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Linksys WMP600N Wireless Adapter with Dual-Band IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Has 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Has WEP, WPA/WPA2 Personal, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
Has 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g

Cons: 9 months: Started acting flaky (dropping 5GHz signal)
11 months: Died

Other Thoughts: Bought 2/28/2011, died 2/3/2011. Wondering how difficult it will be to cash in on the 1 year parts warranty.

I do love that it goes on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz to go with a dual-band router... but... if it's dead, that doesn't help.

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SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I like this. Once I got it set up I can't really find much fault with it.

Cons: The only real problem I had with this card is that because I was using this in conjunction with my AVR and HDTV, it would always revert the aspect ratio and resolution to a low resolution when it turned on or after it came off of the screen saver. This was fixed after I went to the Catalyst HDTV/HDMI setup and added a native graphic of my liking to the "list." It now runs fine. More of a fault of mine for being a n00b in hooking up an AVR and HDTV instead of a monitor.

Other Thoughts: I built a HTPC with this so all it is being used for is movies, internet browsing, and YouTubing. I simply don't need a card that blasts pixels for games. My main concern is that I would have a HDMI port so I could link into my AVR. Done.

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Rosewill RSV-R4000 Black 1.0mm SECC, 4U Rackmount Server Chassis 8 Internal Bays, 4 Included Cooling Fans
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I think this case is a great buy. Lots of room and can adapt for a lot of different things. I thought it was a nice addition that you could remove the hard drives from the front. There are people here saying that once you install the HDDs that you won't be able to take them out. Not true. Open the case depress the top buttons, and then push the 4 HDD chasis out. The fan will come out with it. This also makes for an easy way to change your front fans, should you have trouble with them.

I like the rail that goes across the top. Instead of trying to cram everything under the MoBo or in some corner, just zip-tie them to the rail. sure, when installing a new full size card or MoBo you have to take it out, but really how often are you going to do that? My HTPC looks very clean due to this rail.

Cons: There are small screws on the top. Others said that they were soft and stripped out but I didn't have that problem - just do it manually with a screw driver and don't torque the **** out of it.

I installed my Blu-ray drive and when pushing it in it disconnected the front USB cable. I had to figure out how to get it to release since it uses slide plates to mount your 5.25 drives. I ended up loosening the wall screws (near middle) and thuse relieving pressure on the one rail.

If you have something like a Logitech Unifying receiver in the front USB ports, you can't close the front cover. Not a problem, just get out your dremel and cut out a slot for them.

Other Thoughts: I built a HTPC with this. For granted, this piece is a little long and I am going to have to knock out the back of my entertainment system to get it to sit flush. The nice thing that I didn't expect was that this has rubber feet, maybe for people like me.

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Kyle H.'s Profile

Display Name: Kyle H.

Date Joined: 08/03/06

  • Reviews: 19
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 05/15/09
  • Last Review: 02/04/12
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