Date Joined: 05/23/05
Pros: It works and the capacity is right on. I can charge my iPhone 5 for about 8 times when the phone battery percent is in the low teens. Each charge when the phone battery is in the low teens, it drains about 10-12% from the ADATA battery
Cons: Heavy, bulky, the LED flashlight is bright, but not SUPER bright. But these are expected and minor
Pros: Supposed to be free after rebate (which never came). From a company that has been around, but...
Cons: -- Terrible device. Drops connection every hour or so. I had so much trouble connecting with it. And if it connects, the speed is nowhere near 150Mbps (more the 40ish Mbps). All my other devices don't have this problem.
-- Newegg rebate is terrible. I had 3 different rebates processed by "Newegg" and the company that it outsourced to. All 3 were claimed to be processed and mailed to me. And yet, I received none of it. What are the chances that all 3 are lost in the mails? I highly, highly doubt it. When I called the rebate company, the CSR was impatient and was very rude to me and told me that the promotional period has ended and she cannot reissue anything, and there is nothing she can do. 3 rebates over $100 all lost.
Overall Review: -- DO NOT BUY. Lousy device, hence free after MIR, and the rebate never come.
-- Newegg, if you want to do rebate, do it yourself or with reputable company. That company is screwing you and stealing your money. Personally I would never buy another product with rebate processed by "Newegg" or its outsourced company again. Or at least I would not waste time sending it the rebate. Just more hassle and no chance of getting anything anyway.
Pros: Great quiet case and elegant design. Easy to install. Fan filters in the front and bottom. So easy to build in. Lots of room.
Cons: Missing accessory box, and Newegg said it is not included since it is not in the pictures. Sent pictures of what the accessory box looks like and what it is (external links to review sites). Escalated the issue to a supervisor and the answer was the same. Really? Newegg? You are in the business of selling PC components and your staff does not even know what is the accessory box for a computer case? How am I supposed to build a PC without it? Very disappointed in Newegg support. Minus 1 egg.
Overall Review: Fractal Design came to the rescue. I opened a support ticket, and Fractal Design responded within a day and sent me the accessory box after I gave them the invoice and serial number. I have bought around 5 Fractal cases and will continue to support a company with great customer service.
Pros: Nice low power budget card. Great cover on the electronics/cap. EVGA brand and it is super quiet.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Overall Review: This does not occupy the entire PCIe x16 slot. This is great if you just want to have low budget card for display.
Pros: Cheap, nice color LED and quiet, moves good amount of air
Cons: Be aware that the 3 pin cable is very short. I think it is around 6 inches. If you use it as a front case fan it likely will not reach the motherboard, resulting the use of the 4-pin molex.
Overall Review: I recommend measuring the distance of the fan location to the fan header of the motherboard first before purchasing. Good fan, short cable.
Pros: Low/normal profile. XMP setup is a breeze. Nice look and runs great. Great backward compatibility too with old i7 2600k system
Cons: Price? None that I can think of really.
Overall Review: Rock solid memory. I only had RMA Corsair XMS memory (DDR) years ago, and has yet to run into a bad stick since. I have bought at least over $2000 worth of memory for various systems since then, and had Kingston HyperX, G.Skill Ripjaws (a few times), Crucial Ballistix Sports all gone bad or DOA. Corsair memory is the best (binned and tested?)
My setup -
AMD 8300 OC
4x CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB total
ASRock 990FX Professional
EVGA GTX 980
EVGA G2 850
Pros: Low/normal profile, XMP enabled, nice look with heatsink, lifetime warranty from Crucial. Good brand name. Compatible with AMD and Intel.
Cons: I bought 4 packages (8 sticks) and 1 package had errors in memTest86+. RMA to Newegg. Replacement issue and waiting for replacement to arrive
Overall Review: I probably will not buy this in the future. I have had 3 Crucial memory modules go bad on me, and none so far with Corsair. I think I will pay a few dollars more for Corsair. Corsair probably gets the memory chips from Micron/Crucial anyway but they might be binned better. Or tested.
Pros: This is the best X79 motherboard that you can get. It has more features that you can ever use. I am not a heavy OC so I just set the multiplier to 43, RAM to XMP and call it day. It has run solidly since the build. It looks really nice. Great spacing if you plan to run 2-way SLI or Crossfire. 2-way is the proper way to go. The rating is 4.5 out 5 but Newegg does not allow half egg increment.
Cons: I want to get another one but it is currently out of stock. The game code is only valid until March 2015 (minus 0.5 eggs). However, if Newegg continues to stock and sell this motherboard, those of us that bought it after that date should be able to get a game code. It is easy to do - ASUS can provide a link to us, and requires anyone to provide a proof of purchase/invoice (dated after March 2015) to submit a copy, and then email us a valid game code to download the game. It is a bit of work but ASUS, we paid top dollars for this board. This will really enhance your PR and solidify your reputation. Plus there are not that many people that bought this board so the work should be minimal.
Overall Review: My build -
G Skill 64GB DDR3 at 2133MHz
EVGA G2 850 PSU
Samsung EVO 850 500GB
EVGA GTX 980 (probably will get another 1 for SLI)
Windows 7 Ultimate
Pros: Very powerful. I have charged my iPhone 5 4 times so far and I have used only 25-50%. I believe I will be able to charge it 10 times before I need to charge the battery. I have owned Anker, I/O Gear, Fremo (x2) and this is the largest capacity batter pack. The best part is this is also inexpensive. Get it!
Cons: Heavy and large. Much larger than any other batter pack I have owned. However, I am traveling to CES and I know with just this battery pack I no longer need to carry a charger.
Overall Review: I would recommend this battery pack for frequent traveler for its price and performance. I would buy it again if I have the need.
Pros: Good price to performance, probably the cheapest 1kw PSU that you can find, virtually rock solid, good cables and fully modular, 10-year warranty
Cons: Red cables for PCI-e but I am fine with it. Still looks good. I really can't think of any other cons. It is a great unit.
Overall Review: There is no better PSU at the moment than EVGA G2 platform. If you know Jonnyguru website you can look up all the G2 scores and you will be impressed. I am not an EVGA fanboy as I also bought Seasonic in the past, but recently EVGA PSUs just dominate the competition with their price to performance, and 10-year warranty. Also, EVGA has really good after sale support. I strongly recommend any G2 as they now have all the wattage across the product line.
My build -
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
2x EVGA GTX 980 SLI
Pros: Great Price, excellent flat ribbon cables, semi-modular, quality power cable that is rated for 850w (14 or 16 awg), has fan connectors
Cons: Non-standard power plug (-.5 egg), voltage output well within specs but not quite at exactly (-.5 egg). I use Thermaltake Dr. Power II to check the voltage. The readout (I bought 2 units) -
Overall Review: I hope Jonnyguru website will pick up this unit and give it a test to check out the voltage regulation and ripple suppression.
Very important - Don't lose the power cord! This unit uses a thick 3 prong power cord but it is not your standard PC Power cord. However, it is rated either 14 or 16awg so it will do the job. Just don't lose it or it you will need replacement.
I bought 2 at volume discount, plus a coupon, brings the total to less than $140 including tax. You can't beat that. Four eggs with the cons, but the price more than makes up for it so it is 5 eggs again, if you can get it with volume discount and coupon. I use 1 and keep 1 as backup.
I love Newegg! I pretty much buy all my electronics from Newegg now.
Pros: Great low price! The picture clarify rivals any IPS monitor. I also have ASUS PB278Q and the quality of this monitor is very similar to that. My monitor has no backlight bleed or any dead pixel.
Multiple input and does not have the antiquated VGA input. VGA input should not be present for any WQHD monitor. Other manufacturers should follow suit. Has 1 Dsiplayport, Dual-link DVI, 2 HDMI. I can have 4 PCs connected to this monitor while using a switch box. 3-year warranty.
Cons: The stand is not as good as others, it is a fixed stand and does not have height adjustment, etc. However, it is still better than most Korean monitor stand. The title says IPS but it is AH-VA panel. It is close to IPS and honestly I cannot tell the difference between the 2 (with my HP ZR2740w). I would love to get an HDMI cable with this.
Overall Review: With VISA checkout I saved on the tax and recycling fee and sitting at $300 waiting for the $50 rebate. That makes it an awesome deal if I can get the rebate.
Pros: Great case. Very easy to install. Very spacious for motherboard up E-ATX. Since all the components are in close proximity to each other, I have no need for any cable extension. I was also able to use just 1 SATA power cable to power the SSD and the DVD drive.
Pretty good airflow. My CPU cooler was too tall so I cannot install a 200mm fan on the top.
My ZOTAX GTX 680 AMP was acting up as the fans are hitting the fan grill when installed horizontally. This case saves it as now the GPU is installed vertically and has no problem now.
This is my portal gaming box. However, this box is heavy with all the top end components that it is not very portable anymore. The case itself is not that heavy.
Cons: If you use the hot swap bays, don't use a hdd that gets hot, because there is no air flow for those bays. A 5400rpm hdd might do, but a 7200rpm drive will probably be too hot.
The PSU bay is a bit short. I can barely fit in my Corsair AX1200, and I am not able to use the hot swap bay once the PSU gets in there.
The front stock fans could be better, but are fairly quiet.
No rear exhaust fan so you have to get your own.
If you put a HDD in the internal drive bay (not the hot swap bays), you should get a couple of 80mm fans to cool them.
Overall Review: Get the DEMCiflex fan filters. They are expensive, but will fiter out all the dirt out of your case.
My build -
i7 3930k, OC to 4.3GHz
ASRock X79 Extreme 9
32GB Crucial Ballistix
MSI Lightning GTX 680 SLI
ZOTAC AMP GTX 680 SLI
Seagate 600 240GB x2 in RAID
Samsung DVD Drive
The front LEDs for Power On/HDD are red.
Got all my Rebates from Cooler Master without any problems so great deals!
Pros: Good price. Nice looking heatsink and using only 1.5V, which is good for Intel CPUs. Passed memTest86+ with no errors. XMP enabled and run at 1600MHz with 1 change in the BIOS.
Cons: Incompatible with EVGA X79 Dark. I spent many hours troubleshooting as my newly built system would not install Windows 7 without freezing. After installation, it would randomly restart, sometimes BSDOs with different error messages. I ran everything at stock speed and without XMP (so at 1333MHz) and still it would do the same thing. I could be moving my mouse cursor and all of a sudden the system just restarted. After swapping out power supply, video card, tried different BIOS, I finally bit the bullet and changed out the RAM. And voila, no more random restart/blue screen.
Overall Review: The issue is more with EVGA X79 Dark than with this memory, so I only deduct an Egg. However, if you have that motherboard and thinking of buying this memory, my advice is don't do it. My set up -
i7 4930k (stock speed, no overclock)
EVGA X79 Dark
Crucial memory @1600MHz 8x8GB
EVGA GTX 660
850W Gold PSU
Pros: Large case, plenty of fan mounts, filter in the front and for bottom PSU. Very easy to install e-ATX or XL-ATX Motherboard (EVGA X79 Dark for me).
Cons: The fan mounts on the side panel lack filter, and is slightly too high that it can interfere with large/tall CPU Coolers (non-AIO). I have to swap out a Cooler Master V6 and use a Prolimatech Megahalems so it can fit. Still, when I squeezed it in, the fans still pushed the CPU fan/heatsink upward. As others have noted, there are only 2 screw holes for each of the side panel fan mount, and the plastic holder will break off easily (one of mine did)
Overall Review: Other than the con the case is fairly good. Get it if it is on sale. Otherwise you can do better.
Pros: XMP enabled and works as quad channel on ASUS P9X79 Deluxe. Yes I know it is dual channel kit but when I bought it, it was the cheapest config to get to 64GB. Tested memory for almost a day with memTest86+ and has no error. Low profile is exactly what I need to fit under Thermaltake Frio CPU cooler.
Cons: Price... Memory prices was depressed a year ago. Went up quite a bit this year.
I can only buy 5 kits. I bought 4 but should have bought 5. Could use it in my AMD system.
Overall Review: A lot of the negative reviews are over 1-2 years old. They are due to G Skill made a mistake with the memory timings programming. This has been resolved. Usually when things like this happens they pay extra attention. You can buy with confidence.
G Skill needs to make more low profile high speed high quality memory. I still air cool my CPU so the RipJaws line, although I own them too, is not always appealing to me. This RAM kit really hit a home run.
Pros: Fairly stylish exterior. Nice finish. Round Corners. Low Price. Has nice LED indicator
Cons: I have doubt about its capacity. Short USB charge cable
Overall Review: I tested this with 2 full charge cycles of the battery with an iPhone 5. Each time I charge my iPhone 5 from a single digit or the mid-teens to full capacity. Both times I was able to charge my iPhone 4-5 times before needing to charge the battery. The capacity of the iPhone 5 battery is only 1440mAh. So if you multiply 1400*5 then the capacity is only around 7-8000mAh. I understand there is energy loss in conversion, but my Anker with 11000mAh can also charge my iPhone 5 5 times before needing a recharge. So this is an disappointment. I was hoping for 6-7 times charge so I can take it for a planned trip, now I need to bring a charger. -1.5 Eggs. The USB charge cable is of high quality, but is only 6 inches long. If it is a foot or 2 that would be much better. -0.5 Eggs.
Pros: Has Battery Life Indicator. Flash light. Easy to use. Lightweight
Cons: The readings for the 1.0A and 2.1A output are very hard to read. It would be nice if there is some contrast printed on it. The flashlight is not too bright but just okay. Also, I don't think it is quite 10000 mAh as I could only charge my iPhone 5 3 times (from around 15-20% full) before requiring a charge for the battery
Overall Review: Got it for around $20 so it is a good value. Will see how long this lasts.
Pros: Tested with the following boards: ASUS P9X79, ASUS P9X79 Pro, ASUS Rampage IV Extreme, Intel DX79SI, ASRock x79 Extreme 6, EVGA x79 Dark. The memory is compatible and passed memtest86+ v5.1 with no errors. Yes I do have access to all these boards in my lab. Low Profile and runs at 1.5V. Has only 1 XMP Profile and set it and it is good to go. Good memory.
Cons: Price. DDR3 64GB (8x8GB) has been going up in price. I grabbed a second set of this right with a 10% off coupon right before the latest price hike. Color. It is in the middle of baby blue and dark blue and just doesn't quite match the RIVE in color scheme. I wish it is black so it can be matched easier.
Overall Review: This is my second set of this memory. I am surprised that there is no reviews of this memory. Perhaps it just works. Unlike the G Skill 1333 64GB that I bought with a bad stick. This is plain old memory with no drama.
Pros: Good Power Supply. Tested with various builds and works very well.
Cons: Semi-Modular. I wish there is the Hybrid Mode that I can turn off the fan at low load. Cables a bit short.
Pros: Good finish, has good indicator light, charges my iPhone 5 like a wall charger. Sturdy. There is a reason this is the most popular battery.
Cons: Price. This is the most expensive battery for this capacity range. Square shape and it is not quite convenient to carry around. Heavier than my other batteries.
Overall Review: Have not charged enough cycles to know the true capacity yet. Newegg ships fast.
Pros: Fast charging, nice finish, great indicator light to show how much charge is left, and when charging the battery, what charge level it is currently at. Nice long USB cable for charging the battery. Manufacturer responded in 1 day for support.
Cons: No charging tips included, as indicated in the picture! I contacted the manufacturer and was told in a new revision, no charging tips are now included, but can be purchased separately. I contacted Newegg as well but there is no set available in the warehouse. The picture should be removed.
Overall Review: Newegg made things right for me, and ships fast. Just need to remove the picture so as not to confuse future buyers.
Pros: Lightweight, very nice finish, comes with carrying pouch, and works well and charges well. Charges my iPhone 5 quickly just like a wall charger, price (got it on Shell Shocker)
Cons: For this price I cannot see any. Perhaps increase the capacity more.
Overall Review: Newegg ships fast.
Pros: 4 cables at the price of 1. Tested each cable and all work with iOS 7.1.1. Good to have spares
Overall Review: The seller is in China but ships very fast. I got it in under 5 days. Get this package. It is the best value for your money.
Pros: Sturdy, short, and works with iOS 7.1.1. I can carry the cable and a portable battery bank and charge the phone while I go around town.
Cons: Fairly expensive. $8 for a cable. But what can you do? You need the cable to charge the phone.
Overall Review: As usual Newegg shipped very fast. Got it in 2 days with free shipping.