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This review is from: Belkin F9K1015 N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender
Pros: Small, functional, minimalist. It also does exactly what it says on the box!
Other Thoughts: This device is possibly the simplest piece of active networking gear I have ever installed. 3 steps, 1) plug in 2) connect a computer to the new network 3) when connected tell the Belkin which network to extend and enter the password for said network. That’s that!
I have in the past setup network extenders and they’ve been a little finicky but we’ve got there in the end, the Belkin, however, I’m confident my 12 year old grandson could connect it successfully. I will probably buy one of these for my son in law for Christmas as he has a large double garage that is just on the periphery of his house wifi with a low signal strength and one of these should bring it up to a more acceptable strength.
Pros: Reserved good looks! Very quiet, actually silent under normal loads. Modular cables come with their own bag for those not being used. Warranty is for seven years, yes SEVEN years, a warranty period not usually seen on anything in electronics! Nice to see a manufacturer having confidence in their products and putting their warranty where their mouth is. The modular cables are long enough for most cases, and they’re fabric wrapped making them easier to bend. 10 SATA connectors and 8 Molex connectors, given this thing can provide 70.8A on the 12V rail it certainly has the cables to distribute it. 80 Plus Gold Certified, meaning that it is at least 80% efficient in terms of energy usage, note this certification does not apply when the PC is in standby mode. This thing could be used as a very effective home defense weapon, it is heavy, I mean very heavy!
Cons: I got nothing…!
Other Thoughts: I put this in my media server, fairly ancient (10 years old) overclocked Q6600 (3GHz) on a GigaByte P45 board setup. It is old but it has 12 HDDs internally mounted, these comprise 8 x 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3s and 4 x 4TB Seagate ST4000DM000 and a 120 GB Corsair Force boot SSD running Windows 10 Pro under 4GB of DDR2. Coupled with a Hauppauge dual PCI TV card, two Highpoint PCI RAID cards and a Zotac GTX 8800S. As I said a very old system but one that can push the power supply. Well it did manage to trip the fan in the Corsair but only a couple of times when I had managed to max out the drive usage and the CPU. One curious thing, the PSU came with a black fiber drawstring bag, the PSU shipped in a fairly substantial box and the bag was shipped with it, the PSU was not in the bag. I don’t see a use for it, not unless they envisage you taking it out occasionally and putting it in the bag for safe keeping. Perhaps the only fault I can level at this supply is that it is expensive, but then you are buying a 7 year item with 80 Gold Cert., peace of mind is sometimes worth paying up front for.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: FSP Group AURUM S 400W Power Supply with Intel Haswell Certified
Pros: Faultless performance.
Other Thoughts: PSU has been working 24/7 since installed a little over a year ago. No glitches or problems on a Quad Core HTPC system with 8 HDDs, 1 SSD and a DVDRW.READ FULL REVIEW