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Asus RT-AC68P Dual-band Wireless AC1900 Gigabit Router-Certified Refurbished
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1 out of 5 eggs 5GHz Band Dead On Arrival 10/16/2015

This review is from: Asus RT-AC68P Dual-band Wireless AC1900 Gigabit Router-Certified Refurbished

Pros: Great Router with 1GHz dual core CPU (P version only)
Fast LAN speeds (125 down with comcast)
2.4Ghz and LAN work great

Cons: 5GHz band does not work at all. I went through all the troubleshooting steps with ASUS (factory reset, flashing firmware etc)
I also tired flashing Merlin's firmware. Nothing will make the 5ghz band work at all. It was a good price, but now I have to deal with a return.

Other Thoughts: This claims to be "Certified by Asus". I wonder how it was shipped when the 5ghz doesn't even turn on. That should have been a red flag.

For the record I have purchased 3 refurb ASUS router from Newegg and this is the first to have an issue.

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GIGABYTE GA-AM1M-S2H AM1 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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5 out of 5 eggs Great Board With Time Saving Driver Disk 01/02/2015

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-AM1M-S2H AM1 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: This is the board to get if you are going with an AM1 chipset. HDMI and USB 3.0 were both selling features. I find that I always go back to Gigabyte because of the auto installing driver disk. I build a lot of computers and being able to check all the drivers I want, press one button and walk away is a huge time saving feature.

Sata ports are wisely mirrored next to each other, so locking sata cables are easy to use. Also, plenty of F_USB connections to accommodate any case.

Motherboard fits nicely in any micro ATX case that I have tried.

Cons: Only 2 Sata ports. However, I realize this is a limitation of the AM1 chipset, therefore an egg cannot be removed.

No F_USB 3.0 connection. This is a budget chipset so I was not surprised to see this missing.

Only 4 USB ports on the back. I wish one of the PS2 ports was swapped for 2 more USB 2.0 ports like other manufactures have done. (MSI)

Other Thoughts: This is my go to board when I have a customer looking to get a computer for ~$300.

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AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini Quad-Core 2.05 GHz Socket AM1 25W AD5350JAHMBOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R3
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5 out of 5 eggs Heatsink Developed By Disgruntled Former Intel Employee 01/02/2015

This review is from: AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini Quad-Core 2.05 GHz Socket AM1 25W AD5350JAHMBOX Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R3

Pros: This is a great little chip for home desktops running the usual apps such as Office, Chrome and even a little Photoshop. On a fresh Windows 7 install with only drivers installed my "Windows Experience Index" was - Processor: 6.3 Graphics: 5.1 Gaming Graphics: 6.2.

I have started to use this chip when a customer wants a computer for ~$300 and only does the basics.

Cons: Heatsink Developed By Disgruntled Former Intel Employee.

I think that pretty much sums up my only con for this chip. I can imagine an engineer holding an Intel heatsink and realizing the only way to make it worse would be to remove 2 of the 4 legs and make the push pins come apart into two pieces.

Well, mission accomplished sir. I have not had to read instructions while building a computer for many years.

Other Thoughts: The entire box that this thing comes in is half the size of a regular processor. The fan is extremely small, but under my testing was completely silent. I wonder if a 25 watt chip even needs a fan with how big the metal heatsink is?

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Display Name: Robert P.

Date Joined: 12/06/07

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  • First Review: 07/31/08
  • Last Review: 10/16/15
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