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ASUS RT-AC68R Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n manufactured recertified
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fast when working.

Cons: Came home from work today. Router had completely locked up and I needed to unplug it to get it restarted. Not eligible for the standard Newegg return process.

What a waste of time/money. Ugh.

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Acer K272HULbmiidp Black 27
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Nice display at a extra-nice price.

Cons: When I first plugged this into my Macbook Pro (via a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter), I could not believe how ugly it looked. Colors were washed out and fonts looked blurry. it looked nothing the 27" Dell monitor that I use at work with the same laptop. I came VERY close to returning this monitor.

It turns out there is an issue where OSX mistakes this monitor for a TV and uses the wrong color space (YCbCr instead of RGB). Apparently it is a pretty widespread issue, affecting external monitors from a number of different manufacturers.

The good news is that there is a workaround for the problem (google "Force RGB mode in mac"). Now that the issue is resolved, I am absolutely loving my monitor. I am taking off an egg for the trouble, though.

Other Thoughts: The fix for the compatibility issue involves running Ruby scripts and messing around with files in system folders, so it could be confusing to non-technical users. If you're looking for an external display for your Mac, and you're NOT comfortable using a command line, then I would suggest that you go with a different monitor.

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ARCTIC COOLING Accelero S1 Rev.2 VGA Cooler
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Awesome 06/05/2011

This review is from: ARCTIC COOLING Accelero S1 Rev.2 VGA Cooler

Pros: 1. Fit my card (a Diamond Radeon HD 5570), even though it wasn't listed on the manufacturer's site as compatible. The mount is surprisingly versatile.

2. GPU temps with the new cooler are about 36c at idle, and 46c under load.

3. The best part - this cooler is completely silent!

Cons: The plastic clips that anchor the cooler to the top end of the card look like they will break if I try to remove and reposition them.

Other Thoughts: FYI... to get this to fit my HD 5570, I needed to leave out the little plastic spacers that came with the mounting hardware - as leaving them in place would have left some space between the GPU and the copper heatsink. Other than that it was really straightforward to get this mounted to my card.

For people who are complaining that the RAM heat spreaders are falling off - the instructions say to first rub the top of the ram chips with an eraser (i.e. a pencil eraser) before putting o the head spreaders. I did this - and while I have no idea *why* it works - it worked perfectly for me.

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Display Name: Gregory L.

Date Joined: 01/19/05

  • Reviews: 10
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  • First Review: 08/12/10
  • Last Review: 06/26/14
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