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This review is from: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition CO-9050009-WW 140mm High Airflow Case Fan
Pros: Rubberized screw holes reduce vibration; EXTREMELY quiet, it may be the quietest fan that I have ever owned; it blows more air than I expected; it dropped my CPU temp by 3 C; comes with multiple colored accents to match your case & lights
Cons: I own an Antec 900 and there are no 140mm mounts so I improvised a bit and ended up zip tying the fan into place. The 3 pin fan cable is not terribly long so if you have an open connector on the other side of the motherboard from the fan, buy an extension.
Other Thoughts: This fan is designed for pushing air around into and out of your case. Do not buy this fan for a radiator. Although there was no 140mm mount in my case, I was able to place the fan (with zip ties) in line with my cpu heatsink which blows up toward the big boy 200mm fan. This dropped my cpu temp (Phenom II x4) below 30 C which is has NEVER EVER happened before!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TRENDnet TEW-736RE N300 Easy-N-Range Wireless Extender
Pros: Connecting the TEW-736RE to my home network was very easy. I simply held down the WPS button on my router for 5 seconds and then held down the button on the range extender for 5 seconds. The device is quite small and can be well hidden just about anywhere. The coverage on the device is very good. I was getting full bars everywhere in my house!
Cons: The range extender would stop working intermittently. Sometimes it would work, sometimes not. I tried various settings using the device’s firmware. I set both the router and the range extenders security to WPA, then WPA2. I made sure the device was being seen by my router (which it was even when it was not functioning).
Other Thoughts: I really cannot recommend this device as it was so problematic. It is possible that I had a random dud, but searching through other people’s feedback suggests otherwise. I hope Trendnet fixes these issues because when the device works, it works great.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: First time SSD owner--it's worth it. I boot into Windows within 10-15 seconds and it is immediately responsive. Gone is the long boot time followed by 2-3 of general unresponsiveness that I am so accustomed to. After installing Windows and a few various programs, I am still left with 65gb of free space.
Windows Experience Index score for the ssd - 7.9. My AMD Phenom II x4 955 is now the bottleneck so my system is rated @ 7.4
Cons: I debated for quite a while about whether to get the 128gb or the 256gb version. I still have quite a bit of space left but it is always nice to have more.
Other Thoughts: If you can buy the 256gb version without sacrificing your dinner or the kids college education, I would recommend it. If you are a penny pincher like me, buy the 128gb version. It is definitely worth it.READ FULL REVIEW