Date Joined: 10/26/07
Pros: Fast 2 day shipping. Like new condition. Easy set up with a non-dlink router. Works pretty well in dark conditions. Mic works fine. Camera can be viewed remotely using phone, tablet, or PC with free mydlink+ app and free website. Have not tried Wi-Fi extender or sound/motion detection.
Cons: Basic 640 X 480 resolution, manual pan and tilt, no SD storage.
Overall Review: Will definitely buy another if/when there's another promo deal.
Pros: Has quite a few bells & whistles for the price. Powers with a laptop brick. Great for a general use machine or an HTPC or both. A quad-core build for about $250 is possible with this platform.
Cons: I, too, had problems with the USB 3.0 controller driver. Solved by getting the chipset drivers directly for the AMD site.
Overall Review: Build:
AMD 5350 2.05Ghz Quad-Core Processor
MSI AM1I Mini ITX AM1 Motherboard
Team Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Western Digital BLACK SERIES 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM HDD
Mini-Box M350 HTPC Case
ASUS 19V 3.42A 65W AC Adapter
Pros: Super easy to set up and get working. Excellent integration with Windows Media Center. Can watch OTA TV on all my devices.
Cons: Looks like it will be a bit of a challenge to get it set up with EPG on Kodi/XBMC.
Overall Review: A few more tweaks to my entertainment system and it's Good Bye Cable!
Pros: Overclocked to 4.4GHZ with 1.2v core. 65c under full load, idles around 35c, with aftermarket cooler. Have not tried to go higher. Got lucky with this one. Was also fortunate to get this in an awesome combo deal featuring a z97 motherboard over the July 4th weekend.
Cons: None whatsoever.
Pros: Well built, sturdy side panels, decent cable management, includes 3 big quiet fans. No problem fitting full size motherboards, big graphics cards, and aftermarket CPU coolers.
Cons: Not crazy about 1 USB2 & 1 USB3 on the front panel. Have to use 2 USB headers on the MB to get them working.
Overall Review: Although it's pretty roomy inside, it doesn't appear all that large from the outside. It has very nice proportions, and looks sharp.
Pros: Price, small footprint, appears to be a brand new unit.
Cons: Requires a lot of work if want to use it as a HTPC. Noticeably slower than a machine with a 3 + Ghz CPU.
Overall Review: A friend of mine bought this here on Newegg, but had a lot of problems, so he asked me to look at it. First thing I did was a system refresh, which reinstalls windows 8 from the restore partition, saving any data on the HDD. Unfortunately, it also reinstalls all the bloatware. So, after over 100 windows updates, I uninstalled everything except the OS. Put on classic shell to make it useable and free windows defender for anti virus. Did not update to 8.1. You need to get the AMD catalyst driver and software to get video scaling and HDMI audio to work properly. Make sure you update the other drivers as well. Now it will play netflix, youtube, and stream media via xbmc, all in HD to a big screen TV. XBMC and VLC will easily do 1080p, and the neflix metro app has higher quality video than playing in a browser.
Pros: Fast speeds and solid connection on a desktop. Installs itself on Windows 8, just plug it in and connect to your network. No reason to run a wire when an adapter this good is available for $10.
Cons: So small it could be easily lost if not left plugged in.
Overall Review: Had to remove a more expensive internal wireless adapter to make room for a wide video card. This device works just as well or better.
Pros: Had no problem setting timings and speed in BIOS. Had to settle for 2133mhz since that's the limit on the FM2+ motherboard in the build. Ran prime95 for 10 hrs., no errors. Modest sized heat sinks on the RAM fit nicely under the aftermarket CPU cooler. Lifetime warranty, just like the bigger name brands.
Cons: Memory prices in general are high right now.
Overall Review: Not the 1st time I've used this brand, won't be the last.
Pros: The card works, albeit, poorly.
Cons: Tested with the computer 10 feet from the router, got 5 bar signal. The best speeds attained were 35 down/ 15 up (Mb/s). One room away, the signal drops to 3 bars and speed drops to 15 down/ 5 up. We have a wireless laptop and an Ipad used in areas farther away and they both average 40 Mb/s down and 20 up.
Overall Review: Installed card, loaded newest driver from TP-Link website for Windows 7, 64 bit. Did not use the CD.
FIOS - 50 down/25 up (Mb/s).
Typically get 58/30 on a wired connection.
If your connection is similar, look elsewhere for a wireless card.
Pros: Powers up OK.
Will play local (NAS) HD media with Semper XBMC.
Cons: Bluetooth controller takes a long time to pair-up.
Would not work with my wireless network, had to use ethernet cable.
XBMC could not access internet. No add-ons possible.
Could not access local storage on SD card, but could load from USB drive.
Overall Review: Bought 2 of these from a local store with the intention of loading XBMC and add-ons for use as set-top boxes. No joy. Had no interest in gaming aspect. Returned them for refund.
Pros: After the rebate, this case costs less than shipping on a lot of others.
Nice lighting on power button.
Plenty of room inside, if you're using a mATX board.
Both side panels come off with thumb screws.
Cons: Very thin metal.
Blinding red HDD LED.
Case speaker did not work.
Pros: Very inexpensive with sale price and rebate. Works great in a budget build with an entry-level Haswell CPU.
Cons: No USB3 header.
Overall Review: Won't work properly in a network that uses windows home server without a hotfix from microsoft (2781272) because of a uefi issue.
Pros: Had no problem getting this working on windows 7. A quick and easy solution for digitizing old video tapes.
Cons: So far, I can't get audio & video to work simultaneously when reviewing tapes, but both audio & video work fine when I capture.
Overall Review: Should have bought this long ago. I have home videos going back to the early 80s. Luckily, they all still function.
Pros: Installed 2 of these in a WHS build. One is backing up 3 PCs and data, the other stores and streams media. They are running 24/7. Not a hiccup since day one. Great deal when they're on sale.
Cons: None, so far.
Overall Review: I see a lot of reviews reporting DOA drives. I've bought 6 WD drives from Newegg in the past 2 years, no problems with any of them.
Pros: Easy install, easy adding hard drives. Perfect if you want to upgrade a PC that you have no other use for. I'm backing up a laptop and 2 desktops and streaming media to every TV and device in the house, both wired and wireless. Can also remotely access the shared folders from anywhere with an internet connection.
Cons: Support ending soon, but I've read it will be available in OEM form til 2025. The only problems I had were getting all the settings for the wireless router in order, networking is not a strong point for me.
Overall Review: Had a tower with a very basic micro ATX board, AM3 dual core CPU, 4GB ram. Added a 96GB SSD, and 2 - 2GB WD reds, and 1 - 2GB WD green for server backup. Yes, you can install this on a hard drive < 160GB. Google is your friend.
Pros: Put in batteries, plugged in the USB thingy, windows installed. What could be easier. I've had another Logitech wireless KB for many years. You have to remind yourself to change the keyboard batteries every year or so, just so they don't leak. The mouse battery will last for months with average use.
Overall Review: I've been using rechargeable AAs & AAAs for some time. They work fine for this use.
Pros: Upgraded a Sempron (also love that cpu). Some of my software requires 2 cores. Didn't even have to take the motherboard out the case to install. Runs quiet and cool with stock fan & heatsink. Noticed an increase in performance.
Cons: I hear AMD is not making these anymore. Get one while they are still available.
Pros: Used it to replace another no-name PSU that sounded like a vacuum cleaner. Very quiet and has been going 24/7 for over a week now.
Cons: Cheap construction, grommet that shields wires from case was detached. Wires are thinner than most others I've seen, could be the insulation.
Overall Review: Needed one in a hurry. If time isn't an issue, wait for a better one to go on sale.
Pros: Great board for upgrading/repairing old systems where you might actually need things like IDE, FDD, PS/2, etc. Simple, easy to use BIOS. Installing drivers a snap. Paired it with 4GB ram, and a 45W Sempron. Total cost about $100. Big performance jump from an older AMD system.
Cons: Absolutely no extra bells & whistles. Very basic board.
Overall Review: Old MB was fried, was able to do a repair install of XP, got everything important off the HDD, then did a fresh OS install.
Pros: Finally getting some good use out of it. Handles everything I throw at it. Lith-ions last much longer than the ni-cads, or whatever the cheaper drills use. Handy light for darker places. Small & light weight. Got it at a great sale price.
Cons: none so far. My 1st cordless drill of this type, so I can't compare it to the more expensive ones.
Overall Review: You definitely cannot stop this thing with your hands, unless you want a nice wrist sprain.
Pros: Bought this card for a micro ATX system with integrated HD 4250 graphics. Boosted WEI graphics score from 4.3 to 6.7! Quiet enough for a htpc, although no low profile option. Paid less than $40 w/rebate. Painless installation, downloaded drivers & software from AMD website & followed their video instructions.
Cons: No luck with the auto-tune feature. Display just showed a funky herringbone pattern and I gave up after an hour. Maybe it takes longer... This is a dual boot system (xp & win7). Windows 7 returned the 'shared memory' from the integrated video, but xp did not. Nothing bad enough to deduct a star.
Overall Review: Disabling the onboard graphics in BIOS cured a minor XP startup issue (white screen during boot).
Pros: Newegg read my previous review and refunded the shipping costs for the RMA. Thanks!
And the replacement drive continues to work well.
Pros: Had no problem installing in my tower. Cables are plenty long. Tested the audio, USB, and SD slot, they all worked fine.
Cons: Some of the pins on the CF connector were bent and shorting together. Overall quality is poor.
Overall Review: I had to disable 'boot from USB' in bios, took forever to get past the post screen otherwise.
I bought this from another site that is strangely similar to this one, it even came in a newegg box!
Pros: A lot of bang for the buck. Booted right up, left most of the default BIOS settings intact. Didn't try to unlock any cores or overclock.
Does everything I need it to do. MUCH faster and quieter than the old hardware it replaced.
Cons: Can't get the power LED to work, but don't know if it's the board or the case.
Overall Review: Inexpensively upgraded a 12 y/o system that had a newer PSU and an ugly old beige tower. This board and an Athlon 250 Regor CPU was a $100 combo deal. Added a 750 GB green drive, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, a new DVD reader/writer, and a front panel USB/audio/card reader for another $100. A $4 can of Satin Black Krylon took care of the rest.
Pros: Sets a new standard for quality & performance in an affordable entry-level build. Purchased this CPU with a h67 micro atx MB (combo deal), and 4gb premium ram (shell shocker) for about $200. Fast, quiet & cool with the stock heatsink/fan. Perfect for an htpc and just about everything else.
Cons: none, nada
Overall Review: HD video & audio playback are awesome with no extra hardware, and it will rip a full length movie on dvd into a mkv file in about 10 mins. (Samsung blu-ray drive, WD 500GB blue system hdd, WD 2TB green media hdd)