Date Joined: 11/29/10
Pros: Nice screen when it worked well.
Cons: Just after one year of use, I now have 6 and growing thin coloured vertical lines right down the middle. Very annoying,
Overall Review: Disappointed that it only functioned properly for just over a year. Worked perfectly until then. Not very pleased with Viewsonic at the moment.
Pros: Easiest install of all time if you are using it for an AM4 socket. I didn't even have to remove the MB. It screws right into the stock back plate. It keeps my Ryzen 3600 at 65 degrees under heavy load and using MSI dragon center high performance mode. Not bad. Easiest install of all time if you are using it for an AM4 socket.
Cons: Not really a con, but I had to turn the fans around before I hooked it to the front of my case. Like I said, not a huge deal. I wanted air going into the case. Not out.
Overall Review: So far it's works great. Time will tell if it lasts.
Pros: Two of them lasted 8 years in a Raid 0 setup. Never a problem.
Cons: None. They won't die.
Overall Review: Back in 2012, these were a great deal.
Pros: This was absolutely the simplest way ever to purchase Windows 10. Reasonable price.
Cons: NONE. Could be less expensive I guess but the price was still fair.
Overall Review: I had no choice but to by this full retail version and I have no regrets. Previously aquired product keys just were not working when I built my new system. It was due to a full windows 10 upgrade reset that demolished my previous product key. Now I own WIndows on a thumb drive for next time.
Pros: Good price. It's 32MB. Supposedly the perfect ram for a Ryzen 3rd Gen. XMP profile picked it up right away on a MSI MPG Gaming Plus MB and I'm getting the full 3600 out of them. Can't lose by filling up all of the ram slots.
Cons: Umm......I got nothing,
Overall Review: Optimal RAM for most Ryzen 3rd gen systems. Just be sure to pick the correct motherboard. Check the QVL's.
Pros: This is my first SSD. I recently upgraded from a Raid 0 hard drive setup. This little 2TB drive that's no larger than a stick of gum is the fastest drive I have ever had the pleasure to experience. I use it as m only main C drive, WIndows 10 and all my games, are on it, and it performs beautifully.
Cons: Slightly pricey. No issues so far though. Well see how the manufacturers 5 year warranty lasts.
Overall Review: It's a 2TB 6GB/sec Sata SSD that's the size of a stick of gum. That's just plain cool.
Pros: The title says it all. You get 6 cores and 12 threads of beastly computer power. Most people including hard core gamers don't need anything more powerful that this CPU.
Cons: Not really a con, but why does the Ryzen 5 3600X even exist? You don't need the X. The standard 3600 CPU cost's less will do the trick regardless.
Overall Review: Blazing fast CPU . 12 threads of sweetness. I am glad I waited until the third generation Ryzen debuted.
Pros: It posted. Yaay.
Overall Review: Please ignore my earlier scathing review. I thought it was DOA but it wasn't . I took everything apart and put it back together and it works. I haven't built a P.C. since 2012 so this new BIOS is a bit weird. Can't get the mb to recognize the m.2 drive.
Pros: Good size
Cons: NONE OF THE FANS WORK.
Overall Review: It would have been a great case, but the fan power connector doesn't function. Not a good start. What a piece of junk. Literally.
Pros: This keyboard works very well. Excellent brown switch keys. All key's work. Spilled a glass of water on my last one. Not good. This was a very good deal on a keyboard like this. Even if it was refurbished. It's just as good as new.
Cons: Nothing. It works as it should. Great keyboard. Umm maybe it's a little heavy? Could make a good weapon against a robber I guess, so it's not really a con.
Overall Review: I certainly recommend this product.
Pros: Perfect for typing. Great for gaming. Very fast precise key strokes. Cherry MX Brown switches aren't too clicky but just clicky enough. Heavy sturdy design. The six programmable G keys are great for macros in gaming. Three separate profiles for the G-keys. Handy USB port directly behind the keyboard.
Cons: None. It's kind of heAVY i GUESS.
Overall Review: BUY IT.
Pros: They are a set of speakers with a subwoofer and they work well!
Cons: Not loud enough! And could use speaker grills to prevent damage.
Overall Review: Volume knob on the right speaker would be nice for easier setup. But all in all.... great speakers.
Pros: This thing looks great, is easy to use and install, and is just a really great AM3+ motherboard. I had one for over a year now until I accidentally knocked it over (HARD), which probably busted one of the crystals, but I did not hesitate to buy the same board. I have had nothing but good with this board until I messed up my first one putting it in my new case. It can handle Crossfire quite well and it also handles SLI, so you decide which is the best of both graphic card worlds. I ran a Phenom II 980 overclocked at 4.2ghz and the board handled it easily for over a year. I popped in a Fx8350 last year and there was NO issue. I was impressed enough to buy the same thing almost two years later. You can't go wrong with this board. Sweet price as well. Costs less than the Crosshair Formula V and works just as well.
Cons: Voltage is tricky when overclocking but just use your brain and you can figure it out. My new board only came with SLI bridges and no Crossfire ones. Also the board does not come with a jumper to clear CMOS. The prongs for the jumper are there, but there is NO jumper. Weird.
Overall Review: Good motherboard. Good price. If you run AMD AM3 or AM3+, you should buy it.
Pros: This thing is heavy and huge! You can fit anything into this case. Enough space to fit ANY CPU air cooler within reason. The airflow is absolutely excellent. It's the perfect case for running a high end machine if you're not into liquid cooling. Enough fans and airflow to satisfy anybody, and there is room for MORE! Its all done in a relatively quiet fashion as well. The case also does not rattle at all.
Since I have had computers stolen from me before, it is nice to see how heavy my computer is now. If somebody breaks in, NOBODY is walking out the door with this computer that easily. "Joe Druggie" is not just going to walk out with this thing under their arm!
Cons: The front and side panels are a PAIN to get off, but it is possible. These things are TIGHT. It's no wonder that the woman in the video needs help from one of the guys to display the feature. But that is hardly a con at all. It's the only con I can think of. Everything that tight means that nothing will rattle. Maybe it's a good thing.
Overall Review: I run a AMD FX 8350 with an XFX Radeon 7950 Core Edition, Gigabyte GA990fx-UD5 motherboard, with an Ultra LSP 750watt power supply. 16gigs of Cosair DDR 1333 ram.
Pros: Runs all my games on MAX (Ultra) settings without a hitch. The price is great (after the discount) and for a card with only one fan, it runs cool enough with very little noise. Only reached 80 degrees C with FurMark, which is acceptable since FurMark maxes out the card. There is no game in existence that will drive that card that hard. Just make sure you have a case with a lot of airflow. The card is also very "pretty". It looks awesome on my motherboard.
Cons: The nly problem is a slight odd anomaly when I am checking out FaceBook. There are black and white checkers on the available for chat section which goes away as soon as I scroll it up or down. I find it more amusing than annoying.
Overall Review: It's not a bad card and those who think that the heat sink and fan cooler is too small or not good enough, are living in the past. The "Ghost" Technology works quite well.
Pros: Best AMD gaming CPU you can buy. Those of you who bought a new AM3+ motherboard for gaming should really consider getting this chip to use with it, due to the fact that the Bulldozer was a fail. I'm using this in mine right now and I have a very stable 4.1ghz overclock which will beat any FX chip in gaming and even does better than the Phenom II 1100T.
Cons: Not really a con, but it is a better chip than both of AMD's newer generation of CPU's, and the design is far older.
Overall Review: Grab one of these while you can because they are going to be gone.... forever. I cannot see any more of them being produced so these ones are it!
BUY IT, USE IT, OVERCLOCK IT, ENJOY IT!
Pros: An abloutely great monitor! No issues! It's pretty good for an Acer! The make great monitors! It's their computers that are junk. ; ) (It's true. You know it's true.)
Cons: It's sold out here on da'Egg! I wanted to get two more for an eyefinity setup! Looks like I may have to get two different monitors!
Overall Review: I didn't buy this @ da'Egg because I found it in a department store for a cheaper price for there was a clearance sale. However, I will still say that this monitor is great!
Pros: This is a GREAT CPU for the price. The high 3.7ghz stock frequency means that amd COOL AND QUIET kicks in ans slows the processor down to 800Mhz to save energy, which could not be done with an earlier version that was overclocked to 3.7. Overclocks to 4.1ghz on STOCK voltage!! All I had to do was increase the multiplyer a bit in the bios. Plays games like Deus Ex : Human Revolution and Skyrim as MAX settings (ultra) with a very decent FPS when coupled with a Radeon HD 6850. Huge improvemrnt over the Phenom II X2 560 I used to have. (I bought that one last year with the hopes of unlocking a core or two, but no luck)
Cons: THis CPU gets very hot. The stock cooler really does not do the job for this CPU. Purchase of an aftermarket cooler is a MUST if you plan on doing ANY overclocking at all. Heck, it's a must even if your NOT going to overlcock it unless you have AWESOME airflow in your case, but I would get the aftermarket cooler anyway. Look on the bright side, now you'll have an excuse to buy a really sweet aftermarket cooler.
Overall Review: My setup:
-Thermaltake Spedo Advanced Package Full tower case.
-Biostar TA890FXE motherboard.
-Phenom II X4 980 with a Cooler Master Spin Q Vt CPU cooler.
-XFX Radeon HD 6850 (Dual fan edition)
-16Gb of Cosair XMS3 DDR3 1333mhz
-Ultra LSP 750Watt Power Supply........AND.......
A very old, very FULL Seagate Baracuda 300Gb hard drive that I've owned for over five years now that JUST WON'T DIE. Awesome, considering the unfortuante price of hard drives these days!
Pros: This beautiful CPU cooler looks QUITE SWEET in my Thermaltake Spedo Advanced case! It JUST fits, so I did not have to worry about removing the 230mm side case fan.
Idle temps with this in combination with a Phenom II X4 980 are at 24-25 deg's C. Easly to install and no motherboard backplate is required. This rather HUGE cooler is surprisingly quite light in weight. I was pleasantly surprised.
Cons: Using "Heavy Load" the temps quickly rise to 57 degrees C, and while using AMD Overdrive Stability Test with all options selected, it runs at about 53-55. I was personally expecting those figures to be a bit lower, and when overclocked to 4.1ghz, I get temps well near the mid 60's using Artic Silver 5. However I still have four days left for the Artic silver break in period, so I will see what happens. I followed the application instructions on the Artic Silver website to the LETTER. FORGET ABOUT overclocking it to 4.3ghz and running it under load because the temps under load rize ABOVE the reccomended specs for the chip using this cooler. Mine shut down at 73deg's C. Scary!
Overall Review: I have read reviews that stated that this is not the best CPU cooler for overclocking, but I also read a review on the Phenom II 980 that says that it runs at decent temps using a mediocre cooler while overclocked to 4.3 ghz. Either this cooler is not very good, or the review I read on the Phenom II 980 was a lie.