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Pros: I've purchased other Corsair PSUs in the past and was surprised by how small the box this unit came in. Opening it up I also found that it was missing the "champagne bag" that my TX and RMi PSUs came with it. While the packaging is lackluster, I found the PSU itself to be a quality unit and the modular cables to be nice and quality. The cables are long enough to connect to all my equipment in my ATX case, From my AM3+ Phenom II x4 motherboard power to my Radeon 7870 and hard drives, they have a quality feel to them, that I expect from Corsair.
It's not louder than my case fans and I found this unit to be quiet. The cables were easy enough to route and I appreciate that they are black because it matches well with my case. The finish is nice and quality, I found it nicer than most Units in it price range.
Cons: No problems with this power-supply. Maybe that it didn't come with a case badge is the worst thing I could say about this.
Other Thoughts: I've never really used Corsair's cheaper units. I've mainly used TX, RMi, RMx powersupplies, all higher end units than this. However, I found this unit to be very solid for it's price and a good looking unit to boot. The Grey/Black on the sides is much better in a windowed case than the old CX units dark green. I used older, more power hungry hardware to stress this PSU and found it performed fantastically. This is yet another wonderful Corsair power-supply that I am very happy with. Excellent quality at a nice price, I recommend this Power-Supply.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Firstly, I purchased this card to replace my R9-290, which itself replaces a Radeon 7970 in another machine. I'm running this with my Core i5 6500 (stock) and 16GB DDR4 2800mhz RAM. This card at stock performs about the same as my R9-290 did running at R9-390 clocks, which is impressive for how much this card goes for and how much the R9-290 and 390 went for, pretty impressive stuff.
It's also very small for the performance it packs, it's about the size of the old Radeon 7850 I had ages ago. Power requirements aren't crazy and this works wonderfully with it's tiny 6-pin connector. I was concerned about the cooler when I got it, but it has proven to hold it's own and cools the card pretty reliably.
After AMD released the ReLive drivers I decided to give Overclocking a shot. First I gotta say the new drivers are absolutely wonderful and are SO much better designed and functional than the drivers for the GTX980-Ti I have on my main machine. They also seem to be a lot less buggy than the drivers for my GTX980-Ti, and the recording feature built in actually seems to be a bit nicer than the GeForce experience on my 980-Ti, I'm very impressed.
Well, with a custom fan-curve I've been very conservative with overclocking this card. Without touching voltage, I got the GPU to run at 1300mhz with the memory running at 2000mhz. Oh that gets me to the memory, the card I received has Samsung memory and doing research, it's the same memory type used in the 8GB cards and can be clocked to 2000mhz without issue, and I can attest that is 100% true with this card I purchased. With the overclocks and custom fan-curve, it DOES get louder than my GTX980-Ti and R9-290, but unlike those to behemoth cards, this one stays under 80c while I play Overwatch and GTAV: Online. While at stock I did see it go up, but if you don't mind doing a little tinkering, this will run fast and cool.
I LOVE the back-plate on this card. It's impressive that they provided a backplate for such an inexpensive (but very high performance) card. Also, the PCI-E power-plug is easy to remove from the card. I only mention this because my XFX R9-290 had the clips for the power-plugs go INTO the heatsink, meaning I had to shed blood each time I had to remove the power from the card. Thankfully, this RX-480 is really well designed in this respect.
Cons: The box for this was straight up cheapo. I swear the GTX950 and Radeon 7850 I bought a while ago came in fancier boxes. The single fan can get loud with a custom-fan curve.
This card made cards I spent more money on (R9-290, GTX970, GTX670-SLI) obsolete when I got it. Been spending so much time gaming on this little gem, my GTX980-Ti must be jealous.
Other Thoughts: I REALLY wish that crossfire was more prevelantly supported in modern games, as two of these and perfect crossfire support would make the GTX1080 irrelevant and quickly replace my GTX980-Ti in my main machine. As it stands, I'm proudly using this card in my bedroom PC, and it's been working wonderfully. I recommend this, especially since it seems that this paticular RX-480 hovers at around the price of the more premium RX-470s and GTX1050-Ti, and this RX-480 completely destroys those two in performance.
Hell, this is a better option than a 3GB GTX1060, for less money. I don't know how they did it, but this is an amazing little card that I fully recommend.
Pros: Seriously easy to install. The app came right up on the Google Play store, and installed easily. I love that this came with a metallic mount for the wall that can either be drilled to the wall or just glue to the wall with the provided adhesive. Despite offering a "CloudPlay" service for an additional fee, they pack in a microSD card so you can save recorded video. The camera itself is of nice quality and the magnetic base is very strong and it is currently hanging strongly off a metal stud that was already on my wall.
The camera is very small and can fit almost anywhere unnoticed.
In terms of video quality this is the clearest I've ever seen. The day time video is clear and the night vision mode is just as clear (just black and white).
Cons: Not a fan that the Andriod App has a permanent ad on it for a "Free Trial" of their service CloudPlay. It comes up every time I load up the app on my phone. Also the two way audio only seems to work when I'm on my network at home, and when it does, the audio is terrible. The status light is strobe-light bright, but can be disabled in the software. It only connects to 2.4Ghz networks, but that seems to be par for course on these network cameras.
Other Thoughts: While I never heard of this brand before, I was skeptical of it's quality. After using it for almost a month I have to say this is the best wireless security camera I've ever used. Yes I have issues with the ridiculous permanent ad in the Android App, and the two way audio is a mess, but the ad is easily swipe-awayable, and the two way audio isn't something I use anyway on my home security cameras, and is not really taking away my excitement for this device.READ FULL REVIEW