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Pros: Been running this adapter for a month under high network situations. I host servers, and file transfers for image boards. And have had little, to no issues with it. The only issue I have is listed in the cons.
The dual antennas are by far one of the better features for modern adapters. In a market where most producers use weak internal antennas, the RNX-N250 really does well including the dual antennas for extra range. I live a floor up, and all the way across my home, from my router. (The only cable in (for personal lack of a better term) jack is downstairs. Talk about poor home design). So having a large range is a complete must. Not to mention the speed is simply fantastic. Using my older wireless adapter (AE-3000), I had much shorter range, which means poorer signal, ergo poor speed.
Not to mention the AE-3000 would get far too hot doing hardly anything, where as the RNX can handle 3 to 1 MB up and down with hardly any heat.
For just a little under a month of heavy usage, and no catastrophic issues, I give it 4 eggs. I would give it 5, but it's still a bit early so far.
Cons: My only issue so far is that the network will drop with this card under the report of, "The Default Gateway cannot be found." I'm trying a fix to see if it changes anything permanently, but usually it just requires a quick Disable/Enable. Hopefully this doesn't turn into a major issue in a short time.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 6 heat-pipes
Quiet fan (Seriously, even on full I can't hear it)
Simple mounting (Intel CPU)
Cons: Seems like it'd be a hassle to swap out the fan if it broke.
Other Thoughts: Currently running it on an Intel i5 Ivy Bridge at 3.1 GHz, and it keeps it below 45C under full load. Idles at around 32C.
I haven't OC'd my CPU yet, so I can't claim how well it does then.
More often than not, almost no heat even reaches the mid section of the cooler.
(I honestly only bought it just because...you know...Newegg...but I couldn't be more pleased at the moment!)
Pros: LOW idle, and load temps (Could be because of my heatsink, however)
Handles multitasking very smoothly
Low wattage demands
No onboard graphics
Cons: No onboard graphics
Other Thoughts: The lack of onboard graphics on this processor is both a blessing and a curse. If you have a video card laying around, you're set. But, if not, you'll have to get one.
While it is a slight burden, the pro outweighs the con. This means better processing power, lower temps, and more attention to what your running!
I wound up getting a new heatsink for my setup, (first build...Newegg...computer parts everywhere...you can't blame me), so I'm not sure how well the stock cooler did its job. But I'm assuming since I never heard it, it was doing a decent job.