Date Joined: 12/13/03
Pros: I downgraded from Vista Ultimate 64 and the results are very noticeable! When I would boot up Vista (with some basic programs like AVG, Steam, wireless utils, Ati CCC, etc) I would be using about 2GB right off the bat. Not a problem for me since I have 4GB, but it made my system feel slow. (Q6600 @ 3.2, HD4870, 640GB (OS) and 2x1TB RAID 0 (storage) - a high performance system) Now with XP when I boot up fresh I'll have about 750MB in use, and right now with a bunch of programs open I'm using 1.26GB. BIG improvement on system resources! DX10 is not a big concern to me right now, and I didn't want to jump on the Win7 boat just yet as it's still a very new OS.
Cons: no dx10, and a few minor things here and there, but the benefits to me far outweigh the detractors and definitely not enough to mark it down an Egg.
Overall Review: I think it's a good idea to have a legit copy of XP handy, especially for any older systems or ones with limited resources (like a netbook). Vista has its ups and downs, and there admittedly are SOME things I miss about Vista, but overall I'm much happier with XP!
Pros: BEST VALUE. Just look at the ratings for this sucker - it has the best ratings on NewEgg for drives 1TB+. That says a lot. Think about it, hundreds of people LOVE this drive... I think it speaks volumes. I have 2 of these in RAID 0 for a massive 2TB storage volume with a nice gain in speed. I haven't done any benchmarks but I do notice a slight difference when loading games from the RAID with these drives vs. my 640GB WD6400AAKS which is one of the fastest 7200RPM drives on the market.
Overall Review: There are other great products here on Newegg that are priced similarly, ie. the Spinpoint, and the CG8 1.5TB. When you do the math the 1.5TB is the lowest cost per GB at just under 8.6 cents per GB, while this drive works out to 10.5 cents per GB. I personally prefer WD because of my experience with their drives. And then you have to consider the customer feedback. The 1.5TB drive has more reviews but 1 in 4 users had severe problems with it, especially those using a RAID setup. So based on the fact that you're going to be storing insane amounts of data on this drive, I'm going to go with the most reliable drive, and this fits the bill better than any of its competitors by a long shot! Western Digital is awesome, and NEWEGG ROCKS!!
Pros: My second build, my first overclock. Q6600 @ 3400MHz. My temp is at 45C right now because I didn't have my HD4870's fan on, and that thing runs HOT without constant cooling. The 4870 is at about 80C at IDLE with the default fan settings for that, so I have the fan run at 40% constantly, bringing the vid card core temp to about 52C. In other words, my video card has been blowing hot air around and raising the temp of the CPU. With the vid card's fan running at a fixed rate like I said, the overall temp of the case comes down and the proc idles at about 40C on the upper end. I've NEVER seen the processor touch even 50C under full load (running a virus scan + playing GTA4 or L4D with max graphic settings, playing music, etc) and even with the 4870's fan OFF I can't hear the CPU fan. Quiet, cool, and I personally didn't have any problems installing it, I recommend it 100%.
Cons: Since it's an "ARCTIC" cooler, I was kinda hoping I could get some Eskimo chicks to come cool me off with a lap dance, but unfortunately it didn't happen, maybe next time?
Overall Review: how often do you see a 5 star rating with 3000+ reviews? the numbers speak for themselves.
Pros: I have owned this product (purchased through newegg, of course) for almost 3 years - purchased on 12/9/2005. The drive has worked like a charm. It has been to multiple computers, in and out of storage boxes and left to collect dust more than once. And still to this day, it turns on and powers my hard drive. What else do I need to say about that?!??
Cons: read the pros and ask yourself if there really are any cons at all. i'll give you a hint: no, there are no cons.
Overall Review: It's exactly what you think it is. An awesome drive. Just look at the number of reviews and ratings for ANY other external enclosure. nothing comes close at all. it's worth the couple extra bucks you'll pay for it - like i said, it has run without a hiccup EVER in the 3 years I've owned this thing.
Pros: I have owned plenty of speakers, especially top notch headphones (Sennheiser HD500, HD280pro, HD595) and these speakers are absolutely on par with these high-end audiophile devices. I was once wary of Logitech speakers, but obviously I've only heard cheap stuff - these are worth EVERY penny and then some! I would have paid $150 for a 2.1 system like this, easily - newegg has them for a BARGAIN at 2/3 of that price!
Cons: ABSOLUTELY NONE!!!
Overall Review: The wired remote is great. It has a main volume knob, a bass volume knob, power button and headphone input. And the volume knob DOES control the headphone output! YES!! I love these speakers and I can tell within minutes of using them that they are top-shelf quality and build. BIG, heavy subwoofer (in case you don't know, a heavy sub is a GOOD thing..) and the satellites have excellent range for the whole range of sounds. I am a DJ and I take my music seriously - classic, jazz, indie, rap, everything is important to me, and these do it all. Did I mention I'm in love with Logitech?
Pros: GREAT noise isolation. I have had other Sennheisers: HD500 and HD595, both of which are open circulation, and their downside was it wouldn't keep background noise out. As for sound quality, these are excellent and DEFINITELY worth the money. The HD595's are really high-end headphones for audiophiles (like $250 when I bought 'em) and the HD280's stack up well, even with those. I paired this up with an X-Fi card and my video games haven't sounded better. The perfect headphones for my superl33t gaming machine :D
seriously, these headphones are a steal for the price. you won't find another pair of headphones as good as these for the price and the reputation Sennheiser has - buy them, it's worth every penny.
Cons: my girlfriend gets mad 'cuz she has to YELL at me to get my attention... but that could be a plus :)
Overall Review: intel q6600, visiontek HD4870, 4GB gskill DDR2 1066, 640GB hdd, x-fi xtremegamer & these headphones. best gaming machine I ever had!!! and it wouldn't be complete without quality cans like these.
Pros: modular cabling eliminates the headache of unnecessary cables in your case. Really makes installation easier, especially if you're tight on space, although that wasn't one of my concerns.<br><br>I was somewhat reluctant buying this power supply when I have relatively high-end parts in my system, but I was pleasantly surprised. The fan is super quiet and I couldn't be happier with my purchase
Cons: I didn't really want lights in my case, or in any of the fans, but the lights in the power supply fan aren't annoying. not really much to complain about
Overall Review: Q6600, VisionTek Radeon HD4870, 4GB G.Skill DDR2 1066, GA-EP35C-DS3R mobo (ddr2 & 3 support!), 640GB Western Digital, 120GB Seagate, Samsung 20X DVD+R, Cooler Master Centurion case. the system flies!
Pros: lightning fast! this is so much better for multitasking than my P4 was. granted I'm upgrading from a 6-7 year old processor, but it was marketed for multitasking at the time too, haha. the q6600 flies, and it's available for a great price--I don't see a good reason to get an A*D quad or tri core when intel's chip is so affordable.
Overall Review: q6600, 512MB radeon HD4870, 4GB G.Skill 1066MHz, 640GB WD... just waiting to upgrade sound card & headphones!
Pros: BTW, just to add on to my last review, the screwless mounts for the DVD drive and hard drives work great. Everything's secure and sturdy. Other than that, as you can see in the pictures the case is laid out nice and tidy, which made a big difference for me while doing my cabling.
Cons: still none!
Overall Review: get it!
Pros: Plenty of space. QUIET!!!! My PS2 is louder. My last computer had a 9800pro and a Pentium 4 chip, and it was definitely an obvious addition to the ambient sound in my bedroom. This case keeps my Q6600 and Radeon HD4870 cool, and I barely notice it's on! Like a gentle hum. The filter in the front of the case is great, keeps the insides clean. The front panel hookups are clearly marked and labeled which makes hooking them up easy. This case looks clean and unobtrusive like it should - I got over the side window thing after my first build. It's cool to show your friends at a LAN or something, or to show off cool lights, but frankly I'd rather be shooting things in an FPS game than hooking up EL wiring and whatever. CLEAN. SIMPLE. FUNCTIONAL. PERFECT!!
Cons: none. if you find something wrong with this case you're either too picky, or you just got unlucky in which case Newegg will pamper you with their service -- not that I've ever RMA'd anything, everything I buy here has been 100% perfect.
Overall Review: C2Quad Q6600 stock, Arctic 7 cooler, Radeon HD4870, WD 640GB, 4GB Gskill 1066, 530w Raidmax PSU. There are 5 total fans in my case: 1 x 135mm (PSU), 1 x 120mm (rear case), 1 x 80mm (front case), CPU fan, vidcard fan. all stock except the heatsink & its fan. I can still hear the birds whistling and the crickets chirping outside, that's how quiet this thing is! LOVE this case!
NOTE! I had to remove one part of the side vent to fit my Arctic Cooler 7 HSF. I didn't have to unscrew the whole venting duct, just take off a plastic outer part. That was to be expected, since the heatsink is huge. It was really minor though, nothing to fret about.
Pros: what do you think? i have nothing but good things to say and I don't need to repeat what you've already heard about this card, but i will - buy it. just do it. this card is on par with NVidia's most expensive cards in the benchmarks and it just friggin' came out. new drivers will only improve this. I play COD4 with every setting maxed out at my native LCD reso 1280x1024 with max FPS - something i certainly couldn't do with my old machine! why are you even reading this? come on, you and I both know the HD4870 means serious business. this card delivers, PERIOD!
Cons: nothing. if you are willing to spend $300 on your computer peripherals, ESPECIALLY for gaming hardware, you shouldn't be complaining about the heat this thing puts off. people say it runs hotter than other cards but do you _really_ notice this every time you use the pc? of course not. if you're really that concerned about the cooling in your case, get an extra fan or replace your stock case fans. besides, this vid card vents heat out the back of the case through the second PCI slot.
Overall Review: i upgraded from a ~6 year old computer; 2.4GHz p4, 128MB 9800 pro, 1GB ram. now I have a q6600, 4GB ram and this card - there's no comparison. i couldn't be happier with my purchase, and I know this video card will last. for all you nvidia fanboys out there, just look at the reviews, this card is nearly on par with the 260 and that's gonna cost you about 100 more. but don't take my word for it, do your own research. all i can tell you is that the Radeon HD 4870 will not disappoint!
Pros: so much easier than a razor. the shave isn't *quite* as close as you might get with your mach3 or whatever, but you can shave every day, and no razor burn. i have sensitive skin and sometimes i would avoid shaving for days at a time, but this shaver is much easier on the face.
Cons: u gotta choose between shaving wet or dry... it can be tough, since theyre both so nice
Overall Review: first electric razor and i gotta say it's the way to go
Comments: I have had these headphones for about a month now and I have to say they provide some of the most amazing sound I have heard through any headphones. My friend has a pair of HD590s and I have to say the 595s are a true improvement. The sound is so warm, the tones and pitches are true and the listening experience is absolutely lovely. Any music sounds wonderful! From gangsta rap to Zeppelin to Andrea Bocelli, you will love the way your music sounds. Hooked up to my Audigy2, again, the sound is so good. They're a little bit of an investment but you'll quickly find that NewEgg has the best prices around, and trust me, if you get these... you will NOT be sorry! :)