Date Joined: 04/11/12
Pros: Build quality of case is nice.
Cons: The PSU should not be sold anywhere, should not be included in this case either.
If you want this case for the case only, buy this case. It's good for office type PC use.
If you are looking for a case with a PSU included don't buy this case. Power Man is not a PSU that I would use. In fact I removed it from the case and put a AX 850 Pro Series in it that I had laying around from old PC.
Overall Review: The Case is good for my needs. In Win would do them selves good by excluding the PSU that is included. It might not even make standard regulation. Bad choice for a PSU from a reputable manufacturer of PC cases.
Pros: Excellent quality
Very rigid construction.
Works as advertised.
Full array of USB3 ports.
Overall Review: Would buy again.
Pros: I have a 4:3 Dell monitor 1600x1200 that I needed this for to use my Raspberry Pie with. It Works.
Cons: None, it works.
Overall Review: Great for Retro things.
Cons: A bit of flex.
Overall Review: This is good for Cases with a single USB 2.0 port. These are a lot today.
Pros: Awesome entry CPU to socket LGA 1200
108 USD get 4 cores and 8 threads
Runs over 4GHz
Great product for price
F suffix if you don't need on CPU graphics, must have discrete GPU Pro for me
Overall Review: Love this CPU paired with a GTX1660. Keeps up with GTA 5 and 60FPS all day with V Sync on. With high and ultra setting game was running over 80FPS with this combo. Great CPU for gaming in 1080p. Keeps up.
Plop it in the socket, use stock heat sink it came with because it runs cool, and enjoy it for gaming or office use. It's fast for normal everyday things like YouTube and MS Office apps. This will be a popular CPU!
Pros: USB 3.0
Reads in Crystal Disk Mark are 152.44 MBPS, Writes are 31.04
Good for Videos, Pictures, Files.
Cons: Writes are a bit slow at 31.04 and are not advertised on New eggs page.
Overall Review: Disappointed with the Writes. Reads are great after waiting for writes to transfer files. Just being truthful. Test chart is shown. Overall good drive. 5 eggs for the reads, above advertised. Writes let it down. Tests were done on USB 3 port.
Pros: Comes with a nice SNES USB Controller. Doesn't feel aftermarket at all.
Cons: None, 41 USD is a nice price. Can't think of anything negative to say about it.
Overall Review: I used it for Nintendo emulation on several Emulators. Awesome feel. Use a 3B+ for best performance.
Pros: Built portable emulation rig, worked fine for needs.
Overall Review: Does what it needs to do for my needs. Use for SNES9X emulation. Works fine for that. Can take up to a 256GB SD card, definitely works. Just buy a San Disk SD card to use with it.
Length just right.
Good for PWM or 3 wire voltage control.
Overall Review: They work fine, Buy if it is needed.
Cons: A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Overall Review: Boots fast. I love M.2 drives.
Pros: This is a good choice to purchase to upgrade to Windows 11. 10th gen Intel CPUs will support Windows 11. You will need this board to support the requirements of Windows 11. 10th gen intel has TPM built on to the CPU. Also with a BIOS Update this board will support 11th gen Intel CPUs. I built a system that is using a I3-10100F CPU 16 GB @ 2133MHz, and a GTX 750Ti GPU. For everyday use this thing is awesome with it's probably entry level Core I3 CPU. This is a great replacement for I7-3770 on a budget and definitely beats it.
Huge upgrade path up to 11th gen Intel. Only 1 M.2 slot, but this is a stripped version of board to make it more affordable. Other than that I can't fault it for anything. With I3-10100f make sure that fan profile is tuned to Silent in the BIOS.
Overall Review: I like this board for what it is for it's price. Probably should not overclock on this board. BIOS update will take it to Gen 11Intel. Fans wit I3-10100 should be set to Silent. CPU only draws around 58 Watts and at idle 8 or 9 watts. Power consumption should be minimal. Heat is not a issue until user installs a I5, I7, or a I9 CPU. There is so much that can be built on this board.
Out of stock, does not surprise me.
Keeps up with GTA 5 with a I5-10100, GTX 1660, and 16GB memory@2666MHz. Very efficient design. Nothing get even warm on test bench.
Pros: Good Air flow.
Cons: Only 1 USB 2, and 1 USB 3 port.
Front mount or rads only with barbs on top. Can cause flow trouble with AIO.
Top Fans don't allow optical drive to be installed in top 5 1/4" bay. Must use lower one.
Must remove Hard Drive bay to install 240mm radiator, or mod case.
Hard to build in because of above. Better for air flow build with a Heatsink on CPU instead of a rad.
Overall Review: Meh,
Looks nice. Good Air flow. Lack clearance for front Rad with HDD bay installed. Performs well with many mods and trial and error. Work well once together.
Pros: 1 Easy to swap out SSDs and HDDs.
2. Fast with SSDs when used on a USB 3.1 port. up to 300 MBPS.
3. Very Portable.
Cons: Sliding plastic cover is hard to align. Plastic cover feels like it can crack.
Overall Review: I like it. Does what it needs to do on the fly. Plug and go, no need for drivers with Windows 10.
Pros: Stick it in and go. No thought for this memory. Great for a standard 10th Gen build with a I3-10100. If you want a cheap as chips build that just works with Windows 11 Buy this RAM.
Cons: Slowest DDR4 memory. Expect this to be a slow memory speed in DDR4. This is good for a PC that is going to do everyday tasks and some light gaming.
Overall Review: Good value for a PC that is a upgrade on a budget. No clocks to set, no thought to install.
Pros: Didn't catch fire or distort connector.
Cons: Fried SSD that had OS and DATA on it that was working before use of adapter. Saying goes on web, Molex to SATA lose your DATA. Lost mine and SSD almost caught fire. PC did not power down.
Overall Review: I think that 12 volt got to 5 volt area of connector and fried the SSD. If using with a SSD, cut the yellow wire. This kills chance of 12 volts being present on the SATA side of the adapter. I left a picture of the SSD's board. Their ar 2 surface mount 6 pin ICs on the board that are burned, also the nand has shiny spots on it. Could have caused fire. All of these adapters should be pulled from market.
Pros: Pi3 B+ did not exceed 30c.
Cons: They don't have a tower case for use with this cooler yet that I can see.
Overall Review: Will need to make a custom case for this configuration. I want to have a Start button on my PI so I can leave it plugged in and be able to soft start it. You need to solder a harness to board for that. Case will need to be 3.5 to 4 inches tall for that. Also I used a 5 volt Noctua NF-A4X20 to make sure that it would not heat up at all. 30c after quitting Emulation Station and gaming on it. More than enough for Pi 3 B+. Pi 4 should be fine too. You don't have to think about throttling do to temps.
Pros: Play GTA 5 All Day, and will stay cool I5-9500
Overall Review: Did not think it would fit my Roswell MATX case, but it did. Case is 7.25 inches wide. Great for Case with a 120mm fan in the front and a 120mm fan in the rear of the case. Air will intake in the front through the CPU cooler and out the back with this cooler. Probably won't clear side mount fans in Roswell case.
Pros: You need this key to activate Windows. Just a basic thing to get the full experience. Not a shady key.
Cons: You won't be able to personalize your PC without this key.
Overall Review: Windows will still work with out key. You will get a Activate Windows overlay on the right side of the screen with out key. Windows is best download on the MS website with the latest Media Creation Tool. You will also need a USB drive to make a bootable ISO for the image of the installer. It is recommended to always have Windows activated for best experience.
Pros: MX blues. Solidly built.
Cons: Black light can not be defaulted to off. White or blue LEDs can burn out faster and key board default to full brightness.
Overall Review: I like this keyboard. Good build quality. I would like to see a default at medium brightness and also not wavering across keyboard with the lights.. Full brightness on white leds will most likely cause failure as leds can burn out when driven too hard.
Pros: Fits my laptop.
Cons: Can't think of any.
Overall Review: Fits a 15.6" laptop with no problem.
Pros: Best on market, period.
Cons: A bit pricey unless you buy this on sale.
Overall Review: For a SATA SSD it is fast. 550 MBPS fast. Also nice 2 TB capacity. I bought this drive for my ASUS Vivobook 571 and it works well for my storage instead of the 1 TB HDD it had as a storage drive.
Pros: Good GPU, GTX 1650 for a portable experience.Good CPU for a portable experience.Awesome looking IPS 15.6" display. great contrast, not grey washed like most laptop displays.120Hz. 1920x1080 res. Can't ask for anything more in this class of a machine.My Asus software for updating the BIOS and other things related to Asus.
Cons: MacAfee preinstalled on machine. Should provide download link and key for people who want it instead. Bloatware.Windows version 1909 out of box. At time of writing we are in 20H2. Took 2 hours to update machine before using it. Includes Edge being out of date too. Start-up was unstable because of all of the pop-up warning about being out of date. This includes out of support warnings about version 1909 Windows.It's almost faster to install Windows clean from flash drive. At least version would be up to date. And no bloatware.
Overall Review: Overall,I love the machine, the preinstalled software and being that far out of date sells it short by a bad out of box experience which is a common complaint.Hardware,GTX 1650Ti and I7-10750H is a nice combination for this machine. The drives,The primary SSD is a nice M.2 SSD 256GB for booting the machine, in other words Windows install. Sequential of 2479.79 MBPS on Crystal Disk Mark. How ever the WD Blue hard drive has a result of 129.60 MBPS. That can be improved by removing that drive and installing a SSD like a 870 Evo. mine gave a result of 558.46 sequential on Crystal Disk Mark and gave me another terabyte to install stuff on. It's a 2TB model. Good upgrade for machine. Any SSD is better than a Hard drive.Overall,Speedy machine without the bloatware on it. GTA 5 runs well on it in the default settings. Emulators work well too. Also great machine for watching YouTube at kitchen table. Biggest complaint is the bloat on the C drive.Being 2 gens on Windows 10 out of date was disappointing too.Love the Machine when it's cleaned up. Out of date software is a problem if Microsoft stops support on Version 1909 which will happen soon. Excessive pop ups for end support during updating.
Pros: It's Samsung
Came in a decent amount of time.
Seems stable, has not bluescreened yet since installing.
Overall Review: It seems to work. No bluescreen for IRQ Low or Unequal. Support CPUs max speed and that's all I need. Plug and go, No need for XMP because that is the speed, 2666MHz. If you are look for memory that is stable and just works, this is it. At least for I5-9500
Pros: USB 3.0
Reliable and only one that stays that way.
Will survive a 2 foot drop from self unlike the one it replaced and feels that way too.
Cons: Getting harder to find if you need one.
Overall Review: The dock that this one replaced fell off of the storage shelf about 2 feet of of the ground. If you can find this one which is hard to do, it will last a long time. I've had different versions of this dock and they have fell off of the shelf un populated by drive and survived. The ones by other brands don't feel as heavy and tend to fail easily. This is worth the investment. Also more likely to survive a commercial environment. Expellant build quality.
Pros: Easy Installation.
Cons: None it Noctua.
Overall Review: Good fan for system where you want low fan speed.
Range is 800 to 1300 RPM. Won't over power audio. Traffic outside on highway 2 blocks away is louder. Oh, good air flow too. System is cool.