Date Joined: 11/13/04
Pros: ~Elegant overall look with the clean lines and aluminum on the front panel. RGB on the Front panel looks great...love all the different modes.
~Cable management was a breeze. I have the CoolerMaster ML240R cpu cooler that has it's own controller and a another fan controller w/5 adressable RGB fans combined running to them and had absolutely no problem with cable management. Plenty of cable tie down spots and they include like 20 zip ties in the box which saved me a trip to the hardware store. THANKS!
~Lots of 2.5" drive mounts.
~The mounting for the side panels is awesome...especially the side behind the motherboard tray. So much easier to put on than the slide on panels. Tempered glass side panel is the heaviest I've used yet.
~Lots of room for fans.
Cons: ~Why molex...really Lian Li? It's 2019 not 2005.
~Rubber grommets suck but not enough to take an egg off.
Overall Review: This is just a straight forward, easy to build in case that really looks more expensive than it is. At just under $90, I feel i got everything I expected and then some. Can't wait to finish my build off with 2 Team Group Delta R SSD's that I can mount on top of the PSU shroud when they finally come back in stock.
Pros: -5 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 3.1 Type C port on the back panel plus 3 USB 2.0 headers, 2 front panel 3.0 headers and a Type 3.1 front header on the board
-Plenty of room to add more storage
-Very nice power phase design for this price
-Bios is extremely easy to get around
-No problems with XMP, but i also updated to the latest Bios before I did anything else
-Overclocks my 8600K very nicely and is very stable
-Plenty of fan headers for me
-Aesthetically the board is beautiful. Really love the black and gray color scheme. The RGB is very well implemented on the board to where it's not overpowering and gaudy.
Cons: Absolutely none so far
Overall Review: At $160, I don't think I could have found a better motherboard. I've built PCs for other people with ASRock boards but this is the 1st one I've bought for myself and I couldn't be any happier with my board choice. I'm a longtime Asus ROG fanboy, but to get the same features on an an Asus board that I have on this ASRock board, I would have had to spend an extra $30-$40. I would definitely recommend this motherboard to anybody looking for a sub-$200 board.
Pros: -Great cooling performance for the price
-Easy installation. Just install the block on the cpu before you put it in your case.
-RGB if you want it
-Fans push a decent amount of air
Cons: Fans are loud at the highest setting?
Overall Review: Honestly, for $70, this thing is a steal and I actually like the way it looks compared to certain other CLC from other brands.
Pros: -Great "gaming" headset. I can pinpoint anybody just by listening for their footsteps.
-If you like bass, you will like this headset. Music and movies sound great as well.
- Very comfy. I'm not big on leather so these a almost perfect for me. My ears don't sweat and they don't hurt my jaw.
-Been told the mic is very clear and natural sounding from my gaming buds.
-AMAZING BATTERY LIFE! Can game hard for 2 days straight before they need charged. The built in auto shut-off is great and can be set to different lengths of time without any audio activity.
Cons: A touch on the bulky side. I'm coming from a set of SS Arctis 5 so yes these G533's are a decent amount bigger. Not heavy by any means and they don't cause "head fatigue", but they are bigger.
Overall Review: This is a really good, nice quality wireless headset. Logitech did good with them. For $85 here on Newegg, they can't be beat. Definitely recommended!
Pros: ~Great color/picture. Just a totally new experience coming from a 10 year-old 1080p monitor. I'm still using my old monitor as a 2nd and the difference is is like night and day...the Acer is just a more vibrant and sharp display.
~144HZ refresh rate is is just amazing. Games run so much smoother now. Works well with my Gigabyte GTX 1070 Extreme Gaming so don't listen if someone says this monitor won't work with Nvidia cards at 144HZ
~2K resolution is perfect for a 27" display. Plenty more desktop space to work versus the 1080p display it replaced.
~Absolutely no backlight bleed on the one I received.
~No dead pixels. I literally spent 2 hours looking and didn't find a single one.
~Frameless design is nice, but keep in mind that while there is minimal bezel around the top and sides, there is also about 1/4" black border on all three sides that's actually part of the screen itself. The actual viewing area on the screen IS, in fact, 27" though...I measured it.
~The stand is fine. Tilts up and down just fine and plenty sturdy enough. Don't listen to the whiners.
~For a TN display, I can say the viewing angles are not too bad at all.
~Text actually looks really good on this monitor. It's small but I have no trouble reading it at all.
Cons: ~I could do without the orange-ish/copperish color of the bezel but it definitely doesn't bother like i thought it would. I guess the beauty of the the screen has just made me totally look past this.
~No VESA mount. I knew when I bought it and it really never factor into my decision. Basically just trying to find a few cons.
Overall Review: I got it for $360 and for that price, it is well worth it. $400 would be my limit though. I do plan to buy another when they pop up on sale again and will 100% recommend this monitor if someone is looking to go 2k and 144HZ.
Pros: Very nice for what I paid for it. Loads of features.
Cons: Gigabyte RMA service. The board died on me so I RMA'ed it. That was almost 6 weeks ago. According Gigabyte's RMA page, They received the board on 3-9 and repaired it on 3-17. I completely understand that things can go wrong so the rating in this review is in no way a reflection of the motherboard itself. The 2 start rating us based solely on GB's RMA service.
Overall Review: I came back to GB after going Asus for my previous 2 boards and I am very disappointed that I did so. Thankfully I didn't get rid of my Sabertooth Mark 2 motherboard when I decided to downsize to a more compact mATX build. I'm not saying that i will never buy a Gigabyte product again, but I am saying I will definitely consider other brands first before I consider Gigabyte in the future.
Pros: Great layout, great options to customize, and plenty of room for cable management.
Overall Review: Got it for $40 on sale and very happy.
Pros: Lots of features packed on this little guy. SATA Express, M.2, more than enough SATA ports, plenty of USB ports, SLI/Crossfire. Nice look and boots fast with a 4790K and an 850 EVO SSD
Cons: ~Had an issue recently with my USB ports. Got an error out of the blue that they weren't getting enough power causing everything hooked up via USB to stop working. Had to reset Cmos in order to fix it. Hopefully this turns out to be a one time issue.
~First time using a board with the Killer E2200 network chip. While it isn't bad, Intel is much better.
Overall Review: For what I paid for it, $90, this is a great board. If you want to spend $125+, I recommend looking elsewhere...especially if you plan to do any serious overclocking. Aside from my USB issue, I have no regrets with buying this board. I wanted a smaller build that would also leave me with the opportunity to run SLI in the future and this board, at the price i paid for it, is worthy.
Pros: Nothing beats a mechanical keyboard. The feel, response and sound of the keys is exactly what I was looking for. The brightness of the LEDs is perfect..not annoyingly bright. The look is almost perfect. Aside from the red bottom, it's just simple and elegant.
Cons: Would have liked the bottom to black. Other than that, none.
Overall Review: For under $70, this keyboard gave me more than I expected. After seeing a few people complain about the stabilizer bars under the larger keys, I will say, yes, there is a difference in their feel, but at this price it's not even close to a deal breaker. Basically, if you are looking for great entry level mechanical keyboard, this is it.
Pros: ~Well built
~very nice back lighting even though I'm not a fan of blue
~For a membrane keyboard, key presses are decent
~Good cheap temporary replacement for a broken G710+ if found for less than $40
Cons: ~Newegg's price
~To justify the high price on most sites, more functions would have been nice(volume buttons, USB port etc)
~How about a fricken palm rest Logitech...absurd it isn't included
Overall Review: Lets be honest if your coming from a mechanical keyboard, this keyboard isn't going to be anything special for you. My G710+ took a dump on me and I found this on another site for $40 and bought it. Clearly not in the same league as my 710+ but for your run of the mill everyday keyboard, this is a very good option if found for under $40. Hands down better than the MSoft Sidewinder i bought for my son IMO.
-Got it for around 200 bones
Cons: First one went bad within a week, but as with all tech, it does happen from time to time. Still 5 eggs though.
Pros: About a 2 months ago I was forced into selling my HD 7950(along with my MOBO and 3770K) because I needed the cash. Well, I found my old MSI P55-GD65 mobo and found a cheap i7 870 online. I was going to buy another 7950 until I seen the GTX 760 was released. Going "green" again with this EVGA card is something I definitely don't regret. I get the same or BETTER performance at 1080p in the games I play than I did with my 7950 and I haven't began to oc this card yet.
An added plus is that I bought an EVGA card and I get the reassurance of having the best warranty and customer service out there.
Overall Review: I would love to see what this card would have done if I still had my 4.6GHz i7 3770K to pair it with.
Games played so far on it: Bioshock Infinite, Black Ops 2, Metro Last Light, Borderlands 2, & Skyrim. I also have Crysis 3 which I plan on installing after I beat Bioshock and Metro...can't wait for that. I haven't ran any benchies on it and I prolly won't. I am more interested in actual gameplay.
Pros: Stuff works so much better than alcohol. Just lifts the old TIM right off the surface of the heatsink and cpu without a problem
Cons: NONE. I bought my first set 5 years ago and am just now replacing it. Bottles are small but it only takes a little to get the job done
Pros: No dead pixels
Nice picture for a cheap 1080p LED LCD monitor
Cons: Bought it for my nephew but before he took it I compared it side-by-side to my 3 year old Sammy SyncMaster B2430. Text definitely wasn't as clear(still good though)
-Great sound...I hear EVERYTHING ingame
-I've been told that the mic sounds 10x crispier than the gamecom 377 set I replaced these with
-Corsairs warranty and service
Cons: -Durability might be an issue. Just plastic at the pivot joints. We'll see...been 4 months so far with no issues
Pros: I bought this for my sons pc and it is a very nice upgrade over the i3 530 he was using. This G2020 feels quite a bit faster at stock than the i3 530 felt oc'ed to 3.5ghz.
Cons: for the price NONE
Pros: The nice of a mouse with such a high DPI at the price I paid is just awesome. More than exceeds my expectations. My first Steelseries product and definitely won't be the last.
Very durable. With all the people that use and play games on my pc this thing takes a good beating.
Pros: -Does what it supposed to do and temps never went above 75C on my 3770K @4.6GHz running IBT. Temps are even better since I've downgraded to an i7 870 running 3.8GHz.
- Very easy installation
-Looks good in my Corsair 600T w/MNPCTech custom full window side panel
Cons: -A little costly.
Pros: ~SPEED: with ATTO these bench 1000+ read/600+write
~Very well price
~256GB total is perfect for a boot drive. I can put all my games on it.
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: I had a K!ingston HyperX 120GB SSD before this. Well, since the price wasted coming down on the HyperX drive I needed for another, I sold it for what I paid for it and just bought 2 of these instead. Set up my RAID 0 config, installed Win7 Ultimate in no time and it's been smooth sailing ever since. Not a single crash or issue.
~Intel i5 2500K @4.5 w/Corsair H70
~Asus P8P67 Deluxe
~16GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 8-8-8-24
~2x Samsung 830 128GB SSD in RAID 0
~Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB
~EVGA GTX 570 HD(soon to be an Asus or MSI GTX 670)
~Lite-On 12x Blu-Ray burner
~Asus 24x DVD burner
~Corsair HX850 850W PSU
~Win 7 Ultimate x64
~Corsair 600T case
~Samsung B2430 24" LCD 1080p
~Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard
~Razor DeathAdder mouse
~Plantronics Gamecom 377 Headset
Pros: Fired right up out of the box and has been going strong ever since. Meets/exceeds read/write speeds advertised. Looks very sexy in my new 600T case with full acrylic side panel...all of this for just $121 after rebate and promo code...Newegg and Kingston ROCK! Thank you!
Overall Review: In a perfect world, every product manufactured would function properly...This is not a perfect world. People have to understand that sometimes you will get a lemon. i guarantee the for every lemon sold there are hundreds of drives sold without issues. Just send the defective product back for RMA and get a good one...You will love it! Back in the day I bought 2 EVGA GTX260 GPUs and in less thean a year i RMA'ed one card twice and the other once. Sucks but it's the price you pay to go with the top new products. Still an EVGA fan and absolutely love my GTX570 HD.
Intel i5 2500K w/H70 Hydro
Asus P8P67 Deluxe mobo
G.Skill DDR3 1600 CL8 16GB
Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB
EVGA GTX 570 HD
Asus 24x DVDRW
Corsair HX850 850w PSU
Corsair 600T black w/full acrylic side panel(beautiful)
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Samsung SyncMaster B2430 24" LCD
Pros: ~Outstanding performance. Was hitting 70c with AC MX2 and A$5. This brought me down to 50c
~Extremely easy to spread. I put a pea-sized amount on cpu and spread it evenly out.
Overall Review: i5 2500K @ 4.6ghz 1.3v
Pros: Does just as good of a job as the AC MX2 and AS-5 I have here too.
Cons: None...it was free
Overall Review: FREE...Thanks Newegg
Pros: Impressive offering from the Dark Side indeed. Mine hits 4.63GHZ on only 1.3v and I could definitly push it higher.
Overall Review: I have no problem with AMD at all. It just seems that once Intel starting releasing their "CORE" cpus, Intel cpus have been more polished and finished. Sandy Bridge doesn't disappoint and the i5 2500K is definitly a great bang-for-your-buck CPU
Pros: G.SKill never disappoints.
Overall Review: i have bought probably 10 kits of G.skill over the last 3 years and none have went bad and they all meet and exceed their rating speeds...Thanks for the great product G.Skill
Pros: Very nice board with all the features you could ask for. Great layout, overclocks like a dream and best of all it's extremely stable. New UEFI bios is nice and easy to get around. Onboard sound is exceptional. What more can I say?? If you're not interested in Lucid Virtu or Intel Smart Response SSD caching that the Z68 chipset offers, then I recommend you at least give this board a look.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: Couldn't have asked for a better board. OC'ed my 2500K to 4.63GHZ with only 1.30V(great chip) without any problems what so ever. I like buying full featured boards and this doesn't disappoint. Build:
i5 2500K W/Cosair H70 cooler 4.63GHZ
Asus P8P67 Deluxe
G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 CL8
2x Asus AMD HD6850 Crossfired
G.Skill Sniper SSD 120GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB X2 RAID 0
Corsair HX850 PSU
CoolerMaster 690 II case
Windows 7 Ultimate x64