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This review is from: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Bought this motherboard on sale....couldn't resist the deal. Having onboard video (with integrated graphics cpu) is a plus if you ever need it, and the built in wifi would be nice if it wasn't horrible. The board looks nice and neat....easy to run wires to where they need to go. Temps are good, and haven't had any problems with processor, ram, hard drives, etc. The bios is very user-friendly (dummy proof).
Cons: The wifi adapter is garbage. First of all, if you don't screw the thing to the motherboard before you mount the motherboard to the case, you will be taking it off and doing it again. Then good look poking the thing sticking out the back of the motherboard through your rear panel on your case. If you get that far without breaking anything, maybe you'll have a connector on your antenna cord that will plug into the port (mine just falls right out, will not even stay in the hole). If I sit there and hold the cord into the connector, it goes from 2 bars to 5 bars.....even doing that the USB adapter I have gives me 5 times faster speeds. I know it's being nit picky, but when you buy something you want EVERYTHING to work...and it's annoying when it doesn't.
Other Thoughts: I'm not pleased with the terrible wifi, but I'm not sending back the board. I just don't have the time to fool with starting over. Everything else seems to work fine...so I'm going with 3 eggs. Maybe next upgrade I will get something of better quality.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: D-Link DCS-932L Day & Night Wi-Fi Camera
Pros: I wanted a cheap cam to connect to my wireless network, and this one fit the bill. I read all the negative reviews, but I thought I would give it a try. After finally getting the camera setup, it is actually working just fine. Quality is decent, and the software is pretty bad....but it does record on motion as I wanted.
Cons: Setup is painful. I have a linksys ea4500 router, and eventually I ended up getting it to connect by changing the wireless security to wpa2 personal instead of wpa/wep mixed (hope this helps someone). Software is terrible.....poorly programmed and it took forever to figure out. Having said that it does work in the end, it just takes a while to figure out how to do everything.
Other Thoughts: I am using this as a security cam with the software on my computer recording only on motion. I have it setup to dump the recordings every 7 days so it doesn't use too much space. Everything is working just fine so far (2 weeks).READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: cools very well. it feels very well made.
Cons: it is huge, and that's an understatement. pretty difficult installation for a cpu cooler.
Other Thoughts: i have one core that tends to run 36C idling, the others are 30 or below. im happy with the purchase, but i will definitely go with something smaller next build. be sure to check the dimensions of your case before buying this monster...READ FULL REVIEW