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Silicon Power 32GB Elite microSDHC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 85MB/s (SP032GBSTHBU1V20NE)
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Pros: Standard micro sd card. Fits well in devices. Not flimsy whatsoever. Packaging was very minimal compared to other brands.

Read speeds were fairly decent. Was able to obtain average speeds of 25.78 MB/s via memory card hub connected to an internal USB port. This is a UHS Speed class 1 card meaning minimum write speeds are set at 10 MB/s. Using a 400 MB MPEG-4 file, I was able to get average write speeds of 12.53 MB/s. Fairly decent of a microSDHC card. Tests were done using CrystalDiskMark.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This is a SDHC card so you are capped at 32 GB which is the capacity of the card anyway. 32 GB should suffice for photography, and for basic HD video recording at 720p or even 1080p. The card being UHS Speed class 1 also helps with reliability when taking video. Price point for this card is good. It is definitely a very good option if you are looking for a reliable memory card whilst on a budget. However if you are a memory hog like I am and need to store endless amounts of pictures, and HD video you may want to invest in an SDXC microsd card with a higher capacity. I haven't tested 4K video recording on this card but I don't expect to hold up if I were to take any 4K video. You are better off investing in a SDXC card with USH Speed class 3 certification which supports speeds minimum of 30 MB/s. Overall this is a solid memory card with decent performance.

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CORSAIR CX-M series CX550M 550W 80 PLUS BRONZE Haswell Ready ATX12V & EPS12V Modular Power Supply
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Pros: Solidly constructed power supply. Feels like it is high quality and has a very simple build. Modular cables are supported allowing flexibility with cable management. Cabled secured into the PSU snug and made proper seals when connected to ports onto the mobo. Quiet, does not make a lot of noise and no whining noise either. Fans push out air adequately with no obstruction

I had spend a few weeks testing this PSU because due to prior experience building rigs, anything can go wrong. Safe to say that there were no failures and this unit held its ground with moderate to high load functions. I had only one discrete graphics card connected to draw out enough power for a high load graphics benchmark test. Attached a GTX 680 to my rig running an Ivy Bridge i7 3770K. Performed wonderfully.

Cons: I was surprised to see a paltry amount of ports for modular cables. This PSU definitely has enough room to utilize more cables and the Wattage also allows for support of greater internal peripheral devices.

Other Thoughts: Overall a solid PSU for its price point. Not for hardcore enthusiast gamers or for those looking for power but for moderate usage with mild to moderate gaming here and there. 80 Plus BRONZE certified is good but if you are looking for for greater flexibility with stability go for a 80 Plus SILVER or higher certified PSU with much more modular cable ports included.

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TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps
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5 out of 5 eggs Excellent powerline adapter! 04/17/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps

Pros: Small, portable and very compact. Extremely easy to set up. They can be plugged in either way into the outlets. Comes with an installation CD and ethernet cable. Has a 300 meter wired range within the household but that is an estimate and real world tests will probably show a lower range. Pair button makes it easy to pair the adapters and support for 16 total adapters is included. I am glad this one includes 128-bit AES encryption because the first adapters that did not come out onto the market did not include such encryption. Ran a few tests with my router plugged into the basement adapter and my laptop connected to the receiving end on the main floor. Connection was smooth with no slowdowns whatsoever. Video streaming, file sharing etc all worked without a hitch. There is a speed limitation though and I will explain that in the Cons section.

Cons: The advertised speed of 500 Mbps cannot be realized with a 10/100 ethernet port plus given the fact that real world tests almost never reach theoretical advertised speeds. In effect you are limited to speeds less than 100 Mbps. However this is enough for most forms of streaming such as HD 1080p. If you are looking to push that limit then you are out of luck.

Other Thoughts: The biggest selling point of this device is that you don't need to run large cables from room to room and to bypass any interference or limitations that wireless connection may have. However range is a big limitation when it comes to the wiring throughout the house. The greater the length of cable, the more resistance and signal degradation you are going to see. This is a standard powerline adapter overall and should suffice for most networking needs of those in the market to get one.

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