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If I were to buy a new wireless router, what should I be looking for? And which have the best overall performance and features?
(Price is not an issue)
 
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Intel® Core™2 Duo E8400 Dell 018D1Y Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 1GB 8GB (4x2GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda DVD+/-RW 4x Cougar Turbine 120mm case fans 1x Antec 120mm PWM case fan 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
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Netgear R6300  Western Digital TV Play TV@PC Receiver 
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Intel Atom N450 1.6Ghz 0D3J9P Intel GMA 3150 Broadcom Crystal HD Decoder 
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I would go with the ASUS Wireless AC router.

http://www.amazon.com/RT-AC66U-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC1750-Gigabit-Router/dp/B008ABOJKS

My co worker had an old Wireless G router that needed replacing. Wireless N is still a great standard, but AC is the future and if you are going to spend money with a high budget I would go with a little future proofing.

In order to access the full potential you would have to purchase new wireless apadters for your PCs. No mobile devices support AC yet it is still in a draft form, However if you are not a 100% geek and always on the bleeding edge of technology it would be your best bet to go with an AC rtr now other than Wireless N which is circa 2009 technology.

I myself only go wired. The wireless N I got for free from work is adequate for my mobile phones. I use a Netgear WNDR3800.
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What about the Netgear R6300? How does it compare to the ASUS RT-AC66U?
 
Dell Mini Monster
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™2 Duo E8400 Dell 018D1Y Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 1GB 8GB (4x2GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda DVD+/-RW 4x Cougar Turbine 120mm case fans 1x Antec 120mm PWM case fan 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
1x Arctic Cooling 92mm PWM fan Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 Pro Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Dell IN2030M 20" LED 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell IN2030M 20" LED Sceptre 32" 720p HDTV SteelSeries Merc Stealth ThermalTake 430W TR2 W0070RU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec One Gaming Case Alienware TactX Mouse Steelseries Qck Mini Dell AX510 Soundbar 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Dell AX510 Soundbar Logitech LS220 2.1 Speakers Yamaha RX-V371 5.1 Surround Speakers 
OtherOtherOther
Netgear R6300  Western Digital TV Play TV@PC Receiver 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Atom N450 1.6Ghz 0D3J9P Intel GMA 3150 Broadcom Crystal HD Decoder 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G-skill 2GB DDR2 667Mhz Kingston 120GB SSDnow V300 2x Kingston 32GB SDHC N/A 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
DIY Cooling Dock Windows 10 32-bit 1366x768 LED Matte Display Fosmon Mini Bluetooth Keyboard 
CaseOtherOther
10" Anti-shock Sleeve Case Anker USB 3.0 hub MR15 Dual SDHC/SDXC Card Reader 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™2 Duo E8400 Dell 018D1Y Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 1GB 8GB (4x2GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda DVD+/-RW 4x Cougar Turbine 120mm case fans 1x Antec 120mm PWM case fan 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
1x Arctic Cooling 92mm PWM fan Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 Pro Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Dell IN2030M 20" LED 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell IN2030M 20" LED Sceptre 32" 720p HDTV SteelSeries Merc Stealth ThermalTake 430W TR2 W0070RU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec One Gaming Case Alienware TactX Mouse Steelseries Qck Mini Dell AX510 Soundbar 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Dell AX510 Soundbar Logitech LS220 2.1 Speakers Yamaha RX-V371 5.1 Surround Speakers 
OtherOtherOther
Netgear R6300  Western Digital TV Play TV@PC Receiver 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Atom N450 1.6Ghz 0D3J9P Intel GMA 3150 Broadcom Crystal HD Decoder 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G-skill 2GB DDR2 667Mhz Kingston 120GB SSDnow V300 2x Kingston 32GB SDHC N/A 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
DIY Cooling Dock Windows 10 32-bit 1366x768 LED Matte Display Fosmon Mini Bluetooth Keyboard 
CaseOtherOther
10" Anti-shock Sleeve Case Anker USB 3.0 hub MR15 Dual SDHC/SDXC Card Reader 
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