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Foxconn R10-D2 Intel Atom D510 Intel NM10 Intel GMA 3150 Barebone
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Mixed feelings about this product 11/02/2013

This review is from: Foxconn R10-D2 Intel Atom D510 Intel NM10 Intel GMA 3150 Barebone

Pros: OK the main advantages of this are the size (Mini ITX), the fairly performing CPU and the low power consumption. Other than that, we're off to the Cons...

Cons: First of all, the case is garbage. Cheap plastic and sheetmetal, be aware when you remove the top cover, the entire case warps like a pizza box held by a corner...

The power supply is DANGEROUS. First of all, about 6 months after I got this machine, the PSU fan started to make horrendous scratching and grinding noises. I could not figure why, At first I thought it rubbed against the steel enclosure of the PSU but no. I removed (cut off) the steel grill protecting the fan but the noise remained. I assumed it was from the bearing. A few months later, the fan noise increased to the point where I decided to scrap the cheap PSU and replace it by a good one. Then one night, while the machine was powerd on, the fan stopped working completely. I was woken up by the burnt electronics smell... Nice!

The only decent stuff in this machine are the motherboard, the CPU, the RAM. Thats IT.

Other Thoughts: I regret buying this. I should have invested the money building a machine or buying a good quality second hand computer.

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Noctua NH-U9DO A3 AMD Opteron, 4 Dual Heat-pipe SSO Bearing Quiet CPU Cooler
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Strong CPU cooler but HUGE!! 11/02/2013

This review is from: Noctua NH-U9DO A3 AMD Opteron, 4 Dual Heat-pipe SSO Bearing Quiet CPU Cooler

Pros: This CPU cooler simply is AMAZING! Quality is phenomenal and it ships with way too many accessories but I guess for the price tag its alright.

Cooling performance is also phenomenal. Under full load on all 6 cores, my Opterons 4334 are kept at around 35C which is pretty low if you ask.

The fans are hyper silent (you dont even head the air passing thru).

Assembly is easy and precise. Component machining is top of the line.

Cons: The instruction sheet is garbage. Most of the pictures are totally wrong (not showing the proper component options for the socket C32) and it is cryptic to follow. Thanks to my experience assembling computers, I did not use the instructions at all.

The thermal paste that came with the heatsinks is known to be low quality so I used Arctic Cooling MX-2 instead.

Finally, the SIZE. Its HUGE. Seriously its big, but since it cools very well my opteron cpu's even under full load, is it still a disadvantage? I dont think so but be warned. In my full tower Lian Li case, they barely fit.

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TRENDnet TV-IP572PI 1280 x 800 MAX Resolution RJ45 Megapixel PoE Day / Night Internet Camera
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This camera works very well with Zoneminder (a linux based surveillance system) and also seems to be rock solid so far.

The IR (night vision) works very well but the FPS drops by half which is totally normal due to the absence of light. The lens is easily adjusted by turning the outer front rim, and the mounting bracket is strong and easily adjusted.

Set at 1280x800 and 30fps, the picture is crisp clean and plenty fluid, enough to overload many surveillance systems.

The integrated firmware features (motion detection, recording, etc) makes the camera fully functional even standalone..

Cons: The FOV (Field of vision) or commonly called angle of sight is rather narrow. I'd say from a 20ft distance, you wont be able to see more than 30ft wide. From my living room's corner, I can barely capture the entire living room and its not a big house at all.

While I mentioned that the mounting bracket is strong and well built, it is LARGE!

Other Thoughts: Good overall surveillance camera, without any auxiliary surveillance system, the camera can perform very well on its own with a SD card.

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Display Name: LOUIS-PHILIPPE A.

Date Joined: 11/05/10

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  • Last Review: 11/02/13
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