Joined on 10/07/17
Plenty of Power to go around.
Pros: With a combined total of 32 cores including hyperthreading, there's plenty to go around for demanding tasks. I personally use this for virtualization and gaming, and I have yet to max it out. I personally haven't tried overclocking, but honestly, wit this many cores all running at a reasonable speed, I don't really see a reason to.
Cons: I have noticed this CPU is a little power-hungry, and my complete system powered up and idle uses around 150 watts of power. But also keep in mind I'm running water cooling and an NVIDIA 1080ti. It also tends to run a little hot when stressed.
Overall Review: Overall I would definitely recommend this to someone that needs some horsepower for their workloads. Even though I bought this CPU going on 3 years ago, it still serves me well and doesn't slow me down.
Great HD Replacement
Pros: So far this drive has been very reliable, and I've used Crucial M4 drives for years in the past, all of which are still going strong after years of reliable service.
Cons: I would imagine by now this SSD isn't as fast as the latest generation, but I don't really notice. I usually run these drives in my older systems where SSD speed isn't too important. Anything is an improvement over those slow 5,400 RPM laptop hard drives they came with...
Overall Review: I have had many years of reliable service with Crucial drives, and these are no exception.
Pros: I like how this switch is very quiet and passively cooled. I could theoretically keep it running unattended for years and not have to worry about fans getting worn out. The management interface is also nice to have when I needed it but I haven't experimented with it a lot. It just sits quietly in a corner blinking away. I also appreciate the front-facing reset (restart) and factory reset buttons, which I've had to use a few times while experimenting. Since this switch sits in a corner, not having to reach to the back for the reset button is nice.
Cons: It would be nice to see some kind of serial or management port, but this isn't really important for my application. I also had a bit of an issue getting the web interface to use SSL. I could also see the reset button being an issue if this switch sits out in the open. Someone could easily come by and push it, wiping all your settings. Then again I would have to wonder why you're not properly securing your equipment...
Overall Review: Overall a great switch for those needing something quiet and reliable. I would certainly buy it again if I needed to.
Good Reliable Patch Cable
Pros: These cables work well for runs through the house.
Overall Review: I've used StartTech cables for quite a while and they always work great.
Works Well But Misleading
Pros: This works great for extending MicroSD card slots that are in hard to reach areas, and I haven't seen any performance impact from it.
Cons: This product is a little misrepresented here. Despite what the title and description claims, this is actually MicroSD to FULL SIZE SD. Look carefully at the pictures they provide While it is technically true that one can use an adapter in the SD slot to fit the smaller MicroSD card, the pictures will have you believe it's MicroSD on both ends, and that is definitely not the case. I don't consider this a huge issue since I have plenty of adapters for my MicroSD cards, and it's not worth the trouble of returning it. But still, be aware of this before buying.
Overall Review: If you can look past the size issue, this works fine, which is why I still give it 4 eggs.
Easy Setup and Very Reliable
Pros: This is a great solution for those that want to get into water cooling but don't want to run and maintain a custom loop. I've had this installed going on 3 years of constant service and it has never failed me. The included fans are barely noticeable and move plenty of air through the radiator.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Overall Review: This is one of the best all in one liquid cooling solutions.
A Great Network Resource
I found everything I needed all in the same place.
I received exactly what I ordered in a timely manner.
This has been a great place to get enterprise-grade hardware, and I will certainly buy from them again if the opportunity arises.