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CORSAIR RMx RM750X 750W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Nvidia Sli ready and crossfire support Power Supply
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4 out of 5 eggs Solid performance from a fully modular Gold Corsair PSU 03/24/2016

This review is from: CORSAIR RMx RM750X 750W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Nvidia Sli ready and crossfire support Power Supply

Pros: - This PSU is fully modular and has enough cables to connect dual GPU cards. Many PSU's out there claim to be modular but then the 24 Pin power cable and 8-pin CPU cable are connected.
- Single 62.5 Amp 12 V rail, I that is plenty of power to feed your overclocked Skylake CPU with a beefy Nvidia GTX 980Ti and a few hard drives. I actually [refer the stability of a single rail compare to PSU's that have multiple power rails, you get more stability and reliability on power delivery from my experience
- 135 mm thermally controlled fan, what this means is the fan turns on when needed and the speed is regulated according to how hot the unit gets.
- Comes rated 80 PLUS Gold efficiency, delivering 90% energy efficiency as per PSU rating, only the Platinum rating beats this.
- Pricing is very reasonable in my opinion, for the price you cant go wrong choosing the quality you get with this PSU.
- As expected from a Gold plus PSU you get 100% Japanese 105 C rated capacitors than ensure you get a very stable and consistent power feed with accompanying reliability.
- An impressive warranty, yes seven years and I can attest to Corsair's no hassle warranty, the stand firmly behind their products.
- In addition to the PSU and cables you get a storage bag to store the extra leftover cables as well as a few cable ties to tie the power cables behind your case motherboard plate or HDD frame.

Cons: - I have a full tower case and the PSU siths at the bottom, thus the 8-pin CPU power connector sits way up there. The cable that came with this PSU is too short, I had to use an extension piece to get it connected. i have to say that very few PSU's come with longer 8-pin cables so Corsair is not an exception.
- There is no way to test if the fan is working or not other than to wait for it to come above 300W load, so if the fan fails you would not know it... I would prefer that the fan spins very slow even at low load, that way you know it is working, something to think about.
- Other than this I could not find anything worth mentioning in this review that put me off.

Other Thoughts: - PSU came we packaged in the retail box, inside is the PSU came the following :
Corsair ATX Power Supply
AC power cord
DC Modular cable set
DC Modular cable storage bag
Cable ties
Corsair case badge
User Manual
My PC has the following spec: Intel 5820k hex core CPU OC'd to 4.5 Ghz with a GTX 970, 480 GB SSD , a couple of terabyte drives, all on a Asrock X99X Killer motherboard. CPU watercooled with a Corsair H100i CPU cooler
This PSU was more than enough to power my setup, you can even put in a GTX980 Ti or Titan and there will be plenty of juice left. I ran my system for about 10 hours over a couple of days gaming and the system was rock solid

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TP-LINK RE210 AC750 Universal Wi-Fi Wall Plug Gigabit Range Extender with External Antennas
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2 out of 5 eggs Looks great and has potential but fails at connectivity 02/19/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK RE210 AC750 Universal Wi-Fi Wall Plug Gigabit Range Extender with External Antennas

Pros: - Setup is very easy, follow the instructions in the enclosed foldout pamphlet and you can connect to your router in less than 5 minutes
- Configuring the extender is as easy as the setup, so you can adopt security settings of your router or set it up under different SSID's
- When connected it actually provides about 75-80% of the download speeds I get if connected directly to the router so not bad at all
- Price point is good for an AC wall extender
- Two external antennas which should give you strong signal coverage

Cons: Signal consistency on both 2 Ghz and 5 Ghz are very inconsistent, this is my biggest gripe and also a must have for an extender to be useful.
- Connection and signal drops on especially the 2 Ghz band frequently so much so that is is too frustrating to use as a reliable source of internet connection

Other Thoughts: - I had high hopes for this AC750 wireless extender, I have reviewed several TP products and most are great in terms of perfomance.
- The biggest plus is the ease of setup out the box and configuring the device to simulate your router settings.
- For any extender to be useful the connection needs to be consistent, I dont care if the signal is weaker, you can position the extender to give you the additional coverage, the biggest problem with this unt is that it drops connection too frequent so in the end it is not reliable, I tried to use it with our Bose Bluetooth speaker out by the pool connected to my wife's iPad and it drove her nuts as it would drop connection every 5-10 minutes.
So all in all I cant really give this the stamp of approval as it failed in the area where you need it the most and that is the ability to provide a consistent and reliable connection to the router.

My router is a Securifi Almond + gigabyte router (also reviewed here on Newegg) connected to a Altris Surfboard 6183 router with Comcast 180 mbps speeds

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TP-LINK TL-NC220 N300 Wi-Fi Network Day / Night Cloud Camera (White)
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4 out of 5 eggs Impressive low cost camera 01/08/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-NC220 N300 Wi-Fi Network Day / Night Cloud Camera (White)

Pros: -Very cheap for a WiFi camera
-Once I got it set up using it was very easy
-Came with a long power extension cable
-WiFi, so no need to have it tied to an Ethernet cable
-Can access feed on iPhone and via PC browser
-Built in microphone so perfect for a nanny cam
-Some nice security features that alert you when there is motion detected
-Flexible mounting options with a swivel head so you can adjust the view 360 degrees

Cons: -Had trouble to get the firmware updated, tried several times, was very frustrated.
-Could not access the camera from my Computer before I has it set up via my iPhone app.
-Video quality both day and night time pretty decent for what you pay
-Had a lot of issues with video feed breaking or lagging, also disconnected
-Need plugins to for Chrome in order to access video feed
-I like the fact that you can zoom in and pan on while on video feed
-Not waterproof so only for indoor use. On the back of the retail box it says it is for your backyard, I dont think so unless you put it under shelter or a roof
-N300 so range and signal strength is limited, you cannot put this too far from the WiFi router and expect great quality feed

Other Thoughts: Camera came with a short dual installation guide, one for the iPhone app and other for Windows.
Setting it up took a while as I had trouble updating the firmware, once I did that via the app on my iPhone, the rest was pretty easy.
Unfortunately I had to download plugins to get access via Chrome browser. Video quality both at day and night was pretty good for what you pay for this little device. For full features I suggest you download the manual and study it to make full use of it.

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