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Zeta S.

Zeta S.

Joined on 05/24/05

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Most Favorable Review

Can't fault it!

Noctua NH-U12S, Premium CPU Cooler with NF-F12 120mm Fan (Brown)
Noctua NH-U12S, Premium CPU Cooler with NF-F12 120mm Fan (Brown)

Pros: Absolutely silent. Not even a hint of thermal issues on my i7-9700k (stock clocks for now).

Cons: So good it has caused me to shell out even more money to Noctua for more of their fans and heatsinks. :(

Most Critical Review

Does not work with HDMI-to-DVI converters

Monoprice 2-Port DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI Multi-Stream Transport (MST) Hub, Ideal For Digital Signage And Large Video Displays In Schools, Churches
Monoprice 2-Port DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI Multi-Stream Transport (MST) Hub, Ideal For Digital Signage And Large Video Displays In Schools, Churches

Pros: None

Cons: Doesn't work, suspect bad signal integrity.

Overall Review: I've got two older monitors with DVI that work fine driven off normal HDMI ports on multiple machines, but this just does not work with them. Images flicker back and forth, are replaced with noise, etc. Given that HDMI video is the same protocol as DVI, this doesn't speak well to the quality of the signal put out by this box.

Surprisingly good.

SYBA External USB Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows, Mac, Linux Extra Audio Source with 3.5mm Audio Mic Jack C-Media Chipset SD-CM-UAUD
SYBA External USB Stereo Sound Adapter for Windows, Mac, Linux Extra Audio Source with 3.5mm Audio Mic Jack C-Media Chipset SD-CM-UAUD

Overall Review: Ended up receiving two of these as a free add-on to an order and finally had occasion to use on the other day. Though the specs on the DAC itself aren't that fantastic, it produces surprisingly beautiful sound. (Sitting here listening to a gentle piano solo at the moment.)

Great to build in, some compromises

Fractal Design Define Mini C Black Silent Compact Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
Fractal Design Define Mini C Black Silent Compact Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

Pros: Cable management. Small size. Access to internals.

Cons: Metalwork feels a bit thin in places. Not sold on the filter on the bottom. (Catches on my carpeted floor.)

Overall Review: Honestly, this was the most beautiful case to build a system in that I have ever experienced. I'd have gotten a Fractal Design Mini if those weren't hard to find now (not sure if EOL), but I don't regret this in the least.

I own three!

Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, up to 560 MB/s  - CT500MX500SSD1
Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, up to 560 MB/s - CT500MX500SSD1

Overall Review: Got one for use in my laptop, and then another pair for my server a few months later. Solid and fast, what's not to like?

Gorgeous display

Dell U2415 UltraSharp 24.1" Dual HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor IPS 300 cd/m2 DCR 2,000,000:1 (1000:1), Height & Pivot Adjustable, Built in USB 3.0 Hub
Dell U2415 UltraSharp 24.1" Dual HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor IPS 300 cd/m2 DCR 2,000,000:1 (1000:1), Height & Pivot Adjustable, Built in USB 3.0 Hub

Overall Review: Using a pair of these over displayport (with MST chaining) and they work great. Picture quality blew me away when I first turned them on, and still does when I look at them and actually take a minute to go 'whoa'.