Date Joined: 08/22/05
-Has cool multi lighting system, if your into that, I am not.
-Fits hand very nice, if its not flying out of hand.
Cons: -Very slippery and can fly out of hand. This mouse is very slick and has nothing to help in resistance. I had to ad some sticky rubbery thing to help stay in hand.
-No software that address this mouse.
-No real special features that can help you in gaming.
Overall Review: I recommend this mouse if you are trying to save some money on your computer after spending much more on the more important things, like me. I will get a better one later.
I do not recommended this mouse if you are really into gaming. Do not let their clames and cheap price fool you. This mouse is worth exactly what you pay for it and nothing more.
3 eggs barely
Pros: -Once I was able to figure out what BIOS I had the motherboard proved to be quite stable, including over clocking.
-Was able to overclock my Ryzen 2700X to 4.1 with no issues.
-Nice looking black fiber carbon board. My guess is the carbon is to help in keeping things cool.
-All standard equipment seem to work as advertised once BIOS was figured out.
Cons: -Terrible manual that was generic to what appeared to be several boards. This did not make my understanding this motherboard any better seeing how I had to find out what BIOS I had.
-The BIOS in the motherboard was not in manual. MSI gave out no warning that they changed the BIOS, no slip of paper in motherboard box giving a heads up nothing, not even MSI support gave out any hint of a BIOS change.
-The experience of using this board left such a bad taste in my mouth I absorbed the cost and bought a new and better board. Thank goodness
Overall Review: I rated this board about a week ago and newegg did not publish it. I did not curse, I know better, but I was very angry and I had a right to be. This time I will try to be better. In the end I was so put off by all the work I had to go through to get this board to even boot I bought another one, which I am very happy with and I gave it a five egg review. BTW that board had a BIOS change and it was in the manual. My plans are to see if I can get a little cash for this motherboard on one of the second hand sites.
I have issues with companies who short cut instructions in today's world of visual instructions and no written dialog. But for a motherboard, its manual must be about that board and that boards BIOS, period.
I should not find myself going to uTube to find my answers. Going to uTube is something you do after you get all your answers from your manual and your ready to start tweaking the board.
My first review of this board was one egg but changed it to two this time because I did get it to work and when I did the board booted to windows 10 every time. I question if those that give this motherboard one egg do it because of the BIOS.
This is more than likely a four or five egg board because it does work well but it will not get that from me, because unlike some, my time is money.
Unsure if I can recommend this board or not. Please take a minute and read around here on new egg first before you buy. Take the time to read not only the glowing reviews but the one and two egg reviews as well. Good luck. 2 and a half eggs
Pros: -Plenty of power that ensures stability.
-Easy setup because you use only the cables you need.
-Nice solid feel and weight. Feels quality.
-Very easy to install.
Overall Review: Many people would tell you that 750 watts is to much power for a 1060 video card, including no other pcie cards on the motherboard. However, I am old school and believe in the saying you can never have to much power. For example, my motherboard is an ASRock x570 Phantom and I use the Ryzen 3800x. Both the motherboard and Ryzen 3800x use a lot of power and the Ryzen is known to get hot. However I am having zero heat issues and I believe its because I am using a solid and stable 750 watt Power supply which is feeding that power hungry motherboard and is contributing to the motherboards stability and over all coolness. Never cheat yourself on power if it makes you uneasy. Outstanding power unit. Highly recommend. 5 eggs
Pros: -Fastest processor I have ever owned for the time frame, or moment in time that I bought it.
-Does not get as hot as others have complained about, see cons.
-I have it over clocked to 4.1 with the standard fan, with zero issues. This is a big deal because others have complained that this processor is to hot to over clock or to hot to over clock with the standard fan.
-Gained over 2500 points in 3D Mark stress demos on Steam using the same old 1060 video card.
Cons: -Yes I can see where this processor could get hot, to very hot, because it is so aggressive. But I have had no issues so far.
Overall Review: The only other processor I have ever had that impresses me like this Ryzen 3800x does was an old 286 I had in a DOS computer back in the early 90's. It was so fast I know it could have ran Windows 3.1 but the 286 was not designed to do so it was only designed to run DOS. You old people will know what I am talking about here. Anyway the Ryzen 3800x impresses me even more then that old 286 did at the time. Like I said, 3800x, very fast and aggressive, good job AMD. 5 eggs.
Pros: -Outstanding detailed book especially the BIOS.
-Motherboard came with all the important accessories. Example, 4 sata cables and even a cool mini screw driver with the nerd shirt pocket clip.
-Solid beast of a board using steel cooling vanes to help keep everything cool especially for the, known to be, hot Ryzen 3.
-Board booted on very first run and almost had to do nothing other than activate Windows 10.
-The Phantom Gaming X AM4 is a premium motherboard at a premium price but looks, feels, and acts like its worth every penny. I am so glad I spent the extra money.
-The most beautiful board I ever owned.
-WiFi is fast and very stable, Windows 10 only, no Linux.
-No easy BIOS here, this is a professional BIOS for those who are experienced. This could be either a pro or con depending on your experience. However the manual is very concise.
-Board had latest BIOS, no BIOS updates needed for the time being.
-Runs quite and cool considering I own a 3800x Ryzen, over clocked to 4.1.
Cons: -Motherboard WiFi does not work in Linux, lucky for me I have a USB quick disconnect that does.
-Boards chip set and M2 cooling system requires you to remove the metal cooling plate to access the M2. That means removing the video card to get to all the screws to remove plate. Make sure you get your M2 memory sticks in before you mount the board in the case and install video card.
Overall Review: After having fits and wasting many hours with another companies motherboard I am so glad to have discovered this board from asrock. One of my problems with the other company board was the company changed the boards BIOS but not the manual to cover this BIOS. Even the on line manual had the old BIOS.
Anyway, I do not give out five Stars/eggs. To me five out of five is perfect and this board is not perfect, see my cons, however I was so relieved to find a motherboard from a company that cares that I stepped outside the box to give this board and the company, ASRiock, 5 eggs. Great job and outstanding motherboard and manual ASRock.
Pros: Great first impression from the shipping to everything working to its steady speed.
American pride taken in construction of computer. Yes parts are made over seas but the computer is built here in America. Very clean and neat inside with all wiring neatly wrapped and spot tied out of the way.
Fast boot up time
Love the keyboard and mouse
Lots of hard drive space for my HD videos
Nice mature Black case, with no snakes, tigers, wolves or gaming monsters painted on the side in bright red. Thank goodness. Not all of us are 10-20 year old gamers.
Everything that was in the ad from newegg was sent. No miss understandings.
Cons: Windows 10. Windows 10 is a very sneaky OS. It starts out as if it is a good OS but as time goes on you find yourself not liking its controlling ways. After a lot of digging around on the net I found that there is a huge issue with this OS not seeing added hardware, such as hard drives, Blu-Ray players, etc. I added both these items and neither can be accessed. As always Microsoft's on line fixes do not address the problem. For fear I could lose my warranty I am stuck with this as I would need to reformat my hard drive and reload my old copy of 7. Linux is a great second OS that does see all your drives.
No eggs taken off for this as Windows 10 is what is being shipped with all new computers today. Not abs fault.
I wrote abs an email over a week ago about my warranty and as of right now it never got an answered.
Overall Review: I wanted to review this computer because I am not a gamer and I thought it would be good to show that computers like this have other uses. I record 1080p HD videos and movies and I found out a long time ago that gaming computers make the best computers for this use. Lots of video RAM and speed which adds up to beautiful fluid movie viewing.
I also want to mentioned how this computer was shipped. It was shipped double boxed and the outer box was heavy duty. Inside the box, egg shell blocks were used to protect the three inner boxes, which in themselves where well protected. There was not a single scratch on the computer, keyboard or mouse. abs cares about its product which comes from being an American company.
Last, I like how all the motherboard box was sent with the computer along with all manuals to all hard hardware.
Highly recommended and yes I would buy from this company again.
Pros: i have not made a computer in over 4 years and there is no question that todays motherboards are a cake walk to setup and this Gigabyte motherboard is no exception. So far i can find nothing wrong with this board. Cost is another factor to because ten years ago a board like this quality would cost welll over one hundred and twenty five dollars. Do not be fooled buy reviews who clam that you need a 990 chip set to over clock your processor. I could over clock mine much higher but i am happy with backing it off a few notches. Also i am having no over heating issues. Outstanding board.
Overall Review: Great board for an old guy who has not built a computer in over four years.
Pros: Both IDE and SATA work very well but not without a lot of homework. Anyone out there with less experience with computers could have issues trying to figure out how to got both IDE and SATA to work. The SATA connections worked right after I loaded the standard drivers but I had to go to the web site and down load the second driver to get the IDE to work.
Unlike others that have complained, my card connected to my computer case with no problems.
Cons: Syba I know you have people reading this review site and this is what you must work on as a business to get good egg ratings.
1. Seal tape your boxes, this way as new owners we feel that we got something new and unused. This product was not supposed to be used or refurbished.
2. Do not mail your boxes with the look of being tampered with on the inside.
3. Make sure the driver disk is in the sleeve and not sitting out with dirty finger prints on the sleeve.
4. Make sure that everything that is on the inventory is in the box.
Your product is good you just need to work on product presentation.
Overall Review: This type of add on card can always be a pain to get to work in a persons computer. Lots of times it can be the motherboard and not the card at all. This is why good clear instructions is paramount to having happy costumers and will cut back on DOA's and RMA's.
For me I am very happy with the way the card is working but I am not happy with the way I got it. The driver disk sleeve looked like dirty little kids were playing with it and did not bother putting back the disk in the sleeve when they were done. But above all, seal your products boxes Syba.
Pros: So far no problems out of the bubble wrap. Everything I expected. However, please see the Con's and because of this Con it lost out on being a 5 egg.
Cons: Seagates DiscWizard Disc setup and partition program is very confusing and did not find my new hard drive till after I powered down my computer. I had to use an old Maxtor DOS Caldra program to format and set my hard drives parameters. This is not the only time I have had problems with this windows base Disc setup program. Once this program did find my hard drive the instructions where as clear as mud.
Overall Review: As an experienced computer user with many years of computer repair under my belt I was able to figure out how to partition my new hard drive using another companies software. I wonder how many hard drives have been RMAed due to people thinking the hard drive is DOA when in fact it could be the software is not doing its job? I have never got a DOA hard drive, so this makes me wonder about all the DOA's on here. This is not the only time I have had problems with Seagates disk partition software. Then they blast you with a premium upgrade if you pay money. They are kidding right?
Last, newegg is the best computer company to buy parts from. Great job newegg.
Pros: Impressive to look at. Great Picture. Works great as a computer monitor and my 1080p movies and games. Love having a remote with my computer. And yes I get TV.
I have no complaints so far. For something that is supposed to be refurbished, the TV looks as if I just got it off the shelf, right down to the brand new looking box. This product is an outstanding deal and deserves the other 5 eggs everyone else has given it.
Overall Review: The monitor does not swivel at the base like my old 24 inch computer monitor does. I did not Con this because I knew what I was getting into when I bought a TV as my computer monitor.
Last, I also want to comment on neweggs outstanding delivery service. I called this thing in on a Tuesday night and it was at my front door Thursday in the afternoon. I have done business with newegg for almost 10 years and I have never waited long for any product to get at my door step. Newegg has always been faster then any other company out there. Great job newegg and thanks.
Pros: Outstanding HD videos for movies and games.
Cons: Works only in backup computer but not my high end computer I bought it for. This is a follow up review.
Overall Review: This is a follow up review after I have done some more research on my problem with this card working in one computer but not the other. I am doing this for those of you that might have read my review and are concerned. First, the newest AMD driver update addresses the black stripe problem in Win 7 that I was complaining about in my previous review. The newest AMD video drivers provide a slider that allows you to manually adjust your scaling. My guess is I am not the only one that was complaining. However, I am at a complete standstill on why this video card will not work in my good computer. I have read about how there are some PCIE 2.1 video cards, which this 6670 video card is, will not work in some computers that have a 2.0 PCIE video slot. If my high end computer is one of those computers, my opinion is this is my problem. Therefore this card will never work in my high end computer. If you own one of the newest motherboards that has PCIE 2.1, or 3.0 then you are safe. My opinion
Cons: Program would not download but Cyberlink got my email address so they can email me advertisements. Nice!!
Overall Review: This is not 39 dollars worth of software and some of it is a free trial but I really do not care, just it would be nice if they had been honest.
Pros: Outstanding sound for what you pay. I do not understand those who rated these that expect audiophile sound with speakers you paid $84.00 for. In fact the reason I got these speakers over anything more expensive is after reading many reviews, I found the better THX certified computer speakers had as many issues and just as many distractions as these speakers. Bottom line is you are not going to get $300.00 sounding speakers for $84.00.
A great strong bass for such little speakers. Well worth the money.
Cons: A little week on the mids and like others have complained the wiring can be irritating but I would rather have thick wire for my speakers than thin cheep wire.
Overall Review: A great sound especially for those looking for something more personable, like in a small study.
Pros: I have over clocked this processor all the way up to 3.8 ghz and it still was running at temps of only 27-35C degrees. I am using that huge copper Zalman CPU cooler but other than that that is all. No water cooling. So far I am having no problems at all. Outstanding Processor.
Cons: The game that was offered was really only a 10% discount. I lost a chance on Steam to get this game very cheap because I thought I was getting it for free. Why would someone pay $29.95 for a game to get only 10% off? This coupon was being sold on newegg for $29.95 for a 10% discount?????? Very deceiving and I am very disappointed in newegg as I have respected them in the past for their straight forwardness.
Overall Review: If I were rating both newegg and the product this would have gotten only 2-3 eggs due to my disappointment in this coupon thing. However that is not fair to this wonderful processor that AMD has produced. Be weary of any coupon offers.
Pros: 1. Seems stable.
2. Great Price for lots of media space.
3. Huge 64 mega byte buffer.
Cons: *1. Very, very slow. Took a very long time to down load my media files.
2. Not easy to format. WD's on line utility program is terrible and was no help. I had to dig up an old third party Hard Drive utility program to format. For beginning users this might be a huge issue.
3. Do not use this hard drive for either your OS or gaming storage to save a buck. This Hard Drive is for media and picture storage only. The huge 64 media buffer is for smooth transitions like media, not gaming.
Overall Review: Many others and myself are on here to warn you about this hard drive and its use, speed and use on Windows XP. We have nothing to lose. Know why you need a hard drive and then make the choice to buy this model.
Yes record times to the hard drive are very long but once my media recorded, it played flawlessly.
As always great job on your delivery newegg, thanks.
Pros: Paid only 25 bucks and got a true 500 watt power supply. Sorry but that sale was for a very limited time but I did good. There are not a lot a cables but that is good because that does not put you in the spot to over do. Great deal and very happy. I did not have the tangled cable problems that others have complained about and my guess is that Hec resolved that problem. Have not used the mouse that came with it.
Overall Review: I am at an impasse as to why people have had problems with this power supply. No I would not SLI this nor would I go and buy a 600 dollar video card and whine if it did not work. You spend that much money for a video card than be ready to spend a lot on a power supply.
Last and as always, great job newegg.
Pros: Fast and cheap. Includes a game that any first person shooter should like. Have not over clocked because that is not something I normally do. No stability issues. Great for making media recordings.
Overall Review: I bought this knowing that this processor is a 3 core processor, not a four. Those of you using the con to report that you could not get the fourth core working, need to grow up and be responsible for what you buy. Sorry, what's wrong with me, people do not do that any more. Never mind.
Pros: I got this motherboard from newegg as an OEM for only 30 bucks. That's right, 30 dollars. I built a gaming computer for my grandson and the little thing rocks. He has not turned off his computer from the time I turned it over to him over a week ago and he has even played the Crysis demo on it. It worked right from the get go and is just as about as fast as my much more expensive ASUS motherboard. To this dated, this motherboard is the best deal I have gotten from newegg and I do computer business with no one else.
Great job newegg. I thank you and my grandson thanks you.
Cons: Non- everything worked.
Overall Review: This little motherboard has me rethinking on how much money to spend on a motherboard and other computer hardware for myself. I can not believe how my grandson's computer is just about as fast as my much more expensive rig. In fact, I am angry about it and I am wondering if we are being duped by fancy PR work and computer magazines.
Pros: Quite, very cool for a high speed modern video card and fast for what it is. Great 1080p picture. Not a bad card but not as fast as I thought.
Cons: Replacing an 8800 GT I gave my grandson. I thought the extra RAM (1 gig) would address my 24 inch 1080p high resolution monitor that became a strain on my older 8800 GT. However, frame rates did not go up that high but they did go up.
Overall Review: Got all my parts from newegg in working order in two days. My grandson is happy and if he is happy I am happy. Great job newegg, thanks.
Pros: Works great and no problems of any kind. Grandson is able to run just about any game at full. Very Happy
Overall Review: Newegg is the best computer company I have ever worked with and that is why I pay the state tax because they are worth it. Got all parts in two days and everything worked. Thanks newegg.
Pros: Keeps an AMD AM2 6400+ processor between 23 and 24 degrees C. My system temps run about 2 degrees higher than my processor and I overclock it. I thought I would never see an AMD processor that cool, or system temps higher than processor temps.
Overall Review: There was a time I would have NEVER spent that much money for an air CPU cooler but the 9700 is worth every penny they ask for it. Do not cut corners and get the Zalman 9700.
Pros: I am addressing this review to new buyers. This card plays Fear at the highest settings at over 60fps. The newest drivers make it even faster. I have the UT3 demo and not even that brings this card to its knees. 3d mark score of just under 12000 points and I do not have it in sli. By the way, it is very over clock able.
Overall Review: I am reviewing this card a second time because it is still impressing me with faster and faster scores and it deserved a higher mark than I gave it last time. Do not pass up this outstanding deal.
Last, newegg is tops.
Pros: Very nice looking and looks to be well made PSU.
Lots of connections.
Great and safe shipping box
Cons: Looks does not make a PSU.
Pin 17 and wireing is missing off major power connector that goes to MB. This is a ground but a pin should still be there with the wire connected to it.
Unstable issues that ties into the day I first hooked it up to my computer. Old power supply has computer back to normal.
RMAed and Newegg was there for me without a whimper. Thanks Newegg.
Overall Review: I work with computers at work as well and discussed pin 17 with fellow techs, (as I found nothing about this on the net) and we all agreed that the missing pin should have been there even if the missing pin was a ground. If not, Rosewill should have said something in the instructions.
Pros: Big and fast.
Cons: WD desided to take a step back in time with this HD. Not in size, of course but in noise. At one time the clicking sound in hard drives was a sign that your HD was working and even gave you the feeling that it was fast but not today with important music recordings and the want for quite PC's. I was shoxked that WD did this.
Overall Review: Open Box OEM but Newegg had it wrapped so well that it did not matter that it was open box. Great Job Newegg.
Pros: I got to figure out a way to slow down Pain Killer so I can keep up with the speed, as I can not turn up settings any higher.
Runs cool for a high speed card.
Ran this card with my 430 watt Antec PSU till my 950 got in, without a single problem. My old GeForce 6800 GT required 500 watts min. before it would even work.
Got in without a scratch or dent. Thanks Newegg.
Cons: Shipping problems that Newegg could have resolved by letting us know locations of items/hardwear before we buy. I pay state taxs (which brings up my total price) on everything I buy from Newegg because I trust Newegg (and still do) but this location issue needs to be fixed.
Overall Review: None. Do not worry Newegg, I am still your biggest fan or is that Kathy Bates line?