Date Joined: 04/15/02
Pros: The ASUS ROG AC5300 router is built solid and has been rock solid ever since I bought it last week. On June 1st Asus released the new firmware Version 126.96.36.199.384.21045 a very stable release. My previous setup was using the RT-AC5300 on the second floor and RT-AC3200 using AP mode in the basement of a single family home with absolutely no issues. Although Asus advertises the ROG and the AC5300 covering 5000 sq ft. In the real world that's not true. Maybe they are measuring it in an open field. I have a gigabit internet connection, so the wireless speed on the AC3200 side is about 200mbps and 350mbps on the RT-AC5300 side using the iPhone 7 Plus speed test app. The new configuration is using the ROG5300 as the main router and the RT-AC5300 is the AP (wired) mode router. Now on the RT-AC5300 side the wireless speeds are 325mbps and on the ROG5300 the speeds are around 400mbps. So there is an improvement in the speeds all over the house. Tried the AiMesh, definitely that needs some tweaking from Asus, the speeds were less impressive. I was only able to get 135mbps with the AiMesh enabled. Mind that the AiMesh is a wireless mode connection. I wish Asus would add a signal strength meter or an develop an app for AiMesh router placement. I have been using the RT-AC5300 ever since (2015) it was first released and so far works like a horse with no drop outs and no reboots or freezes. Since the ROG5300 uses the same back bone and probably the same back end coding, I am hoping that the ROG5300 would last for a long time. I have been an Asus fan for many years using their ROG motherboards, monitors, graphic cards and their routers. So far I can say is kudos Asus and kudos Newegg for shipping this router lighting fast.
Cons: Some may not like size and shape of the unit. I have no issues with either of those.
Overall Review: 8-Ports is a plus.
Pros: Absolutely the best router on market. I've had it for over three months. Works fine without changing the key interval as others have complained. Running with the latest firmware. Never drops connections, very stable and no issues at all. Very happy with it. I don't understand why others are having so many issues. I always keep a spare router just in case if one fails.
Overall Review: It's doing what it is designed for.
Pros: Installed 2x8Gb ddr4-2400 Ballistix sticks in slots 1 & 5, along with an i7-5820k cpu, cooler and the graphics card. Fired it up and voilà! booted with no hesitation. Installed the needed drivers. The SSD that was used had win8.1 and this is the fourth time using a different MB and not changing anything in the SSD and each time the system booted into windows activated automatically with no problems. The only problem that I ran into was unable to remove the z97 chipset drivers. But I found an online driver remove free software and that helped loading the x99 drivers. So far the MB works flawlessly. Having been an Asus user for a long long time, MSI for a change has got my attention. Very happy with this MB. Just as a note, please do not install the killer package. Install only the driver part. Although the MB was working fine with the factory Bios, I went and upgraded to the latest. Definitely a keeper.
Overall Review: Don't understand why so called techies (High tech level) get defective motherboards all the time. They screw up the MB by tweaking the wrong voltages and eventually either messing up the memory slots or cpu slots and blaming MSI or any other manufacturer for making bad boards. Read the manual and FAQ's before passing lousy comments.
Pros: Definitely a performer. Previously used R8000, R7000 and WRT1900AC. Although none of the above routers under performed, but had dead spots. The EA9200 seems to have overcome this. The throughput is strong beyond 50 feet. The same dead spots that were not covered before are covered with strong signal. Thanks Newegg for fast shipping.
Cons: One con. Software developers are sometimes the dumbest people. They don't think. Whether it is the WRT1900AC or EA9200, they have combined the IP Release and Renew into one button. How in the world are you going to release it if you were to replace with another router? Either you have to call the ISP to release it or wait for few hours for the lease to expire. I have worked with so many different router manufacturers, and have never seen IP release and renew combo. Such a dumb idea.
Overall Review: Linksys you need to separate the IP release and renew link in the next firmware update.
Pros: Have been using Netgear products from WNR2000 to WNDR3700 to WNDR4500 to R6300 to R6300v2 to R7000. I should say that this is the bomb. The GUI is fast and user friendly. Previously I was using R6300v2 on the second floor and 4500 in the basement for complete Wi-Fi coverage. Now both are yanked out and only the R7000 is placed in the basement. Boy am I glad or what! The R7000 has signal on all the floors. As I checked the signal strength, it beats at least one house past on each side. I carried my iPhone two houses and I can still see my ssid. Not to mention I can now stream blu ray content on to my laptop with no intermittent freeze frames. I have 10 Wi-Fi connections and about 8 or more wired connections. All of them are connected with excellent throughput. Oh btw did I mention that this unit hasn't blinked yet! Even the previous models were built solid. Tried different brands over the years and but now am going to stick with Netgear. Definitely worth the hard earned money.
Cons: None :-)
Pros: Great product and design. There will always be cry babies that are not happy with any product that is out there. It is difficult to satisfy everyone. The power strip works and does the job. It is very convenient to power off the outlets you don't need to use. Newegg as always has several pictures posted and with clear description on every product they sell..
Cons: None to complaint. Have been using for over a month.
Pros: Great reliable router. Mine died 10 days before the one year warranty. Had to go through tech support hassle for couple of hours, but guess what! NetGear sent me the newest version (R6300V2) which has one USB3.0 port. Also the overall size is much smaller and slimmer than the old version. Comes with a dual core 800mhz processor. Very happy with the Wi-Fi coverage.
Overall Review: Make sure you get the V2 version.
Pros: This is an outstanding MB. I don't understand why so many high tech knowledge people have so many issues with this motherboard. It is a straight forward with UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) version 1.5 running smooth with fast boot times. WEI index at 8.1 (using SSD). Love it. Coming from Sabertooth X58/i7-950 combo.
You cannot go wrong with this mb. Don't give a care if it has ide/floppy ports. Very nice looking with plenty of usb2.0/3.0 ports and sata3/6 as well. Definitely a work horse.
Overall Review: Surprised by high techies receiving DOA's.
z77 Fatal1ty Pro, Win 8 Pro
Crucial 4 x 4 ddr3-1600
Samsung 840 series 500gb ssd
Seagate 3tb hd
Cooler Master Silent Pro 600w
Asus AMD Graphics HD6770
Pros: Great looking case and as well as spacious inside. Switched from HAF922 to this and am happy. It has all the bells and whistles except for....... See cons below.
Cons: There is no room to add a push pull configuration using H100 on the top. There is only room to add either in push or pull mode fan.
Overall Review: There is hardly any difference between the 400R and 500R except for the side fan. I wish they would add a card reader adapter (3.5 to 5.25) which I got it for $5 bucks.
Pros: 24Gb of RAM works fine on Asus MB. Very happy with it. Does not get hot. Like the color. Definitely recommended.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: Purchased with an Acer H6500 projector. Installation was easy. The mount is sturdy and has a solid feel. You cannot go wrong with this item and the price you are paying. Will buy again.
Pros: Hooked up to Sony BD player with a 35ft hdmi cable. Works perfectly. Running under eco mode. Very bright for such a small foot print. Previously had a Sanyo plv-z2, but the h6500 beats in all aspectts. The fan noise level is moderate in eco mode. There is a slight rainbow effect with fast moving scenes. The picture is bright and the details are sharp. Overall for the price you are getting a decent projection out of the box in movie mode. Definitely recommended if you are on a budget that wont break the vault.
Cons: So far none.
Cons: Don't buy this sucker. This unit makes a noise just like my fish tank pump, loud. I have two Corxxx 5X for about two years working great with no nonsense sounds. Looks like there is no qc'ing this product.
Pros: It is surprising when someone receives a motherboard with a high build quality such as the Sabertooth X58 saying that it is DOA. I have ordered a bunch of Asus MB's with no DOA even once. Way to go Asus and Newegg.
Overall Review: Read the manual carefully before you proceed with overclocking.
Pros: So far no coasters. Seem to work fine.
Pros: Excellent cooling. Running in push pull configuration. I used a 4 pin splitter y-cable and plugged the two fans into the pwm cpu fan connector. In order to get the best cooling both the fans running in push and pull should run at the same rpm. The pc sits in a computer desk with both side walls and only opening is in the front and rear. No load temps are @ 35 and full load is @ 65 C.
Cons: None noticed
Overall Review: Asus P755 D Deluxe MB with I7-860
G-Skill 8 GB: F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ x 2
Coolermaster Silent Pro M600
Gigabyte Nvidia 9800GT 1GB Silent
WD Caviar Black 1TB on U3S6
Pros: Love it. Very easy to use. Newegg you are the best.
Overall Review: Highly recommended.
Pros: Works as advertised. In HDMI mode, if you force the pc to sleep the monitor will not go into standby. Monitor goes to standby only with DVI or VGA. The temps are solid around 55 degrees.
Overall Review: I was looking for a graphics card with passive cooling and this fits right in. If you really want a quiet system for your bedroom with decent graphics. This is the card to go for.
Pros: Very well built, comes with two quiet fans. Ample space for dressing cables and roomy. Will buy again.
Pros: Bought two sets of 4Gb. Using in two different motherboards with absolutely no problems. No bsod's.
Extremely happy. Way to go GSkill.
Overall Review: None.
Pros: No problems. Using with Q9550 and GSkill F3-2800CL9D-4GBNQ DDR3-1600. Booted right away with default settings, running at 1333. No BSOD's. Very stable and solid mobo.
Overall Review: I have several Gigabyte mobo pc's, none of them failed so far. Newegg superb service fast as always.
Pros: Very quiet drive and fast. Burns every disc I have thrown at it. No conerns.
Overall Review: Comes with full version of Cyberlink software.
Pros: No issues so far. Works perfectly.
Pros: I have tested several top of the line routers but the WNDR3700 beats them all. I returned Linksys WRT6x0N because it was slow and would drop connection every other day. WNDR3700 did not wink even once in the last six days. Plus it is fast, I have 5 laptops, 6 desktops, XBox360, Wii, & 2 guest pc's. Extrremely satisfied and highly recommended.
Overall Review: Parents this one has the best internet filter blocking protection firewall. You can add upto 255 keywords without the URL's, boy you will be sursprised how well this router blocks wireless and wired pc's. No need of buying or adding other web filter software. That itself saves you a bundle. Kudos Netgear for an awsome product.