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LINKSYS WUSB6100M Next-Gen AC AC600 Mu-Mimo USB Adapter
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4 out of 5 eggs Impressive little AC Wi-Fi adaptor 06/24/2016

This review is from: LINKSYS WUSB6100M Next-Gen AC AC600 Mu-Mimo USB Adapter

Pros: - Most laptops with built-in Wi-Fi devices as well as Wi-Fi PCI-e cards for desktops operate on wireless a/b/c/g/n utilizing on one wireless frequency ie 2.4 Ghz or 5 Ghz. This Linksys USB adapter is wireless AC Mu-Mimo compatible enabling it to make full use of your wireless AC routers full bandwidth. This is particularly important when streaming media such as HD videos
- It is a USB adapter which makes it portable, you can use it at home as well as when travelling, that said you will not find many AC routers in hotels but this unit has a pretty good reach to pick up the weakest signal.
- Impressive download and upload speeds when connected to your AC router
- Equally the range using this adapter to connect to your router is far better than built in laptop Wi-Fi adapters. I could connect a 100 ft away from the router in my backyard with my laptop while the router sat on the 2nd floor in my office on the far end of the house
- Real easy to install, plug and play really, all my PC’s and laptops are on Windows 10 so it had no problem installing the native device drivers.
- Relatively small so easy to stick in your pocket or bag while travelling. In fact I will be using this device with my work laptop as the built in one has a terrible range and drops connections frequently.
- Price is very reasonable for what you get as far as dual band AC600.

Cons: - Although the size is comparable to an average USB memory stick, it is still bigger than what I would like, you can leave it in your desktop but not laptop while moving around, chances are you will break it off if you are mot careful. It would be ideal if it was the size of these USB wireless adapters for 2.4 Ghz keyboard/mouse.
- The quick setup guide is not very comprehensive, not that setup is that complicated but it could have been written better

Other Thoughts: At first I was a bit skeptical when I saw what was in the box and had doubts whether this would improve the range and downloads speeds on my gaming laptop. Once I installed it and ran a few benchmarks using Speakeasy I have to say I was really impressed, my speeds increased by up to 25%. The range and connection stability was also much better than the built in Wi-fi adapter. I tried it with my desktop my son uses which had a PCIe Wi-Fi card with external antenna, again the speeds improved both upload and download.
All in all I have to say Linksys put together a great little Wi-Fi adapter that works well with my AC1750 router.

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CORSAIR RMx Series RM750X 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply
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4 out of 5 eggs Solid performance from a fully modular Gold Corsair PSU 03/24/2016

This review is from: CORSAIR RMx Series RM750X 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply

Pros: - This PSU is fully modular and has enough cables to connect dual GPU cards. Many PSU's out there claim to be modular but then the 24 Pin power cable and 8-pin CPU cable are connected.
- Single 62.5 Amp 12 V rail, I that is plenty of power to feed your overclocked Skylake CPU with a beefy Nvidia GTX 980Ti and a few hard drives. I actually [refer the stability of a single rail compare to PSU's that have multiple power rails, you get more stability and reliability on power delivery from my experience
- 135 mm thermally controlled fan, what this means is the fan turns on when needed and the speed is regulated according to how hot the unit gets.
- Comes rated 80 PLUS Gold efficiency, delivering 90% energy efficiency as per PSU rating, only the Platinum rating beats this.
- Pricing is very reasonable in my opinion, for the price you cant go wrong choosing the quality you get with this PSU.
- As expected from a Gold plus PSU you get 100% Japanese 105 C rated capacitors than ensure you get a very stable and consistent power feed with accompanying reliability.
- An impressive warranty, yes seven years and I can attest to Corsair's no hassle warranty, the stand firmly behind their products.
- In addition to the PSU and cables you get a storage bag to store the extra leftover cables as well as a few cable ties to tie the power cables behind your case motherboard plate or HDD frame.

Cons: - I have a full tower case and the PSU siths at the bottom, thus the 8-pin CPU power connector sits way up there. The cable that came with this PSU is too short, I had to use an extension piece to get it connected. i have to say that very few PSU's come with longer 8-pin cables so Corsair is not an exception.
- There is no way to test if the fan is working or not other than to wait for it to come above 300W load, so if the fan fails you would not know it... I would prefer that the fan spins very slow even at low load, that way you know it is working, something to think about.
- Other than this I could not find anything worth mentioning in this review that put me off.

Other Thoughts: - PSU came we packaged in the retail box, inside is the PSU came the following :
Corsair ATX Power Supply
AC power cord
DC Modular cable set
DC Modular cable storage bag
Cable ties
Corsair case badge
User Manual
My PC has the following spec: Intel 5820k hex core CPU OC'd to 4.5 Ghz with a GTX 970, 480 GB SSD , a couple of terabyte drives, all on a Asrock X99X Killer motherboard. CPU watercooled with a Corsair H100i CPU cooler
This PSU was more than enough to power my setup, you can even put in a GTX980 Ti or Titan and there will be plenty of juice left. I ran my system for about 10 hours over a couple of days gaming and the system was rock solid

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TP-LINK RE210 AC750 Universal Wi-Fi Wall Plug Gigabit Range Extender with External Antennas
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2 out of 5 eggs Looks great and has potential but fails at connectivity 02/19/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK RE210 AC750 Universal Wi-Fi Wall Plug Gigabit Range Extender with External Antennas

Pros: - Setup is very easy, follow the instructions in the enclosed foldout pamphlet and you can connect to your router in less than 5 minutes
- Configuring the extender is as easy as the setup, so you can adopt security settings of your router or set it up under different SSID's
- When connected it actually provides about 75-80% of the download speeds I get if connected directly to the router so not bad at all
- Price point is good for an AC wall extender
- Two external antennas which should give you strong signal coverage

Cons: Signal consistency on both 2 Ghz and 5 Ghz are very inconsistent, this is my biggest gripe and also a must have for an extender to be useful.
- Connection and signal drops on especially the 2 Ghz band frequently so much so that is is too frustrating to use as a reliable source of internet connection

Other Thoughts: - I had high hopes for this AC750 wireless extender, I have reviewed several TP products and most are great in terms of perfomance.
- The biggest plus is the ease of setup out the box and configuring the device to simulate your router settings.
- For any extender to be useful the connection needs to be consistent, I dont care if the signal is weaker, you can position the extender to give you the additional coverage, the biggest problem with this unt is that it drops connection too frequent so in the end it is not reliable, I tried to use it with our Bose Bluetooth speaker out by the pool connected to my wife's iPad and it drove her nuts as it would drop connection every 5-10 minutes.
So all in all I cant really give this the stamp of approval as it failed in the area where you need it the most and that is the ability to provide a consistent and reliable connection to the router.

My router is a Securifi Almond + gigabyte router (also reviewed here on Newegg) connected to a Altris Surfboard 6183 router with Comcast 180 mbps speeds

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