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Keith J.

Keith J.

Joined on 11/09/08

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Powerful and Useful

EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-N971-TR
EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-N971-TR

Pros: Great looking, very fast, great brands. Runs cool and quiet.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: The 9800GT is nothing more than a remarked 8800GT. They flashed the BIOS to read as a 9800GT. None the less still a powerful card. 112 Stream Processors and 512Mb of GDDR3 go a long way.

11/22/2008
Most Critical Review

DOA

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast quiet drive, works when not DOA.

Cons: Came DOA from NewEgg. Wasn't WD fault, NewEgg packed it poorly . They accepted it back and shipped a new one, in better packing.

Overall Review: The replacement drive has been working for 2 years with out issue.

Fair product for a fair price

Vantec EZ Swap F4 MRK-425ST-BK 4 Bay 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD/HDD Removable Rack, SATA III ready (Supports 9.5 & 12.5mm height SSD/HDD)
Vantec EZ Swap F4 MRK-425ST-BK 4 Bay 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD/HDD Removable Rack, SATA III ready (Supports 9.5 & 12.5mm height SSD/HDD)

Pros: The price is the most attractive part of this bay. I enjoy the spring loaded releases and the all-in-one feel.

Cons: The molex connect, very dated. This could easily be fixed with minor retooling on Vantec's side. The Green and Red LEDs really cheapen the look. This is the age of white and blue! The way the holes are to mount it to your case, causes my tool-less case to insert a "peg" directly into the path of a HDD tray. Simple fix was to use screws.

Overall Review: Yes, the trays are thin, but they need to be to hold 4 HDDs in a single 3.5 slot. Be gentle and you won't have any issues. Yes, this isn't hot swappable. No where does it claim to be. Really that is a support of the OS. I simply downloaded a program called "Hotswap.exe" and it works great! I'm buying a 2nd unit very soon.

Great PSU

Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus - 500W Power Supply
Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus - 500W Power Supply

Pros: Great price per watt. Quality unit, well made. Lots of connectors for your needs. Very quiet and moves a lot of air.

Cons: Only thing I can think of is there isn't enough SATA power connectors for my setup, a server.

Overall Review: I've had this for nearly 3 years and it's still going strong. It's in my Windows Home Server system with 15 hard drives on a Quad Core system. Zero power issues. Love it.

Good for a short time

Rosewill RFA-120-K - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Sleeve Bearing, Silent
Rosewill RFA-120-K - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Sleeve Bearing, Silent

Pros: Cheap, quiet, moves a lot of air.

Cons: Had 2 of these in a server machine. Lasted about a year. One seized solid, the other is on its way. Bearing is clacking like a train.

Overall Review: Might be good if the system isn't on 24/7, but then again who knows. 1 year for a fan is terrible. I have 2 Sunon fans in the same server that are over 10 years old. Rosewill; never again.

Decent for the price

RAIDMAX RX-380K 380 W ATX12V Power Supply
RAIDMAX RX-380K 380 W ATX12V Power Supply

Pros: Works good, price is good, not too shabby.

Cons: None!

Overall Review: Perfect for your kids PC or whatever. I wouldn't turst it with my PC...but still :)