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CyberPower 6 Feet 10 Outlets 3750 Joules Home/Office Surge Protector with 2 USB (2.1Amp shared) Charging Ports
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Pros: - Construction feels solid
- Plenty of Cord length
- USB Ports are a cool feature... for the things it will actually charge (See more on this below)
- Parents should take note that this is a good power strip with some pretty solid child protection built in. I let my 5 year old try to plug something in (it was not plugged into any outlets) and she was unable to do so.
- LED indicator is interesting... it doesnt have the classic red LED on the top of the power strip, instead its tucked away on the side, by the power cable. The good: Less likely to accidentally trip the switch, particularly if using this under a workstation desk. The bad: If power isn't working, you may have to bend down and take a look in order to see / reset the switch.
- The Phone Jacks could be a plus if you still have a landline (see Other section)

Cons: - Arrangement of plugs is not as ideal as it could be IMO.
- USB would not charge my phones (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge & HTC 10), but would charge a power bank, my tablet, and my mp3 player...
- For the devices it would charge, it was extremely slow. Guessing this is because each USB port is not actually 2.1A, it's probably half of that based on the charge speeds (but I didn't measure it)
- Mounting this onto a wall is not an option as there are no holes in the back, this could just be a simple oversight on the part of CyberPower however.

Other Thoughts: - I have to admit, when I unboxed this product I looked at the side and my first thought was: "Huh? Why are phone jacks on here?"

Not for the average consumer (most likely) my guess would be this is aimed at business & elderly clientele who still use landlines.

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Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm (CW-9060025-WW)
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5 out of 5 eggs Pleasantly surprised, very cool piece of tech. 11/01/2016

This review is from: Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm (CW-9060025-WW)

Pros: - Works great on AMD & Intel Sockets alike.
- Easy to install onto the motherboard, but it was a little more challenging to attach to the top of my Corsair 900d (If you have this case, the dimensions of the radiator will make it so that you have to remove the 3rd fan slot on the top of the case to make room for it. Not really a big deal, but I miss having the sleek line of lighted fans.
- The tubing is extremely flexible (you can twist it 180 degrees without any angular bending of the tubes) it doesn't feel delicate or prone to rupturing during installation. So if you have a mid size chassis, if you need to muscle it in, you don't have to worry much about breaking it before you get a chance to fire it up.
- The coolant used in the Hydro series coolers is a 50/50 mix of propylene glycol and water, similar to the antifreeze in your car. You shouldn't need to worry about it cracking the unit because the coolant will not freeze unless it was like 35 degrees below zero.
- The threading is pretty solid, and you will need to exert a little bit of pressure to fasten it to the case / fans to the radiator.
- The pump itself uses RGB leds that allow for almost any color you would ever want. (but if you dont attach the USB Header to your motherboard, you don't be able to customize cooling performance, monitor coolant, or change the color of your RGB LED lighting.)
- Price point seems pretty solid considering the design, construction, materials, features & aesthetics makes a convincing case for very high value.

Update from first review:
- Still running strong, no change in idle / load temps, the thermal paste is really holding its own.
- No unusual hums, pump still works flawlessly.
- CorsairLink software has some improvements, but is still far from mature. I'm interested to see what other features they add down the line.

Cons: - READ THE INSTRUCTIONS about changing the Intel bracket if you have an AMD chipset switching the brackets was not 100% intuitive without referring to them.
- Others have mentioned this, if you use AMD like I do, you'll need your backplate to attach the cooler. (Not a huge deal, but could be a deal breaker for someone.)

Other Thoughts: - The H100i V2 is simply a re-branded H100i GTX with a few very minor tweaks.
- These minor tweaks include replaceable color straps and the USB plug that attaches to the pump is removable and in a much better position to provide better cable management.
- Please thoroughly inspect your radiator, tubes and all connections for a leakage BEFORE INSTALLING.
- The fans were a little louder than I liked and weren't of the LED variety :P SO I swapped them out with x2 Corsair Air Series AF120 LED 120mm Quiet Edition High Airflow Fans and my temps on average are 22-24c (these fans are about -15CFM from the stock fans btw)
- You need to be very careful when tightening down the radiator to the case. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN! Doing so can strip the threads inside the radiator which will not grab the screw anymore.
- If you want to remove the thermal paste that's included by default and put some arctic silver 5 paste on there, I'm sure you won't regret it. :)

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TP-LINK TC-7610-E DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (Easy-open package)
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Pros: - Compatible with Comcast/xfinity, TimeWarner
- Docsis 3.0 (8xfaster downloads than 2.0)
- IPv6 (latest internet standard)
- Download speed up to 343 Mbps
- Easy setup (I mean, a modem is a so very simple piece of equipment...)
- Gigabit Ethernet Port
- You need a router to use the modem over wi-fi

Cons: - So basically the performance is a dream, but the physical engineering leaves something to be desired. Seriously TP link could have added a few weights to help it hold in place and it would be perfect, but I guess that the price of trying to undercut the more expensive 6141, it is often 10-15 dollars cheaper.
- Cheap plastic case is very warm to the touch. It gets significantly warmer than my previous modem (SB 6120)

Other Thoughts: - If you are still paying Comcast to rent a modem, don't...buy one and buy this one - use it and save the rental fees...it will pay for itself in a year.
- This modem is NOT for those of you that have VOICE service from Comcast...it is for INTERNET only. Third, definitely try to activate it on your own so that technical support does not tell you it is not in their database. The modem is running as we speak and I will update my review if something goes wrong. For now, I am attaching an image showing my speedtest...

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