Date Joined: 08/12/05
Pros: Small in size, large in capacity. Not a lot of bloatware. You can delete the pre-installed.
Cons: Price went up quite a bit since I bought it.
Overall Review: I bought this for $xxx. Was on sale for $xxx - $20 before I even received it. Emailed Customer Service. They credited me for the $20. Thanks Newegg 'Rose'!
Pros: Fits, my hand, better than most mice.
Cons: Battery(s) should last longer. Mouse feet wear off too quickly.
Overall Review: This is really a $39 mouse in a $99 package.
Pros: See above
Cons: See above
Overall Review: I decided to come back. Gave it four stars first time. The warranty issue really bothers me.
Pros: Small form factor. Will fit in a shirt pocket.
Does not need external power.
Reasonably low price.
No bloatware, 465GB formatted.
Cons: Warranty situation. 1 year in the Americas, 2 years in Europe, 3 years in Asia. Makes very little sense to me. Why do warranty period based on locale?
Overall Review: When I first plugged it in Windows complained about a bad USB device. Replugged it and clicked on the new found dialogs and it is all good.
Pros: PCI-E. Small size. Dual tuners. Cost. I am using it on XP SP3 with Comcast. Using BeyondTV. Works very well, see other thoughts.
Cons: Included software works poorly. Sound dropping off was biggest issue. Also has a very cheesy channel guide. Cost it an egg. Can be a tight fit on some mobos. In my case it would have touched the Northbridge heatsync. I used a small wirenut as a spacer. Any piece of good plastic would should work.
Overall Review: Be sure that you have plenty of disk space. BeyondTV records the program that you are viewing as well as any that you have asked for. Doesn't seem to be any way to prevent this from happening. About 3GB/hr. May need to get an A/B switch to switch between cable and antenna.
Pros: Don't interfere with my eyeglasses. Price was 'good', almost 2/3 off.
Cons: - This the first time that I have ever heard 'quality' headphones that have worse sound than desktop speakers (Logitech 2300 in my case).
- The folks at Fort Knox would be proud of the clamshell packaging. Was a nightmare to get open. I ended up bleeding.
- Only got one of the long/thin earpads.
- Claims to block outside noise. Might if I had received both of thin earpads. I can hear they keys as I am typing this at moderate volume.
- The cord length includes the 'Y' section. I was hoping that the length referred to the straight part.
Overall Review: I would not buy these again or suggest that a friend do so. The only reason they got a two egg rating was that the Egg got them to me when expected.
Pros: Dual tuners. PCI-E. Cost. Good bundle.
Cons: The one page instructions don't look very helpful. They refer to a remote that is not part of the deal. Instructions are for Vista MC.
Overall Review: Will install this weekend. Hope it works with XP. Will probably use third party software.
Pros: - Huge. Approx 341 sq inches (23.5x14.5) of viewable vs approx 187 sq inches (17x11) on the 20.1 LCD that it is replacing.
- No dead or stuck pixels.
- Base is very steady with tilt adjustment.
- Catalyst Control Center recognized it immediately. Warned me that I would not get sound through HDMI. Fine with me, I bought it to look at not to listen to. I didn't even have to install the included drivers. Woo Hoo!
Cons: - The box had been partially ripped open. When I finished opening the top the HDMI/DVD cable and instructions appeared to be missing. My first thought was that the egg had sent me an "open box" by mistake. It turned out that the contents had shifted and the cable was now on the bottom of the box.
- Too bright from the factory. I will adjust later if I don't get used to it.
- The hardest part was getting the power plug inserted. It is behind the stand arm. Suggest you leave the protective plastic sheet on until this is done until it is plugged in. I ended up laying the screen to get things set up.
- Control placement, not visible, will take some getting used to.
Overall Review: - The base is not important to me as I plan to switch to a wall mount when I get used to it.
- Glad I bought it.
Pros: Lots of room. Very quiet. Several degrees cooler than a WD disk that I have.
Cons: Takes a long time to format two of these.
Pros: Silent. Acceptable performance for me. I was getting by with onboard but wanted a bit more horsepower for media. Temperatures are surprisingly low. 45C as I write this on a hot day. Cost.
Cons: Not a gaming card. Will get really warm without some airflow. I know this because I forgot to plug the fan controller back in. Takes two slots, heatsink blocks another PCI slot and one of the SATA connectors on a Biostar TF-7025-M2. Size of card can make for a cramped install in small cases. Installs a boatload of useless software with no way to pick what you want until after the fact with add/remove programs.
Overall Review: Newegg should have an opt out method for 'free' combos. I would have declined the 'free' game.
Pros: Sound quality is very good, but not great. Cables are individual rather than the bundled mess that the 230 had. Volume is far better than the 230. Don't need to be in the same room to hear. Double boxed.
Cons: Sub-woofer is at least three times as large as the 230. Not really a con for me. Uses a lot of power. I have them on the same outlet as a laser printer. Speakers cut out when the printer starts up. Documentation is a joke in three languages. No way to mount the satellites on the wall. Price went down $15 less than a week after I bought them.
Overall Review: Others have complained about the lack of mid range. Mine sound fine. May need to lower the bass a bit?
Pros: Good form and finish. Works as intended. Size is appropriate. Can fit a Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme HS if desired.
Cons: Too much bling. Tool-less design is very limiting. Stock fans are a waste of time.
Overall Review: Front LED takes a fan or Molex connector. Does not need to be plugged in. Speaker can be unmounted from front of case. Zip tie and plug into mobo instead. Overall I am happy with this case but not overly so.
Pros: Price. OCs well. Getting 9.5x260 with HTT 4 multi on stock volts. Paired with OCZ 2x1GB plats and Brisbane 3600. Has power and reset buttons on the board. Makes it easy to set up on a bench.
Cons: Reports temps way too high. Be sure to update BIOS to 5/31 version. Much better than 4/30 version. OCs were almost nonexistent with with 4/30 version.
Overall Review: Be careful with DRAM Configuration settings in BIOS. Has some unexpected, to me anyway, behavior. Seems to have some undocumented dependencies between CPU speed and RAM. In particular, manually selecting DDR spped (667, 800, etc) seems to disable CPU OC.
Pros: Price. OCs well. Paired with OCZ 2x1GB plats and Biostar 7025. Running at 2470.3 (9.5 x 260) with HT multi of 4. Using stock voltage. Can probably get more MHz with more VCORE. Have an Ultra-120 Extreme on the way.
Cons: Reports temps much higher than actual. At least on this MB. Included HS is garbage. Aluminum with 60mm fan.
Pros: Silent. Can't tell if the system is on unless I listen really hard. My number one goal was to reduce noise.
Performance is good but not great. About twice as many 3DMarks as the EVGA 5500 it replaced.
Temperatures are well within tolerances. About 45C at idle, 60ish loaded. Default throtte temperature is 125C.