Date Joined: 12/30/03
Pros: I just wanted to talk about my amazing battery life! I have owned this for over 2.5 years, and the battery, which was already ridiculously strong on a size vs. size ratio, has maintained a charge so consistent that I still get over TWO FULL HOURS of full load use!!!! This is INSANE............ Seriously.... I must confess that I sometimes don't use the Beast for several weeks at a time between periods of heavy use, and I have ALWAYS removed the battery when putting up for a while, as per mfr. rec.. Again, WOW.... Among all the joys I have had owning and using this preposterous "laptop", lol, I cannot get over a battery THAT SMALL doing a job this BIG for THIS LONG....
Cons: Phhbbbbbbbbttttttttt........ Naaaah
Overall Review: It's a shame that none will ever read this VERY late review of a product that Newegg hasn't stocked in over 2 years:) And yet, I was compelled to leave it.... What an AMAZING piece of work from an otherwise generally mediocre pc maker.... If you find one of these babies on Eblah, don't hesitate. I'm not saying my experience is typical, but wow....
Pros: I wanted to let readers know that this works perfectly in my beloved old M2N32 SLI Deluxe mobo. There are more than a few posts about this in the last year, so I know there are some of us who just can't bear to part with this dinosaur:) yet. I can say that with the latest bios, 2209, the chip works flawlessly! The system recognizes and labels the chip properly, and I have it OC'd to 3.8 on liquid without a hiccup:) So, if you are one of us still squeezing life from a classic, jump on this, you will LOVE it! I hope this helps you out:)
Cons: None at all.
Overall Review: I'm not sure if I got this here or on the auction site which shall be nameless here, but I have posted over 100 other reviews here over the years if you doubt my veracity:)
Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe, bios rev. 2209
8gb Geil DDR2800
2x XFX 9800GX2 in SLI
Rosewill 1kw ps
Vista Ultimate 64
Pros: I have this running in an Asus Crosshair III w/ liquid, and words aren't adequate to describe how amazing this chip is. Stable OC to 4.2, what else could you POSSIBLY want?!? Eats ANYTHING I throw at it....
Cons: None WHATSOEVER.
Overall Review: All you Intel fans, I enjoy watching you shell out ridiculous sums for performance you could have on the cheap:) Come back to the light! :D
Pros: Nice card, I'm running it in an Asus Crosshair III mobo, and no probs running Crysis at high settings... Haven't tried OC yet... Runs quietly at idle, and not much louder under full load... Nice:)
Cons: If you want to put this in the Crosshair III like me, be warned that the top cooling fins on the card interfere a little with the X-Fi card that comes with the mobo. A little loosening of the thumbscrew helped it sit at a slight angle, so no biggie, but still...
Overall Review: Will be nicer when I add another in Crossfire:)
Pros: It runs a big setup, and does it QUIETLY. I mean, this may be the quietest PS I have ever used, and brother, I've owned a bunch:) 3 sets of PCI-E cables, for tri-SLI or Crossfire. Fits in a mid-tower, and fan draws from the bottom, adding ZERO heat to the case.
Cons: There is NO tagging or marking of cables of ANY KIND, and this is just unforgivable. Time is money, and the 10 minutes extra I had to spend with the tiny print engrish manual sorting out which were which was a waste. The cables are identical in wrap, color and plug; I am an experienced builder with 10 years experience, a noob might pull their hair out. Seriously, how much could little paper tag wraps add to the cost, guys?!? That cost an egg... AND ten minutes of my life I don't get back...
Overall Review: The promised rebate is AWFULLY big, I sure hope they pay out... We'll see....
Pros: It runs, and it glows blue...
Cons: I'm using it as the bottom draw fan in my case, and it is loud even at 50% duty rating...
Overall Review: Not worth the money when there are better, quieter solutions available...
Pros: I installed this on an Asus Crosshair III mobo with a Phenom II 955, and it went very smoothly. Depending on your case and mobo, you may need to do the install w/ the mobo out of the case; It is REALLY big, and in a mid-tower, I had no room above it to work with it.
Overall Review: Fan glows a nice, muted blue; Doesn't overpower the already nice lights on the Crosshair III.... Cool... Keeps my Phenom II at around 45c while gaming:)
Pros: My first Asus lcd, but I have used their mobos for years. Nice quality, not flimsy, no dead pixels, and a nice glossy finish...
Cons: My 4 year old likes the glossy finish too, lol...
Overall Review: Good value, would buy again.
Pros: I have purchased well over 40 WD drives in the last 7 years, and I will always come back. This drive is quiet AND fast, running softly even at full transfer load. I would not hesitate to recommend it.
Overall Review: I feel badly for people who have had bad experiences with WD, but if you read the reviews carefully, they are in the DEFINITE minority. On the 3 occasions I have had a drive failure, the RMA process was superb, quick and painless.
Pros: I used 8 gigs of this on my new gaming build as a budget solution, because I spent the lion's share on the Asus Crosshair III and the Phenom II 955. I have been properly amazed! Installed perfectly at rated speeds and timings, and games and OC's beautifully! I have to think this may be the best deal on ram in existence right now...
Cons: Well.... It wasn't buy 4 gigs, get 4 free, lol....
Overall Review: I have used nothing but Corsair, Geil and OCZ for years, and was more than a little hesitant to try ram from A-Data, whom I associate more with thumb drives, but I am VERY impressed; 8 gigs of DDR3 1600 for $180.00? You find a better deal, you let me know:)
Pros: I am very impressed overall, the amount of tweaking you have at your command is staggering, and sure to overwhelm a noob, but for a nerd it's paradise:) You'll see....
Cons: The only issue I ran into with my build was with the X-Fi sound card installation; It didn't fit quite right with the Asus Radeon 4850 card I used! A minor loosening of the thumbscrew let the audio card sit at a slight angle, not a real big deal, but I guess I assumed Asus would be a bit more aware of fit compatibility with their own vid cards, lol!
Overall Review: Simply an awesome board, especially when paired w/ the Phenom II 955 Black Edition; Got a stable clock of 3.9ghz on air using their software tweak, haven't even used the bios settings yet:)
Pros: I used this as the system drive for a gaming rig I built for a friend, as a Raptor was not in the budget;) I am quite impressed! The drive is very quiet, and really fast; Scored a 5.9 in Vista 64 Ultimate, which is .6 better than my own, 4 year old Raptor 73gb! All in all, I would rate this an excellent buy!
Overall Review: Used this with an Asus Crosshair III mobo, so I don't know if you will enjoy the same results on a lesser board, but it flies with this one!
Pros: Used this for a gaming rig built for a friend, and I am always pleased with Coolermasters' attention to detail. The case is well laid out, and the easy-install HD cages and optical drive bays are quick and painless, without the jiggly, cheap-and-dirty feel of lower grade cases. All edges are rolled, no nasty surprises:) I didn't have any fit issues, even with my Radeon 4850. I would not hesitate to recommend this case.
Cons: Front panel is a little tough to remove, but no biggie...
Overall Review: In this build, I used an Asus Crosshair III mobo, Radeon 4850, and a Tuniq 1kw PS. All items fit just fine, with ample room in the empty HD bays for excess cable stowage;)
Pros: This is the eleventh Lite-On dvd burner I have built a system with, and I haven't had a single issue with ANY of them, EVER. Great speed, perfect burns, and the easiest firmware upgrades of any manufacturer I've found.
Overall Review: Firmware updates aren't really an issue if you don't use anything but Verbatim like I do, but for the lovers of "bargain" spindles of no name dvd blanks, I would never use anything but a Lite-On drive, with the latest firmware available from their website.
Pros: Fantastic price for the next gen power it has, and the range is perfect. Have it installed in my media center pc, and works perfectly with my Dell key/mouse combo from 20 feet away.
Overall Review: Unit is so tiny, you could put it in a front port without noticing it, but because the range is so strong, I just put it on the mobo port in back and forget it:)
Pros: Solid ram, no compatibility issues with my older Dell tower. Plug and play easy:)
Overall Review: Upgraded my buddy's old Dell, and no worries!
Pros: I have owned well over 20 WD drives, but this is my first external, and I'm very pleased. Unit is very quiet even under full transfer load, and fast too. Overall, I would say it's a steal:)
Cons: Didn't grant me three wishes....
Overall Review: I got it for my wife to archive all of our pics from disparate sources, and she loves it; Easy to pack up in a hurry, and the size is right for stowing in her bag in a pinch.
Pros: Works like a charm, set up in under 2 minutes, haven't had a single hiccup running used, off-lease Dell keyboard/mouse combo, or my Motorola headset.
Overall Review: I like ice cream.
Pros: I am preparing to purchase this for my M2N32 Deluxe, and was reassured by the number of posts here affirming that it will work on this older mobo; Just found Bios update 2205 is available from Asus, so I wanted to give the heads up to anyone else who loves this mobo and wants to wring another year or two out of it. It doesn't state that it covers new cpus, just something about ram, but I figure it certainly can't hurt. Asus boards are ridiculously easy to flash. I will post again after I purchase/install, and we'll see how it goes.
Overall Review: Newegg rules, but we all knew that anyway;)
Pros: WOW! My wife and I just stare at it... We moved from 2 20" widescreens, and you just CANNOT believe how big this is. The colors are vibrant, and once you turn the brightness down, the blacks are amazingly even across the screen, even the edges AND corners. Did I mention how freakin' BIG this is? BUY ONE!
Cons: It wasn't free, and it wasn't delivered by an exotic dancer. You should work on that...
Overall Review: The other reviews were spot on, you MUST turn the brightness WAY down; I've got mine at 20%, and I think I might go down to 10% for gaming... SUPER bright. Buy one!
Pros: You just can't beat WD drives for price and performance. This is my second 500 GB model, and it's as smooth, fast and quiet as the first.
Overall Review: Western Digital's customer service is top notch. When one of their 250GB models failed on me after 2 years, they honored the warranty online in seconds, gave me the RMA #, and I had a new drive in my hands in 7 days. Unbelievable!
Pros: Great price, fast cards, one in the Canon A540 and the other in the Wizard phone, and both work perfectly.
Pros: Well, the price was certainly fair, and it got here quickly.
Cons: I saw no improvement over my stock antenna, in fact it found 2 less signals than the stock one.
Overall Review: I haven't pried the base open like other reviewers suggest to remove the magnet; Perhaps that would help, but it would also negate one of the product's more useful features.
Pros: Works just great in my Compaq Presario V2000, and the price was great.
Pros: Instantly doubled my signal reception over both my laptops... Small footprint, movable antenna, sweeeeet....
Overall Review: At this price and with it's fine performance, I can't believe anyone could find anything to whine about... And yet, they do...