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Nexus 6P 32 GB Matte Gold LTE Unlocked Smartphone (North America Warranty)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs died after 2 months 04/16/2016

This review is from: Nexus 6P 32 GB Matte Gold LTE Unlocked Smartphone (North America Warranty)

Pros: probably the best phone in Nexus lineup.

Cons: I purchased 2 6Ps. The one from google is fine. but the gold bought from newegg died after two months of use. phone shut down itself. it is now being repaired by huawei (free ups shipping).

TP-LINK Archer T9E AC1900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Support Windows 10 with New Driver Update
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Easy to install. Worked with Windows 10 Pro (64-bit). shows 65-70Mbps with Blast! service. Copying 4K file between my computer and NAS (gigabyte) clocked at 25MB/s.

Cons: It was not plug and play. I had to go to tp-link website to download Windows 10 driver.

Other Thoughts: Windows network adapter showed 175-263. I did not pay much attention because that number is not throughput.

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-UD5 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Board looks like solid built with beautiful design. It probably has more ports than any other z170 board. 2x M.2 is nice. 3 PCI-E 3.0 is must have for GPU SLI (shared bandwidth); RAID, 6 SATA3 (one disabled when M.2 is occupied), 2 SATA for optical drives are all better options than competitors.

Cons: I cannot give it five-star because of the DIMM problem I encountered and echoed by another reviewer. I purchased G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-2133 2x8GB for this board. According to memory list posted by Gigabyte, I should install the 2 DIMMs in ddr4_1 and ddr4_2. That caused BIOS POST error SS. I tried to put one DIMM in any slot except ddr4_1 and got same error. The only slots that allowed boot is either ddr4_1 or ddr4_1 + ddr4_3. When I check MIT status, DIMMs were shown under 3 and 4. I have the latest firmware F3. After G.Skill confirmed it mother board issue, I sent it back to Gigabyte and received repaired board. All 4 DIMMs are running well now. This is hardware issue one.

Update on Dec 19, 2015: I lowered its rating to 1-star because I also experience issue with onboard graphic HD 5500. I understand HDMI is 1.4, meaning 4K at 30Hz. I was able to connect my Acer B286HK via HDMI and did 4K at 30Hz. Although Gigabyte claims DisplayPort is 1.2 spec, I could only do 4K at 30Hz via DP 1.1. If I select DP 1.2, screen turns blank. I had to link it via HDMI to go back to Windows 10. Because I did not want to send the mother board to Gigabyte for another repair (takes a month and $20 shipping), I bought a EVGA GTX960 and successfully did 4K at 60Hz. It's not a cable issue - I tried 4 different brands of DP cables. This is hardware issue 2.

Other Thoughts: Even if price is right ($149 now compared to what I paid for, $189), I cannot recommend this board. I have seen so many people complaining about RAM in newegg or other forums. I want to tell them, return it to seller for refund or send it back to manufacturer for repair. This is not BIOS or OS issue. This IS poor quality control. I was very disappointed.


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Date Joined: 01/30/07

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