Date Joined: 03/10/05
Pros: Good packaging, fast Newegg shipping.
Cons: Card doesn't work. Running Windows 7 x64. Computer recognizes and installs driver but device manager says it cannot start the device up. Tried different slots and multiple different drivers from the CD as well as Rosewill's site, none of which work.
Pros: -Excellent Colors
-Fast Response Time
-Low Power Consumption
Cons: -Stand is Literally Impossible to Remove
-No VESA mount
-Light Bleeding (See other thoughts)
Overall Review: The first one I got had intense light bleeding in the bottom left corner. Shipping the monitor back took out another chunk of money from my wallet but the second one doesn't have any problems. Newegg's service as always is fast and excellent. Kind of bummed that the monitor had a defect, a first with the many Samsung monitor's I've owned.
Pros: -When I first got it, the card was taking everything I could throw at it.
-Coming from a 9600GT, this was a huge improvement.
-Was pretty quiet most of the time unless I was playing something graphically intensive.
Cons: -Card died after 2 months
-Came with only one 6 pin pci-express to molex converter... what about the other one? This card needs two!
Overall Review: First time buyer of this brand and it left me a bad impression. I contacted the RMA department and they responded after 2 days and stated the RMA process would take 2-4 weeks. I'm just going to assume it will take the full 4 weeks as it's already been 3 weeks. Replaced this card with a Sapphire 4890, my long trusted company.
Pros: -Vibration Reduction Fan Mount
-Very Quiet (went from a stick AMD heatsink fan)
-Keeps my Phenom X4 II 955 BE at around 36C idle
Cons: -Was a little frustrating getting the clips onto the motherboard at first
-Blocks 2 of my RAM sockets :(
Overall Review: -First time buyer of this brand and I am very pleased with the price to performance ratio. Good bang for your buck and highly recommended.
Pros: -Very low temps
-Very quiet, can barely hear it even while under load
-Get's a pretty good overclock with the AMD Overdrive Utility
-Decent amount of accessories and cables
Cons: -none so far
Overall Review: -Got this card to replace an HIS 4870 1GB that crapped out on me after about 2 months. In the process of the 4870 RMA and it's taking them FOUR WEEKS to get it back to me so I just decided to go with a reliable company that has never given me any problems. Thanks Sapphire.
Pros: -Best performance to price ratio on the market in my opinion
-Really really fast, drastic speed improvements over my opteron 165 (2.8 ghz dual core)
-Pair this up with some DDR3 RAM and compatible ATI video card and you have the Dragon Platform which screams.
Cons: -Little disappointed with the overclocking capabilities, only got up to 3.8 on stock voltages.
-Stock fan sounded like a leaf blower, replaced it immediately.
Overall Review: I've been with AMD for a while now and they make great products for the prices. Don't get me wrong, Intel's i7's run circles around these processors but I don't have the cash for the compatible Intel Motherboards each time I want a processor upgrade.
Pros: -Motherboard didn't recognize timings immediately but after a few changes in the BIOS, everything is going perfect.
-Blazing fast, no crashes BSOD's or anything.
Overall Review: -I have been buying G.Skill memory for a long time now and they have never ceased to impress me with the price to performance ratio.
-Will continue to buy from them for all my future builds and other people's builds
Pros: -Great Overclocking Options for practically everything
-Detected all my parts immediately and set up RAID0 on my raptors easily
Cons: -IO Shield is cheaply made
Overall Review: -Asus has always made quality motherboards and this one is no exception.
Pros: First of all, this monitor is simply amazing for the price. I wall mounted this and it is beautiful. The colors are very bright and vibrant, the blacks blend into the bezel (that's how dark it is) and it has two hdmi ports as well. Ultra fast response time, no ghosting what so ever in my games.
Cons: No dvi port, might be a deal breaker for a lot of people who don't have video cards that can support hdmi.
Overall Review: I actually bought this during a sale so I got it for just 2 Benjamin's along with free shipping which I got in one day
Pros: Game was free
Cons: It is just a terribly made game, bad controls, sub-par graphics, plain storyline, etc.
Overall Review: I would never purchase this game seperately
Pros: -Really nice and snappy
-Fast processor and more than enough ddr3 ram
-Plenty of Hard Drive Space
-4 Cell battery lasts really long about 4 hours on balanced setting
Cons: -weak video processor (but I already knew that)
Overall Review: I did lots of research before buying this laptop and all the review sites rated this very high so I finally bought it. It was amazing when I unboxed it, the finish and high gloss screen is really nice. Good job Acer.
Pros: Single slot, very quiet, factory overclocked to 740 and allows me to run COD4, Bioshock, and all Valve games at 1680x1050 on maxed out settings, evga warranty and step up program
Overall Review: This card is amazing, going from an x1800xt to this was a huge difference to me. The step up program will allow me to upgrade as soon as the 9800s come out.
Pros: Huge storage space, 5 year warranty, plug and play, nice orange light, looks good, and seagate brand
Overall Review: This is a solid external hard drive, if your looking for a 500 GB external, this would be a solid choice
Pros: This is a solid power supply. I've been using Thermaltake Power Supplies for the past 5 years and non have failed to impress to me. The modular cables are really nice and helps clean up the case a bit and allows for better airflow. The cables are wrapped in high quality sleeves which is also good. 700 Watts is enough to hold you out for a while so this is a pretty good investment. 5 year warranty is great and the silicone pad helps prevent rattling noise
Cons: The price is a bit high, but now that I have it, its definitely worth it. silicone pad is a bit of a hassle to get on.
Pros: I took off the old mouse skates and put these on and as soon as I tried them out, I noticed a huge difference. These things make your mouse glide like no other, especially compared to the stock ones on your mouse
Cons: This is a simple like ziplock bag but newegg shipped in a white box with bubble wrap inside of another brown box with foam and the whole box was big enough for a gallon of water.
Overall Review: get these... totally worht it
Pros: Great value. used in my blackberry 8100. phone recognized it right away.
Cons: none so far, been working perfectly.
Overall Review: best 1 gb micro sd card.
Pros: THIS IS AWESOME. HAVE IT AT 1.4V 2.8 ghz both cores stable. I CAN BURN DVDS AND RUN COUNTER STRIKE SOURCE! ITS AMAZING. I got CCBBE 0615 Stepping btw. So don't expect to reach this speed if you don't have this stepping.
Overall Review: get it. its cheap
Pros: Superior air cooling, very quiet, my 4000+ is at 2.9 running 32 idle, not going over 42 load.
Cons: had to take out mobo for installation. not a big problem, but its just something i personally dont like to do.
Overall Review: money well spent and worth it.
Pros: The core and memory clocks on the card doesnt come set at what it states in the description but you can easily overclock it. Ati's overdrive auto overclock program is really nice too. it pushed my clocks to 689/790.
Cons: it gets kind of loud when u play games but its a good cooler. really big too which is kinda overwhelming but still a great card
Overall Review: best card for your money imo
Pros: I have been using this mouse for at least one year now. It's extremely reliable and I've never had any problems with it whatsoever. The 8 buttons and on the fly sensitivity adjustment is really useful. This is probably the best wired mouse you can get for your money.
Cons: I've never come across any problems with this mouse for the past year
Overall Review: get this and you won't regret it one bit