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Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP 80mm Sleeve Low Profile CPU Cooler
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2 out of 5 eggs Cheap Fan, with a Cheap Mounting System 12/27/2014

This review is from: Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP 80mm Sleeve Low Profile CPU Cooler

Pros: Very slim, and able to fit in a tight Mini-ITX case. Functions well enough, and that's about it.

Cons: So, who here likes the Intel stock fan mounting system? No one? That's what I thought. Of course, you can see in this in the pictures, however it's actually even worse than the Intel stock fan mounting system, which is probably an achievement in and of itself. On an Intel stock fan, the mounting twist-ins can't rotate, because you have to twist them in obviously, and has an outer plastic shell to stop them from rotating. Rosewill did away with this. So you have to find the correct orientation for the twist-ins, hold them at the base and apply counter force while twisting them in. WHY? Why is this so complicated? Screws, please? What's wrong with screws? There's plenty of slim fans with a mounting system using mythological screws, and you should buy one of those, instead of regretting buying this one, like I am.

Other Thoughts: The standard for CPU coolers should be to have a better mounting system than Intel's stock fans, but I'll settle for just as good, not worse.

Rosewill RS-MI-01 BK - Mini ITX Tower / Desktop Computer Case - 250W Power Supply with Two (2) SATA Connectors and One (1) 20 + 4-Pin Connector
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Pros: Very compact case. Comes with the bare essentials, includes a power supply, and is pretty cheap for all of that. You can put a very basic computer in it, which is what you're probably going to do anyway if you're buying this.

Cons: Has the power supply above the motherboard. I wish this were flipped vertically, and the motherboard was above the power supply. Because of this, if you're going to use an Intel CPU, the stock fan won't fit, so this case will come with the hidden cost of buying a slim fan. A lot of cases use this design though, so you're not going to really get away from this cost.

Other Thoughts: Reading the other reviews of this case, it seems the power supply enjoys a good failure, which makes me worry about using it. I did buy a back-up SFX power supply, but there are no reputable companies making SFX power supplies, so all you have for selection is a sea of garbage, and at that point, it might be worth buying a ITX tower that you can put a regular power supply in. That being said, I haven't had any issues with this power supply yet. I put in a fairly simple motherboard, cpu, optical drive, and an SSD into and nothing else. It's a computer that very simply runs Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office, and that's about all the things I would use for a computer I could put into this case. I don't know what the rest of you are doing, but if you're trying to run Crysis 3 on max settings or Adobe Photoshop on this power supply, that's a bad idea. You're doing nothing beyond basic computing with this power supply.

ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n AiProtection with Trend Micro for Complete Network Security
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Pros: What makes a great router? First, I just want to plug in all the cables, turn it on, and go and start using it. Maybe ask me what password I want for my wireless router, and what encryption type I want to use, defaulting to the best type, and that's about it. I don't want to install any bloatware of any type and I want it to be as PnP as a wireless router can possibly be. Secondly, when I do want to venture into the admin console, I want a simple interface, and I want to be able to see what's connected, update firmware simply, and adjust settings easily. Lastly, of course, I want it to handle all my 17+ wireless devices at varying ranges and standards and be very fast while handling all of that load. This router does all of this without batting an eye, and as such, I think Asus has produced the undisputed king of AC routers. I wouldn't buy anything but this.

Cons: Pricey, but worth every dime.

Other Thoughts: This is the first router that I bought that wasn't Linksys. They've seem to gone down hill at a very fast rate. Also, this router automatically handles downloading and updating the firmware, though you do have to start the process, whereas you had to navigate to Linksys' site, find your router, check if there was a firmware update, etc. I also love not having a CD crammed down my throat that I MUST use to start my router. NO! I plugged you in, WORK! That's all I want! I know a wireless router can never be like that, but Asus is now WAY closer to PnP than Linksys in its madness could ever be.


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