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Pros: Same price as an old GT 210 for a lot more performance and new features. Offers a 4k output and is plenty powerful to handle 4k video playback.

Great card for older systems being repurposed as HTPCs with weaker integrated graphics or business machines that need multiple monitors but have no need for 3d gaming.

Cons: It's no mainstream or gaming class card, but for $30 it does exactly what you'd expect.

Other Thoughts: The old stand-by GT 210 keeps hanging on as a card for old business computers to light up multiple monitors, but this card should replace all of those. Instead of a 2 monitor limit, the 710 can handle 3.

I also put one in a church PC that needed lots of video outputs. There was a GT 740 already in the primary slot running the main outputs but those were all needed to feed the primary display footage to the projector system, a video mixer and then a preview monitor. The 710 dropped into the 2nd slot and enabled multiple control monitors. The 710 uses the same GPU as the 740 but is essentially half the GPU. An older system ran a Fermi card with an old nvidia mGPU. Because of the newer card, the system would always want to update drivers but the new drivers no longer supported the older integrated. Having identical GPUs will eliminate this should this machine be in service long enough.

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RAIJINTEK TRITON GREEN, All-In-One Open Loop Liquid CPU Cooler w/ New Pump, Water Block, Tank Design, 2*12025 Fans, 240mm radiator, 2 LED Light, Fan Controller, Solid Mounting Kit, Sturdy Installation
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Pros: *UPDATE* I no longer recommend this cooler to anyone. It still looks great, performs well and offers customization, the cracking issue isn't limited to certain colors as I had previously suspected. Perhaps it's a stress issue where the addition of another reservior could relieve this and prevent the cracking, but until Rajintek release 2.0 version or something with a redesigned block I would strongly advise looking elsewhere.

Inexpensive, keeps my 4770k ice cold, looks amazing, expandable, just downright great.

While idling, the fans don't even turn on and the system is completely silent. At load the fans have a bit more hum than the white noise of my 780s but still minimal.

Cons: *UPDATE* The acrylic on mine has finally cracked. My case has inverted mounting for the motherboard so the CPU is on the bottom. When I looked in my computer yesterday, I noticed there was a puddle sitting on the PSU. I'm very thankful my motherboard is inverted or this puddle would have been on the back of one of my graphics cards. As you can see from the previous text, I was very happy with this cooler and even thought that I had somehow avoided the cracking issue with miney...but no such luck anymore.


A lot of people say the acrylic ("cheap plastic" to some that know nothing about composites) had cracked but I've had mine for nearly a year and see no cracks forming.

The tubes are quite long and prone to kinking as shipped. They are, however, very easy to remove, trim and reattach.

Other Thoughts: *UPDATE* I have stopped the leak with some superglue for now as I wait for the components to build a custom loop. The one I purchased for a friend is still installed but will be replaced by the weekend. While these coolers perform very well and offer customizability, I simply can't recommend them...not unless you're only going to have it installed for a short period of time. Some say they've had cracking only a couple of months in, I was lucky enough to have over a year, but there's no rhyme or reason to when or why it happens.


Like I said in the cons, I trimmed the lines to the length I needed and pour everything back together. It looks like a custom loop now since everything is fitted and routed very neatly.

I spilled some coolant and it was just low enough that the pump would occasionally push a lot of tiny bubbles through. I ran it this way until more coolant arrived to top it off and the pump still runs just fine. Many months later.

I am concerned by the number of reviewers with cracked acrylic blocks but have yet to see a single fracture after nearly year. My concern is lessened because I have an Azza CSAZ GT 1 set up inverted so my CPU is at the bottom.

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Pros: The design is much like the venerable WRT54g and this router lives up to the reputation of its older brother as a solid performer. Signal was very strong throughout my townhouse where many weaker routers struggle. The USB 3.0 port made for easy network access to an external hard drive. The eSATA port doubles as a USB 2.0 which made an old printer available to the entire network without needing an always on computer...and of course the eSATA again made for easy network access to storage.

Setup is very easy and the Smart Wi-Fi app allows for very easy access to many features. From the app on my tablet I can quickly turn on the guest network when friends are over, see connected devices and manage access settings.

The most similar router I have is a TP-Link Archer C9 I was sent a while back to review. It has many of the same features on the router but with fewer antennas, worse overall wireless performance, and isn't as easily managed as the linksys. Another thing I noticed is that the TP-Link's AC adapter

Cons: I honestly cant think of any negatives for this router. Maybe that the eSATA and USB 2.0 are shared if you were trying to hook up a lot of external devices but I can't imagine a situation where the USB 3.0 and eSATA/USB 2.0 were both occupied and you'd need the 3rd connection where using one of the switch ports wouldn't suffice.

Other Thoughts: I'd highly recommend this router over the competition such as my TP-link Archer C9. While they both have similar specifications on paper, the Linksys has proven itself to be better all around. 5GHz signal strength is much better allowing AC usage at a greater distance than the C9.

If you're looking for a solid router with a wide feature set and easy to use advanced management, this is the one.

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Display Name: Tyler Z.

Date Joined: 11/21/07

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