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Eamonn K.

Eamonn K.

Joined on 11/27/15

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410 Mbps on a modem for under $30.

ARRIS SURFboard SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - 600 MHz Dual-Thread Processor - Certified Refurbished
ARRIS SURFboard SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - 600 MHz Dual-Thread Processor - Certified Refurbished

Pros: Easy setup. Just plugged the MAC address on the side of the modem into the Xfinity XFi app and it found and registered it. Then it worked, so I gave back my old router to Xfinity in person, saving $15 a month. That simple. Had a connection within 10 minutes. Had to restart a few times to get a good speed after adding a wifi router and firmware updates, but no complaints.

Overall Review: Overall, the price makes it worth the risk of a bad apple.

Long term, heavy use review. Consistent low heat with fast read/write performance.

Intel 665p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 3D3, QLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEKNW010T9X1
Intel 665p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 3D3, QLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEKNW010T9X1

Overall Review: Cheap and cheerful M.2 that's lasted me. Doesn't overheat under 100GB scale transfers. I've been putting this thing through it's paces for months and it's been perfectly reliable.

The perfect tiny-form PC for those who want to do anything but game.

Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) RNUC11PAHi50001 Intel Socket BGA1449 Mini / Booksize Barebone System (Intel 11th Gen CPU, Include Intel Iris Xe Graphics)
Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) RNUC11PAHi50001 Intel Socket BGA1449 Mini / Booksize Barebone System (Intel 11th Gen CPU, Include Intel Iris Xe Graphics)

Pros: It mounts to the back of my monitor! (See photo). Very easy build, watched a ten minute YouTube video and had it don't myself in less than 15 minutes. This ends up being a really cheap computer all in, especially if you have any unused SSDs, monitors, or unsoldered laptop ram lying around.

Cons: While the choice of storage is easy and forgiving, you have to make sure you get exactly correct the SO-DIMM (laptop style) ram, with the right voltage/frequency. The only correct RAM I could find on Newegg was a 10+ day out delivery wait, so I had to use a competitor site.

Overall Review: I love that this has back-of-monitor mounting. That feature is really undersold (see photos). It makes for a really clean build where your whole PC and all cables can just rest secure behind your monitor. The build is barely a tenth of the work of an actual OC build, adding components to this NUC would be a good intro for absolute PC beginners, it's that simple. If you decide to monitor mount, be aware that the mounting of the NUC to the bracket requires tolerating a weird angle during the "lock in" part halfway through, be open minded and patient. Very nice overall. Very power efficient, completely quiet. I'm using this as a daily driver in a music studio and it's doing its job with no fan noise, and plenty of IO (the usual + two usb-c ports is better than a lot of modern ATX mobos).

A car phone stand that works??

AUKEY Car Phone Mount Dashboard Magnetic Cell Phone Holder Compatible with iPhone Samsung Google and More Gray HD C49
AUKEY Car Phone Mount Dashboard Magnetic Cell Phone Holder Compatible with iPhone Samsung Google and More Gray HD C49

Overall Review: This is the third car phone stand I've bought. So many other ones are useless garbage, or don't stick to the car, or don't stick the phone, but this one actually holds the phone and works.