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Matthew W.

Matthew W.

Joined on 04/28/05

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Most Favorable Review

Very nice PC.

HP A Grade Desktop Computer 6300 Intel Core i5 3rd Gen 3470 (3.20GHz) 8 GB 250GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 2500 Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
HP A Grade Desktop Computer 6300 Intel Core i5 3rd Gen 3470 (3.20GHz) 8 GB 250GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 2500 Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Pros: The computer was well refurbished. It was clean as a whistle both inside and out. It works great and has the exact specifications that were listed on the sale page.

Cons: This isn't really a con, more of an observation, but the keyboard and mouse that were included are pretty cheap, which is what I expected. I planned on using my own peripherals before purchase.

Overall Review: I would recommend this product to anybody on a budget looking for a new (but slightly used) PC.

Most Critical Review

GOOD JOKE: XFX & tech support...HA!

XFX MB-N780-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Intel Motherboard 3-Way SLI Support
XFX MB-N780-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Intel Motherboard 3-Way SLI Support

Pros: None that I can name at the moment...

Cons: Where to begin...first I had memory problems and could only use 2 sticks of DDR2 800. Upgraded to C2Q 9550, BIOS update didn't work. Then it was off to tech support...HORRIBLE, just plain and simple. I've been waiting 5 days for an RMA number. I'm so angry about it i can't even tell you in words for fear of Newegg having to sensor me...I used to like XFX, NOT ANYMORE! avoid any or all XFX products, and do NOT take a gamble. The tech support responses are so bad and so late that by the time you do get a response, you forget why you contacted them in the first place!

Overall Review: I've had better luck with Asus and eVga products in the past, which is where I plan on staying for the future. To any XFX techs reading this, get on the ball. I thought they went out of business because of the amount of time I had to wait...we are in hard economic times right now, so it was a feasible thought process...but they aren't out of business, they simply don't value their customers AT ALL!!! STAY AWAY FROM THIS!!!

Would definitely recommend.

ASUS CM-16 DOCSIS 3.0 High Speed 16 x 4 Cable Modem, 686 Mbps Download Speed, Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox certified
ASUS CM-16 DOCSIS 3.0 High Speed 16 x 4 Cable Modem, 686 Mbps Download Speed, Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox certified

Pros: It's a simple cable modem. You buy it, you call your ISP, you give them the MAC address, and they activate it.

Cons: None really since it works as advertised.

Overall Review: Works with my small not-Concast, not-Time-Warner, and not-Verizon ISP, so that's good too.

Not a bad case.

Corsair Obsidian Series 450D Black Brushed Aluminum and Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case
Corsair Obsidian Series 450D Black Brushed Aluminum and Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case

Pros: The case is decent. It is nice and small and has SSD support as well as USB 3.0. The construction is good, but not Lian-Li good. Cable management is also quite nice. I was able to hide a good deal of my cables quite easily. If you don't have your own supply of wire ties, I would suggest buying some as the case only comes with 4 of them.

Cons: Smaller doesn't necessarily mean better. I had a wee bit of difficulty working inside the case, but that is to be expected because, well, it is small! I had a bit of trouble with the front panel power switch not making contact with the actual power button hidden behind the switch, but that was solved by simply loosening the two screws on either side of the hidden power button (sorry if that is confusing). I was unable to fit my 360mm radiator inside the case so I had to use my 240mm radiator, which is fine.

Overall Review: As I said, the case is decent, but not nearly as decent as my Lian-Li PC-V1010, which is far superior in terms of quality and construction. I bought this Corsair case to replace the PC-V1010 since it is so large compared to this case. I only wish that Corsair would take some notes from Lian-Li when it comes to manufacturing cases.

Not a bad little (albeit, expensive) mouse.

RAZER Abyssus 1800 Gaming Mouse and Goliathus (Speed) Mat Bundle
RAZER Abyssus 1800 Gaming Mouse and Goliathus (Speed) Mat Bundle

Pros: It is small and easy to grab. Has some nice little features with the Synapse software. It's black. It came with a free mouse pad.

Cons: It is way, way, way too expensive. I got this mouse for free when I bought the Death Stalker keyboard. I would pay maybe $15.00 for this mouse if I were to have bought it outright, which I would never do because there are other mice out there for $15.00 that have more features. It only has 1800 DPI resolution, which isn't all that great.

Overall Review: I would like to see two or three thumb buttons on the side of the mouse. I would also suggest lowering the price, but Razer is a company and companies only care about three things; investors/stock holders, making executives wealthy, and profit. I don't see the price ever coming down, so look for something better if you are planning on buying a new gaming mouse.

12/31/2015

It isn't that bad,,,yet.

iHome IH-M136ZN Blue 8 Buttons Tilt Wheel 2.4 GHz Wireless Laser Mouse Pro
iHome IH-M136ZN Blue 8 Buttons Tilt Wheel 2.4 GHz Wireless Laser Mouse Pro

Pros: It is comfortable and it was free, so I can't really complain.

Cons: The left and right click buttons are a little more "firm" to press and depress than my Logitech G-5, but I'm not planning on using this for my gaming rig, so who cares. Did I mention it was free when I bought a CyberPower UPS?

Overall Review: It was free. From what others have said about this mouse, I would have never even considered purchasing it. Many were upset by the range, I have it maybe 5 feet from the sensor and so far it works just fine.