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This review is from: CyberPower Intelligent LCD Series CP1350AVRLCD UPS
Pros: Great value! This has been running non-stop to power an i5 500W system with two 24" LCD's for three years now. Runtime is great, although I am far from fully loading this. Runtime is easily still 30+ minutes. The tray utility is lightweight (consuming only 1.5MB or so of memory in Win7), and unobtrusive... just enough info and configuration for desktop use.
Cons: None! Though the LCD is bright, it can be turned off (THANK YOU!)
Other Thoughts: I was leery about the brand, but will now recommend without hesitation.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Nice build quality - fit and finish is top notch. The filters are a must for dust enviroments, or when sitting on the floor of a house with pet hair.
Cons: I had a problem with the front panel USB ports: this part MUST come from SilverStone, not a commercial part. It took many phone calls and emails, and about a month later, I finally received a good-faith replacement (without sending anything back). The USB ports would not sufficiently power an external drive. Plugged a dual USB3.0 breakout cable directly into motherboard, and all was well.
The second problem I had was there were no usable mounting provisions for an SSD on the drive cage. I ended up removing the cage, and drilling a few custom holes to mount an SSD directly to the bottom of the case.
Other Thoughts: This was a build for a SOHO customer, and I wanted to be sure they had a professional looking case. Fit the bill there, but embarrassed I had to later return to replace the front panel USB ports (I had to deliver before the replacement arrived)READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Pros: Yes, this stuff has been around for years, and perhaps that contributes (or COULD contribute) to inflated review rankings, but all of that is for a reason: it's good stuff!
I prefer the low viscosity of this vs others - flattens easier via single dab method, and able to be finger spread as well.
Cons: CostREAD FULL REVIEW