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Pros: Excellent build quality.
Nice attention to detail.
Cons: HUGE- better have the case to accommodate its size.
Expensive...but we know that, right?
Other Thoughts: Came from an MSI GTX 760Ti video card - yeah, I know. Anyways, the Asus is a fantastic video card. Great build quality. SILENT and super-FAST.
I had been running everything maxed out with the 760Ti @ 1920x1080 BUT the GPU was maxed out at 100% in just about everything. Running it with an i5-2500K CPU, I noticed that I was definitely GPU-limited. Time to upgrade.
Now....the GTX 980Ti barely breaks out at 55-60% usage (same CPU an resolution). Room to spare. As many sites have stated, the i5-2500K is a SOLID CPU and has plenty of life left in it and will NOT limit your GPU.
Anyways, this card has an easy 2-3 YEAR life in my rig. It will eventually be sitting alongside a Skylake CPU but right now its rocking.
This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
Pros: Great quality and finish.
No sharp edges. Good cable management options - which you will need.
Cons: Larger than what I expected.
Cable management for hard drives was a bit daunting.
Other Thoughts: The SSD/HDD trays are a bid counter-intuitive and you will end up running the SATA power and data cables in ways that you would not have imagined.
Whoever designed the SATA power connectors should be lynched (separate issue I know).
Unfortunately, Corsair leaves you to your puzzle solution skills in order to figure out how to mount SSD drives (yes, it CAN be done without adapters...) and how you should/could run the SATA cables and power. Luckily, the case has bulged sides which work to your advantage.
Tall case. My PSU's ATX power cable is rather short but it could make it to the top of the motherboard. Not 'tight' but just barely.
Plenty of room to fit the Asus GTX 980Ti STRIX video card...or two or three...or whatever your build might need.
I give this case 4 eggs because of the funkiness. Its a good case overall.
Pros: Solid and sturdy design.
Relatively easy setup.
Two-way voice comms works as advertised.
720p video is quite good overall.
Image and video capture works well. I have tried piping it out to a local FTP server as well as writing to the microSD card.
Tech support does exist although they took a week to get back to me. They DID answer my question and solved the issue I was experiencing.
Cons: Manual really needs to be more user friendly. There are some items that are not covered and you have to figure it out on your own.
Getting the camera to work with browsers was a bit trial and error. I managed to get it running on the latest version of Chrome and Firefox but for whatever reason it doesn't work under IE.
Other Thoughts: To the user that reported issues with the browsers...yes, it doesn't work off the bat. You have to enable plug-ins (make an exception under Chrome, for example) for the IPCam's secific IP address.
The camera's motor is a little bit noisy but nothing major.
Its not weather-proof so if you would like to place this outside make sure that its protected from rain/snow. I don't know whether very low temperatures will affect its performance.
For the price...its a solid performer and delivers as advertised. Just be aware that you have to put in a little bit of gray matter to get it working to your liking.