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TP-LINK TL-NC200 Wireless Surveillance Home Security Camera Motion Detection 300 Mbps Wi-Fi Expansion
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Cheap. Setup was easy. Motion detection works reasonably well.

Cons: The built-in microphone mixes in the sound of an old fashioned engine idling with whatever the actual background sound is. This gives a nice rustic vibe to any recorded video but otherwise is quite annoying. Tested through the web interface and my Android smartphone, both have the '32 Ford idle noise. The Android app crashes if you delete the last saved video or image capture. Had to reboot my phone once to get things back to normal. Sometimes the video stream does not load immediately from either the web or Andriod App and you have to refresh the web page or relaunch the App.

Other Thoughts: I picked this up because it of the great Black Friday deal Newegg was running on it. It has its quirks, but really for the price it's good enough. So-so picture quality and totally blind if the lights are out or used outside at night.

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BIOSTAR NM70I-1037U Intel Celeron 1037U Dual-Core 1.8GHz Intel NM70 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU/VGA Combo
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Cheap, easy to install. Surprisingly good performance.

Cons: I used this motherboard, CPU combo to build a basic web surfing, email reading system to use when my girlfriend was hogging up the gaming PC. It worked well for the few times I actually got to use it. So I sat down to use it last night and I knew something was wrong immediately because the system seemed to be caught in a loop of powering up for about 1 to 2 seconds then powering down, waiting about 5-10 seconds and then powering up for 1 to 2 seconds again, repeat.... I could tell it was doing this because the power LED and fans would run for the 1-2 seconds. I attempted to troubleshoot the system by replacing the Power Supply and all other components from another working system. Even with everything replaced, the motherboard still exhibited the same behavior. Now the dilemma, "Is it even work the trouble and shipping costs to RMA?"

Other Thoughts: I'm disappointed in my first Biostar purchase. For my gaming rigs, I always go with Asus or Gigabyte, neither have let me down. I guess I should of stuck with them for the cheapo build as well.

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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 6-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 125W HDT55TFBGRBOX Desktop Processor
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs The best overall processor ever! 01/14/2011

This review is from: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 6-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 125W HDT55TFBGRBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: Price/Performance, hands down, this is it. I've been budget system overclocking PCs since I pushed a 486SX to 40Mhz almost 20 years ago, and let me tell you, this processor is a Overclocker's dream. You can get ~3.5Ghz totally stable with stock cooler around 1.45 vcore. With a good aftermarket cooler 4.0Ghz stable is easy. See instructions in "Other thoughts" section.

Cons: ZERO. Are you on a budget, but want to run with the big boys, then buy this.

Other Thoughts: How to Overclock this processor to 4.0Ghz stable on good aftermarket cooler: Set CPU vcore voltage to 1.475 volts. Set Bus Speed to 286Mhz. Leave CPU multiplier at x14. Turn off "Turbo Core" feature. Do not OC northbridge, so set its multiplier to x7. Set HT Link speed to the same as the northbridge. Lower multiplier on RAM to keep it under it's rated frequency. You can try to OC RAM later if you like.

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Display Name: Richard C.

Date Joined: 12/20/03

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 12/05/08
  • Last Review: 12/07/15
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