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Pros: Inexpensive, no backplate necessary, seems to be well made for the price.
Cons: Doesn't fit into my nMEDIAPC 7000B case, nor into Rosewill Legacy V4 case.
Other Thoughts: The "93x59x118 mm [W x D x H]" dimensions printed on the box and listed on Newegg specs page are incorrect.
The width of this CPU cooler is indeed 93 mm. The 59 mm "depth" is the dimension of the CPU contact plate (not very useful), actual depth is over 90 mm with fan and brackets.
But most importantly, the height. I have no idea where the 118 mm size came from. The height of the just the heat-tubes from base-plate to top is already 130 mm, and it's 135 mm from the motherboard to the top, and 140 mm total height with brackets.
I didn't actually install this cooler, it clearly didn't fit. The heatsink seems well made. Brackets already installed with Intel OEM style mounts. I consider this an advantage. The cooler is lighter than I expected, so the weight shouldn't be a problem for the mounts. You would probably need to remove the fan to make installation easier, but that's a minor thing compared to the usual mess with brackets and backplates with other aftermarket coolers.
Overall this seems to be a good product, but very disappointed that listed dimensions were wrong and it didn't fit in my build after all the hours I've spent researching compact CPU coolers.
This review is from: Linksys EA6200 Dual Band AC900 Smart Wi-Fi Router
Pros: It works
Cons: Dismal WiFi range
No opensource firmware (e.g. DD-WRT)
Power brick is rated for twice as many watts than my old router,
I'm guessing this thing is pretty hungry.
Other Thoughts: I thought there were no bad WiFi routers left in this day and age. I was wrong. Certainly didn't expect it from a Linksys/Cisco product.
How can a WiFi router be bad at WiFi? It had one job... Yet, this thing has the worst WiFi range of any router I've ever owned in the last >10 years.
To add insult to injury, this router has an impressive spec sheet for the price. Gobs of RAM and flash, Broadcom chipset, GbE, USB, 802.11 ac. So much promise... If only I could replace the dumb, awful, stupid stock firmware with a nice DD-WRT build. No. Not an option. It's such a pity to see all this (presumably) nice hardware go to waste.
This review is from: Rosewill Legacy V4-S - Silver, Aluminum Alloy Micro ATX Computer Case
Pros: Light, well built, looks good.
Unusual layout, and still quite roomy for a compact mATX case.
Even the power button and HDD/Power LEDs don't look as gaudy as I feared.
No Rosewill logo on the case.
Cons: Good screwdriver and nimble hands required.
Dual front panel USB 3.0 ports and, maybe, an SD card reader would be nice.
Other Thoughts: One of very few mATX cases that fit into the standard IKEA KALLAX 13"x13"x15" cell. Definitely one of the best looking cases that do so. Now my LACK rack server has some company.READ FULL REVIEW