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MSI R9 270 GAMING 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Caution for casual builders. 06/25/2014

This review is from: MSI R9 270 GAMING 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Pros: Great performance for the price, quiet, and runs cool.

Cons: Suffered instable systems with this card; seems picky on other hardware.

The power draw through the PCI-E seemed erratic. Would lock up on an Intel and Zotac ITX mobo but performed flawlessly on an Asus. Same results going between 450w, 600w, and 800w PSUs so I am assuming it draws the full 75w or more on the lane and the cheaper motherboards cannot handle it.

Other Thoughts: Fans do not exhaust out the faceplate of the card so you will need good airflow within your case.

Height of the card is abnormally tall making it not fit in one of my ITX cases but unnoticeable in other situations.

Tests for system lock ups were run with an i5-2500, i5-2500k, and FX ‑8350. Three ITX boards and two ATX. Results having the lock up seem to be consistent on "non-gaming" quality boards but the same boards ran stock XFX 7850s and 6950s just fine with the same setup. Technically this card should pull less power than either of the other two. I wish I had more time to figure this out.

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SAMSUNG Xpress SL-M2825DW/XAC Monochrome Laser Printer
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Better than I hoped for. 06/25/2014

This review is from: SAMSUNG Xpress SL-M2825DW/XAC Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: Fast, quiet, and user friendly. DVD wizard will automatically set the printer on your network for you. So far has been better and more reliable than my HP printer.

Eco Printing is fully customizable to whatever settings you want and some I never thought I could do.

Cons: Concerned that I should have just spent the extra money for a multifunction printer, but this is a speculative concern.

Other Thoughts: Before I purchased this, I was reading people talking about paper jamming and I was a little concerned. The instructions state you need to adjust the tray size in the hopper to letter or A4. If you try to shove the paper in the tray the way it ships, it will not fit and it will jam it up.

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D-Link Amplifi HD Media Router 1000 (DIR-657) Wireless N300, HD Fuel QoS, USB SharePort, Gigabit
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: internal hardware is great for its price.

Cons: Internal antenna is weak for its class. HD Fuel can cause lockups or deny other devices access to the network. Noticed this using an iPad and a Samsung Nexus; my other devices could no longer use any network resource.

Software is bloated and convoluted. Even the most mundane changes require to bounce or restart the device. Hardware is not compatible with Tomato or dd-wrt. May see if I can do a simple flash to boot off of the sd slot and try m0n0wall or pfSense but that may brick the device; I do not care at this point.

Other Thoughts: Palatable if you disable the qos and HD Fuel, then solder in some SMA Antenna Adapters and 3DBI SMA Antennas but the software is still lack luster.

If you really want to give D-Link your money, buy a DIR-615 and flash to dd-wrt, it has a few MB of memory and a 400 MHz processor so its throughput is excellent. You just do not have the gig-E. If you need gig-E then spend the extra money for a DIR-835

I would not recommend any D-Link beyond one that you could flash from their stock software. The hardware is not bad but you can get comparable or better from Buffalo or Asus and their customer support offered no technical details of the device and only advised to reset to default settings which was what cause my devices to drop from the network every time my phone accessed the wireless.

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Date Joined: 09/26/05

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  • Last Review: 06/25/14
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