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Most Favorable Review

Great CPU

AMD Phenom 9600 - Phenom X4 Agena Quad-Core 2.3 GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Processor - HD9600WCGDBOX
AMD Phenom 9600 - Phenom X4 Agena Quad-Core 2.3 GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Processor - HD9600WCGDBOX

Pros: Extremely fast. Great multi-tasking, esp. if you download and install AMD driver and software that efficiently allocates tasks between cores

Cons: Multiplier is not unlocked. That's not unexpected but would have been cool.

Overall Review: Running this with MSI 790X mainboard and Corsair XMS 800 CL 4 RAM. This configuration is extremely fast. While the processor is backwards compatible to Nvidia 5 series chipsets, running this cpu on those boards doesn't take full advantage of the incredible memory bandwidth and faster bus speeds available on the 700 series chipsets from AMD. Overall this configuration is ridiculously fast and great for someone like me who does lots of rendering and multi-tasking. Great CPU AMD! Good service from Newegg as always.

12/18/2007

Great value for small business firewall

ZyXEL ZyWALL ZWUSG20W 802.11n Wireless Internet Security Firewall with 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 2 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN , and 3G WAN Support
ZyXEL ZyWALL ZWUSG20W 802.11n Wireless Internet Security Firewall with 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 2 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN , and 3G WAN Support

Pros: This device has a ton of features at a very low price. It will do site-to-site VPN, as well as browser-based VPN. It is absurdly flexible and loaded with a ton of features. VLANs, granular routing, flexible management, all is here at a great price.

Cons: The interface is extremely complex. It takes a while to learn. But again, very flexible, and once you get over the learning curve, it is a great deal.

Overall Review: Don't hesitate to contact support for questions. They are based in southern California and I was really happy with contacting their support, asking questions, and seeing just how helpful they would/could be. I was pleasantly surprised that they were very knowledgeable and happy to explain the interface and work with me. Great service and great product.

Great Value

BUFFALO LinkStation 410 3 TB High Performance NAS Personal Cloud Storage and Media Server - LS410D0301
BUFFALO LinkStation 410 3 TB High Performance NAS Personal Cloud Storage and Media Server - LS410D0301

Pros: 3 TB at an affordable price, the boasted speed of being faster than your average single drive NAS is very accurate. Great response and IO for the money. Interface is great, flexible, and has lots of cool features.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Got this for a small business client who wanted to back up data from office, over a VPN, to her house. Was able to divide between 2 folders, one being a home share for home backups with no password protections, and another folder for business sharing that is password protected. Very easy to set up. Very flexible. At the price it really can't be beat for features or performance. Great buy!

Great Bang for Buck

GIGABYTE GA-F2A78M-HD2 (rev. 3.0) FM2+ AMD A78 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-F2A78M-HD2 (rev. 3.0) FM2+ AMD A78 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: -Takes 100 watt AMD CPUs just dandy -BIOS is pretty decent, works without taking forever or having some of the glitchy issues/delays of other boards in this range. -Has a USB3 header for front USB 3 panel

Cons: Nothing is really bad on this board relative to the price. It only has 2 DIMM slots and a limit to number of add-on cards, but at this price point, so what.

Overall Review: My brother in law wanted a budget gaming computer. This motherboard, plus a quad core 3.9 AMD CPU and 8 GB RAM only about $200! I had seen reviews on Newegg that this board has a lot of complaints about DOA, but I did not have this issue. The CPU power connector is an 8 pin connector, not a 4 pin connector, so make sure power supply purchased comes with an 8 pin power connector, otherwise I suspect the board will be labeled DOA, when a cheap PSU is really to blame that doesn't have needed connectors. The one I got was an 80+ Bronze unit, 600 watt. Cost right around $50 so not expensive at all. Also put in 8GB (2 x 4 GB) of Muskin DDR3 and R7 GDDR5 1GB video card. Card was under $100 and works beautifully. The RAM is plenty sufficient and system really works great, and is particularly impressive at this price point. The more expensive D4 FM2 boards will offer a few more bells and whistles, but this board at this price point is really impressive.

Not Really an AP, but works well

Edimax CV-7428nS N300 Universal Wireless Bridge for Smart TV, Blu-ray, NAS, and Gaming Console, With iQ-Setup for Hassle Free Installation; Green Technology for Energy-Saving
Edimax CV-7428nS N300 Universal Wireless Bridge for Smart TV, Blu-ray, NAS, and Gaming Console, With iQ-Setup for Hassle Free Installation; Green Technology for Energy-Saving

Pros: The radio on this guy is great. Very good at picking up signal over good distance. 5 LAN port connectivity. Inexpensive

Cons: This is a bridge device but in section for wireless APs. Newegg and Edimax are confusing in how they advertise this. Setup unclear if device rebroadcasts signal wirelessly (like a repeater) or if it only transmits network via wired connection. It does repeat network signal though.

Overall Review: Hooked this up originally as an AP. Connected network cable from router to this device and expected it to broadcast a wired input wirelessly. That wasn't going to work though, since this isn't really an access point. It requires you to connect from your workstation wired into device. Then go through config and wirelessly connect it to your already broadcasting wireless router. From there you can connect 5 devices wired. It also rebroadcasts wireless signal stronger, which is what I was looking for in the first place. Just need Newegg to be clearer about this device and what it does, Edimax could work on their documentation too, but mostly just a advertising issue with Newegg.

Great product for price

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card 100292DDR3L
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card 100292DDR3L

Pros: Passive cooling is great. No fan to worry about. Put it in a media center PC for HD video playback and works great.

Cons: None

Overall Review: None