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Blake T.

Blake T.

Joined on 12/19/03

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Best in its class.

Seasonic SS-460FL2 Active PFC F3, 460W Fanless ATX12V Fanless 80Plus PLATINUM Certified, Modular Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Seasonic SS-460FL2 Active PFC F3, 460W Fanless ATX12V Fanless 80Plus PLATINUM Certified, Modular Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: Absolutely dead silent. My previous power supply had a very quiet fan that didn't make any noise, but it had an electronic squeal/whine that drove me crazy! I was afraid I might be in the same boat when getting this fanless unit, but, to my delight, I was wrong. There is absolutely no noise. Even when I put my ear right up to the back of the thing I can't hear anything, not even a squeak of electronic noise.

Cons: Price (but you get what you pay for). Some of the connectors seemed unusually stiff and difficult to fully connect with my components.

Overall Review: It is exactly what I was looking for, and is more than capable of powering my GTX460 1GB, Core i5 750, 4GB DDR3-2000, 120GB Vertex 2 SSD, 1TB Western Digital Black HDD, and Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD3. If you can get over the sticker shock, this thing is a must have for modest gaming systems requiring two PCI-Express 8-pin power cables owned by a silent computing enthusiast. There are many reviews of the 400W version around the 'net. Do a little research and you'll find that this is one of the best power supplies in its wattage class, not to mention in the silent/passive class. You really do get the best of both worlds (as long as you are willing to pay the price of admission).

A steal for the price

LG E2211PU-BN 21.5" 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, DVI Height & Pivot Adjustable LCD Monitor
LG E2211PU-BN 21.5" 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, DVI Height & Pivot Adjustable LCD Monitor

Pros: Height adjustment LED backlight Very bright Good color quality

Cons: Viewing angle not quite up there with -VA and IPS panels.

Overall Review: For the price of this thing, it is a great deal! You'll have trouble finding another monitor with height adjustments at this price point.

Quality

Nippon Labs DVI6DD 6 ft. DVI D Dual Link (24 + 1) Male to Male Cable, Black
Nippon Labs DVI6DD 6 ft. DVI D Dual Link (24 + 1) Male to Male Cable, Black

Pros: Thick, quality cable Solid connectors It works!

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: A basic DVI cable for your monitor that is well constructed.

Very Nice

Panasonic ES8243A Arc IV Rechargeable Men's Wet/Dry 4-Blade Shaver with Travel Pouch
Panasonic ES8243A Arc IV Rechargeable Men's Wet/Dry 4-Blade Shaver with Travel Pouch

Pros: Qucik, close shave Easy to clean Charges quickly

Cons: Will not run off power when plugged in, still only uses the battery. So if your battery runs out and you want to finish your shave with it plugged in to the wall, forget it.

Overall Review: Very nice shaver, I'm happy with it.

Flawless

Western Digital Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Quick Relatively quiet Reliable (so far)

Cons: None yet

Overall Review: Bought two of these; one for my internal storage drive and one to put in an external enclosure and back-up the internal storage drive. Both drives have been working great for almost three years now.

It works (a little effort may be required)

Patriot Iris 32GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model PSF32GISDHC6
Patriot Iris 32GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model PSF32GISDHC6

Pros: Class 6 flash memory performance and huge capacity (great for shooting HD video).

Cons: $/GB is higher compared to 16GB class 6 cards. The physical size of the card was ever so slightly thicker than normal and it actually got stuck in my camcorder's card slot! It was just one of those typical spring loaded push in push to pop out slots and it just wouldn't spring out. It slid in but didn't come out. I had to use needle nose pliers to pull it out, I thought it broke the card slot. To solve the problem, I had to ram it in and out of my USB multi-card reader to shave it down a bit. Once the plastic on the card was whittled down to normal thickness, it slides in and out of the camcorder with ease.

Overall Review: This card is spec'd to be a class 6 card and it indeed does read as class 6 in my Canon Vixia HF S100 camcorder (unlike some other cards that reviewers here have mentioned). Overall, the price was too high, but it was the cheapest 32GB class 6 SDHC card from a reliable brand available with free shipping so I had no choice. If you don't need one giant card and don't mind carrying an extra, two 16GB class 6 cards would be a better deal than one of these 32GB cards. :(

12/10/2009