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This review is from: On Networks N300 Wireless Router N300R
Pros: Cost - this is about as cheap as a wireless router is going to get, particularly if it's on sale; Easy setup
Cons: Construction is a little flimsy; UI is chintzy-looking; Range is only middling.
Other Thoughts: I got one of these for free with a cable modem purchase and kind of chucked it in my 'tech closet' for a couple of months. When my long-serving Buffalo router died after about five years, I pulled this little guy out and set it up. Range/signal strength (as indicated by my devices) is only okay and this is definitely not a router for a power user, but I only need to cover a small apartment, and performance for typical activities (HD video, gaming, etc.) is perfectly fine.
Two years later, and I keep telling myself that I should get a 'proper' AC router with Gigabit and all the goodies, but this little guy keeps on humming along and serving my needs, so I can't bring myself to just throw it away.
Pros: Understated good looks - the chassis has a nice clean appearance that resembles a small subwoofer, making it perfect for HTPC or office duty. Tons of cooling options thanks to generous fan mounts, including the option to use multiple large radiators and both the front and PSU intake have nice easy-to-remove/clean filters installed.
Simple layout that doesn't prevent you from using long PSUs or GPUs. Removable motherboard tray and HDD cage combine with the generous internal volume to make installation a snap.
USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports on the front panel - why don't more cases have this?
Cons: I'd like it if the steel were just a bit thicker, but at this price, I can't complain.
Other Thoughts: It's a pity that this case is seemingly being discontinued, since it's a great place to put some seriously powerful parts, with smart design and solid construction. Yeah, it's a bit big for a mITX case, but it's big for a reason.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Value for money is pretty hard to top here - great performance that measurably outpaces the GTX960 for the same cash. It does run hotter and consume more power than the competition, but I'm not complaining. If you're gaming at 1080P, this is a great pick, particularly if you can score one when they're on sale.
Decent, if not outstanding non-reference cooling solution - I'd prefer larger/slower fans, though the 80mm units on this card help to keep the dimensions nice and tidy (under 8 1/4"). Runs very quietly in low-demand applications.
The packaging could be called a little spartan, but it protected the card well and I like having less garbage to recycle after unboxing.
Cons: The 80mm fans need to work a bit harder than the 90/92mm units on other products, so you'll definitely hear them when gaming or stress testing. The noise isn't anything too untoward, and it's definitely still quieter than a blower-box reference style card.
Other Thoughts: Not much else to say - I bought this as a budget-priced replacement for an aging 7950 Boost in my HTPC, and have been pretty happy with it so far.READ FULL REVIEW