Date Joined: 11/30/06
Pros: Runs cool. Great cooling. Mostly quiet. Fans only run while gaming/rendering.
Cons: Heavy! Brace the back end of it if mounted horizontally.
Overall Review: I haven't graduated to 2k or 4k gaming. As such I run this in either 1920x1200 or 1920x1080 modes. It plays all my titles max out at greater than 60FPS. I have it locked to my monitor's 60HZ timing and it never waivers. Titles like BF1/Overwatch/Destiny 2 look absolutely amazing and the card barely breaks 60C while doing it. This card breathed new life into an old rig. I replaced an R9 280X in my 1st gen I7-980X rig. Now newer games play smooth as silk.
Pros: Gigabit LAN
Overall Review: This switch replaces the native switch inside my ASUS RT-N66U router. With the ASUS I was getting on average 845 Mbps. After switching over the the NETGEAR that average went up to 923Mbps between the same two hosts.
Pros: The (now second) best hobby board money can buy.
Cons: It would have been nice if the micro USB port was an OTG port and not just for power.
Overall Review: This little board is only newly surpassed by the Pi 2 B (quad core) model. This is a great little hobby board, but for the same money take advantage of the quad core Pi 2 model.
Pros: Its small and inexpensive. Its recognized and enumerated perfectly on raspbien "wheezy". Perfect for Raspberry Pi users.
Pros: Absolutely inexpensive
Overall Review: Works perfectly with the Raspberry Pi's HDMI port.
Pros: Gigabit switch. Dual radios (2.4GHz & 5GHz). Fast. Stable. Ton of memory to handle a lot of connections.
Overall Review: Some will say the price is a Con., but I say you get what you pay for. In this router you are paying for a fast processor, lots of memory, dual radios, and a built-in gigabit switch.
The stock firmware is pretty good. The setup was smooth and intuitive. The open source dd-wrt builds are pretty stable and worth a look.
This is the best wirless router I have ever owned.
Pros: Plug and Play
Cons: Cost is about the same as buying a SOHO wireless router.
Overall Review: I bought this kit to attempt to get better speed to my sons room. Our wireless access point is on the first floor while his bedroom is on the third. Thus the wireless signal wasn't the best. With the power line adapters we are getting a solid 30Mbps. Whereas the wireless access point would fluctuate dramatically. Not peak performance, but not bad for traversing one circuit, into the breaker box, and then up the run to the third floor.
So I say again... Not bad.
Pros: Inexpensive (for a 2TB).
Overall Review: I bought this drive to put in my backup machine. Its not terribly fast at 5400RPM, but for performing backups of my rather large music/movie collection it fits the bill nicely.
Pros: Fast. Compact. Sturdy.
Cons: I don't much care for the rubberized body or the cap, bu that's not what I bought it for.
Overall Review: This replaces a Lexar 8GB device I've had for 2 years. When coupled with my ASUS RE3 motherboard this drive performs well beyond my expectations.
Pros: Small size. Both a PCI and PCIE slot for expansion. Built in LAN/USB/PS2/stereo audio/GPU with VGA & DVI connections.
Cons: Specialized front panel connector. Custom heat pipe cpu cooler.
Overall Review: Bought this to replace the wife's 6 year old P4 mid tower setup. She only uses her computer for Office, IM, and browsing. This solution gave her back valuable desk space while providing a very modern CPU solution in a very space efficient case.
Pros: Inexpensive. Feature rich (when DD-WRT is installed). 2 Radios for authentic dual band.
Cons: Fixed internal antennas.
Overall Review: I bought this router after reading about its bridging capabilities with DD-WRT installed. This unit is located in our bedroom and acts as an Ethernet client bridge to our TV/Blue Ray player/MVIX. Its N radio is bridged to my access point near my router in the basement. Its second G radio act as an AP for my sons computer in his bedroom. After setting up/fiddling with DD-WRT settings, it has been operating flawlessly. In my opinion, you won't find anything better for the same money.
Pros: Great cache. High spindle speed. SATA 3.0GB connection. Fantastic price.
Overall Review: I purchased this to replace a third dead Hitachi Travelstar in my IBM Thinkpad T60. The performance difference from an 8MB cache/5400RPM drive to the WD 16MB cache/7200RPM drive has been night and day, and I still get over 3 hours battery life to boot.