Date Joined: 12/15/07
Pros: I prefer Patriot memory because it performs consistently, I've never had mobo compatibility issues, and they're always cheaper than competitor models at similar latencies.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: This card performs admirably well. I love MSI cards because of their clock speeds, superior heatsink/fan setups and bundled software.
Cons: It's not a 7900 or a GTX690. But it also cost under $200.
Pros: I missed a few of the features from the original, but overall this is as much fun as I expected.
Cons: A few small bugs, but nothing critical.
Pros: Like the many other Rosewill accessories I own, these are the perfect mix of value and functionality. Slightly higher price than the bottom barrel, but less than the self-inflated brands. They do exactly what they are supposed to.
Cons: They may not last ten years, but at this price point, they're not supposed to. HDMI will be long gone by then anyway.
Pros: Fully convertible front-facing carseat for half of what most brands charge. Well made, easy to install and has enough features (decent padding, cup holder, height-adjustable headrest) that make it an excellent value.
Cons: I doesn't have all of the extra padding or frills that other seats have, nor does the back come off to be just a booster seat (it's a highback only, which is fine), but at half the price, this is only a technicality in my book.
Pros: Great steam output. Easy to refill. Heats up quickly. Idle timer is a plus.
Cons: None for me. It doesn't get as hot as some models, but I've never had a problem with it not being hot enough for the applications I use it for. It doesn't last forever, but at this price, that's not an issue.
Overall Review: I love this iron. This is my second one, having purchased two more expensive models in between. They didn't come close to the performance and convenience of this one, which is why I'm buying a second one.
Pros: The fan seems to run pretty well, and would likely be a piece of cake to install.
Cons: This fan is only compatible with the older model 360, which I did not realize before purchasing, and this is not clearly indicated anywhere in the specs on Newegg.
Overall Review: Mostly useless for me because of the con above, although I will likely mod it to work for my 360 slim. Mostly buyer error, which is why I rated 3 eggs.
Pros: I appreciate the extra real estate that this controller offers for grip. Battery life is good and you won't find a better third party controller with Bluetooth connectivity (versus the typical RF).
Cons: The analog sticks are a little too high, which means limits precision. Zero problem for RPG/Adventure or other types of games, but not ideal for FPS.
Overall Review: At this price, I couldn't be happier with what the controller offers.
Pros: This game is a ton of fun. I'm amazed that a game with this level of graphical beauty runs so smoothly. With graphical settings maxed on my last gen gaming rig (Phenom II X4 + GTX460) I see zero lag or glitching.
There's enough content here to for 100+ hours of game time if you want it, or you can skip right through to the main storyline for a quicker playthrough, if that's what you prefer.
Cons: The crafting system is slow to build and cumbersome at first, but once you get going it almost negates the need for waiting for that next piece of loot or shop item to upgrade your gear, so it's not really a con at all.
Overall Review: Anyone who played Fable will feel very familiar playing this game, and then realize that this is what Fable should have been.
Pros: Everything is spaced out well, as opposed to other boards.
Compatible with AM3 and AM3+, so you can upgrade in steps.
One of the few AM3+ boards ready for SLI or Crossfire, which is a plus. 2-way SLI is x16/x16, which is only something you find on higher end boards.
Without changing any other hardware, I was able to increase my overclocking by 10% from where it was prior and it has stayed completely stable.
Cons: Virtually none. If you're looking for 3-way SLI, there really isn't room for 3 full-size 2-slot cards, but that isn't something I personally need, so it's not a con for me.
Overall Review: For me, this was the perfect board with the right specs amount of premium features without the extra premium price tag.
Pros: Setup was a breeze. Easier than prevoius routers I have used, despite the additional features. Wifi strength is good. Gaming settings work well, bandwidth managed well, even when multiple computers gaming through this router.
Cons: None for my uses.
Pros: Exactly what it said it was.
Pros: Pretty consistent card. I haven't played with overclocking yet, but the temps only vary 5-10C under load, which is impressive. Been playing Rift on max settings with almost no graphical lag. Excellent performance for the price I paid compared to the newer 500 series cards.
Cons: I had an older mobo and had to play around for a few days with bios versions to find one that agreed with this card. Early on I had problems with either the board or the PSU not recognizing the card and it therefore would not start up, but since I figured it out have had zero issues.
Pros: CPU is sitting around 23C idle, 40-45C under load. Down 20+ from using mid range tower heatsink cooler. Simple low-maintenance alternative to a full water cooling setup.
Cons: As many have indicated, the short and relatively inflexible tubing can be problematic. I had to completely flip my airflow inside the tower to accomodate the recommended setup with the H70 radiator as an intake.
Pros: Moves a good amount of air - keeping my laptop cool now that the stock interior fan is wearing down. Sturdy metal construction. Adjustable height/angle is nice, as well as the little storage drawer inside the stand.
Cons: As others have mentioned, the wrist support blocks front I/O ports. This can be removed, so it's by no means a deal breaker, but I've worked around it by propping the wrist support up and tucking my headset jacks underneath it.
Overall Review: Overall pretty well made, and for the deal I got it at, I'm more than satisfied.