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LINKSYS WUSB6100M Next-Gen AC AC600 Mu-Mimo USB Adapter
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5 out of 5 eggs If you need a WIFI adapter, you won't go wrong with this one!! 06/18/2016

This review is from: LINKSYS WUSB6100M Next-Gen AC AC600 Mu-Mimo USB Adapter

Pros: The Linksys AC600 does what it says Linksys says it will do
*It set itself up on my laptop. I tried it on other machines, and at worse case I only had to download a driver and follow a few simple instructions. After installing, on my laptop, I had to go to WIFI settings to choose the new adapter. My settings showed WIFI and WIFI2. Turn WIFI off and WIFI2 on. If you move your new adapter to another machine. You can simply turn the old one back on without having to reinstall drivers.
* My laptop is 802.11n so ac was an improvement as was the MU-MIMO technology.
*Range was very good. Unless you have an unusually large yard, you should should be able to use this by the pool or garage with no problem. I went out to 50 yards through two walls and still had good reception.
* Speed was terrific compared to the built in WIFI. Of course speed varied depending on location and distance etc. Compared to my old laptop WIFI it was a significant improvement. I experienced as much as a 3x improvement on some file transfers. It was nice to be able to stream video without buffering. Even with up to three other computers on the router.
* USB 3.0: most computers have USB 3.0. if yours doesn't, your next one, most likely will. Your investment is safe.

Cons: Cons: No cons. Some folks my think the price is to high, but you just can't compare this to other adapters with out USB 3.0, MU-MIMO and dual band.

Other Thoughts: *I have a Linksys EA8500 router that is also MU-MIMO capable so I was able to take advantage of the technology. While you will not get maximum benefit from this adapter without a MU-MIMO router, think of it as an investment in the future. When you upgrade routers you will be ahead of the game. A product is only as good as the company that supports it. I have always had good service with Linksys. I would certainly recommend this adapter to anyone.

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DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240 CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with Dual 120mm FDB PWM Fan Rubber Coating Deep Silent Support LGA 2011-v3
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Pros: *The fit and finish on this cooler is top notch, all connections and seals were tight, no leaks. The black finish is attractive, but unobtrusive, keeping everything in your machine looking neat.
* This works with a wide variety of the latest AMD and Intel processors. You will most likely be able to use it when you upgrade your system.
*The install instruction are pictorial diagrams that showed how everything fits together. The instructions were very clear.
*This cooler cools your processor very well. In my case, however, it took some modifications to the installation for it to work .
* The two 120 mm fans move a lot of air and are petty quiet. Even at full speed, they aren't noticeably louder than the case fans.

Cons: * It did not fit my case, when installed according to instructions, even though the case is designed for a water cooling system with a larger radiator. When attempting to install it as directed, the fans interfered with my ram. The fans are 25 mm thick. a 20 mm fan would probably solve that problem. I had to install the radiator inside the case and the fans on top, outside the case, with the airflow from the outside in, to get adequate cooling. The case top cover had to be removed and it will not fit back on the case over the fans, So now I have an ugly case.
*The cooling block/pump mounting screws must be installed from the bottom of the motherboard which meant that I had to remove the motherboard. Not really a con, since it is the better way to mount it. Still, it is something to be aware of.
*The power hub did not provide sufficient power to the fans to cool the radiator. Using the power hub to power the fans, the processor temperature jumped quickly. The temp was 65 C. with the processor running at only 50%. The fans had to be connected directly to the power supply to get sufficient power to run high enough RPM. This of course means that the fans are at full power and you would need a fan speed controller to moderate the speed when full cooling is not needed.

Other Thoughts: *The cooler was tested on an AMD 8-core 8350 processor. It was previously air cooled with a top rated cooler with two 140mm fans.
*CPU burn-in was used to stress the system. HWMonitor was used to read temps.
*Ambient room temp is 85 F 29.5 C
*Air cooled and stressed for 1 hr on 8 cores Max temp was 61 degrees C.
*Water cooled with the Captain 240, Stressing 8 cores for 1 hr the max temp was 60 degrees C.
*Even though it was not a great improvement over the Air cooler. 60 C vs 61 C, both are in the same price range. It is a matter of preference. An air cooler that performs on par with the Captain 240 will be very large and fill up your case. Just something to consider.
*Since I now know what to expect. I would consider this system for a new build and would recommend it to others with reservation. It is a very nice cooler . A recommended case list and a FAQ sheet would be nice to see. Thinner fans would make it much easier to install.

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TP-LINK RE210 AC750 Universal Wi-Fi Wall Plug Gigabit Range Extender with External Antennas
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Pros: *Good price for this extender. You can pay more for just a wifi adapter of this quality without the extender capability. It also compares favorably with similar products
* Good quality. Well made device even the included ethernet cable is nice.
* Easy setup. Both with WPS or web based. After setup. simply unplug it and move to different locations to find the most efficient place
* Small enough to be inconspicuous
* An LED indicator helps to find the proper range from your router.
* Using the RE210 as a bridge is as simple as plugging in the ethernet cable after the initial setup and you still have the extender capability

Cons: I can't find any cons worth mentioning.

Other Thoughts: When used as a bridge, the RE210 gas been very stable ,I have not seen any dropped signals. This of course is going to depend on its location and distance from your router.
I tried this extender at two different buildings, my home and again at my business. The less capable router at the business netted the most benefit from this extender I was able to get an improved signal well outside the building and was able to use my tablet in areas that I cold not previously. At home I have a much better router, places where the signal is weaker showed some intermittent improvement, Location is everything with this extender I my take moving it several times to get the best performance. The bottom line is I can definitely recommend this product You may find more capable products, but you will probably pay more. It gets 4 eggs because it does what it said it will do pretty well. It did not exceed my expectations.

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Display Name: Steven H.

Date Joined: 03/20/07

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