Replaced GPU - Perfection.3/16/2021 4:39:01 PM

Pros: After dealing with a wonderfully pleasant service rep named Seth, I received a replacement GPU that is in perfect working condition. The 30x and other lower series (including much, if not all, of the 20x) had issues with the green lines and dots that I was experiencing. I guess I hit rotten lottery luck. :( But now the PC is working. WOW. As stated, the price is a LITTLE high but considering its impossible to get this GPU+CPU combo without paying an arm and a leg, it is worth it if you are looking at cost / time. As the news is reporting these cards will remain in short supply until Q3 2021 I feel the cost to not wait several months to play the titles I want (and anything new that comes out) with zero problems now. I am considering purchasing a second! I used quadpay and its been very easy to pay this PC down with it. Even if you have the money, you might wanna try it out in case there is a future purchase you want to use quadpay for. I believe the more you use it, the higher the consideration on 'credit amount'. (Its not reported to the credit agencies, I believe). I think the wording said they make the decisions in-house basically. I plan to use it as there HAVE been times I've missed a deal because I happened to be low on funds. (NO I'm not being paid by quadpay, just my personal endorsement). Its a neat service imho. The customer support person I kept getting was a very helpful guy. He was also very friendly and personable, but also professional. I really appreciate his help as he made me a very happy customer! *** After a couple of days of normal (even light) usage, the same issue has plagued the new video card as well. Its unfortunate as the rare time I've had with the PC in normal working conditions, every game I tried was silky smooth. Now it is back to RMA'ing, though I'm certain its the GPU and will try to replace only that part. Will update AGAIN once things are working. *** Old review below. Got the replacement PC in. The wiring wasnt quite AS good as the prior build, and there was noticeable nicks and marks on the GPU, but it actually works so yay! I got a zotac as a replacement card while the original was, I believe, and MSI or Asus (whatever the card was, it looked nicer than the Zotac, but the Zotac works). It boots faster off of the Intel M.2 than off of my old EVO 970 M.2, and twice the size. No bloatware or garbage pre-installed, which is nice. Its so quiet that you wouldnt know its on were it not for that bright blue case fan! Lots of ports as well so you shouldnt need any USB extenders. The case and its general setup is nicely done, with easy cable management and no issues fitting my drives in. *** Looks great! Good wiring job, very clean install. Everything about the product looks fantastic.

Cons: The biggest con has been the wait to get the replacement GPU that worked. It took a bit of time, but I happened to get the same sales rep several times in a row funnily enough, very cool chill friendly guy, and he made things painless to get through. If the PC worked out of the box it would be a 5 star for sure. A bit of a con for me is that there are only 4 memory slots on the motherboard. While it can accept 128, getting there with 4 sticks will be very expensive. Fortunately its not necessary, and the 32 gigs I have in there now are plenty for all currently games and applications that I use. If, for whatever reason, I need an increase in RAM I'll just buy some high ram and replace the slowest. *** A few days after running the PC normally, the same green dots and lines began appearing again. LOTS of research later came back with it almost always being the GPU (with low power, improper seating, a bad video cable, or a conflict with onboard graphics being a distant follow up of causes). While checking the seating of the card, I also found that the wireless card had no screw securing it at all for some reason. *** None so far! Booted up easy first time, zero issues, zero needing to tweak or fix anything (aside from turning off all of the LED's, as I do not like LED's). The only con I have currently is that the exhaust fan seems to have a separate control from the other LED's, and as such I am unable to find a way to disconnect the light (short of cutting the lead to it). Its a shame as all the other lights were easily disable-able in the bios and the Aura app. It also only has a stereo out port, which is a shame on kit at this price. On-board 5.1 would have been nice, but I just slotted my old sound card in from my last PC. *** The major two cons are the PC would not post to windows, and the screen was covered in green dots.

Overall Review: Rear exhaust light is still bothersome. I'll probably clip and cap the power to the LEDS. The PC is both large and extremely roomy for lots of additions! I wish there were 8 slots for ram, but 4 is ample for the average to mid/high level user. I stole a couple sticks from my old PC and am at 32 gigs so I'm good. It supports 128 which is nice future-proof-assistance, if costly... I would very likely recommend this PC to anyone who has the cash for it, or who will have the cash over quadpays terms. Great PC now!!! *** The rear exhaust fan's light is still annoying, but the PC is very powerful (when working correctly). *** After receiving the replacement and downloading a few games and fiddling around in them with very high 4k settings (games like Cyberpunk, for instance) with all the ray tracing goodness etc. etc. etc. I had a very enjoyable time. Short answer: When you get a working everything, this is a very nice setup for not too much more than the cost of the parts. Taking labor into account as well, this is a decent PC for the price, if a bit on the costly side. No regrets here though, especially as RTX 30 series cards are near impossible to find atm. I wish I could turn off the exhaust fan colors though. An egg off for the first one being DOA, and the inability to thus far turn off that last LED. If you want a powerful PC at a reasonable price, take a try on one of these. You might get a DOA, but if you want an RTX 30 series, this is one of the better ways to go imho! Normally I build my own PCs, and this rig is setup almost as good as I would do it. *** I am hoping the replacement comes quickly and I can see if this PC is as beefy as the specs. Until I get the working return, I'd tell others to pass on this for now.

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Love it... but got a bad refurb :(1/10/2017 9:41:36 PM

Pros: Wireless that is very difficult to tell its wireless, including the 7.1 and mic! Good wireless range. I am able to get about 30 feet from my PC through about 5 walls with absolutely NO signal loss, but once you reach signal loss range, its 100% loss (silence). Mic is cool and stows away into the headset and effectively disappears. Comfortable with nice ear cups that arent uncomfortable or too hot after wear. Awesome color spectrum though I dont particularly use this feature a lot, but it helps to show people who come from behind or the side that I'm not going to be able to hear them well or at all. Battery pack is lighter and longer lasting than batteries, but this can also be a con (see below). Can be used wired, or wireless with almost indistinguishable quality. Nice big ear cups that dont feel like theyre squishing my ears in. Real 7.1 not virtual. You can tell the difference if you've experienced virtual 7.1 and then wear these. I honestly loved them even with their faults, though I wish I got a good pair. Even with the screw up, I recommend these to friends and family who want a good wireless headset, or a good 7.1 headset. If the replacement comes in bad shape, I may change my tune but for now I love(d) them!

Cons: The headset is a bit tight and after wearing it for a fairly short time, it can feel a bit head-vice'y. Without the newest software updates the sounds are VERY high... this is a positive because... after updating the headset to their latest drivers, the sound volumes TANK HARD. Generally I have my system volume at 30-40, with media volume at about 50-75, this lets me keep a good range where I can turn things up easily if need be. With the stock drivers, the headset was around 10-15% with media volumes at like 10-30% and it was cinematic. With the updated drivers, I often have my system volume cranked to 75-100% and same with media volumes. This changes slightly when you have 7.1 surround on or not. The plastic on the headbands may be brittle, leading to cracking and breaking at a non-visible point (under the headband padding), see other for more info.

Overall Review: Across the board everyone hates the newest drivers, but they add functionality and fixes issues with the headset so its tough to decide whats "best" (I wish I could have old driver volumes with new driver fixes). Very specific and difficult to remove battery pack makes swapping on the fly if you run out of juice impossible as you arent using standard AAA's, but you can plug it into a standard mini-USB to charge and play at the same time. (MY REFURB: Mine came with I think what was cracked plastic underneath the headband so one earcup was CONSTANTLY slipping. It took me a little bit to realize what was going on! The other headband never moved so it helped me figure out why I had to keep adjusting them. There was also an issue with the battery, where it looks like someone tried to fix the battery pack and ship it out refurb without anyone noticing. Unfortunately, they did a shoddy job and the wire was stripped out of its socket and glued in, making wireless not work as wireless is battery based. Newegg worked with me and should be sending a replacement to me soon)

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Great on-demand hot water dispenser.12/19/2015 9:04:16 PM

Pros: -Set temperature hot water on demand. -Large 4 liter stainless steel sealed container keeps water at set temperature. -Cool blue-lit swirly bubbling cyclone effect when water is dispensed. -Great for various teas and matcha, instant ramen, hot chocolate, or hot water for honey and lemon.

Cons: -After several uses I noticed there were some black flakes in the main container. Rinsing it out cleaned up the issue and it has not returned. -If you live with anyone else, they will fall in love with it and use all your hot water and never re-fill it.

Overall Review: I'm not sure if the black flakes were from our water/faucet (we do have hard water), however the flakes never went from the container to the cup. The water release valve inside the container is slightly raised from the bottom, which is where the flakes settled, so it never caused a problem. After rinsing it, I have not seen flakes again. It may have been caused by someone improperly filling the container, or from our hard water, or from the manufacturing process. I would recommend rinsing the unit well, fill and boil at max heat a single container, then use the pour feature to empty half of the water, and finally dumping the rest from the main unit and rinsing it out again upon first use.

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Fiddle with it!!!5/20/2015 6:20:33 AM

Pros: 5.1 surround at a good price (got it on sale for far less than retail/other outlets). Good range of speakers and a strong sub (a bit too strong, often had to turn it down to get it to not bother neighbor). When properly configured, the small satellite speakers have a good sound (not audiophile level but still excellent for the price I got them), better than my old 2.1 $100+ desktop speakers had. Same for the sub, clearer and stronger than the old expensive one it replaced. Unassuming but pleasant looking speakers. Black housing with red probably aluminum protection with an off-white Acoustic AUDIO printed on each one. Kinda wished each satellite didnt have the logo printed but what can ya do?

Cons: First, I just want to get into the nit-picking part of the cons, then followed by the detailed complaints. I'm using it as a 5.1 hooked up to PC with a sound blaster Z audio card, using all 3 ports for surround sound. Cables: Cables all speakers are hard wired into their housing, so if something goes wrong, you cant just replace the cable (not so uncommon with speakers.) The length of the wires are also shorter than expected, so unless ur basically having these within a few feet of you, you may need extensions. It also did not come with enough 3.5 RCA cables to setup the 5.1 properly (only came with 1, need 2 more if you want to hook it up to a sound card that has 3 ports for 5.1), fortunately I had spares on hand, but keep that in mind when purchasing! Power cable: Surprisingly short, maybe 2.5-3 feet? The system it replaced had cable to spare where as this is quite tight, which combined with the short-ish length of the audio cables can make setting up the audio in the way you want a bit tricky (of course, extension cable/power strips that this will likely be plugged into help). The subwoofer: The way its facing makes it difficult to position (the main sub is aimed right, which is unfortunate as my PC desk only has a spot for it that aims it basically into my wall.) Instructions: Setting up a 5.1 isnt brain surgery, but this entire system was actually a bit complex without, as the title says, fiddling with it. The instructions are extremely lacking. After playing with it for a few days and seeing what it liked and didnt like, I was able to adjust my EQ and speakers to get it sounding great. The worst part about these 5.1 surround sound speakers is that they do NOT like to play well with others. By this I mean that when using options in games or other programs that have 5.1 surround available, it seems to really screw with whatever is supposed to be going on. The audio gets distorted, the base and center speaker drops out or doesnt play at all, and the rear speakers react strangely. However, setting the programs to stereo instead of 5.1 surround makes these puppies light up and come to life. No idea why this is, but if things sound bad, check your audio properties in game/program and see if 5.1 is turned on, turn it off to stereo, and see the difference.

Overall Review: ***MAKE SURE YOU USE PRO-LOGIC*** On the remote is a "pro-logic" button, and if you want 5.1 with proper base and sounds, make sure to use the pro-logic turned ON. Not doing so will make these sound like garbage and make you regret the purchase. As said above, if you get them, make sure you set up your audio config properly, enable the pro-logic, and play around with your settings on both the speakers, and in whatever program you have running. The first several hours, games, and music files I played with these were all odd sounding and overall disappointing. Distortion, sounding like theyre under water, having speakers just not work or sound like $5 knockoffs was initially disappointing. I was afraid it was a mark-up to mark down type of "deal"/rip-off. If you have the time, patience, and knowledge to play around with these to get them into a good place, theyre excellent speakers if you get them on sale as I did (doubtful I'd touch them for much more than I paid). One other thing that was my own fault, from the back of the speaker looks as if it has an spdif-in next to the power cable, but it does not. For whatever reason they marked the power cable with a box that looks like an SPDIF in. No biggie, it was my own fault though it would have been nice to have the single SPDIF in instead of the multitude of cables for 5.1.

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5/6/2015 9:01:37 AM

Pros: It was an optical audio cable. Inexpensive. Came in a timely manner.

Cons: Did not come with a free set of quad Titan Black's.

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Skip it - Do yourself a favor11/11/2014 8:00:46 PM

Pros: Great gaming mouse while it lasts. Fits my somewhat large hands well. Has a free-wheel mouse with left/right click ability on it. Has DPI change on the mouse. Ability to easily change mouse weight with a quick pop out of the weight mechanism which was wonderful to get the mouse to exactly what you want. No stupid massive amounts of LEDs except for the small DPI indicator. Looks pretty at first. Decent cord length.

Cons: Where to start... As many others have stated, at first this mouse was a gem. After a while the mouse started to double click on its own with the left (AND ONLY the left, the most important for a righty) mouse button. Once this happens you are usually out of warranty and logitech does NOT care about your issue and/or states that the issue is most likely due to a virus/your PC problem and not the mouse. This is BLATANTLY not true. After failing to get any help from logitech, I decided to open up the mouse and see for myself what the issue is, as the warranty issue was no longer a factor and logitech was no longer planning to help me. It seems the plastic they use on the interior of the mouse is rather low-grade where repetitive mouse clicks leave a VERY noticeable indentation on the plastic. As the left mouse button is the most used, this wears out the fastest, making your mouse presses barely hit the switcher on the inside, causing the dreaded double click (which I assure you, if you use this mouse for any length of time WILL occur). I tried several ways to fix this, such as shaving down the inside of the "hammer" (the plunger under the mouse that activates the switch) in a fine point to try to get a direct connection so as to bypass the double click, adjusting the height of the "restriction peg" (a peg that goes into a hole under the mouse button that restricts the mouse from clicking when pressed too high up), and several other measures to attempt to fix logitech's fault to no avail. Sometimes the fix would work temporarily, only to slowly creep up as the low-grade plastic degraded in the future. Sad for such an expensive mouse. Additionally, the rubberized coating on the outsides of the mouse wore off for me rather quickly WITHOUT any damage to them. After general use sometimes I would see black stuff on my hands, examine my mouse, and note that the rubber had worn off. Much of the pretty speckled finish has worn off where my palm met the mouse, as well as the major click areas for both L/R mouse buttons. NOT worth the hefty price tag unless you plan on changing your mouse every year. *Owner of this mouse for nearly 5 years, only one of which I would consider "good"*

Overall Review: I loved this mouse.... at first. Within a years use, the double click issue started, leading me to think I had a virus like many others. I realized it was this mouse via a cheap wireless mouse after Logitech refused to help and I began to regret my purchase. I made do with the issue until it became unbearable but when trying to deal with Logitech, it was a pointless battle. After doing my own "adjustments" to the product now that Logitech had refused to assist me had the mouse almost work as intended several times only to fail the tests of time (and of poor materials). Ive been using a cheap wireless mouse that came with an inexpensive mouse/keyboard combo thats been working better than this mouse (and, sadly, longer) because I know I wont have any issues with double clicking.

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Bricked in 1 month5/11/2013 3:25:20 PM

Pros: Was ok while it worked, good price when I purchased

Cons: Drive was a little louder than my previous old WD 600 gig drive that I owned for years now. Speeds were similar to that drive as well. I updated the firmware upon seeing the reviews, and even doing so I heard a little clicking here or there which worried me. Exactly 1 month after purchasing this drive, it bricked on me. PC was extremely slow to attempt to boot until I removed this drive then everything was back in working order. Plugged in the drive and rebooted, windows said there was an error loading the drive and to attempt to run a repair. I already knew it wouldnt work and wasnt the problem but tried anyway and I kept getting that the drive wasnt being recognized and that there was an error.

Overall Review: For the price per $ that I spent for 1t, I was happy to get this drive and hoped that it would last like many other drives I've had (I've never had a drive brick in under a year). I read the many many reviews of people having issues with this drive and hoped that I would not have any problems.... I'd suggest buyer beware, go for a drive that has higher reliability than this and save yourself some time and frustration.

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Strange...4/13/2013 8:26:09 PM

Pros: Look neat. 2x 8 gig for a good price. See "other thoughts"

Cons: Came via DHL, took a very long time to get here as is typical. Was in a bubble envelope with minimal protection but memory came in safe at least.

Overall Review: I researched the memory for my mobo and everything was green. When it came in, my pc wouldnt boot with the memory in. Tried with an alternative PC and the memory was good and worked great. However, no matter what I tried my mobo would NOT accept this memory. Turns out, my PC mobo was an early batch that wouldnt support 8 gig memory sticks (after exhaustive searches on google to find out why it wouldnt work). My particular mobo batch would accept only 4x4 gig (though later batches accept 8 gig sticks). Not the memorys fault so I gave 4 stars for it.

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Manufacturer Response:
. Dear Customer Glad to hear you got the memory at a good price. This is a great memory kit that should work with most DDR3 motherboards that can support 8GB modules. With 16GB installed, the computer will be capable of anything you put to it. If your motherboard is not working with this memory kit, double check you have the latest BIOS version. Updates are commonly released to improve memory compatibility. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly. The G.Skill support team will make sure the RAM is working fast and stable in your computer. Thank you GSKILL SUPPORT Quality and customer service are our top priorities. Tech Support Email: ustech@gskillusa.com RMA Dept Email: rma@gskillusa.com G.Skill Forum: http://www.gskill.us/forum/
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Just after 30 days...11/9/2009 12:43:12 PM

Pros: Great desktop speaker combo (while it worked). Good bass, clear sound, and can really pump out clear and nice sounds which made it seem like a much more expensive set of speakers.

Cons: After about 25 days of intermittent use, I noticed a slight crackle in the right speaker. I didnt think much of it as it wasnt constant, and thought perhaps it was a lower grade mp3 that was causing it. I went away for 2 weeks and when I returned, the right speaker no longer worked at all. Additionally, all of the connections are inside of the speakers, and the wiring is a little short. Perhaps if there were external connections I could have just replaced a wire (if that were the problem).

Overall Review: I'm giving it 2 eggs because it was a good speaker system while it lasted and I am hoping that my experience is a limited one. Newegg was unable to provide me with an RMA (due to my throwing the packaging away, not neweggs fault there), so I will contact Altec Lansing directly. If there are no further reviews by me, consider my issues resolved and that I am likely just a happy customer with a replacement/fixed system.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Upgraded from Original Communicate STX10/16/2009 11:28:34 AM

Pros: Upgrading from an old STX, the software was a huge improvement with many interesting added features. There was an upgrade in quality from the original to this version. There were many more quality (size) options to take pictures in this version than my old one. This camera is far smoother than the one it replaced. There are many new, nifty features that were not available on my old cam, such as face track, effects, zoom, and a privacy shutter (both on the camera physically, AND in the software).

Cons: The quality jump from the several YEARS old STX to this wasnt huge as I had hoped it would be. There is a definate jump in quality, but it was more like the jump of a mexican jumping bean than an olympic athlete.

Overall Review: I upgraded this from my original QuickCam Communicate STX (a model that was several years old). My old camera still worked well and had no major issues, however after upgrading I had hoped for a major increase in clarity, which was unfortunately not the case. There was an increase, but it was minor. The quality of the pictures and video seemed "average"

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
not the best for gaming10/6/2009 6:21:15 PM

Pros: Nice gel design, though it is a little smaller than what I would normally want (another half inch would have been ideal).

Cons: The mouse pad surface is a bit small, and not the best for gaming. There is also a slight raised edge on the sides. Where this might be good to warn people that your mouse is getting close to the edge, it is an unfavorable design for a gaming mouse pad as unobstructed quick movements are often required.

Overall Review: If the mouse pad itself were a little longer and wider, without the lip around the edges, it would be a great gaming mousepad. If the gel on top of the wrist guard were a LITTLE bit higher, I would totally recommend this to everyone

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Pretty good10/6/2009 6:15:01 PM

Pros: Good sound. Nice bass and treble. The bass goes up fairly high but can get distorted at higher levels. Fortunately, most of the 'higher levels' at which the bass distorts are unreasonably high levels where you would only want to use them if you are alone with no one within 500 feet of you!

Cons: As stated above, the bass cant handle the highest limits that you can set it, but thats not really a problem. The power switch IS on the back of the subwoofer (which for me is no big problem). There is also an "On" light on the right speaker, which I covered with a small piece of electrical tape (personally, I kind of hate 'on' lights). The cables connecting the speakers are a bit short unfortunately, and are connected on the inside, so if one breaks you're out of luck. Fortunately, for my bedroom setup this is the perfect length/size/sound levels that I need.

Overall Review: Upgraded from a pretty basic 2.1 system that didnt really perform with what I wanted to this. This system blows the prior out of the water! The reason I docked an egg is that the components were connected, so if your cord breaks or is too short or something, basically you are outta luck. I would have given it a solid 5 eggs if you could use your own cables.

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Does what it needs to10/6/2009 5:05:49 PM

Pros: Connected my PC to my Toshiba 40 inch tv/monitor (also bought on newegg). Gives a good clear picture for gaming, movies, or browsing/homework. Price - Cheaper than other cords, and extremely less expensive than in retail stores (though I did get it on sale for half of regular).

Cons: Doesnt do my homework for me.

Overall Review: Got this on sale so it was about half the regular price. Some people say "Its just a cord!", but component cables can be an important factor to determining the level of quality that you will experient from whatever you are using it for. I didnt want to throw the price of a 24 inch TV just to buy a monster cable, and this is more than adequate for my needs, and very likely yours too.

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Tweak the software!10/5/2009 9:17:27 PM

Pros: I love being able to adjust the weight easily, adjusting the DPI on the fly, the size and shape of it (I had another gaming mouse which was very small for my hand but this one fits much better), and the extra buttons. The mouse is sensitive, in a good way!

Cons: The added software out of the box has some undesireable settings set to default, such as acceleration, a higher verticle than horizontal (or was it the other way around?), which caused the mouse to act strangely in FPSers. After tweaking the software that comes with it, it began to act more as I wanted it to.

Overall Review: Being able to adjust the weight of the mouse was something that none of my prior ones were able to do. Being able to adjust it was quite nice and I never knew what I was missing!

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Good but...10/1/2009 2:23:35 AM

Pros: Clear sound for both listening and talking, good range for both listening and talking, unplugged battery life seems pretty long (used them for about 4 hours straight with no need to recharge yet). Sound goes fairly high (painfully so when computer is turned up to max and the headset is turned up). Even with the loudness, the headphones keep their quality pretty nicely. Mic is highly adjustable so you can switch ears if u prefer to have it coming from one side or the other, or u can "dock" it by aiming it straight upward and flexible mic "cord" can bend to accomodate a near flushness. The headband is also doubly adjustable for people with larger heads, up to about 1-1.25 inches on each side extra. The mic can also be turned off via the headset when needed.

Cons: Main reason I deducted an egg: It continually has some stuttering/distortion. It seems to be more when there is a lot of things going on (during movies and games, it happens when there are a lot of different sounds at once). It happens a few times an hour (between 1-4 times), for about 0.25-2 seconds. Mini USB is very short for charging and you cannot plug it in and listen to it due to the short length (if you have a mini USB for another device that is longer, it is good to use that if you want to have it plugged in to keep its charge up). For me this wasnt really an issue as I had a normal USB to mini that was several feet long. The headband makes them feel a bit snug and after some time they press in a bit too much (though Im sure it will get better later). For those of you with sensitive ears, as I have, you may want to keep it under consideration.

Overall Review: The issue with stuttering/distortion may be caused by my current living situation. I live in Boston in a 2 "family" house with at least 2 wireless networks running, maybe 4-8 wireless devices running at once, 12 cell phones, and perhaps some other things that I dont know on wireless bandwidths. The neighbors on both sides are also fairly close, and as they are college students, most likely they also have wireless networks running as well. This may be the cause of my somewhat more frequent distortion than what others are experiencing. Also, for those worrying you need 2 slots for the USB, there is a USB mini port on each the USB wireless adapter and the headset (which is what the very short connector wire connects to). Unless you use your own USB to Mini USB, it will only take up 1 USB slot.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
I love it!9/30/2009 11:48:02 PM

Pros: PRICE! (cheaper than most other TVs in this size) I bought this TV as a monitor/TV for my bedroom. I didnt bother checking out TVs to see how large a 40 inch would be in person before hand at local stores and underestimated the size of this thing. It takes up my full desk and is HUGE (when sitting within 4-6 feet of it). Games look beautiful on this (via my PC with HDMI to DVI cord). From a comfortable distance, the picture looks even better with movies and games. Blacks are also nice and deep, true blacks not grey'ish blacks, after tweaking the settings (I know some people are sticklers about their blacks). DVD movies via my DVD drive are nice as well (didnt test with PS3/xbox 360).

Cons: As with most LCDs, its settings are high and strange right out of the box. After getting a suntan from its brightness while tweaking it, I got the colors and settings just right with about 10 minutes of adjustments/readjustments. When I first plugged it in, I was worried about the way the quality looked until I was done tweaking it. So if you are worried when you pull it out of the box with the picture quality, play around with the settings first! Not as many options as on higher end TVs.

Overall Review: If you are using this as a monitor, make sure you use the "Pic Size" button and set it to the correct resolution (I had mine set to "native" and it fits perfectly) to make it the correct size for everything to fit on your screen. Price for what you get are fantastic. I'd definately recommend it! ZERO dead pixels (combed over it with a fine tooth comb with a full black screen and full white screen to try to locate any dead pixels and couldnt see even one!) Came super fast. Ordered it Friday night (I believe it was after midnight), and it arrived Tuesday at noon via UPS (with free shipping none the less!!) This came in two VERY large cardboard boxs with tons of insulation inside, which I was extremely grateful with seeing the condition of the exterior box when it arrived, with it being crushed in a few places. Shame on you UPS!

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Ownership: less than 1 day
RMA2/2/2007 11:47:06 PM

Pros: Sleek, tiny, light. 4 gigs would hold a lot of songs and videos and pictures, especially for the size of it. (I didnt want to hurt the review of this by giving it a 1, so I gave it a 3 since so far everything SEEMS like it'd be great when it works!).

Cons: Mine seems to have a software problem that prevents it from starting (the main screen just flashes on and off over and over). Also its kind of funny, the player is black, but almost all the cords are white.

Overall Review: I have to RMA it, but after the reviews and having it in my hands, I cant wait to get a working one back! Its so tiny for all it says it does. Also, I used Fedex for this as the other guys didnt deliver on time for another item. Stick with fedex, they get the package delivered on time or early every time.

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Love this card.4/2/2006 6:23:41 PM

Pros: Great card, nice and fast, runs everything smoothly (excpet of course EQ2, though I run everything balanced with so many options turned on and the game does look great.Plugged it in, worked immediately.

Cons: !!!!NO DRIVER SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP X64 PRO!!! (as of 04/02/06) Wish I had two. Doesnt come with any games packaged in. Wasnt free or cheap, but it WAS a great deal for the price/performance.

Overall Review: If anyone has or wants to run windows xp x64 pro with this, it wont work. Fedex+newegg = always a great combo!

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Love it4/2/2006 6:11:37 PM

Pros: Love this memory. It runs what I throw at it well, Im not OCing it at all and it gives me smoothness in my games. I plugged into my asus a8n sli premium, no problems, ran perfectly. Fast, smooth, sexy memory!

Cons: Wish latency was a lil better but I doubt it'd make much of a difference if it were cuz it is really great memory!

Overall Review: Bought it newegg+fedex after reading reviews, fedex delivered a day early (too bad i wasnt home to get it), they delivered next day, perfect condition.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Love this monitor4/2/2006 6:03:49 PM

Pros: I love this monitor, no dead pixels, no ghosting, big and bright, thin as a super model, and just as sexy. So far ive been playing CS:S and EQ2 on it, it handles them easily. Great monitor! I love that i read through neweggs reviews to find the best monitor! Newegg + fedex + reading reviews = great experience!

Cons: I want another one! I wish it were free!

Overall Review: I love newegg, they got this baby here a day early via fedex (i listened to the reviews to NOT ship ups lol!). It came in perfect shape, with only the outside box having SLIGHT crushing, but the monitor inside was pristine! It wasnt bright as everyone else kept saying, out of the box, plugged it in, turned it on, perfect!

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