Date Joined: 05/07/04
Pros: Sound quality is very good, especially at this price point ( Newegg flash sale @ under $10 ), lightweight, comfortable, at least for my head size, and fold up compactly. Removable cord. Premium packaging including a nice draw_tite bag.
Cons: No mic. Purchased this to use with my LG V10 phone ( Headphones allows the HD DAC to enable producing fantastic audio), and as a backup to my finicky Logitech G960 gaming headset. That won't be happening without a mic of course.
Overall Review: Good purchase. Considering the cost and ability to fold up along with the travel bag makes these a much better option for comfortable, quality sound over earbuds.
Pros: Very Fast , Lightweight , Good Picture , Decent Camera , More than ample storage ( 64gb model )
Cons: Mine was one of the few with the voice assist inadvertently
enabled. Makes it virtually impossible to run through the setup process since it partially disables the touchscreen. Had to do a factory reset ( hold power and volume up simultaneously to access menu ).
Rebooted with the app off and after that setup was a breeze.
Overall Review: Almost sent this back with the frustration of trying to go through setup while tapping each key/icon/etc. multiple times.
Should have been better quality control to keep these being shipped with the voice assist enabled as it was.
Pros: 2560x1440 Resolution is astounding coming from 1920x1080.
Detail is crisp and clear , whether gaming or browsing web pages , working with Office or whatever. None of the scaling issues as are reported with true 4k.
No dead pixels , no ghosting , no light bleed.
G-Sync works as advertised.
Cons: Pricey , but why have a I7-5820K x99 with dual GTX970 FTWs unless you can utilize the graphic power.
Overall Review: Stand , while not rock solid medical grade is fine. Adjusts for height , tilt , swivel. Not sure why so many complaints about it.
Pros: Attractive styling.
Cons: Movement died 8 months into ownership.
Well cared for , never swam with , showered , etc. , although none of those should ever be an issue with a "diver" watch.
Overall Review: Nice looking watches but not so nice construction and materials.
There are numerous complaints on all of Invicta's offerings from the low end to the high end , with facade dials coming off , bands breaking , movements stopping , etc.
Bottom line is that these are nice looking but disposable watches. Buy a Citizen , Bulova, or some other name brand watch for longevity .
Pros: Great EVGA support , Stable and timely Nvidia driver updates , No perceived fan noise or whine on the one I have installed so far ( was open box ). Oh , and of course very , very fast.
Replaced two ASUS 560Ti CU II TOP's in SLI and so far with just one FTW in place 1920x1080 FPS are faster, smoother , and look much better.
Have ordered another for SLI as I make the jump to 2560x1440.
Cons: None. Everyone is aware of the 3.5 rather than 4 gig memory issue and the chance that you may experience coil whine.
You can spend 50% more and get a 980 without those issues and get a 20% performance increase as well but for me its not worth the cost.
Overall Review: Ordered one Open box FTW ( $80 off ) and one new for SLI on my now ancient X58 EVGA I-7 920 rig ,The 2nd card should arrive today.
If money had not been a factor , and I had bought two new cards I would have gone with the FTW+ models for the improved power upgrades to eliminate throttling , fixed coil whine issue , and the new back plates . I don't overclock my GPU,s so the power upgrades shouldn't be an issue and haven't experienced any coil whine yet but those back plates sure look spiffy.
EVGA was offering them for free for a while for FTW owners but I believe that ship has sailed.
Either way these are great cards and EVGA has the best support in the industry. Even though the lifetime warranty is no longer in effect they will still be there to help you 24-7 with VIP access if you ever have a problem once you register your product. EVGA and Newegg Customer over 10 years now and have never had an issue unresolved.
Pros: When they work they are the best deal out there. Adjustable DPI settings , nice feel , precise.
Cons: Note that I said when they work. The 1st one I purchased about 4 months ago still works great. The one I bought a month ago was defective from the start.
Rosewill , great customer service that they have , shipped me a replacement without even the need to RMA the defective unit.
Well it was fine for a week and now is unusable. I'm sure they would send me another but I have learned my lesson and going to choose another brand.
Overall Review: Flip a coin. Twice. 1 out of 3 is not good odds on whether you will have a useable product. Even at the price point.
Pros: 4 years and still works great. Have maintained it by periodic cleanings and fresh applications of thermal paste but never have I had any issues whatsoever.
Extremely low temperatures . Plenty of power for older titles and some newer ones.
Works great as a PhysX processor.
Was the best bang for your buck for years with power close to that of the 8800 Ultras for a fraction of the cost.
Cons: No longer available.
Not low profile so could not use in my last HTPC build.
Overall Review: Long ago replaced as my primary gaming card by a GTX260FTW ( Not much difference in performance ) , a GTX295 , and now a pair of GTX560Ti's ,
it stills servers me well as a dedicated PhysX unit.
Pros: Price ( Just under $80 at time of purchase )
Bought this back in May for a HTPC rig I was building and has preformed admirably.
Low heat , low power consumption , No issues with scaling as others described.
Last week I installed Stalker COP on this rig and was shocked that it played the game flawlessly at high settings.
Cons: No longer available.
Overall Review: This is the 1st ATI card I have purchased since buying an XT1950XTX years ago. I was put off by the constant driver issues and overheating problems and went exclusively with Nvidia.
Well no heat issues and it seems that driver problems are gone for now as well , at least for the lower tier cards such as this.
It does everything I ask of it and now I see a bit more .
Highly recommended if it ever comes back in .
Pros: So quiet you forget it is on ...until you leave your room and go into the unheated portion of the house!
Not the dry heat like you get from non oil filled electric heaters , no dry throat or stuffy nose.
Safe. I have several dogs and don't have to worry about it being knocked over and becoming a fire hazard.
Cons: Slow to heat up , even on max setting.
Been a year and still has slight smell.
Not noticeable unless you leave room then go back in.
Overall Review: Bought this last winter to help save on heating bills and it has done that. I keep it in bedroom or home office and it works well after you give it a while.
Pros: Much better signal strength than the dual antenna Zonenet it replaced.
Low profile bracket included.
Cons: None. For under $20 shipped was a great deal.
Overall Review: Network cards never seem to last more than a year or two in any of my builds. Perhaps the ones in the $150 price range such as Cisco and the like will , but for that much difference I will just keep replacing as needed.
Pros: Picks up more of the water/cleaning solution than any other I have owned.
Scrubbers work exceptionally well.
Easier dumping , maintenance , and filling than previously owned cleaners.
Cons: Water not truly heated , just uses fan exhausted heat dissipation from the motor .
Have only owned one brand that actually heated the water well and it was the Bissell ProHeat , not recommended however due to short brush motor life.
Overall Review: Owning five dogs my cleaners get more than the usual workload for these units . My last Hoover lasted 2 years , probably would be more like 5 years in normal usage. The Bissell only made it through 5 months.
Pros: Great sound and volume , probably the best you can get in this price range. Awesome customer service from Rosewill.
Cons: Mic died on original after a few months.
Overall Review: Decided to contact Rosewill customer service since the replacement I had purchased ( a competing brand ) , died on me recently and now they are shipping out a replacement even though I am technically out of warranty.
I have owned numerous products from Rosewill and they always tend to offer superior value for the money. Now I see they have superior customer service as well.
Pros: Comfortable for a tall person such as myself. Easy to assemble.
Cons: Broke. Again. After 6 months or so of receiving my RMA replacement it broke at the same wield area at the seat base.
Started out as a crack and progressively got worse just as the other. My original was purchased in Jan. This one was received in May.
I weigh in at close to the maximum for this chair but still expected much better service life than I have received.
Overall Review: I have owned numerous Rosewill products and have been pleased with the quality and by the service , especially when compared to similar products at a much higher cost.
This item however has definitely brought me regret.
Pros: Superb performance especially when in SLI , close to 100% scaling. Runs cool once fan profile is configured ( I used EVGA's Precision ) , although default was allowing only 27% fan speed with temps hoovering above 80c. Now mid 40s/low 60s in close SLI arrangement.
Replaced an aging GTX295 that was beginning to run hotter than its already hot temps and could not be more pleased.
DX11 looks wonderful in Metro and COP , and I am able to run max settings including 16x AA and full AF in Black Ops @ 1920x1680 with frame rates rarely dropping below 125.
The self throttling power saving feature built in will surely save me on utility costs as opposed to my ancient 295 as well.
The build quality looks great on these cards also. Not at all like the cheap looking bezels I have see on many of the 560's.
The short length of these cards ( as opposed to my GTX295 anyway ) made these a breeze to fit into my crowded case and the side mounted power connectors added to that.
Overall Review: I was lucky enough to find a pair of these here on Newegg last week as open box . I can't tell you how quickly I was typing up my order to get them before someone else snatched them.
I was a bit on edge while waiting for them though , since in the 9 years I have been a Newegg customer I had never purchased any open box items.
Well all my doubts were erased once I opened my package. One card had not even been installed , no marks at all on the connectors and the other was almost as pristine. Not only did I save close to $150 on the pair but the guys at Newegg tossed in a new in the bag ASUS SLI flex connector..which is NOT included in the retail box. Awesome! Kudos and thanks to you guys at Newegg!
Pros: Powerful card , Not as noisy as some I have had even with fan at 100%.Works well with current Nvidia drivers.
Cons: Heat,heat,and more heat. This is the original dual PCB invocation of this card . It was short lived due to the heat issues with having both GPUs sandwiched between two PCBs, ( replaced later with the Co-Op single PCB design )
and its high cost of production as opposed to a single board design.
Does not scale well in quad SLI.
Overall Review: I rarely will rate a card I do not specifically own however I do own the EVGA brand of this exact card. The performance was outstanding at the time of its release and it still holds its own against GTX480's,GTX570's, and the new GTX560ti , however since quad sli is its only upgrade path it is at a distinct disadvantage over the newer 500 series which scale in the 100% range when SLI'd. The heat issue is the real deal breaker however since I have to dial back max fps in console for most games to keep it from hitting its 105C peak and begin back throttling itself. Have seen 125fps @1920x1080 with max settings in Black Ops but only for a few moments before it maxes out in temp. Currently set to 100fps to keeps under 95c.
Again a great card but past its prime when there are much better choices around for the same cost.
Pros: Cost , HDMI , and one touch core unlocking , but see cons.
Cons: Sleep mode is disabled if core unlocking enabled in BIOS , have owned for 6 months as of now and no fix from any of the BIOS updates so far. BTW , let me explain further..it will sleep , but will not awaken regardless of BIOS selection of S3 options. Makes it worthless as a HTPC board if ACC enabled.
Although it has both HDMI and DVI , it will not utilize both at same time nor will it auto select from input.
Must select output under BIOS options. Great picture quality with HDMI but you wont be switching back and forth from a desktop monitor to a big screen on the fly without a reboot and BIOS selection.
Overall Review: Installed an HD5670 graphics card so I can use both my 22" desktop monitor and my 46" Vizo TV for my bedroom HTPC configuration.
Purchased as a combo deal along with a X3 450 for under $90 with rebate. great deal but I had not counted on the additional cost of an added video card to use as I had intended. If you plan on using a single monitor or HDTV you will not be disappointed. The HD picture quality from the 880G is excellent.
Pros: Decent sound.
Cons: Bought in Jan. Mic died today 4 months later.
Overall Review: Not worth shipping charges and effort to return.
Get what you pay for.
Pros: Comfortable , good back support for my height
Cons: broke today just shy of 3 months of ownership ( 1-13-11 )
Keeps lowering itself . Have had this happen to chairs before but never this soon. Usually get at least a year or two out of them.
Overall Review: Have always been pleased with Rosewill products before so thought I would give this a try.
Pros: Fantastic! And Newegg has finally given me a purpose for my ancient ultra hot running GTX 295..A convection oven!
I just plop a couple of these beauties in a buttered tray and set it on top of my video card and before two maps of Black Ops is finished I have poached egg goodness!
Oh..and Newegg's bacon gets perfectly crispy resting atop my Hyper 212.
Cons: Fragile , hard to clean if left to cook amidst capacitors and voltage regulators on Mb.
Overall Review: Having been a satisfied Newegg customer for years now I thought it couldn't get any better.No more midnight runs to IHOP after a heated night of LAN craziness , just cook as you game..sweet!
Pros: Very , very hot water. Works well while it works
Cons: Brush motor burned out after less than 6 months of normal use. This is was a common problem with these.
Overall Review: On this site now to order a replacement for my Hoover Steamvac which has finally given up the ghost after 4 years of heavy use ( Aging dogs ).
Pros: Works well , good signal strength and easy to use software. Low price.
Cons: None yet.
Overall Review: These cards , not this particular brand/model , but all of them never seem to last .They seem to be the only part I replace out of necessity rather than part of an upgrade.
Pros: Works with no errors. After a one time week long fiasco with OCZ during a I-7 build a couple of years back I appreciate memory which performs as advertised.
Overall Review: Started to order some Corsair memory as I usually do but decided to give this a try for a HTPC build. Glad I did. Will use again in future builds.
Pros: 4th core unlocked and is running cool ,stable, and quiet at default 3.2 speed with BIOSTAR A880G+ , Probably best bang for buck right now for budget CPU , especially when combo savings apply.
( $114 for mine with the BIOSTAR A880G+ )
Cons: None for this price range.
Overall Review: Used for a HTPC build . Its no I-7 but more than adequate for this purpose. 1st AMD build in almost 10 years for me , and was a no muss no fuss affair. Not sure what people are talking about as far as the AM3 lock down being difficult and bending pins , this was exceedingly easy.
Pros: Not much that I can add here which hasn't been said already in previous pros. High quality construction , hard drive dampeners , compartmental build for quiet operation , variable speed fans which when left on the default med settings were quieter than the WD Black HD I installed , working LCD display , not loose or broken , Media drive button lined up 1st try using the marked bay holes , every screw which you could possibly need , High quality PS. Excellent fit and finish . Remote works great once updated through easy to use support site. No worry over potential damage from a risky PSU as with other lesser known brands.
Cons: Not really one considering its a HTPC case but I'm a stickler for cable management and with the non modular and somewhat lengthy PS cables Its difficult to obtain a very tidy build despite tie down locations.
Yes it is a bit large but the good looks make up for it. Whether in a true audiophiles cabinet alongside a Carver amp or perched on a table with a cable box atop it looks at home.
Overall Review: Bought this last week along with a Biostar 880G micro and AMD 3.2 tricore for an economy HTPC build , and frankly because I was a bit bored. There lies my only real disappointment. Start to finish with this case took less than a half hour , not a con for most but was looking forward to at least a few hours of diversion. All in all a great case for a great price.
Pros: Excellent sound quality whether gaming or listening to music. Comfortable enough for all day use. Very clear microphone works well in games and teamspeak.
Cons: Broke. Not blaming the phones , just the multiple users at my house whom don't take the time to adjust before putting them on .
Overall Review: Could be made a bit sturdier but then would be heavier and hence less comfortable