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Plextor PX-M2 Series 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Lightning Fast. Great price for an SSD of this size. Comes with Acronis True Image (OEM) Home for transferring/cloning your old drive.

Cons: Doesn't come with a SATA cable, but that's not a big issue. Just something to be aware of for those that may not realize it. If you don't have an extra SATA cable, make sure you buy one.

Other Thoughts: Bought this as my first SSD drive and I'm amazed. I've known about the performance increases from going to a SSD drive, but actually seeing it for myself almost floored me. Windows 7 went from nearly 60 seconds until fully loaded on my previous drive to under 10 seconds. Literally from the time I hit enter after typing in my password it takes 5-7 seconds for the desktop and all my startup programs to be fully loaded into memory.
If you're thinking about buying an SSD drive, do it. If you're thinking about buying this Plextor drive, do it. Lightning quick, great amount of space for a primary disk, and a better price than most this size.

One thing to beware of, however: if you're upgrading from a Hard Drive (magnetic disk), it's almost always a better idea to install a fresh version of Windows to a SSD drive. You'll get much better performance out of doing so. So if you're planning on cloning the drive, take that into account first. It might just be worth it to do a fresh install.

Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very large case, plenty of room for any components. The cable management system works perfectly, and keeps all the cables completely out of the way, allowing for great air flow. Dropped my case temps by 10c. Very easy setup and installation. The fans are extremely quite, and at times I even have to place my hand over the vents to make sure they're still on!

Cons: Not a con for myself, but do realize that this is a VERY large case. You can compare the size of this case to a server case with most large companies. Make sure you have the room for such a large case before you buy. Also, if you're not experienced with building computers, it may take you a while to figure out the installation, as glancing at the instruction manual I realized that it's nothing more than a couple pictures of each step, no actual instructions.

Other Thoughts: Not related to Newegg directly, but I really wish they would switch to using FedEx as their primary shipping source. UPS 3 day took 5 days to get here, and they didn't even knock or ring the doorbell. They just left it in front of my house without anyone knowing. -5 eggs for UPS.

Rosewill Stallion Series RD600N-2SB-SL-BK 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready  Active PFC Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great price, great perfomance, quiet fan and cool temps. The rails are very solid, haven't had any problems with the voltages being off. Has all the power cables you would need for any PCI-e setup.

Cons: The power cables coming out the back of the unit stick out pretty far, so if you have an older optical drive that's longer, it may hit the back of the drive, which was my case. Ended up having to buy a replacement drive for the one that was longer.

Other Thoughts: If you're needing a new power supply for an existing system or new, this is a great choice. Good price, good power output and of course NewEgg is #1. Don't bother shopping around, you might save a couple bucks but if something goes wrong I'd much rather have NewEgg's customer service backing me up.


John G.'s Profile

Display Name: John G.

Date Joined: 07/05/03

  • Reviews: 18
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 08/17/05
  • Last Review: 09/30/11
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