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This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit
Pros: It still works!
Other Thoughts: Why can't they make routers more reliable like this anymore? I have had this router for 9.5 years and it is more reliable than the TP-Link Archer C9 that I bought last year that only lasted a little more than a year. I have had the DIR-655 on 24/7 for the last 9.5 years and have hardly ever had to turn it off or reset it.
I need faster wireless speeds though so I guess I will try and roll the dice again and go for the Nighthawk R7000.
Pros: 34C @ idle, 58C @ load, Noctua fan @ 3200 RPM
All games tested @ 2560x1080 resolution with max settings and measured in minimum FPS. I couldn't hit 60C on load no matter how hard I tried on GTAV and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
► Batman Arkham Asylum - 90 FPS (including Gameworks) and does not fall below 90 FPS
► World of Warcraft - 180 FPS all max settings no drops even in highly populated areas
► Killing Floor 2 - 62 FPS all max settings (never dips below 62 FPS)
► GTAV - 64 FPS all max settings (doesn't dip below 64 FPS, TXAA & PCSS On)
► Neverwinter - 64 FPS (average is higher around 90-100 FPS)
► World of Warships - 52 FPS (average is higher but that was the lowest it dipped to)
► Tera - 42 FPS (hits 42 FPS in crowded town, outside open world stays average 80 FPS)
► The Witcher: Wild Hunt - 52 FPS (average is higher but that was the lowest it dipped to)
► League of Legends - 180 FPS (average between 180-230 FPS)
Cons: Corsair fan LED is too bright, replaced with Noctua NF-F12 iPPC 3000 PWM
Didn't have time to test more games, overall a great improvement over my GTX 970.
Other Thoughts: System
Dell 2913WM 2560x1080 21:9
Intel Core i7 6700k @ 4.7Ghz 27C @ idle / 42C @ load
NZXT Kraken X61
Gigabyte G1 Z170X Gaming 7
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB 3000
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX
Pros: Works great for Sandy Bridge systems. Originally I bought Mushkin Redline 996805 for my build but they kept giving me errors because the voltage runs at 1.65. I have used Crucial before on my laptop and I thought I'd give them a try again. I put them in and they booted right away and all my memory errors were gone and no more hard drive corruption.
But like another reviewer said, don't be fooled by this ram because it doesn't have any heatspreaders. These ram sticks run super cool unlike my Redlines and are very high quality. I'm happy with this purchase.
Cons: No heat spreaders but you don't need them for this memory because they run super cool.
Other Thoughts: I recommend using 1.5v memory to avoid any problems with Sandy Bridge systems.
Intel Core i7 2500K
Asus P8P67 Pro