Date Joined: 10/07/06
Pros: Very fast connection speed when it worked. HTTP and any other non-network intensive applications work very well.
Cons: This adapter has got to be the worst adapter I have ever owned in my life. I would gladly prefer a Wireless B connection over this. With this adapter, I am getting CONSTANT connection spikes and drops every minute of its use. Whenever I play any online game, I am ALWAYS getting "Connection Problems" or even getting disconnected from the game. This is unacceptable.
Overall Review: This adapter worked well for about 3 weeks. Do yourself a favor and get a brand name adapter that will not let you down. You get what you pay for.
Pros: Very fast hard drive. No errors upon arrival. Has been very reliable so far.
Cons: HHD Health is reporting 65% drive health. It's end is coming near. I've already noticed this because my computer is getting a lot slower. I'm currently backing up all my stuff just in case.
Overall Review: I don't know if it's this drive in particular, or all drives in general, but 1.5 years of uptime doesn't sound like a whole lot. I may look into the R***or for my next drive.
Pros: Very nice BIOS utility. Overclocked my e2140 straight to 2.6ghz. I probably could go higher if I wanted to.
Cons: The onboard NIC, and the two PCI slots just REFUSE to work. I may have gotten a defective board, but neither the onboard network card or my PCI gigabit NIC would work. I emailed Gigabyte, and their website says they aren't responding to any emails until the 11th... How disappointing.
Overall Review: Initially this board was very pleasing... until after the network adapters would not work. I am using this motherboard for a server build, so networking is the up most important thing. If Gigabyte does not give me a solution to my problem, then I will probably RMA this board and get one of Gigabyte's P31 motherboards. I know Gigabyte isn't this bad, because I own a 965P-DS3, and I love it.
Pros: After a year of using this RAM, it's still performing wonderfully. Only about a couple months ago I finally figured out that I was .1v away from being able to run stable at DDR2-1000 5-5-5-15 2T. Voltage is only at 2.1v right now, I'm pretty sure I could go to DDR2-1200 speeds if I do some massive tweaking.
Cons: None at all. The only thing, which was all me to blame, was that the RAM will not work at DDR2-1000 at 2.0v, and stupid me didn't realize that I needed to bump it up more. Also, the heatspreaders are racing orange, so it will more than likely not match with your rig. My rig is black and blue, but hey, the more I look at it, the better it looks in my case. The orange gives a good accent to the inside.
Overall Review: I paid $100 for this RAM last year. It's amazing how prices drop so rapidly. Oh well, either way I am still very, very happy with this RAM! I will definately buy this RAM again once I get to that point where I will be moving to Vista. Good job Geil!
Pros: This router is very fast, very good connections for all network devices, I have a mixed G/N network. I get 300mbps through many large walls in my house. The router is positioned in the front of the house, while my computer and Xbox 360 is upstairs in the back of the house. My computer gets 5/5 bars and 300mbps with my host's full DL/UL rates.
Cons: Died within 4 days with a Wireless Init error like the other reviewer. I called Tech Support, and they RMA'd my router for a new one. Time will tell whether or not this one will do the same.
Overall Review: I hope that my second router will not also get the Wireless Init Failed error like my previous one. Other than that, it's a very great router!
Pros: Very nice product, I love the control side. The pad is great, it conforms to your hand as you use it. My Razer Habu slides very nicely on it.
Cons: The Razer symbol on the pad started to wear off, so I just scratched off the rest of it.
Overall Review: It's obviously very wide, so make sure you plan out your desk space beforehand.
Pros: Very fast router. Gigabit networking. Lots of cool features. Very fast wireless. Sleek glossy black look.
Cons: My router died out in like 3 days, called up Trendnet Tech Support, and they're RMAing it for a new one. Had to pay for the shipping to California. Oh well, someone has to be unlucky. Thank goodness for 3 year warranty.
Overall Review: I'm sure this is a very rare event for a router of this quality to just die out like mine did. The wired portion still worked, but the wireless was totally inoperable.
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Overall Review: To those who are getting that clicking sound, the fan blades probably are hitting the fan casing. I had this happen to some of my other fans, and I found out that with the open cornered fans, they start warping if you tighten the screws a lot. I loosened the screws, and the clicking noise stopped. Just a suggestion.
Pros: For those of you that are wondering why there are no manual RAM timings in the BIOS, it is because Gigabyte hid them. You have to press Ctrl+F1 while in the main BIOS screen. This is with the F11 BIOS release, and possibly for all the older ones too.
Cons: For those of you that are wondering why there are no manual RAM timings in the BIOS, it is because Gigabyte hid them. You have to press Ctrl+F1 while in the main BIOS screen. This is with the F11 BIOS release, and possibly for all the older ones too.
Overall Review: For those of you that are wondering why there are no manual RAM timings in the BIOS, it is because Gigabyte hid them. You have to press Ctrl+F1 while in the main BIOS screen. This is with the F11 BIOS release, and possibly for all the older ones too.
Pros: This surge protector is very nice. I like how you can manage all the cables, and mount it to the wall if you want to.
Overall Review: I bought three of these, they are definately worth the money.
Pros: Nice looking display, looked great in my case.
Cons: WAY too many wires. They should have sleeved them so that your case wouldn't be so congested. It also would not control any of my four 120mm fans, two of them being Thermaltake. I just wasn't going to fool with it, so I immediately returned it.
Overall Review: Don't waste your money on these things. Just use your motherboard's fan controls. At least those didn't cost $xx to do nothing.
Pros: Does it's job.
Overall Review: Don't use this for USB powered devices like some external hard drives. They just won't turn on.
Pros: This board is definately the best out there for LGA775. Dropped my e4400 right in, everything worked.
Cons: No firewire, but it's not like I'm going to ever use it. The IDE plug is also in a bad place, I almost couldn't get the cable to reach to it over my 8800GTS.
Overall Review: I would definately buy this board again!
Pros: This mouse, despite the few problems, is a very good mouse. DPI buttons, swappable side buttons (I use the buttons that are further forward). Very nice when sniping in an FPS game where you need to get better precision. I would definately buy this again.
Cons: I have not been having these wire problems, yet, although I am sure it will happen later. Drivers aren't as hard as it seems to install; there's a trick to it, and unfortunately I accidentally found out the trick, but forgot what to do.
Overall Review: If you're into the lights and speed, get this mouse. It looks very nice in the dark, and is very fast. I use it at around 800DPI; 1600 and 2000DPI are just too fast, but they're good for shaking off some jets on your tail when they're shooting you down.
Pros: Overclocked to 3.0ghz the second day it was put in my system on stock volts. Will post updates.
Cons: Temps (for me at least) are kind of high, 58C load @ 3.0ghz. That's probably my fault though; modded Scythe Infinity w/ Arctic Silver 5.
Overall Review: Definately the best Core 2 Duo for a budget system.
Pros: I agree with Titus. I have not had any of the paint wear off. Your people's paint probably come off fast because you don't wash your hands. ;)
Overall it's a great keyboard.
Cons: None, other than that it's a little bigger than a normal sized keyboard. G keys are kind of hard to reach while trying to blow someone's head off in a game, but macros are mainly for RPGs anyways.
Overall Review: I can't use the LCD because of my desk's keyboard slideout being to close to the desk itself. I don't use the LCD that much anyways, but I got the G15 because Newegg didn't have the G11 at the time. Still a great buy, however.
Pros: They're nice and tight, hold the CPU fans right on my Infinity.
Cons: Price. You pay more for shipping than the item itself.
Overall Review: I made my own, I took some of the same thickness welding rod and bended it to the exact (or almost exact) measurements. Works just as good, and was free. The welding rod I used was actually stronger than the type made by Scythe.
Pros: Very entertaining game, if you like FPS and strategies. Ranking system is pretty cool.
Cons: The lag is horrible when online. Every time you lag, your sight gets jerked around, making it hard to snipe people.
Overall Review: Make sure your computer can run it. My Pentium 4 HT 2.8ghz, 1gb RAM, ATI Radeon x800gt can't even run it smoothly.
Pros: Very fast. USB2.0. Small and compact. Way cheaper in comparison to buying a flash drive. WDSync software is very useful.
Cons: Like all things, there's some bloatware on it. Not that big of a deal, though.
Pros: Does the job. I bought two and have had no problems.
Pros: It does the job. Works like a charm. The firmware update is a must-have if you are more visual for the icons that represent each slot, and it names the disk drives accordingly.
Cons: The SD cards, and possibly the other cards, when in the slot, stick out farther than I expected. But this is just a minor inconvenience.
Pros: Very good floppy drive. Name brand. Actually quieter to my previous one.
Overall Review: It has a deeper pitch when reading a floppy compared to my other floppy drive which had a very high, irritating pitch.
Pros: This case is the bomb! I love the front LED, and the LED fan in the back. Two 120mm fans for tons of airflow. The side panel is positioned so that the exhaust from the CPU fan blows out of the case. 90 degree turned HDD bays are much easier to get to. The foot pegs make it A LOT more stable; found this out when it tipped over while I was working on the front fan. Very sturdy front bezel, covers everything up if you have white or other colored drives. Plenty of 5.25 bays for if you need more HDD bays. Overall a very good case; if I could buy another case, I would get this!
Cons: A pain to get to the front fan. You have to take off both sides of the case, push in the pegs that hold it in place, then carefully pull it out without bending it. You can't really put the front part anywhere because the cords are still going to the inside of the case. The front fan can't really do much with the fan filter and the front part of the case on. The front fan isnt LED, which is kind of misleading if you go to Tt's product page. No biggie, though.
Overall Review: The 120mm fans that are included with it are pretty good, but I went ahead and bought some better ones (A2018). Those fans that I bought are kind of loud, but you get used to them after awhile. I'm going to buy some gel pads (A2385) to compensate the noise. If you put an LED fan in the front, it looks really cool, like on Tt's website. I put the stock LED fan on the bottom grate on the side panel for intake, so it sucks in cold air and blows it onto the video card and motherboard, while my CPU fan blows out the hot air through the top grate.
I strongly recommend this case!
Pros: Thermaltake is the best as always.
Cons: Can't buy it yet because I need to find out if it fits on Opteron AM2 sockets. Newegg says it doesn't and Thermaltake says it does. I am going to call Thermaltake and ask them.
Overall Review: Just a comment about the fan. If you're into LED fans, and you want a high quality one, pop that sucker off and put on a Thermaltake A2018 smart fan. You won't regret it.
Pros: The PSP blows away the Nxxxxndo DS. Provided that you keep it updated, it has millions of tools and stuff at your disposal. Games for it are awesome, just bought Killzone: Liberation.
Cons: Updates, updates, updates. Read Other Thoughts. Not a problem, though.
The Internet Browser is kinda slow, even when you're standing right in front of a router. It has around 3-4 dead pixels now; only two are noticeable. Like others have said, the square button is flimsier than the others, but it doesn't bother me at all.
Overall Review: Make sure you have an Internet connection with a wireless router at home. when I bought it, it was version 1.x. When I finally decided to update, the latest version was 3.0. And not more than an hour later after I updated, there was yet another update for 3.1! It is well worth it though; every update has a new feature. :D
Also, the 32mb memory stick just isn't enough. an update alone needs 21mb of storage so it can download. Get a 1gb stick like the other have been saying.