Date Joined: 02/12/06
Pros: Looks great
Plenty of space and lots of extra screws
All the wires from the front panel labeled clearly
My power button worked!
With 80mm fan in front of HDs and mesh panels everywhere on the front there is lots of room for air to come through.
Cons: -Can only use 3 of the internal HD bays for HDs.
-With a long video card like my 260 and stiff power wires, I can only use 2 of the internal HD bays
-80mm fan powerful and quiet but the 120mm fan is very weak; barely feel any air is moving at all
-Exterior panels flex a lot
-Front cover PITA to remove, broke one of the six clips on the first try. Only need to remove it to remove the screws on the metal mesh cover panels.
Overall Review: My system build:
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
EVGA 121-BL-E756-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX SLI Micro Intel Motherboard - Retail
EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ - Retail
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support – Retail
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Pros: Great BIOS, was able to set my memory up correctly very easily.
Looks great in the case
I'm not overclocking but stock heatsinks cool off the chipsets well
Plenty of fan headers and I/O
Diagnostics/power/reset buttons on MB in case you wired front panel wrong
Cons: - Manual does not describe all BIOS settings, about 5 or 6 settings are missing. Other than that- very good manual.
- Wish it had more 4 pin fan headers for speed control as well as monitoring
Pros: Insane framerates in WoW maxed out (never below 40 in Raid/Dalaran) - usually between 150-200fps. I enable vertical sync to lock everything at 60fps to save some power and hopefully it will last longer
Cons: long - go figure
Every rating mentions the length so you best make sure it fits! It fits in my case - see below. Reason it's a con for me is that because of the stiff power cables won't bend around the video card so I lost a HD bay.
Pros: Very Quiet
Tons of connectors
Very nice finishes on wires and connectors
Power cable is twice as thick as my old one
Cons: Area around connectors is rather stiff, costing me a HD bay in my case because I couldn't bend the wire around my video card and into the HD
Pros: Very fast processor
Built in thermal protection (w/ BIOS setting see below)
All the Intel bells & whistles
Cons: Instructions for stock heatsink were confusing. My temps were hitting 100C in WoW and 60C idle. I realized you only have to push the pins in to lock, thought you had to turn the heads too. This was unlocking the pins and causing the heatsink to break contact with processor. Once I googled my problem I found a site that had step by step instructions. Now im at 40C idle and 52C with WoW maxed out
Pros: Was able to set timings and voltage fine in my BIOS
Works great, if I need more I will buy this again
Pros: Very quiet and fast drive, use it as my main OS drive
Pros: Faster & Quieter than my last drive
Perfect for mobo without IDE
Pros: Easy to use, install, and configure
Found all my drivers
Lots of neat stuff coming from my previous XP system
Cons: slight learning curve from XP
haven't figured out how to join a workgroup with XP computers but I probably just need to spend a little more time with google
Pros: My old laptop memory controller died and I was out of warranty. My HD was still good so I bought this case and was able to retrieve my documents off my old computer and put them on my new one. I then reformatted by old drive and now I have a 30Gb USB drive! Works great!! Only 1 USB cord and no external power so I'm pretty sure you need a powered port. I am using this off an external powered hub and it works great.
Overall Review: It could use an On/Off switch, but that is my opinion - not really a con.
Pros: I have two of these and they both work great!! I had a USB WIFI connector but only had 1.1 ports on my old laptops. I couldn't stream lossless audio & JPEGs without hiccups. Bought two of these cards for two laptops and the are perfect! Super easy to set up, great signal, they don't get hot, no problems!!
Overall Review: If you don't have WIFI built into your laptop, BUY THIS CARD!!
Pros: Cheap, keyboard with extra functions, ZOOM, nice optical mouse - great set!!
Overall Review: Would be nice if they added a button next to the zoom slider to automatically go back to 100% - not really a con though because you can just learn the shortcut.
Pros: Great little powered hub. I like how the ports don't block each other and the port on top for my flash drive. It's powered and runs my two non-powered external HD's with no problem.
Overall Review: It's a little light and can move around when plugging things in and out - not really a con.
Pros: Does a great job of extending a USB cable. Nice, solid connectors.
Overall Review: It's cheap enough, get it!
Pros: Small, tough exterior, no cap to lose, good warranty
Cons: worked in 4 PCs. tried copying files from a mac - first 500MB OK, second 500MB fried this thing. No recovery program could retreive data - totally toasted. PCs could detect that it was connected but not that there was any storage. It was formatted fat32.
Overall Review: Called sandisk and they replaced it. I will still use it but backup my data daily instead of weekly.
Pros: I have 3 devices plugged in the front and my bulky thumb drive plugged in the top; perfect! Nice and small.
Cons: Cord could be a little longer
Overall Review: Fantastic small powered USB hub designed so ports won't block each other.
Pros: I'm not a heavy gamer but some games came out (Heroes V, WoW) that I wanted to try and my old card (Matrox G400) couldn't handle. Plays Heroes V at 1600x1200 with max details and looks great. I'm not sure of fps but on this type of game it's not as big a deal as it is with a first person shooter. Glad I got it!
Overall Review: I was deciding between this and the 7600GT and I'm glad I saved my cash with this because it is all I need. Works fine in a AGP 4X 2.0 slot computer.
Cons: Won't hold a SLR
Overall Review: Got it free with some Sony batteries. I didn't pay for it but for what Newegg is currently charging for them, it's not bad. It is meant for a tabletop tripod and it will only hold a small point and shoot. If you are tired of holding the camera for your self portraits, this is for you. It is so small it will fit in your camera case. Only put it on the floor if you want a picture of your shoes or ants or something.
Pros: Good capacity. Nice price.
Pros: Great value memory
No problems upgrade Dell 4000 to 1.5GB memory!
Pros: Very good memory! Used in Sony VAIO PCG-GRT390ZP. See other thoughts.
Overall Review: I had 256MB module in slot 1 and slot 2 was blank. Inserted card in slot two and it was unrecognized by Windows. Swapped the two modules and Windows shows 1.3GB memory - perfect!
Pros: I have a Canon PIXMA MP500 and this is the correct yellow ink tank. Works great and lasts about a year for us with light occasional photos, normal prints and copies.
Overall Review: Good cheap ink that lasts!
Pros: It's ink. If it's the one you need, it's good! I have a Canon PIXMA iP6210D and it works great.
Cons: Don't install, remove, then reinstall. It won't work. Once you insert it, leave it in until the ink is gone.