Date Joined: 01/08/05
Pros: - Great value for 2133
- Worked flawlessly with default settings from motherboard (ASROCK Z87 Pro 3)
Overall Review: Picked up as a shell-shocker deal.
Pros: - Processes data tasks quickly
- Cool and quiet (<30 C) with stock fan and heatsink.
- IntelHD 4600 GPU performance is very good for non-gamers
Cons: - Not designed for overclocking (not my thing, but pay attention to the model)
Overall Review: Very surprised by the power of the IntelHD 4600 GPU power. Plays media flawlessly and somewhat older games great at medium settings. If you're not a gamer this eliminates the need for a graphics card.
Using for a home office desktop with some data processing and light gaming. Phenomenal upgrade from a very dated AMD Athlon XP.
Pros: - Receives b/g/n
- Picks up signal very well
- Good speeds
- Easy installation
- Low profile bracket included (if needed)
Cons: - One time after installing new hardware my system failed to recognize the wireless card. It was solved by disconnecting / reconnecting the card from the PCIe slot.
Overall Review: Good purchase for a desktop that doesn't have wi-fi built in.
Pros: - Runs older games at max settings at 1920x1080. I don't game anymore so can't comment on anything new.
- Doesn't draw a lot of power. Stable under load with an aged 460W supply and Intel i5,
Cons: - I had to replace the first card I purchased because of screen tearing and eventual system instability under any graphical load. The replacement worked perfectly.
Overall Review: Good budget / performance card.
Pros: - Converted 4pin CPU power connector from power supply to 8pin CPU power connector to motherboard.
- It hasn't shorted out
Cons: - None
Overall Review: Purchased to accommodate an older PSU which did not have an 8pin CPU power connector.
Pros: - Push air
Overall Review: Purchased for the front fan intake in my case. Good fans for places where color's / led's can't be seen or if you just don't care about those things.
Airflow may not be the best out there, but they run quiet.
Pros: - Sharp image resolution
Cons: - Backlight shows through a little on edges on black backgrounds. Rarely noticeable though.
Overall Review: Came well packaged and without any dead pixels. I have also read about many complaints with ASUS processing rebates, which I did not have.
Great upgrade from an old 17" LCD.
Pros: - Great sound (compared to an aging pair of clip-ons)
- Good range
Cons: The power button for bluetooth could have been designed better. To disconnect from a device, you have to hold the button for a specific number of seconds. If connected to a phone and you don't hold down long enough, it will auto-dial the last person you talked to on the phone. Can be annoying.
Overall Review: Purchased mainly to use in an office setting and travel. Perfect for those uses.
Charge seems to last at least 10 hours or so. Enough for a days use.
Cons: Though the product is stated to be compatible with Socket 1150, the heatsink was too wide and could not be attached to the motherboard (ASROCK Z87 Pro3).
Pros: Works as intended, allows re-use of old IDE drives that can't be connected to modern motherboards.
Cons: Not a major con, but the adapter must be snugly fit to the IDE drive, else it may not be connected.