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TP-LINK TL-NC230 HD Wireless Day / Night Surveillance Home Security Camera Motion & Sound Detection 150Mbps Wi-Fi Expansion
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2 out of 5 eggs I don't think I would rely on it. Software has many issues. Camera a few as well 06/27/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-NC230 HD Wireless Day / Night Surveillance Home Security Camera Motion & Sound Detection 150Mbps Wi-Fi Expansion

Pros: It was fairly simple to set up. and that's about the best that I can say at the moment.

Cons: Picture even though it is supposed to be 720p, is still grainy because it's only a 1 megapixel camera.

Software interface is super "buggy". You virtually have to use a web interface to get the camera set up halfway decent.

Day, Night, Automatic setting is buggy. Sometimes picture blinks in and out until you toggle it back and forth between the settings

Only operates on 2.4 Ghz

Has to have a wall wart attached. Would be better if it was battery powered by lithium cells.

Just about useless as a range extender. Don't even bother

Other Thoughts: I typically like TP-Link products. I have been using their AC-routers and AC-wifi adapters for some time. Those items are some of the best on the market. This, not so much. Very easy to get working, very hard to get working properly. The smartphone app doesn't work that well, and frankly, to me after using it for 30 days I was greatly disappointed.

I give it two eggs, and that is being generous. There are other options out there that cost a little more money, and will do a better job.

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TP-LINK Archer T1U Wireless AC450 Nano USB Adapter Support Windows 10 with New Driver Update
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4 out of 5 eggs TP-LINK ARCHER T1U AC450 NANO USB ADAPTER-GOOD BUT WITH LIMITS 05/23/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer T1U Wireless AC450 Nano USB Adapter Support Windows 10 with New Driver Update

Pros: Very small size for use with laptops

Works very well with Windows 7, requires drivers to be loaded for Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

Range is very good for it's small size (also see Cons)

Price is well within reason

Cons: Adapter is 5 Ghz only, hence 802.11AC only

Range, though good for it's size, is not as good as slightly larger units that protrude more

Even when connecting to a TP-Link AC compatible router, the dongle would only achieve AC150 speeds when used in a USB 2.0 port, no matter what the range. Would only do 433Mbps connection rate when used in a USB 3.0 port.

Best to use the drivers on the disc or from the TP-Link website for all Windows versions

Other Thoughts: I am a firm believer in TP-Link 802.11AC networking products. I use them almost exclusively in my home. This little nano adapter does work well, but for the same money, you can get a comparable adapter that works on both 2.4 Ghz and 5Ghz bands. To me that is the only way to go. Not everywhere you go will have 5Ghz networking available, so if you travel a lot, look for a different adapter. If you use this it home on your 802.11AC networking system, it should work well as long as you are in a reasonable distance. I tend to stay away from the super small nano adapters like this because of the range limitations they have.

This is a nice little adapter. In several weeks of trial, it has not faltered but works very well for its intent. I give it a solid 4 egg rating. Not the best in the world, not the worst, but a quality TP-Link product.

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CORSAIR RMx Series RM850X 850W 80 PLUS GOLD Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply
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5 out of 5 eggs AN EXCELLENT MID LEVEL POWER SUPPLY FOR MODERATE COMPUTER SYSTEMS 03/06/2016

This review is from: CORSAIR RMx Series RM850X 850W 80 PLUS GOLD Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Very Solidly built with heavy heatsinks and quality internal components

Excellent 7 year warranty from Corsair

Flat cables, and plenty of them, are easy to place in the computer case

Voltages stays rock steady even under heavy overclocking

One large, very quiet fan that does a more than adequate job

Single 70 amp 12V rail as is common on most power supplies

80 Plus Gold Certified

Can handle more than two video cards

Cons: Case will require adequate cooling for good operation. This PSU is large, and will need room around it with good air flow to stay cool.

Price, even for a quality unit like this, is a little steep in my opinion

Other Thoughts: This is a high quality power supply from Corsair and should work well in a moderate gaming rig with dual video cards. For an extreme gaming rig, you might want to consider the 1000 watt unit for some additional breathing room. Don't attempt to install this in any less than a larger Mid ATX case, and it really should be used in a full ATX case only with adequate airflow.

The voltages stayed steady on an overclocked Core I-7 in a large ATX case with two video cards. With a moderate overclock, I don't remember the voltages changing any at all over the week I tested it.

With a full 7 year warranty from Corsair, I really can't find any one great fault with this PSU. It works well for what it is truly designed for, therefore it gets a full 5 Egg rating. The RM850X would be a great PSU for your next build, you can't go wrong with it.

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Date Joined: 09/28/02

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