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5 out of 5 eggs Great modem, works plug and play with Charter (as promised) 07/24/2016

This review is from: Linksys CM3008 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (8x4 Bonded channels)

Pros: Basically plug and play with my Charter Spectrum internet. I had to enter the MAC address of my old modem and enter my Charter account # to switch over to this new modem, but otherwise, it was plug and play. My Buffalo WZR-1750DHP had no issues with the CM3008.

Tried a quick speed test and the CM3008 was able to pull 100 Mbps down and 4 Mbps up which is the plan that I’m on with Charter. However, the Cisco DPC3010 that I was given by Charter actually gets 132 Mbps down and usually 4.5 – 5 Mbps up because of how strong our connection is. In that regard, if you pay for >100Mbps, keep in mind the CM3008 is capped at that speed so you may want to look at the CM3024 instead which will go up to 343 Mbps.

Have had no issues with anything else that I use currently – I have both SSH/SFTP and VNC servers, and also play online games in Steam as well as use 2 Rokus (Roku 2 & Roku 3) with Playstation Vue, Hulu, Netflix, and other services. The CM3008 worked just fine with all of these.

It’s about as big as a deck of playing cards. Wherever you put it, you basically lay it flat or you can try to prop it up on its side but there’s nothing to hold it in that orientation. It would definitely make a good “travel” modem or something that a “family IT guy” could take with them if a friend or relative thinks their modem is bad…you can literally fit it in your pocket.

Solid piece of kit. It’s fully plastic and has no metal at all other than the COAX jack but it still feels like it’s built well enough and could handle being dropped or being knocked off a desk or shelf.

Cons: Just a minor gripe - it cannot be wall mounted out of the box (but I’m sure you could use brackets or two sided tape/mounting squares if you really wanted to put it on the wall). It doesn't have slots in the back of the unit for wall mounting.

Other Thoughts: Don’t really have much else to say – it’s a cable modem, compatible with most providers, and it works basically plug and play. If you currently lease a modem from your provider, and your provider is compatible with this, definitely pick this up and it’ll pay for itself fairly quickly over what you’ll save on “modem lease” fees.

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CORSAIR SF Series SF600 600W 80 PLUS GOLD Active PFC Haswell Ready SFX SFX12V Micro ATX Full Modular Power Supply
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Pros: - Build quality and feel is excellent, especially for such a small power supply. Beautiful black and gray color scheme. The 92mm fan is almost as big as the whole power supply itself! (I'm glad they went with a 92mm instead of an 80mm, especially for the sake of noise.)
- Fully modular cable design with black flat ribbon cables (even the ATX 24-pin cable) makes it very easy to build a clean, neat and tidy system. This is especially helpful since with the SFX form factor, the available area to wedge and hide cables is even smaller than usual.
- 7 year warranty! 7 years!!
- Being a 600 watt unit, this will very easily power an overclocked SFF system. I had no problems running my oc'd system with this PSU:
* Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.4GHz 1.21 Vcc (dialed in) with CRYORIG C1 HSF
* ASRock Z97E-ITX/AC
* Crucial Ballistix Sport LP 2 x 8 GB DDR3 1600
* EVGA GTX 980 ACX 2.0 @ 1352/1441/7700
* OCZ Radeon R7 480GB SSD
* Seagate 4TB SSHD
* Silverstone FT03B-Mini
Did some stress testing/benchmarking using P95, IBT, Unigine Heaven & Unigine Valley to 'push' the PSU and verify stability. The internal 92mm fan only occasionally spun up (under load), and was inaudible over my system fans.

Cons: - None

Other Thoughts: - Other reviewers who have dissected the SF600 state that internally, it's a Great Wall OEM unit.
- More gamers such as myself are building smaller systems (especially for HTPC/Living Room), and Corsair has finally entered a market (SFX form factor) that was really only supported by Silverstone; that's great news. I own several other Corsair PSU's and have bought and recommended them in the past, because they are excellent PSU's and they run like a top.

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iRULU Walknbook 10.1-Inch Tablet PC - Quad Core, 2-in-1 32GB Hybrid Laptop, IPS Display, Plastic Cover, Microsoft Windows 10 OS, Soft Detachable Keyboard With Stand - Grey
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Pros: Now - absolutely none.

Cons: I submitted a review earlier tonight, and afterwards, updated the Walknbook to Windows 10 1511 (the "big" November 2015 update).
Now, the touch screen is defective and every second or so I see the little circle presses in at least 2 random points on the screen.
Tablet was perfectly fine prior to 1511 update which had originally failed to install for some reason.
At this point, I have a paperweight.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this, just don't. You'd be better off with a throwaway Android tablet.

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