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Pros: Insanely fast. Runs reasonably cool for most games, it barely breaks 55C most of the time. The hottest I've managed to get it is 70C when running Unigine Valley. The fan is quiet, there's no whine or anything like that.
Performance is awesome. Out of the box with no tweaking, I get 4002 / 95.6fps on Valley at 1920x1080 with Extreme HD preset. This is on a 4930K @ 4.1ghz with 16gb RAM.
Cons: The cost, obviously. And while the fan is quiet, if it cranks up you definitely hear the air whooshing out the back of the card. But I'm using a custom fan curve on EVGA Precision that is similar to "Aggressive", I set it up for my 780ti and probably will dial it back a little bit since the card's safe limit is 83F and it never gets close to that.
Other Thoughts: I upgraded from a 780ti ACX SC. I was going to get the 980ti ACX SC, but it's still just about impossible to get hold of and I decided I didn't want to wait. No regrets here.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Cheap, works
Cons: Warranty sticker nonsense
Other Thoughts: I bought this to use as a Linux box. It acts as a file and print server, and monitors my CCTV cameras with ZoneMinder. I bought a cheap 8-input BT878 card to connect my cameras, so I needed a machine with an old-school PCI slot. This thing works fine, I had to void the warranty to install the capture card but oh well. I got it set up, stuck it in the closet, and it basically just works. It's on 24/7 and no heat or other issues, so I really can't complain. For the price it's less hassle than building my own.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cisco Small Business SR2024C Gigabit Switch
Pros: None really
Cons: We connected a few machines to this switch and connected the switch into our network. Immediately, performance on the entire network slowed to a crawl. We disconnected the switch and the other equipment returned to normal speed. Devices connected through this switch experienced packet loss and very slow speeds, regardless of which ports we used. This thing is obviously defective.
Other Thoughts: I should have read online reviews before buying this. I just sort of assumed that unmanaged switches were such a commodity item by now that you couldn't screw them up, but I guess I was wrong where Linksys is concerned.READ FULL REVIEW