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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Coil whine and fan noise is terrible but card performs adequately.3/4/2016 8:23:37 AM

Pros: Performs the same as any other GTX 970 in this class. The card does not overheat and I have been using it for 2+ hours a day.

Cons: Coil whine is bad! I never knew what coil whine was until I bought this card. You will hear the fans. This is a very noisy card. It reminds me of cards 10 years ago where super-hot cards were cooled by an oversized fan system. If you don't want noise, don't buy this card. I'm forced to game with headphones on because without headphones at lower volumes, this card usurps my audio with the drone of the fan and that crackle sound of the coil whine.

Overall Review: I am a verified owner but I purchased it as part of the black Friday sale and Newegg listed it under a different item number for that day.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi Brian, Thank you for your purchase of our GTX 970. We are happy you are satisfied with the performance but do apologize for the coil whine. If you would like to RMA the card, please call 877-596-6822 9AM - 6PM Mon - Fri or send an email to Sincerely, ZOTAC
Fit and finish is not good3/4/2016 8:00:45 AM

Pros: Small, and the design is nontraditional. The aluminum is fairly thick and looks nice.

Cons: Worst hard drive holder. The hard drive bracket where you can mount two SSDs is a total bust. They are mounted so far back on the metal plate that the lip of plate extends beyond the edge of the drive, which eliminates all but the most basic of SATA cables from plugging in. And as others have mentioned, forget trying to plug in cables with a 90 degree bend. But my straight ones with clips don't fit either. So my SSDs are dangling around in the case until I feel like taking an angle grinder to the bracket. I'm beyond the return period so I guess I could do that now. My other complaint is that the screw holes to the side of the case do not align with the holes on the fascia. One of them was put in at an angle and pre-cross-threaded. Nice job RAIJINTEK! Instead of quality control rejecting it, they just make it fit as-is and ship it out.

Overall Review: This case is only average, and for the price and considering the poor machining, I do not recommend it to others.

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Works fine for Haswell i5 on H876/5/2013 6:12:05 PM

Pros: No reviews yet on whether or not this works on the Haswell platform, but the answer is YES. I bought 2 of these kits for 32gb and it picked it up fine. I had to tell it to use the 1600 profile because it was auto detected as 1333, but there were no problems doing that.

Cons: No regrets! 32gb RAM is awesome

Overall Review: Haswell i5 ASRock H87M Pro 4 Samsung 840 pro SSD WEI = 7.7 on Windows 7

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Impressive6/5/2013 6:08:20 PM

Pros: I was sold on ASRock after my father-in-law's last build. It just plain worked, and the company is like ASUS junior. I didn't think I would like the GUI BIOS but it really is awesome and convenient. This board is top quality. The H87 "budget" chipset isn't really a watered down version of Z87, it is nearly the same thing but without the overclocking ability and without "Lake Tiny" ssd optimization. It runs rock solid and most importantly, it boots very quickly. The BIOS screen is only on for a second, and if you are running Windows 8 (I'm not) there is an option for ultra fast boot option.

Cons: No regrets. At this price point, ASRock delivered. Obviously at the time of writing, this motherboard has been out less than a week, but I feel like it will last for years. Time will tell!

Overall Review: Haswell i5 4670 32gb Gskill RipJaw 1600 Samsung 840 pro SSD I use this mostly for running 5-10 VMs for pre-production testing and it does just fine with resources.

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Dear ASRock Customer Thank you for your purchase and review. Your feedback is important to us. If you have any technical questions or warranty issues in the future please contact us at We can assist you shortly. Thank you ASRock SUPPORT Tech Support Email:
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Ownership: less than 1 day
brian1cj6/5/2013 5:59:13 PM

Pros: Flat and smooth.

Cons: Paper cuts!

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Better than expected!6/5/2013 5:58:28 PM

Pros: Very fast! WEI is 7.6 for this processor. Windows 7 boots so quick now. Haswell is great and I notice a huge difference upgrading from my E8400. Everything worked fine on 1st boot and the CPU runs cool in a 75 degree environment. I'm very happy with it.

Cons: No regrets being an early adopter. Everything works perfectly! I debated between this and the i7, but hyperthreading is only good for very specific multi-thread applications, none of which I would be using. So getting the i5 saves money and it is a good logical choice without much compromise.

Overall Review: 32gb Gskill Ripjaw 1600 560se Samsung 840 pro SSD ASRock H87 Pro4

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Works well6/2/2013 7:04:41 PM

Pros: Quiet, plenty of modern connections, works well.

Cons: none

Overall Review: good value

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Great value6/2/2013 7:03:30 PM

Pros: Good value choice for a budget i3 system. Lots of features and a GUI BIOS.

Cons: none

Overall Review: none

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Great switch6/2/2013 6:42:55 PM

Pros: Reaches specified speeds without a problem. Also has auto mdix so no need to worry about crossover cables when connecting to other mdix switches.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Good price

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Best bang for the buck7/20/2012 9:13:39 AM

Pros: Plays all the 1-2 year old titles at 1920x1080 at max settings at 60fps+. I like vsync, so past 60Hz I don't really care what's going on. This card has about half of the performance of cards in the $250 range and about one quarter of the performance of cards in the $600 range. Around this price, you are getting a lot of processing power for the price. It is the best bang for the buck right now.

Cons: The dust cover/vanity plate is a bit flimsy and made of thin plastic, but it makes for a lighter card and doesn't serve any critical function.

Overall Review: I have an older core2duo and 4gb ddr2.

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Good card6/27/2012 8:16:58 AM

Pros: Connects every time, good coverage, easy install

Cons: None.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Excellent6/27/2012 8:16:23 AM

Pros: Added 2.0 functionality to an older Dell PC. Extended the life of the computer.

Cons: None

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Works great6/27/2012 8:15:42 AM

Pros: Good cheap fix for an old PC

Cons: none

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Good product, slow shipping11/13/2011 6:33:28 AM

Pros: The size is small, which is great for my pioneer car stereo. Transfer rates on average with other flash drives.

Cons: The dongle seems cheap, wouldn't trust it on my keychain

Overall Review: Shipping took 8 days instead of the 4-7 as stated.

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Works well10/31/2011 8:55:08 AM

Pros: Using it without any slowness in a Canon Vixia HD camcorder. Works just fine.

Cons: ...

Overall Review: Great product, would buy again.

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High compatilbility3/19/2011 6:31:31 AM

Pros: I have a DSLR Camera (Rebel XS) that seemed to be picky about the memory card. I was always under the impression that higher class meant higher quality. Not always the case! Turns out my class 10 card was being buggy in the camera and corrupting my data. I went with this lower class card and I don't really see any difference as far as write times go. It doesn't slow me down and most importantly, it works with the equipment I'm using it with!

Cons: Slightly higher priced than other 16gb higher class cards.

Overall Review: Good, dependable card.

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Wonderful!3/19/2011 6:27:05 AM

Pros: Built a barebones nettop and used this kit in it. BIOS picked up the correct settings and it works just fine.

Cons: No problems at all.

Overall Review: Highly compatible. Plug and play. Easy peasy.

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Pretty good, actually.3/19/2011 6:24:55 AM

Pros: Wanted a simple device, usb powered, to load stuff off of a CD once in a while. This was it. Cord manager built in. Bonus!

Cons: None. At this price, it does exactly what I want it to do and can't complain.

Overall Review: Optical media is going the way of the dodo bird.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Impressive Special Application PC3/19/2011 6:12:31 AM

Pros: The application for this system was to attach it in a kiosk style fashion to a lumbar extension machine for a physical therapy office. I needed an all in one PC with VESA mount, and this is the ONLY one I could find without getting into expensive industrial tablets. Very solid build and good enough for a slightly industrial application. Touchscreen (nice hard screen) works natively with XP pro sp3. This, PC combined with 2gb ram and Intel SSD yields a speedy nettop with NO moving parts and NO fans! This thing should run until it is old and defunct.

Cons: Screen has a bright blue stuck pixel right in the center of the screen. Of course, complete lack of instruction. Strange for a proprietary box from a big company like Shuttle. But that is what newegg reviews are for, people helping people! :)

Overall Review: To clear up the RAM confusion: It takes SO-DIMMs (laptop memory) and there are two slots. I used 2gb (1gb each) of DDR 667 SO-DIMMs and it works like a charm. Disassembly and build took 10 min, 1 normal Phillips and one very small Philips. (Magnetic tip!) 1) Remove plastic cover on VESA mount (4 tabs, 2 top 2 bottom) 2) Remove VESA screws (4) 3) Remove cover screws at the corners of the case (4) 4) Remove HDD bay (4 small black screws) 5) Remove big flimsy aluminim shield (3 small black screws, but one of them has a wire washer so be aware of that) 6) Remove heavy metal shield (4 big screws) 7) Install SO-DIMM(s) There are 2 slots. 8) Reverse steps 6-1. It is easier to install the HDD before the large flimsy shield. 6) Remove Other protips: You can install the AP control app to software control the LED light bar, wireless, sound, brightness, etc. If you are using some type of *NIX system, you can set a lot of the software controlled stuff to "Always on" in t

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Great for nettops!3/19/2011 5:48:49 AM

Pros: Just built an all in one PC for a physical therapy lumbar extension machine and I wanted it be as industrial as possible a minimize moving parts. The PC was a slowish atom based PC running XP pro on a domain, so I wanted something to make it appear snappy. This SSD was the key component that makes the system very usable, highly available, and reliable for the long term.

Cons: XP pro took about 15 minutes on the install, slower than I expected, but the write speeds do lack across the board when comparing to other SSDs with Sandforce-based and Barefoot controllers.

Overall Review: I built a totally silent, fanless, touchscreen All-In-One PC as a kiosk interface for a lumbar extension machine that now has NO moving parts thanks to this SSD. Great product, and affordable. I didn't really care about TRIM support since it basically just sits at the desktop running a simple app 24/7/365.

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Actually, it is pretty good!3/18/2011 4:26:59 PM

Pros: Very small wired USB all in one device. Feels very solid. Types very nicely. Very ergonomic. This keyboard is better than I expected. Great for special-purpose PCs and tight spaces. Looks better in person than it did from the photos on here.

Cons: Trackball is a bit picky when moving VERY slow. Otherwise it is just fine. Not a problem to the point of being annoying. Chances are if you are buying this, you don't need a lot of mousing going on anyway.

Overall Review: A very fine choice compared to other models with less than spectacular reviews. This is a great type of keyboard for kiosks, inside of ATMs, etc. In my case it is attached to a machine that tracks movement of patients for physical therapy. Also, in Win XP, I had to turn the tracking almost all the way to slow for it to track in a way that it was normal and usable. All around, a good solid keyboard. Would definitely recommend!

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Very speedy12/1/2010 2:52:23 PM

Pros: Great product. I see that this is pretty much the same as the retired model. Check out my video review of putting one cup of cold tap water into the unit and turning it on high. My microwave can't even do this! Next step was to make a grilled cheese. At the medium default setting, the bread was burned within 10 seconds so I flipped it and put it on the 2nd power level and it cooked a bit more normal. The sandwich was done in less than a minute though. The most interesting thing about it is that when you turn it on, the unit heats up almost instantly! This doesn't work like your electric skillet, that's for sure! That said, temperature control seems to be very precise with induction cooking. This is all new to me but so far I'm having a blast. None of my non-stick cookware is magnetic so I'll be busting out the cast iron for some skilled fried potatoes in about two seconds.

Cons: Newegg ships it in the original box. Mine was left on my porch in plain view. Induction cookers are probably not high on the theft list but you never know! The pot is the same shiny stainless steel from the previous model but looks deceiving in the picture like it is coated or something. Yes, the pot is cheap. I'm sure you can boil stuff and make stir-fry without a problem though using this "freebie"

Overall Review: I am 29 years old and was able to clearly hear the high pitched sound but from other reviewers on the previous model, it seems to be an issue with the flimsy pot it ships with. Fan noise is quite noticeable but isn't a negative factor for me personally. For the price, this technology can't be beat. It is supposed to be 85% efficient whereas gas is something like 50% when using it in the same manner. BTW, after this, I tried 2 cups of water instead of 1 cup and it boiled it in almost the same amount of time. I'd bet that in ten years most of the smoothtop ranges will be induction. It just makes sense and it is way safe. Thanks for checking out my video! I wanted to upload one so people could see how the unit works and see what the fuss is all about with induction.

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Better than I expected9/22/2010 7:19:46 AM

Pros: Haven't had time to fish my new house with cat6 cable yet so I slapped one of these on my computer in the mean time. I plugged it into win7 64 and native drivers work just fine so I'm calling that good 'nuff and rolling with it. Works much better than I expected. It picks up my Linux-based router with more strength than both of my laptops.

Cons: It would be nice if the cap snapped onto the back of the unit. I duct-taped mine so I wouldn't lose it. There, I fixed it.

Overall Review: Comes with a small USB dongle. But it isn't the size of the your dongle that matters, it is how you work it.

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Oh yeah!12/16/2009 8:13:11 AM

Pros: All I want is a smallish USB drive that is durable with a caps that can't be lost and decent write speeds at the lowest price possible. This drive meets all the criteria.

Cons: none

Overall Review: I own a bunch of Cruzer micros and they have never failed.

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Well worth the (MSRP) price.12/16/2009 8:11:35 AM

Pros: I ordered three of these: two for my laptops and one for my desktop. My wife and I are a SSD family now. Obviously these things really lift the bottleneck in laptops while providing better battery life (and getting rid of HDD vibration, heat, and noise) and that is where one may see the most benefit. My desktop flies too... my next PC definitely won't be in a ATX mid tower. With shrinking of PC components, it is looking like a ghost town in there, especially with a tuck-it-anywhere SSD such as this drive.

Cons: I wished they would have increased the write speed for the G2. I wish it had the write speeds of the vertex while sustaining the IOs that makes this drive shine. Eventually we will all lift the SATA limitations and use PCIe cards with SSDs and once the optical drive goes the way of the dodo bird, everyone can cut their ATX tower in half!

Overall Review: I started reading heavily into SSD tech in 2001, just waiting for the day that I could replace traditional drives with SSDs. I've been waiting since July to get my hands on these G2s but refused to pay more than MSRP. Newegg finally pulled through on a black friday special and I ordered three! My life will never be the same and I can finally ditch my old SSD with the sub-par Jmicron controller.

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