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Pros: Fast, fast, fast. I live in a 2 floor apartment and can't run Ethernet where I need it. This is a great second option. Plenty of bandwidth for streaming over my Roku and Apple TV, for large file transfers from my NAS, and for having literally a dozen wifi devices active at any given moment without worrying about slowdown or interference.
Cons: Until yesterday, none. Then the router became completely unresponsive. Not wireless or wired connection. No GUI access. It also didn't respond to telnet. The router wouldn't reset either. The Buffalo logo on the front just flashes red and white, red and white. Red. And. White.
Other Thoughts: I am familiar with dd-wrt and have two other routers running it right now. I wanted to make the big jump from N to AC with a router specifically designed for it but maybe I'll just stick with N for a while. Although, that Linksys WRT 1900 is looking pretty attractive.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Keeps my card about 10 degrees cooler than it's partner in the lower slot under high loads and keeps it much cooler than the stock fans ~ 20 degrees cooler under load. Not silent but definitely quieter than the stock fans spinning at 50% to keep the card cool.
Cons: It's not cheap and you're already buying cards with cooling solutions built on that add to cost. Buy a reference card because 1, they fit this cooler better, and 2, they're usually a little bit cheaper.
Instructions are kind of basic. You can follow the steps but the images aren't going to be specific to your card's layout.
Not great for non-reference cards, more on that below.
Makes your card heavy.
Other Thoughts: Okay, so I don't have a windowed case and am pretty shameless about having a sloppy layout inside my PC case but if you're concerned about how it's going to look, plan your build carefully. Where are you putting the radiator? How will you route cables and tubes? I don't much care so long as airflow is largely unobstructed but you might.
I've been running 2 ZOTAC ZT-60802-10P GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB cards in SLI. My whichever card I had in the top position was running quite a bit hotter than the bottom card. Under load for a long time, say, gaming for 3+ hrs, the top card would eventually creep up to 80 deg. Celcius. So I decided to get this cooler to keep that top card nice and frosty.
These are non-reference cards and are super short compared to many cards. Although the cooler mounted just fine, the large VRM/DRAM backside heat sink hands about 4 inches off the back of the card. There's really nothing I can do about it short of cutting the extra part off with a hacksaw but that would prevent me from using it on a different card in the future. Also, there aren't many chips on the back of my card so it's not clear to me that the big hunk-a metal is going to do all that much.
***This is a heavy cooler and heat sync combination*** the kit includes a bracket to help support your card and I recommend using to avoid warping your PCB.