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NBN and router questions

So I could get an AC750 modem router for a bit cheaper and because it is still faster than the nbn 50, would not notice much difference? Am I understanding that correctly?

Are there any major differences between the brands of routers? Any I should steer clear of? I have only ever had TPLink and D-Link and they have always been ok, don't know if a more expensive one would be better though as I have never owned one.

Would nbn 50 let me play lag free if say my girlfriend was streaming on her laptop or on netflix? More often than not it would only be 2, maybe a max of 3 devices using the internet at once.
28 months ago

NBN and router questions

Hey guys,

The NBN has just been installed in our suburb and so I'm looking for a decent modem router that won't break the bank.

We only just moved into this house which is in a new estate so do not currently have a router and have just been using mobile internet for the time being as we knew NBN would not be far off. Averaging 3/1 mb/s on the mobile internet. Unfortunately we will have to pay the $300 NBN new development charge, so I'm hoping to keep the cost of the router around 150 incl. postage if possible.

I don't actually do a lot of gaming anymore, mostly just streaming shows/movies and general browsing, plus the girlfriend is doing an online uni degree, so she does a fair bit of streaming lectures and online collaborate sessions etc.

So far I have been looking at some AC modem routers, such as these:
https://www.pccasegear.com/products/35449/asus-dsl-ac52u-dual-band-wireless-adsl-vdsl-modem-router
https://www.pccasegear.com/products/35450/asus-dsl-ac56u-dual-band-wireless-adsl-vdsl-modem-router
https://www.pccasegear.com/products/32362/d-link-dsl-2877al-wireless-ac750-vdsl2-adsl2-modem-router

But I'm not really sure if AC750 will cut it, or if I will need AC1200. Can anyone offer any advice on modem routers please? Or maybe you know of one that may suit my needs better that my research my have missed?

Also on a side note... thankfully we have FTTP, but I was wondering is it worth paying the extra for NBN 100 over NBN 50? I was just going to with 50 but not sure how much better the 100 would actually be.

Cheers guys.
28 months ago

Mechanical vs regular keyboard???

Thanks for the advice guys.

I am now looking at these 3 keyboards as cheap mechanical keyboards; TTesports Poseidon Z, ASUS Strix Tactic Pro and Logitech G710+. The first being one without the macro or 'G' keys and the 2nd too being options with these keys with not too big of a price gap. I think these G keys would come in handy as I do like to play the odd mmo and i am a big fan of many rts games.

So can anyone offer any advice on whether I should avoid one of these keyboards specifically or any personal reviews on any of them please?

Cheers
4 years ago

Mechanical vs regular keyboard???

Hey guys my current keyboard is just a regular keyboard that came with my computer and has done the job perfectly for me up until now. I have now been playing in the dark a lot lately as my girlfriend has been sleeping in the same room my computer is located in. As it is not a backlit keyboard i wanted to upgrade to a backlit model and possibly look at switching to a mechanical 'gaming' keyboard.

Upon doing some research I have noticed that mechanical keyboards and gaming keyboards in general are a fair bit more expensive than normal ones. So my question to you guys is; what is the difference between mechanical/gaming keyboards and regular keyboards? Is it worth the extra dosh?

Also I have heard mechanical keyboards can be quite loud and annoying, could this possibly wake my sleeping girlfriend? Finally, can you guys recommend some cheap, but decent, keyboards that are backlit for me please? (Trying to keep it under $100 as I am going on holiday soon so am saving for that)

Cheers
4 years ago

Another new pc thread

Also what size (in terms of wattage) PSU should i be looking at if i was going to go with the 970/390/390x? I've never really known how to calculate that and so I just chose 750w in my example because I wasnt sure if 650w would cut it...
4 years ago

Another new pc thread

I'm not sure I just thought 16gb of DDR4 would be faster/better than 16gb of DDR3, and given that its only like $20 more expensive I just thought why not. Correct me if im wrong I'm not that clued up when it comes to pc hardware
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