cover
Gary G.

Gary G.

Joined on 05/14/03

0
0

Product Reviews
product reviews
  • 9
Most Favorable Review

Great Little Board

GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: great price, decent overlocking ability, very good customer support.

Cons: pci-e 1.1(no biggie)

Overall Review: absolutely the best intel dual/quad core board for the money. newegg is great as always.

Most Critical Review

Nasty Tech Support

Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina 1.75g Premium Ceramic, Polysynthetic thermal compound  AA-1.75G
Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina 1.75g Premium Ceramic, Polysynthetic thermal compound AA-1.75G

Pros: May be a good product.

Cons: Package comes with no directions and does not install the same way as other greases. And if you don't do it right you may not get proper temperatures. On the tube its says go to their website for instructions which can be tough to do when your computer is not even built yet. My motherboard manual said to spread a thin coating of thermal grease on the cpu which is what I did, but for this product, that is incorrect. Once you install it, it is very difficult to get the stuff off. When I called tech support and talked to the head guy there I asked if they would make it right since there were no install directions in the package, by sending me the arctic 1 and 2 removal, which they highly recommend for removing the compound, he just said thank you for using our product and hung up on me. I call back to clarify and he was very nasty.

Overall Review: Newegg is the best, don't have any problems with Newegg. I just think that just because a product may be popular that the manufacturer's tech support should not take it for granted by being short and nasty.

well made card but no overclocking

MSI Radeon HD 4830 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card R4830-T2D512
MSI Radeon HD 4830 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card R4830-T2D512

Pros: well made card hardware wise. runs cool.

Cons: when you look at the box it comes with it says "good overclocking potential " and the truth is unless your using the old outdated driver you can't overclock. some folks are using riva tuner and they think its overclocked but once you get in the game it runs on its default clock settings. i've proved this with using 3dmark before and after riva tuner overclocking as well as checking frame rates in games..

Overall Review: if your looking for a solid 4830 for a great price then this is a deal. just can't overclock it. i had to give it only 3 eggs because of the false advertising about overclocking on the retail box.

Best cooler for the money

MASSCOOL 8WA741 92mm Ball CPU Cooler
MASSCOOL 8WA741 92mm Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: copper, quiet. lowered my load temps at least 12*c. overclocking and staying cool. highly recommend.

Cons: see other thoughts

Overall Review: missing the paste, but i was going to use my own non-electrical paste anyway and newegg took care of it anyway.

nice, quiet

COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-12AK-GP 120mm Silent Fan 120 SI1
COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-12AK-GP 120mm Silent Fan 120 SI1

Pros: nice, quiet

Cons: none

great case for the price

Cooler Master ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Cooler Master ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: nice case for the cash. it will easily fit any monster sized video card out there as long as you don't block the space with a drive. quiet fan. i put an extra fan in the front.

Cons: logo on front seemed a little tacky at first but it kinda grows on ya after a while.

Overall Review: can't beat it for the money.