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DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240 WHTE CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with Dual120mm FDB PWM Fan Rubber Coating Deep Silent Support LGA 2011-v3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fairly simple installation.
Kept temperatures low.
Fans are quiet and have rubber mounting points keeping vibration down, could use longer cabling on them

Cons: Barely lasted 3 months, under heavy loads (2+ hours of gaming) pump started to make a grinding type noise infrequently. Later it would start to do this under no load
Tubing felt fairly stiff yet cheap, difficult to position into the system.
Radiator seemed to collect a fair amount of dust on it, not easy to clean at all.

Other Thoughts: Felt like trying out a liquid cooled system, no intention of overclocking.
Wasn't the worst experience, but not the greatest at this price for the duration that i would trust it to cool my system. The fans are nice so at least something came out of it in the end.
Warranty sealed unit so trying to fix the pump by removing air bubbles would be less than ideal

PNY Optima 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs First SSD to die on me 10/08/2015

This review is from: PNY Optima 2.5" 480GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD7SC480GOPT-RB

Pros: While it was working, it was reasonably fast high capacity SSD storage.
Not the best out there but was able to pick it up at a decent price.
Read speeds for all but random were 230MB/s and up

Cons: When this fails it is unbelievably frustrating. It is currently operating with write speeds tests of less than 2MB/s. The drive is barely a year old and has half the usage of other SSDs I own.

Reading these other reviews that popped up after my purchase date do not leave me comfortable with purchasing any PNY drive again.

Other Thoughts: I've contacted PNY support on their site, not even an automated confirmation of them getting a message is sent.

Even if I do manage to get a refurbished unit with their 3 year warranty on the drive I would rather use a different drive for my needs

SUPERMICRO SYS-5015A-H 1U Intel Atom 330 Dual-Core 1.6GHz Dual Gigabit LAN Server Barebone
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Small appliance, little consumer support 04/26/2012

This review is from: SUPERMICRO SYS-5015A-H 1U Intel Atom 330 Dual-Core 1.6GHz Dual Gigabit LAN Server Barebone

Pros: Convenient size for home use.
Can be used for a variety of applications

Cons: Lack of included riser board
Lack of included 2.5" drive mounts
Minimal amount of USB ports makes initial configuration difficult

Biggest Gripe:
SUPPORT. I own 4 of theses systems, one has a possibly failed temperature sensor as it goes into the overheating panic mode within a few minutes of operation. I sent in an RMA in 09/29/2011 and shipped it and followed through with the process. The last contact was received on 12/13/2011.
I have made multiple attempts to contact support regarding the RMA and have not heard anything. (as of 4/26/2012)

Other Thoughts: If the atrocious support did not turn me away from the SuperMicro brand, I would still buy additional systems as needed given the few options available for a small rackmount server


Steven M.'s Profile

Display Name: Steven M.

Date Joined: 01/26/06

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 08/07/07
  • Last Review: 08/03/16
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