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DEEPCOOL M6 Laptop Cooling Pad 17
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Not bad.... Not bad... 08/27/2014

This review is from: DEEPCOOL M6 Laptop Cooling Pad 17" with 2.1 Speaker System 140mm Fan 4 USB Ports

Pros: - Lightweight
- Multiple USB ports
- Built in speakers
- Pull fan configuration

Cons: - 2.1 Speakers (Wish they were 5.1)
- Requires it's own DC power (no USB power)
- Was using an air duster to clean it out and it blew off one of the aesthetic internal grates. I tried to pull it out but I've had no luck. Poor construction or bad luck? Not sure.

Other Thoughts: - Dropped my temps by about 10c under full load on my gaming laptop, which is pretty significant.
- I expected the CFM to be a bit higher, but we can't have it all.

I would recommend this product to anyone with a laptop that gets way too hot.
It should definitely help extend the life of the hardware by a few months if not years.

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ASUS ROG MATRIX-R9290X-P-4GD5 Radeon R9 290X 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Impressive Size
- Sleek Design
- Awesome color changing load indicator
- Scored a 4816 on Firestrike Extreme with a very mild (5%) overclock.
- Runs much cooler than a lot of other 290x designs.
- This is amplified if you have a massive case with great airflow (I have the Corsair 900D)

Cons: - As I stated above I have the Corsair 900D Case, I had a hard time getting the screws in due to the lack of room to get my hands in there (and they are petite), this is because the size of the cooling block & backplate add alot of extra bulk to the card that I have not seen in other models I've previously owned.

- These use Elpida RAM, which are known to have problems with artifacts. I was able to overclock using the following settings:

GPU Clock: 1150 Mhz
GPU Voltage: 1300
Memory Clock: 6000 Mhz
Memory Voltage: 1550
Power Target: 150
Fan Speed: 60-75%

If I went anywhere beyond this point, I would see artifacts on a semi-consistent basis in most benchmarks (Heaven, Valley, 3D Mark, etc.)

But if you have problems with it, do your research - the hotter they VRM gets, the more likely the card will throttle itself and result in artifacts. Also, individual results will vary when playing the silicon lottery with any GPU.

- Not really a con, but this card will run hot on air. I'm accustomed to having my cards run under 50c, this one can and regularly does go 60+ depending on the load I'm throwing at it and whether or not it's over clocked. Just remember this: The more voltage you have the card using, the more heat it will generate. If you watercool it, I think one might be better off buying a cheaper 290x and putting a water block on there or getting an ROG poseidon.

Pick your poison ya know?

Other Thoughts: It really is a great card, I have seen monstrous performance increases compared to my old card. (HD 7870) Yeah the price was a little high, although I was going to originally buy the DirectCU II version, I waited for the drivers to mature a little bit before making a purchase.

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D-Link  DCH-M225  Wi-Fi Audio Extender
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Pretty Slick - I'm diggin it 07/23/2014

This review is from: D-Link DCH-M225 Wi-Fi Audio Extender

Pros: Wifi Range Extender AND a Wifi Streamer!
WHAT!
IOS & Android Capable
Competitive pricing to performance ratio

Cons: - Only problem that I had with this bad boy is depending on the Wifi security type (WEP....) it can seem to be a bit problematic with dropping connection sometimes, but this could also be related to interfering signals in my area...
-Initial setup could have been a little more intuitive for the not-so-savy tech user. But what can you do?

- You may need to change the wireless channel you are broadcasting on if you are using it as an extender. I was only able to get it to pick up the signal using channels 2, 4, 7 & 11. But again this may be specific to my network / locale.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend using this for personal use around the house.

Flash the firmware.

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Craig B.'s Profile

Display Name: Craig B.

Date Joined: 11/03/09

  • Reviews: 49
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  • First Review: 03/02/10
  • Last Review: 08/27/14
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