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ASRock EP2C602 SSI EEB Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011 Intel C602 Supports DDR3 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 R/LR ECC and UDIMM
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Pros: Good layout if you want multiple gpus and other expansion cards.
Nothing interferes which makes this the ideal workstation board.
The cpus are normal 2011 sockets not 2011 narrow, which means you can mount any cpu cooler you want.
Very nice fan control - lots of fan headers
tons of sata ports
stable
received updated bios with ivy bridge support
bmc bios was also updated

Cons: somewhat ugly - would have been better in black
no sound card
sparse usb ports - flaky chipset
no usb 3.0
bad ethernet port layout - they had all that space on the back and put the ipmi and ethernet0 port right next to each other. the ipmi is very difficult to access
no m.2 support
cmos battery is awkwardly positioned
marvell chipset is basically inoperational cannot be accessed from boot screen by any method I know of - tried both uefi and legacy mode
VERY poor instructions and documentation. the manual is for 4-5 different mobos. for a board of this complexity, it needs a dedicated manual. the manual also does not include any documentation on how to get the ipmi operational. ipmi documentation on cd does not mention the lan cable must be plugged into the primary lan port or another terminal. lan cable cannot be plugged into the router.
the included cd does not work as it should

Other Thoughts: specs...
2x e5 2670
32gb of gskill ram - non ecc
2x amd 7990
dual deepcool aio watercooling
evga 1300g2 psu
creative x-fi sound card
inateck usb 3.0
avermedia c502 hdmi capture card

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Rosewill FBM-02 - Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
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4 out of 5 eggs Tiny & fits a 7990 04/12/2016

This review is from: Rosewill FBM-02 - Dual-Fan Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

Pros: Paid $21 on sale. Very mod-friendly case.
Wanted to build a mini editing rig and gaming pc combo to fit into a suitcase or carry on. This was the smallest case available with a single 5.25 and a 3.5 bay for media readers and dvd burner.
the case looks fine enough. It wont win any beauty contests but it wont win any ugly contests wither.
Its not a nice case, but it is nice for the money. Fractal Core 1000 is a far better case for $10 more, but was significantly larger. Every inch counted for me.
The ventilation here is good. Should be more than sufficient even for the monster that is the 7990.

Cons: There were some metal shards. be sure to check the case or else this can short out your mobo.
Very thin metal. Some angles are misaligned.
No usb 3.0
no cable management.
modular psu needed.

Other Thoughts: Fits AMD 7990. The 7990 is a 300mm gpu. It made it in with the fan mounted to the front with no more than a mm to spare. Could not have been tighter.
If you remove the hdd caddy you can probably mod-in a 240mm radiator in the front.
If you get a 5.25 bracket adapter you can put a 3.5 inch hdd above the dvd bay.
There is a mount point for a 2.5 inch drive on the bottom.
You can fit another 2.5 inch drive in the back or under the dvd bay.
You could probably mod-in a window on the side panel where the mesh is pretty ez.
I'll probably install a handle on the top of the case and bolt it in through the top and the top cover of the psu.

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TP-LINK TL-NC220 Wireless Day / Night Surveillance Home Security Camera Motion & Sound Detection 300 Mbps Wi-Fi Expansion
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2 out of 5 eggs Better software needed, drops connection over ethernet 03/22/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-NC220 Wireless Day / Night Surveillance Home Security Camera Motion & Sound Detection 300 Mbps Wi-Fi Expansion

Pros: Nice hardware, good price, decent picture, good night picture. Phone software is decent. Regular firmware updates. Allows you to record video to a local server.

Cons: Very buggy software. Cannot view the camera on computers with multiple monitors very well. As you drag the window across the screen the picture drops out. You cannot view the camera on a screen that is vertical. The camera often loses connection on wifi despite registering as recieving a full signal. NO power over ethernet. Their software does not work with Microsoft Edge or even Chrome for that matter. Only works on primary monitor with Opera and Firefox. Buggy in IE as well.
Update - I then took the time to go in my attic and run ethernet to it. It still drops connection even when used with native software. This is completely unacceptable to me. It is more stable, but the drops are regular. If you cant send a consistent 100kb/s video feed over ethernet your product is bad. What more needs to be said really? I have officially lost faith in this product and will likely move on to d-link products.

Other Thoughts: This is a barebones but functional solution. Dont buy this if you need something dependable. I bought it to keep an eye on my crazy dog. I have updated to all the current software and firmware.

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Display Name: Daryl W.

Date Joined: 10/12/07

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  • First Review: 07/29/08
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