Joined on 06/02/08
Perfect for Connection from Graphics card to Receiver
Pros: Love the slim style of this HDMI cable. I have it connected from my HTPC and graphics card with Mini HDMI to my HDMI receiver. It works perfectly and I don't need an adapter for my graphics card. The cable is very high quality, it reminds me of Apple quality cabling. Very portable.
Cons: Cable length is typcial at 6 feet, but prefer 9-12 due to the home theater set up I have.
Overall Review: Highly recommended. I also tried this on my laptop to HDMI monitor and it worked perfectly as well. Can't go wrong with this cable.
Decent Powerline Adapters
Pros: Small easy to install adapters. Easy set up and use for my 3000 sq ft house. File transfer is average on these units compared to others I have used. This could be from any number of reasons including where I located them to the internal wiring in my house. I was able to watch videos from my server to a computer connected to the other adapter. It was pretty good, however there was some interference, but again that could be the wiring in my house.
Cons: Not as fast as my wireless network. I have an AC router that flies compared to ethernet over powerline. This is not to knock these units, but my wifi is faster due to the technology increases in wireless.
Overall Review: Thse are good quality and will work if you have good wiring in your house. The best application is in a larger home I would suspect since wireless has come a long way and provide better speeds, at least that is what I have found.
Pros: Very nice looking case. Love the brushed aluminum and glass. I downsized from a Corsair 600T case to this. Wanted a smaller sized case to show off my build. Easy to work in All components fit nicely Beautiful - piece of art
Cons: Water cooling options are limited. Some space in the case is wasted in my opinion, but overall a great case. Case runs a little warm. Not bad, but hotter than my 600T.
Overall Review: My Build Case: In Win 901 Mobo: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe RAM: 16GB GSkill Sniper @ 1866 SSD: Dual Kingston 120GB in RAID 0 HD: 1 TB WD Black PSU: Corsair RM 550 GPU: MSI GTX 660ti Power Edition Cooler: Corsair H55 Quiet Edition OS: Win 7 Pro
Excellent Ethernet Switch
Pros: Great, solid construction. Fast speed (gigabit!), many ports, plug and play, low power consumption. My set up: Motorola Sufboard Modem - Cisco E3000 Wireless router - TP-Link 8 Port Switch. I replaced my 5 port Trendnet switch to run this TP-Link switch. I had 5 devices running out of the switch: 3 PCs, DLink Ethernet over Home wiring system, 1 HDHomerun Prime. I moved these devices to the TP-Link without troubles. Everything was plug n play and worked as expected. The build quality of the TP-Link is better than my older Trendnet device. It also has more ports which is nice since I have added another PC (Laptop) to the router. One of the best attributes of this router is its power save function. If you are trying to "go green" this device will help you attain that goal, with excellent performance
Cons: The only thing I did not like as much as my Trendnet is the fact the ethernet cables come out of the front of the unit rather than the back. If my set up was different, say a wall mount, this would be a non-issue. This has nothing to do with functionality of the unit, more a personal preference and appearance thing.
Overall Review: If you are looking for a solidly built, gigabit 8 port router, you cannot find one that is better than this one. This is certainly a great buy and highly recommended.
Pros: I received that router and have been testing this in my 3000 sq ft home. I have been using it for about a week now and have no problems with it dropping connection or routing all of my equipment. I have 3 hardwired PCs, a 1 GB switch that is connected to a HDHomerun Prime and 1 other PC, and several wireless PCs and devices. All work with this router. The speed compared to my Linksys E3000 is similar. I have noticed no real differences, except the range is a little less in the farthest points of my house than the E3000.
Cons: Range is not as good as my current router, but in a smaller house it should be fine.
Overall Review: The installation process is very straight forward. Simply follow the quick installation guide to set it up. The configuration is also a breeze, simply input the router IP address and you can configure it through the various options available. I set mine up to be automatic for IP. I also followed the onscreen prompts (set up wizard) to set up my wireless network including its security. There is also a section to set up mydlink. I already had an account for the cameras I have installed throughout my house. From then on I was up and running. I encountered no problems setting up and configuring the router. I don’t have an Apple/Android product in which I could try the mydlink app that are free that are supposed to allow configuration options, so I cannot comment on how those work. Overall, for the price point I think this is a very good buy and worth the investment in a solid router that will work with many PCs/wireless devices.