Date Joined: 03/11/03
Pros: Used to replace a dead power supply in an older (2006-ish) eMachines computer. It didn't draw much power at all, so the small 250W size was perfect. Obviously this power supply isn't a super decked-out high power box- it's designed for a simple baseline computer, which is exactly what I needed it for. Includes a vibration absorber (rubber power supply frame) that helps to decrease noise.
Cons: Cable lengths between connectors are way too short. (~6") I extended them by cutting off a connector from the old PSU and taping the wires to a new connector to make it long enough. Not exactly the proper way to do it, but it served its purpose. This is especially problematic if you have 2 optical drives and a hard drive not adjacent, or depending on your case design, you have devices scattered all around. Something to consider before buying.
Overall Review: Besides the short cable lengths, the power supply functions fine. It's relatively quiet, and works great for any basic computing needs. If you're replacing a dead PSU on a budget, this works perfectly.
Pros: This router stands out from many others I have tried. It has an excellent range in terms of distance-signal ratio. It has penetrated through steel walls that other weaker routers could not. I could not be happier with the performance.
Connecting a flash drive or USB hard drive will auto-mount the drive to \\192.168.2.1\<drive_label> replacing drive label with whatever the disk drive is called. This also works if you have a hard drive with more than 1 partition or a USB hub connecting several disk drives together as separate network shares. Effortless drive-mounting. Gigabit ethernet works nicely.
Cons: USB network storage can be flaky depending on your needs. With the v1 and v2 version of this router, the speed was roughly 2-3MB which is rather slow. These are likely v3 models so perhaps this slow transfer speed is resolved.
Download meter worked for about a week and quit. This is purely cosmetic if you like to see when your network is under high load, however this may have been fixed in the v3 version.
Guest network feature is useless. I have had instances where the router confuses "guests" with "secure users" and presents secure users with a guest landing page. This is more of faulty firmware than it is router defect, but it's worth noting for potential buyers. Also, if you plan on using the guest network feature, don't plan on using as an open public network...the belkin firmware prohibits this.
Overall Review: Overall, this is a really good router despite some mishaps in the firmware. The excellent range and Gigabit ethernet ports had me sold on it. If your looking for a fast router that travels long distances, this would be the one.
Pros: Generally speaking, I have been very happy with Netgear routers for some time. This is no exception. The router performs very well under most load conditions regardless of the internet speed that is going into it. The top blue dome is LED-illuminated which is very pretty and it also serves as a WPS 'connect' button.
Contrary to the DD-WRT website, this router actually DOES support DD-WRT. For those individuals who want to install DD-WRT on this box, see instructions here:
Cons: Performs poorly in metal-rich environments. This is probably a con that applies to most internal-antenna routers, but it is certainly worth mentioning. I bought this router in hopes to establish a centralized wireless network for an office building. However, there are a few offices that are literally lined with steel supports from ceiling to floor. Everywhere else this router put out a full 5 bars, worst case 3/4 bars. In the rooms with steel, at greatest 1 bar. Keep this in mind when placing this router in a steel-rich environment. Otherwise, it works perfect for home use.
Overall Review: Relatively fast considering that it is only Fast Ethernet and not Gigabit Ethernet. For most users this will suit fine in the average home/office application. Minus the issues with steel interference, this router works great- both with the stock Netgear firmware and DD-WRT.
Pros: its cool, and runs very quiet. perfect for low profile MicroATX builds. Used to replace a factory PSU in my aunt's PC from 2007. it has been running great since 09 and hasn't quit since. It also does get quite a bit of use.
Cons: On 1 occasion, the fan came ajar and made a vibrating noise. A few good hits to the power supply and it quieted back down. Nothing too significant. Needless to say it is still cooling as it should---quietly.
Overall Review: 25 bucks, small, cool, and quiet. All you could ever ask for in a MicroATX PSU. Good buy from Newegg.
Pros: It sounds excellent with any iPod I plug into it. Subwoofer also adds to the excellent sound experience. Nicely lit clock radio on the front, dual alarms, and movable speakers make it very convenient to work with. Also has an AUX in to allow non-apple devices to connect to it.
Cons: Not very portable. If i had the option of just bringing the clock portion with me, I would. But the dock receives power through the subwoofer (which is somewhat heavy) so you don't have a choice.
Depending on the type of iPod (I used an iPod touch 2G and iPod touch 4) sometimes it may not seat properly on the dock connector---just wiggle it and you'll be fine.
As of Firmware 4.3.1, my iPod refuses to charge or play music in this docking station. "this accessory is unsupported" is what it says. It could just be my iPod, I might try restoring it if needed. Just something to note, its not an issue with the docking station itself.
Overall Review: Well worth the money if your looking for a typical clock radio/iPod dock for home. It works best when set up in a bookshelf configuration, with the subwoofer on the floor and the speakers separated on shelves. Otherwise, I couldn't complain. It serves its purpose well.
Pros: Simple everyday use SD cards for digital cameras, camcorders, and more. Low price, and they work great with my Kodak and Lumix digital cameras.
Overall Review: They work....what more is there to say. An SD card is an SD card.
Pros: I've had this adapter for well over 2 years now and i've never had a problem with it. It works well with all SATA, IDE, and laptop IDE drives I've used it with. Decent transfer speeds make it great to slave hard drives from other machines for backups, restores, or re-imaging.
Cons: Not the most economical design; When hooking up SATA drives sometimes the cables can become a mess between the USB adapter and the power supply. It still works fine though.
Red LED doesn't always work. I've rarely seen mine work...I believe it may be for the IDE side only. Not entirely sure. Since I'm not always looking at it when I use it, its not that big of a deal for me.
Overall Review: Cheap adapter to get you out of those jams where you need to slave a hard drive to access information. Small/compact size make it great to take to client PCs and quickly retrieve important files. It really works up to my expectations.
Pros: Comfortable keyboard to use. (I'm typing on it right now). I've had this keyboard and had little to no issues with it. It's very easy to type with since it has laptop-style keys in the form of a desktop keyboard. (soft key presses) Great battery life with both the mouse and keyboard---keyboard has gone 9 months-1year without a battery change; impressive. Mouse is a little less due to the laser, but it still lasts quite a while. Very good range too----I got roughly 30ft before losing signal.
Cons: When the batteries do get low, you will see the LED light up. However, before that, sometimes you'll experience no letter/double-letter presses when you're typing on the keyboard. Rather annoying, but for me it only does it when the batteries are low.
Keep in mind this KB/M combo runs on the 2.4GHz band, which is the same band as your kitchen microwave and if you have one, your wireless router (for most people this applies; very few people have newer 5GHz N routers). If you experience stuttered mouse movement or typographical errors, don't eliminate interference as a possibility. There is so much wireless in the air now that problems with interference are only the beginning.
Overall Review: Overall a very decent combo for roughly 40 bucks. From a durability standpoint its very good. I've dropped it several times before and it still works great. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quality KB/M combo set.
Pros: This has by far been the best-looking monitor I've seen in years. More so an LED thing than an HP thing, but no matter the picture is very sharp, LED backlighting makes it very bright, and things are extremely clear and easy to read.
Low profile design is a plus, makes it sleek looking and nice for low-space areas.
Cons: No speakers. I understand this is not an advertising issue as it clearly stated it didn't have any, but don't plan on hooking up an HDMI device that doesn't need audio, because you won't get it unless it outputs sound in some other way via a different cable.
No backlit HP logo like some other HP models offer. Purely cosmetics, doesn't affect performance.
The slim design comes at the cost of an external power supply. Not really a con, I've just come to appreciate the convenience of connecting 120V directly into a flat panel monitor without the need of an external transformer brick.
If compared to a newer LCD, colors may appear to be a bit off, but perhaps its just the default settings. They still look normal and crisp, just different than one of my other monitors.
Overall Review: Definitely recommend for anyone in the gaming/graphics design business. Picture and colors are fabulous and the monitor has an overall good feel to looking at it. Sharp, bright picture, multiple inputs, and a good refresh rate are all the more reason to invest the extra $$$ into this monitor as compared to a cheaper LCD.
Pros: For a mid-line graphics card, this has performed very well. Currently using it in an older (2005-ish) P4 Dell to allow it to handle some of my Graphic design/CAD work which would not perform well on the integrated Intel graphics.
Had it for about a week, and the picture quality, framerate, and overall visual appeal is superb. Runs 3 different monitors in a tri-screen configuration at full 1080p on each one---doesn't hiccup one bit.
Didn't check the actual temp on it when I put it in, but touching it with my hand while its been running for awhile it doesn't seem to get very hot. +1 for good cooling.
Cons: Not really a gaming card. Although its decent for multitasking, It doesn't perform well under high-FPS conditions. Movies and Videos like Youtube, etc. perform fine, but unless your at a lower resolution than 1080p, it may have glitches with certain programs.
Overall Review: Definitely get this card if your on a low budget but in need of improved graphics performance or looking to utilize a multiple-monitor configuration. You can't go wrong considering it supports HDMI, HDCP, and all that good stuff. Well worth the investment.
Pros: This seems to be a very well-designed monitor. Very crisp, clear picture, vivid colors, and overall easy to read screen appearance. DVI/VGA combo makes it easy to use with various devices. Also to note that this supports 1080p out of the box (VGA and DVI) and allows for a full 1920x1080 resolution, making things seem even more clear onscreen.
Cons: -stand can be a bit on the flimsy side when adjusting the angle of the monitor. if you leave your monitor sit this will not affect you all too much.
-no speakers, but for $160, I'm not complaining.
-A bit on the bulky side as compared to LED monitors, but for what I'm using it for (CAD/Graphic design) it suits perfectly in my budget and my work environment.
Overall Review: If your looking for a cheap (price, not quality) monitor that has a lot of screen area, get this one. I have purchased Acer monitors in the past without any issues regarding performance. Would recommend to anyone looking to upgrade to a larger monitor while looking for a great deal pricewise.
Shipped very fast as well, newegg just keeps on new-egging.
Pros: Affordable price, takes standard AA batteries, large viewing screen
Cons: They took away the time/date stamp feature where it is ALWAYS on every photo. Macro (up close) pics are terrible. Horizontal lines and "white out" conditions on every pic no matter what setting you choose. That is what I use most and it simply wasn't acceptable.
Overall Review: I currently have two other Kodak digital cameras. One of the first, the DC4800 3.1 Mp and was awesome for its time (1999/2000). Then seven years later I got the C913 9MP camera and has been flawless from the start. I was really hoping that the C190 would also be just as good. Hopefully the one that was shipped to me was a rare "lemon" and others are fine.
Pros: Amazed at the solid metal body. Seems to be very durable. Plenty of space for my needs. Has a red LED at the end of the flash drive that blinks when there is data activity.
Cons: Not capless. I would prefer a capless design, since they are much easier to handle. However for the price, its still worth it.
Overall Review: Great little flash drive. Your really can't go wrong with them. If they work, that's all you really need. Would recommend to anyone who needs a durable, spacious USB flash drive.
Pros: Simple installation. Had it installed in less than 5 minutes. Drivers weren't an issue and worked flawlessly on 32/64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and the Windows 7 B/RC. Great price.
Cons: Doens't come with a low-profile bracket, but that's only a con if you plan on installing this card in a low profile case.
Pros: Keyboard is a slim design, and typing is very easy on your fingers. The keys are "soft" or "quiet" keys, which is a very nice feature. Gets good wireless range. Compatible with almost any standard Windows computer. (haven't tried it on other OS's) Plug N Play - no drivers needed to load, allowing for seamless installation.
Mouse has a smooth scroll wheel with a "track" on it for finger grip while scrolling. Also has on/off switch to turn it off when your not using it, to conserve battery life. Has "back" and Forward buttons on the left to navigate while browsing the net. Comes with a carrying pouch for portability.
Cons: Backspace key is the size of a letter key, not a wider key like most keyboards. Hence, the backslash key is the same, and the Enter key is an "L" shaped key. This makes it hard for me to press the backspace button, but it all depends on which keyboard layout you're used to.
Mouse isn't laser, its only optical. But it still has very good tracking---800DPI.
Overall Review: Great combo kit if you're looking for a basic wireless keyboard/mouse set to take with you or keep at home. Price could be cheaper, but get it anyway. Its all about the product's quality.
Pros: I was amazed to see the instructions written in ENGLISH. Easy to setup BIOS and installing and configuring was very easy. Replaced an old dell Dimension 8200 board whose chipset overheated. So far I've been very impressed on how well this performs, even with just a 2.6Ghz Pentium Dual Core processor and 4GB of RAM. This was a build for my mom who just does basic everyday tasks (MS Word/Excel, email, basic surfing, etc.)
-plenty of SATAII ports
-also allows you to use a 20 pin power supply connector, allowing for use in older systems that dont have 24pin main connector
-small board, makes great airflow in the case
- runs cool
Cons: none so far
Overall Review: If your looking for a low-priced basic MicroATX board, get this motherboard. it offers a decent amount of features considering how small this board is. Great if your on a budget and want a good quality board for a reasonable price.
Newegg shipping was also fast, shipped a day ahead of schedule.
5/5 eggs for the board
5/5 eggs for Newegg
Pros: Excellent choice for a 2.5" portable USB hard drive. Plug N' Play on any OS. I've personally used this on Windows XP, Vista, 7 (Beta), and Mac OS X 10.5. Fits in your pocket easily and is durable. Has a HDD activity LED right next to the USB plug...pretty cool.
Cons: Doesn't come with a case. Not a con of functionality, but it would be a nice accessory.
The included USB cable is short (14.5", not including the plugs) but it uses the generic USB mini-B plug, so another longer cable can easily be purchased and used without a hassle.
The software that comes with it is useless. If you (like me) just want to use it like a giant flash drive, simply reformat the drive.
Also would be nice if it had a lower price...
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend buying this hard drive. Western Digital mobile drives seem to have more quality than other brands I've used in the past. If your looking for a small, spacious drive to bring with you on the go, buy this product. You won't regret your purchase.
Pros: This keyboard is very handy. Considering its size, weight, and portability advantages, its works great on the go. The multimedia buttons are also convenient, considering I use this for my HTPC and other multimedia purposes. has very strong wireless signal from across the room. the receiver is very small - about the size of a small flash drive. also has good battery life.
Overall Review: great quality. small size. portable. strong wireless signal. what else could you ask for in a keyboard?
As always, Newegg quality service. I rate it 5 eggs.
Pros: This motherboard is outstanding. It has plenty of ports, stays very cool, and easy to use BIOS. This works great as an HTPC, or for people who just want a really small computer. Boots and runs very fast with Windows XP MCE 2005. Plays DVDs and CDs with exceptional quality. Havent tested with Blu-Ray or HD-DVD, but im sure it will be just as good, if not better. Realtek HD Sound Card produces great sound, and also supports surround sound. The integrated Intel G45 Video chipset is very good, and runs all of my high-graphic games at 30FPS or better at Full resolution. In addition, it has plenty of SATA ports. (5)
This motherboard also supports 4-pin Fans, which allows for automatic speed control based on CPU and case temperature. If you use a fan with a 3-pin connector, it will still work just fine.
Cons: Be careful when dealing with the northbridge chipset. i bumped it into something in the case, and the heatsink snapped right off. it was an easy fix...not a big problem.
Requires a PS/2 keyboard to set up the BIOS. once in the BIOS, you can enable support for USB keyboard/mouse.
Doesn't work well with external graphics...see "Other Thoughts"...
Overall Review: If you plan on using external graphics, make sure the card you wish to use doesn't take up many resources. (IRQ)
I used a PCI video card with ATi Radeon HD 2400 GPU. It required so much IRQ that the onboard LAN chip was completely dysfunctional. It wouldnt even show up in device manager. i had to remove the video card, and stick to internal graphics to retain my ethernet connection. You should buy this motherboard ONLY if you plan on using the built-in Intel graphics.
Despite the problems I've had, I give this 5 eggs only because the integrated video chipset is really good and supports everything i need (and want) it to. and everything else about the board is great as well. i plan i purchasing GIGABYTE boards in the future.
As always, Newegg is awesome with speedy shipping and quality service. Keep up the good work.