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PC Power & Cooling ModXStream Pro Series 500 Watt 80+ Semi-Modular Active PFC Performance Grade ATX PC Power Supply (OCZ500MXSP)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It wasn't a murder+suicide. See other thoughts.

Cons: After completing an all new build for a friend (my 6th or 7th overall) I plugged in the power supply and flipped the switch on the back expecting to be ready for the first boot. That's not what I got. What did happen was that the power supply made a flash accompanied by a loud POP. That startling event was immediately followed by the unmistakable smell of the magic smoke escaping from inside the unit. As most of you likely know, electronics tend not to work once the magic smoke has gotten out. So, RIP power supply.

Other Thoughts: On the very bright side, it did not take any other components with it when it died. After installing a new power supply from a different manufacturer everything was fine. I am willing to believe that this failure was a fluke, but at the same time I wasn't willing to risk another of these units failing.

5 Stars for Newegg though. The return for refund was very painless and I wasn't charged for return shipping.

ThinkGeek Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701 Pizza Cutter
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs Nerdgasm 01/19/2014

This review is from: ThinkGeek Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701 Pizza Cutter

Pros: Really cool if you're a Star Trek Fan.


CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWINX2048-3200
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 2 Gigs of Corsair RAM is always a Pro. I notice a bit of improvement in speed over my original 1 Gig, but, not quite as big of one as I had hoped. Still good overall.

Cons: I wasn't able to get this new 2 gigs to play nice with my old 1 gig of Corsair. My comp wouldn't recognize it properly and the RAMs data trasfer rates got cut fully in half and the latency doubled. I had to run just the new 2 gigs to get it to work properly.

Other Thoughts: I think the reason I had this problem is because the stock timings on the two sets of ram were different(old vs. new). Just make sure you do your research before buying to make sure everything will work together.


Brandon V.'s Profile

Display Name: Brandon V.

Date Joined: 01/11/05

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 11/13/05
  • Last Review: 03/25/16
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