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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 N300 Wi-Fi Network Day / Night Cloud Camera (White)
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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 N300 Wi-Fi Network Day / Night Cloud Camera (White)

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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TOSHIBA PH3400U-1I72 4TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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Pros: Bought two and put them in RAID 0 for a video editing rig.
My crystal disk scores....

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 391.518 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 317.572 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 3.668 MB/s [ 895.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 4.391 MB/s [ 1072.0 IOPS]
Sequential Read (T= 1) : 373.903 MB/s
Sequential Write (T= 1) : 299.292 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 0.967 MB/s [ 236.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 4.365 MB/s [ 1065.7 IOPS]

Not bad eh? Rivals my 120gb Sandisk Extreme SSD in everything but random writes. Beats the ssd in sequential writes.

Cons: Wish they would increase platter density. We have been at 1tb platters for a long time now. More platters = less longevity.

Other Thoughts: Will hopefully make videos with these for a long time.
Nice soft foam packing.
I have used Toshiba HDDs exclusively for 3 years now and have never had one fail or even a single issue. They are quiet, cool and quick. I highly recommend them.

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Display Name: Daryl W.

Date Joined: 10/12/07

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