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TP-LINK TL-PA8010P KIT HomePlug AV2 MIMO AV1200 Gigabit Pass-through Powerline Starter Kit, up to 1200Mbps
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5 out of 5 eggs Great Powerline Starter Kit with Pass-through power plugs 03/28/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA8010P KIT HomePlug AV2 MIMO AV1200 Gigabit Pass-through Powerline Starter Kit, up to 1200Mbps

Pros: - Fast connection speeds
- Pass-through power outlets (no more eating up an outlet)
- Easy set up
- 2 year warranty
- 128-bit AES Encryption
- RJ45 network cables included
- Great if you want a "wired" connection without running cables across the house

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have reviewed plenty of powerline adapters and these are the fastest ones yet in regards to network connectivity. My complaint with power line adapters was that they "took" a power outlet since they cannot be connected to a surge protector and have to be connected directly to the wall. The added pass-through power outlets are a nice touch and polishes off the incomplete design of the older powerline adapters making this a completed design. The speeds are fast and will require a router that is capable of handling speeds of 1200Mbits per second.

Set up was a breeze and just requires pressing a button on the units. These are truly plug and play and were up and running in a matter of a few minutes. These also play nicely with other powerline kits. I tested them with a Netgear kit and another set of TP-Link adapters and they worked great.

If you want to have a wired connection but can't run network cable neatly then powerline adapters are great and this one is one of the best. With the added pass-through power outlet, you won't have to worry about "wasting" a plug again.

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SYBA SD-ADA31040 Plug & Play VGA to HDMI Converter with Audio Support, 1920 x 1080 Resolution Supported
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5 out of 5 eggs Great Price for an item that brings an outdated PC back to life 03/10/2016

This review is from: SYBA SD-ADA31040 Plug & Play VGA to HDMI Converter with Audio Support, 1920 x 1080 Resolution Supported

Pros: - Carries video and sound signal to TV
- Simple plug and play (Windows 10 found drivers automatically)
- USB powered (not taking up another precious outlet on your surge protector)
- Supports up to 1080p resolution

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: A buddy of mine asked for an old computer of mine to use as a bedroom computer/HTPC (home theater PC). His only problem was that he didn't want to use a monitor and preferred his 42 inch LED TV. That's not really the problem, the problem was this TV didn't have VGA input. He doesn't know much about the computer tech world and asked what he should do and I recommend an adapter like this. I had never purchased one but after looking through the prices and manufacturers I settled on SYBA. I've purchased a few items by them before and have yet to be disappointed.

I got the part and went over to his house to get the machine connected. Installation takes 2-4 minutes and he was up and running. I will mention that there may be some slight adjustments depending on the PC and the TV used. In this case he was limited by his video card to a certain resolution. But with adjusting the TV, we got the picture looking great, sharp and in the correct aspect.

Great little item for getting an older computer plugged up to and HDMI TV. I highly recommend.

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Corsair Hydro Series™ H115i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler. 280mm CW-9060027-WW
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5 out of 5 eggs Awesome Liquid Cooler. Corsair is really branching out in the hi-end PC gaming world 03/08/2016

This review is from: Corsair Hydro Series™ H115i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler. 280mm CW-9060027-WW

Pros: - Super Easy Install
- Solid Build/Construction
- Big 280mm Radiator (make sure you case has the space to install it)
- 2x 140mm Fans
- Braided Tubing
- All mounting hardware included (for Intel and AMD builds)
- LED light customization (not crucial but still cool)
- Well packaged

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I was pretty excited to get this puppy installed. I installed it on a mid-tier gaming rig I built for my 6 soon to be 7 year old son. The specs of the build were as follows:

Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI uATX AMD Motherboard
Processor: AMD FX-4350 Vishera Quad-Core 4.2 GHz Socket AM3+ 125W FD4350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B
SSD: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 250GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E250B/AM
PSU: Rosewill ARC-M650, ARC Series 650W Modular Power Supply, 80 PLUS Bronze Certified, Single +12V Rail, Intel 4th Gen
Case: A hand-me-down case I had lying around.

This guy was a super easy install and was done within about 10 minutes. The construction of the pump and radiator feels really solid and is the build quality I've learned to expect from Corsair. Everything fit nice and snug and there was no issue with piecing the cooling system together. I used everything as is including the thermal paste that came pre-installed. Mounting the fans and radiator to the case was a breeze as well.

Under idle, the temperature was in the range of 68-77 degrees Fahrenheit. Under load, the temperature only increased to the range of 86-97 degrees Fahrenheit. WOW! Using the software that was included, I am running the balanced mode as the most intense game that is being played in Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2.

I will mention that the fans run a bit loud once the machine is under load. This isn't a problem for me because this is a gaming rig that is installed in my son's room. When the machine is idle or under a low load, the fan's are almost 100% silent, however.

This cooler was probably a bit over-kill being installed on a mid-range gaming system, but this is the first liquid CPU cooler I've had the pleasure of reviewing. My son thinks it is awesome as he likes the LED light matching his fans' LEDS and he just can't believe his "electric" computer has "liquid" keeping it cool. He's truly amazed.

This is a really awesome CPU cooler and fits so many different modern/newer processors from Intel and AMD. I would definitely recommend this cooler when you are building your next gaming rig. This was the first time I've every installed a liquid cooler as I don't game much. However, this cooler has sold me on liquid cooling versus traditional air cooling.

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