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3 out of 5 eggs Quiet 09/28/2016

This review is from: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980 4GB WINDFORCE 3X OC EDITION

Pros: Quiet - I've not had any problems with its performance - It drives my new 144 Hz monitor in G-sinc with acceptable frame rates

Cons: This is a Large card. Not that this is a con - The trouble comes from its size and weight - again not that weight or size are in and of themselves bad. Not like I carry it around. Like most cards of this caliber it is a double wide. That is where it attaches to the case it takes two of the slotted openings and the card itself is over an inch wide - again not a problem. MB's are build to accommodate this side card as well as cases.

The problem comes in with the attachment between the card and the face plate that anchors to the case with two screws. The only connection between the face plate and this heavy long card is the 1/16 in PCB board. When I first set up my new computer I had a problem with it locking up - to trouble shoot it and make sure it was not the graphics card I swapped cards with my other computer. In the process I felt how tenuous this connection was. I truly felt I was in danger of harming the card by cracking or snapping the PCB board.

This could be fixed by extending the hard plastic cover plate or making a connection between the metal heat sink and the face plate. As I type this my tower case sits on my desk top side open and I can see a bending or sagging of the PCB across this gap.

Other Thoughts: Not sure if I was able to be clear about this problem. I just hope the manufacture sees this and addresses it in the future.

Phanteks Enthoo Pro Series PH-ES614P_BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very roomy. Options galore! Love the area behind the mother board tray. Take the right hand side off the case and there is an area about an 1inch deep to run cabling with multiple access points to pass wires back and forth.

Cons: There has to be a con right? So to be very picky the flip up access to the front USB ports and mic in and other sound connections does not rotate back so as to be flush. It sticks out a half inch.

Other Thoughts: I love this case. The best case bar none I've ever bought. My first time building a system with a cpu water cooler. This case was built to make this simple and easy.

APC RBC32 Replacement Battery Cartridge #32
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs disapointed 11/29/2014

This review is from: APC RBC32 Replacement Battery Cartridge #32

Pros: none

Cons: I'm switching brands. I've been an APC guy for 20 years. Now I'm going CyberPower. I got a cyberPower about 2 years ago. Been very happy with it. Got my current APC about 6 months prior and have been very unhappy with it.
It seems like it has always done this thing where it screams and shuts off, or actually shuts off then screams while the power is on. My other computer hooked up to the cyber power never blinks and the cyber power never indicates any disturbance in the power. My lights don't blink.
But my APC unit turns off power to this computer and screams at me.

After about 6 months of this with it getting more and more frequent I opted to try and replacement battery. This seemed to work for awhile - but then it happened again. But like the first time it started to happen I just turned the APC off waited a moment and turned it back on.
I seem to like to just chalk it up to a fluke, and go on, as I can have an actual power blink where the lights do go out and both the APC and cyber power keep their respective computers up till the power comes back on or I shut down.

But now it is doing it all the time again and I just checked the warranty. Year is up. 13 months to be exact. It first started doing it a couple months ago, but no company is going to care about that. So after 20 plus years with APC's I will be running two Cyber powers.


John P.'s Profile

Display Name: John P.

Date Joined: 01/08/04

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 07/13/11
  • Last Review: 09/28/16
  • Most Favorable Review: 4 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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