Joined on 06/03/07
Very quiet and fast!
Pros: Replaced a clunky old 40GB Toshiba HDD with this jewel in a Dell Inspiron 8200. Man, what a performance increase and the Seagate is extremely quiet!
Overall Review: Absolutely the best hard drive on the market! I did my product research for three months prior to ordering this item from Newegg. I've always been very pleased with Newegg's quick delivery and service...can't be beat!
This Seagate drive failed within 3 days!
Pros: Well, the price seemed attractive and I have purchased several Seagate 250GB drives in the past from Newegg. Based upon my satisfaction with those drives, I opted to purchase this Seagate 1TB drive.
Cons: This drive completely failed after just 3 days! I installed it carefully, installed Windows 7 on a single partition, and it ran great for two days. On the third day, it suddenly began making persistent and loud "click-click" noises, a sure sign the drive is failing.
Overall Review: Unbelievable that in today's competitive environment, Seagate has let many ST3100528AS owners down. It surely seems testing/quality control has been swept aside by Seagate. I'm replacing this drive with a new Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB.
Elegant & Quiet Case!
Pros: This Antec GX500 Illusion case has a beautiful black power-coated finish inside and out. It includes two top-mounted 120mm blue LED fans and one rear LED fan. They have a nice soft glow. The case light is a soft blue LED light located on the top edge of the case. Above it is a nice white LED hard drive activity light. The power and reset buttons are conveniently placed on the top of the case. The case fans are barely audible when run on the Low setting. Installing my ASUS ATX motherboard and new SeaSonic 620w PSU was easy! Cables can be routed behind the motherboard panel for a nice, uncluttered look. Nice to finally have 3.0 USB ports of which there are two located on top of the case. I installed an additional 120mm white LED fan (that I had on hand) to the lower front of the case so cool air would flow over the hard drives. Using HWMonitor (free from the web), I'm very impressed with the cool temperatures maintained inside the case. Overall, I'm very pleased with this product and Newegg's price!
Cons: I would recommend installing screws in addition to the "tool less" drive mounted brackets to add rigidity.
Overall Review: This is my third Antec case and have really enjoyed the design and quality found in Antec products.
SeaSonic M12II Bronze 620 Watt Model
Pros: Seems to be a well designed PSU. I did a lot of research and this unit offers the best value for the Newegg price. It is extremely cool and quiet in operation and the modular, flat and flexible cables are first rate!
Cons: No "cons" whatsoever.
Overall Review: Included is a nice bag to store cables not used. The bag is not shown in the description. Also, I mounted the unit with the fan facing upward since the fan draws air from within the PC case, into the unit and out the rear. That way it will stay cleaner. There is no difference in cooling ability compared to installing the unit with the fan facing down and drawing dirty air (dust bunnies) from the floor.
Love this CPU!
Pros: This CPU has the full complement of cores (4) and the L3 cache enabled. Quite a performance boost compared to my previous CPU (AMD Rana 445 3.1GHz tri-core w/no L3 cache).
Cons: Not fond of the stock CPU cooler - I recommend using a more robust solution, such as an Arctic Cooler.
Overall Review: I whole heartedly recommend this AMD Phenom II 945 CPU! And Newegg's service can't be beat!