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NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit Router (R7000)
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Very fast. Got a good wireless adapter as well, and between the two my ping only increased by +1ms, from 8ms to 9ms.
The setup page is easy to use.

Cons: you can't get to the router configuration from the "you're connected!" page... it has its own URL. Its in the manual, but it'd be nice if there was a link. pretty small complaint.

Other Thoughts: I haven't tried bridging the 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz networks yet. I know its a feature, because I saw a fix in the changelog for the updated firmware. Hopefully it'll work.

I know that the wireless adapter affects the ping, but between the adapter and router, +1ms is a pretty great!

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ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 600 and 1300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Easy setup, Quickly connected, very fast.
Compared to a wired connection, my ping only increased by 1ms, from 8ms to 9ms.
Great so far!

Cons: Fairly thick, almost touches my graphics card.

Other Thoughts: Got this specifically because I saw other people review it running Windows 8.1 and I also run windows 8.1.
As soon as I turned my computer on after installing it, I immediately downloaded the latest drivers/utilities from Asus.
They were easy to use and worked like a charm. Immediately connected to the 5ghz network.

I realize that ping is also affected by the router, but +1ms delay between router and adapter is pretty darn good!

I also realize that spacing between PCI-e slots has to do with motherboard, but it may be something that someone with a small board might want to watch out for.

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EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great performance, is able to play all the games I've thrown at it so far at very high graphics. Only chokes on the Heaven benchmark.

Cons: From day one the fan has been noisy. Not normal fan noisy... an intermittant rattle like the bearing is going.

At first I thought it was the decal on the front (because it partially fell off) so I removed it... but every 45 seconds or so it makes this infuriating plastic rattle noise for about 5 seconds. Driving me up the wall, even wearing earphones... and getting worse.

Other Thoughts: This is an update to my previous review where I thought the noise was caused by the decal.

Tried to use the code to redeem Arkham city on steam... It shows up as an item in my library but doesn't allow me to install or play.

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Bryan H.'s Profile

Display Name: Bryan H.

Date Joined: 11/29/10

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 10/07/11
  • Last Review: 07/07/14
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