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Rosewill ROCF-11004 - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan - Hydro-Dynamic Bearing, Silent, 2-Speed with PWM Control
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Pros: I have been building computers now for about 20 years. I have been thought the major heat generating of dual R9 290's and these fans' were the best fans for the price I have EVER used. They move some serious air. Unlike many of the overpriced fans of today that are mainly concerned about static pressure. I recently did a build with some white Fractal fans that were supposed to be awesome. They looked great, but they couldn't get the air moving in the case. So I added 2 of these to the a side and front "pusher". What a total difference it has made. my case temps went down 5 deg celsius.

Cons: The only cons are; that Rosewill does not make these in either clear or white versions, and that is is not completely silent at full RPM.

Other Thoughts: Static pressure is mostly good for radiators and exhaust fans. It is imperative to get the cool air into the case which Static pressure cannot accomplish. In fact, it can hinder airflow if it is too great.

Silicon Power 64GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP064GBUF3B05V1K)
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3 out of 5 eggs 64GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive 08/18/2016

This review is from: Silicon Power 64GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP064GBUF3B05V1K)

Pros: +Cheap 64GB
+EZ to use
+Faster than USB 2.0 sticks
+Lifetime warranty

Here are the numbers Test : 4096 MiB [G: 0.2% (0.1/57.7 GiB)] (x3)
Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 95.788 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 82.598 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 11.776 MB/s [ 2875.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 0.015 MB/s [ 3.7 IOPS]
Sequential Read (T= 1) : 90.386 MB/s
Sequential Write (T= 1) : 40.053 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 11.746 MB/s [ 2867.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 0.013 MB/s [ 3.2 IOPS]

Test : 100 MiB [G: 0.2% (0.1/57.7 GiB)] (x3)
Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 98.035 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 22.675 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 14.426 MB/s [ 3522.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 2.210 MB/s [ 539.6 IOPS]
Sequential Read (T= 1) : 111.150 MB/s
Sequential Write (T= 1) : 20.934 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 12.486 MB/s [ 3048.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 1.280 MB/s [ 312.5 IOPS]

So what does that all mean? It means this drive is about as fast as a 5400 Rpm hard drive, with the exception of random writes. It is about 4x faster than a typical USB 2.0 stick. But the middle of the road as far as USB stick performance. At the price point, it is pretty much a disposable item and will serve its needs. I do like the very small red LED as it is not obnoxious as many other LED's used today.

Cons: -Cheap plastic build
-Plastic builds static charges
-Slider has poor operation
-It does not "Blaze"

II know I am being critical for a $16 USB stick, and for a cheap stick it does its job. However, I have a Corsair GTX 128 GB stick that is about 2.5 times faster than this and it is built like a tank. I do not feel the same about this item. The slider mechanism is cheap and does not operate smoothly. It is good this has a lifetime warranty because it feels cheap and since it is made of plastic, it is susceptible to static charge build up, the number one killer of portable storage. Secondly is not un-mounting the USB drove before removal. It does not "blaze" as the name implies, false marketing.

Other Thoughts: I think I will make this a WIN10 installation drive possibly or maybe a save game drive. I don't think I would trust it with anything more valuable. I have my encrypted Data traveler for that.

In conclusion, this drive does offer good value for a USB drive at this price point, but you can expect to use the warranty.

ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n AiProtection with Trend Micro for Complete Network Security
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Pros: ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
AiProtection with Trend Micro for Complete Network Security

+ASUS quality router and Firmware
+EZ Setup and use
+Great GUI
+Phone AP Setup and control
+Dual AC
+Trend Micro Built in and free!

I have been a fan of ASUS routers for many years now, as they were some of the first to have a functional mouse driven GUI. To this day all of my ASUS routers still work and have proven themselves to me over the long haul. I have used MANY brands of routers, but NONE of them have the continuous updates to firmware like ASUS. Their software has been getting better and better over the years, now they have added an Apple and Android AP to quickly control your routers basic functions and monitoring. If you haven't tried an ASUS router before, do not will love it!

I set this particular router up as a Wireless-AC1900 access point. Connecting it to another DSL router. I chose to do this for the ease of setup, and I didn't have to reprogram all the PPOE information into it. The purpose of this wireless setup was 2 fold. To isolate 2 gaming computers on the 5 GHZ band and run the rest of the wireless on the 2.4 GHZ band. The two both that game on the 5 GHZ band well they are teenagers and as such need to have tighter controls.

Both wireless computers were able to reach their full AC speeds of 956 Mb/S with their cards and experience < than 1ms of lag..EXCELLENT! Using the full bandwidth available. Streaming of video was perfect and while gaming there was no discernible difference between being wired and running wireless, That is what impressed me the most oh how this technology has blossomed! Here is the beauty of this setup, if the boys do get grounded, then all mom has to do is get on her router AP, while at work, and disable the 5ghz band! Viola instant grounding. While everyone else can still use their devices! Of course, Asus routers also have a programmable time schedule based on a mac address basis, allowing you the power to make sure your kids are not up all hours of the night on their phones! (at least wirelessly)

The Trend Micro malware and virus protections are very welcome at the router firewall level, something that you really MUST have in today's times. Especially with all the dangerous non-Microsoft based viruses. This router has a security check that informs you of weak links in your setup, follow it and you will be more secure.

Honestly, this router is so robust, there is no way I can write the review on every function, and if I did you would be put to sleep. Trust me when I tell you it will handle just about every setup you will use in the house. But where it excels is when used in a network of other Asus routers. There are 4 ways you can setup this router, Standard full router, Wireless AP, Wireless Media Bridge, and Wireless repeater.

Cons: -This router pretty much is obsolete
-Much faster routers out there
-It should be in the sub $100 range normal price
-stands up tall

Honestly, the average home can easily saturate this router when everyone is using many devices all at once. I feel this is really the minimum that a router should offer for speeds today.(-1 egg here) Asus should kill any products that are lower, if they haven't. Other than that, there are really no cons that I can find to owning an Asus router. Just make sure you have cables connected correctly for their use. Also put them in a well-ventilated area, to make sure they stay cool. They are basically a small computer now and stay busy 24/7

Other Thoughts: Here is something important to know. When connecting to another router as I did, make sure the Ethernet connection between the two of them connect to the BLUE Ethernet/internet port.

Here is another tidbit, I recently had to return a motherboard to Asus for warranty work and believe it or not, Asus seems to have made a major effort in their RMA process and attitude. Also not this is the ONLY item I have ever had to return to them. I have owned many Asus products and their engineering (software and hardware) is superior to most other brands.

What impressed me most about ASUS is the firmware updates, even my “Old” Asus RT_66U 450Mb/s x2 router received updates that allow the use of the AP and many of the benefits that the newer routers have. That is really wonderful they still support a product that is EOL. Thank you Asus for listening to your customers! I am sure the huge number of complaints about customer service started to hit the bottom line, but they do look at reviews here and do try to help customers, and that is important in my eyes.


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Display Name: Jamie K.

Date Joined: 02/14/02

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