Date Joined: 08/21/05
Pros: Had trouble at first but ended up being a defective processor. Throughout the troubleshooting process and component swaps, this motherboard impressed me with features and setting options. Never had to clear CMOS when testing various settings when values didn't work, it just restarted and kept on trucking. This motherboard looks great and has been flawless once I replaced the processor.
Cons: RGB is not perfect but not bad either. If you are very particular about RGB, you might want to research this further but I had no problems getting it set the way I wanted.
Overall Review: Had trouble at first but ended up being a defective processor.
Pros: It's not being stressed but is silent in light duty application. No complaints.
Cons: wish cables were a little more flexible but not a big deal.
Overall Review: 1 year after the build, the computer works flawlessly and that starts with a good power supply.
Pros: Using on a Gigabyte AB350-gaming 3 without issue for 2 weeks now. Cloning old SSD was quick and painless with Acronis. Performance improvement over a Sata SSD was noticeable ever so slightly in every aspect.
Cons: Now I want to upgrade my motherboard to take advantage of gen4 nvme. For some reason the motherboard software had to be reinstalled to work.
Overall Review: meets expectations!
Pros: Works as expected; arrived in good shape.
Overall Review: This was going to be a temporary solution but I may run with it longer than I anticipated.
Pros: No need to repeat the positive reviews already posted, but agree that quality/finish is excellent. If your system is planned out for this case, you will do well. In my opinion, m-ITX boards are too small to look nice through the glass side. An m-ATX motherboard will look nicer and save you some money.
Cons: The placement of the PSU will block the view of your components. I relocated mine to show off the motherboard/cooler which was a chore but a little dremel work and now it's the way I want it.
Do not remove the red/green aluminum side panel! Very difficult to screw back on and removal does not help motherboard installation; deducting an egg for this only.
Overall Review: A low profile cooler is best if the stock psu location will be used (at least with an ITX board).
Pros: Improved gaming competitiveness vs when using a nice 1080p, 120hz TV.
Cons: I usually game at night so the anti-glare is not necessary for me personally.
Overall Review: Thought I would miss the 42" HDTV but the response time and Free-Sync make this a keeper, especially if you have an old LCD monitor or even a new TV.
Pros: Works perfectly and feels like a quality cable.
Pros: Maxes out details on titles such as BF4 or Farcry4. Very satisfied with the cooling solution and do not hear the fan.
Cons: I had to buy an extension ribbon for my PCI-E x1 to allow me to move my raid card out of the way of the fan of the graphics card. This is on an Asrock Z97 Pro4. Still totally worth it though.
Pros: Still rocks.
Pros: This device met my expectations and seems like a good value for the increased responsiveness of my parents computer vs the alternatives in their situation.
Pros: The cpu cooler market has improved drastically and yet this one still keeps up with the new processors. Still as quiet as the day I bought it, but am replacing it as I have reached a thermal limit on a FX-8120. 4.4 GHz is the limit (if not a bit less) on this cooler if your case fans are fast. Ran at 4.6 but not for long...the fan is likely the limiting factor. Great cooler for a quiet and decent overclock.
Cons: Can't speed the fan much but then again it is very quiet.
Pros: This notebook was the best I could find for the money at the time (though I got the one without the BD). The looks of it have grown on me and it delivers well on older games. Medium at best for BF2. Highest settings for Fallout.
Cons: Not dual channel memory
Overall Review: I bought this for work and don't game much anymore but I like knowing it's good for entertainment for those overnight trips.
Pros: Very nice looking case and works well so far.
Overall Review: Looks nicer than this company's usb 3.0 enclosure.
Pros: Works as advertized...
Cons: LED is a little too bright for my taste.
Overall Review: The case I bough from Vantec in usb 2.0 interface seems to have a nicer finish so I it's a step down as far as looks go. I hope it's not cost cutting in the important areas.
Pros: Worked flawlessly for me until it was stolen....I am sure someone is putting it to use and I hope it somehow causes them great harm. Seriously it's a fine product though.
Overall Review: Will buy another.
Pros: Fast. Works without a hiccup. I installed this in a Gateway NV55S05u and actually slightly improved my frame rates on some games...I should have tested before and after but was in too much of a hurry to get this puppy installed...this is my third SSD (different models) and don't need convincing.
Overall Review: You need to setup an SSD properly to get the most out of it. There are plenty forums on how to do that.
Pros: Multitasking greatly improved vs single core AM3 processor.
Pros: Good price and works without any issues
Pros: This device installed without any hiccups.
Cons: Not as strong as others with antennas, but that is to be expected. Would not recommend this for gaming or netflix streaming unless you are 10-20 feet from your router.
Pros: Worked well for ready boost on a netbook.
Cons: No complaints.
Pros: Works as expected. No complaints and no caps to lose.
Pros: Once it is installed, the router works well. Included setup software is decent but did not work for me. Their tech support was excellent and saved me some hunting around.
Light, small, and does wireless and wired routing.
Cons: If you run into problems installing your router, simply call their customer service. They answer quickly and are knowledgeable.
Overall Review: Good customer service goes a long way with me.
Pros: Camera works as expected for the price.
Cons: The mount may not work on your screen unless it not much more than an 1" or so thick at the bezel and flat on the back for about 3" down from the top of the screen. Doubt it will stay on if it does fit. The mount has no proper retention method.
Overall Review: I completely removed the mount and used velcro. Lightweight camera so that might be the way to go for you too.
Pros: This software is fantastic providing a quick solution to computers with too much software fighting for system resources. My parents and visiting relatives that use this machine operate much more software than the should, mostly buggy and outdated. This software allowed me to do some hardware modifications and other work quickly because it reduced restart times and other software load up times.
Cons: none if you need the help
Overall Review: I could have fixed these issues on my own as I have done in the past, but I would have spent too much time. Now my parents have an easy to use software that enables all their programs to run smoothly and quickly. No need to upgrade their 3 year old computer yet. I will buy again soon.
Pros: Audio cable was long enough to reach the back of a Rosewill Cruiser case. Clear sound out of audio port so got rid of the buzz in my case jack and so far all the other ports work. No drivers required with Win 7. Face plate seems sturdy to me compared to other brands I have used.
Overall Review: Audio jack was stiff, perhaps a good thing. 3rd or 4th time using this brand.