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John K.

John K.

Joined on 05/29/07

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Most Favorable Review

Great product

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ASP900S3-256GM-C
ADATA Premier Pro SP900 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ASP900S3-256GM-C

Pros: Fast, lots of space, good price, easy install, free disk image software (Acronis), and 3.5" adapter.

Cons: The install key for Acronis is on a tiny sticker located on the bottom of the drive. I discovered this only after I installed it, so had to take it out and unscrew it from the adapter to read the key :( A minor irritation, but still... Acronis worked like a charm, but is somewhat over-bloated, which is the opposite of what I'm looking for when installing a fresh drive.

10/22/2012
Most Critical Review

Meh

AMD Gift AMD Dirt Rally Game Code
AMD Gift AMD Dirt Rally Game Code

Pros: It was free.

Cons: Early access - the game isn't finished yet. Marketing :( You have to sign up for an account and give them all your info. If you don't provide a phone number, your account is on hold for 24 hours before you can do anything.

Overall Review: While waiting for my account to be verified, I downloaded another game. I may go back and try this title after my new hard drive arrives, but until then I am an out of space.

Not the best, but priced right

Acer KG221Q Abmix 22" (Actual size 21.5") 1ms (GTG) AMD FreeSync Widescreen LCD/LED Gaming Monitor, HDMI 1920 x 1080, at 75 Hz Refresh Rate, Acer Vision Care Feature
Acer KG221Q Abmix 22" (Actual size 21.5") 1ms (GTG) AMD FreeSync Widescreen LCD/LED Gaming Monitor, HDMI 1920 x 1080, at 75 Hz Refresh Rate, Acer Vision Care Feature

Pros: Lowest priced decent monitor I could find in this size

Cons: Too bright for my liking

Overall Review: Color is slightly muted compared to my really good monitor. I was unable to adjust the brightness low enough for my taste without seriously impacting contrast and color. I am forced to leave it brighter than I prefer. This is a 2nd monitor for me so I have chosen to live with it. If it were my primary for games and movies, I would have been sorely disappointed.

Awesome!

ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920 x 1080 1ms (GTG) 144Hz DVI-D HDMI DisplayPort Built-in Speakers Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light & Flicker-Free Backlit LED NVIDIA 3D Gaming Monitor
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920 x 1080 1ms (GTG) 144Hz DVI-D HDMI DisplayPort Built-in Speakers Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light & Flicker-Free Backlit LED NVIDIA 3D Gaming Monitor

Pros: The picture is beautiful. The size is perfect for my desktop. I'm glad I didn't spend twice as much getting a few more inches. The stand is great. It tilts, swivels, and has a lot of height adjustment all without any screws. Actually came with a DVI cable :)

Cons: It's bright, almost too bright, almost. I have the brightness set to 0 out of 100 and still white backgrounds like this Newegg review is a little hard on the eyes if the lights are too dim. This won't likely be a problem for most unless you play in the dark.

Overall Review: I already mentioned the adjustable stand and DVI cable but it bears repeating. I wish other manufactures would catch on that there is more to a monitor than resolution and refresh. I for one, don't want to buy a new monitor only to have to purchase a mount and a cable to make it work.

12/20/2015

Great mobo!

ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Easy install, not a single issue. It runs the new FX 9590. The new BIOS is pretty sweet, but I am not planning to OC so it's a bit overkill for me.

Cons: The SATA connections are difficult to reach as most are on the side. I suggest attaching cables before mounting to save time and aggravation. A minor con since there is always something on a board that's hard to reach.

Overall Review: I've been running this for a few weeks now with no problems. I definitely recommend!

12/20/2015

Great inexpensive gaming gear

Cyber Acoustics AC-401 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Speech Recognition Stereo Headset & Boom Mic
Cyber Acoustics AC-401 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Speech Recognition Stereo Headset & Boom Mic

Pros: They do exactly what they are meant to do and don't cost a fortune. They are very comfortable. Has a 6' cord. This model comes with volume control and mic mute.

Cons: This model comes with volume control and mic mute. I had one of these previously where the switch went bad. Only a minor con for me as the set was probably two years old by then and it is a convenient feature. Delivery from Newegg's partner company was not as fast as I would have liked. It took two days just to charge my card and another 8 for shipping.

Overall Review: I have had about 4 of these over the years and will definitely buy the brand again. Through heavy use they last me about 18 months on average. Eventually the mic boom becomes loose, the mute switch goes bad, or I dip the mic in my coffee one too many times... but they are inexpensive and comfortable. The earpieces are soft and take longer than most to irritate my ears. Usually this requires a bit of stretching of the headband when they're new. They mostly cover the ear but aren't the full size wrap around. This is the perfect compromise for me as they block most noise but I can still hear my wife before she is totally ********.

12/20/2015