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Loren C.

Loren C.

Joined on 02/07/08

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Most Favorable Review

Pretty darn impressed! GREAT WAN speeds!!!

GIGABYTE GA-Z87N-WIFI LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z87N-WIFI LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Well..I've been building systems for about 25 years now, and I do it often, with many different vendor's etc. I gotta say, I am pretty impressed with this board! This is my first GIGABYTE experience, and it was pretty seamless. Running a simple Core i3, no overclocking, and some basic 8GB of memory, with W7 64-bit. I updated the BIOS, downloaded drivers right off GIGABYTE'S website, and things work perfect! Folks...PLEASE make sure if you are having issues you have updated the BIOS and have the right drivers installed for the board!

Cons: None so far!

Overall Review: I wanted to note that I am SUPER impressed with the WAN speed on this thing. I don't know if it's the antenna or what, but the WiFi is literally twice as fast as my Core i7 that is connected to my router via the LAN. WOW! Great job on that part GIGABYTE!

Most Critical Review

It started out great....but....

PLANAR  PX2710MW  Black  27"  2ms Full HD HDMI WideScreen LCD Monitor w/Speakers 300 cd/m2  1200:1
PLANAR PX2710MW Black 27" 2ms Full HD HDMI WideScreen LCD Monitor w/Speakers 300 cd/m2 1200:1

Pros: Was one of the best monitors I've purchased to date! Crisp, clear screen, represented colors very effectively, fluid movements...I was highly impressed! Skyrim, BF3, etc all looked amazing on this thing!

Cons: Now the fun stuff. A dead pixel appeared one day out of the blue after about 5 months of ownership. I've owned probably dozens of monitors in my lifetime, and have never had a dead pixel before! Luckily, Planar has a 3-year warranty with this bad-boy, so I sent it back for replacement. Unfortunately for Planar, they sent me back a monitor that had even MORE dead pixels, and was overall a much worse looking screen. On top of that, the actual screen was detached from the body and I had to literally snap it all back together, straight out of the box they shipped it in! What gives Planar? Where is your QA department? I'm waiting for what will be my third one of these in 5 months....hopefully they can save a little face with this next one. Until then...3 eggs for Planar!

Overall Review: I still want to say that they DO have extremely courteous customer service, and were very willing to make due on the warranty. But it doesn't help me if all they do is send me more cruddy monitors!! >:/

Pretty fast little thing!

ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Love them mATX boards! I build about 5-6 systems a week, and gotta say this board is pretty quick. Motherboards do make a difference when it comes to speed, and I noticed a slight boost over similar GIGABYTE boards I've been seeing as of late.

Cons: Only reason I dropped an egg is there is no USB 3.0 hookup for the front of your tower. I would have rather had one USB 2.0 hookup and one USB 3.0 hookup, then just two USB 2.0 hookups. Most towers these days have connectors for USB 3.0. But don't let that stop you from buying this...its a good little board!

Sorry...this is junk

Silicon Power Touch T02 Mini 8GB Waterproof USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model SP008GBUF2T02V1K
Silicon Power Touch T02 Mini 8GB Waterproof USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model SP008GBUF2T02V1K

Pros: Nothing. It doesn't fit well into a USB slot.

Cons: Everything. It doesn't fit well into a USB slot.

Overall Review: It pretty much isn't made to fit into a non-brand new USB slot. My computer is about 4 years old, and yes I've used my USB slot quite a bit, but my 1GB Swissflash still fits in fine. This thing is so small, that it causes the drive to fade in and out during transfers. Buy something that has a full metal sleeve around the connector. This thing is useless. I'll be requesting an RMA on it tomorrow.

It's just....GREAT!

SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

Pros: Well, I've never felt complelled to write a review on NewEgg before, but this card pushed that button! I built a Windows 7 computer from the ground up and have been building computers for like 15 years. This card just sealed the deal for me. Easy to install, not loud at all on my system at least, and just blazingly fast (7.8 rating on W7). I've thrown every game I can think of at this thing, and it just eats it for breakfast and wants more. One day, when the price goes down, I'll get another and XFire them and I won't need to upgrade for a long long time I can tell.

Cons: Really none. I'm shocked at how easily this thing interfaces to my PC and have no driver issues at all!

Overall Review: Why are you reading this? Click "Add to Cart" NOW!!!