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MSI H97 Guard-Pro LGA 1150 Intel H97 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Can overclock G3258 - see notes 12/14/2014

This review is from: MSI H97 Guard-Pro LGA 1150 Intel H97 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Cheap, solidly built motherboard. Quality seems good. Feature rich UEFI although H97 chipset is limited in how to use these features. For a budget build it's been good, motherboard, CPU and memory for about one fifty. Re-used a case, PSU and had a spare cooler. The combination runs my World Community Grid units about 3 times faster than an old 2.8Ghz Core2Duo machine I had dedicated to it.

Cons: Don't be fooled by MSI's website, the manual or the BIOS about easy overclocking on a H97 motherboard. The H97 is not designed for it. It was originally designed for business use and stability. The manual is shared between the Z97 and H97 and lots of features (such as CPU overclocking) are not available. There is a work around (see other thoughts). Half the time the motherboard would not recognize my SSD when booting until I disabled 9 of the 12 boot options.

Other Thoughts: Back in July 2014 a hacked bios was released that allows this motherboard to overclock the multiplier. It's not available through MSI but several sites link to it (called E7923IMS.TK2). Owning a G3258 it allowed me to take the 3,2Ghz CPU up to 4.2GHz with minimal tweaking. It should go higher but I am learning the steps, currently I've hit a wall at the 43x multiplier :(

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MEElectronics N8-CR 45 degree 3.5mm stereo, gold plated Connector Binaural Noise Isolasion In Ear Headphones (Chrome)
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Cheap with promo code. Look pretty stylish.

Cons: One channel died after only 2 days of use. They weren't used in a harsh environment. Not sure I want to waste time and money organizing and RMA and shipping these back to Newegg.

Other Thoughts: I've purchased lots of MEE headphones over the past few years. They usually last a few months before something happens to them. I have always felt we were getting our moneys worth out of them. Unfortunatley it looks like I may have to look at a different brand in the future.

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D-Link DCS-940L 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless N H.264 Network Camera
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Follow up - Still Hopeless 10/06/2012

This review is from: D-Link DCS-940L 640 x 480 MAX Resolution RJ45 Wireless N H.264 Network Camera

Pros: I am struggling to find any. The camera appears to work pretty well in low light. I have hung on to this camera in the hope of firmware / support improvements... But they haven't come.

Cons: I've had this camera almost 2 months and even though D-Link has released two App updates for ios5 issues and the release of ios6 this camera still crashes the mydlinklite app. I also purchased the mydlink+ app and the app is unable to ever connect to this camera. Remote access appears only available on a Windows PC.

Other Thoughts: I purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment for my business, and currently D-Link is contacting me about becoming a VIP+ partner. I don't think I am interested if you are going to not support you products. I have now seen the more expensive Logitech cameras in action and viewed on an iPhone.... If you are looking for a remote camera solution, then maybe looks at those.

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GAVIN T.'s Profile

Display Name: GAVIN T.

Date Joined: 01/02/07

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 10
  • First Review: 04/23/07
  • Last Review: 12/14/14
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