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Andrew B.

Andrew B.

Joined on 01/14/05

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome MoBo 4 teh $$

BIOSTAR TA770 A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
BIOSTAR TA770 A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: This mobo rocks. It had ALL the up-to-date drivers for my new build. Has built-in overclocking utils (but i'm not overclocking). Very happy with my new computer, mostly thanks to this mobo.

Cons: Not SLI supported, but I'm not ridiculous. Only 4 SATA slots, but again, I don't need that many disk drives. No 1394 port for front 1394 plug (but no one uses that anyway).

Overall Review: Never built a computer before. I was worried it wouldn't post, or that it would be difficult to install all the drivers. Plugged in everything and it only needed the driver for my GeForce 8800GTS card.

Most Critical Review

16gb MicroSD card arrived DOA

Team 16GB microSDHC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 80MB/s (TUSDH16GUHS03)
Team 16GB microSDHC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 80MB/s (TUSDH16GUHS03)

Pros: Came with an adapter? Newegg is great!

Cons: Dead on arrival.

Overall Review: Buy another brand. I bought this for a raspberry pi I'm working on, but my Windows Laptop could barely recognize the card. It would only even know it was plugged in sometimes. And when it did know it was inserted, I'd right-click to format it, which would freeze/crash my Windows Explorer window. I could never even open the drive in Windows, though it was listed under "My Computer" as an available drive - but clicking on it wouldn't do anything except freeze and crash the Windows Explorer window. Too cheap to return it, this thing is garbage. I've already ordered a name brand card as a replacement.

Great monitor!

ASUS VP348QGL 34" Quad HD 3440 x 1440 75Hz 2xHDMI DisplayPort Adaptive-SYNC/FreeSync HDR-10 Blue Light Filter Flicker Free Asus Eye Care Built-in Speakers Ultra Wide Backlit LED Gaming Monitor
ASUS VP348QGL 34" Quad HD 3440 x 1440 75Hz 2xHDMI DisplayPort Adaptive-SYNC/FreeSync HDR-10 Blue Light Filter Flicker Free Asus Eye Care Built-in Speakers Ultra Wide Backlit LED Gaming Monitor

Pros: Affordable, great quality. Great resolution, awesome brightness and color quality.

Cons: - The speakers are terrible, but I didn't realize it had speakers when I ordered. I switched back to laptop speakers for work/Zoom meetings and calls. The monitor has a headset jack on the back as well. - The menu "toggle" switch thing is weird (like a tiny joystick) and the on-screen instructions don't clearly show what you're supposed to do to navigate the menus. It's kind of a pain to use - but once you get the monitor set up how you prefer, you don't have to mess with it again unless you use the speakers and need to adjust the volume. - My work laptop is treating this monitor as if it's only got a 29hz refresh rate. I blame my laptop - not the monitor. I'll see if updating some drivers or boosting performance helps. I'll also plug in another laptop with a discrete GPU to see if it has the same issue - in the meantime I still give this thing 5 eggs. :)

Overall Review: Very happy with my purchase. Newegg got it shipped and delivered in less than a week! I highly recommend, but wait for a price drop if you can. I'm replacing a 1080p Asus monitor that's less than 5 years old, and it was worth the upgrade! The old monitor had to be at full brightness to compete with some direct sunlight making into the room I'm in, and when at full brightness the monitor just had a white/blue glow and the color quality suffered. The contrast was really bad at that brightness level, and I couldn't find a combination of settings to make it look like the monitors I had at work before the pandemic. This monitor doesn't have that problem, and it looks fantastic right out of the box. Now I just have to figure out why my work laptop (which is running Intel UHD graphics 620) can't run this monitor faster than 30hz.

Great Printer

Samsung ML Series ML-2525W Workgroup Up to 24 ppm Monochrome Wireless 802.11b/g/n Laser Printer
Samsung ML Series ML-2525W Workgroup Up to 24 ppm Monochrome Wireless 802.11b/g/n Laser Printer

Pros: Great price, quick prints, comes with toner (I guess this should be a given, but I wasn't sure and ordered a second), wireless capabilities are really nice.

Cons: Wireless setup somewhat difficult.

Overall Review: For wifi setup, make sure you set the printer to have a static IP address. Also, I might recommend using Samsung's support website for wifi setup instructions instead of the paper ones.