Joined on 11/21/05
Had to RMA first one
Pros: Nice card, well reviewed, right now I can run any game out there, The replacement HD 5850 has been FLAWLESS New Egg was top notch with the RMA A+ New Egg.
Cons: I had to RMA the first one, it worked fine for a day then would crash out every 10 min or so, even at idle (desktop) I even built a new system to test it and it crashed that system too, the system would lock up with vertical lines on the screen
Overall Review: XFX support kept accusing me of overclocking my system which I do not do (no need yet) XFX support also blamed my system which was running fine before the upgrade
Problematic. Poor WiFi signal since firmware update.
Pros: Nice shade of blue
Cons: wo firmware updates since I've owned it. (40 days) I'm one of the folks having the dropping to 2mbps problems. Every day I had to reboot it to get networking performance back. I just updated to the latest firmware. (18.104.22.168978) The speed dropping to 2mbps problem seems to be resolved with the new firmware. I now have a problem with WiFi coverage. It has been drastically reduced in WiFi range. Both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz range are reduced. This WRT1900ACS replaced an old TP-Link $45.00 router. The old TP-Link and my new $200.00 router now have about the same 2.4GHz WiFi range. I'm pretty sure I'm sending the new unit back to Linksys and installing my old router because the range seems better with the old $45.00 router.
Overall Review: I have checked with the official Linksys support forums. I'm not alone. Just google WRT1900ACS problems. You'll see. Also check Youtube if you're interested. Belkin now owns the Linksys name. Yes it is a Belkin router... I have owned a computer repair shop for 17 years. btw.
A not an over the top gaming rig
Pros: A gaming rig that also looks like a mostly regular desktop unit. The blue lighting is nice and not over the top gaudy. Sturdy and well built. The unit is very quiet under normal load.
Cons: none that come to mind
Overall Review: Most of the time I'm not gaming and the unit is being used as an office computer too. No over the top embarrassing bright lighting in an office environment.