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Pros: I've been testing this power supply for awhile now and am very impressed. I've always used Corsair power supplies over the years and have yet to have one fail. The test system is a 6-core i7 Extreme with 32GB DDR4 memory, R9 390x GPU, a DVD-RW drive and a Samsung PCIe SSD. According to some of the power supply calculators, I could add 2 more video cards before needing an upgrade.
The power supply is completely modular which is always a big selling point. All of the cables were of sufficient length to get them tied up and out of the way. The connections were solid and latch when inserted. I had plenty of cables left for future use, should I ever need them. It comes with everything you need for the install and they even include what Corsair calls a carrying case. I'm not sure why anyone needs a carrying case for their power supply, but I used it for the left over cables.
I'm impressed by how quiet it is even with the fan running. I did some GPU testing after installation to get things nice and warm. I couldn't hear the fan running at all.
All the voltages are well within spec according to the motherboard. Everything was within 0.03v of expected.
Cons: I really can't find anything to complain about. Reasonable price and it performs exactly as advertised.
Other Thoughts: Another great product from Corsair. It has everything you need and even comes with a 7 year warranty. I would definitely recommend this power supply.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TP-Link Archer CR700 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router
Pros: I've tested and sold a lot of TP-Link products over the years and this definitely isn't their best work. I'm actually very disappointed. I like the look of the device and it was well packaged. The power adapter is much larger than I would like and unfortunately, doesn't come off at an angle, so it blocks additional outlets on standard power strips. I found this disappointing since most TP-Link products have slim adapters that come off at a 90 degree angle so they don't block other ports.
I was also annoyed that there were no mounting options for the device. It has to sit on a desk or shelf. All of my hardware is mounted to the wall in my basement so I had to set it on top of my switch.
Setup was pretty straightforward. After connecting the router, you'll want to either hard wire yourself, or connect to the wireless network. The password is on the bottom of the router. Once connected, you'll want to open a browser and if the activation page doesn't load, you'll need to go to the Xfinity Activation page if you're a Comcast customer. You will need to sign in and the website will activate your new router. It only took about 3 minutes to activate, but be aware this thing takes forever to boot compared to a normal router. It caught me off guard at first.
The range is actually better than my old TP-Link router by a little bit. Others have reported issues with port forwarding, but I had no issues forwarding about 7 ports for my Synology, server, IP camera and my aquarium controller. I did experience the constant crash of the web GUI (see cons) so I wasn't sure if some of the settings were actually accepted.
Most of my devices connected without issue but I had some issues with my iPad Air (see cons). I didn't experience any loss of speed over my old modem / router setup.
Cons: As mentioned above, there is no way to mount this on a wall and the power adapter blocks other plugs (-1 Egg).
While attempting to set up the router, the web GUI would freeze with the spinning wheel. I let it sit for 3 - 5 minutes, but it never came back. You have to manually refresh the page and log in again. Most of the time it accepted the setting, but there were a few times when I had to change the setting again. This happened 5 or 6 times during the setup process. (-1 Egg)
I attempted to use my iPad Air with the device and was getting terrible speeds. I experienced this years ago with Linksys routers where certain devices would exhibit reduced speeds when dealing with a 2.4GHz b/g/n signal. Typically switching the device to g/n works, but in this case it did not. My iPad was only getting an erratic 4 - 5Mbps down speed, while my iPhone and Zenbook were getting the full 30Mbps.
I ended up having to define a channel width. It didn't matter if I choose 20Mhz or 40Mhz, but on Auto the iPad was erratic. If I hadn't experienced something like this before, I would have probably been lost. (-1 Egg)
I am aware that the iPad Air will handle a 5GHz network, but I wanted to thoroughly test the CR700 so I tested all of my wireless devices on both networks. When switching to the 5Ghz network, the iPad worked as expected, but I'm concerned that there may be issues with devices that aren't 5GHz compatible.
Other Thoughts: Although I was able to resolve my issues, I wouldn't recommend this device.
TP-Link really dropped the ball on the Archer CR700 and there are some serious issues that I feel need addressed. They were my "go-to" for networking hardware, so I hope this is just a small stumble for them and not indicative of things to come.
This review is from: LINKSYS RE6300 AC750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender
Pros: Unboxing the RE6300 reveals a sturdy device that is well packaged. The antennas are adjustable, but I didn't notice any difference when moving them around, other than they stuck out into the room. Although, if you look at the Linksys website, they recommend that one antenna should also be down and the other should be adjusted accordingly. I didn't find any difference, but everyone's situation is different, so it's worth a shot. When plugged into the wall it allows access to the top outlet and is low profile and not very obtrusive.
Setup was a snap. I allowed the device to boot, connected to the new network and input my current WiFi settings. Within 5 minutes I was up and running. I don't have the best speeds from Comcast (30/5), but there was no decrease in performance after installing the device. I no longer experience a drop in speed when on my 3rd floor, but after installation I was able to reach the limit of my connection.
Accessing the web GUI reveals a decent set of configuration choices, especially when compared to some of the other wireless access points I've tested over the years. There isn't really any need to change anything other than the default password, but it's nice to have the option should the need arise.
Cons: I didn't really find anything that bothered me about the device and I'm normally pretty critical of hardware.
Other Thoughts: The device was snap to set up and works exactly as described. I was able to extend both the 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz bands from my TP-LINK Archer AC Router without any issues. Setup was a piece of cake, so if you can follow directions, you shouldn't have any problems.
I would definitely recommend this to a friend.