Date Joined: 04/29/05
Pros: These fans provide enough static pressure to stop a standard 4u 24bay rack of drives from overheating, whilst being much much quieter than your standard Delta 7200+ rpm fans.
Cons: The blades don't seem to be made from terribly thick plastic, and there's a little play in the fan. I don't know if this means there might be a long-term reliability consideration
Overall Review: works great at quieting down the home server, recommended.
Pros: After a couple of issues adopting the device into UniFi, it replaced the old UAP with no fuss.
Predictably, bandwidth over all SSID's increased and signal penetration is great. The UAP-Pro seems better at handling interference from other access points than the older model as well, which is a plus.
Cons: None that I can think of - users without experience in networking might find setting up a UniFi controller to be a little awkward, however bear in mind this device is designed as an office access point, to operate in a network of many other APs. This gives greater flexibility and a lower technical debt when managing multiple APs.
If you're just after something to replace your ISP's all in one box with a minimum setup, you might want to look at something else.
Overall Review: Recommended!
Overall Review: Dead on arrival, came with all the appropriate parts however the unit would not power on, tried with multiple 5v USB adapters.
Pros: Installation is relatively easy, however be warned this does not come with a str4/sp3 bracket for installation on Threadripper or EPYC CPU sockets. You will be relying on the asetek bracket included in the threadripper box, or will have to purchase your own seperately if you're building a workstation around EPYC.
The cooler looks good, sounds very quiet indeed and keeps the CPU temperatures very low.
Cons: The radiator has aluminum fins, and the heatsink plate is copper. This means that the loop must be filled with anti corrosive coolant and it stymies which components you can safely add to this setup if you wish to expand it at all.
EKG, for instance, recommend that you do not install any of their copper-based lineup with any kit which includes aluminum, because this will cause the aluminum components to corrode quite rapidly.
In the case of this loop, it already contains both which means at some point the aluminum radiator in particular is likely to corrode.
Overall Review: In and of itself, it's not a bad product, but the inclusion of two metals likely to cause corrosion over time is a concerning choice.
Pros: It looks like a high quality piece.
Cons: Does not fit 4U server chassis, tops of the heatsink do not allow the top panel to go on, making this useless for rackmounting.
It's large on either side so be careful when mounting on server motherboards that do not have clearance for ram or expansion slots, it will also interfere with case fans in some cases.
Pros: It arrived reasonably fast, shipped direct from china. Looks OK
Cons: Worked for two days now won't detect any connected devices at all.
Running off Etron USB3 chipset connected to Gigabyte GA 990FX-UD3 motherboard rev. 2
Pros: Screamingly fast, as expected.
Cons: HOT. HOT HOT HOT. Apparently my card must be defective as it regularly runs past 90 degrees. The biggest offenders are the VRM modules which hit 110 on a regular basis according to CPU-Z running at the card's specified speeds.
Recently started experiencing display corruption.
Sapphire tech support and then RMA support is worse than useless - require 1-2 weeks turnaround with no mention of advance RMA replacement service. WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO SEE DISPLAY OUTPUT WITH, IF I DON'T HAVE A GPU - FOR TWO WEEKS??????
In closing, I suppose you get what you pay for, and even on 'premium' consumer-grade products apparently you've paid for absolutely nothing. Next time I should probably sell a kidney and get a Firepro. This card was nice while it lasted but it seems that pushing the components this far in factory-OC are a recipe for early failure.
Overall Review: Corsair 850W AX series PSU, ambient case temperature is nowhere near high enough to be causing this.
Pros: This printer is fairly mechanically reliable, prints quickly, supports duplex printing and generally does most of what you'd expect for a small workgroups printer.
Cons: Doesn't come with a bundled USB cable. This is more annoying than it sounds.
Aside from high toner cartridge costs, this printer model has a showstopping bug.
It will not wake up from sleep mode if being used on a network. This has affected about half of the 80 printers of this model that we run at my organization. HP have simply denied there is a problem, which should disqualify them from future purchasing considerations for any serious IT dept.
Overall Review: These printers were not purchased through Newegg, but through a state government contract procedure. Still, I can't just stand by and let others purchase such a deeply flawed product.
1 Star for being a printer that works, but that's as far as it goes.
HP, get your act together!
Pros: Comfortable mouse that performed well - for which I can give it two stars.
Cons: Windows7 support took A LONG TIME to appear. Razer needs to take driver support more seriously.
Sensor developed problems whereby the mouse would simply cut out and start skipping drunkenly. Only unplugging the mouse and moving it to a different USB port would solve the issue.
RAZER support were absolutely useless and took two months to even respond to my question, by which time the mouse was out of warranty and they refused to to anything about it.
Eventually it died entirely and I replaced with with a Cyborg RAT7... which is also pretty meh, but thats another review.
Overall Review: Can't justify buying another razer product again, even though while it worked it was the best mouse i've ever used.
At the price, expect better.
Pros: This laptop is far better built than I would have guessed based on the other reviews.
It is literally light-years ahead of the cheap plastic construction prevalent in laptops of years past.
The machine itself has pretty decent technical specifications and appears to be making a mincemeat of everything I'm throwing at it... didn't try Crysis2 on it yet, of course ;)
Cons: ACER's awful decision to engage in idiotic lockdown schemes.
Some users might not be complete incompetents and therefore would like a fully usable hard drive partition to work with - this requires opening the laptop up and adjusting some hardware switches, without which the machine will fail to boot if the drive is repartitioned.
Whoops, there goes the warranty.
This is completely unacceptable. I have purchased a product - it is now mine including the contents of the hard drive. I am not renting this product from Acer, I bought it.
For their stupidity, I've deducted two eggs.
Pros: Initially the mouse was pretty good - very ergonomic shape that didn't leave my hand looking like some kind of arthritic claw after a couple of hours use.
The seamless top of the mouse also made it easier to clean.
Cons: Terrible, terrible, terrible support. No windows 7 drivers for months. Glib, asinine responses to my queries about the dreaded skipping bug.
Mouse died yesterday after owning it for about 20 months. Was expecting so much more for an $80 premium mouse.
Went and bought a saitek Cyborg RAT7. So far it hasn't exhibited anything like the same problems.
Overall Review: RAZER - if you're reading this, I'm never buying one of your products again. I ran into the same problems with Logitech after using a MX500 then a G5. Both lasted a few months at best, and unsurprisingly I'm loath to use their devices either now.
Pros: Mouse is very comfortable, programmable buttons and performs very well.
Cons: 1)The applet for programming the buttons doesnt make a whole load of sense initially.
2) they STILL dont support firmware updates from windows 7
3) The mouse has an extremely annoying bug where it will not read motion correctly, causing the mouse cursor to move in a jerky fashion. Razer have shown no interest in fixing the problem which is why this product is no good for more than a couple of hours use.
Unplugging the mouse and/or adjusting the sensor resolution will 'reset' it and make the problem go away for a while, but for such an expensive mouse it's simply not an acceptable issue.
Go buy a logitech instead, at least they might take your support requests seriously.
Pros: Moving from a dual Opteron 2218 to this was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting something a little weedier but this processor can make a mincemeat of more or less anything I throw at it. DAW software running about 20+ softsynth instances, 3D renders all go nice and fast.
The price was also very good compared to the cost of a similar *ntel based platform.
Cons: none, really? pin compatibility with Opterons etc. would be nice but I guess that would push the cost up.
Pros: Excellent sound. The difference between these and standard earbuds is like night and day. I'm also pretty sure they eat less power than earbuds due to the smaller driver size, but I don't really know either way for sur
Cons: Extremely poor workmanship on the wiring from the Y-splitter right up to the earbud itself. The wires on my first set literally yanked out as I was putting them on one day, and my second set just crapped out on me this morning (left earbud is dead). Neither set lasted past the three month mark. I use them every weekday to and from work.
It's a shame that Sennheiser skimped on certain characteristics that render the product very flimsy and unable to put up with day-to-day usage for more than a couple of months.
Pros: Good reception, seems to be responsive to signal, pretty blue/red LED.
Cons: Netgear's assinine refusal to release xp-64 drivers means that it was a total waste of money. Given it to a friend who doesn't need more than 4gb memory.
Cons: Useless documentation, spotty and flaky reception, poor firmware and to cap it all you'd better remember the password you set because there's no factory reset switch!
Overall Review: The most satisfaction I got out of this unit was when I dumped it in the hot tub then smashed it into 500 pieces on the lawn.
Pros: I haven't had a problem with this cable at all. I've been using one for the best part of a year to connect my PC to a Samsung television set with no issues at all.
Cons: The cable has started to split a little on the DVI head, plus the cable is very thick, so you might want to look into something else if you're worried about that heavy duty look.
Pros: Does what it's supposed to do but seems to be very flaky even when in a direct line of sight to the parent router.
Cons: Very difficult to setup - as mentioned before Beklins directions are utterly worthless. All in all I'd just recommend going for an external range booster as this little guy just doesn't seem to do a good job.
Pros: The sound is a MASSIVE improvement on the cheap earbuds that tend to come with most PMP's. Being canal earphones they are comfortable to wear and you won't have to worry about them falling out all the time, but I have yet to wear them for an extended period of time.
Cons: I know the advertised the bass as being the primary selling point in these phones, but it really is overpowering. I had to set the EQ on my Meizu M6 to just about the tinniest settings I could get, just so the bass was down to manageable levels.
Pros: 8gb flash card for not much $$$
Cons: wouldn't work in the camera I bought it for (Kodak easyhare V705) packaging is such that its non-returnable. Works fine in laptop SD reader.. so I guess its possibly still useful for something, just disappointing.
Pros: Does exactly what it's supposed to, good solid ECC/reg memory.
Cons: Wouldn't want to push it around too much swizzling/overclocking.. but then again if you're running a server/workstation board why would you want to?
Overall Review: Works very well with 8 of these plugged into a Tyan s2915 and NUMA enabled - very impressive in memory bandwidth tests :)
Pros: Great mouse, good feel to it.
Cons: Like most laser mice it has difficulty on surfaces with little variation and/or shiny surfaces.. like most desks. For best results I suppose a mousepad would be in order but I've yet to see one thats guaranteed to work well with laser mice that doesn't have some show-stopping problem.
Overall Review: The holographic silver 'dents' in the mouse look slightly disconcerting - I thought it was damaged when I first opened the box!
Pros: Good sound, not overly loud for a small corner-of-the-room computer system
Overall Review: If all you need is a nice cheap set of speakers for a computer in an apartment or a house where you don't need massive booming sounds every second, this is probably a good choice. It won't win any audio quality awards but it does what it says on the tin and sounds perfectly respectable.
Pros: It's a cable, it's heavy and it's LONG. No signal degradation that I can detect at 1080i (1920x1080@30hz), TV doesn't do 1080p so I have no idea about that one.
Cons: None that I can think of other than I don't get audio through it, but that's not the cables fault.
Overall Review: If you're using this to connect a computer to a TV/home theater system bear in mind you'll need an audio out on the soundcard (radeon x2900 style) or the addition of matching length audio cables.
Pros: Does everything your average person will need a printer to do.
Cons: Colour ink seems to go down pretty fast. Does *NOT* come with a USB cable.