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2 out of 5 eggs Not worth the $19 I Paid - To Loud to Keep Using 11/03/2016

This review is from: LOGISYS Computer PS550ABK 550Watts ATX12V Power Supply With SATA and 20/24 Pin connectors.

Pros: -Powers the PC, no noted issues on that front, but I have not had the unit working more than 3 days.
-Sufficient leads for a very basic build.
-It was black, not silver/grey, matching my case interior.

Cons: -No braiding on the cables. Very tangled power cables. No effort was made to separate the various leads.
-Very Loud.. I mean LOUD!! I am on the other side of the apartment, in my bedroom, in front of a different PC, and I can hear it in the living room.

Other Thoughts: -I will pull the power supply after I receive the $30 refurbished EVGA 600w I am about to order.
-The other reviews have me worried about my board until then.
-Why would a company even bother to make a PSU with such loud fans, how much could it have saved them? $1?
-I will agree with the bulk of the reviews, this PSU is not worth the risk to your hardware or your eardrums.

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GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great features, okay price, until I got around to installing a Graphics Card.

Cons: Graphic Artifacts and Lag / Low Frame Rates, Streaming Media & Gaming:
3 Different GTX 1070 ( from different MFG) & an AMD - RX480 - Multiple PSU Two Different Corsair PSUs, CX750M & TX650W, RAM Swapped, External NIC, Everything Except the board was Swapped.

Other Thoughts: Would Steer Clear of This Board, No Recent BIOS Updates, Tried Everything. Of Course It's past 30 Days. I built dozens of systems, I've worked as a PC repair technician for the last 15 years. Normally I stick to ASRock boards, but thought I'd give Gigabyte a shot, I've used them years ago. My Mistake, now between Newegg return policy and Gigabyte, best I can hope for is a refurbished board from a MFG that I don't want to be involved with anymore, along with a waist of time and shipping at my cost for a defective board under 90 days.

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PDS VECTOR CQ Desktop PC - Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz (E8400) - 4GB RAM - 80GB HDD - DVD+RW - Gigabit Ethernet - NO OS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Basic Box for Internet, Email, or a Media Server for next to nothing. 03/29/2016

This review is from: PDS VECTOR CQ Desktop PC - Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz (E8400) - 4GB RAM - 80GB HDD - DVD+RW - Gigabit Ethernet - NO OS

Pros: Everything you need minus the OS, perfect for a technician or builder with a little knowledge, or a Linux enthusiast.
A little dated but enough for a backup box or a media server [Media on Attached NAS] not hosting. Good for a young child's first box, setup and install Toolwiz Timefreeze. Specs are enough to run the basics.

3GHz Dual Core is adequate to power Windows 7 to Windows 10 and Linux. 4GB of DDR 2 6400 is enough, but the board in mine, [DQ45CB] supports 16GB across 4 slots [2 Open] My unit came with a 160GB Seagate 7200rpm not the 80GB described [Thanks EPC]. Perfect to make a very usable 120GB with a 29GB backup partition. I loaded Windows 7 Pro SP1 [Thanks EPC] All the Updates and Drivers after extensive testing of all hardware. For those that care, MS Experience Index 1.0 - 7.9 as follows
Processor: 6.5
Memory: 5.9 [Shared Max with GFX chip]
Graphics: 4.4
3D Graphics: 3.6
Hard Drive: 5.9

I have the extra ram around so I'll move it to 8GB and I bought a graphics card 9SIA1N83V74323 .. [which I regret, $42 GT 710] that I might through in, to boost the numbers and provide for better media play through my TV. I wish that I could have bought a refurbished card for $15 to $25 bucks but Newegg's policy of not at least confirming inclusion of the low profile plate means I will never waste my time with those.

Cons: One minor scuff, not a con, but just pointing out that these are refurbished, such things should be expected.
One issue, the unit's BIOS has an Intel feature [Intel Active Management Technology] on my unit's Intel DQ45CB motherboard, that caused the unit to power up for a second and power off, every few minutes. Fix is Below.

Other Thoughts: On the Intel DQ45CB - Enter bios with F2, navigate to Intel ME.
The default password is admin (case sensitive), you have to change that to a strong password before proceeding.
Your password has to be 8 to 32 characters long and must have at least one upper case character, one lower case character, one number, and a special character like !,@,#,$,%,^,&,*.
Then go to IME configuration and change manageable feature from Intel AMT to none.
Save and Exit! Thanks FritzWue

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Mark H.'s Profile

Display Name: Mark H.

Date Joined: 12/08/01

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  • First Review: 10/27/05
  • Last Review: 11/03/16
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