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This review is from: ARRIS SURFboard SB6190 DOCSIS 3.0 Gigabit+ Cable Modem
Pros: Super fast
Cons: Not black like my old Surfboard modem.
Other Thoughts: This replaced my old SB2161 Surfboard modem. I was having issues and Comcast said it was my end. I figure this modem was like 6 years old and may have bit the dust. I seen this modem and loved the higher speeds for future proof when we get GigaBit speeds. The next day I retry my modem before throwing it away and it starts working fine. This one was already in the mail. When it arrived I installed it and was amazed how much faster it was. I went from 12MBps downloads to 15.5MBps downloads. I was amazed how much better this is. Maybe my other did have issues?
Now I'm ready for Gigabit speed whenever our small city ever gets it.
This review is from: HP ProLiant ML10 v2 Tower Server System i3-4150 3.5 GHz 8 GB RAM 500GB SATA 7.2K
iLO4 remote control
Easy setup once you figure it out.
Cons: No Quicksync support for my HTPC as HP uses the Matrox video instead and cut off the integrated iGPU and can't gain access to quicksync. Video encoding takes forever now. Went from 7-10 minutes to over 30-60 minutes.
iLO4 remote advanced access cost a yearly subscription. You can apply for a 60-day advanced key.
Warranty was expired when it arrived. Apparently the warrant starts the day HP sends it to Newegg. Mine sat too long at newegg and had to call and they straightened it all out.
Other Thoughts: Omnce you get everything figured out it seems to work great. Took an egg off for having to pay fees for advanced features that should be free. Even the BIOS and certain drivers need the fees to be paid to get them. Very disappointed.
I didn't take a point off for quicksync. Not sure of quicksync would even be supported in the server C222 chipset anyway. Otherwise take off another egg. Now I can't use it for an HTPC server. Luckily I have other uses for it.
Pros: I put this i3-4130T my Q97 Asus motherboard for an HTPC/Win 7 Home server (Windows Home Server 2011 didn't support Media Center)
This i3-4130T runs at 3.1GHz on full load. Not sure why it's rated at 2.9GHz? Maybe to pad power saving stats of 35-watts? Not a con for me, so I didn't put in cons section, but may be a con for others.
Cons: No real cons. It is higher priced that the faster chips you can disable/lower features to get lower power rates. Probably lower than 35-watts. But you need a more expensive motherboard with the extra features to really get the most bang for the buck, but risk cpu instability. I just went with the T model for security reasons and just paid the extra.
Other Thoughts: Like others, I put my 4770 copper core heatsink on this for extra cooling. Not sure of any difference as I didn't measure. But normally Intel plans their cooler to run about 60ish on full load and this ones barely sees low 50s.
I put a video card (GTX 750 Ti) for basic 3d gaming for whenever I felt like playing on the big screen. But my quicksync stopped working. It turned out quicksync is disabled if nothing is plugged into the integrated motherboard video ports. I found a guide that lets you go to the screen resolution page and lets you drag the shaded out secondary monitor and pull it to the lower portion of the screen and it enables the VGA port and then quicksync works after installing integrated graphics driver.