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Kirk J.

Kirk J.

Joined on 07/07/08

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Most Favorable Review

Great little CPU!

AMD Athlon 5350 - Athlon Kabini Quad-Core 2.05 GHz Socket AM1 25W AMD Radeon R3 Desktop Processor - AD5350JAHMBOX
AMD Athlon 5350 - Athlon Kabini Quad-Core 2.05 GHz Socket AM1 25W AMD Radeon R3 Desktop Processor - AD5350JAHMBOX

Pros: Compare vs any Intel CPU at the same price-point and it wins hands-down. Very great vs Intel in perf/watt at same price point. Has all the deluxe instructions enabled such as VT-d, AES256, etc. Using this as an ESXi 6.0 box for firewall and NAS at home. Supposedly overclocks like a beast, but I haven't tried yet.

Cons: Comes with a fairly small, quiet fan. Certainly would be inadequate for any amount of overclocking.

Most Critical Review

Works, good connections, bad coil whine

Antec TruePower Classic series TP-750C 750 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Power Supply
Antec TruePower Classic series TP-750C 750 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Power Supply

Pros: Loads of PCIe connectors for dual or triple graphics cards. Long cables Plenty of SATA connectors

Cons: Bad coil whine developed after first day of use. Fairly audible at sitting distance.

Quick Setup

Reolink Security Camera Outdoor, 2K Resolution, Wireless Battery Solar Powered, Color Night Vision with Spotlight, 2-Way Talk Live View, Built-in Siren - Argus 3 with White Solar Panel
Reolink Security Camera Outdoor, 2K Resolution, Wireless Battery Solar Powered, Color Night Vision with Spotlight, 2-Way Talk Live View, Built-in Siren - Argus 3 with White Solar Panel

Pros: Decent battery life. Bought the companion solar panel to make truly maintenance free and wireless. Image quality is OK for 1080p, but could be a bit better.

Cons: YOU CAN NOT MONITOR THE CAMERA FOR MORE THAN 5 MINUTES. The software will kick you out after 5 minutes and THERE'S NO WAY TO CHANGE THIS. Period. It's a "power saving" feature since it's a wireless camera, but I bought the solar panel and have plenty of power during the day, but their camera is too stupid to understand that and there's no way to force the connection to stay open. You also have to use their software to even access the camera in the first place, no web interface or ONVIF support.

Overall Review: We got this to keep an eye on the backyard and check on the kids while they play. With the severe monitoring limitation, I'd have been better off spending the ~$130 on a different camera solution that didn't have that handicap, and another camera may also have been able to tie in to my existing NVR rather than playing walled-garden like Reolink.

Best product at price

ASRock AB350 Pro4 AM4 AMD Promontory B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock AB350 Pro4 AM4 AMD Promontory B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Loads of features like M.2 slot and dual x16 GPU slots with additional x1 expansion slots. Plenty of SATA ports for the price-bracket.

Cons: Color scheme is meh.

Small and Quiet

TP-Link 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch | Plug and Play | Metal | Desktop/Rackmount | Fanless(TL-SG1016D)
TP-Link 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch | Plug and Play | Metal | Desktop/Rackmount | Fanless(TL-SG1016D)

Pros: Compact size for a 16-port gig switch. Bought to put in a wall-box for a home install. Runs without the fan most of the time.

Cons: Still a bit bigger than I would have liked (likely for the ventilation and rackmount brackets (which it does come with btw).

Overall Review: Update: Had a lock-up issue where the switch would freeze status of ports and stop passing traffic (unplugging cables from ports didn't turn off the light, etc). RMAed and got a prompt replacement unit. Been working great since.

Junk!

ORICO Monster USB 3.0 PCI - Express Card with 5 Rear USB 3.0 Ports and 1x Internal USB 3.0 20-PIN Connector Controller Adapter Card (PVU3-502I)
ORICO Monster USB 3.0 PCI - Express Card with 5 Rear USB 3.0 Ports and 1x Internal USB 3.0 20-PIN Connector Controller Adapter Card (PVU3-502I)

Pros: Powered USB ports for charging

Cons: Junk. External drives drop and reattach when being accessed. Peripherals don't work at all when attached to the ports.

Overall Review: Junk

seller reviews
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Tracking number generated, never dropped to carrier

Seller neglected to even drop off the package with shipper. For close to 2 months now.

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