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MSI Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 R9 390 GAMING 8G 8GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Got this to run a game in Ultra mode. Had two 6800 Radeon cards mostly for multi-monitor support and a key is that I wanted to keep one of the 6800 cards for the extra monitors (for non-game activities). Card went into a Win10 x64 system and WOW what a difference.

- Went in very easily. AMD command catalyst center updated itself and the driver seamlessly. OC profile built right into the AMD software and is easily activated with one-click
- Runs cool and QUIET where I'm topping off at 68C
- Rarely notice any kind of lag or jitter. Actions are fluid; Great detail, color.

Aesthetically it looks really nice. The black/red is designed to look impressive in the box, and the top edge lights up with the MSI logo so you can see it in the case when you look in at the mainboard and goodies

Cons: My main 'con' is that this takes a lot of space in the case -- three slots (two PCI-E x16 and one PCI-E x1. I had to take out my wireless adapter and fortunately I had a spare hardwired Ethernet connection handy or else I'd have been doing Tetris with my cards on the mainboard. I wouldn't have been happy forcing that to work because the heat exhaust would have been cramped and you really want airflow around this thing.

Other Thoughts: Having a full ATX profile is going to come in handy and make sure you have TWO free powerlines on the graphics rail coming out of your PSU. If you wanted to put two of these on crossfire, you'd need FOUR free power connections and a pretty beefy PSU.

ASUS RT-AC87U Dual-band 4x4 AC2400 4-port Gigabit Gaming Router with AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro
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  • neweggOwned 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
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  • neweggOwned 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


Greg K.'s Profile

Display Name: Greg K.

Date Joined: 09/10/06

  • Reviews: 25
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  • First Review: 02/17/07
  • Last Review: 01/21/16
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