Date Joined: 02/01/03
Pros: It's the latest gen 3060.
Excellent cooling (really, it's VERY good)
12 gig of memory (fast memory, even if the bus width is reduced)
Has "FanConnect II" (means your video card temp can control case fan speed)
Stainless steel backplate (not sure many people have rust problems on video cards?)
I won the Newegg shuffle, so I could actually buy one!
Cons: I would have preferred a 3070, but it is what it is.
Price is high compared to performance (but I could buy it from Newegg).
Had to buy a combo, but my nephew wins since he gets the B450 motherboard.
Overall Review: If you can buy one, this is a very good choice. The cooling on this card is outstanding, you won't be disappointed in that respect. Power consumption is lower than any other RTX 30?0 option. Performance is also quite good
I had managed to snag a Ryzen 7 5800X and a "MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI" motherboard to start building a new gaming system (all from Newegg!) My biggest problem (like EVERYONE ELSE) is finding a video card that isn't double MSRP on "widely known auction website". Thanks to Newegg shuffle, I got this card and a "ASUS TUF GAMING B450M-PLUS II" for a reasonable price. My nephew thanks Newegg as well, since he is getting the B450 motherboard from the combo I won. No "widely known auction website", and my new gaming system is finally coming together!
Thanks Newegg for making it possible for "regular people" to avoid scalper prices on "widely known auction website" (the card is double what I paid currently).
FYI, the "widely known auction website" is apparently something you can't name, but everyone knows. Buying from Newegg beats the heck out of "widely known auction website".
Pros: WD brand and quality.
Latest interface support.
Price compared to many.
Cons: I really haven't found any cons, maybe price?
Overall Review: It just works. Installed in an 11th gen Intel NUC, and it just works. Nice and fast, reasonable price compared to (ahem) Samsung.
Really, what you want in a fast SSD, just install it and it works.
Pros: More than adequate power.
Small power consumption.
It just works. No need to install garbage like other vendors, or guess what is what driver wise.
Great PCIE 4.0 support for SSD.
Includes 2 thunderbolt ports!
High speed latest gen USB ports.
Cons: Needed a dummy HDMI plug to allow headless operation.
Had to use a Windows Pro license for remote desktop (not an Intel problem, but still a con).
4 type A ports for USB, wish it included at least 6 (I have a 10 port powered USB hub hooked up)
Apparently no support for XMP memory, what gives Intel?
Overall Review: I am using this for data logging and test execution on a plethora of connected devices. Programmable power supplies, programmable loads, etc. Added a 512 WD drive with the latest gen 4 interface, no problem. Added 32 gig of 3200 speed memory, and found it doesn't have an ability to load an XMP memory profile, not sure what that is about?
Great system that sips power, is plenty fast enough for my purpose, and doesn't take up much space. Perhaps a BIOS update will fix running XMP memory?
Pros: Basically, if you don't know what a KVM is, you probably don't need this product.
I can say it is easy to set up and works quite well. If you've got HDMI and a USB mouse/keyboard and want to access from remote, this works well. I used this (plus a VPN to my home router) to allow me to travel without bringing TWO laptops with me (personal and work). Even over my cell WiFi hotspot and OpenVPN, performance was acceptable.
Cons: Price, but it is actually not unreasonable.
Overall Review: I would recommend this product to anyone that actually needs one, it works well.
Pros: I ordered 3 different types of KN95 masks from Newegg, and these were the cheapest.
They are also more comfortable to wear than the regular 3 ply non-KN95 masks in desert heat (over 105 degrees).
They don't fog my glasses nearly as much as the regular 3 ply masks, mainly due to a better nose seal.
Basically a dollar per mask for some very good quality masks.
Cons: It did have a slight odor when first opened, but dissipated in less than a minute. Not nearly as strong or long lasting as another brand that costs 3 times the price.
Overall Review: My wife works in a hospital, and deals with this every day, all day. Wear a mask, wash your hands, avoid crowds. Despite having a co-worker getting covid, she has yet to catch it by following these simple common sense rules. I have worked from home for years now, so I just go to the store less often. My wife wanted the KN95 masks, said the shape made them much more comfortable to wear for personal use (at work she uses the blue N95 3M masks, among other PPE). I will says that in my limited experience wearing these in weather above 105 degrees, she is correct, these are much more comfortable to wear, and just fit better. They do give you a strange appearance due to the "beak" shape, but I can live with that. Summary, good, cheap, effective masks.
Pros: It's discounted from list price.
It's a legitimate game pass code sold by newegg, no third party counterfeit/scam problems.
Large selection of games.
Cons: The discount would only let me buy 3 total, needs to be 4 so you get a full year.
Overall Review: It was a good and very much appreciated gift for my grandson. No problems with the codes or the transaction. It's always nice to get a discount off the list price.
Pros: WD Black 512 gig M.2 with 16 gig Ripjaws memory makes this a very responsive system. I built this one for my 65 year old sister, she has no complaints (it replaced a 4th gen i5 NUC). She wasn't sure about Windows 10, but she was comfortable after 10 minutes.
Low power consumption.
Gig ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth 5, space to add a laptop hard drive (I put in a 2 terabyte WD Blue), thunderbolt 3, and Micro SDXC slot.
Add in 4 high speed USB ports, and you have pretty much all the interfaces you need in a tiny package that sips power.
Unlike some prior versions, full sized HDMI (2.0a) port.
Very responsive, all around good experience.
Cons: Only dual core with hyperthreading.
Price? You get what you pay for though.
Overall Review: I paired this with an existing Dell 24 inch 1080p monitor ("Skype" compatible) with semi decent speakers and webcam/microphone. It replaced a 4th Gen i5 NUC, and my sister is very happy with the system. Just a good general all around user experience, daily driver type of system that sips power.
Pros: On a 1080 monitor with gsync, it runs everything well, even with an i3-8100 CPU.
Built this system for cheap for my grandson, he also uses an Oculus Rift S. He has no complaints and says that it outperforms all of his friends systems.
Price/performance ratio is spot on, I highly recommend this card. I think you'd have to step up to a 2070 to notice much improvement over this card.
Not flashy, blinky LED on it. (some might think this a con, not me)
Cons: No ray tracing? Really, I can't think of any cons for this card.
Some might consider the fact it has no RGB lighting a con.
Overall Review: I would recommend this card to anyone asking.
I would buy this again (in fact I'm strongly considering it right now).
No problems with drivers, power consumption, fan noise or thermals.
It just works, and works well.
Pros: I've built 6 NUCs over the years (and upgraded a few laptops).
It just works in everything, never had a bad stick.
Cons: Can't say I've found any cons for G.Skill memory.
Overall Review: If this is what your system requires, you can't go wrong with this memory.
Pros: For two weeks it's been pretty solid, no reboots or drops.
The android Netgear Genie app is VERY good.
You can turn off all except the power LED.
Good web interface.
Working VPN and DDNS clients.
After 4.5 years, I have plenty of AC clients, and I'm quite pleased with this router. Excellent stability, and Netgear still patches security holes. The one time I had stability problems, my router had indeed been hijacked, but Netgear had a patch in less than a week (meantime daily reboots fixed it temporarily). I just recently purchased a second for my daughter, still quite happy with it, and a very solid 4 eggs (maybe more).
Cons: I think the Netgear Genie app for Windows could use some work. The android app is excellent for doing a wireless survey to find what the neighbors are using for channels, and how it impacts you. I recommend looking at all the apps and the built in web server setup to see all the features. Using an Intel AC7260 in a NUC, had to tell it to prefer the 5ghz band, but that is not the router's fault. Almost everything else is just a little bit better than my old N300 router, but the clients aren't AC.
Overall Review: I only give this 4 stars, since only a couple of my clients can take advantage of it. So, it's better than I had, but only marginally.
Pros: Works with Comcast. In more than a year, I've never had it lock up and require a reboot.
Great speeds (I have the 100 meg download speed from Comcast). Update - Worked well with Cox 300 meg download speed. Unfortunately after 4 years, a power outage did it in. I think that's a fairly decent time frame, certainly enough that I ordered a new docsis 3.1 Motorola modem to replace it and not change the 5 egg review of this Arris product.
Cons: I can find no negatives about this product, except the LEDs are quite bright. - Update - I mean REALLY, REALLY bright.
Overall Review: I highly recommend this product. - Update - lasted approximately 4.5 years before a power outage killed it.
Pros: Reliability - I've had 3 of the 2 TB drives working since 2015 without a problem (internally it is a Samsung drive)
Capacity - the 2 TB is the largest capacity I can find in a 2.5 inch, 9.5 mm height
Cons: The 4 TB model definitely has problems, I haven't opened it to see what drive it is internally but it will disconnect frequently
Overall Review: I buy the 2 TB model and remove the Samsung drive (far cheaper than buying the bare drive). I have found it to be very reliable and use it in Intel NUC builds, as well as an internal laptop data drive (I use an SSD as the O/S drive). The 4 TB model I've bought one, and it has problems and likes to disconnect when doing large writes (such as backing up a BluRay).
Pros: Reliability - I've used 3 of these since 2015 without any problems.
Height - 9.5 mm is the correct height to fit in my Intel NUCs and is "standard" 2.5 inch drive height
Capacity - 2 TB is the largest I've found in a 9.5 mm drive
Cons: The price listed here is outrageous!
Seagate purchased Samsung hard drive division some time ago.
Overall Review: I've been buying these as "Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0" and just removing them from the external case. Saves about $130 from the price of buying the bare drive.
Pros: Built in webcam is pretty decent, even in questionable lighting. Speakers are not great, *but* they beat any other monitor I've found with built in speakers! (and I've tried several) I was looking for a monitor that had webcam, speakers, and microphone built in, and this one fits the bill. Most other monitors with speakers have much weaker speakers. This one seems optimized primarily for voices rather than music, but at least you can hear them from 3 feet away! 1080i over HDMI was what I was looking for, and a single USB cord (for the webcam/microphone, and also throws in two extra USB ports to plug in keyboard and mouse).
Cons: Speakers could be better, even if they are better than the others I've tried.
1080i, not quite as good a quality as another Dell IPS I've got (that has almost no bezel)
The VESA mount on the back is taken by the stand. Yes that is logical, but I'm using it with an Intel NUC (that has a VESA mounting bracket)
It does have a rather larger than expected bezel.
Overall Review: I've bought 3 of these to use with Intel NUCs for family members. A very adequate all purpose monitor, I rather like it!
No problems so far.
Pros: I did upgrade it to 8 gig of memory, and did have to use a thumb drive to allow an update to Windows 10. That being said, this is a great budget computer for general use like web surfing, email, skype, etc.
Cons: I would have to put back in the 2 gig memory module to test it more, but I suspect most people would want to upgrade the memory a bit. That said, it didn't seem to perform badly for the short time I used it with the original 2 gig memory module.
Overall Review: Be sure you have a thumb drive with 10 gig or more space available to apply the Windows 10 update. It will take forever. Fortunately, there is a hard drive slot (regular 9.5 mm laptop drive size). You can pick up 2 terabyte "Seagate" external drives for about $80-$90 and remove the Samsung spinpoint (from the Seagate case) to give you plenty of space. I have tried most of the Intel NUC line, and this is the first one of the "entry level" offerings that is truly usable. The last I tried with a Celeron 2820 was too slow. This one while slow, feels much more like a real PC. Plus you get a Windows 10 license!
Pros: Cheaper than the Apple drive.
Cons: Doesn't match Apple.
Overall Review: This drive served it's purpose, nothing bad to say about it.
Pros: It works.
Good shipping and packaging.
Cons: No cons that I've seen.
Overall Review: I used this to upgrade my Tivo Premiere. It's been rock solid so far (5 months?)
Pros: Genuine HP part. Used this to replace a Quadro card that was failing in a dual Xeon workstation (HP). Don't really need the video card that much, since the machine runs Linux and several VMs. Low power requirements and reasonable price made it a good choice. Machine only has a 650 watt power supply, so with dual quad core Xeons, and 32 gig of memory and a few disk drives, power consumption and thermal dissipation are good with this card.
Cons: Just adequate performance, although it substantially out performs the old Quadro card while using a lot less power.
Overall Review: Nice that it has dual display port outputs.
Pros: Display port and HDMI inputs. Excellent bezel making multi-monitor setups much nicer. Noticeably better display quality than an Asus VX228 monitor I recently purchased.
I do recommend getting the Dell sound bar for audio, it works well with the USB ports/hub on the monitor, and provides adequate sound for business use, and most home use. The built in USB 3 hub works well.
Cons: No DVI or VGA inputs.
The first one I ordered had a blue line, but Newegg replaced with no problems. Replacement is perfect.
Overall Review: Replaced an 8 year old Dell 19 inch monitor (with sound bar) with this. Realistically, this should probably be a higher resolution display, but it pretty much works with anything. I primarily use this with a KVM switch, so far no issues in that respect.
Pros: Settings recognized and used by Intel NUC. Nice and fast 16 gig memory set. Very nice not having to fiddle with memory settings in BIOS, they were populated correctly with exactly the timings advertised.
Overall Review: Pretty labels, totally unnecessary since they are hidden in my NUC.
Pros: Supports all current standards. Dual band WiFi, n, ac, etc. Bluetooth 4. Nice price, and nice product. I'm impressed.
Cons: None that I have found. Not a real con, just fact, the antenna connectors are small!
Overall Review: Installed this on an Intel NUC and very pleased. Once you load the drivers, it just worked like it should on Windows 7.
Pros: Booted and ran on mSATA great.
Great form factor.
Fast and responsive using SSD.
Low power draw.
Honestly, using this with an SSD, you will love it.
Cons: Now that I have received my RMA, I can state the first one I received was "used". New one is shrink wrapped, unlike the one I returned. System booted and ran fine, right up until I added the 2.5 inch laptop drive. Could do a quick format on the drive, but after 5 minutes, any attempt to access drive hung the system. Returned the NUC, and meanwhile ordered another with 2 day shipping from another vendor. That allowed me to find out that not only was the NUC defective, but the laptop hard drive as well. Unusual, in aproximately 10 years of ordering from Newegg, only two items previously were defective, now two in one order.
Overall Review: Using this with Windows 7 home premium (N82E16832116986), Intel 7260 AC/Bluetooth (N82E16833106190), Gskill memory (N82E16820231703), Crucial 240gb mSATA (N82E16820148698). Added a "standard" USB keyboard and mouse (N82E16823126097), a USB DVD drive (N82E16827190021), and added a HGST 1.5 tb laptop drive. This system will replace an old XP system for my sister, and added a new Asus monitor (N82E16824236358). I liked it enough I'm ordering another for myself! I did waste a lot of time (2 weeks) troubleshooting defective parts, hopefully that won't happen again. System is ready to go and got shipped 2 days before RMA arrived, hopefully now I can continue my relatively trouble free ordering experience with Newegg.
Seems to be higher quality than most cheapo combos.
Cons: If you are looking for a good basic USB mouse and keyboard combo, there is little to find fault with here.
Overall Review: I do not want, or desire either a mouse or keyboard that require drivers. No extra programmable keys, or extra mouse buttons. Perfect for a KVM or basic use.
Pros: mSATA, nice speed and just plugged in and worked with a new Intel NUC. M500 series is now "old", so pick these up at a real discount over the newer M550 series. Very attractive price.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: At the time of this review, these are substantially discounted as "old".
Pros: Works in the new Intel NUCs that require 1.35v power.
BIOS picked up timings.
Rock solid so far.
Cons: I haven't found any cons except the colorful sticker. What can I say, I've been building computers for 30+ years, I buy stuff to work, not look pretty.
Overall Review: Seriously, started working as a tech on the original IBM PC assembly line in 1982. You don't need flashing lights and pretty colors, close the cover and look at the screen! :-)