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Richard I.

Richard I.

Joined on 11/21/14

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Most Favorable Review

How isn't this sold out?

iBUYPOWER Desktop PC Phantom Series NE783K Intel Core i7 4790K (4.0GHz) 16GB DDR3 1TB HDD 120GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Windows 8.1 64-Bit
iBUYPOWER Desktop PC Phantom Series NE783K Intel Core i7 4790K (4.0GHz) 16GB DDR3 1TB HDD 120GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Amazing specs for price (practically sold AT COST), sleek case design (I really love the no-screw design, makes my eventual upgrades to this machine much easier :D), included keyboard is great (haven't tried the mouse, stuck with my old Razer Lachesis). If you're paranoid about shipping damage don't fret because packaging is really solid. Oh yeah, and there's loads of room for upgrading if for some bizarre reason these specs aren't enough to sell you on this system.

Cons: I wish the included power supply cord was longer, I'm gonna need to go get an extension cord to make my office setup work a little better. As others have said removing and replacing the side panel of the computer case has proven challenging, took me several tries to get it to hook back onto the rest of the case completely. I thought the way the extra screws and tools for the computer case were packaged with the product were... Questionable, at best. Whoever packaged my computer decided to take the small cardboard box that is just slightly bigger than an HDD, and jam it in one of the free slots for an HDD on the computer. Removing this little box was an ordeal that made me constantly afraid of breaking something on my brand new $1500 computer, maybe next time iBUYPOWER could just include this little box in the already massive packaging box this unit ships in?

Overall Review: All in all a great unit and easily fixable cons. If you're on the fence, you should totally buy this.

11/27/2014
Most Critical Review

Great PC when it works

ABS Fort Gaming Desktop PC NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Intel Core i7-9700K (3.60 GHz) 8-Core Liquid Cooling (120 mm) 16 GB DDR4 240 GB SSD 2 TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-Bit ALI251
ABS Fort Gaming Desktop PC NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Intel Core i7-9700K (3.60 GHz) 8-Core Liquid Cooling (120 mm) 16 GB DDR4 240 GB SSD 2 TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-Bit ALI251

Pros: Powerful graphics card and processor, fan setup is pretty good. The RTX 2080 model comes with a far better motherboard than the negative review below indicates (it's for a lower tier of the product).

Cons: After a month of using this PC with no problems I had to wipe my system because it got stuck in a bootloop. Lost all my data, but the system is more stable now, however, I am now experiencing artifacting and crashes when running certain games (AC Odyssey and Origins, Insurgency: Sandstorm, and the other day I noticed artifacting happening in SC2?). I'm not certain if the GPU is faulty, the RAM is failing, the SSD the OS and drivers are on is bad, or if this is just Nvidia's bad new drivers (I've rolled back to 417.22 and 416.94 both with no success). I've seen poor reviews for TeamGroup RAM that make me think that may be the culprit.

Overall Review: If this computer had kept working fine I'd give it 5 stars. As it stands right now, I'm debating whether I should RMA before the holiday period is over.

Excellent Monitor for Price!!

ASUS VX238H-W 23" 1920 x 1080 2 x HDMI, D-Sub, DVI-D (Via HDMI) Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor
ASUS VX238H-W 23" 1920 x 1080 2 x HDMI, D-Sub, DVI-D (Via HDMI) Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor

Pros: Resolution is amazing, refresh rate is fantastic (I have only experienced very minor screen tearing and it has been the result of software settings, not hardware issues), real easy to set up. I've really enjoyed this monitor so far and have no regrets in my purchase.

Cons: Feels like every cable and their mother were included with this monitor, other than an HDMI cable. Not too big of a deal considering how cheap they are now. By and large menu organization is fine but I wish they would just scrap the independent volume control - the speakers on this monitor are not very loud at all so if you want to actually hear what you're doing through this monitor you're likely to put it at 100% volume anyways and just handle changing volume through your OS proper because the way volume changing is handled in the menu of this monitor is so cumbersome. Lastly the speakers are pretty meh, of course it's not worth docking an egg for because I wasn't expecting any better from monitor-integrated speakers. They will get the job done until I've got some money for a good sound system.

Overall Review: Maybe I'm just lucky but after reading all the reviews on newegg I was a little worried that my monitor might arrive with a dead pixel, but nothing of the sort happened! Monitor is fine, and I would urge any of you on the fence to just buy this -- worst case scenario both ASUS and Newegg are very easy companies to work with regarding defects.

11/27/2014