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Pros: Let me start of by saying that this device is worth EVERY PENNY! Excellent packaging, nothing bloated, packed well. Everything that is needed comes with it. Small cat5 patch, wall mounting hardware and desktop stand. Very good quality power brick, you can tell that it will last a while, unlike a lot of other cheap wall warts. Looks good I think. Fastest setup I've ever messed with. I had this thing up in 3 minutes. ANY ONE CAN SET THIS THING UP! I cannot stress that enough. This thing is dead simple, but if you want to log into the console via web there are a plentiful amount of options that even a power user like myself will enjoy. Very strong wireless signal, much more powerful that I thought it would be. I would compare this to some enterprise level AP's. Excellent online community. You can learn a LOT of what this device can do by heading over to the Securifi web forums. VERY easy to setup, depending on what you need. Router, 3 minutes, AP, 3 minutes, Range Extender, 3 minutes. I honestly can't stress enough how fast you can deploy this thing. It works that well! I would feel confidant to give this device to one of my parents and I'd easily be able to walk them over the phone as to how to get it rolling. But... A power user will still find PLENTY of fun things to do on this device. I mean, you can bridge over multiply interfaces, create new interfaces depending on which LAN port you want has Application-level gate way rules, active and static internal routes... All kinds of fun things if you have some decent networking experience. I was impressed!
Cons: Initial manual is lacking, since there really isn't anything. But honestly you just plug this thing in and wait a few minutes and then it's up. Answer some questions and you're golden. I honestly can't think of too many negative or cons to this device. It's that good. Price is sort of high, but you get what you pay for.
Other Thoughts: Like most high end routers, this one has some nice things built it. Home automation for one. I did not get a chance to check it with any sensors, but I have no doubt that it be hard to get going. Adding rules "if this then that" was very easy to setup and implement. The advanced setting in this device is a BEAST. OpenWRT will keep you busy for hours and there are TONS of options. That is the best part about this device, is that you can keep things SUPER simple and have a nice protected wireless network up and running in 3 minutes or you can play with lots of other stuff if you are a power user. Mount points, FTP/Samba shares, DMZ, port forwarding, VPN's, etc... It's all here and you can really get this thing to do magic if you know what you are doing with networking. This will now be my "go to" device to recommend for small business, friends and family. Time will tell how Home Automation works out. I still think that there is a long way to go to get things to become more main-stream. And whether this device will still play nice with that. There may be people out there that will go in to thinking that this device will do all their home automation needs and it may not. So make sure that you do your homework. I hope that they release more apps for the device, I like to glance over and look at the weather or time, I think that is neat. I have this device in my hallway and it looks nice. Using it now for almost a month I'm more than happy and will continue to put it through its paces.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Cooler looks pretty neat I think, but might not be everyone's "cup of tea" so to speak. Packaging and instructions were good, easy to understand and get started right away. Had everything that you could possibly need to get it mounted. 3 year warranty is always a nice thing to see, let's hope I don't need to use it anytime soon. I installed this in an old (but great) Antec Solo case. Socket 1150 main board. No issues. I've been running this cooler with an i7, good results for over 30 days. Much cooler and almost silent operation under normal desktop usage (web browsing, documents, etc) which was expected. The color of the cooler matched some of the other junk inside my case. But alas, I have no case window so no one will ever know what it looks like, so even with the cool illumination, I'll never see it... Still a nice touch. I think this thing would look great in a build where you could see it. Especially with the way it lights up.
Cons: When I fire up GTA5 this baby start to make noise and I can hear a slight rattle coming from it. I've check multiple times to make sure that it was seated properly and it was. Maybe a design flaw? Still seems to do its job however. Having said that, I think other coolers (see Antec and Corsair) have better pumps in them and make no noticeable vibrations. Like other cooling setups in this price range, you will NOT be able to move the tubing around a lot. So, this thing would work best for a mid tower case. If you have a case that might be cramped, look elsewhere... I think that first timers will have issues installing it and may even need a helper. I managed to install it without issue, since I've installed LOTS of different cooling setups. Just take your time and DON'T cross thread anything.
Other Thoughts: : I sort of have mixed thoughts on this product... It does what it is supposed to do but there are a few short comings. There are better coolers on the market, but you will pay significantly more money for them. So depending on your budget, you'll have to figure things out. Having said that, if this thing goes on sale it's a buy. Liquid cooling will make your CPU last a LOT longer and the benefit of quiet computing is fantastic. If you're a gamer, you will probably not be looking at this cooler since there are better ones on the market. But, if you have a limited budget, this thing is worth looking at and probably purchasing. The over-all fit and finish is okay and the fitment of the cooler is pretty easy if you have the right case. I'll continue to use this cooler in one of my secondary rigs to monitor its performance and longevity. I hope that with the way it is built it'll last a few years, but only time will tell. The 3 year warranty tells me that the mfg. has some stake in this product and they must feel like it'll last at least to 3 years, but probably longer.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Good packaging, nice and simple. Drive looks cool. This is my second OCZ SSD and the first one that I have is still working well. OCZ Barefoot Controller is known to be a very decent controller with high reliability and is said to manage data better. This in turn will move around larger amounts of data so that everything is in "line" so to speak, causing for less slowdowns. Honestly, with pretty much any modern SSD you'll have excellent and FAST performance. Some drives do offer a little bit more over-head that others, but this drive is still no slouch at all. I was able to average around 319-390 MB/sec read which is VERY respectable these days considering that this was an older Gigabyte Mainboard that I used for testing and close to 350MB/sec for writing. Windows 7 of course boots in around 20 seconds. Easily the best part about an SSD is watching how fast stuff loads up! 3 year warranty seems to be the norm these days with an SSD and that is what the OCZ drive has. Some of the higher end drives come with a 5 year. I like how this warranty is used by the serial number, so you won't have to remember keeping a receipt. But if this drive is sitting in a warehouse for a few months, does that mean the warranty will be less when purchased? I do not know... Having said all that, the "Shield Plus" Warranty statement seems to be really good, I just hope I do not need to use it any time soon... Otherwise this drive seems to handle everything that I throw at it. since it is a little bit fast than my older Samsung I'll probably use this as a primary drive.
Cons: Rated for 20GB a day of "host writes" this shouldn't be a problem for an everyday user, but if you are a power user I would steer clear of this drive, depending on how much data you will write to it. I like the idea of a serial based warranty date, but what if the drive is already 3-6 months old from the mfg. data, does that mean you have less warranty? I've always thought that the warranty started at time of purchase.
Other Thoughts: For people on the fence about this (or any SSD) you really just need to buy one. The performance that you get from a drive like this is amazing. A first timer will wonder why they did not upgrade sooner. The only thing that I am a little concerned about is the 20GB a day of "host writes" I think that for the most part, an average user (even myself) will have days where they will not touch 20GB of host writes. So honestly, I would say that this drive is good for an average user. When I do find myself using the computer a lot, it is with video editing (which this drive is good for) and gaming. I'm sure that a more performance SSD would benefit, but with the cost of this one being so low I will not be upset if the thing goes up in flames after 3 years. Just keep good backups and in 3-4 years when and if you need a new drive there will be even larger capacity drives with even cheaper price points! Even with me being a EggExpert reviewer, I want people to know what is going to work, how intuitive a product is and that it is a value, because at the end of the day that is all one can ask for! I look forward to continued good service out of this product and feel that it is a great deal!READ FULL REVIEW