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Pros: Super, super quiet. - The fan doesn't come on at idle, but even when it does come on it's very hard to hear. (Unfortunately, my test card is a GTX 590, so short of a jet engine, nothing else is heard when the system is under stress anyway.)
750W of power! - Enough to give life to an i7 2600, 2 SSDs, a blu-ray drive, and the GTX 590 without breaking a sweat.
Great components. - Tough to beat the quality of the electronics inside this thing. I wish gaming PC companies used these instead of the garbage PSUs they ship. ($4000 PC with a $50 PSU, like using a cheapo rebuilt alternator in a Ferrari.)
Cables! - Modular and flat. These are AWESOME! So easy to run behind and around things. Sleeved cables look nice, but are sometimes fat and hard to place. If you don't like the flat cables, you can always sleeve them yourself. Plugging in just what you need is great as well. No extra cables to tie up and hide.
Extras - Zip ties, case badge, a nice hook and loop closure bag to keep cables in, and a velvet bag for the PSU itself. Very cool.
Cons: Price? Come on. If you have quality stuff in your PC, why would you cheap out on the PSU? Yes, it's a little more than a Gold+ certified, and more expensive than some other Plat + PSUs.
Other Thoughts: My spare Alienware desktop is my test PC for stuff like this. Usually it goes in, gets tested, and comes back out. This is staying in until I have to test another PSU. I've used Corsair RAM in my builds for years, and now I will be using their PSUs as well.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LINKSYS RE1000-NP Wireless-N Range Extender
Pros: 2.4GHz range - great for penetrating walls inside your home.
Easy setup - Despite problems I see other reviewers having, I have set up and re-setup this thing a half dozen times and it always goes smoothly. WPS, install disc, using the browser interface - all worked great for me. (Hint - Right click on the disc icon in a Windows Explorer window and select open. Browse to the included instruction manual to save you time/headaches.)
Cons: Well, it is quite large. Much larger than other extenders I have used. Of course, it works better than other extenders I have used as well.
Would be great if it supported 5GHz as well, but there is another Linksys product that does this.
Other Thoughts: I live in a long apartment right now. My router is by the front door. Wireless signals were very weak on the other side of the apartment in the master bedroom and attached bathroom. I set up the RE1000, and then moved it into the laundry room, which is about halfway. With the laundry room door closed, signal is great though the wall into the master bedroom and bathroom. 5 bars instead of a fluctuating 2 to 3 bars.
I normally avoid Linksys products, this actually works very well. I am impressed. I haven't had any weird hiccups after a couple of weeks.
Pros: - Easy way to connect an iPod to an amplifier using wireless
Cons: - Gets HOT. Very hot for something essentially the size of a USB memory stick
- The app copies your playlists into itself. It takes FOREVER.
- Control of playback is entirely at the mercy of what your amplifier (or whatever you plug this in to) is capable of. I have a nice Sony 5.2 amp, but it lets me fast forward, rewind, skip, pause, play, and use random. There is NO easy way to select a song, as control on your iPod is not available.
- Once you disconnect, it's a pain to get it to reconnect. I wound up deleting the app and reinstalling. And then waiting another hour as it copied my one playlist.
Other Thoughts: If I plug my iPod directly into my amp I can use the touchscreen to control it. Sure, the wire trails across my living room, but it's way easier to select a song. If they can juice up the software this might be a great product. As it is, there are better ways to get your music to other devices.READ FULL REVIEW