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ASUS X99-A LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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5 out of 5 eggs Good board built solid 06/16/2015

This review is from: ASUS X99-A LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Good board built solid, lots of features for future builds. Asus suite software is flaky. Needs work causes errors for many. But it’s not needed. Although you can set over clocking manually in bios, Just using the easy mode over clock (simple click) does just fine and kills any application you can throw at it.

Cons: I wish the asus suite software was better seems they just keep using the same stuff rehashed. Some of the modules with in the software causes errors for many.

Other Thoughts: Use GSkill memory - Ripjaw, I am running the 2800k version. You will be glad you did. the Corsair memory seems to not be stable at times in the x99. If you are not a VERY EXPERIENCED overclocker and want to over clock use the easy mode. Many who seem to be having problems seems to be lack of experience building computers. With the new systems there are many things you have to set up in bios on 1st boot! IE XMS settings are important to get a stable boot. Granted ANY manufacturer will have bad batches of boards at times. Most of the time problems are from people who think they know what there doing because they have built simple systems in the past. And make mistakes on the higher end systems and forget to do things. Take it from a guy who owns a brick and mortar computer shop. You would be surprised how many builds I have to FINISH from people who thought they knew what they were doing.

WD My Cloud EX2 4TB Personal Cloud Storage - NAS (WDBVKW0040JCH-NESN)
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: NONE!

Cons: None! More than half of them are bad out of the box! Setup in most cases does not let you get by self check! Most get flashing yellow light. Will not go sold blue as per instructions! Come on WD I expect better of you. Its obvious this was a rush to market product. And not tested as it should have been.

Other Thoughts: Was going to use this for a small business NAS setup. I will be going with something else now. Shame on you WD. Personally I do not have time to mess with this. I RUN a computer business. I have tested this and tried EVERYTHING! Simply don't work as advertised! Setup firmware is problematic.

Linksys WRT1900AC Wireless AC Dual Band Router AC1900, Open Source ready, eSATA/ USB 3.0 Ports
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast, works well, I am able to hook up all my devices.
For Most people this will be a great router. There are a lot who have seemed to buy it so they could use open WRT.
And since that is not available yet, there mad and giving the router bad reviews. To them I say GROW UP! They did not promise open WRT right away. Most will be able to just plug and play with this router. It has very good range, and the online configuration is fine for most.

Cons: I amazes me , how many people claim there tech level is high on postings. And the truth is most are Novice at best. Until you hold certifications in the industry DON'T claim you tech level is high. IT"S NOT! Until you do it for your job, don't claim you a tech! Your not! You are just misleading people on products because it did not do something YOU thought it should, and you did not research before you bought.

Other Thoughts: I am a Tech, in fact I own a computer repair brick and mortar shop, We use this router, and I use one in my home, we have many devices hooked up to in both places, Fast, has never dropped out on us even once. Easy to configure, and has everything most people need. People who say is hard to configure get someone who knows what they are doing to set it up, or go back to tech school. And people who bought this for a wireless AC point? WHY? There are many AP point options out there that are cheaper. WRT will be out for it soon, give it time for the ones who want it. Most normal users will not. They just want it to work and be fast. AND IT IS!


MICHAEL W.'s Profile

Display Name: MICHAEL W.

Date Joined: 05/20/10

  • Reviews: 9
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  • First Review: 01/25/11
  • Last Review: 06/16/15
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