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Mushkin 128GB Impact USB 3.0 (MLC NAND) Flash Drive Model MKNUFDIM128GB
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3 out of 5 eggs Impressive seq reads/writes, 4k is meh 06/16/2016

This review is from: Mushkin 128GB Impact USB 3.0 (MLC NAND) Flash Drive Model MKNUFDIM128GB

Pros: Reads/Writes as advertised, over 390MB/s peak reads, over 190MB/s peak writes as tested with CrystalDiskMark. Nice metal feel/high quality feel....

Cons: 4K speeds and 4K Q32T1 speeds are terrible.
less than .1MB/s reads and writes on multiple tested USB 3.0 ports

Other Thoughts: I wasn't expecting blazing 4K speeds, but another cheaper USB 3.0 flash drive I have that is rated at 200MB/s read 100MB/s write max, and it gets around 11MB/s reads and writes while testing 4K (on the same USB ports). Maybe my drive has a controller issue and I got unlucky, but for now I'll just use it for moving large single files instead of folders full of small files.

SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290 DirectX 11.2 100362SR 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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Pros: Maxing most games at 1080p/ultra 4x and 8xMSAA depending on the game. Upgraded from a single HD7870, this card beats two of them in crossfire. My i3-4170 is the bottleneck now, but only on some games. Doubles as a space heater in the winter, took my low 50s gaming room to over 60f within an hour of intense gaming (see Cons/other thoughts)

Cons: Its crazy hot and loud. Do your research on the first gen/OEM heatsink 290's. Now that its warmer out, my small room gets HOT when gaming, this thing just DUMPS hot air out the back. The fan is annoyingly loud, but I knew that coming in, using OC'ing software to manually set my fan higher on idle, and have it max at 45% quickly to keep it cool (will hit 90c+ like that its job).

Other Thoughts: Got this beast during early Black Friday '15 deals, absolute steal. Still worth after rebate price as of review date, since the R9 390 is still a bump up, and most don't need 8GB yet at this now mid level GPU. Just remember to allow for noise/heat. I have since purchased an aftermarket HSF system, but have not installed yet.

TRENDnet TEW-811DRU AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Router- 4 Gigabit port, Broadcom Chipset, DD-WRT Open Source support
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Pros: Price on sale, even at what seems to be regular price its decent, with a bit of elbow grease, you can have a sweet unit for cheap.
DD-WRT support
AC1200 speeds

Cons: Stock firmware is kinda lame, but I literally had the unit on the stock firmware just log enough to flash to DD-WRT

Other Thoughts: The internal antennas are connected using normal U.FL connectors (same tiny connectors used in laptops wireless cards to internal antennas), which was great, had a couple U.FL to SMA cables, drilled a couple holes in the housing on top, mounted a couple external antennas. Using DD-WRT, turned the unit into a wireless client, and connected my desktop to one of the gigabit ports. After a bit of setup, was running around 800Mbps @ 5Ghz from this unit to my buddies sorta lame AC1200 router. Gaming without issue! (was worried about latency through a couple walls, only added 5-15ms ping depending on the game)


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Display Name: Glenn T.

Date Joined: 01/10/05


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