Joined on 12/16/09
Pros: looks nice on the desktop, good construction.
Cons: short usb cable. it takes the right angle to be able to have it sit at the edge of my desk instead of on the computer case but that's just preference so I won't take an egg for that.
Overall Review: performance, convenience and the hot swap ability of drives is what I expected and what I got in this purchase. 5 eggs here.
Pros: i7 packs a punch to handle just about anything. gpu is amazinggggggg. plenty of usb ports configurations for performance are easy with the new uefi plenty of room inside the case clean and careful cable management inside drive bays adapt to 2.5 and 3.5" and are easy to remove to install drives
Cons: no windows 10 disc or product key even though its telling me it should be on the right side of the case --i'm not dinging an egg for this though. if youre looking at this pc, your most likely an enthusiast and what enthusiast doesnt have an OS boot and key? the ac600 adapter isnt great. only picks up 100mbps in 2.4ghz band. would use as an upgrade on an older pc, not as the primary adapter on a beast like this.
Overall Review: it says 3-DisplayPort plugins and 1HDMI; it actually has 2 of each keyboard and mouse are just like any other keyboard and mouse so no complaints bios and all drivers were up to date no junk apps preinstalled was a nice surprise this was cheaper than a build with the same components. (got on sale at 1299) UPDATE: 5 months in and still going strong. A few things i noticed and eventually changed. the cpu cooler is weak... i looked it up and its a $15 fan, so obviously not going to do much for games at max load.I was running GTAv and would run at about 65C which i wasnt a fan of. so I switched to a noctua cooler and replaced the 3 fans inside with 140mm corsair fans and put another intake fan on top of the case for the cpu. graphics inensive games now round at about 45C and idles at about 32C. For those talking about the fan noise....you can hear a small hum but it's nothing that overrides the sound in your headphones or anything like that. for a powerful machine, youre going to have someeeee noise. i swapped the 120mm fans for 140mm and can barely hear it.
great boost in speed
Pros: modern and sleek design. took my speed from 144mbps with an internal 6200n to 1.3Gbps
Cons: large magnet base makes this stable when off to the side, but have to be careful with your external drives!
Overall Review: stronger signal increase than i expected I never bother with driver discs, they always seem to be out of date so i didnt even try. I plugged it in right away and used a driver utility with no issues.