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Motorola MB7220 8x4 343 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Certified by Comcast XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, and Other Service Providers
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very easy to set-up. It consisted of stringing a 25' CAT5 cable to my desktop from the modem area, unplugging the old modem's cables, connecting the coaxial line to the new modem along with the power cord and my temporary hardline, ran the quick web-setup for provisioning the new modem with RCN (have your account number handy; ignore the "approved modems" list that comes up, it's very outdated- this modem conforms to the specs they approve of on their website for BYOM), shut down the modem, plugged it into the router, and rebooted everything. I'm getting the same speeds as before (100 mbps + down, 10 mbps up).

Cons: It's so small and lightweight, a poorly placed coaxial line can inhibit it standing up properly. Not a big con at all.

Other Thoughts: As a bonus, I found that the cable I was using to connect my modem to my router was bad - only connecting at 10/100 instead of 10/100/1000. Changing out that cable fixed that issue and let's me utilize my connection to the fullest.

And I'll mention it again, I'm using this with RCN (a smaller provider seen in a few cities; I'm in NYC) and it seems to be working flawlessly for the 100mbps that I pay for.

Edit: I should add (as I only found out when I returned my rental modem), I had to call RCN and provide the MAC address of the new modem in order to get my credit (which is about $6/month).

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XFX TS Series P1550SXXB9 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -solid Tier 2 PSU and with the rebate, it was a no-brainer purchase
-good number of connectors
-Flat, unsleeved cables. Some consider this a con, but I found it made them easier to bend. And because they're black, they blend in pretty well
-Fan is quiet and power supply doesn't whine

Cons: -The P4/P8 connector for the mainboard was a bit on the short side. I fortunately had a P4 extension cable, so I could nicely route the cable
-Not modular and only 550W, but these two things are well known upon purchase. I'd personally rather have a quality supply and fixed wires than mediocre one with modular cables.

Other Thoughts: A solid power supply that's likely good for most people (use a power supply calculator). I've got it running 2x SSDs, 2x HDD, an R9 380X, an i5-6500 with mITX board, 2x 120mm fans, and a 140mm fan (all expected to use around 400W). The fixed wires are a bit of a nuisance, but some patience and zip ties pretty much handled that issue. As I mentioned, the P4 connector was a bit short, but I was trying to route it around the edge of my Corsair 250D.

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XFX Radeon R9 380X R9-380X-4255 4GB 256-Bit DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support DD XXX OC Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Doesn't get too hot and is pretty quiet. It was also a great value, as I snagged it when it was very discounted. Also has an array of output ports.

Cons: A very minor thing, not worth taking off an egg for: the screws for the DVI connector are weird - it was very difficult to screw in the DVI connector and unscrewing it resulted in the screws also coming out. I ended up using the display-port instead (which has a much nicer connector anyway)

Other Thoughts: The power connectors are on the same axis as the PCI-E slot, so if you're concerned about length, this might be a problem.

I'm running this in a Corsair 250D with a Skylake i5 system and an XFX 550W supply.

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