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CORSAIR RM Series RM850 850W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Great unit once you RMA.

Cons: I am ranking this one star so it gets attention. There is a RECALL on these RM850 and the RM750 units. And the recall was done in November for units made with the serial number 1341 or lower. The first two numbers '13' are the year 2013 and the second two number '41' is the week manufactured. It's February at the time of writing this and Newegg just sent me two PSUs from batch 1338. Seems like newegg just had a big sale on them to clear stock. So nice of them to do it at my expense. Not I'm down two PSUs until I get replacements.

Other Thoughts: Corsair is actually a great company in my eyes. They noticed the issue and without having everyone complain for six months to get a fix, they issued an RMA process through their site right away. No questions asked.

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COUGAR CF-V12HPB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan with Pulse Width Modulation (Black)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Looks great. The air to noise ratio is really nice. You can adjust the speed easily.

Cons: I literally ordered 8 of these and every one made a slightly different sound. I was planning on running them at 800rpm and put them into my P280 case (and replace the stock fans.) They just drove me nuts after a few hours. Some went brrrr some went rrrrr some went mmmrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Over 800 they worked great, the noise they made from pushing air was greater than the weird noises they made. Sadly I want a quite system (I work in a near soundless environment so weird noises really get to you.)

Other Thoughts: I REALLY tried to make these work. I even ordered 4 of the orange and 4 of the black fans. Just in case there was a quality control / who-knows difference. Literally out of all 8 I found 1-2 that weren't making an annoying sound at 800 rpm. If you plan on running at 800 don't buy these, the antec stock at 800 were quieter and didn't have some funk sound. At higher speeds I wondered why bother? At 1500 rpm they make a ton of air noise. Might as well buy ones half the price for the same noise...

G-Technology G-DRIVE 0G01973 3TB USB 2.0 / 2 x IEEE 1394b / eSATA External Hard Drive
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Looks really nice. Has esata, firewire 400/800 and USB.

Cons: For heavens sake this thing is stupid noisy for the price. <--- for the price... If this drive were $100 cheaper I'd understand, but it's literally one of the most expensive drives on the market and promoted as the best. It's just too noisy. I have 4 case fans on my recently built case and this drive actually pushes out more noise than 4 120 fans, a 140, and the GPU fan put together.

Other Thoughts: I really try to push for quite systems, and this was just a sacrafice to get the best quality. Others talked about noise being a little bit of an issue, well coming from iMac computers to a quite case I just built, this takes the award for noise pollution. I will try to sell locally and replace with some internal 3tb drives when I can. It is actually competing with the condenser on the back of my fridge in the same room...


DARREN J.'s Profile

Display Name: DARREN J.

Date Joined: 08/25/08

  • Reviews: 15
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  • First Review: 08/30/08
  • Last Review: 02/02/14
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