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ARCTIC MX-2 (4g) Carbon-Based Thermal Compound, Non-Electricity Conductive, Non-Capacitive
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5 out of 5 eggs works great. great product. 06/22/2016

This review is from: ARCTIC MX-2 (4g) Carbon-Based Thermal Compound, Non-Electricity Conductive, Non-Capacitive

Pros: works great. great product.

Cons: none.

TP-Link TG-3269 Gigabit Network Adapter 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI 1 x RJ45
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5 out of 5 eggs Plug and Play for Linux! Very Pleased! TP-LINK TG-3269 04/08/2016

This review is from: TP-Link TG-3269 Gigabit Network Adapter 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI 1 x RJ45

Pros: I'm installing Linux on an *old* Micro-ATX motherboard. The motherboard network chip is only 10/100, so I disabled it in BIOS and plugged in this PCI Network card. The Linux install disk for openSUSE 11.1 32/64-bit, sees the RealTek 8169 chip no problem. RLTK 8169 chip is also seen by other distros - Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS, and Kubuntu. So I now have a Gigabit LAN PC whereas before I was stuck down at 10/100.

Cons: Really no Cons for this card. It's plug and play with Linux and also with Windows, multiple versions, as I know from personal experience. So no Cons whatsoever.

Other Thoughts: The RealTek 8169 chip-based PCI network card is my standard "Go To" card when I need Gigabit LAN and I only have a PCI slot available, regardless of OS - Windows or Linux. It works fine for BOTH. PLEASE NOTE: The RealTek 8169 chip apparently does NOT support Wake-On-Lan (or so I have read) but I never use that function so it is not a Con for me. Might be for you. Be warned. Also, I have had good luck using network adapters from TP-Link and I feel very comfortable recommending the TP-Link Brand products in general. I've used them for a router, a switch, and for both wired and wireless network adapters. All fine, and good with both Windows and Linux. But if you need Linux-compatibility, then use your favorite search engine and DO YOUR RESEARCH *BEFORE* BUYING! I did, and this net-card works well for both Windows and Linux.

Tek Republic TIU-3000 3.5
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5 out of 5 eggs Works Great but Short Cable 05/30/2014

This review is from: Tek Republic TIU-3000 3.5" Front Panel USB 3.0 2-Port Hub

Pros: Works great. Fits my 3.5" floppy bay just fine. Screws came with it but I used my own, same type as used for a floppy drive. Screws provided had beveled heads and I preferred to use regular-headed screws.

Cons: First, the screws provided did not make sense as they had beveled heads for a recessed screw hole. If you have screws left over from removing a floppy disk drive then you'll be fine. They are the same type screws used for optical drives - CD, DVD, BluRay. Second, as another reviewer said, the cable provided is short (I did not measure it). He quoted 14.5 inches. But I had taken his advice and checked my PC and a short cable was OK for my case and motherboard.

Other Thoughts: This front plate gave me an inexpensive set of front panel USB 3.0 ports, spaced widely enough that I could have two USB flash drives side by side (just tried that, it worked). I'm adding this to an older Lian Li case that did not come with USB 3.0 front panel ports. This add-on was all I needed as my new motherboard had the 20-pin USB 3.0 port on it. I just ordered a 2nd one of these, with a SYBA SD-PEX20139 PCI-Express card, Newegg part # N82E16815124120, to do the same upgrade for a friend with the same case. His motherboard does not have the 20-pin port thus the need for the card.


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Display Name: Harry S.

Date Joined: 02/06/05

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