The overpayment for a little timing rate doesn’t worth it: RAM Kingston Hyper X 16GB Memory Kit

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When I was assembling a mini-ITX computer for work, I wanted all work applications to open and run very fast. Having a fast chip and SSD is not enough, you also need fast RAM. However my motherboard could support only standard frequencies of DDR3 1600. So, after a short cogitative pause I decided to look for differences between different RAMs of equal frequency rates. Some companies ask to pay more than their competitors for some RAMs. It turned out that the lower timing rate the higher price, so I had chosen RAM with the lowest timing rate CL9, two bars of 8 GB each, working in pair. We have been using them in the second ...

Kindle Paperwhite 2014 eBook reader review

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Content: Introduction, design and complete set Display Navigation and memory Software, supported content formats and battery life Conclusion Introduction, design and complete set This eBook reader is not brand-new at the market since it first appeared at the end of 2012. But the prices for this device are now much nicer. The model under review is the one of 2014 but in fact it does not present a new model. At the end of 2014 the market will see the new generation of this eBook reader with the screen offering more ppi that will result in the high-quality display. The screen light in the eBook ...

It hasn’t lived up to my expectations fully: Hard Drive SSD Kingston SSDNOW 300V

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I was assembling a mini-ITX computer for work and had a strong decision that even if the system is low-cost, I cannot do without SSD drive: I think the times of HDD are gone. I think that SDD drive has to run at least as a system drive. I have a SSD drive from Vertex on my main computer for work; it is really fast, I enjoyed the drive and the company. And for the second computer I’d decided to buy something simpler, I’d chosen a Kingston drive; it was 10-15% cheaper, even with same features as Vertex drive. The setting up hadn’t had any problems; everything had found its position. During the working process I had noticed by ...

The best power supply in its price brackets: Power Supply Corsair HX650

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When I was assembling a mini-ITX computer for work, I had to choose as small power box as it was possible; however I still wanted it to be powerful enough. I didn’t have many options to choose, maximum length of the block was 5,9 inches because of size and specs of the casing. The smallest boxes were of 300-350 watts, so I decided to search for 5,9-inched power boxes. The choice wasn’t great, but good enough. As the computer had to be low-cost, so I paid attention to the price too, and I wanted to buy a box of a famous producer, not any infamous Chinese thing. Of course, I wanted a quiet box. I had chosen a box of approximately 650 ...

The most tasteless of expensive chocolates, which I have ever tried: Candy Mozart-Wurfel, Manner

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From time to time I buy different sweets, chocolates etc. to try. I always try to take different and write reviews on them. Sometimes I buy expensive sweets, and this time I bought sweets Mozart from Austria. About a month I passed by them and looked at them, the box seemed to be luxurious and 5$ price of 9 tiny sweets – also looked exclusive. One day I decided to buy them. The package is rich, beautiful, and classical. Inside it is also pretty one. By the way, every chocolate is wrapped in wrapping paper, not made of plastic. But the very chocolates are something, in a bad sense. The chocolate presented seemed to be ...

European vision of mini-ITX casing. It is good enough at all.: Computer Casing Fractal Design Node 304

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One time I had an urge to gather a mini-ITX computer; it is a very compact size, about two times smaller and neater that ATX. The selection of mini-ITX casings of good quality isn’t as wide as one of ATX, but it is possible to find something. Specifically this casing is Swedish. They tried to think over everything, but there are still some disadvantages. The casing is not very heavy; I can say it is even light. Its first problem is connected with its weight – the casing is quite noisy, the walls are too thin, so it can’t insulate noise perfectly. At least I’ve solved the problem with standard chip coolers by replacing ...

Stable, reliable WI-FI connection: Wireless router Edimax EW-7733UnD

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As there were no space for standard PCI card in the mini-ITX computer (only PCI socket was occupied by graphics card), I decided to buy a USB net adapter. I had chosen the cheapest, the first I had looked at. Later I regretted it; I should think this question out more deeply. The producer says that it is possible to work with 2,4 and 5 GHz with speed rate to 450 MB, in real life it works with 75 MB speed rate. The antenna is telescopic, however if it is pushed inside, the signal does not change. The assembly or it is better to say constitution of the device looks very fragile, the details move after a slight pushing and squeak. ...

The best hard drive among classic variants: Hard Drive Western Digital 1TB Black Series

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When I was assembling a mini-ITX computer, I was going to set up two hard drives, one SSD for the operating system and one classical HDD for storing work data and other information. If I had an option, I would buy only one SSD, but they are too expensive, so I had to buy one SSD of little capacity and classical HDD of 1TB. I already had Western Digital production, I have been using it for many years, and however I was not very amazed with it. Nevertheless there were no problems with their production. I would describe them as slow but reliable hard drives. I wanted to buy something more modern, so I searched for the newest ...

If quality is same, why do I have to pay more?: Motherboard ASRock FM2A85X-ITX

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When I was assembling a mini-ITX computer for work I was faced with the choice what motherboard I should set up. It is the most necessary part of the computer, in my opinion, so I should make a choice carefully. Moreover a motherboard is liable to different glitches connected with the amount of part set up on it in opposite to processor. In other words, if you use cheap details with your motherboard, the probability of glitches and defects is very high. So I chose from expensive motherboards, however the selection of motherboards for mini-ITX computers was not wide enough, especially of those which are capable for ...

The only German chocolate that is not tasty: Salut, Mauxion milk chocolate

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I am a great fan of the German Ritter Sport chocolate. I have probably tasted all the flavors already. Well, I do like to taste various chocolates. This time I am telling about Salut chocolate that, I found out, was German. I don’t remember the exact price now but I remembered that it was pretty cheap. It appears, cheap and good at the same time happen rarely. It is a milk chocolate without any fillings or toppings; a milk chocolate as it is, so to say. Since there is nothing special to describe, I start sharing my impressions right away. The chocolate is not delicious at all, it has a rubber consistency like Alpen Gold ...