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TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Entry Level Superstar 03/12/2014

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case

Pros: This TP-Link switch is a fantastic entry level PoE switch with 8 ports (4 PoE). It's simple in design, but has a rugged build with a quality feel thanks to a metal casing. It has a good weight to it, but it's not over bearing. Definitely a quality feel. The front panel is clear and uncluttered making testing/diagnosing simple and a breeze. Best of all, the LEDs are not blindingly bright.

In short: it's basic, performs well for its speed and has a great price for what it offers.

Cons: Ports are NOT gigabit. While most people won't need full gigabit it does limit the device somewhat (esp. for people archiving large HD files). Just something to be aware before ordering the device.

Other Thoughts: This is a fantastic entry level PoE switch for all intents and purposes. While not gigabit, most users will not notice the lack of speed from day-to-day and home use unless they're transferring massive files (multi-GB). That said, transferring large files was still swift, and I really had no complaints. It worked well enough streaming HD 1080P content with no hiccups.

The power adapter is rather large, but it's easily tucked away and hidden.

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AMD Radeon™ RP1866 Performance Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory AP316G1869U2K
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Ridiculously fast RAM without being bulky or overly complicated (unnecessary fins, LEDs or odd gimmicks). It's straight forward and fast, and doesn't try to play up the "gamer" card EXCEPT where it counds: performance. Memory was benchmarking with reads at 21,365 MB/s, writes 22,448 MB/s over MaxxMEM (1.99). No issues, just pure speed!

I've seriously not been this happy with a single product in a long time. My system's been running it solid 24/7 since I installed it, folding@home and gaming... flawless stability.

Cons: NONE! Seriously, none.

Other Thoughts: These DIMMS made me realize just how SLOW my old RAM was (15,076MB/s reads, about 33% slower). RAM was testing on an X79 platform. Worked beautifully.

Also a plus: packaging was easy to open and waste was somewhat minimal. No risk of cutting fingers on evil blister packs.

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Corsair Vengeance 1400 Dual 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Pretty Much Perfect 11/20/2013

This review is from: Corsair Vengeance 1400 Dual 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset

Pros: The Corsair 1400s are perfect in almost every way - from construction to sound. The headset is solidly built with strong plastic that feels durable in the hands using quality material. I really don't worry about dropping these and having them shatter.

The cups isolate sound fairly well, helping deliver uninterrupted audio fairly decently. As for sound, it's fairly clean and delivers a crisp sound that works well over gaming, movies and music that rivals some more expensive alternatives I've tried. After several hours of wear they still felt comfortable, so the memory foam definitely works, and works well at that.

I tested with 1400s with several movies (Pacific Rim!) with great success, gaming (PC and Xbox) and general music. All-in-all, sound quality is excellent, rich and with fairly deep bass. Out of box, the audio is fairly good, but tweak the EQ and these cans really start to shine. Definitely recommend a good sound card or headphone amp to go with them.

Microphone quality was crisp, clear with no interruption. The recording quality is easily the best I've ever experienced on a headset, hands down.

Cons: By default, the bass seems a bit strong on the headset. No doubt the sound is tweaked to gamers looking for rich explosions, gunshots and other audio, but it can feel a little heavy the first time you put them on.

Seems to have a slight issue with highs, but for the cost, it's not an issue. You can compensate with some EQ tweaks that mostly make up for it.

Other Thoughts: The cups swivel left to right easily enough, but not up or down. Because of this, the cups always feel like they're pressing into my head. If they had a bit of a vertical swivel they'd be perfect.

Jacks should be color-coded in future releases to separate audio/mic.

I think wireless is definitely the way to go with this pair of cans. It was the only thing I found myself wanting -- to be free of wires. Overall, I'm impressed.

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