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    ASRock B550 PG Riptide

    We tell you if you should invest in this AMD B550 board.
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    Re: ASRock B550 PG Riptide

    Read it as PiG Riptide.

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    Re: ASRock B550 PG Riptide

    anyone who is into gaming would not want to pay extra for wifi.

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    Re: ASRock B550 PG Riptide

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    anyone who is into gaming would not want to pay extra for wifi.
    Agreed, but then again the number of tenants in rented properties now being unable to run cables?

    Would be interesting to see the metrics of people using desktop pcs with wifi.

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    Re: ASRock B550 PG Riptide

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    anyone who is into gaming would not want to pay extra for wifi.
    Agreed, but then again the number of tenants in rented properties now being unable to run cables?

    Would be interesting to see the metrics of people using desktop pcs with wifi.
    This cannot run cables have to use powerline networking
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    Re: ASRock B550 PG Riptide

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    anyone who is into gaming would not want to pay extra for wifi.
    Agreed, but then again the number of tenants in rented properties now being unable to run cables?

    Would be interesting to see the metrics of people using desktop pcs with wifi.
    You can use the powerlines in your house to do so as well, converters for it.

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    Re: ASRock B550 PG Riptide

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    You can use the powerlines in your house to do so as well, converters for it.
    I use powerlines and have done for years, they are unstable, finicky and at best halve your maximum internet speed for little reason.

    From selling them at maplin to now, the technology is at best a plaster rather than a permanent solution.

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    Re: ASRock B550 PG Riptide

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    I use powerlines and have done for years, they are unstable, finicky and at best halve your maximum internet speed for little reason.

    From selling them at maplin to now, the technology is at best a plaster rather than a permanent solution.
    I disagree - whilst not ideal the current tp-link 2000 jobbies I use are faster and more stable than the wifi in our flat as it's a 70's metal and plaster built flat, in effect a rather large faraday cage.

    It never flakes out or drops and if it does it reconnects in seconds
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    Re: ASRock B550 PG Riptide

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    You can use the powerlines in your house to do so as well, converters for it.
    I use powerlines and have done for years, they are unstable, finicky and at best halve your maximum internet speed for little reason.

    From selling them at maplin to now, the technology is at best a plaster rather than a permanent solution.
    Depends of course of the quality of the copper, but for a direct signal, you wont get better, however, it is not that wicked difficult to lay down 10 meters of Ethernet cable prefered type of CAT 7, and you can borrow/rent a concrete hobby drill in most general gods stores, if not the annoying neighbor who drills all the time into the wall.

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    Re: ASRock B550 PG Riptide

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    Depends of course of the quality of the copper, but for a direct signal, you wont get better, however, it is not that wicked difficult to lay down 10 meters of Ethernet cable prefered type of CAT 7, and you can borrow/rent a concrete hobby drill in most general gods stores, if not the annoying neighbor who drills all the time into the wall.
    We live in a rented flat. Cannot drill ANYTHING like that. Also cannot have an electric car charger or charge an electric car on the premises
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    Re: ASRock B550 PG Riptide

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    I use powerlines and have done for years, they are unstable, finicky and at best halve your maximum internet speed for little reason.

    From selling them at maplin to now, the technology is at best a plaster rather than a permanent solution.
    I'm using half a dozen tp-link 1000Mbps powerline adaptors. They don't do a gigabit, but they can more than keep up with the 70Mbps VDSL connection we have even across mains circuits from downstairs to upstairs and is stable enough that I use it as backhaul for the WiFi mesh.

    I do have a roll of cat 6 in the garage, but the floorboards in this house are really hard to get up and there is no clear cable run from the living room where the router lives up to where the PCs are upstairs, so I just stick with powerline.

    The old 200Mbps ones I had years ago were rubbish. The newer AV spec ones are much better.

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    Re: ASRock B550 PG Riptide

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    I use powerlines and have done for years, they are unstable, finicky and at best halve your maximum internet speed for little reason.

    From selling them at maplin to now, the technology is at best a plaster rather than a permanent solution.

    Not if you use decent ones. I use 500Mbps Netgear ones for my gaming PC, and still get 100% of my rated connection speed (110Mbps).

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