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This review is from: NETGEAR R8000-100NAS Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router
Pros: Very fast and improved range than my previous router.
Cons: Does not support MAC filtering! This is a basic security setting that all my previous routers supported. Please Google "r8000 access control doesn't work". Netgear uses the term "access control", but it is misleading because "access control" only prevents a connected device from accessing the internet. It does not prevent an intruder from hacking your LAN. Will be returning it ASAP.
Other Thoughts: I thought a flagship device would have every feature available. The UI is really basic and poorly done.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Simple setup, can remove sensors and cable connecters that aren't used, comes with spare sensors.
Cons: Stopped remembering fan and temperature settings after one week. Now, fans start at full power and all temperature alarms reset to 70 deg. 1 out of 3 power ups retain settings. LCD configured to be viewed with computer on floor. If you have it up on your desk and look directly at it... it is slightly harder to see. The alarm sound is very quiet, you have to be sitting at your desk to hear it. The speaker is soldered to the board, I don't think I can replace it with a louder buzzer.
Other Thoughts: Too much work to rip all the wires and and cables out for RMA back to Newegg. Temperature sensors and fan controllers still working, just doesn't keep fan settings or alarm settings on power down. Wish I could just replace a battery.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Liked the "idea" of solid reliability and military grade specs.
Cons: 3 BAD BOARDS!!! First board could not remember CMOS settings after unplugging the computer from wall. New CMOS battery did not help. ASUS moderator advises not to unplug the computer or try saving the settings in the CMOS profile so it can be reloaded easily??? RMA'd. Second one had random POST problems after a week of use. Same problem as Ryan (10/20/2011) posted below. 1/10 startups does not POST and the CPU and DRAM LEDs are on. Only fix is to clear the CMOS. Spent hours on the ASUS forums and found this is a common problem believed to be related to the power supply. Users report that changing to an older power supply can help, but sometimes the problem returns. I'm running a Corsair HX850. Latest BIOS updates did not help. Build issue? RMA'd. 3rd board had fingerprints all over it. Looked like someone spilled soda on the bottom of the board... and bits of torn paper and a PINK 2mm round ball stuck to the sticky surface. Did not even plug it in. RMA'd for refund.
Other Thoughts: I've been a loyal ASUS user for 10 years. I tell everybody to use ASUS parts. I have a system I put together with an ASUS board and video card and is still running fine (did replace the video fan). I really wanted to get this to work but ASUS let me down. I was on the phone with ASUS support and I qualified for the "VIP" return program for some reason. Conclusion: I give them my credit card number so they can ship out a REFURBISHED board to me and I can ship my 1 week old board to them after I get their board. My credit card is used only if I don't return my board. Ended up buying an EVGA X58 Classified 3 and it worked fine out of the box using the SAME power supply and components. I don't know much about EVGA's motherboards, but I'll never buy an ASUS board again. The only thing that saved me from this nightmare was Newegg's support.READ FULL REVIEW