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OCZ Vertex 2 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Performance and Sandforce controller - size for cost ($2/GB) - Big enough to be my only drive in laptop (store big stuff on network share)

Cons: No major problems - still MLC, but the technology on that has improved significantly in the last couple years - Would like OCZ to have tools that you can run from desktop for maintenance on the drive

Other Thoughts: My crystal disk mark benchmarks on this drive versus my gen 0 intel 80GB drive are pretty similar - the sequential is 124MB/sec read - 85MB/sec write (OCZ) and 132/71 for the Intel - on 4k chunks the OCZ clocked 19/12 and the Intel was 16/34 (odd that it was higher on write) - either way, the real world performance is roughly the same - I didn't notice any substantial difference when I plugged in the OCZ drive (which is good - the old Intel was still performing ok) - and I paid less for the 120GB OCZ than the 80GB Intel (20 months ago) - So now until I have had it in for awhile and had chance to slow it down some the performance is fine - Only time will tell...

Dynatron A86G 60mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
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5 out of 5 eggs Copper 01/07/2010

This review is from: Dynatron A86G 60mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: all copper - works on my 939 socket Tyan mobo

Cons: fan is a little loud - but replacements are easy to come by

Other Thoughts: 2U case 939 socket

SUPERMICRO CSE-822I-400LPB Black 2U Rackmount Server Chassis 400W Power Supply w/ PFC 1 External 5.25
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Other details - the case comes with rails (another bonus!) but the rails don't lock in the extended position :(

Cons: The EPS connector is the shortest - just get a couple extension cables if you think that there may be a problem with your build (the cables are relatively cheap)

Other Thoughts: I have one of these cases with a Tyan S2865 board in it and one with a Tyan S2912 board - both of these work without extension cables, albeit a little tight on the EPS cable

I can't stress enough having some build experience before using one of these cases - if I had tried building on one of these without some experience I think that it could be disastrous - there are motherboard support trays in these cases that would likely need to be removed for builds other than with supermicro boards (i.e. mine) and the standoff mounts will definitely touch the solder points on the bottom of your board if you don't remove them - finally be sure to insulate the bottom of the case with a thin sheet of plastic or glass tape or something - this is a virtual requirement on 1U and 2U cases


Alex H.'s Profile

Display Name: Alex H.

Date Joined: 05/28/05

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 01/05/10
  • Last Review: 10/20/10
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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