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NF-A14 iPPC-2000 PWM, 140mm PWM,AAO Frame Technology and SSO2 Bearing Fan_ Retail
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Wow - was on the fence but i now LOVE these fans. 03/19/2016

This review is from: NF-A14 iPPC-2000 PWM, 140mm PWM,AAO Frame Technology and SSO2 Bearing Fan_ Retail

Pros: - FINALLY, Noctua in BLACK! (still kept that ugly brown for rubber guards)
- This version is a LIL loud at absolute full speed BUT, nowhere near what ppl made it out to be. Extremely manageable unless youre a silence nut (N in that case, go game at the library!)
- Very strong static pressure esp with gaskets and a sealed environment channel.
- Great solution to gain a bit extra speed/static pressure and get rid of push/pull w stock fans on liquid coolers. (since too many cases anymore do NOT consider PUSH/PULL rads with LGA mobos (top heat sink gets in the way of even most "pregapped" cases. These fans will ensure you can still move a LOT of air without paying TETRIS w your PC components trying to get them to fit juuuust right.

Cons: - none
- SOME ppl might say noise, but it really is not THAT bad. Yes, 100% CAN and will get a tiny bit noisy if it is on the case perimeter. Under my push/pull (inside the case, w two original A14s on top), i barely hear the 2k rpm models rev up. But i also have a ton of fans. Still, inside a case, i don't see noise being an issue until you move PAST 2k rpms.

Other Thoughts: I personally did not think they were too loud compared to having 10+ other fans running in my Air 540 case. Then again, controlling the airflow is very important to me. I like to know i can run these to really boost the amount if air in whatever systems i install them into. These fans are amazing and help directional-ize the flow.

For a rad, i would only go up to this 2k rpm model. The 3k DOES get a LITTLE loud, but to me... Even that one was bearable. I ran it as a main exhaust and it worked beautifully. I would suggest using these for your rad, and the 3k for exhausting air. On a rad, the 3k would absolutely need a fan profile highly tuned (or itll wind up and down during virus scans n anything that makes temps jump). You also do not want these fans without some form of speed controls. Full speed full time would get annoying. Near full speed is perfect tho. Unless buried in a case w sound deadening material to dampen. All you really hear is air getting forced... No whines or other noise issues.

Overall, solid fans for the money and they don't rattle around. They move tons of air, and are completely worth the money to protect your expensive processors and liquid coolers. I have them on all CPU/GPU installs i liquid cool, just bc i trust them to work under the worst conditions and still shine.

* Gigabyte mother board users beware - I know the 970 and 990 chipsets allowed Voltage or PWM control, but Intel versions do not seem to always have that option if at all. Due to their "behind the times" PWM controls, i have found that only the CPU_FAN and CPU_OPT headers are the only fans to work from the start at POST. When id plug a fan in any SYS_FAN header, itd stall until getting into Windows most times (unless i just restarted and the system is still warm). But just to note, the fan IS NOT dead. Use the Easytune software and youll have the fan working np. It just seems that the SYS_FAN headers do not provide enough ooopmphh, to start the fan initially. With a splitter, this problem was fixed (powered spliter via sata or molex). But from the headers i mentioned. The SYS ones don't work as great. But i can assure you the fans are not faulty or dead. Its good old Gigabyte.

G.Skill 32GB microSDHC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card without Adapter (FF-TSDG32GN-C10)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Cheap on sale
- Pretty snappy as NTFS or exFAT file systems.
- I collect TF and regular SD cards for caneras, and i stick with UHS speeds. This card performs along the same line as the Sandisk and PNY equiv. The picture to picture reload time was very low with this card which i like to bring as a backup.

Cons: - Really, none. It does what it is advertised to do... I cannot complain about one thing. Price, speed compared to advertised, etc.

Other Thoughts: Beyond the use for cameras (IP and handheld), i like to have an assortment of fast cards to preload OS's to, for USB deployment wherever you go. This card has enough storage to get by for this use, is fast enough to not want to tear your hair out waiting (not the 10MB/s some cards average out at.). The price on sale made me want to pickup a few more actually.

If you plan to stock up for pentesting or simply to take pictures at your next big event, these cards are worthwhile. Great performance for the price.

TP-LINK TL-WN822N Wireless N300 High Gain USB Adapter, 300 Mbps, Dual 3dBi External Antennas, w/ WPS Button, IEEE 802.1b/g/n, WEP / WPA / WPA2, Plug & Play in Windows 10 (32 bit & 64 bit)
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: -Amazing range
-Solid connections
-Creates more of a WiFi "bubble" compared to a beacon shape like a lighthouse light (as larger antennas do)
-Fast connection @ 270 Mbps internally (on a constant basis - used driver only not entire suite)
-Connects through old walls that other adapters typically do not - And is STILL much faster than others

Cons: -ONLY 2.4 GHz band
-I prefer black, but the color of the green light bothers me more (green and white don't match any of my other pieces - but this was the only option)
-I wish that I was able to secure an original v1 or older version that supports packet injection - as this would be an amazing adapter for pentesting *(the v1 can, although v2 and v3 do not - Not 100% sure.. v2 might support, but I have received the version that does not)

Other Thoughts: I like that this can be positioned in many different manners w/o affecting the signal much. As I mentioned, it is more of a bubble of broadcast, rather than a beacon from a lighthouse. So those who have the injection-capable version are lucky... it is a great adapter, but I purchased this over a year ago and received the non-injection model. So I doubt that the injection-capable version will be available on many sites that do not list it specifically.

Overall, an amazing adapter for wireless N... I would definitely suggest others purchase this adapter if they are in the market for a strong, fast 2.4 GHz connection via WiFi. And just to mention, the version I received was capable of usage in Linux with a simple update command. In case anyone intends to use for Linux (Kali, Ubuntu, etc.)


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Display Name: Cory S.

Date Joined: 10/01/13

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  • First Review: 06/18/14
  • Last Review: 03/19/16
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