Date Joined: 12/02/08
Pros: Easy plug-and-play to connect Thunderbolt 3 to my 32" 4K monitor. No issues whatsoever, and works much better than the previous USB-C to HDMI cable that I was using.
Cons: No cons at all for me. May not be able to output greater than 60 Hz refresh rate for those that are using this for gaming on monitors supporting higher refresh rates.
Overall Review: Would certainly suggest this cable for anyone needing to output USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 to DisplayPort.
Pros: Needed replacement for a cash drawer used with Square Register and Star Micronics printer. Perfect replacement.
Cons: Always a little expensive for what these are, but Newegg's pricing is better than most and delivery time was fast!
Pros: Very easy to install. No setup involved, just plug and play after finding out where the strongest cell signal is. Installed in an industrial kitchen environment where we recently lost a nearby cell tower due to a highway overpass bridge replacement. We were having issues with no service or only 1 bar inside the building. We now have 5 full 4G/LTE bars for every carrier our employees have (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile) - which is actually better than the 3-4 we get outside! I like the simplicity of the flashing green lights after turning it on that shows you how many dB below optimum signal you are. Ours actually didn't even blink, just went solid green!
Cons: No clear directions on how to safely remove the back plate on the base for wall mounting. We didn't want to risk cracking it open, so it is sitting on a shelf.
Overall Review: I was hesitant to purchase this as many of these types of devices have very mixed reviews. We were missing vendor calls, so I took the chance hoping we would maybe get 2 or 3 bars. Never would I have imagined that this would actually make the inside of our building have better cell reception than standing outside in an open parking lot! I would buy another one of these without hesitation!
Pros: No external power required. Perfect for my needs (basic office usage, but wanted to free up RAM resources used by on-chip Intel graphics) and quite cheap.
Cons: Box did not include small form factor (SFF) brackets shown in photos. I had to get creative and cut the full size bracket that shipped on the card in order to fit into a slim PC.
Overall Review: Be sure you don't need the SFF brackets if buying this refurbished. For such a cheap card, it was much easier for me to just mangle the full bracket and solder the pieces onto other PCI plates than to try to contact MSI or get an RMA.
Pros: Very clean refurbished computer. Well packed. Great deal on a replacement computer for light office usage, for not much more than the price of the Windows license alone! The SSD and 8 GB of memory really help to make this just as responsive for general office tasks as a new computer costing 5 times as much. Having the Pro license gives exceptional additional value added as I do not need to pay for a 3rd party remote access software and can use the built-in Remote Desktop for administration tasks, which is not included with Home licenses.
Cons: Only issue I ran into was that the scratch-off silver Microsoft put over part of the Windows product key didn't come off cleanly and damaged one of the letters. Fortunately I was able to enter the product key after just a few tries. This is a common issue with Microsoft's use of scratch-off on Windows and Office licenses, and not the fault of the vendor so no eggs lost.
Overall Review: I would certainly recommend this computer for anyone looking for a great value in a basic office computer.
Pros: HD 7870 is easily the best bang for the buck out there, so I won't review the platform itself but rather the things that are unique to this card. I have another factory overclocked card from a different vendor, so it's easy for me to draw comparisons. This card is running as the 2nd card in a Crossfire setup.
Temp readouts are quite reasonable at load, although there are not as many sensors reporting temps as on my other 7870. I left the core OC at the default of 1100 and increased the memory OC slightly to 1150 to match my other card. Running FurMark, the GPU core temps are about 55 while my other card is hitting 80. With Far Cry 3, the temps are about 50 while my other card is 70. Yes, the top card in a Crossfire setup will always be noticeably hotter (I do have two 120mm fans blowing 65CFM directly into the side of the cards), but I think the sensor may be inaccurate or at least placed in a different location than my other card. The 50s are very similar to some of the other sensors on that other card and seem to be too good to be true for an overclocked card. I also question the validity of the sensors because major review site actually pitted this card against my other one and the other brand had better load temps for them. I have used GPU-Z, HWMon and HWinfo64 to test. Also important to note that the temps are at most 2-3 degrees warmer on my other card Crossfired than before I added this.
Temps aside, the card is stable and I have not had any issues that I haven't just blamed AMD's drivers for. Even at 100% load, the fans peak out at about 70% and are still relatively quiet.
I was able to hit 1240 core and 1350 memory stable overclock using FurMark and 3DMark 11. However, I quickly get a driver crash running Windows Experience Index and a BSOD when running FC3.
Side panel clearance should not be an issue with this card as it does not have protruding pipes.
Card more or less completely shuts off when not needed in Crossfire.
Cons: Fan runs at 40% idle by default. That's a bit too aggressive, but easily overcome with Catalyst or Afterburner. Doesn't look as cool as other brands' customer coolers. Card is very, very long. Make sure you hard enough space between it and your hard drive cage.
AMD's drivers are still buggy. Complete lockups using 12.9 and 12.10 and occasional hiccups with 12.11 betas and 13.1
I happened to buy this card during the few day period over the past few months where no game or games were bundled with it.
See above concerns under Pros regarding my concerns on the validity of the temperature sensors.
Overall Review: At some point I will swap places of my two cards to see if the temperatures change and if I can get any additional overclocking headroom.
Lack of game bundle and drivers are due to AMD not Gigabyte, so I did not take any eggs off. Overall, this card is one of your best 7870 options. Aggressive idle fan speed is the only true complaint and that is easy to overcome.
Pros: Corsair quality, quiet and efficient. Never a problem with the Corsair rebate process, which makes these an unbeatable deal at the final price point. Even the budget lines come complete with zip ties and mounting screws.
Overall Review: I've purchased about 20 Corsair power supplies over the past few years and have only had one failure. (Even then, it wasn't so much a failure as the fan spinning at 100% with the lightest of loads.)
Pros: Works as it should and noise level is acceptable.
Cons: Does not have LightScribe.
Pros: Very thick, yet flexible cable. Far superior to the cables that came with my 8-camera kits. Secure BNC connectors.
Cons: I was in a hurry when adding this to my cart to replace an existing damaged cable. I didn't notice that this doesn't also have the DC power connector that all of my other BNC cables do. Again, this is an oversight on my part but always good to remember that you'll need power as well. Not a big deal since I just left the existing cable run through the ceiling and it can provide power.
Overall Review: I have purchased numerous BYTECC cables, bulk CAT5e/CAT6 cable, RJ45 connectors, etc... from Newegg and have had no complaints.
Pros: They move a decent amount of air. Clear design looks greats in the window of my Eleven Hundred case. Cables are wrapped. Comes with Molex adapters and screws. Don't like the LEDs? Cut the wires and the fans function normally.
Cons: I am NOT experiencing a "near silent atmosphere (<20 dBA)" at 1500 RPM using Molex adapters (fans at 100%). In my case, I have four 120mm fans in front, a 120mm behind the motherboard tray, two 120mm fans in push-pull on my closed-loop CPU water cooler, a 200mm on top, two 120mm fans in my power supply and five fans between two factory overclocked 7870 cards running in Crossfire. Adding these two fans on the side of my case, they are far and away the loudest fans in my case until my GPUs have been stressed for quite a while and the top card's fans start to really speed up.
The cables are too short for side window use if you want to plug them into the motherboard. I have ordered extension cables so that I can control the speed.
Overall Review: The claim of "near silent atmosphere (<20 dBA)" is misleading as these are certainly NOT silent at 1500 RPM. The lights are really bright and almost pure white. Seem to be very high quality fans and I have no concerns about their longevity.
Pros: Keeps my i7-3770k (running at 4.3 GHz) around 30° idle and 65° with all 8 threads at 100% while Handbrake converts my Blu-Ray collection for my AppleTV. I have installed two Kuhler 620s and the mounting was significantly easier with the H60's four screw system. Keeps most of the CPU-related heat out of my case enabling my Crossfired GPUs to run cooler. Very easy fit in my Eleven Hundred case.
Cons: Installation guide suggests installing this pulling air in from the back of the case. While the CPU temps would be lower, this would really heat up the inside of the case. I installed it with the fan blowing through the radiator and out of the case. Does not come with screws for optional 2nd fan. Screw size is #6 machine thread, 32 TPI, 1 1/4" which I need to pick up next time I go to the hardware store.
Overall Review: Overall, very happy with this cooler. More expensive and the performance is not much better than the 620s I have used, although it is quieter and easier to install.
Pros: Seems to have no problem with HDMI 1.4 specifications. I purchased two of these because they were really cheap with a Newegg email promo code. Didn't arrive DOA and works fine on 1920x1080 monitor.
Cons: Very flimsy (which could actually be a pro for an AppleTV or similar lightweight device that tends to get whipped around by a stiffer cable). There are other "basic" HDMI cables in the $5 range that are significantly higher quality.
Used one cable to connect a 2560x1440 monitor to my desktop (which has a PCI-E wireless card) and the cable actually leaked so much interference that it would refuse to connect to my router at the passphrase stage. I am a network administrator by trade, so I went through MANY troubleshooting steps with the wireless card, looking for interrupt conflicts, etc... And, of course, the cause was just a $5 HDMI cable. I never thought a cable could leak THAT much interference. After switching to a Dual-Link DVI cable, the problem disappeared. Just to confirm that it was the cable, I borrowed a higher quality HDMI cable from my home theatre and everything is fine.
Overall Review: OK cable, but there are better options even at this bargain price. Do NOT use in situations where the lack of shielding will be of concern.
Pros: Great fit in the niche market between a fully managed switch and a simple switch. Still lots of options available in the panel. Firmware update took seconds to do and had the switch configured and running in our medium business in under an hour. Getting 90-105 MB/sec transfers across the network now and all of our network-dependent software suites seem snappier. Very quiet. Manual is thorough and well-written, even for those with a basic understanding of networking unfamiliar with some of the more advanced concepts.
Cons: Not as robust as a fully managed switch. Perhaps personal preference, but there is a lot of real estate on the front panel and it would be nice if there was more space between the ports rather than having them lumped together in banks of 8.
Pros: Free offer with the purchase of my HD 7870 card. Far Cry 3 is surprisingly quite enjoyable, as it is not my usual genre of gaming. Bonus content available to general public that pre-ordered was also given to those of us with this offer.
Cons: As others have noted, "2-in-1 Game Coupon" is a bit misleading, but nobody's paying for this one. It's one of the best reviewed "A" games released in 2012 for free.
Far Cry 3 causes complete system hangs on HD 7000-series cards and X58 chipsets with final release drivers from AMD. This is fixed in the very latest beta version (12.11 beta11) and is not the fault of the makers of the game nor my card manufacturer.
Overall Review: AMD should have fixed the driver issue before the release of the game as it was quite frustrating to diagnose and there are many of us out there with highly overclocked first generation i7s that don't want to pay $400+ for a mostly pointless upgrade to Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge.
Pros: In this price range, this is one of the industry standard Gigabit cards. Easy installation, great support and the best plain English driver options I've seen for any device. Getting fast 90-105 MB/sec transfers on everything I've tried across our network.
Cons: Same card available in bulk packaging (this one didn't exactly come in a shiny Intel box) with product number EXPI9301CTBLK for $5 less here on Newegg. This one has the word Gigabit in Newegg's title, so the other one didn't show up in a quick search for Intel Gigabit Adapter.
Overall Review: This is a very worthwhile upgrade over a motherboard's onboard LAN adapter. Most people buying this card would be fine with the bulk version and save $5.
Pros: Excellent quality. I get full speed on my Gigabit network with these with no dropped packets. Wide variety of colors available, which is extremely helpful for color-coding my two 24-port patch panels and three switches. Price was very low and Newegg combines shipping costs when purchasing multiple cables. Boots are not stiff making it easy to unplug on a crowded switch.
Cons: None at this price.
Overall Review: Newegg combines shipping when purchasing multiple cables. I needed lots of patch cables for a work project and decided to buy premade cables this time around. Even with shipping costs more than the cable, it would have been worth it, but I only paid $6.47 for 20 cables. Don't let the $2+ shipping discourage you from buying.