to setup - basically plug and play - walks you through everything if you need it too. Also has a lot of advanced options that also are surprisingly headache free, such as setting up ftp storage device (USB), remote login, etc etc etc. At over $100 was fairly expensive, but does have dual bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and lots of bells and whistles. Nice gui and looks nice as well.

Cons: The media server functionality doesn't run all that well, still fairly buggy, but I can't complain.

Overall Review: I used the DLink DIR-655 for about 3 years and loved it. Not sure if there is compatible OpenWrt support for this router yet, but I imagine it's in the works.

Great serverboard

SUPERMICRO MBD-X8SIL-F-O Xeon X3400 / L3400 / Core i3 series Dual LAN Micro ATX Server Board w/ Remote Management
SUPERMICRO MBD-X8SIL-F-O Xeon X3400 / L3400 / Core i3 series Dual LAN Micro ATX Server Board w/ Remote Management

Pros: RAID support, IPMI, Dual LAN gig ports, supports windows server os, etc.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Make sure you get x8 RAM (for kingston there should be a 8R in the title)

Great serverboard

SUPERMICRO MBD-X8SIE-F-O ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1156 Intel 3420 DDR3 1333
SUPERMICRO MBD-X8SIE-F-O ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1156 Intel 3420 DDR3 1333

Pros: Installed windows server 2008 no problem, as well as exchange server on another. Great board and layout. IPMI is great and dual lan gig ports.

Cons: None really.

Overall Review: Make sure you get x8 RAM (for kingston it has 8R in its name)

Great Chassis

Chenbro Case RM21706T-510 2U DP with, 6 x Hotswap HDDs, SAS/SATA BP, Zippy Power Supply 510W (PS-P2G-6510P-T), Ideal For General Purpose Server
Chenbro Case RM21706T-510 2U DP with, 6 x Hotswap HDDs, SAS/SATA BP, Zippy Power Supply 510W (PS-P2G-6510P-T), Ideal For General Purpose Server

Pros: Great Chassis - everything fit (used Supermicro serverboard). Great airflow and PSU is sufficient, but is loud.

Cons: Rails not included.

Overall Review: Great commercial grade chassis