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Pros: Good specs.
Setup UI is simple and effective.
Cons: Range not as good as expected.
Other Thoughts: I had a small problem with the router not receiving the DNS servers from the cable modem, and consequently no internet access. It was easy to fix, I manually set the DNS. And I prefer to use OpenDNS anyway.
The signal strength at the other end of the house is not as good as my old WRT54G (running dd-wrt). Given those big high gain antennas, I was expecting better signal strength.
I think this is a good wireless router, but not a stellar one. Consequently, 4 eggs.
This review is from: ASUS Z97I-PLUS LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
Pros: It works.
Good selection of video ports (if you want to go with integrated graphics).
Come with WIFI and M.2 port.
Cons: Only 4 SATA ports.
Only 16MB of memory.
The M.2 port is under the motherboard! <facepalm>
Other Thoughts: There are obviously some limitations one has to live with when going for a mini ATX mobo. But the M.2 port under the mobo is just plain stupid. I’m deducting an egg for that.
The clearance between the CPU cooler and memory could be a problem, pick your components carefully. I’m using the Noctua NH-U14S cooler and Mushkin Enhanced Blackline memory. The clearance is just a few millimeters. Memory with extravagant cooling fins would not work in my case.
I'm deducting an egg for the M.2 port under the mobo. Otherwise, I'm satisfied.
This review is from: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Case Fan
Pros: Great fan, lots of rubber all around to dampen vibration and noise. Lots of accessories. PWM control.
Silent at low RPM, yet able to move lots of air when needed.
Cons: Absolutely none other than the price.
Other Thoughts: I've replaced the stock fan in my Lian Li PC-Q33B case with this one and it made a huge and immediate difference.
I'm also using the Noctua NH-U14S CPU cooler. Both fans are controlled by the BIOS in PWM mode. My system is practically silent and CPU/mobo temp stays ice cold. I'm very pleased.
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