Joined on 01/07/04
Nice NAS box
Pros: Nice size box, able to install 6 5.25" removable HDD trays. Make for a nice rackmounted NAS box. Seems very well contrstructed working in this box was painless. After adding power supply and hard drives this thing is very heavy over 50 lbs. See other thoughts
Cons: None really, if there is one the fans don't have the monitor wire that I like so I can connect them to the motherboard and get data back. No big deal, if you need that then just by some and replace the ones that came with it.
Overall Review: This box is hugh (hense 4U) it has an internal bar running from the left side of the case to the right side to give the case strength. You can take it out if you don't need it, or it gets in your way (No issues for me). Also if you are going to rack mount this you may want to get yourself some rack rails, I can't see mounting this thing just by the side rails on the case itself, although it seems strong enough where you could probably do that.
Pros: Liquid worked well, keep my GPU, CPU cool
Cons: Algie still grew in my cooling system, isn't one of the properties of this stuff suppososed to be that algie wouldn't grow in there?
Overall Review: If you are like me you want a quite system with good cooling, I don't do any over clocking but cooling is important to me, want stuff to last, if I were you i would go air cool, its cheaper and just as effective and if you get the right equipment it can be just as quite.
very nice access point
Pros: Signal strength is very good, speed is blazing! My Microsoft Surface is flying now. I just got it today so I'm not sure about the products durability, we will see.
Cons: none so far.
Overall Review: I bought this to replace my Trendnet TEW-653 access point. Trendnet was dropping Wi-Fi to often. I'm loving this new access point. I just hope it lasts. I currently have it configured with three VLANs. Make sure you check the isolation box for VLAN tagging to work.
Not for the fant of heart
Pros: None of the LEDs are labeled, but you can go to the Silicondust's website and in the forums you can find the meaning of each LED. Also the device requires two cable inputs. This thing is really 2 Prime 3CC in a single box.
Cons: None of the LEDs are labeled, but you can goto the Silicondust's website and in the forums you can find the meaning of each LED. Also the Device require two cable inputs. this thing is really 2 Prime 3CC in a single box.
Overall Review: Getting cable card to work correctly can be a frustrating task especially dealing with your local cable company. The cable cards that I got were not the correct firmware but if you go to conditional access screen you will see that the box is updating the firmware on the cable card so be patient. I would have like to seen an internal splitter of some sort that way this box would only have one cable input. Tuners seem to resolve channels pretty fast I would say in about a second or less. I personally only use Media Center and this seems to work pretty good on my laptop which is wireless and only has Intel HD Graphics. I can resolve HD channels without any stuttering or skipping. I would like to see marking on the box telling you the orientation of the cable card but if you face the cable card up you should be okay. I would also like to see an eject button to take the cable card out. I like the web interface to the box. I'm would definitely recommend as a must have to your system.