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ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 600 and 1300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: There is a Beta driver now available at ASUS for windows 10. It is 2.1.0.8. It says "not applicable for EU".

I really want to buy this, but the Windows 10 thing is giving me cold feet. Would someone please try this Beta driver out and see if it fixes the problem? Please post a review if it works!

Cons: MIGHT not work in win10. The Beta might fix this. Please someone try it and report back!

Other Thoughts: Not an owner yet, so i am giving it 4 stars for the sake of fairness.

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ZyXEL ARMOR Z1 NBG6816 AC2350 Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Very good router 10/01/2015

This review is from: ZyXEL ARMOR Z1 NBG6816 AC2350 Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router

Pros: Fast. Dual band. Easy menu to set the low band to n band for a the phones without getting weird. Led lights don't attract moths like the n__tgear one I returned did. I can actually sleep with this one in the room. It even has a button to further darken it. All in all, this is a very, very good router and I am keeping it.

Cons: It is very big. And yellow on black. With 4 antennas. Wow. Big. I guess I can't complain about that though with performance like this.

Other Thoughts: When you buy an ac router, you have to understand that non ac equipment will get weird speeds. I know it is supposed to switch, but I am telling you, my speeds are sweet as long as I connect to the right signal. The 2g set to N for my phones and the 5g band set to N for my PC. An AC wifi card is next on my wish list for my PC. Then I will switch on the ac mode of the 5g band. Anyway, I got to tell you, I stated with a leading brand. It sucked. And it was an 1800ac. So I returned it and bought this. And the moral of the story is, always buy from newegg. They made the return simple, with a printed postage label. Didn't cost me a thing. Bye bye, n__tgear. Anyway, this router is streaming movies to my daughter while I play online speed action games without missing a beat. My wife was even running pandora at the same time the other day. No hiccups.

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ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Has everything you could ever need, except firewire, which is getting outdated anyway.

I rolled the dice on this board because I gave more weight to the good reviews than the bad, and I am glad I did! Everything works great.

A quick comment about the RAM issues. The installation instructions have a pretty specific recommendation of which DDR headers to use when you are only using two sticks of memory. The recommendation seemed counter-intuitive to me, but I followed the instructions and everything works. I'm just saying, had I not read the instructions, I would have used a different pair of headers out of the 4. I'm not sure why it would matter, but maybe that's why some people have had some trouble with the RAM.

H60 water cooler fits just fine. Comes close to the ram, but it fits!

Cons: Make sure you install the WIFI card before mounting the motherboard in a case. There is a screw that can only be installed from the backside. The instructions have the wifi card installation instructions AFTER the motherboard mounting. Which is dumb. Luckily, I had already read about that issue in other reviews. Thanks fellow builders!!!!

Other Thoughts: My limited knowledge of overclocking makes me dangerous to this hardware. I have an unlocked i5-3570K, but I haven't been brave enough to mess with the robust bios yet.....wish me luck

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Display Name: Michael M.

Date Joined: 08/07/09

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 03/19/13
  • Last Review: 10/02/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 2 out of 5 eggs
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