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be quiet! SILENTWINGS 3 PWM 140mm HIGH SPEED
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Quiet and unobtrusive 11/02/2016

This review is from: be quiet! SILENTWINGS 3 PWM 140mm HIGH SPEED

Pros: This fan is one of the quietest I've used. Not only does it produce less noise, the noise it does make is of a kind that's easily ignored.

Cons: It uses push pins for attachment which are near impossible to insert without watching them all the way (may be tricky in certain cases).

Other Thoughts: The fan itself could REALLY use an arrow stamped on the housing to indicate direction of airflow. There's no real indication of which way it's meant to go.

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Z170-A Configurator
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggs Turns your upgrade into a downgrade 08/30/2016

This review is from: Z170-A Configurator

Pros: The q-connect (a standard asus feature) made connecting the case speaker, power switch, etc. much easier.
Has connection for a switch (possibly your standard reset switch, if you like) that restarts the computer and launches the BIOS interface

Cons: A severe shortage of USB ports, making a header bracket (not included) a necessity
Bios has crippling lag with keyboard or mouse, which makes it incredibly frustrating to use. (several seconds to respond to a keystroke, including using up or down to move through the list of settings)
Included software won't install if you used a previous Asus board (possibly only for AMD-based boards) until you do a system refresh (in win 10) or clean install
system is unstable when using included xtreme tuning utility

Other Thoughts: Ships separately (and days slower than) any other items you've ordered.
I've built and upgraded several systems of the years, so I know there's always some pain and hiccups with a major upgrade like this one, but this is the worst experience I've ever had with an upgrade, and that includes a few dead-on-arrival items.

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Seagate BarraCuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Comparable price and performance for it's time.
very easy to use and install.
No problems until it failed without warning.

Cons: Failed without warning after only a few years.

Apparently this particular model is known to spontaneously fail thanks to a new platter coating Seagate started using with this model. It also has a higher failure rate than Western Digital and Hitachi combined.

Other Thoughts: Do your research before you buy. Be sure to check the 1-2 star reviews to look for common problems.

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Display Name: Anonymous

Date Joined: 01/25/02

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 04/11/11
  • Last Review: 11/02/16
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