Joined on 01/14/09
Pros: Flawless operation over the last year and a half. No smells, no noise, no problems whatsoever. Great LCD readout. I like seeing how much power I'm pulling on the fly. Also, the Windows gadget is a plus.
Overall Review: I never needed a UPS until I moved to a different city (in four years at my past residence I had three power outages total, none over 10 minutes). The new place was a different story. Seemed like the power went out almost every day. A good week was just one outage. Length varied. Got tired of my computer eating it every time I was in the middle of something. At full load, I get about 12 minutes drawing around 450 watts. I actually took this on an approximate 10 hour trip last summer...I plugged the UPS into a pure sine wave inverter in my vehicle, then stuck my desktop case behind the driver's seat...bungie corded a monitor to my open glove box door, and used a wireless keyboard and mouse. Tethered with a wireless N adapter to my Thunderbolt to abuse the 4G. Plugged everything into the UPS so when I started the vehicle after a break, the UPS kicked in when the inverter cut so I didn't lose sleep mode. Better than shutting down and restarting the computer every time we stopped. Worked wonderfully. Considering another to back up the entertainment center and game consoles.
Pros: I purchased the blue LED's. They are quite bright and deep in color. There are 7 settings for different patterns, some are fairly complex. They are worth the purchase.
Overall Review: I have a small six foot tree and had to purchase two strands at this length to make it seem "full." I probably could have purchased three sets without over doing it. So, buy accordingly or you may come up short depending upon your expectations.
Great memory, great price
Pros: No problems in the year plus I've used the memory in my Foxconn Renaissance I7 system using Windows 7 64 bit. The memory allocates properly upon startup and has always been visible from day one in Windows.
Overall Review: Wish I could afford 24 gigs of this stuff. I don't overclock so I can't speak to how well the memory tolerates that.
Pros: Love the modular connections and the build. Peering inside reveals sturdy workmanship. Been running my I7 with GTX260 and four hard drives for a month now without a hiccup.
Overall Review: This 550w OCZ actually puts more amperage on the 12v rails than my Antec Truepower 650w. Seems to run cooler than the Antec under load as well.