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CAT5E-Plenum-Bulk LAN Cable-Copper-AWG24-Black C5UP-381BK
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4 out of 5 eggs Black Plenum Cable 06/17/2013

This review is from: CAT5E-Plenum-Bulk LAN Cable-Copper-AWG24-Black C5UP-381BK

Pros: It's black (like "black black" not "greyish black") plenum rated cable. I cannot stand the multi-color bonanza that you see running through halls now-a-days. Blue, green, orange, purple... my house doesn't need to look like a circus. So I'm glad to get this.

Cons: It's plenum cable - Riser cable is much more flexible, but depending on the code requirements and your installation type, you may need to use plenum cable. So I don't really have any complaints, other than that I hate plenum cable in general and only use it when I have to.

Startech RJ4511TOOL RJ45 RJ11 Crimp Tool with Cable Stripper
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I've owned everyting from 90 dollar Klein branded RJ-45 crimpers, to 35 dollar Ideal branded ones, all the way down to 4 dollar no-name brand ones. These are a good solid set of crimpers, no matter what you have used in the past. They're robustly built, durable, have a nice smooth action when compressing, and the die fully seats every contact pin nice and deep. I paid less than 50 dollars, and am very happy. If you use them all day - every day, then maybe you'll want something with a ratchet effect as well, but for the "couple-times-a-week" user, this is a great pair.

Cons: None.

ZALMAN FAN MATE 2 Fan Controller
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs VERY GOOD 06/17/2013

This review is from: ZALMAN FAN MATE 2 Fan Controller

Pros: I am using this fan controller to control a CPU Heatsink Fan in a 1U HTPC/Server chassis. At full voltage, the fan is so loud that it is intolerable (about 6,500 RPM blower style). With this fan controller at 'low', the fan spins at about 3,200 RPM, and can't even be heard. At present, I am using it somewhere in the middle, and running the fan at about 4,500 RPM, which is audible, but not too loud to be disturbing to people watching a show on the HTPC. I am very happy with this purchase, and the small form factor of this speed controller. I realize it is a very simple "cheapo" type of device, but that's not important. It is working, and it is doing exactly what I wanted it to do. I couldn't be happier.

Cons: Cable is multi-color instead of "all-black" which would look nicer. This is only a minor complaint. I still love it.


Vincent S.'s Profile

Display Name: Vincent S.

Date Joined: 07/05/05

  • Reviews: 29
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  • First Review: 10/05/09
  • Last Review: 06/17/13
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