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TP-Link Archer C3200 AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
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4 out of 5 eggs Good product, not so great customer service. Avoid 7/4/2016 US firmware. 09/21/2016

This review is from: TP-Link Archer C3200 AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz

Pros: The router itself is great. Good range and reliable signal. Previous unit would drop the 2.4 GHz band unless the bandwidth was set to 20 MHz, however the replacement I received does not have this issue.

Cons: Latest firmware (7/4/2016) bricks the device. Customer service leaves a lot to be desired; was initially told that I voided my warranty by updating the firmware (ludicrous seeing as how it's their firmware), however I was able to open a ticket on their support site and receive a RMA.

Other Thoughts: RMA process took about a month and cost me $37 to ship it to them, which admittedly was my fault that it cost that much since I opted for the "Standard Service" rather than the "Advanced Service", the latter which costs $12.99 and comes with a pre-printed return label. Still feel like it should cost nothing since it's their fault for posting faulty firmware, but at least they sent a new and not refurbished unit.

Review would have been a 5/5 if not for the firmware issue and the frustration of dealing with their customer service over the phone.

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AMD FX-8320 Vishera 8-Core 3.5 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8320FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Initially impressive cost/performance ratio

Cons: Wouldn't POST with two separate motherboards after two months of light use and about 10 minutes of stress using Prime95 (this was with the first mobo, where it just shut itself off and wouldn't POST again); no visible damage to the CPU, although I'd be surprised if there was since 50c is not that hot (highest temps it reached w/ stock clock and stock cooler under 100% Prime95 load) and wouldn't/shouldn't fry a CPU by any means.

Other Thoughts: Don't throw out the packaging like I did, thinking this thing would last forever like Intel has for me. I'm now out $130, however I doubt I'd want a replacement anyway as it would probably just fail again.

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ECS A960M-M4 (1.0) AM3+ AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Cheap, but as always, you get what you pay for 01/09/2015

This review is from: ECS A960M-M4 (1.0) AM3+ AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Paid $23.74 for it, worked without issues after tweaking a bit

Cons: Lasted roughly two months
Don't bother trying to overclock (probably why it failed)

Other Thoughts: Board worked for a couple months before failing, but didn't expect much more out of something on sale for $23. What most likely killed it was when I started running Prime95 to see if I could overclock the CPU at all, although the motherboard shouldn't have fried simply because of that (CPU only reached 50c; system shutdown itself and wouldn't come back on, even after using the clear CMOS jumper and re-seating both the RAM and CPU).

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Display Name: Matthew M.

Date Joined: 08/09/03

  • Reviews: 46
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  • First Review: 08/22/05
  • Last Review: 09/21/16
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