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iBUYPOWER Desktop PC HEXA Gaming Series NE200IS Intel Core i7 4770R (3.20 GHz) 8 GB DDR3 120 GB SSD Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice form factor. Nice CPU. No optical drive, which could be also a con. Boots very quickly, and stays quiet.

Cons: Iris Pro graphics aren't the strongest or the best. Fan can be heard, but it's not overpowering. Wireless connectivity is flakey. Drops lan after 10 min. Even when connected, never at a very fast speed. Laptop next to it connects at a fast speed and never drops connection.

Other Thoughts: Was just wondering if there were any firware update on this machine yet. IBUYPOWER just forwards you to GIGABYTE's website, and GIGABYTE doesn't even list this motherboard. Took forever to update win 7 to latest patch level.

CybertronPC Energon-LC7 Intel i7-4770K 3.5 GHz Intel Socket LGA1150 Barebone
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Good Memory, 16 GB. Gigabyte H87M-3DH mother board, lots of OC capabilities. Good documentation, lots of flexibility. CPU cooler pre-installed.

Cons: High Pitched whine, maybe from fan. CPU cooler didn't seem to be working initially. 91 C temp on CPU reported. BUT bios revision was F6, and latest is F9. Once updated, the CPU temp was reported down to 45 C. Only one PCI-E video card connector from PSU, 6 Pin. Optical drive bay is far from PSU, and you have to cut lots of zipties if you want to get the power cable to the bay. Only 4 SATA native power connectors, with 6 SATA connectors on the motherboard.

Other Thoughts: Overall, very happy with purchase. This is my first liquid cooled computer, so had to educate my self about the cooler and wasn't happy with initial reporting of CPU temp. Glad BIOS upgrade fixed issue. Perhaps BIOS didn't support my CPU fully with F6 rev, and didn't report temp correctly?

CyberpowerPC Desktop PC Gamer Xtreme H500 Intel Core i7 4770K (3.50 GHz) 16 GB DDR3 2TB HDD + 250GB SSD HDD Windows 8 64-Bit
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great machine with great spped. WEI 8.1, 8.2 for the graphics card.

Cons: Keyboard is half broken, and the mouse causes an OSD volume control to pop up. It's constantly raising the volume to 100%. Different keyboard and different mouse solve the problems.

Other Thoughts: Have emailed the company for a replacement keyboard and mouse, but no response as of yet.


Matthew S.'s Profile

Display Name: Matthew S.

Date Joined: 08/07/04

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 12/24/09
  • Last Review: 08/22/14
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