Date Joined: 07/24/10
Pros: No Kexts needed for Catalina 10.15.4.
Uses the Apple Broadcom drivers in Windows 10.
Truly plug and play.
Overall Review: Perfect solution for OpenCore 0.5.8 dual boot of Windows 10 and Catalina 10.15.4 on my Lenovo Tiny M920x.
Originally I was using an Apple network card with a M.2 adapter but this card eliminates the need for an adapter.
I did have to create a new USBMap when I switched network cards but not a big deal. Did take a minute to figure out why my Bluetooth wasn’t working on MacOS.
Will buy another for other builds.
Pros: Overclocks to the speeds as advertised without a single issue or BSOD.
ASUS Bios instantly sees the XMP profile.
Overall Review: Using this RAM with
MB: Asus Maximus Code X
CPU: 8700k (overclock @29%)
Pros: Speed - Extremely fast! There was a noticeable difference when we replaced a Netgear R7000. Streaming there is NO buffering. They just play! Web pages load faster! Awesome upgrade
Design - Matte black finish is a good touch, although it shows finger prints easy.
Interface - Great interface. The GUI is light years ahead of Netgear. The latest firmware added some pretty cool features that were needed. Such as VPN setup into another network. That's freakin awesome!
2.4ghz Signal range - reaches further than the Netgear R7000. A notable increase.
Cons: Support - Where to begin... Called the support line because my 1st AC87U was having issues where the LEDs wouldn't turn off with the button on the front. Well the guy on the phone basically argued with me telling me that there was no button on the front... What? He eventually looked at a picture or the specs after I kept insisting that he needed to look up the model. Needless to say he was of no help. And he told me to return it.
I also submitted a RMA ticket online. Well it's been a couple of weeks and no response.
Lastly, the manufacturer trolls these reviews saying to contact them and that they cannot replicate the issues. Well I emailed using the information the manufacturer posted. It too has been a couple of weeks... Nothing.
So I would say skip the Asus support and just replace to defective item till you find one that works... I did
Firmware - while they made some improvements they also messed somethings up. I cannot change the time zone When I try to correct the time zone it opens up a manual field to enter the day light saving time info. Problem is these fields are drop downs that have no data... So basically my router is stuck in another time zone. but at least it doesn't default to another year anymore and require a manual setting every reboot like the last firmware.
Next I use my iPad to configure the router but the problem is that when I use the drop downs to switch between 2.4ghz and 5ghz the page doesn't load. It gets stuck on apply.cgi I have seen this flaw on both iPad and iPhone. Using Safari and Chrome. Windows PCs are fine. It seems to be iOS devices.
5ghz - The defective router I returned had a better 5ghz range and yes I have the latest firmware. So it would seem that results will vary. To be fair I had the same experience with the Netgear R7000
Overall Review: -1 egg poor support
-1 egg buggy firmware
While my 1st AC87U was a total failure. I am somewhat pleased with my 2nd router. I do still feel that it is not quite a finished product. Especially concerning the firmware. But It is acceptable.
However for $200+ I would say it's over priced for the service and firmware.
As long as the connections don't drop and the speed stays fast I don't think I will be looking for a replacement any time soon. I may think twice before another ASUS router but we will see when the time comes.
Pros: This is my 8th MSI card I have purchased over the years and it works perfectly as expected.
Supports Windows 8 uefi (The 560GTX-TI Hawk I once had I had to request a Video card BIOS to support uefi)
Cons: Somewhat of a sag from the weight. No back plate.
Not really fond of the Logo being lit up on the side.
Overall Review: Really wasn't a noticeable improvement in performance over my MIS 760 GTX Gaming. I imagine I will see the difference once I purchase some newer titles.
I do not hear the coil whine as quite a few posts mention. Maybe because I have a really well ventilated case that doesn't get hot. Or my hardware. Or I got a different batch of cards.
Wanted the MSI 970 GTX Gold but they sold out. My fault I waited to see if it would be discounted on Black Friday.
Pros: This is the 2nd one I have bought because the 1st worked flawless.
Plug and play!
Small takes little room.
Cons: Wish the "green" feature could be turned off.
Wish the power cable was a little longer.
Overall Review: Concerned about the "green" aspect slowing down quality... just a concern I have not seen it yet.
Pros: Ease of use.
Balance updates instantly.
No annoying hoops to jump through to obtain remaining balance of the card.
Use iPhone to display card during purchase.
Pros: I am a big fan of the Dead Rising series.
Darker story line compared to part 2
More realistic zombies
Cons: High PC requirements.
Had to order a new video card for my wifes PC because she didn't meet the min requirements so we could play COOP
Pros: Better range over my old R6300v1 especially on the 5ghz band
External antennas to teak the exact best range coverage.
Works flawlessly with my Nvidia Shield streaming PC games
Cons: Kinda on the big side. It does take up quite a bit of room.
Power cable was almost too short. Another 5" would have been perfect. (I have the router placed on a high shelf.)
Overall Review: I would like to try the router as an actual router but I have it configured as a WAP. Still rocks tho! Ping is lower by 20ms vs using my old R6300v1.
Pros: Seamless upgrade for Acer d255e netbook.
Cons: Not free...
Overall Review: Buying more for an Acer d257
Pros: Tiny, no one believed they made PCs that small. I had offers to buy it from my friends the first time they seen it.
Like the qualtiy of the case and components.
Boots to desktop less than 8 seconds with Intel SSD.
VGA supports 1080p.
No issues with OS during install or afterwards. (slipstream the AHCI drivers for XP install)
All the drivers are up to date on the Foxconn website. (I am a MSI fan and their drivers are most always outdated)
Built in WIFI was a plus and no issues. (150Mbps)
The Lan connection also works flawlessly. (1Gbs)
Memory was really easy to find. The site says DDR3 800 but it supports higher speeds of memory with no problem. I ended up buying 4gb Corsair 1333mhz for $11 (after rebate)
Good Windows 7 Scores
3.0 Gaming Graphics
7.7 Primary hard disk
Cons: The video streaming from Youtube and Netflix on HD studders.
HDMI does not support 1080p and is useless to me.
Overall Review: Bought this as an alternative to using my gaming rig to just browse the internet. The power consuption of this nettop is far less.
Once you update the bios from the Foxconn website then the Sata controller will support AHCI. Major plus for running a SSD.
I tried both Windows 7 Pro and XP Pro. I ended up on settling on Windows 7 Pro as my OS.
I am going to sell this unit to my friend and buy the AMD dual core version with the Raidon 6310 video from Foxconn. I am a big HD enthusiast and there wasnt enough video performance for my tastes.
Pros: Cheap... I guess that is actually a con...
nothing good to say then.
Cons: I bought this to sell thinking I could make more if I had a complete computer to sell. I might lose money from the cheap case.
The front panel arrived broken. i super glued the broken parts back on.
the hardware was lose in the case. i had to sit there and fish out all the little screws.
the cable to the front panel is too short. it barely reaches to the connector on the motherboard.
there were not enough screws included to mount all the hardware. lucky i had more laying around.
the I/O plate was cut all crooked. i got it to fit eventually.
the sheet metal on the back had a noticable bow in it.
Overall Review: i expected a cheap case but this thing was HORRIBLE!
i was going to return it but the hastle of shipping it made it not worth my time
Pros: AM3+ CPU Support. High memory speed support. Wicked bios with mouse support (expecially after the bios update). Seriously the bios is insaine!!! Overclocking is easy and there are two types of OC available. Overclocking is super stable with this board. SLI support is nice since I only use Nvidia cards.
Cons: Takes my rig an extra 6-7 seconds to load than with my previous board MSI 890GXM. I assume this because the bios needs to load its mini OS. No USB 3.0 headers. It is odd but the motherboard diagnostics displays on the monitor instead of an onboard LED. I can not find a quick boot option in the bios to speed it up.
Overall Review: I am undecided if I like the bios with all the graphics or would like a quicker loading bios. Maybe an option to chose would be nice. Not really a huge difference from my 890GXM board other that the SLI support and AM3+
Pros: Get a 7.8 on WIE.
Cons: Not really a con but it takes two PCI Express power connectors so I was glad I purchased a PSU that had two available.
Overall Review: I wanted to buy the MSI GTX 560 TI Hawk for her but they were sold out. I have the Hawk installed on my rig and do not see a huge difference between the two other than mine has a WIE of 7.9 and MORE heat.
Pros: I upgraded from the Phenom II x6 T1055 to this CPU. Honestly I expected more of a bump but I am still happy with my purchase. A solid CPU.
Cons: None really
Overall Review: Only get a WIE score 7.6 overclocked to 3.8ghz. I was getting a 7.4 with my T1055@2.8ghz so it was a minor disappointment getting only a 7.6.
Pros: I use a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ and it fits prefectly with the cooler. It doesnt block the air flow to my CPU.
Cons: Had to manually set the speed to 1600 but I expected that. No fault to the memory
Overall Review: Get a 7.6 on the WIE set to 1600. Thought I would get a better score because I was already getting a 7.4 with my other memory XM3@1333.
Pros: I was reluctant to buy this card after some of the poor reviews but they couldn't be more wrong about this card. The card is fast, cool, and quite. It plays all the games I own at the highest setting with no problem. The card does not heat much at all, but then I have a HAF 922 case with 3x 200mm fans and a 140mm fan. I get a WEI score of 7.8 with this card. Only slight increase from the 7.0 I was getting from my EVGA 9800GTX+. But I see the major difference in the newer games.
Cons: Not a 2gb Hawk version available. But there is no down side that I can see with this card
Pros: Sata III conections, SSD, Windows Index Score 7.9
Cons: Small size 55gb once formated
Overall Review: Use this as my boot drive for OS and main programs. Steam, Office, ect... installed on larger HDD.
Pros: Low price, and high Windows 7 video index scores.
Cons: None for the Price
Overall Review: Bought it to improve my work pc's performance and I got more than I expected. I was seriously impressed. I spent a bunch of money on my video card at home and this "cheap" one comes somewhat close in perfomance.
I can play most of the games I brought from home on med to high settings.
Pros: It was cheap.. and free shipping too!! I wasn't expecting a sata cable and a sata to molex adaptor.. A big plus
Cons: none it worked like it should
Pros: None at all.
Cons: The power rating is way over rated. Out the box it could not power a 9800gt. Kept getting a power too low warning.
Overall Review: I liked it till it could not run the video card. I wasn't expecting much for cheap but at least what the specs said would have worked.
Pros: After reading some of the other reviews I was hesitant about buying this case but I am glad now that I did.
Cons: I would have liked to see more usb ports..
Overall Review: Worked perfectly on my XFX SLI 750a.