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Pros: It's good quality PSU, it's mostly modular, and has more than enough wattage for any rig with a single video card. The price was attractive with the rebate.
Cons: Without the rebate, the price isn't quite as compelling without the rebate factored in. I sent in the required rebate materials (UPC code, copy of the invoice, and the rebate form), I even printed out labels for the address and return address so that there would no legibility problems. 4 months passed and I received rebates from the other parts for this build (Corsair and Gigabyte respectively) but nothing from Antec. So I emailed Antec about the missing rebate, and was told that they never received anything. And that I needed the UPC code and other assorted paperwork in order to be approved for the rebate. Of course that does me no good because I had sent everything in as instructed back in April. I did send a copy of the invoice attached to the email as proof that I did buy the unit. But as I sent in everything back in April, I did not have the UPC code on hand. So I'm basically out of luck, I understand that things get lost in the mail, but this was the only mail-in-rebate for this build that didn't go through as advertised. I'm quite disappointed.
Other Thoughts: The mail in rebate was the deciding factor between this PSU and another comparable PSU from another brand. With the rebate the HCG-620M was a better deal, without the rebate, I would've gone with the Corsair TX650M for a little more money.
To recap, the actual product is perfectly acceptable, and if you can catch it on sale when there's a rebate being offered (and the rebate actually goes through), it's a good value for money. But if you're as unfortunate as I was with the rebate, and basically getting nowhere with Antec's customer support. Then can do better, there's no shortage of decent PSU's on the market, and you can probably get something just as good or maybe a little better for the same (non-rebate) price.
This review is from: Rosewill RNX-N250UBE (RNWD-11006) Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 2T2R / 2x 5 dBi External Antenna / Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP (Hex & ASCII), WPA/WPA2, WPA(TKIP with IEEE 802.1x)/WPA2(AES with IEEE 802.1x)
Pros: exceptional reception, excellent connection speed
Cons: It's physically large, but the base/USB cord makes positioning it pretty easy
Other Thoughts: My gaming desktop is on the other side of the house from my router, and with my old Netgear wireless adapter (WN111v2) I was getting 1 or 2 bars and the link speed was rarely over 72 Mpbs. I added a range extender about halfway across the house and that helped somewhat, I got up to 108 Mpbs, but I was still only getting 13-17 Mpbs on speedtest, My service is 50 down/ 10 up. So I bought this adapter. I've used the RNX-N180UBE with great success at work, so I decided to try the RNX-N250UBE for home use.
It made a staggering difference. My network speed with router is now either 300 or 270 Mbps, I have 5 bars, and my speednet speeds are 48-52 Mbps down and 10-12 Mbps up. I'm impressed.
Pros: - Setup is very easy. Plug in the drive, download and run the software, and you're done
- Cost is relatively low
- Noticeable perfomance increase (reduced boot times, etc.)
Cons: Software isn't totally reliable. I had to unistall the software and reinstall after a just a few weeks of use. Apparently the caching software doesn't like certain programs, like some antivirus programs, and some backup utilities. If it has a problem, you'll have to unistall and reinstall the software.
Other Thoughts: Make sure you keep the Dataplex software key handy. It's printed on the drive itself and nowhere else. Having a P67 board I was kinda envious of the Z68 boards , hardware-based SSD caching capabilites. Not wanting to buy a new board quite yet, I decided to give this a shot. It's a great idea in theory, and it does work as advertised when it's running correctly, but running into these issues after only a month of use does give me pause. Hoprfully future versions of the Dataplex software will improve reliability and compatability.READ FULL REVIEW