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TP-LINK TC-7610 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
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5 out of 5 eggs Does the job! 10/24/2015

This review is from: TP-LINK TC-7610 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

Pros: The cable modem has great looks with a smooth black case and LEDs on the dim side *If this lives in your bedroom you'll be happy!* Everything you'll need is in the box. It's compatible with cable providers using DOCSIS 3.0 *All major ones do...* This thing tops out at 343mbps and 143mbps. YMMV pending your provider and service.

Overall, solid piece of kit.

Installation is very simple and straightforward and the supplied documentation is very easy to understand. Note that you will need to contact your ISP and register the modem with them before you can be off to the races.

Cons: 0. Everything works well with this unit and at $60 it's a steal.

Other Thoughts: This is a product that works, and works well with ease. Easy to setup and is one of those set and forget devices.

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD3P (rev. 1.0) LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - X99 on a budget!
- No Frills design
- All the whistles none of the bells
- One of the cheapest OC-er boards!
- Great on-board audio

Cons: UEFI Bios is VERY finicky and needs to be better fleshed out, system often wouldn't post until I updated the the latest bios.

Many users report issues with 16GB of ram prior to bios update. I DID NOT encounter this.

Other Thoughts: The question at hand here is this board worth your time? No. I think it's too little too late and the X99 platform wasn't meant for the low end. Having been outpaced by other newer chips and chipsets, this X99 solution was meant for a no compromise build. This board sacrifices too much compared to its peers and just isn't worth the price of admission. There are other better more efficient solutions for the same price that are fairly equal or better to this. (Z170)

I'm just not really sure who this board is for, and if it had been avalible at launch, it'd have been a slightly different story...

TRENDnet TEW-828DRU AC3200 Tri Band Wireless Router
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4 out of 5 eggs Great class leading performance... At a price. 06/26/2015

This review is from: TRENDnet TEW-828DRU AC3200 Tri Band Wireless Router

Pros: Where to start?!

This baby will automatically distribute all of your 5GHz devices evenly between it's two bands with excellent range and speeds *appearing as only as a single SSID Network if you choose.* (AWESOME!!!)

The U.I. is snappy and easy to navigate, (Big +!) and it requires minimal tinkering to get to where you need to be in terms of performance, this thing feels solid. Kinda like an Apple-esque product. The thing just simply works. And it works well!

The many antennas ensure good range and throughput even through thick or reinforced walls.

It also has both USB 3.0 and 2.0 on-board. Sweet!

Cons: 1GHz dual core isn't the fastest CPU available in today's routers... (Do we really need more?)

Antennas are VERY tall.

Not the most aesthetically pleasing router to look at *If you care/can see it easily.*

Expensive... It shouldn't cost nearly $200 for this level of tech in today's age. I mean sure, I've spent more on less. I've also rocked the same Linksys for close to 3 years now. (WRT1900AC) Which, at the time was $299.99 when purchased. But let's be honest here. When things are being redone/refreshed every 6-8 months now... You should be able to get this type of tech for at least a 3rd less than what the asking price is. $129.99-149.99 would be ideal I think

Other Thoughts: TRENDnet is a name synonyms with networking, they've literally been doing it for what feels like forever. Sadly though, I've never owned any of their gear as brands like D-Link, Netgear and Linksys have just always fit the bill easier/better and been more accessible to me. (Brick and Mortar stores.)

That being said I'm really grateful to have had the opportunity to test and review this little piece of kit. It was/is a real joy to mess with.


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Display Name: Mark E.

Date Joined: 07/13/07

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  • Last Review: 10/24/15
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