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Chandler B.

Chandler B.

Joined on 01/01/15

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Most Favorable Review

The Hedgehog!

SonicWall 01-SSC-0213 TZ400 Gen 6 Firewall (Hardware Only)
SonicWall 01-SSC-0213 TZ400 Gen 6 Firewall (Hardware Only)

Pros: This thing works like a champ, if it's not your first rodeo on setting up a firewall then the tz400 is super easy to configure, the throughput rate feels seamless, you can monitor the packets and network without a license for all the fancy monitoring features, out of the box the hardware only firewall is perfect for a cloud based business that only needs simple firewall rules, stealth mode :]

Cons: Need License? = $$$...

Overall Review: Is this real life? I have 5 skype users, 9 pandora streamers, 12 citrix portal connections, 2 torrent freaks that download constantly, and an id10t that doesn't understand what happens when they click on every advertisement and popup.. upgrading to this TZ 400 has stepped up the game in protecting my users and giving them all the bandwidth they need with room to grow.. without the CFS license I can't do much for my id10t user.. Let's see how long this device can stay alive.

Fantastic SSD

PNY CS1311 960GB 2.5” SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD7CS1311-960-RB
PNY CS1311 960GB 2.5” SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD7CS1311-960-RB

Pros: This drive reads and writes really quick, as it should.

Cons: none

Overall Review: With my setup, I've opted out of making this my OS drive, but I'm sure it would fit the bill just fine. This drive is great for spare storage that needs to be accessed quickly.

Excellent buy

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C15Q-32GVR
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C15Q-32GVR

Pros: This is great memory for an Intel Z170 board.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I installed this memory in an asus z170-a motherboard. No problems what so ever.

Great drive

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

Pros: -This is a great DVD drive if you're staying the cheaper route, but looking for quality at the same time. -Easy install.

Cons: -None that I have experienced.

Overall Review: Would buy again.

Great product

ASUS PCE-AC55BT 802.11ac Wireless-AC1200 Bluetooth 4.0 PCIe / mPCIe adapter
ASUS PCE-AC55BT 802.11ac Wireless-AC1200 Bluetooth 4.0 PCIe / mPCIe adapter

Pros: The product works great. I really like the local "hotspot" feature.

Cons: Windows 10 64 bit pro users, avoid the drivers that come with the disk. The automatic download drivers that are installed from the first boot after installing the WNIC will do the trick.

Overall Review: The con section is just my experience with this wireless card, other uses may have different experiences. It works great when it's installed correctly.

Does it's job well

Dynatron K5 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler for Intel LGA Socket 1151 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156
Dynatron K5 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler for Intel LGA Socket 1151 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156

Pros: -Easy install for new builds. -Very Responsive to motherboard fan controller -Thermal compound is included

Cons: -Thermal compound is laid out in a grid format, which causes some surface contact to be inconsistent. ** This isn't a game changer, there was still enough compound to fill the grid imprint -The adhesive for the fan mounts are not that sticky, which causes a lot of fumbling with the motherboard trying to mount the fan while holding the mounts in place.

Overall Review: I would buy this unit again if I needed to.