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ASUS RT-N12/D1 Wireless-N300 3-in-1 Router/AP/Range Extender IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g/n
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I bought two of these units when they were on sale because my network was running off two very old Cisco WRT54G routers, and I knew that eventually the Cisco's would break. I had replaced both of them several times over the years and had been getting lucky/cheap resale shop finds for less than five bucks each. I would convert the WRT54Gs to DD-WRT firmware and use one as the primary router and the second as a repeater to cover the entire house.

The ASUS RT-N12/D1 are compatible with DD-WRT, so if worst came to worst I'd convert these routers to DD-WRT firmware too.

I updated the ASUS's firmware to the latest edition and then set my network back up using the old pass-phrases and SSIDs, and all of my wireless devices connected to the new routers without issue.

The RT-N12 firmware allowed me to easily use one router as the base and the other as a repeater, and so far the network has been very stable.

If I start to encounter stability issues I might convert the units to DD-WRT, but for now I'm very happy with the way they function. I also might suspect that a cap has gone bad. Apparently these units have a single cap that can go bad. I have some soldering skills and equipment, so if that cap goes bad I'll try to replace it first before I purchase another set of routers to replace these units.

Cons: None so far.

SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze EVO Edition 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: This SeaSonic product is very well reviewed on the web, and SeaSonic has a good reputation for building quality products.

Cons: After about twelve hours of service the PSU died softly, meaning that when it died it didn't take any of the devices connected to with it. My computer would black screen randomly. I fixed the issue with a PSU I bought locally.

Other Thoughts: I still strongly believe that SeaSonic makes great PSUs , so that's why I gave the PSU three eggs. I also believe that the item I got just slipped through quality control.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-4GBXM
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The memory operated at the specified timings, frequency and voltage.

Cons: I should have initially chosen an 8GB set of memory for my Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit build. My AMD A8-5500 APU required over 700MB of system memory to operate effectively leaving the system with roughly 50MB of free memory after Windows had loaded.

Other Thoughts: The memory operated as it should, and setting it to the proper speed and timings in the motherboard BIOS was easy.

I just wasn't pleased with the Windows Experience Index score of 5.9. After removing this set of memory and installing a larger 8GB set of memory with the same speed and timings the WEI increased to 7.2.


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Display Name: john a.

Date Joined: 09/15/13

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  • First Review: 04/14/14
  • Last Review: 07/03/16
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