Date Joined: 12/17/01
Pros: - Solid build. Very sturdy metal shell.
- Fast enough for an SATA drive
- Nice extras in the package like a spacer for laptops designed for thicker drives.
- Inexpensive for a reputable brand
Overall Review: This is a great product for what it is - an inexpensive, solid SATA drive that, hopefully, will last for years. I had and still have other similar Crucial drives, and they definitely last.
Performance is good, installation is easy, and the packaging and extras are great - will definitely buy again!
Pros: Fast and reliable
Low-profile, fits tight spaces
Looks good but not cheesy
Overall Review: Excellent RAM - fast clock speed and low latency for the capacity. It worked with the new Ryzen on the ASRock motherboard right out of the box - one-click XMP profile with zero issues whatsoever after several months - rock-solid! One of the very few RAMs that fit compact build - the lowest clearance and the tidiest heat sink you can find.
Pros: - Light
- Good airflow
- Built-in SD card reader
- Built-in fan controller
- Rather quiet
- Looks good
- High capacity for size
Cons: - Fingerprint magnet, big time and very hard to clean
- Blue power light is super-bright
- Case scratches very easily, so are the tiny black screws (spares were of wrong color)
- Second (larger/lower) internal drive case is borderline worthless, because it will jam against even a modular power supply
- Both sides (including the one holding the motherboard) do not have any hooks or hinges to hold them in pace - 8 tiny screws hold floating panels, which is super-awkward to deal with
- 2.5” drives cannot be mounted under CD/DVD as per documentation, however there are other not documented mounts; seems like Lian Li website and docs are outdated
- Front fans are rather loud for 120mm; I had to make a rubber shim to stop the front panel from rattling
- Internal connection for front USB 3 ports is an awful contraption of super-thick cables that take a lot of space
- External plastic CD cover is bulky and it opens/shuts very loudly;I had to add two tiny rubber bumpers
Overall Review: Lots of cons, but it is not a bad case – craftsmanship is above average and the size is reasonable if a bit too wide.
It took an above-average effort to put the new PC together because all fans had to be removed and rearranged to fix rattles and correct the very poor out-of-the-box orientation of fan cables.
It is a very good case, if you don’t open cases often and if you don’t plan to have more than 3 internal 3.5” drives.
Pros: The card is extremely fast - the fastest AGP card I have even seen.
Cons: The fan on the card failed on a second day after just a couple of hours in use. The fan assembly in general looks flimsy and made of cheap-looking plastic.
Pros: The picture quality is excellent, great for serious gaming and graphics work.
Cons: DVI interface is a total mess – if you buy this monitor and intend to use DVI-D mode (best quality), you have a 50/50 chance of ever getting it to work. DVI-A isn’t bad, but noticeably worse than DVI-D. Viewsonic support is just as worthless as the software supplied with the monitor.
Overall Review: This may become a great product, if Viewsonic sorts-out issues with compatibility, drivers and v/c interfaces.