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This review is from: DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240 CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with Dual 120mm FDB PWM Fan Rubber Coating Deep Silent Support LGA 2011-v3
Pros: The product when installed looks pretty cool. I’m using an i5 3570K which after stress testing with Prime95 it came in about 30C cooler than the stock cooler maxing at 55C.
I started overclocking my CPU and I haven’t gotten it above 80C yet at 20% CPU increase. The radiator feels very sturdy as do the 2 fans to mount to it. Quality here was excellent. Much cooler for much higher ratings than air cooling.
The configuration is almost a one size fits all and does support newer chipsets which is handy.
Cons: I was using a Zalman quiet cooler which was very noticeably quieter than this system.
I also use an open bench case which doesn’t have a great way to mount the radiator.
The tubing doesn’t flex very well which makes it difficult to install. With my configuration the tubing which is the lower quality portion of this is right next to other components.
Other Thoughts: The instructions could use a few words. I understand the reasoning not to as pictures are universal language wise but I’d have appreciated a couple words to help with the order.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
Pros: The interface is pretty easy to get through and allows me similar features to other same in class routers. Performance over Ethernet was to be expected. I like the adjustable antenna they've been using with their routers. The CPU on it is fantastic. NAS speed when I connected a USB 3.0 drive to it was faster than I could have expected.
The parental control settings are really nicely done. It's very easy to configure and see when you have WiFi turned on/off for devices.
Cons: The design is similar to their previous iterations however it stands flat rather than upright on some previous models which takes up more space.
I've had connectivity issues on both the 2.4 GHz and 5GHz network. I thought at first my forcing 80 Wide for 5 GHz which works in Wireless AC only could have been the issues so reset all to defaults other than my SSID and password. Not the case. This was disappointing as the previous EA9200 I've been using has been phenominal.
It does some strange DNS business where it becomes a DNS server itself so when your system gets a DHCP address the DNS1 will be set to the Linksys Gateway IP and then to the DNS you add for DNS1/2. This can cause some problems and I'm not sure why they bother. Mind you if they were to do full DNS where you can add ARecords and CName entries it'd be more useful but as it stands I'd rather they just push my DNS settings to each device and not theirs.
No PPTP VPN/OpenVPN. For a router of this stature it should in my opinion have PPTP and/or OpenVPN availability. While there are some security issues PPTP can have there are times I still want to use it. At the very least OpenVPN. They've been missing this for years forcing me to run my own VPN server elsewhere.
Other Thoughts: Without the ability to get devices on WiFi (only a single laptop would connect) I am dissatisfied. A factory reset didn't help it in case it had a unique issue though I can claim it to be more widespread than other devices given other reviews seemingly work.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The price point is great for a 3TB at the time of writing this. I had a couple 2 TBs go bad in a NAS and decided to outfit 8 3TBs to use in a RAID6. They've been working well and are plenty ample for most ARM based NAS that will have a hard time pushing more than 1Gbps .
They aren't as heavy as I'd expect. I guess going from WD Blacks from yesteryear into a new likely lower platter count 3TB they have found weight savings which is nice.
NAS found the drives easily as expected.
Cons: I haven't found any cons yet.
Other Thoughts: They came packaged well in a no frills box which is fine by me. Wasn't a retail looking box you'd find in a Best Buy or something. If this gets me cost savings all the better.READ FULL REVIEW