Joined on 08/18/06
Pros: Awesome design, strong as heck for the price. The amp rating on the 12v rails is far above (which is better) then most of expensive PSU's that stick you with a measly 18amps. -Dead quiet when the fan isn't on full blast. Would of been nice for the fan control to be automated, I wouldn't want to turn the fan to low, then have the thing overheat on me.
Cons: -I wish it were modular. I don't have a use for any of the extra strand of molex connectors, and it's a pain to hide them -The braided cable mesh is a bit thick, and it's pretty hard to bend the cables without feeling like you're gonna break something, heh. -The fan color always goes back to blue after the PSU has been shut of for a few seconds.
Overall Review: it's an excellent power supply for this price, with this high wattage, and amps over the lines. It looks cool as heck, does it's job. I'd of gone for modular cabling, and cleaned up the wires inside just a tiny bit more though.
Cons: Since my previous review, 1 of the fans has gotten slower, 1 randomly alternates it's speed, and 1 still pushes out less air then a Thermaltake fan that's rated at 30cfm.
Overall Review: If I still had the boxes, they'd be going back to newegg right now. As is, I cbf to bother rmaing them. Avoid these.
Great for the price, but....
Pros: -Cost -Weight -Sound Quality -Comfort
Cons: -Bulky Sound Controller without a clip -Mic has issues -Cord needs to be be 3 feet longer -The software needs to be a lot better and more explained what certain sliders do.
Overall Review: These things are LOUD! I wind up having to play at around 25% volume. I can put them on my desk at 100% and use them as desk speakers, lol. The bulky sound controller is good quality, but it's in a HORRIBLE spot on the line. It desperately needs a clip on the back of it to tag to your pants or shirt. More often then not, I'll be playing, and it'll slip off my lap. As heavy as it is, it places a noticable strain just hanging down, and it's got to be tearing the wire up if it was left that way for long periods. As heavy as it is, it can't hang. The mic had excellent recording quality, and worked just fine out of the box. However when I unplugged the headset to go back to outputting through my desktop speakers, then plugged the headset back in hours later, the mic wouldn't work until a total system reboot. That's just not right! And it's repeatable everytime on both of my computers. Plugged them back in will let the speakers work just find, but nothing short of a reboot or has fixed the mic problem, and that's a deal breaker.
Not as good as the old tracers
Pros: Cheaper then the first set of Tracers I bought, good stable memory
Cons: Across computers I own 6 pairs of the old Black Ballistix Tracers, that were rated 800mhz, 5-5-5-15. EVERY SINGLE ONE of those did 1100mhz at 4-4-4-12 @ 2.1v. These I had to keep at stock, 800mhz, and run @ 2.2vs to get even working. No overclocking the sticks I got in the mail at all. I paired them with the old sticks I've had in for 2 years, and actually had to DOWNCLOCK these.
Overall Review: Youg et the speed you pay for, the support of Crucial, but these ain't the same quality as they used to be. Then again, these ain't 300$ like they used to be either, so *shrug*
Good value but
Pros: Value mobo, but it's missing too much of what it's older brothers have
Cons: Doesn't have the display that shows what's wrong with the mobo if it wont start like the 680i does, not as many USB ports, no active cooling on the North or Southbridge, which get hotter then hell, no heatsinks on the mosfets either which is baaaaaad for this motherboard. HORRIBLE for overclocking.
Overall Review: Spend the extra cash and get the 680i. I bought this for my mom's pc I was building and regret it. It runs stable and fine sure, but it's not worth the price when you look at what just a little more cash can get you in terms of the 680i.