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Pros: Hello, this a fully packed review so let’s dive right into this shall we. Let’s start with the fact that this chassis has more fans than you can ever want plus slots to add more. I am from the school of thought that more is better and it’s better to have more than you need. This chassis is just that when it comes to fans. Two 120 mm fans in the front grill, two 120 mm fans on the top of the case (I will talk about what makes these so unique in a moment), one slot on the bottom of the chassis to add a 120 mm fan right in front of the power supply if you wish and one 120 mm fan in the back. If you have an overclocked system that screams heat this is the case for you. Now to the top of the chassis, there are two fans under an adjustable exhaust port, sounds crazy right, but I have to say I really love it. The big bonus to these fans is that you can control them with some switches on top of the chassis. Now you can adjust these fans independently THIS IS HUGE because it gives you total control on the exhaust of the case which is a super nice touch and the first time I have seen this setup built into a chassis, so big big big kudos for this. There are four liquid cooling outlets in the rear that will allow you to run ½ inch OD tubing with no issues. There are four USB 2.0 ports on the top along with two USB 3.0 as well as a hard drive dock. The front panels are toolless and have a nice small lever you pull to pop them right out. I am also a huge fan of how they made the front expansion slots for those of us who still like Blu-ray players and that sort of thing, the toolless install is very nice. The inside is very spacious and you will have no issues putting the biggest ATX board you can find inside this chassis. The standout arrangement is very good so if you wanted to put an ITX board in this chassis you can do it. The stand outs were very easy to install and the threads in the holes were easy to use “no missed threads”. The cable management options you have are incredible. Loops that are part of the mounting plate and this makes zip tying cables down a snap and the pass through holes from the hard drive bays to the Mother Board are large and numerous. One thing I am sure many of you who use liquid coolers will ask is how much space is in the chassis for my tubes - the answer is TONS, you should have no issues running your tubes. In some cases you have to worry about kinks in your tubing but this chassis is BIG no need to worry about kinks here. I have saved the best for last, a bottom mounting power supply with removable dust screen. I had no issues installing my 850 watt power supply and the dust screen comes out for easy cleaning. This is my second chassis with a bottom mount power supply and I love them its keeps the power supply super clean inside.
Cons: I really wish this chassis had some front facing USB ports because I store my unit under a desk and it’s hard to access the top of my case. I also wish they had made the side planes fast detachable with some button clips. As it sits now I have to unscrew the panels and that means I have to move the case and getting behind it when it’s plugged in is not so easy, they need button tabs. This would be so much better in the next generation.
Lastly my raptor drive got scratched in bay one because there was a screw that hung down just enough to hit the top of my drive, this can lead to ESD or even worse. I went in and filed down the screw but it’s something they can look into on the next gen as well.
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Great chassis for large builds if you’re going with liquid cooling. I would get this chassis for sure: lots of fans and cooling for hot environments and lots of room inside the chassis over all. I am very happy. Thank you for taking the time to read my review and I hope it helped.
Pros: Let’s start with some of the things I really liked about this camera: I really like that it can be used both inside and outside and the camera housing does not have just that outside look so placing this in your baby’s room is no big deal because it won’t stick out like a sore thumb. If you were going to use this as a baby monitor I can say you would be very happy with it as it has a sound mic and with its night vision that covers 15 foot or so from the front of the lens you can see if the baby is sleeping or not. The biggest Pro to this is you can see the camera from your mobile device Apple and Android from work or while you're out and the baby sitter is watching the kids. The set up for this camera is easy: you load the app and set the camera up in your network and you're off and running that easy. I did see that some people were having issues with the setup and had some issues with setting IP address, I did not run into that. Using this camera as a security camera is the same as the baby monitor - the mic picks up what people are saying when they are at the front door and I have had no issues with feedback or ambient sound. The video quality is fairly good for a security camera. I know that a lot of people have been complaining that the video quality is low, no its not, not for a security camera 720P is fine I have no issues with seeing objects or people with the camera. If you find that you are getting too much data recorded, you can turn down the sensor sensitivity so you’re not picking so much up on windy days. You can add Micro SD card to record too and that works fine but I ended up just adding the recordings to my NAS. It was as easy as changing the file output location. This camera does POE “power over Ethernet” that’s huge because now you don’t need to worry about placing the camera next to a power outlet, you can just run a POE line and poof you're done super good idea and more IP camera manufactures need to add this feature it’s how real security cameras are powered and work so big kudos for that. The software that you get is super easy to use and understand. It’s not like Axis that can be overwhelming. This software is easy to use and make changes to I found it a super nice touch that D-link thought the software side and really makes this a great package to use and setup.
Cons: The biggest con is the firmware. If you’re going to be using this camera in the Wi-Fi internal capacity then you really need to make sure that you’re keeping up with the firmware. There is no built in method for this that I see but you never know they may add that later to an update. The night vision could go out a little further. Not so much a con but more of an overall grip about all night vision cameras is the huge drop in resolution. Wish someone would come up with a fix for this. So that being said you do get a bit of graininess with the night vision that the software should filter out, is it enough to not buy the camera absolutely not it’s a good camera and the software this is still a good buy.
Other Thoughts: The night vision could be stronger but not a deal breaker, the hardware for mounting could be a bit less bulky and feel more like mounts and less like a web cam. The thing that would have set this camera well ahead of all its compaction had they added it would have been the ability to black out sections of the screen to stop that part from trigger in the recording sensor. This would have stopped you from recording a blowing bush all day long but still not a deal breaker if you want that feature you can get it with a full security system that cost much more than this camera.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Well here we are, one of things I have to say before we start is that I really like this router. It gave me a bit more flexibility with its 5G over my non 5G router. So now let’s dive right into the device shell we? The six antennas fold right into the device. To say this is nice would be an understatement. How many times have you tried to tighten the little antennas on your router and find first off your fingers are to large it fit between them or tried to remove an antenna that was put on to tight and you hurt your fingers getting it off this is not an issue with this router. The antennas fold down into the top bevel of the device so when you move it you don’t have to worry about braking anything off. If you chose you can put them up one by one so you can change the look a bit if you wanted. The foot print on this router is very square. I have to say I like that the most. I can place it easily in the house and hide it behind things better with it being square. The router has two USB in-puts one 2.0 and one 3.0 for easy share. The software that controls this “I will talk about in a minuet” makes your USB devices easy to get to and easy to set up. There are four Ethernet ports on the back. For how large this router is I think they could have added more ports. Maybe they could have moved the ports to one of the other sides and putting in like six ports. One of my favorite things about this router is the fact it uses a standard PC power cord to hook into the power block, so if you wanted to or had a 12 foot PC power cable you could use it and let’s be honest who of us does not have at least one standard PC cable just laying around? The boot time for a router that offers this many features running its own OS is really good, much faster than the Linksys that I am running now. Now here is where we get into the sticky stuff of every review the setup. If you are not a huge techy then this router makes it easy to set up things like port trigging and advanced features. You will not need to call support to figure things out on this interface they broke it down into three basic categories Easy Basic and Advanced. So if you wanted to just plug and play and change the default passwords you can do that I would not recommend that but you can. One thing that has always driven me nuts is the USB share setup it’s never really been that easy to find and do well now it is. Point click and set. In the advanced settings for those of you out there that do network print serve this router has print server setting built into it for fast static routing. The last thing I will point out here is that this router defaults to IPV4 and not IPV6 I really hate how many of the new routers use IPV6 out of the box and I have to go looking deep within settings generally to change this back to IPV4 just an FYI the settings to go to IPV6 are in the Advanced settings.
Cons: The only thing I can really think of its kind of ugly. I am one of these people if you give me a number to call for support I will call just to see if you answer when I called technical support it was always busy 1-866-225-8139 hum why give a number you don’t answer?
Other Thoughts: Documentation was good but could have been better one piece of paper with diagrams does not constitute directions. Wish they would add some colors to the Ethernet cables to help with cable management not just the yellow, white or blue my router came with white. FYI the default gate way is 192.168.0.1READ FULL REVIEW