Date Joined: 09/04/06
Pros: - Inexpensive ($430)
- ECC RAM support
- M.2 SSD Support
- IPMI (with HTML5 KVM)
Cons: - No USB 3 headers (all the internal headers are USB 2.0) This means no possibility for front USB 3.
- No Fan on on the CPU heatsink, and not a lot of options to put aftermarket fans on. I hacked together a solution which will last short term, until I can 3D print a proper heatsink adapter.
- Very limited Fan profiles on the motherboard. I want to spin the fans slower, but the motherboard doesn't have very many options for that. I ended up using Noctua low-voltage regulators to spin the fans down.
- Slow to boot (this is common for enterprise class hardware)
Overall Review: FYI: You CAN boot from the m.2 slot if you set the BIOS to boot via UEFI. I'm booting off a Samsung 960 EVO into Proxmox and it works perfectly.
I'm using this for a small VM and NAS box at home. It is plenty powerful for my needs.
I didn't need to plug in the 4-pin motherboard power or the 4-pin molex adaptor for basic usage. Although my PCI slot is empty right now.
Pros: - Beautiful all aluminum case!
- Lots of HDD/SSD slots
- Innovative tool-less entry
- SATA backplane has Molex OR SATA power connections
- All HDD mounts have anti-vibration pads.
- Both Fans have dust collection covers
Cons: - HDD mounting brackets had little stubs to mount HDDs with 3 mounting holes, my HDDs only have 2 mounting holes on each side. I had to clip the stubs off with wirecutters so I could mount my HDDs in the case. Not a big deal but it could definitely confuse someone new to building a computer.
- The fans are 3 pin non-pwm fans. They aren't loud, but they aren't silent either. I decided to replace the fans with silent Noctua ones that support PWM.
Overall Review: - No front USB or other ports.
- I wish Lian Li had gone with an SFX power supply form factor in this case. The power supply is definitely the tightest fit in my build, It's so tight it makes me nervous and I'm looking to replace my PSU with a SFX format and an adaptor.
- The brushed aluminum finish shows fingerprints pretty well. But it's gorgeous when it's clean.
Pros: Inexpensive ($19)
No tools required for installation
Recognizes my 3TB HDD.
Cons: The Power brick is large and fills multiple outlets in my power strip.
Overall Review: it is an all plastic enclosure.
I was getting 110+MB/s transfer speeds with a 3TB Hitachi HDD. I'd bet the enclosure could go faster than that and it was my HDD that was limiting the transfer speed.
There is no method of securing a 2.5" HDD.
Pros: Works great! The design is fun to look at and it has the 3.5mm headset jack on the bottom. As always, Newegg delivered quickly and as described.
Cons: Still 100% plastic, I was expecting a slightly better build quality for the high price but that is not the case. It's literally a regular controller with different colored plastic. Even the design is not too representative of the Masterchief. Sure, it has some Halo insignia like "UNSC" but I think Microsoft could have done better. I should have saved my money and bought a regular controller or saved up for the elite controller.
Overall Review: If you're a collector of Halo accessories this is a great addition. If you just need another controller save your $20+ bucks and get a regular controller. I should have done more research but I was disappointed that the controller was an exact copy of a regular controller with a new paint job. It's 100% plastic with the same flimsy battery cover and cheap feeling triggers.
*Bright and uniform light
*Only 8.2 Watts
*Good looking, much more attractive than most other LED and CFL bulbs.
Cons: Slow to turn on, not so slow that I check my light switch, but definitely slow enough to notice. When I put it in my light fixture with two CFL bulbs it's obvious which one is the LED bulb since it takes so long to turn on.
The "glass" is actually plastic, it doesn't effect the lightbulb at all, but feels a little bit cheap. I prefer the Cree weight and feel to their bulbs.
Overall Review: Remember its 3000K, it definitely looks a little white against my other CFL and incandescent bulbs.
Pros: I own two of these (third on it's way), they have been running pretty rock solid for me for several months. I have them mining litecoins so I can't speak much to their gaming performance but they are relatively quiet, and were much cheaper than the other cards I have.
I also love the 2 mini displayport connections, you frequently have to pay more for that.
The 2GB model is cheaper than many 1GB models from other brands, well done PowerColor
Cons: It's pretty ugly, but I don't really care about that.
Overall Review: I would recommend this card, although my use case is probably slightly different than the average user.
Pros: Works great on my gigabyte-s2. Fast, and was recognized quickly and correctly
Cons: Did not work on my P965T-A. Would not even post.
Overall Review: Good price, and seems to work on most mobo's.
Pros: Price, 5 sata,
Cons: Not easily compatible with Linux
Overall Review: Dont forget DDR2 requires two RAM modules. Hehe.