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TRENDnet TPL-308E2K Powerline 200 AV Nano Adapter Kit Up to 200Mbps
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs A great product to use with WiFi! 05/20/2013

This review is from: TRENDnet TPL-308E2K Powerline 200 AV Nano Adapter Kit Up to 200Mbps

Pros: First off, this product is very good looking for what it does. It's not just some ugly little box to access WiFi across your house/building, instead it's a very sleek and compact white box that is plugged into an electrical outlet and into a router/modem and then into a PC or other internet capable device.

Here's what I liked about this device:
- Good looking
- Plug it in and you're ready to go!
- Works across multiple devices (PCs, Consoles, etc.)
- Very affordable compared to other WiFi adapters.
- Internet connection relatively stayed the same *See Cons*

Cons: Here's what I didn't like:
- Internet speeds relatively stayed the same; meaning that my download speed was cut in half in comparison to an actual wired ethernet cable connection, however my upload speed was the exact same.
- As someone stated in a previous review, file sharing across my home network was bad. It took me 20 minutes transferring over a 4GB file onto my PC, while it took only 1 minute with a wired connection.
- Also, don't bother with the disc that comes with this product, it's nothing of use.

Other Thoughts: In the end, this product has a lot of bang for its buck! It's great at what it does and I can only see TRENDnet creating better versions of this product, hopefully fixing the difference in download speeds. I give this product 5 eggs!

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CORSAIR AXi series AX760i 760W Digital ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020036-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Here is a list of the improvements on the software (Directly from Corsair's website)
- Windows 8 Support
- New Hardware Detection and Monitoring Engine
- Firmware flashing to Commander units prior to firmware 2.06 now supported
- CPU temperature for all AMD platforms now supported
- Device Icon’s now have three selectable sizes
- Communication between multiple devices has been improved

This is a MAJOR improvement on the Corsair Link! I also found out the reason I encountered so many problems was because I run an AMD PC. Apparently in the previous version it didn't have support, but now all is well! My others drives are also recognized, and my fans don't automatically increase their speeds upon starting the program! This is great!

Cons: Although there are many great improvements in the software, for some reason the Corsair Link doesn't fully recognize my Samsung SSD (my OS boot drive). Not terribly horrible, but I don't quite understand why it doesn't show the temps on my SSD, but acknowledges its presence in the "Devices" tab.

Other Thoughts: As great as this update may be, Corsair still has a lot of ground to cover. We will see how this software advances in the future.

*Withholding my last overall rating of 4 Stars*

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CORSAIR AXi series AX760i 760W Digital ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020036-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: This power supply has some great features! First off it's 80 Plus Platinum Certified, which means it has the 2nd highest efficiency rating when it comes to performance and power consumption! It's also fully modular, a must for any avid PC enthusiast looking to build the best rig. The thing I noticed most about the cables on this PSU is that the modular cables weren't completely covered by the braided material towards the ends of the cables, thus allowing easier cable management! Plus, the SATA and Molex cables are fashioned in a flat cable design (not braided), resulting in more efficient cable management!

Another small feature I noticed about this PSU is that it has a self-test switch that allows the consumer to double check that their PSU works properly before installing it and having to go through the pain of uninstalling due to faulty hardware.

If you're wondering if this PSU has enough power for multiple graphics cards, then you should be safe to know that it has enough to run 2 cards (either in SLI or CrossfireX) safely. It also runs very quiet, which is very nice!

In terms of accessories that came with this, it came with 10 zip ties, a carrying case for unused cables, a velvet bag for your PSU (or whatever you want to put in it), Corsair Link, and a 7 YEAR WARRANTY!!

Cons: As far as I can tell, there is nothing wrong with the PSU by itself. However, the Corsair Link software that is used in conjunction with the PSU is horribly coded/developed. Every time I boot my PC with the Corsair Link USB cable attached to my motherboard, it causes all my fans to increase their speed to max then back to normal speeds. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but more of an annoyance really. The link also caused my PC to not boot properly the first few times after installing the PSU with the Link attached. Fortunately, it has been working/booting properly since the first few initial boots.

When it came to the software aspect of the Corsair Link, as I noted earlier, it's extremely buggy. After installing the software, my fans became louder for no explainable reason and it only recognized my graphics card's fan. For a company to re-release a product to mainly feature the Corsair Link, the software didn't even recognize my PSU or my other case fans. For those wondering, the "i" in "AX760i" stands for intelligent.... I'm not so sure it's living up to its name.

-1 Egg for insufficient software

Other Thoughts: The reason why I noted the uncovered ends of the braided cables earlier is because my other modular PSU's cables are completely covered, and are at times difficult to bend around.

My opinion on the Corsair Link is that it has some major potential, but Corsair needs to improve functionality and remove general glitches in the software. I ran the software using Windows 7 and encountered problems straight away. Although it seems the software works great for some and bad for others.

The only foreseeable reason I would use the Corsair Link in the future would be if they either fix it, or I purchase a H100i water cooler and use Corsair Link to change the LED color on it. Unfortunately until then I will keep the Corsair Link unplugged from my motherboard.

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Display Name: Jared B.

Date Joined: 06/16/11

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  • First Review: 07/08/11
  • Last Review: 05/20/13
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