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Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST4000NM0033 4TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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Pros: 4TB drives are the sweet spot in the capacity-for-dollar equation right now. And Seagate's entire Constellation line are built solidly.

Cons: None, really.

Other Thoughts: I've used these at work in a bunch of servers, including a custom-built NAS server with 8x of them in the same chassis. Haven't had a single failure, yet. The two I just ordered will be for personal use in an 8-bay NAS appliance to replace some failing 2TB drives from another manufacturer (not entirely unexpected as they're nearly 3 years old desktop-grade disks).

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TRENDnet TV-IP310PI (v1.0R) 10/100 Mbps PoE Rort Outdoor 3 MP HD Bullet Day/Night IP Camera
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4 out of 5 eggs Finicky but results are good 12/22/2015

This review is from: TRENDnet TV-IP310PI (v1.0R) 10/100 Mbps PoE Rort Outdoor 3 MP HD Bullet Day/Night IP Camera

Pros: Image is above average (but not spectacular), uses standard PoE (802.11af) OR outboard DC power - depends on how you want it wired up, value for money is quite good. 3MP at this price?!

Cons: The 3MP image is narrower and taller than the other settings, particularly the 2MP (1080p) setting. Streaming that 3MP image means a reduction in framerate - about 20 fps max - where the 2MP image can stream at 30 fps. The onboard GUI for setup isn't very friendly and the included setup software is only good to get the basics set up. The included recording software isn't all that great, either, as playback isn't intuitive nor speedy. The IR blasters only light up a circle in the center of the image covering about 80% of the frame, likely as an effort at increasing the range which is impressive but unnecessary for my application (I need only about 50 feet and would prefer a more even spread).

Other Thoughts: I have a pair of these replacing some older, other-branded cameras that had lower resolution, had no night-vision and lacked true PoE capabilities. Both are mounted outdoors under the eaves of my home so they're well protected from rain/snow/etc. These new cameras work great with my 3rd party recording software and give me a better picture than my old units. When in night mode, they pick up even the earliest/latest twilight at dawn/dusk quite well. The IR blasters are really only needed for absolute darkness but do a great job of illuminating a good portion of the scene after the sun fully sets.

I'm using them at the 2MP setting to increase the framerate and to provide a wider horizontal picture of the scene over the 3MP setting. 2MP is still quite sharp. It's my new benchmark for acceptable image quality. I might add some IR floodlights to the areas being monitored to more evenly illuminate the frame and possibly eliminate the use of the built-in IR blasters. Otherwise, they're great units once you get past the clunky setup process.

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Corsair Obsidian Series 350D CC-9011029-WW Black Aluminum / Steel MicroATX Case with Window
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Pros: Understated styling. Comfortably fits full-size GPUs - I've got a GTX 580 in the top slot of my ASUS Maximus IV Gene and there's still about 4 inches from the front edge of the card to the front-mounted fans. Takes the Corsair H100, H105, and H110, though realistically only when fans are mounted on one side of the radiator due to interference with motherboard components.

Cons: If it weren't for certain top-mounted components on most motherboards - like the 8-pin CPU power connector and some VRM heatsinks - you could fit fans on both sides of the H100-series coolers (or anything of that same size). Using a 2x 120mm or 2x 140mm radiator at the top also means the top 5.25" bay won't fit an optical drive though a fan controller or similar panel would probably be fine.

Other Thoughts: I'm running the H100i and have the fans mounted between the top panel and the radiator in a pull configuration out the top and every other fan is pulling cool air in (yes, even the rear fan is pulling air in). It's also possible to mount the H100 on the front panel and use two sets of fans for a push-pull config, but I didn't want warm air coming into the case. If I did that, my GTX 580 would still fit. Any video card longer than that would probably interfere with a front-mounted push-pull config on any 2x 120mm radiator.

I've seen it mentioned somewhere in some professional review of this same case that a 2x 120mm radiator might fit with push-pull fans if mounted offset a little bit by using a 2x 140mm fan hole at one corner and using holes in the grill at the top for other mounting points. Not sure I'm willing to try that, though...

I had to put my optical drive in the 2nd bay (of 2) since the radiator and fans occupy about half the vertical space about 4 inches back from the front panel. Not a big deal for me since I have only one 5.25 inch device for this system. Fans are controlled by the motherboard and I have no need for flashy LCDs or switches.

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Display Name: Todd L.

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