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ASUS RT-AC87U Wireless-AC2400 Dual-band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IPv4, IPv6 AiProtection with Trend Micro for Complete Network Security
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: My older ASUS router was starting to show its age, unfortunately, but having had such a great experience with the Dark Knight I wanted to stick with ASUS (and reward them for doing well). If you're reading this, you might be wondering about all of those bad reviews concerning drop-outs and disconnects?

I haven't had a single one of those issues. Out of the box, I immediately flashed it with the latest Asuswrt-Merlin build, which has been rock solid. Not one device, whether wired, 2.4 GHz, or 5GHz, has had any kind of connectivity issue. I don't mean to diminish or minimize issues others have reported, but I cannot validate any of those concerns.

My current setup includes a USB-mounted laser printer and an OpenVPN server, both of which are working fine. On the Dark Knight, my 2.4 GHz wireless would repeatedly drop out once I turned on the attached USB printer, but that problem has disappeared with the 87U.

In terms of the house, I am using the stock antennas in a 2000 sq ft house with the router in the attic. Given this, the signal reaches all through the house including into the basement where I sometimes stream video. I have a radiant barrier in the attic, which keeps the heat down, but also, I suspect, reduces the range outside the house. The signal works in the backyard, though, which is all I want.

In terms of overall speed, it's definitely fast. My average ms speed dropped from 12 to 10ms via Even better is that speedtest on my Android phone radically improved from an average 33 ms to about 12ms. The added range means I'm also getting double-throughput around the house, despite having moved the router up one floor in the house.

I feel no need to replace the antennas.

Cons: Runs a little warm. I ended up buying a laptop tray to push air through the bottom of the router, and the temperature dropped 17 degrees (Celsius).

Other Thoughts: Waiting might have been a good thing for me. The earlier comments made me hold back on the purchase a few months. The stream of good reviews that came in hinted that whatever was a problem earlier might have been addressed. In my case, this has been flawless.

SIIG CB-DP0811-S1 DisplayPort (M) to HDMI® (F) Adapter
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs It works 06/12/2014

This review is from: SIIG CB-DP0811-S1 DisplayPort (M) to HDMI® (F) Adapter

Pros: Fit and finish are good. No issues getting the HDMI cable in or inserting this in the DisplayPort. Signal is clean - no degradation.

Cons: None

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C9D-16GXH
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast, stable, flexible, easy to work with. I had it at 1866 for ages and finally went with the 2133 XMP Profile and it has been rock solid. Combined with an AMD FX-8350 running at 4.1GHz, the system has been excellent.

Cons: Can't think of any. Seriously, I put two sticks in the board and I have room for two more. The slightly higher voltage translates into little extra actual wattage consumption. Meanwhile, at 2133 I'm seeing big ops (high ISO noise reduction) taking 33% less time.

Other Thoughts: I'll probably get two more sticks if I see my pagefile get any kind of a workout.


Greg K.'s Profile

Display Name: Greg K.

Date Joined: 09/10/06

  • Reviews: 24
  • Helpfulness: 12
  • First Review: 02/17/07
  • Last Review: 08/18/15
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