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be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 11 750W ATX 12V 80 Plus Platinum Modular Power Supply - Silentwings 3 Fan
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - Quiet as can be, never heard the fan in the time I've had it.
- Installed with the fan facing the ground, and it's still running/spinning just fine.
- Starts up every time no questions asked.
- Has plowed through apartment brown-outs with aplomb.
- No odd buzzing or other electrical noises.
- Seems to keep cool and quiet no matter what I do on my PC.

Cons: - Cords were a bit stiff. But this is personally something I've only dealt with once. Once its installed I've never had to touch it again.

Other Thoughts: - Running one GTX 980Ti, i7 6700K, Z170X, 3 WD Blacks, M.2 PCIe, and 4 San-Ace fans.

Rosewill RK-9100 - Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Blue Switches
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -Quite sturdy feeling the one time I held it.
-Rubber tipped stands
-Blue LED glow is nice looking. I want to see a red released though as well. (I’ve seen the RK-9100 prototyped with red LED’s. It looks great Rosewill, release it! :D )
-The blue LEDs are evenly bright. No buttons that are brighter than others
-Good clicky sound
-Caps-lock and scroll-lock LED indicators (and their tiny windows) are doing their job, Indicating.
-I actually like the green colored LED indicators (contrasts well)
-Removable keys
-Futura style font on keycap is awesome
-USB hub works fine
-Media keys handy

Cons: -Yes, the num-lock key LED is distracting because its always usually on. Solution: Rotate the key 180 degree’s so the window at least isn’t facing you. Half egg deducted.
-Again I love the blue LED but studies have shown that blue inhibits melatonin. Probably not a big deal for most, but food for thought. No eggs deducted.
-This may be inherent with Cherry MX keys, or the ‘stabalisers’ or something (I am not a KB junkie) but some of the keys like the ENTER key feel different when you press them. No eggs deducted, but will research more on this.
-Holding left shift activates the numpad alternate keys. So holding shift to sprint for example, and pressing 9 on the numpad will be like hitting Page Up instead. Ymmv as to whether this is a pro or a con for you. Con for me. Half egg deducted.
-The 2nd functions like the @ and & or the media keys aren’t lit as well. I can still see them even on lowest brightness setting so no big deal. No eggs deducted.
-The volume keys are backwards. C’mon Rosewill. Half egg deducted.

Other Thoughts: My first mechanical KB. Cherry MX blues are actually a bit too loud since I still click down so hard. Ill try to get over this, we’ll see what happens. I am just a tab bummed with the key feel being different for some keys but overall I think this KB is very nice. In an overall view the num-lock window and the backwards volume keys are the only big negatives to this RK-9100 keyboard. Also, ill be the minority here and say that the Futura font Rosewill choose to use on this is pretty neat. I have seen keyboards that use some weird square or sci-fi looking font. Which is fine but it just looks and screams at my face “GAMING KEYBOARD OH YEAH”. It's probably just me, but the RK-9100 looks so much more mature to me personally.

I will update or amend my review in a month or so for potential future buyers.

Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: This PSU was my first PSU I bought when I built my first PC in 2007, around the time LGA775's were common: C2D E4500, evga 7600GT. It is still going VERY strong after 5 years. The title "basiq" I think reflects it's non-high powered nature. But if you need rock solid reliability, my machine can be proof of that. Ive 'upgraded' to an evga GTS 450 and a q6600 and it still chugs along just fine. Our neighborhood has frequent brown outs (short ones, like lights dim and tv power's off) but this PSU hasn't let my PC restart at all.

Also I have 7 case fans, 2 cpu fans, and I extra fan (all 120mm Cooler Master item #N82E16835103052) in a old CM690 case. Idk if fans drink alot of power juice, but i thought i'd mention that if they do.

Cons: The 80mm fan has gotten noisier over the years. Noisier in terms of hearing the blades spinning. Accumulation of dust probably is the problem though. Also the cords aren't sleeved but it's really no big deal.

Other Thoughts: I should say though that I keep my PC on 24/7. The only occasion where I turn it off is for vacation or when the power goes out. But other then that its on all the time. So again, this thing is rock solid and has not failed me once.


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Date Joined: 07/19/07

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