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This review is from: NETGEAR JNR3210-100NAS N300 Wireless Gigabit Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Pros: Small, aesthetically pleasing unit. Fairly easy to set up. Had some good features that are normally associated with more expensive routers. All in all, seemed to be a pretty good router for the price... until recently.
Cons: Died after first firmware update. Is now essentially a high-tech looking paper weight.
Other Thoughts: After owning this for about a year and a half, and having a few quirky issues (primarily with the Wi-Fi connection), I decided to do a firmware update. I am absolutely certain I made no mistakes in the procedure, but none the less, immediately after attempting to apply the new firmware, the router went off-line, and ultimately never came back up. I tried to do a hard reset (more than once) with no luck. Now all the router will do is cycle through a colorful little led light show on the front panel, but otherwise is good for nothing more than a paper weight. Until now, I actually had a pretty good opinion of Netgear, but this incident is going to give me serious reason to reconsider.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill RCX-Z300 92mm Ball CPU Cooler
Pros: Awesome looking red and black fan. Copper core. Very quiet. Easy to install. Compact… does not require a lot of extra space around the CPU socket to mount. Works with a variety of processor sockets.
Cons: None so far
Other Thoughts: This is the best CPU cooler I have ever purchased for under $20, and actually performs better than just about any fan-based cooler I have ever used, regardless of price. The only time I can even hear it running is when I am really taxing my system hard. Even when it does rev up, it is quieter than most fan type CPU coolers I have used. It was painlessly simple to install and has worked perfectly since the moment I started using it.
The one thing I don’t understand after reading some reviews for this product, and other push-pin mounted CPU coolers, is why some people have so much trouble figuring out how to mount them. I have been building and servicing computers for many years now, and have installed/uninstalled these push-pin type coolers countless times. So far, I have never had a problem with breaking them or not getting them to stay put. There is no “twisting” or “turning” (as some people have stated) of the push-pins required for mounting. The pins simply have to be in the up (unlocked) position and rotated fully clock-wise (opposite direction of the arrow) before mounting. Then you simply align and insert the tips of the pins in the mounting holes on your motherboard and gently push them down until they click. The only time you should ever have to turn or twist the push-pins is when you dismount the cooler.
I hope this helps.
Pros: Renowned Corsair quality. A very well built, quiet, professional looking PSU. Comes with an impressive 7 year warranty.
Cons: None so far
Other Thoughts: I have been building and servicing computers for over twenty years (professionally and as a hobby) and from what I can tell so far, this may be the best PSU I have ever worked with. It has ample power for my modern, heavily equipped computer, yet very quiet, even when it’s massive cooling fan comes on. Plenty of cables for a variety of power connections. Comes with a high quality, high current AC power cord that’s about 50% thicker than the cords included with the average PSU. Includes a strong nylon pouch for the spare cables and a nice velvet carry bag for PSU. Everything I expected for a high-end PSU and more. Heck, even the box it was packaged in was impressive. I caught this on sale for a great price after promo code and rebate, and would not hesitate to buy another one if the same deal comes along again.READ FULL REVIEW