Date Joined: 05/22/09
Overall Review: Not much to say except it is cheap and worth the price.
Pros: Looks really nice. The build quality is very good for the price point.
Cons: A few things I would change. Make a real basement for the psu and remove the goofy designs from the tempered glass. I also would make the side panel aluminum and ditch the tempered glass. Who wants to look at cabling? My biggest gripe is that the are no cut outs or grommeted areas to run your 24 pin cable or your USB cable. You just have to stuff them thru the narrow channel. It is awkward and looks unfinished. Kind of like the designers forgot that you have to run these cables. I know this is kind of harsh but a good idea could have been made a whole lot better imho.
Overall Review: Maybe there will be further revisions of the case with a little more refinement.
Pros: Half off and that is about it. I knew going in how badly the case was reviewed but went against my better judgement due to curiosity.
Cons: Decided to take a flyer because this case was so cheap despite the terrible reviews. Mistake on my part. EVGA makes a lot of great things. cases aren't among them. The case design is half baked at best. Then add in the lack of build quality and you have a real dud. When a case is half off that should ring alarm bells lol!
Pros: I love the product but the ridiculous amount of time to get my rebate is really weak. So I ca't give five stars. Come on MSI. This is no way to treat your customers.
Cons: See my comment above.
Pros: Everyone with a functioning brain knows this cpu is a terrific value. Basically a 4 core/8 thread Ryzen cpu with the best igpu that you can get anywhere for a cheap price.
Overall Review: People who buy any newly released cpu and buy a motherboard along with it that was probably made months ago and don't realize that the board needs a bios microcode AGESA update. They should not be allowed to comment and look foolish like the guy who said the cpu was a "dud" when he just couldn't figure out that he needed a bios update.
Pros: Cheaper than some comparable kits. Matched with a Ryzen R5 1600, an ASUS Prime X-370 Pro. Running at 3200.
Pros: For a little over $200 I game, stream, watch YouTube, watch a movie, browse the web all at the same time with no lag. All at the stock frequency to boot.
Pros: I really can't say many positive things about my X370-Pro due to the fact features that were in the bios have disappeared and that this board is getting the short shrift on support compared to the Crosshair VI Hero.
Cons: Lackluster at best support from ASUS. Disappearing and or missing features in the bios.
Pros: Buying the cpu and blaming AMD because they think the Athlon has built in graphic capabilities and it obviously doesn't. Or that their motherboard won't post not and not smart enough to realize it is a newer cpu and many FM2+ boards would need a BIOS update for new AGESA code to recognize the cpu. So they give the cpu 1 egg when it is their fault.
Pros: This is an enterprise class drive. It is much heavier than a consumer grade drive. The price is very reasonable.
Cons: Not really a con but...... I would have packaged it differently. The drive is a heavy and very dense for its size. Much like a brick. I would have either have double boxed it as Newegg typically does Or I would have used a slightly bigger box and added another layer of bubble wrap.
Overall Review: Hopefully the drive lasts. That said I may buy another so I can do a RAID 1 for a modicum of redundancy.
Pros: Pretty much everything about the case. The S340 is very popular for a reason.
Cons: It wasn't free lol!
Overall Review: I always buy from Newegg and never shop around for a reason.
Pros: It was fairly cheap at the time and I got my $10 rebate very quickly.
Cons: Psu shroud is stupid looking. Build quality is so-so, The front intake filters are a joke. Instead of fully covering the fan intake area they are just two tiny strips measuring about 1" by 5". I think the case is too deep and has wasted space in the front. So much space that it looks like the case is actually designed for 5.25" optical bays. I should have bought my fifth S340. That being said with some tweaking it could be a good case and as it is it isn't a bad case.
Pros: This case is awesome
Cons: For the small amount of money you save buy a new case.
Overall Review: My case had a bunch of small defects. Tiny chips in the paint. Doesn't sit quite flat. The sound deadening material in the side panel was all mashed up from someone forcing the side panel on. It was dusty etc... I love the case but I would not recommend the refurb.
Pros: It is a cheap board. Do your homework before you buy it. There is a list of boards that are approved for the 9370 and 9590. Get over it. If you want the best you have to pay for it. You have only yourself to blame bro.
Cons: People who don't research before they buy then they do the blame game.
Pros: Some people just have a bad case of PEBKAC. Like the people who can't figure out how to update their BIOS. And they blame ASUS. Then they writes off ASUS. Maybe they should figure out the problem before pointing fingers. Anyway. I have the Crossblade Ranger and an ASUS A88X-Pro both with 860K's and they are both awesome boards. This board matches my ASUS Crosshair 5 Formula-Z with my 8370.
Pros: A reviewer wrote- Cons: This thing arrived with some sort of sticky goo on the part that makes contact with the CPU. I had to clean it off with WD-40 and then remove that with rubbing alcohol. And he had his tech level at "Expert"? He removed the pre-applied thermal paste! How can you be that clueless? That is comic gold!
Overall Review: I hope the guy didn't fry his cpu!
Pros: "and they run my VMs about 12 degrees Celsius. My FX-8350 gaming machine idles at 22C, for perspective. The voltage tells a similar story."
12C is 54F! 22 Celcius is 72F. Use some common sense. That is sub-ambient lol! None of these temp monitoring programs are accurate with FX processors till you put a load on the cpu and it heats up to 40C.
Cons: People who are clueless.
Pros: I see a review below where someone says the glass easily scratches. Well all acrylic side panels do. Another guy gave it a con for no external 5.25" drive bay. It is a feature of the case. Why did you buy it then? Same with only one top fan. The specs state this clearly. Maybe you should read up on what you are getting before you order it!
Cons: Giving the case a con for not having an external 5.25" drive bay is like getting upset your convertible doesn't have a hard top.
Overall Review: People should think before they write questionable reviews.
Pros: It boggles my mind how someone can actually critique an item they neither own nor have ever used. The kicker is they expect to be taken seriously.
Cons: Some of these so called "reviewers".
Pros: Some people just don't get it. It is a quad core not a dual core. The can't even spell dual. They called it "duel". Lol!
Pros: Looks good.
Cons: Magnetic front doesn't quite line up with bezels. Dumb huge cutout in back of motherboard that stretches past the board and is visible when looking inside the case. Damaged window. Case in point. Fractal design uses very thick cellophane on BOTH sides of the window for protection. I got a Lian LiPC-7HWX and this Corsair 350D damaged in the same shipment from Newegg for Christmas. I was so disappointed. Intheir defense I could have RMA'd both but it would have been way too much bother. I kept both cases and got a $25 refund. So the Egg made good.
Pros: Enough said!
Overall Review: Its just a really good case for a good price.
Pros: Looks fairly stylish. Big window.
Cons: Side window came scratched. Poor fit and finish. Paper-thin aluminum. Very little room between mobo tray and side of case for cabling. The aluminum side panel actually had a bulge in it because its so thin.
Overall Review: Should have bought my fourth Fractal Design Arc Midi R2. As an example. The Arc Midi has thick cellophane on BOTH sides of the window to protect it. Its fit and finish is better. Its much sturdier too. I could go on....
Pros: How can you do something stupid like this and expect to be given a new board under warranty? Then dock stars for it?
Overall Review: Wow. maybe I can smash my car and Ford will just give me a new one......
Pros: For people that are upset that their second core didn't unlock or if did it is unstable.... You bought a single core cpu. If you wanted a Athlon X2 4450e you should have bought one. Don't get mad and blame AMD.