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Best Medium Range Night Vision Security Camera. GW Security 700TVL 2.8-12mm Varifocal Lens

This GW Security 700TVL CCTV Security Outdoor Surveillance Video Camera – 700 TV Lines, 1/3-Inch Sony Exview HAD CCD II with Effio-E DSP Devices, 2.8-12mm Varifocal Lens is a nice medium range Security Camera for the money.  I have installed other Security cameras with similar specs for triple the money.  I will list the info and some comments from others who installed this camera.   I will put the link to check it out at the bottom of the page.  Also be aware this Security camera does NOT come with a power adapter so you will want to get one before you can install this Security camera.
Product Description
Model G-40WD Pick up Element 1/3″ Effio CCD; Effective Picture Elements (H*V) NTSC: 811(H) x 508(V) Sensor area 4.9mm x 3.7mm Horizontal Resolution 700TVL Minimum Illumination 0 Lux (with IR LED ON) Electronic Shutter Auto: 1/60s~1/100,000s S/N Ratio > 50dB Gama 0.45 BLC Auto/SSWDR AGC ON/OFF Lens 2.8~12mm Lens Video Output 1Vpp, 75Ω IR wave length 850mm Power supply DC 12V Power consumption less than 5.0w IR & IR Range: 66×5 IR LEDs, IR Range 196 feet.


Here are some comments from a couple of people who have bought this Security Camera from Amazon.


Ok, but needs help in the focus precision and depth of field
By Dena T Pope on October 24, 2012
Amazon Verified Purchase

I purchased 3 of these cameras. The picture isn’t bad, but I used coax cable with compression fittings instead of the cheap cables that come pre-made for security cameras – this cuts down on a lot of video noise that is caused by interference. I also went into the OSD menu and set it up for an outside environment and turned on the noise filtering, WDR, and AGC, which were all defaulted to OFF. The only problem I have had is with the vari-focal. It is easy enought to zoom in and out – but focusing is the problem. There is no aperture adjustment and the depth of field is shallow, so, with a lot of playing around you can get an almost sharp focus on a subject, but stuff closer or further away from that subject will get increasingly blurry the farther they are from the focus point. I’ve had the cameras running for a little over a month now. No other issues.

Great product, great support, great picture
By nanob3 on April 9, 2013
Amazon Verified Purchase

I received delivery of this camera less than 24 hours after ordering it. I am using it to replace one of my 8 Q-see cameras on a QS408 system. The daytime picture quality is far, far better than my Q-see‘s. The colors are accurate the zoom and focus features are great. If you buy one don’t make the mistake I made by turning the sun visor around. The white surface reflected back in to the camera at night made it hard to see anything. The documentation has no tech support phone number, just an email address which annoyed me. I called Amazon and they couldn’t find a phone number either, so I waited. Fortunately GW (Great Wall) Security responded within 36 hours giving me a phone number to call. Once I was in touch with them my problem was quickly resolved. I am now happy I bought this security camera and I will buy more when needed. If you need to reach their tech support I’ll save you some time, the number is 626-350-0555.

Sunshade needs better screws
By Gregory St.Helene on January 19, 2013
Amazon Verified Purchase

Camera has excellent focus and zoom and really produces an almost colorless daylight sharp image at night. However I had to replace the screws to hold the sunshade which are too small and flimsy in quality. Other than that the camera has been working very well.

Here is a quick link to Amazon so you can check this Medium Range Security Camera out.  Let me know what you think.

2 amp Power supply:

More power is always better… I think this camera needs 2 amps so you would have ample power to maybe power another camera as well with the 5 amp one.

Here are a couple more low cost cameras you might like to take a look at. Enjoy:

And Don’t forget some connectors

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Best Long range night vision Security Camera for the money. GW 1000 TVL Sony 5~50mm Varifocal Lens.

In my opinion this GW High End 1000 TVL Color Sony CMOS 5~50mm Manual Varifocal Lens 4PCs Array IR LED 260 feet IR Distance CCTV Surveillance Security Camera is one of the best Long range night vision Security Cameras for the money. I just installed one that was twice the price and this one seems every bit as good. The only thing you need to watch out for is other light sources like street lights or yard lights. It will close down the iris and you will loose some of the night vision beyond the light source. If the light is not too bright it will help but if it is very bright it will reflect back into the camera and cause it to shut down the iris.  The other Night vision camera I installed was rated at 350 feet but was only a 5 to 40mm lens and cost over 300.00.  This one has the same mount and looks almost the same.  This would be a great addition to any of the popular Security dvr’s like:
Night Owl,
Mini Gadgets,
Sumas Media,
First Alert,and Zmodo.

Here is the factory specs for this camera:

• Model GW809H
• Pick up Element 1/3″ Color SONY CMOS
• Effective Picture 1280(H)*720(V)
• Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV Line
• Minimum Illumination 0.01 Lux/F1.2 ; 0Lux(with IR LED ON)
• S/N Ratio More than 50dB
• Scanning System 2:1 interface
• Synchronous System Internal, Negative Sync.
• Auto Electronic Shutter NTSC: 1/60s~1/100,000s
• Gamma Characteristic 0.45
• IR Distance 260 feet (4 pcs 850nm IR-III array LED)
• IR Status Under 5 Lux by CDS
• IR Power On CDS Auto Control
• Video Output 1Vpp, 75Ω
• Day and Night Switch ICR Switch
• Power Current DC12V(+/-10%)/880mA
( power adapter not included)
• Lens 5~50mm Manual Varifocal Lens
• Dimension (mm) 284 * 281 * 144
• Weight (kg) 0.97
• Storage Temperature -30~+60℃ RH95% MAX
• Operating Temperature -10~+50℃ RH95% MAX

You can do a search on this model if you like, it was just released January 17, 2014 at Amazon. I have looked around and the cheapest price I have found was at Amazon. Here is a link if you would like to check it out.

GW High End 1000 TVL Color Sony CMOS 5~50mm Manual Varifocal Lens 4PCs Array IR LED 260 feet IR Distance CCTV Surveillance Security Camera

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Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) with Adapter Solid State Drive 2.5-Inch SV300S37A/120G

 This is a great drive for the money. You have more than enough room to install your operating system and then some. For storage use a external drive or another internal that is not solid state. The HyperX drive is another $20.00. If you are using the latest and greatest motherboard and cpu it is worth the upgrade. If you are using older hardware and just want to ad some new life and speed to what you have then I would recommend this one.

From the Manufacturer

Revive Your Computer
Get more life out of your computer and maximize your existing investment by replacing your old hard drive with a Kingston SSDNow V300 solid-state drive. It’s the most cost-efficient way to dramatically improve the responsiveness of your system–and it’s less disruptive than migrating your data to a new system.

Based on PCMark Vantage, Advanced Edition HDD Test SuiteSSDNow V300 is backed by free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

Make your system more responsive and maximize your computer investment. View largerKingston’s SSDNow V300 is:
Faster–improves speed of loading applications and system boot up
Reliable–with no moving parts, solid-state drives are less likely to fail than traditional hard drives
Economical–design is optimized to make migrating to an SSD more affordable
Convenient–all-in-one kits are available with all the components needed for a fast and easy installation
Multiple capacities–up to 240GB, to fit your workload
Silent–runs silent and cool
Dependable and durable
SSDNow V300 features an LSI SandForce controller customized for Kingston and optimized for next-generation Flash memory to deliver the utmost in quality and reliability from two leading SSD brands. Because it’s made with solid-state components and has no moving parts, it’s shock-proof and withstands drops and bumps.

Product Description
Get more life out of your computer and maximize your existing investment by replacing your old hard drive with a Kingston SSDNow V300 solid-state drive. It’s the most cost-efficient way to dramatically improve the responsiveness of your system – and it’s less disruptive than migrating your data to a new system. SSDNow V300 features an LSI SandForce controller customized for Kingston and optimized for next-generation Flash memory to deliver the utmost in quality and reliability from two leading SSD brands. Because it’s made with solid-state components and has no moving parts, it’s shock-proof and withstands drops and bumps. SSDNow V300 is easy to install backed by a three-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

If you are installing these drives into a standard 3.5 inch bay you may want to include this adapter.

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3-Pack Universal Straight Stainless Steel Pipe Burner for BBQ Grillwareand, Broilmate, Charmglow, Grill Pro, Igloo, Master Forge, North American Outdoors, Perfect Flame Lowes, Presidents Choice, Sterling, and Other Model Grills

I had these completly rust out on a Perfect Flame grill.  these are 16 1/2 inches long and fit very well.  They also fit all of the above makes as well.  These are stainless steel so you should never have to replace them again.   Here is a quick link to amazon so save you the trouble of having to do a search.  Hope this helps.


Here is a 4 pack for just a little more:

These should fit all of these makes and models:

  • Fits BBQ Grillware Models including:BBQ Grillware Models: GGPL-2100, GSC2418N, GSC2418, GSC2418, GSC2418N BBQ Grillware Part Number: VGGPL-2100
  • Broilmate Models: 726454, 726464, 736454, 736464 Charmglow Models : 810-2320, 810-2320-B, 8102320, 8102320B
  • Grill Pro Models: 226454, 226464, 236454, 236464 Igloo Models: BB10514A Igloo Part Number: G233 Master Forge Models: GGP-2501, GGPL-2100CA Master Forge Part Number: CG2501-19A
  • North American Outdoors from Bass Pro Shops Models: 843019U, 848506A, BB10571A, BB10769A-1, BB10769A, BB10807A, 843019 U, 848506 A, BB10571 A, BB10769 A-1, BB10769 A, BB10807 A North American Outdoors Part Number: 807G-8D Presidents Choice Models: PC25632 Sterling Models: 526454, 526464, 536454, 536464
  • Perfect Flame Lowes Models: 24137, 24138, 2518SL-LPG, 2518SL-NG, SLG2006B, SLG2006BN, SLG2006C, SLG2006CN, SLG2007, SLG2007A, SLG2007B, SLG2007BN, SLG2007D, SLG2007DN, SLG2008A, 2518 SL-LPG, 2518 SL-NG, SLG 2006 B, SLG 2006 BN, SLG 2006 C, SLG 2006 CN, SLG 2007, SLG 2007 A, SLG 2007 B, SLG 2007 BN, SLG 2007 D, SLG 2007 DN, SLG 2008 A
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Best 8 port Gigabit switch from Cisco

Cisco SD2008T 8 Port Desktop 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

The Cisco SD2008T 8 Port Desktop 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch
(part of the Cisco 100 Series Switches), is an unmanaged switch that provides wire-speed Fast Ethernet and Gigabit connectivity to connect your small business office. The Cisco SD2008T-NA 100 Series 8-Port Gigabit Switch switch is a space-saver desktop unit designed to suit any office space and to optimize power efficiency.

Product Description
From the Manufacturer
The Cisco SD2008T 8-Port Gigabit Switch, a Cisco Small Business Unmanaged Switch, unleashes the power of high-speed network performance while eliminating the hassles that come with expanding your small business network. Deploying the switch into a new or preexisting network configuration is a snap–no technical expertise or complicated installation procedures are necessary. You can connect up to eight individual devices with wired, Gigabit Ethernet speeds, allowing you to increase the size of your network by adding on new computers, access points, or servers. The switch also builds powerful energy-savings features into your network operations, which allows you to reduce your costs and energy usage with one simple upgrade.

8 Gigabit Ethernet ports on the front of the switch deliver the connectivity and stability that your small business needs demand.

The Cisco SD2008T 8-Port Gigabit Switch avoids complicated installation procedures or technical configurations: It simply works.

Uncomplicated Installation
You don’t need any additional software or technical configuration in order to deploy the switch in your small business environment. The SG 100D-08 8-Port Gigabit Switch works right out of the box, quickly integrating into a typical small business network without complicated installation procedures or costly network downtime. Transferring files and sharing multimedia elements between systems becomes a reliable, smooth experience for devices connected via the 8-port switch. In addition, the switch uses Quality-of-Service (QoS) control mechanisms to preserve the transfer quality of network information that’s critical to your business, including video teleconferencing or voice-based transmissions. This is all done automatically and doesn’t impact your business’s ability to perform typical network functions.

Energy-Conscious Operation
A built-in energy saving feature allows the SD2008T 8-Port Gigabit Switch to reduce your power consumption and related costs without any configuration from an end-user. The switch will automatically enter sleep mode when necessary, turning off unused ports and automatically adjusting its internal power capacity as needed to deliver full support to your connected devices when they need it–and making sure that resources aren’t wasted when they don’t.

Quality-of-Service controls ensure that your business’s critical network traffic runs high-priority overtop your normal network operations.

Automatic Adjustments
In addition to its automated QoS and energy-savings features, the SG 100D-08 8-Port Gigabit Switch comes provisioned for automatic MDI and MDI-X cable detection. Installations run smoother when integrating the switch into an older network architecture that relies on a mix of uplink ports and regular hubs to make the connections between devices; you can use either standard Ethernet cables or crossover cabling to connect devices to the switch.

Wall-mount Installation and Visual Troubleshooting
An included wall-mount kit allows you to deploy the switch to remote locations without costly installation procedures. The switch is also compact enough to fit on an average desktop. For a small business with limited space, this is an excellent way to expand your network without messy infrastructure modifications.

Another benefit for locating the switch in an easily accessible environment is that the lights on the front of the device correspond to the network status of the eight available ports on the switch’s rear. A quick look at your network activity alerts you to situations that might need troubleshooting, including inoperable devices or sudden outages from a specific device or cluster of systems. The SD2008T 8-Port Gigabit Switch comes with a limited lifetime warranty for peace-of-mind assurance and helps prevent costly downtime of your business’s key operations.

Features include:

8 ports of Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) connectivity deliver top-quality performance for high-bandwidth voice, video, and wireless applications
Power-saving technology automatically enters sleep mode, turns off unused ports, and adjusts power as needed
Quality-of-Service features help preserve your network bandwidth while providing clarity and reliability for your critical network applications
Automatic MDI/MDI-X cable detection adjusts for different cable types currently in use on your network
Compact enough to sit on a typical desktop
Limited lifetime warranty

What’s in the Box

8-Port Gigabit Switch
Power cord
Quick Start Guide
Wall-mount Kit

Here is a link to Amazon, for the best price I have found.

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Battery charger with built in Desulfator. Will also charge Deep cycle, and Gel cels

Schumacher SSC-1500A Ship ‘n Shore SpeedCharge Charger with included 75amp battery clamps

If you want a versital battery charger with a built in Desulfator this is a Great choice.  I know of no other Charger in this price range that can compete  feature for feature.  It will Charge Flooded lead acid, Deep cycle and Gel cells. I have used this charger and it is by far my favorite. The only complaints is that sometimes the fan is a little noisy. I can usually just bump it a little and it will quite down. I did call and get an RMA to send it back but have not done it yet as it has not been that bad. Customer support was very good and they did not hesitate to offer to repair or replace it.

The reason I bought this charger was for the built in desulfator. This is a great feature but it is not designed for badly sulfated batteries. It will help with keeping new batteries from getting sulfated and repairing mildly sulfated batteries. Get a dedicated desulfator for most sulfated batteries. I use the Battery Life Saver BLS-12/24B 12 & 24 Volt Battery Desulfator and it works quite will. I charge about 2 amps for 4 hours and then let the Battery Life Saver discharge the battery for 20 hours to cycle it every 24 hours. Sometimes it takes several weeks to bring back a heavily sulfated battery.

The Schumacher SSC-1500A Ship ‘n Shore SpeedCharge Charger is a versatile, fast and efficient 12-volt battery charger/maintainer suitable for use with a variety of lead-acid battery types used in everything from tractors, motorcycles, stand-up PWCs and snowmobiles, to those found in cars, trucks, RVs and boats. It features fully automatic microprocessor control; automatic multi-stage charging allowing for ease of use; three charge rates: 2-amp, 10-amp and 15-amp; and the ability to choose the type of battery being charged. Additional features include a built-in voltage tester, a desulfation mode, a retractable handle and clamp/cable storage compartment.
Front side view of the Schumacher SSC-1500A Ship ‘n Shore SpeedCharge Charger
Charge and maintain multiple battery types at 3 Amp levels.
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Fast, Automatic 12-Volt Battery Charging

By combining conventional battery charging technology with state-of-the-art circuitry, the Schumacher SSC-1500A Ship ‘n Shore SpeedCharge Charger offers versatility, speed of charging and convenience rarely seen in a battery charger. The charger features an easy-to-use and monitor digital readout with selectable output current rates: 2-amp, 10-amp and 15-amp. The readout also allows for the selection of battery type being charged: standard, AGM or gel cell and provides real-time data on the actual percentage of a full charge that is stored and voltage present at the poles of a charging battery. All these features and data are heightened by the presence of a powerful microprocessor at the heart of the unit.
Back view of the Schumacher SSC-1500A Ship ‘n Shore SpeedCharge Charger showing battery clamps and AC cord
Retractable handle & stowage area.
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Graphic explaining multi-stage charging
Efficient multi-stage charging safely keeps batteries at optimal levels.
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Estimated charge times using the Schumacher SSC-1500A Ship ‘n Shore SpeedCharge Charger
Fast charging speeds across a variety of battery types.
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The microprocessor of the Schumacher SSC-1500A Ship ‘n Shore SpeedCharge Charger monitors the attached battery’s voltage level from the moment it is connected, using this ever-changing data to improve the charging system’s multi-stage charging cycle. Multi-stage charging allows a battery charger to automatically cycle between a variety of charging phases including desulfation, bulk charging, absorption, monitoring, float mode and a minimal drip charge maintain mode when a connected battery again falls below a certain set level. The microprocessor collected data allows the SSC-1500A to more accurately measure the charging needs of a connected battery, resulting in quicker charge times and a lessened chance of damage due to overcharging.
2-Amp, 10-Amp and 15-Amp Charging Rates

An additional key to the speed with which the Schumacher SSC-1500A Ship ‘n Shore SpeedCharge Charger works is its three available charging rates: 2-amp, 10-amp and 15-amp. By allowing users to choose the best rate for the right battery type and charging needed the SSC-1500A is better able to supply exactly the right level of charge, at the right time in the charging cycle to get quick results and maintain connected batteries at their proper levels. Details on the three available charging rates include:

* 15-Amp Fast Charge – Charge large batteries faster by feeding them more power, while your charger monitors battery condition and adjusts charge rate to prevent battery damage; for car, truck, marine, RV, farm equipment, AGM, gel cell and deep-cycle batteries.
* 10-Amp Fast Charge – A self-adjusting charge rate for everyday charging needs and keeping your battery in peak condition.
* 2-Amp Slow Charge – A gentle trickle charge rate for charging and maintaining small batteries; charges motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile and lawn tractor batteries.


* Charger Type – Fully automatic microprocessor controlled
* Output Voltage – 6V/12VDC, 3.6V/7.2VDC
* Input Voltage – 120 VAC
* Output Current Cont: 2A, 12A/30A
* Output Engine Start: 100A
* Output Wattage – 280W
* Intput Current Cont: 0.9A/2.7A/3.9A
* Dimensions – 7.59″ H x 3.54″ W x 9.68″ D
* Product Weight – 3.26 lbs.
* RoHS Compliant – Yes
* Retractable Carrying Handle – Yes (plastic)
* Non-skid Features – Yes (4 small rubberized feet)
* Storage Compartment for Battery Clamps and AC Cord – Yes

What’s in the Box

* Schumacher SSC-1500A Ship ‘n Shore SpeedCharge Charger with included 75-amp battery clamps
* User manual and warranty information (English and Spanish)

Five-Year Limited Warranty

Schumacher Electric Corporation (the “Manufacturer”) warrants this battery charger / maintainer for five (5) years from the date of purchase at retail against defective material or workmanship that may occur under normal use and care. If your unit is not free from defective material or workmanship, Manufacturer’s obligation under this warranty is solely to repair or replace your product with a new or reconditioned unit at the option of the Manufacturer. It is the obligation of the purchaser to forward the unit, along with proof of purchase and mailing charges prepaid to the Manufacturer or its authorized representatives in order for repair or replacement to occur.
About Schumacher Electric Corporation

Since 1947, Schumacher Electric Corporation has been leading change and driving performance to exceed its customers’ expectations. Engineered patent pending technologies and award winning marketing allows Schumacher to be the brand of choice when it comes to portable power and battery charger/jump starter/maintainer/tester needs. Passion and commitment is the Schumacher way which shows, as they are NASCAR’s official supplier for chargers, jump starters, and inverters.

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This is AMD ‘s 8 Core processor.  The best bang for the buck and some say as fast as Intel’s I5 and I7. Don’t forget you might need a SATA dvd drive if you are just upgrading an older system. Most older systems only have IDE DVD’s and CD’s. I have added a link to one of my favorites at the bottom of the page.

Here are several nice choices for Mother boards:

Product Features and Technical Details

* CPU: Socket FM1 Support AMD A8/A6/A4/E2/ Athlon/ Sempron Processors
* Chipset: AMD A55 FCH (Hudson-D2)
* Slots: 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots(one run at x4; Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX/ CrossFireX); 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Slot; 3x PCI Slots
* SATA: 2x SATA3 Ports, 5x SATA2 Ports, Support RAID 0/ 1/ 10; 1x eSATA2 Port
* Ports: 10x USB 2.0 Ports (4 rear, 6 by headers); 2x USB 3.0 Ports; 2x PS/2 Port; 1x VGA Port; 1x HDMI Port; 1x Optical SPDIF Out; 1x eSATA2 Port; 1x RJ45 LAN Port; Audio I/O Jacks
* Form Factor: ATX
* Memory: 4x DDR3-2400+(OC)/1866(OC)/1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 DIMMs
* Power Connector: 1x 24pin main power, 1x 8pin CPU power

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

* Memory Slots: 4

Ports and Connectivity

* USB Ports: 2
* FireWire Ports: 1
* Free PCI Slots: 2

Cases and Expandability

* Size (LWH): 12 inches, 2.5 inches, 8.6 inches
* Weight: 2 pounds

Warranty and Support

* Returns Policies: You may return any new computer purchased from that is “dead on arrival,” arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test “dead on arrival” returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

MSI A75MA-G55 Socket FM1 AMD Hudson D3 DDR3 CrossFireX and Hybrid CrossFireX SATA3 and USB 3.0 A&GbE MATX Motherboard

Technical Details

* CPU: Socket FM1 Support AMD Liano APU
* Chipset: AMD Hudson D3 Chipset
* Memory: 4x 240pin DDR3-1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 DIMMs, Dual Channel, Unbuffered, Max Capacity upto 32GB
* Slots: 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots (one run at x4, Support CrossFireX & Hybrid CrossFireX); 1x PCI-Express x1 Slot; 1x PCI Slot
* SATA: 6x SATA3 Ports
* Audio: Integrated Realtek ALC887 Flexible 8-Channel Audio CODEC, w/ jack sensing
* LAN: Integrated Realtek RTL8111E PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
* Memory: 4x 240pin DDR3-1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 DIMMs, Dual Channel, Unbuffered, Max Capacity up to 32GB
* Ports : 1x RJ45 LAN Port; Audio I/O Jacks
* Ports: 8x USB 2.0 Ports(4 rear, 4 by headers); 4x USB 3.0 Ports(2 rear, 2 by headers); 1x PS/2 Port; 1x VGA Port; 1x DVI Port; 1x HDMI Port

Gigabyte A75M-UD2H AMD Socket FM1 for AMD Llano CPU, HDMI, Dual Graphic Micro ATX Motherboard

Product Description
From the Manufacturer
GIGABYTE A series motherboards are packed with the latest features including fast USB 3.0, SATA 3.0 connectivity option and a host of exclusive GIGABYTE utilities and features including, EasyTuneTM 6, On/Off Charge, One Fuse per USB port, Dual BIOSTM with 3TB+ HDD support and Auto Green.

Key Feature

* Supports Socket FM1 of 32nm AMD A-series/E2-series processors
* Enhanced AMD Radeon HD 65xx/64xx/63xx graphics (DX11) integrated with the processor
* 2 PCI-E 2.0 interfaces with AMD Dual Graphics and CrossFireX technology support
* Ultra Durable 2 Classic Technology with 4+1 phase power VRM designed
* Supports 4 USB 3.0 interfaces with superfast transfer rates of up to 5Gbps
* Supports 6 SATA3 storage interfaces with superfast 6Gbps link speed and RAID 0,1,10
* GIGABYTE 3x USB Power with On/Off Charge USB ports
* Integrated HDMI/Dual-link DVI/D-sub outputs for high resolution up to 2560×1600 Full HD playback
* Hi-def 108dB Signal-to-noise ratio Blu-ray DVD audio playback
* Patented DualBIOS with Hybrid EFI technology for 3TB HDD support

Here is a nice choice for 8 gigs of ram.
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Product Description
CORSAIR high performance Vengeance memory module 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz 8-8-8-24, 1.5V for motherboards using AMD, Intel dual channel processors and upcoming 2nd Generation Intel Core platforms. Vengeance memory modules provide users with outstanding memory performance and stability. Each module is built using carefully selected DRAM to allow excellent overclocking performance, and has a limited lifetime warranty.

If you want 16 gigs of Ram here is what I would recommend

Product Description
Corsair’s mainstream memory solution 16GB (4x4GB) 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 for Intel and AMD dual channel memory processors. The XMS3 family is Corsair’s mainstream line of performance DDR3 memory. These modules allow users to experience outstanding memory performance and stability. Available in Corsair’s XMS heat spreaders, each module is built using carefully selected RAMs.

And if you only want to stay with 4 gigs here is a good choice.
Corsair XMS3 4 GB 1333MHz PC3-10666 240-pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD CMX4GX3M1A1333C9

Product Description
Size: 4 GB
Corsair’s mainstream memory solution 4GB (1x4GB) 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 for AMD and Intel Core i3, i5 and Core i7 dual channel memory processors and platform. The XMS3 family is Corsair’s mainstream line of performance DDR3 memory. These modules allow users to experience outstanding memory performance and stability. Available in Corsair’s XMS heat spreaders, each module is built using carefully selected RAMs

So if you have an ATX power supply with the usual 4-pin connector for those extra 12 volts to the CPU, right? And you want to upgrade or you just bought a new board, but you can’t plug that 4-pin connector into an 8-pin 12-volt socket. Then you need to adapt! Use this handy cable to keep everything copacetic! OK after reading the manual, most of these new boards will allow you to plug your 4 pin 12 volt plug into the 8 pin motherboard socket. I still like to use the adapter.

Don’t forget that if you are doing an upgrade most older systems use IDE DVD’s and CD’s. Here is a nice SATA to include in your order as most newer boards do not have IDE options. Just a thought so you don’t get your new system put together and not have a DVD or CD to install the operating sytsem.

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How to measure the cold crank amps CCA in a lead acid battery

Solor offers a electronic battery that can measure the cca in a lead acid battery.  Here are some details from the manufacuture


The Solar 12V Battery Tester, features an operating range of 7-15V and the capacity to test batteries rated between 100-1200 CCA. It offers quick assessment, providing both a numerical result and a pass/fail LED result. It is compatible with a wide range of battery types, including Conventional, Maintenance Free, AGM, Gel Cell and Marine Cranking Deep Cycle batteries.

I have looked around and amazon has the best price so far.  Here is a link

SOLAR BA5 100-1200 CCA Electronic Battery Tester

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Unlocking the Mystery of Life

February 3, 2011 by
Unlocking the Mystery of Life

Unlocking the Mystery of Life

Unlocking the Mystery of Life

The science is solid and the computer animations are superb. Unlocking is a great film. –Philip S. Skell, Ph.D., Member, National Academy of Sciences, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University
Product Description
In 1859, Charles Darwin published, On the Origin of Species . In it, he argued that all of life on earth was the product of undirected natural processes. Time, chance, and natural selection.

Since Darwin, biologists have relied on such processes to account for the origin of living things. Yet today, this approach is being challenged as never before.

“Unlocking the Mystery of Life” is the story of top-notch, contemporary scientists who are advancing a powerful idea — “the theory of intelligent design.”

Using state-of-the-art computer animation, “Unlocking the Mystery of Life” transports you into the interior of the living cell to explore systems and machines that bear the unmistakable hallmarks of design. Discover the intricacy of a microscopic bacterial rotary motor, which spins at 100,000 rpm.

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This compelling documentary examines an idea with the power to revolutionize our understanding of life… and to unlock the mystery of its origin.

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Unlocking the Mystery of Life

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How to prevent thinning hair in women: by Dr Oz

How to prevent thinning hair and hair loss in women.

I watched the Dr Oz show today and he was talking about thinning hair in women and how to prevent it.  He recommended several products.  Minoxidil was the first he suggested.  The lady that was helping him said she had never thought of using it because she thought it was for Men.

The other two supplements were Primrose and Blackcurrent oil.  He said to take 500mg twice a day of one or the other.   Dr Ox said these have shown that they have helped in preventing thinning hair.

You could Google the Dr Oz show for Nov. 9 2010 and watch it if you want to see the whole show.

They also talked about stents to help prevent heart attacks.

Provillus Hair Loss Treatment with 2% Minoxidil for WOMEN 4 ~ 2 Fl Oz Bottles

Nature’s Bounty Evening Primrose Oil, 500 mg, 100 Softgels (Pack of 2)

Black Currant Oil (500mg) 100 sgels

I also found this article at

Symptoms — hair loss
You don’t have to put up with thinning hair!
“After I lost 65% of my hair, I got on the internet to find out more about what was going on. This is when I found Women to Women. Now my hair is growing back — from the root! It’s thick and shiny and vibrant.” — Maureen,

For women, thinning hair or outright hair loss is more than just a cosmetic concern. Besides being so important to first impressions, your hair is also a reflection of your overall health picture — especially your hormonal health. Once you understand the underlying causes of hair loss in women you’ll see how a natural approach can both reverse thinning hair and improve your long-term health and well being.

Accelerated hair loss and thinning hair is most common in women during, due to declining estrogen levels. As estrogen levels fall, the resulting imbalance between estrogen and testosterone can cause thinning hair on certain areas of the head that are sensitive to androgen s, commonly referred to as male pattern baldness. The same imbalance can also contribute to unwanted hair growth on the chin and face.

For similar reasons, thinning hair often accompanies (PCOS). PCOS is characterized by high levels of circulating androgen’s, which can cause hair loss from the scalp, increased facial hair, acne, weight gain and decreased fertility. PCOS is most common in women with, caused by years of poor nutrition and consuming too many simple carbohydrates and sugars.

Hair loss can also be a sign of certain nutritional deficiencies, including deficiencies of vitamins A and D, iron and protein. It should come as no surprise that one of the first recommendations we make to women concerned with accelerated hair loss is to check their diet and add a medical-grade multivitamin to fill any gaps.

Stress is also an issue for women with hair loss. Elevated stress hormones can shock hair follicles into their resting phase, causing hair to fall out at the slightest tug.  Most women we see at our clinic experience that doesn’t give the hair follicles the chance to switch back into their active growth phase, leading to thinning hair on the scalp.

A natural approach solves the cause of thinning hair

Extreme hair loss should be discussed with your health care practitioner. Some conditions like thyroid disease can cause dramatic hair loss and need specific treatments. But in the case of mild to moderate thinning hair, which is usually a result of hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, or elevated stress hormones, most women can get relief naturally — without having to resort to a new hair cut or experiment with hair thickening creams!

The basic approach is to support hair growth at the root by giving your body the support it needs. Many women find that a nutrient-rich diet, high-quality nutritional supplements and a little stress relief is all it takes to reverse thinning hair. For women whose hair loss is related to menopause or a more entrenched hormonal imbalance, we also recommend gentle endocrine support in the form of physiotherapy.

The Personal Program is a great place to start
The Personal Program promotes natural hormonal balance with nutritional supplements, our exclusive endocrine support formula, dietary and lifestyle guidance, and optional phone consultations with our Nurse–Educators. It is a convenient, at-home version of what we recommend to all our patients at the Clinic. Widgets

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