Date Joined: 01/05/10
Pros: While the 250GB isn't as fast as the other variations of the 960, you're probably not gonna notice in real world tests. I bought it not for an OS drive but a fast caching drive for media and game production, and it's well worth the money. Gotta love the mid-tier EVO proudcts by Samsung. My 850 EVO had read speeds at 550 MB/sec max, but this is well over 3000 MB/sec. Unbelievable speed.
Cons: Honestly, there's a niche use for these drives. Gamers, don't even bother, and get a huge SATA SSD. As an OS drive, it might help speed certain things up but if you're already using a SSD, you're not really going to notice. Don't buy this just to oogle at benchmark graphs, that doesn't mean much at the end of the day.
Overall Review: Are you doing 4K video encoding? Screen capturing lossless video? Long After Effects projects? Game development with folders full of hundreds of thousands of files? Photoshop with gigantic images? Buy this drive and enjoy the high life. Also, be sure to download the official driver... doubled performance of my drive.
Pros: I replaced my old Corsair PSU which was giving me blue screens, and now it's rock solid. Great product.
Cons: Newegg completely dropped the ball on shipping this... I've never seen such worthlessness in customer service, and I certainly didn't expect it from Newegg. I used Google Wallet for the first time, and Newegg's system threw out half of my address information. My Google Wallet information is correct, but for some reason Newegg didn't receive it correctly. It's probably a glitch on their part, and it's a HUGE problem that needs to be addressed. I spent hours talking to Newegg (and Google Wallet) customer service, and they refused to help me and transfer me to their managers. They straight up said no. They wouldn't help me at all even though it was their system that threw out my address information. They offered to cancel the order, but I needed a PSU and I wanted the rebate and shell shocker deal I was entitled to (which was only available for a few hours). Unbelievable.
Overall Review: I always go out of my way to use Newegg, even if it costs a little more. I may reconsider in the future.
Pros: If you are sensitive to colors or image quality, than IPS really is worth the extra money. This monitor has made all the difference doing color correction work, and it's a good feeling to know I'm viewing an image or video the way the creator intended. For games, it works amazingly... I usually get comments how great the image is, and I haven't noticed any ghosting at all for the 1 1/2 years I've owned it.
Cons: While I wouldn't say the screen is dim, it certainly isn't the brightest one I've seen. It might be a problem if you're in a room with lots of ambient light.
Overall Review: Worth every penny, especially if you're livelihood depends on color accuracy and image quality.
Pros: Plug and play in Windows 7 64-bit, and it gives me an "Excellent" reception... it beats my laptop's reception. It's inexpensive.
Cons: It's not 802.11n, but that's not such a big deal. The price point makes up for it.
Overall Review: I bought this after finding out my Encore PCI Wireless card didn't work with Windows 7. USB is more convenient anyway, and it works flawless.
Pros: I don't think I've ever owned a monitor this nice, so my opinion might not have as much weight as a hardcore monitor expert, but this really is a beautiful display. I had no dead/stuck pixels, the display is incredibly bright, and it comes with DVI and VGA cables. The response rate is amazing, and I haven't found any ghosting yet.
Cons: Video playback is noticably fuzzy and not as crisp as gaming.
Overall Review: Completely worth the money.
Pros: Bought this with my 6800XT, and it's running everything fine. Very stable.
Overall Review: Newegg is the best.
Pros: A great card for a low price. It runs Oblivion way better than my X800SE, and HDR is amazing. I haven't any stability problems, and everything works better than fine. This is probably the best mid-range card you can buy for under $xxx. Very overclock-able.
Cons: I had to buy a new PSU, as I was running a generic 300w. I say you need at least a 450w with 18A on the 12V rail, especially if you're running multiple hard drives and CD drives.