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Acer XB270HU bprz Black 27'' 144Hz WQHD G-SYNC Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS 350 cd/m2 1,000:1
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Zero dead pixels, very little light bleed from the lower left corner. Colors are great after calibrating. Everything I play now is utterly butter smooth. G-Sync works great.

Cons: Cost. I'd like to have 3 of these (2 more), but at $800 I don't see that happening.

Other Thoughts: Wish I didn't have to pick sides, G-Sync vs Free Sync and all. It's nice to pick a GPU from either camp as I see fit.

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BUFFALO WXR-1900DHP AirStation Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs After 2 Months, Still a good router 05/10/2015

This review is from: BUFFALO WXR-1900DHP AirStation Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router

Pros: Very elegant in appearance. I've owned a lot of network gear in the past and most of it is kind of "meh" in appearance. I don't own any Apple products, but if I did, this is thing looks good enough to sit parked right next to some "form before function" MAC.

I love the little side door that pops off to list the default configured settings (username, password, SSID) as well as the wall mounting location.

This thing has great range also. I normally run a Asus RT-AC68U, which covers my house decently. This however did better. Every device that displays signal strength is showing higher connection quality over the Asus.

I'm a fan of the default firmware/UI also. It's attractive and also easy to use. It covers most bases in terms of what you can do. Port forwarding, QOS, Web Filtering (parental protection), USB 2.0/3.0 storage, media server, VPN and much more. For WiFi you can setup multiple configured SSIDs on 2.4GHz and 5GHz. There is also guest account support. For USB storage, File Sharing, Bit Torrent and DLNA are all built in.

It was stable for me the entire time also. I didn't have to at any point reboot or anything of the like to keep it running. This was serving 13 different WiFi devices/machines (one of them a 5GHz bridge) and 5 LAN machines (via multiple switches). Nothing tripped it up the entire time.

Cons: When using the web interface, sometimes it would have to restart for a setting to take place. However the web interface itself would never refresh. Instead of a while of waiting I'd have to refresh the browser manually and re-enter the user/pw. This isn't really that big of deal, but most of the routers I've used in the past few years were able to run scripts to keep checking until the router became available again after the reboot, which makes it easier to know when the router was ready again without having to pay attention to the physical device.

I wish I could say more on the cons side of things. However many of the features now found in today's high end routers I simply don't make use of. Things like attached storage and media servers are unnecessary to me because I run a home server on my network. So if there were negatives in some of the other features, I didn't find them in the short time I took to test if they worked.

Other Thoughts: Newegg has sent me a number of routers to review. Honestly I often dread testing routers. Most are a dramatic decline compared to my Asus RT-AC68U. I'll often swapped them and run the router for a few days testing as much as possible before the rest of my family starts to complain about network issues forcing me to switch back. This was the first one where after connecting it and testing some of features I simply left it connected for 2 months nearly completely forgetting that I had another router in place. For what I use a router for in my home, it works every bit as good as my Asus. No one complained the entire 2 month time.

For basic use I got some longer term validation supporting close to 20 devices/machines simultaneously. For some of the advanced features, I tried them out just to make sure they work working.

USB 3.0 worked fine. I could setup shares and access them from multiple other machines. I tested the media server functionality also. My PS4 and other Sony Blu-ray players had no issues interfacing with it and served content.

QOS is easy enough to play with on this router. Like most routers though, I wouldn't say I noticed anything substantial in terms of having it on or off or to which devices were given higher preference.

I was pleasantly surprised at the range and signal quality as that was probably the biggest improvement over my higher costing Asus router.

In the end it was easy to recommend this router, it's simply good. I almost forgot to come back and write this review because it was never in the back of my mind that I had a alternate router in place. I had simply forgotten because it worked every bit as good.

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ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Lived just long enough for a good review, then died. 04/14/2015

This review is from: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Already covered in my initial eggxpert review

Cons: Despite having worked great for my initial review period, the board suddenly stopped working and seems to be completely dead now.

Other Thoughts: This is why I try to review for long periods of time. Unfortunately I submitted my initial review before this board finally showed it's true colors and just up and died.

Rather unfortunate also as otherwise I had been impressed. I'll be tossing this board in the trash.

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Display Name: Nathan R.

Date Joined: 06/21/02

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  • First Review: 10/25/02
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