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CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Liquid cooler.

Cons: Factory Thermal paste. Read Below.

Other Thoughts: Have reviewed this item before. Might be hard to find it. However, after reading a couple of reviews made recently, I thought I should let you guys know what to do with this thing again. USE NANO DIAMOND THERMAL COMPOUND! If your complaining about fan noise, you just used the factory junk all manufacturers use. Buy some ANTEC FORMULA 7. My temps on an i7 Haswell 4770k Overclocked to 4.4 GHZ on each core dropped another -10 degrees when I did. The only time my fans get load now is when my SLi setup starts generating heat. Use the Nano Diamond Thermal and thank me later!

TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice speed. Looks cool. Detachable antennae. Love it. Buy it and even get antennae for it. Save money with this, or spend 3 to 4 x more for something else.

Cons: Comes with 3 x 3 dbi Antennae (read below) and this is a re-review. The antennae it comes with make it an average router. Suggest you read my previous review.

Other Thoughts: Replaced the 3 x 3 dbi antennae for bragging rights, with TL-ANT2408CL x 3 (8 dbi antennae) from TP-Link currently $8 a piece. If you read my first review, you know that I used an Edimax mini range extender before and after I switched to this router. Now that I put on 3 x 8 dbi antennae on this thing, I don't use the Edimax anymore. So gonna sell it. My opinion (which is very knowledgeable) is this:

#1 I have $50 from purchase and $25 from buying antennae into this thing for a total of $75.

#2 Even though I spent $25 for 3 x 8 dbi antennae, if or when this router dies, I still have my 3 x 8 dbi Antennae.

#3 I cant find a router for $50 with the features this 1 has, Gig ports, speed boost, usb port, ability to run ddwrt. I have to go $20 more and still get another TP-Link just with dual band (Dual band has no range worth talking about).

#4 Its N300. My ISP (Internet service provider) Gives me 67 MB/s speeds. I love it and its seriously great. Even if I go to Business class my max then will be 150 MB/s. N300 is up to 300 MB/s. So I'm using 1/4 of its potential Wifi and if I upgrade I'll use half, just from wifi. Gig ports are null and void since their wired and not wireless.

TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Works great. Set up was easy as eating. Gigabit ports if your in a situation that calls for them (Most are not). USB for a printer (Just share it on a computer just as good) but great if I want to do a network storage with a Hard drive that I have many of (Don't like sharing my hard drives or solid state drives, so great for that). Also 3 removable antennae, they are 3 dbi but can be replaced with what ever you want, I see the 8 dbi's currently for $8 x 3 so $24 for more range I don't need (read below).

Cons: Wasn't free

Other Thoughts: I had the TL-WR841N but a friend needed it so I bought this and gave him my TL-WR841N. The range on this is a little better. I use EDIMAX EW-7438RPn Mini N300 bought here at Newegg to extend range. I place mine about 17' away upstairs through walls and get a 86% signal strength to it with this router vs. around 70-75% with the TL-WR841N. Haven't replaced the antennae, was thinking about it, but in a 2 story house with the range extender and router in basement I'm good. But then again $24 for almost triple the dbi antennae and what I paid for this $48 with its features, I think I come out a head vs. other high end routers. I'm happy now and not sure if I want to just blow a trip to Arby's a 6 pack and some smokes to see higher signal strength that's good already.


Steve B.'s Profile

Display Name: Steve B.

Date Joined: 05/13/13

  • Reviews: 19
  • Helpfulness: 16
  • First Review: 05/15/13
  • Last Review: 04/07/15
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