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Russell C.

Russell C.

Joined on 02/07/02

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review
Rosewill PHOTON Series 1050W Full Modular Gaming Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold, Single +12V Rail, Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Photon-1050
Rosewill PHOTON Series 1050W Full Modular Gaming Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold, Single +12V Rail, Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Photon-1050

Pros: Thick modular cables that don't get warm even running at edge of specs. Throwing 1020 watts at this for about a month full time without any problem.

Cons: Flat modular cables may be too stiff or wide for some. First shipment shorted me one pci-e 6 pin cable and give me an extra cpu cable. Had to RMA entire PS and even though I provided CC for a cross ship it took 11 days to get replacement.

Most Critical Review
AOC 212Va-1 22" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI-D Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor
AOC 212Va-1 22" WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 D-Sub, DVI-D Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor

Pros: Cheap for a 22". Clean design and solid construction (but see no tilt below). Other than dead pixel, overall picture quality was good.

Cons: One dead pixel at dead center, which is too distracting. Returned it to a local B&M store. No tilt, but that may be OK depending on user; one less thing to break. Internal speakers were poor, but somewhat expected.

Overall Review: 22" seems to be a great size for me. Similar height as a 19" 4:3 lcd, but with extra width. Anything bigger just seems too big for a home/office desk enviroment.

SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 2280 128GB PCI-Express 3.0 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
SAMSUNG SM951 M.2 2280 128GB PCI-Express 3.0 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Very speedy. Have OS and programs on drive and it boots like it is merely coming out of sleep or hibernation model.

Cons: Not terribly hard to load Win10 and make it a boot drive on an ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII, but it did require some trial and error.

Overall Review: I paired a "bottom shelf" 1TB sata SSD with this "very top shelf" m.2 SSD in a mini-itx system and I'm very pleased. The total price of these two drives was less than a single higher end 1TB sata SSD and I get the benefit of super fast boot and program launch.

Not compatible with all Silverstones

Silverstone SST-PP05-E Flat Flexible Short Cable Set for SilverStone Modular PSUs
Silverstone SST-PP05-E Flat Flexible Short Cable Set for SilverStone Modular PSUs

Pros: Good length for mini-itx cases

Cons: Doesn't work with all Silverstone power supplies. Specifically it doesn't work with the NightJar NJ520 model or any modular model where the 24 pin connector is split at the power supply. The Newegg description doesn't mention this; however, the manufactures website does indicated the specific models that are compatible.

Noctua NF-B9 redux-1600, High Performance Cooling Fan, 3-Pin, 1600 RPM (92mm, Grey)
Noctua NF-B9 redux-1600, High Performance Cooling Fan, 3-Pin, 1600 RPM (92mm, Grey)

Pros: Exquisite packaging for a simple case fan. Noise is so subjective unless you isolate all the variables, but this performed as expected for a top shelf low noise fan.

Cons: None other than I didn't need as nice of packaging—maybe it's a European thing.

HP ZR22W 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 1000:1, 3000:1 (Dynamic), Tilt and Swivel, Grade A
HP ZR22W 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 1000:1, 3000:1 (Dynamic), Tilt and Swivel, Grade A

Pros: Screen looks good with no dead pixels or other artifacts. Mount works as designed. It was packed adequately and there was no shipping damage; however, it was shipped from an adjoining state.

Cons: I would not call this refurbished. It is better to call this corporate surplus. There was a bad scratch across the mount tray and other obvious signs of where.

Overall Review: In spite of "cons" the price makes this a good value, hence the 4 stars. It could have got 5 stars if the condition was described better.