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Pros: This review is for the LinkSys SE4008 Gigabit Switch in all its retro blue and black colors. I will say it is a fine looking switch with standout colors. The switch mates perfectly with their also excellent WRT1099AC router as well. If the normal routers 4 ports are not enough to handle your wired network needs this switch will allow sufficient expansion capabilities. The look and feel is very good and appears as a quality well-built product which should have a long life.
I replaced my D-Link 2208 switch with this new LinkSys model. The LinkSys sips power only when it needs it and places any unused ports into a power saving state or when an attached device is not powered on. With the 8 ports only 7 additional devices can be connected to the switch once you attach the switch to your router, but this is no different than any other switch.
The SE4008 switch also supports better streaming capabilities by using QoS Quality of Service technology built into the unit. If all the flashing lights keep you up at night a separate LED ON/OFF is located on the back panel.
The SE4008 is currently attached to my LinkSys/Cisco EA6700 AC router with not a hint of trouble. Transfer speeds are good with no issues. I have a wired Brother laser printer attached to the switch as well, and exhibits no problems.
Cons: I cannot find any cons with this unit. It is fast and works as intended.
Other Thoughts: Its bold blue color may turn off some users but the unit is extremely well built and fast. If you are looking to upgrade your switches this is the one router I can recommend.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H90 High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 140mm
Pros: Cools my FX8350 like no other. Installed in a DeepCool Steam Castle case running an ASUS M5A88-M motherboard with 16GB ram and Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials. Ran AIDA64 stability test and maintained a max of 42c. After a lot of gurgling for a few minutes the pump quieted down with no noise that I could hear. I did not use the included 140mm fan and installed a 140mm Cougar PWM fan.
Other Thoughts: The server runs 24/7 so we'll see how the cooler holds up to continuous operation. So far very happy and much better than I expected. Now for the rebate...READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Got a decent price for the 16gb kit
Cons: I removed a 32gb set of GSkill 1866 C8-9-9-24 memory and replaced them with 2 sets of these 2133 C9-11-11-31 kits. Memtest performed flawlessly with no errors after 5 passes. Checking the throughput with AIDA64 the read speed increased substantially from 52738 MB/s to 57785 MB/s. The write speed however dropped dramatically from 52669 MB/s to a dismal 39897 MB/s. What a heart breaker this set is. A lot of money wasted. First GSkill memory that disappointed me.
Other Thoughts: Installed on an MSI X79A-GD45 Plus MB with an i7-4930K clocked to 4.4ghz.READ FULL REVIEW