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TP-Link Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter IEEE 802.11ac / n / a 5GHz,  IEEE 802.11b / g / n 2.4GHz PCI Express 867Mbps at 5GHz,  400Mbps at 2.4GHz Wireless Data Rates
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Pros: Using the 5Ghz connection your data rate is twice as fast and really zips along with the downloads. Since I have a wireless networks I needed a wireless gaming card since I was not able to get on a direction connection solution. From my experience this is the closet thing you can get to that standard but its not 100% perfect but close..

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: This product is strait forward and most importantly it works!

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5 out of 5 eggs Great Basic Motherboard that gets the job done! 08/15/2016

This review is from: ASUS X99-E LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Motherboards - Intel

Pros: This board has everything you need without the bloat connections which most of us do not use. I have this paired with the i7 6800K and using handbrake for transcoding vs. my old X58 rig with an X5650 @ 4Ghz is night and day and butter smooth with no audio lag! Speaking of sound the Crystal Sound 3 onboard solution is very crisp and again another huge improvement. This board does have fast boot option which is enabled in the advanced bios section, just be sure to read the manual if you’re coming from an older platform like me to be familiar with what you have for system options.

Cons: This board could use one more 3 pin fan header towards the bottom of the board for full size ATX case user fan connectivity. Lastly my Patriot Viper Xtreme DDR4-3000Mhz kit will not run at rated speeds. But I am not entirely sure if it’s the board or the kit at fault we'll see what future bio updates yield. However it will run the kit at 2800Mhz at 15-15-15-35 timings @ 1.250v so I am pleased since its tighter timings!

Other Thoughts: Here are my current settings which hopefully can help some of you still dialing in your system.

BCLK = 100
DRAM BUS = 1.25v
CPU Voltage = 1.155v w/40x ratio for 4Ghz
CPU Cache = 1.125v w/34x ratio
CPU Max Input 1.8v
AVX 3x Offset Ratio "very important if you run Prime95 for stress testing or AVX instructions"!
RAM Timings 2800Mhz @ 15-15-15-35 1.250V

Again for a $200 board this thing can overclock quit nice just using the 8 pin connection, keep in mind you have an additional 4 pin for extra power if needed. Also I have been running these settings for two months now rock solid with no issues.

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Pros: Based on 14nm with new instruction set and fully unlocked multipliers.

Cons: Once you get past 4Ghz this chip will start to heat up which can become problematic.

Other Thoughts: Coming from X58 X5650 @ 4ghz from first glance this did not seem like a huge improvement till I got into heavy applications or gaming which I did notice an immediate improvement. If your like me you need to understand a few things coming from the older architecture like X58. One is you have core and uncore which can affect the heat output of your chip, you need to dial in your core first then work on uncore which this chip likes a 34 multiplier which I will add my results to hopefully give you all a baseline.

4Ghz @ 1.140v w/34 uncore Multiplier @ 1.125v barley broke 50c on Air
4.2Ghz @ 1.225v w/34 uncore Multiplier @ 1.125v stayed around 57c on Air

The only thing that was finicky was the DDR4 which is rated for 3000mhz didn't post rated speeds on XMP but did 2800mhz with tighter timings. I have to add that each chip has its own personality and you will just have to find its comfort zone with the silicon lottery and voltages on both core and uncore.

i7-6800k @ 4.2Ghz
ASUS X99-E
16GB of Patriot Viper Extreme @ 2800Mhz
GTX 980 TI @ 1400Mhz
Intel 535 480GB SSD on PCIE
Corsair AX 850W

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Display Name: Michael S.

Date Joined: 07/23/05

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