Date Joined: 07/28/05
Pros: -Coming from a TN panel, this IPS panel with some minor tweaking is gorgeous.
-144hz FreeSync is a dream.
-1440p is more demanding but it was worth it because I sit close enough to my monitor that I notice a difference.
Cons: -OSD layout is a nightmare to navigate. The buttons displayed on the OSD and the labels on the physical buttons don't match up. It was really confusing at first.
-The build is less premium than much more expensive brands, which is completely acceptable considering the price differences. However the casing for the panel on the top side doesn't close together cleanly and my panel is slightly pushed in on the bottom right corner.
Overall Review: -The stand is kind of cheaply made and it's not easy to make fine adjustments. For example, when adjusting the tilt I end up very easily raising or lowering the monitors height on accident.
-The speakers are exactly what you'd expect from monitor integrated speakers. They work well enough for basic tasks like notifications or YouTube, but don't expect to have a pleasant experience trying to listen to music or game with them.
Pros: My girlfriend and I both use this simultaneously while playing PokemonGo for hours at a time. Can't beat it!
Pros: Handles 1080p 60fps on most games on High or Ultra settings, depending on the game. Mine overclocked well and stays below 78c at full load. Quiet.
Cons: A bit expensive (I paid $236). These days you're better off with an RX 480 at this price range.
Overall Review: I regret not waiting a few more months and getting the RX 480 due to price.
Pros: Inexpensive and works great. I saved myself a ton money by buying a cheap 8gb phone and threw it this bad boy.
Pros: Great speeds and storage capacity for the price. My girlfriend's basic 3DS SD Card was out of space and needed more.
Pros: Easy to set-up. Works like it should.
Cons: It's slower than the wifi straight from my router, but that's to be expected.
Pros: Used 2 of these for a push/pull configuration for my Hyper 212 Evo. The stock fan was way too loud at full load. These fans do a better job cooling at a lower RPM. In my Define R4, I can no longer hear the CPU fan running like I could previously.
Cons: I'm not a fan of the rubber corners because the screws basically just slip in instead of grabbing onto it tightly. I'm sure it will hold just fine, but I like the plastic corners better.
Overall Review: I paid more for 2 of these fans than I paid for my Hyper 212 Evo, but they work so well together. 10/10 would do again.
Pros: Reads/writes at decent speeds while producing a minimal amount of noise. This might just be because of my Fractal Design Define R4 case which has a lot of noise dampening though.
Overall Review: While optical drives are useless for most people in today's society, having one in your PC is still a no-brainer. They're cheap, use very little power and don't take up much room. Even if you only use it once or twice a year, they're worth the cost.
-Great for low end PCs
-Bad airflow to noise ratio
Overall Review: If you're looking for a pack of reliable case fans for a low budget PC, this is a good choice. I originally added 3 to my case and 1 to my Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo heatsink for a push/pull configuration but the noise was unbearable without a fan controller so I eliminated them.
Pros: If you're gaming on a budget, this is a must see CPU. It has a low cost and fairly high performance. I have it running with an R9 270 and 16gb 2133 RAM. I have no major complaints with it from a gaming standpoint, it shreds through most games on High/Ultra without a hitch.
Cons: Overclockability is pretty weak. I can get this 100% stable at 4.2ghz, but anything higher gets unstable. I ran it at 4.3ghz for a while but the system would lock up once every couple of days and I didn't want to raise the voltage much higher. Hopefully the Godavari 870k will overclock better.
Overall Review: I personally will be upgrading to the Godavari Athlon x4 870k when it is released. While this is a solid chip, I just want to upgrade to the newest and best FM2+ chip when the time comes.
I have been playing The Witcher 3 extensively on this chip at 4.2GHz and a MSI R9 270 with a mixture of High and Ultra settings @ 1080P with Hairworks Disabled. I am seeing a very steady 40-45 FPS with the occasional 35 in highly populated areas and 60+ in caves and out in the wilderness. I would highly recommend this chip to a budget gamer.
Pros: My 17.3" Acer V3-771G fits in this like a glove.
Nice strong zipper, a perfect solution for storing a laptop.
No unnecessary pouches or carry strap.
Pros: I put this on my Core 2 Quad Q8300 Overclocked at 3.3ghz and I've never gone over 60c at full load.
Cons: Loud at full speed, but it has never gone that high without me causing it to manually.
Overall Review: Combined with artic silver 5, you can't lose.
Pros: Excellent product for cooling, I got about 8 uses out of one tube. Replaced the thermal compound on 3 GPUs and 5 CPUs and I couldn't be happier.
Overall Review: So good that I bought another just to have on hand.
Pros: Popped it into my fathers old Dell Inspiron PC and it made a big difference over the preinstalled 512mb of RAM. No configuration needed, completely plug and play.
Cons: Shipping took over a week which is abnormal for NewEgg purchases.
Overall Review: The silver metal heatsinks are very pleasing to the eyes.
Pros: Bought this to upgrade my low end Lenovo G555 laptop from 3gb to 4gb. What a major improvement it has made. I am very happy with this purchase and there has not been a single issue.
Cons: I'm upset that I didn't buy 2 sticks, the timings on this are better than the stock 2gb stick.
Pros: I bought this monitor originally in 2007. To this day it still works great. It had been moved with my from house to house and I was trying to find something stable. It survived my apartment burning down in 2010 and being sprayed with a fire hose. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this baby turn on again after all that. It developed a dead pixel from the accident, which is totally understandable. It's still fully functional and still being used today.
Cons: Nothing in the slightest.
Pros: -Several years of ownership and stiff running strong.
-Easy to install
-My neighbors love them (kidding)
Cons: Sub is pretty large for a set of PC speakers, not recommended if you have a small desk or little room available.
Overall Review: Quite a nice upgrade over built-in monitor or laptop speakers. You can actually hear things!
Pros: 3 years later and still running like brand new. This is a fast, high capacity SSD that I use to run my system OS and my MMORPG's. System boots in 10 seconds or less, in-game loading times are minimal. I'm very pleased with this SSD.
Cons: System didn't immediately recognize this drive, but this issue was easy enough to resolve.
Overall Review: This was my first SSD and I couldn't be happier. I have bought several SSD's of different models for my additional PCs and for family members.
Pros: Has not stopped working and it has zero issues reading all types of cards that I insert into it.
Overall Review: Bought this for my father, the usb port broke off of his previous card reader. He was delighted to use this new card reader.
Pros: I holds data and doesn't have any issues.
Overall Review: I bought this for my fathers Garmin GPS for map updates. Of course the Garmin had an internal storage that was just a few MBs shy of being able to hold the update on it's own. A scam to sell you an expansion card, I'm sure.
Pros: -System immediately recognized the SSD
-Seems very stable so far
-60gb of usable space, perfect for running your OS
-Windows 7 Ultimate Installation took mere moments
-Extremely fast shipping
Cons: It's not the fastest SSD on the market, but for the price and storage size it is an excellent deal.
Overall Review: A small SSD running your system OS can make a major difference to your system. I bought this SSD for a very low end laptop that I use for my business. I instantly saw a major difference. My system runs cooler and faster.
Lenovo G555 Laptop
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
AMD Athlon II Dual-Core M320 2.10 GHz
G.Skill RAM 4.0GB DDR2 800 PC2 6400
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
Windows Experience Index Scores: 1.0 Lowest - 7.9 Highest
Processor - 5.1
RAM - 5.5
Graphics - 3.8
Gaming Graphics - 5.2
Primary Hard Disk - 7.6
Pros: My Xbox One immediately recognized this device and offered to format it. I effectively had 3.63TB of space available after the format. I have 20+ games installed and DLC's and I'm using right at 11%.
Cons: None to speak of at this current time.
Overall Review: It arrived within 3-4 days using the free eggsaver shipping.
Pros: Lots of option, VGA, DVI, and HDMI ports :D Build in speakers work great.
I have my Xbox360 hooked up on this baby and the picture/sound is phenomenal. The weight is perfect, not too heavy but heavy enough to stop it from sliding all over your desk. Thoroughly impressed. :)
Cons: The buttons on the front panel are a little awkward to use at first, but once you're set up it's not like you're going to be using them very often.
Overall Review: If I had a bigger desk I'd buy another and dual-display them.
Pros: Works like a charm for such a low price. 64 bit support and a decent graphics card makes this a perfect inexpensive laptop for your basic daily computing. Wonderful for office work or even for just using it at home.
Cons: The speakers on the laptop are not nearly as loud as I would like them. Theyre perfect for listening to some music as you work or watching a movie alone, but the noise of another person talking can completely cover up what youre listening to.
Overall Review: I would highly suggest this laptop if you're a first time buyer looking to get started. Also a cheap system for a college student to use.