Shop Confidently with 30-Day Hassle-Free Returns
cover
Glen E.

Glen E.

Joined on 06/17/05

0
0

100%
Top 1000 Reviewer
Product Reviews
Seller Reviews
product reviews
  • 76
Most Favorable Review

YES

Intel Core i5-2500K - Core i5 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop Processor - BX80623I52500K
Intel Core i5-2500K - Core i5 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop Processor - BX80623I52500K

Pros: This thing is FAST! I bought it based on benchmark tests I found online showing it outperformed most I7's. I have it OC'd to 4ghz, and might try to go more on it.

Cons: 8MB of cache would be nice, but I suppose that's why they make the I7

Overall Review: Replaced an AMD Phenom II 965 Quad with this, and this one walks all over that in performance. After years of being an AMD fanboy, I think I'm flying a different flag.

Most Critical Review

Company With Growing Pains

100% Free LTE Mobile Phone Service w/ Samsung Galaxy S3 Blue - FreedomPop (Certified Pre-owned)
100% Free LTE Mobile Phone Service w/ Samsung Galaxy S3 Blue - FreedomPop (Certified Pre-owned)

Pros: Free service (as long as you read the fine print), the refurbished phone looked brand new out of the box, and a good price for the phone (got mine on a promotion). This is a good service for a younger kid that doesn't use the phone a lot, but you need to keep tabs on.

Cons: Freedom Pop's customer service leaves something to be desired. I ordered when there was a promotion to get a free USB stick with purchase. No where did it say how to get that, so I emailed them. They replied back weeks later saying to call customer service. They told me that I was supposed to get a prompt when I activated the phone for the promotional item. I explained I did not get that prompt and the woman I was talking to said she'd call back once she spoke to her manager. She never did, so I called back again, and they refused to do anything. They basically said tough luck. As another reviewer said they will suspend your service after using 400MB of data unless you purchase credit on your account. I called to find out why and they said that since they're system is behind 3 hours,so once you have less than a "$2" (100MB) balance they suspend your service until you add credit. The nice thing is, that if you don't go over the 500MB it doesn't tap into your credit and that credit never expires. The bad thing is they only sell it in $10 increments and it's non-refundable.

Overall Review: As far as Freedom Pop goes, it is what it is. It's a free service, but as with all free services they try to push paid services on you. It's still a good deal no matter how you look at it. Just be sure to read the fine print.

Surprisingly good!

DIYPC ARGB-Q8-BK Black USB 3.0 Steel / Tempered Glass Micro-ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, 1x 120mm ARGB Fan x Rear (Pre-Installed)
DIYPC ARGB-Q8-BK Black USB 3.0 Steel / Tempered Glass Micro-ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, 1x 120mm ARGB Fan x Rear (Pre-Installed)

Pros: This case make cable management so easy! I didn't cut myself on any sharp edges either. Lots of places for fans and airflow was good.

Cons: This isn't a good case if you plan to use an optical drive, as there was no place to mount one, this wasn't a problem for me. If you are using a traditional 2.5" HDD, the mount for that was kind of chinsy, and not very obvious what it was, as it was in an odd place. The RGB fan works great, but uses a Molex connector with some odd in line controller. I would have preferred having a 3 or 4 pin connector that could be plugged into the motherboard.

Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this case at it's price point. Other than the couple minor things I mentioned above, this case is surprisingly good.

Nice for the price

ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming 4 LGA 1700 Intel Z690 SATA 6Gb/s DDR4 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming 4 LGA 1700 Intel Z690 SATA 6Gb/s DDR4 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: -Cheapest LGA 1700 board available -Tons of USB Headers -Lots of addressable RGB headers -Lots of expansion slots -3 M.2 slots -E Key M.2 slot for WiFi -Didn't need a BIOS update right out of the box -Everything you need is in the box including screws for your M.2 drives/WiFi card and SATA cables -BIOS has tons of settings allowing you to really fine tune your performance -ASRrock app shop is nice, it allows you to get all your drivers updated at once

Cons: -Only one video output (I can't seem to get it to work either. Not sure if it's because I'm running an external card) -This is a bit nit picky but the various stickers on the board look like they were just slapped on by a young child (all crooked) -I had to dig around for the motherboard utility software which wasn't included on the CD -Motherboard software UI is kind of clunky compared with the motherboard software of theirs I've used in the past.

Overall Review: *This review is for the ASRock rebate program*. That said, I've been running ASRock boards for years. They all have lasted a long time and provide excellent features and value. I don't have much bad to say about this board so far. It performs well and is laid out very well. Probably one of the easiest boards to work with for me so far. Definitely recommended if you're not trying to spend a ton of money on a build. I was shocked at how expensive these LGA 1700 boards are and ASRock came in the cheapest.

Great Value

HP Grade A Desktop Computer ProDesk 600 G1 Intel Core i3 4th Gen 4330 (3.50GHz) 4GB DDR3 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4600 Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
HP Grade A Desktop Computer ProDesk 600 G1 Intel Core i3 4th Gen 4330 (3.50GHz) 4GB DDR3 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4600 Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Pros: Inexpensive, looked like new, 18 month warranty, included new keyboard and mouse

Cons: The instructions for activating Windows weren't great. If I didn't do IT for a living, I may have had to call they customer service. Why wasn't it already activated? Upgrading the 3.5" HDD to a 2.5" SSD was a pain due to how the HDD is mounted. This is the fault of HP, not the refurbisher.

Overall Review: This desktop is a bit older, but great value at it's price point. I bought it for my in laws that use it for basic web browsing and will definitely work for that. Upgraded the HDD to a SSD and bumped up the RAM to 8GB and it should be fine for them for years to come. I had it for about a week before I gave it to them and am tempted to buy one for myself to use as a HTPC. It also came with a new keyboard, mouse and impressively an 18 month warranty. Excellent value!

Works Great In My Phone

Team Xtreem 64GB microSDXC Flash Card With Card Reader Model TUSDX64GUHS05
Team Xtreem 64GB microSDXC Flash Card With Card Reader Model TUSDX64GUHS05

Pros: Lot's of storage space, good price.

Cons: As with most cards this size, slow transfer speeds

Overall Review: Have used a lot of Team products in the past and haven't had an issue.

seller reviews
  • 5

Good Seller

I've don't business with them before and will again. Good pricing, good selection, good customer service.

On-time
Delivery
Product
Accuracy
Customer Service
Satisfactory

Still Waiting...

Ordered on 12/19. Got an email on 12/22 saying it was shipped. When I ordered it said 5-15 days shipping time since it was coming from China. As of today's date the tracking number still says "Origin Post is Preparing Shipment". It's said that since 12/26.

On-time
Delivery
Product
Accuracy
Customer Service
Satisfactory

Great Seller

Fast shipping, low price. Got just what I needed for a price I was willing to pay.

On-time
Delivery
Product
Accuracy
Customer Service
Satisfactory