Date Joined: 12/29/06
Pros: Runs at 3600mhz without a fuss, that alone is worth it to me.
Cons: None; RAM prices are obviously higher than I would like but I got this cheaper than most 3200mhz and 3000mhz kits here on the egg. That's a major PRO, not a Con.
Overall Review: I will absolutely buy again.
No, really. I'm going to order this exact kit again, just waiting for a sale if one should come around
Pros: The appearance of the case is fantastic. It's gorgeous, and the Anthracite Gray (albeit more silver in my opinion) to dark tempered glass is an enjoyable contrast to me.
+ Cable management isn't that bad. The glass side panels have a sort of border around which makes it easy to hide your cables
+ 120mm AIO CPU cooler friendly
+ I was able to fit a high end build in this. Listed in Other Thoughts
+ Anti-Vibration cushion between tempered glass and frame is a nice touch
Cons: - Build quality (Although this case is absolutely beautiful, the plastic bottom base which is necessary to remove for PSU installation and/or mounting an AIO cooler is flimsy. When I initially removed it, one of the four feet broke off! Big turnoff.)
- As expected, not very good airflow or thermals because of that
- I don't have LED strips in my case. I understand many people do want that, but I appreciate a muted subtle look. WHY are the Phanteks LED control strips in the top area of the case? Wish they were removable
- No matter what I have attempted, CAN NOT get dual 120mm AIO's to fit in this although it's described as capable online
Overall Review: If you can live with potential poor plastic strength on the few plastic pieces, and the thermal limitations with this case, absolutely get it. It is the second Phanteks case I've purchased, and I will probably try again in the future. I gave this three eggs simply because of the leg breaking off, that should not have happened.
What I'm running in my rig, nicknamed my Skyline system:
Phanteks Evolv Shift (Gray)
Corsair SF600 SFX-L Power Supply
ASUS Z370-i STRIX ITX Motherboard
Intel Core i5-8600k @ 5.0GHz, 1.248v De-lidded with Phobya LM between IHS and Silicon
EVGA CLC 120 AIO Water Cooler
16GB Dual-Channel kit of Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4-3600 RAM
1TB Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSD
11GB EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3
More sauce: With this configuration, and the 1080 Ti FTW3 running at 100% power limit and no additional overclock, my 8600k peaks at 65C (12 hour stress test in AIDA64) and GPU 75C after 2 hours of Player Unknown's Battlegrounds.
Pros: -Responsiveness from EVGA/NewEgg customer service. See Other/Cons.
Cons: -No AM4 bracket - bodes well with my ASUS Strix B350-i motherboard
-Contacted Newegg (at) EVGA . com email address explaining my issue, they won't help because the email address I emailed them from doesn't show a CLC 120 registered to it. This is fantastic! I don't have access to the old email address my EVGA account is associated with :)
Overall Review: I over paid for a 120mm AIO in this purchase anyway. I bought it where it explicitly states "Includes AM4 bracket" and it didn't. I reached out to one of the biggest and best names in the computer hardware and peripheral business by count of their customer service, and wound up with nothing.
NewEgg/EVGA, if you're going to advertise a product as INCLUDING an AM4 BRACKET, then include the AM4 bracket. Or make it right when it doesn't. I'm returning this and going with a DeepCool product instead, hoping that the AM4 bracket is included.
P.S. - I'm now without my computer until I get a new cooler. And this is happening on a weekend! First world problems? Sure. Am I entitled to be mad about this? Absolutely.
Pros: Works flawlessly when paired with my Z270 rig running a 7700K at stock clocks. Pulled XMP profile and it works out of the box. (GA-270N-WIFI)
Cons: Absolutely refuses to pull XMP (d.o.c.p.) profile on Ryzen boards!
Overall Review: Attempt 1 - ASUS PRIME B350M-A/CSM with 1700X
Attempt 2 - ASRock AB350M Pro4 with 1600
Neither work thru BIOS config. Highly annoyed over this. I can get better results via Ryzen Master, but I prefer a BIOS level overclock.
Pros: Performance per Watt
New technologies that are at least cool by design; I can't say I can stress it being limited to 1080p setups only
3dmark11 P score is 14,400+ using a stock-clocked i7-4790K (GTX 980 also stock)
Reference design cooler on this specific model is familiar and that's still a good thing - I haven't seen GPU temp exceed 60C yet doing 3dmark11 & Unigine Heaven benchmarks
Cons: None, I DID get mine for free!
Overall Review: I attended the Nvidia Game24 event in Indianapolis and fate would have it that I won a Maingear rig with this beauty of a graphics card.
The Nvidia representative told me I'm one of the first consumers to get their hands on this card - and even if I wasn't I have to say I LOVE this graphics card. Great step up from the not-even-aged GTX 760 2GB that I now need to find a new home for
Pros: Z97 Chipset ITX board
Great build quality
Good amount of SATA ports for the size of board
Simple, frills-free packaging
Overall I got this as a board to overclock with. Currently I've only ran it with the following:
Corsair Obsidian 250D w/ CX600M PSU
ASRock Z97M-ITX/ac ITX Motherboard
Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell-R 3.3GHz-3.7GHz CPU on stock HSF
8GB Patriot DDR3-1866 DDR3-RAM Dual-Channel
2GB EVGA GeForce GTX 760
Raid0 OCZ Agility 3 SSD (2x120GB)
2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
Cons: The I/O shield is plain jane. I hate to put it down for this but it's not my style - I prefer the matte "coated" I/O shields. This is one frill I like since I love to show off my case(s)
Another gripe is with the I/O shield and how the Wireless Antenna's attach - I had difficulties only owning one pair of pliers trying to properly secure the antenna's in place
Overall Review: Overall it is very much worth the money. If I had cared enough about the I/O shield to steer away from this board then I would've.
For what the board offers I would go out on a wimb and say for getting the Z97 chipset this may be the best bang for the buck.
I just ordered the Intel Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition CPU today with the intentions of using the current i5-4590 on a seperate (EVGA Hadron) build in the future, and OC'ing the G3258 on this board.
Since this is a Z97 board in a form factor growing increasingly popular, I will gladly be posting Overclocking results when the chip arrives.
Pros: It offers some pretty good tech specs for the price, it seems like. But you are NOT getting what you pay for according to the item description as it is right now (21FEB2013). See cons/other thoughts.
Cons: It's Refurbished - BUT THIS IS FINE in reality, I knew when I purchased it.
Build quality = The overall construction is good but there was a loose screw moving around on the inside of the case.
GT 640M LE 1GB = this model's graphics card. Not even in the same league as the GT 650M 2GB as advertised, VERY disappointed!
Overall Review: I contacted Lenovo prior to purchasing this to find out if the advertised 650M had GDDR3 or GDDR5, and they told me this model comes with the GT 650M with GDDR5 memory. Well, that's obviously not the case.
I have already addressed the issue with NewEgg customer support, and they estimate I will hear back from them within 1-3 business days as to what could have happened with the misinformation on this order.
I hope NewEgg makes it right - I purchased this with the intention of a "Grade-A" graphics card and instead got a "Grade-C". I've no doubt the 640M LE will perform tasks fine, but not everything I need for it to do.
I'll come back with another review after any attempt for resolution is complete, or after the 3 business days to report anything that comes my way.
Pros: It runs things well. The radeon 7850 chipset is amazing and high performance, especially price considered.
Cons: DIED! I played a total of about 20 hours of Battlefield 3 on this card with no flaws, ever - running at 1920x1080 and all Ultra settings / 2x AA in my system. See other thoughts.
Overall Review: After an 80 hour work week my computer sat still with no use but still turned on until wife heard a clicking noise. I had her shut the PC off. I got home, booted it up, and my motherboard instantly lets off 8 beeps (determined this indicates a GPU hardware failure per motherboard instructions) at POST. My 120GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD wasn't able to load Windows in even a whole minute, it usually takes less than 20 seconds. Shut down PC, submitted RMA request with NewEgg. HIGHLY dissapointed in this, Sapphire. I wonder if it has anything to do with what I mentioned in my last post about the random screen flashes? Hmmmm?
Pros: On-The-Fly DPI adjustion.
Different color LED's help me remind myself how I'm feeling.
Overall a good gaming mouse. Sure beats gaming with my M515 "Couch Mouse"!
Cons: Button placement.
Pretty small in size but it's manageable. Does appear larger in NewEgg's photo's for some reason.
Overall Review: I'm about to bash an AMD APU build with this mouse. AMD Dual Graphics is a joke, don't bother looking into APU's if you intend on adding a discrete card.
Pros: +It helps my PC turn on and surf the web.
+Onboard GFX are better than counter-offerings'.
+Valve/Source games playable.
Cons: -AMD Dual Graphics.
-The lie given within AMD Dual Graphics.
-IT DOESN'T WORK!
Overall Review: ASUS F1A75-M motherboard + compatible RAM + Llano A6-3500 APU + Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR5 LP = Wait... What does it equal? I'm told it equals AMD Dual Graphics / formerly known as Hybrid Crossfire.
What do I get?
A catalyst control center with no option for CrossfireX. I WANT A REFUND, AMD!
Pros: +The board works.
+UEFI Bios is nice
Cons: ASUS/AMD, I'm beyond frustrated. AMD Dual Graphics is a joke. I've done all the different methods detailed through ASUS.com, AMD.com, and even helpful resources such as eggXpert. IT DOESN'T WORK!
I WANT A REFUND for this board! AMD - I want a refund for my APU seeing how Dual Graphics is bogus!
-SATA ports on-board work poorly with included angled SATA cables. Luckily I had cables from a different (Better/GIGABYE) motherboard.
Overall Review: May seem whiney. But when I pay $99 for an AMD motherboard to give APU's / AMD Dual Graphics a try, I want it to work.
Rosewill MicroATX Tower
300w Power Supply
AMD Llano APU A6-3500
8GB Patriot DDR3-1600mhz
Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 LP
Windows 7 64bit
Pros: -Low profile
-Performance is as expected
Cons: -AMD Dual Graphics refuses to work!
While it may be motherboard related, I don't think it's so likely at this point. I question more the BIOS version of the GPU not being recognized as compatible to Crossfire with my on-die 6530D of the A6-3500 APU.
Overall Review: Rosewill MicroATX Slim Factor Case
300W Power Supply
ASUS F1A75-M PRO Socket FM1 Motherboard
AMD Llano A6-3500 Triple Core 2.1/2.4GHz APU
Radeon HD 6530D On-Die Graphics
Radeon HD 6670 1GB GDDR5 Discrete Graphics ***
8GB Patriot PC12800-1600mhz DDR3-RAM Dual Chan.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64
AMD Catalyst 12.4 / 12.6 BETA tested w/ no success
*DVI Out to ASUS VH242H 23.6" LCD Monitor*
Please note, I have tested all ways of doing this. I have forced IGFX with 1GB memory, I have switched cabling around, everything. It just WILL NOT work. If I had money I would try at minimum a HD 6450 or 6570 to test workability. My job and life doesn't grant that, though =)
Pros: Range, ease of installation, overall great connectivity too!
I get 94% signal strength with 100% connection quality from 40 feet away, 10 feet higher in the air with a floor separating this and my Wireless-N capable Motorola Router/modem from AT&T Uverse.
Cons: None, if I had found any I would have gladly noted them. Price isn't even a con, I got it on sale (Thanks NewEgg!)
Overall Review: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
8GB DDR3-1600 Dual-Channel
ASUS F1A75-M PRO with A6-3500 APU
Overall Review: I never use it. Got it free with my HP TouchPad 32GB but I already use a Poetic leather holder with it. I don't mind a freebie. Maybe one of these days NewEgg can give customers a chance to opt-out of free offers!
Pros: WebOS.... Despite the lack of apps/software its amazingly stable! Being an Android boy I love this OS.
Cons: I didn't get one at $99!
Overall Review: I love webOS, so I'm going to try out Prepare. And just for my native familiarity I will put CM9 Alpha 2 on it (Ice cream sandwich Android).
Also, did I mention I'm typing this review now from the tablet?
Pros: The cooler is amazing. Build quality is good, other than the AMD mounting solution.
Cons: CORSAIR Support:
VERY slow responses. It should not take 23 days to finally acknowledge my request for a mounting screw that is required to run my system, but it took them that long.
And to top it off, they sent me the WRONG PART! I requested the screw for my AMD retention clip - it's not that hard to decipher what that is. I RECEIVED the Intel BACKPLATE!
Easy enough to say, Customer Service is extremely lacking. I love their products and they are truly top notch - but I hate their customer service. Ever since my first phone call to them - rep answers the phone "Corsair.", nothing else.
Overall Review: I was building an intel system in the future. So I went out to my local brick and mortar and picked up another H60 because I already knew how good this thing cooled my OC'd Phenom II X2 555 BE @ 4.01GHz.
Therefore I was able to take out an AMD clip from the new one and put it on my current one. So I have been up and running. But Corsair? They don't know that. They shouldn't care - my clip was broken in my original purchase and they're far from being proactive in replacing it.
Pros: VERY good construction quality. Looks like a rugged piece of hardware. The green on the modular power connectors (yes, they're green NOT gray as pictured) match my In-Win BR665 mATX case's color scheme almost perfectly!
As I hope you would know from looking at it this is "Semi" Modular, and the fixed cables are ones that you will use.
Cons: 2x 4-pin 12v AND 8pin 12v? Seems a little silly to me. A non issue, definitely not one to dock an egg for. But it did add to the cables that needed to be tucked away, and in my mATX I need all the space I can get :)
Overall Review: Buy this power supply, I doubt you'll regret it. 52A on the Single +12v rail is what I want for a good sturdy current. With the ability for 624W continous power through that rail, I'm confident that crossfire 6850's and my Phenom II processor OC'd will be sturdy.
Pros: You're buying from a good reputable brand
Runs at advertised speeds flawlessly
I like the heat spreaders - they're seemingly low profile. A good fit in my mATX In Win BR665.
Works good on my ASUS M4A78LT-M.
Cons: None whatsoever. Running @ 1600mhz 8-8-8-24 2T 1.65v as XMP standard on this RAM.
Overall Review: FOR THOSE who report their RAM is reverting to a different speed (commonly 1333mhz/667mhz in BIOS): Understand that the RAM is not the problem but your motherboard. My M4A78LT-M automatically sets this RAM in bios as 667mhz (1333mhz true speed) at 1.5v / 9-9-9-24 2T.
No offense meant, but take the time to read your motherboard's manual and use the information therein to alter the settings on your RAM to get the full potential. Reading manuals never hurt anybody, anyway.
Pros: + LOOKS, it's a nice modern looking case
+ Quality, it is better than the Antecs and Cooler Masters I've owned in the past
+Cost, it's cheaper than all the Antec and CoolerMaster cases I've owned in the past
+ Contrast from the yellowish green accents on the pre-painted black interior and exterior. I love the way it looks.
+ Support for high end video cards
+ Good airflow potential apparent
+ Liquid Cooling compatible! Corsair Hydro series can mount in place of the 140mm front fan
Cons: - I didn't get it sooner.
- These were out of stock for awhile
- Uhh, I only ordered ONE.
- I JUST ordered the PSU / RAM / WaterCooler for this case today.
Overall Review: I just can't say enough of the greatness of this case. This my absolute first In Win product, and judging on its' quality it will NOT be the last.
Pros: I could NOT be happier with this monitor.
Arrived over two years ago (ordered January 19th, 2009) and I remember the shipment being very timely (thanks NewEgg!) and I was stoked when I was able to finally unplug my old 4:3 ratio 17" Dell Flat Panel LCD screen with a simple VGA hookup. I was running an SLI build on THAT... YIKES!
Cons: -Amount of inputs... no real con though - only runs my PC. Wouldn't have minded running a Blu-Ray player through the HDMI instead of using it for my PC's main display port.
-Speakers leave room to be desired but by no means warrants a loss in egg rating. Get USB speakers like I did
Overall Review: I NEVER own computer parts more than a year. Rarely more than 6 months. I've gone through at least 6 PC builds including 2-way and 3-way SLI rigs, single card dual gpu cards, dual cores, single cores, quad cores (including i7 :P) and I think THE ONLY original part I have from all of the builds is THIS MONITOR. It is running to this day, with nearly 24/7/365 use and NO dead pixels NO blemishes NO fade. NOTHING. PERFECT JUST LIKE THE DAY I GOT IT!
I have a hard time saying that you will regret this purchase. I'm not one to lie, therefore I won't say it. You just won't regret it.
Pros: - PRICE
- BIOunlocKING (Advanced Clock Calibration)
- EASE and even STABILITY of overclocking
- Compatibility (AM2/AM2+/AM3)
- On-Board Graphics. Outperforms dedicated 8400GS
- Board Layout (Surprisingly..)
- Driver Disc was simple
I could go on and on about how happy I am with my purchase. But I'll just lay it out simply:
I am buying a brand new computer at tax time from The Egg. But I wanted something to game in the meantime; SO I bought this motherboard. Along side it I picked up a Sempron 140 2.7GHz Single-Core Processor for $29.99 on sale.
Simple as plug and play. Installed good ol' windows xp pro, installed my drivers. Rebooted, went into BIOS. Unlocked second core, CHECK. Stability tested in XP? Check! Reboot, overclocked to 223mhz FSB x 13.5 Multi. 3.0GHz, tested stable?
Best bang for buck motherboard/cpu combo I've had the chance to land to this date.
Cons: No USB headers.
I put this in an old HP A1743W tower and that thing comes with quite a few front panel connections (Front USB / Card Reader / Front Audio) but no connectivity on the board. No need to deduct an egg though, I DID know this before purchasing. You should too.
Also, one IDE connection. But who uses those anymore? Just pick up a Slave/Master IDE ribbon and you're set. I just needed IDE to transfer files from an old HDD and to use my DVD Burner.
Overall Review: If you're looking for an amazing value board, then hit ADD TO CART above. Unlocking the Sargas core on the AMD Sempron 140 2.7GHz into a Regor Dual-Core AMD Athlon II X2 4400e running @ 3.0GHz stock clocks AND with amazing temps (23c idle 34c load) on the STOCK HSF?! YOU CANNOT BEAT IT!
HP a1743w Silver mid-ATX Case
Raidmax 500w Power Supply (came with a Smilodon)
Biostar A780L Rev. 62 (as according to the board)
AMD Sempron 140 (Unlocked/Overclocked to AIIX2 3.0GHz)
4GB PC6400-800mhz Samsung DDR2 @ 880mhz / 6-6-6-18
896mb EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 55nm SuperClocked
Talk about a cheap build.... This is lasting until two weeks when I spend my tax check @ NewEgg!
Pros: Board still operates. However, not as advertised. Read cons & other thoughts
Cons: RAM isn't configuring properly - board auto's it to 1066mhz JEDEC standard. When I go to manually set it to its' stock clocked 1333mhz with stock timings, the ram is downclocked to 800mhz. I'm supposed to gain 267, not lose 533!
CPU Multiplier not able to be set in BIOS on my Phenom II X4 955 Black Ed. If you set it to ANY multi (17x 200 = 3.4GHz for example), the multiplier will be reduced to 4x x 200 = 800mhz. And it's not Cool n' Quiet engaging, it's disabled and the voltage still remains the same @ 1.34v.
Overall Review: Like others are noting here, the board will work and it will work pretty good. It's got a nice set of features but it just doesn't last. And with my problems, they could be easily solved by a simple BIOS fix. Foxconn seems willing to release beta BIOS versions to certain people, to fix only specific problems. Well I want one official release to fix all of my problems, and I have no idea how to get hold of their support department after no response to my email.
Pros: Cost, Chipsets, board Layout, Features, and most of all it's a Dragon Platform centerpiece!
FOXCONN has really won a customer for life with me - My first ever Foxconn-built motherboard (naturally almost ALL computer owners own Foxconn parts =P) and I'll be a customer for life. Whenever I decide I really need to upgrade - for now, this board is future-proof!
Cons: I don't have a CPU to run on it anymore now - stupid me!
Overall Review: I overclocked my video cards, memory, and processor all at once on this thing without a hitch. Never once did I notice a hiccup, experience too much heat, or any other symptoms of a non-performing motherboard.
Every time I tell somebody my board is a Foxconn, they're like What the heck - that sucks!
Well, I came from ASUS Motherboards all my life until mid 2008 I got the EVGA 132-YW-E179-A1 (790i 4TW) Motherboard with a Q9650 CPU. And then late 2008, I ordered this Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0 paired with my old Phenom II X4 955 BE takes the cake. I thought I was "downgrading" and gaining some money when I sold the EVGA/Q9650. Instead I gained money and got a better performing system!
Pros: BEST processor I have owned thus far. I built three different systems within 6 months including an E8500 Stock/4gb DDR3-1333 , a Q9650 OC 3.6GHz/4gb DDR3-1333, and this PII X4 955BE Stock/4gb DDR3-1333.
All aspects of all benchmarks, the Phenom II X4 955 BE won. At stock clocks at that. And the difference was noticeable mainly in gaming - specifically Crysis and Crysis Warhead.
Cons: The stock HSF is flimsy at best - but I never used it.
Overall Review: I immediately placed a Thermalright Ultra 120-eXtreme Black Anniversary edition with a mid-speed Yate Loon 120mm fan on it from the start. The temps on this thing were better than my E8500/Q9650 on a Xigmatek SDT-1283 (all CPU's in Antec Twelve Hundred tower) without even sanding (lapping) the TRUE-120. That's NUTS!
The one time I did overclock it, I bumped up to 3.6GHz~ with no voltage change, no issue, and in NO time at all.
Pair this CPU with a Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0 Motherboard rockin the AMD 790GX/SB750 chipsets and you're ready to rock.
My temps with TRUE-120 + Yate Loon:
Room Temp: 21C CPU Idle: 28C CPU Load: 35C
No joke - no exagorration. I am no overclocker, but I know these are outstanding numbers and I will NEVER regret the day I purchased this beaut from NewEgg - of whom ALWAYS has the best price for me!
Pros: Oh where to start...
I idle around 28 degrees celcius; load temp around 34.
I also just upped the multiplier in bios to acheive an overclock of 3.6GHz vs. 3.2 standard.
Also, this cpu is compatible with DDR3-RAM!
Cons: The stock HSF looks like garbage.... I went straight for a TRUE 120 Black
Overall Review: As somebody has said recently about the phenom II series... This is definitely AMD getting back on track.
Runs SO much cooler than my previous water-cooled Q9650 @ 3.9GHz - stock volt! (38 C idle and 47 C peak load)
So what are you waiting for... Now's the time to go back to AMD.