Date Joined: 06/23/03
Pros: Performs well
Cons: Runs hot
Overall Review: Can't really complain right now given the GPU situation right now, but I'm still not thrilled about this card.
I heard this card usually tops out at 68° to 70° C... so I was surprised when I started playing and was hitting 78°C. 80°C at times. Kind of unheard of from this model.
Thought maybe it was an issue with my PC, or ventilation... but I stuck it in my old PC with a big case and lots of fans... Even when the CPU was bottlenecking the GPU so it could only reach 1700 Mhz, it was still hitting 75°C.
Applied some MasterGel Maker in place of their thermal paste, and it had no change. Kind of think its just a poorly binned chip. Bad luck. EVGA ensures me that its a safe operating temperature, but I'm not thrilled about such a big leap in expected temp.
As an, at least temporary solution, I've undervolted the card and added two case fans along with an increased fan curve on the GPU. Now I keep it to 72°C, but its a bit loud now.
In the future I may consider a 3rd party VGA cooler that is quiet and more effective.
Pros: - Excellent build quality while remaining thin and lightweight.
- Design matches my Google Pixel XL well.
- 1920 x 1200 screen looks nice
- Fast for general use and videos, as expected from a Snapdragon 435 / Cortex-A53
- Downloads fast. Put a bunch of movies on my MicroSD right away
Overall Review: If I were to try to list off some cons, they just wouldn't be fair.
- Only 16GB of storage. (About 6GB free). My list apps use about 2GB so I have about 4GB free after that. And my downloads go to my MicroSD. There isn't a lot of bloatware, so that just is what it is. If people have a problem with 16GB storage, this is a 16GB storage device. That's not a con. That's just what they bought.
I could say, it could use better specs all around (CPU, RAM, Screen resolution). It could have better gaming performance... But in my opinion you have to rate the product for what it is and what it is spec'd out to be. As a $200 media tablet, this one sores and checks off a lot of boxes.
One other "con" I can't con it for; I own and watch a lot of movies with the VUDU app. This tablet doesn't seem to support HDX video playpack, only SD. But again, I can't really fault the tablet for this, because I believe this is on VUDU to add support for the M3 Lite. Because it is a 1920 x 1200, I doubt its on Huawei for that.
Most other streaming apps: Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Movies Anywhere seem to be playing HD well. That's my primary use of the tablet for me, video streaming. Though more often MLB and NHL games.
Pros: -Feels nice when it works.
-Superior feel over the Xbox360 controller
-But not as durable
Cons: -Battery drains much faster than the original XboxONE controller
-Just like the original XboxONE controller, my left analogue stick broke after.. ah... 4 months. Right after the warranty is up.
-I stopped using the bluetooth because it was being interferred by other wireless devices like my Wifi adapter.
Overall Review: Not as durable as an Xbox360 controller.
Doesn't have the battery life of the original XboxONE controller.
Pros: -Excellent picture quality (I didn't notice any ghosting or defective issues while playing games. No dead pixels)
-DVI, HDMI, and VGA options
Cons: -Does not come with a DVI cable (but comes with a an audio, VGA, & HDMI cable).
Overall Review: I'm sure the speakers are garbage, but I never plan on using them. I have good speakers and headphones. I wouldn't take away for a presumably poor feature that I wouldn't plan on using good or bad.
I already use my GPU HDMI for HDTV and I wouldn't consider an VGA cable even if that was an option on my GPU. So its a bit upsetting it doesn't come with a DVI cable. Luckily I do have some extras. They probably did this because a lot of people may have preferred HDMI because it also carries sound. VGA is more common to see on laptops than DVI... So DVI may be the odd man out... But would have been nice to get a cable. But for the price this sells for, I shouldn't complain.
Overall I'm very happy with the product. I've owned 1 Acer LCD monitor in the past, and it was very dull in comparison to my other monitors so I kind of stayed away from Acer monitors... Probably because its an IPS panel, but this one is really nice.
Pros: * Quiet, I can't notice it at all
* Remains under 68°C while in the most intense games. (73°C for Furmarks) which is acceptable for AMD.
* Really good for 1440p gaming. Can play games on Ultra and maintain an FPS above 50.
* Really good for the price. If you're looking for a $300 card, GTX970 is probably the best way to go for 1080p gaming. But if you're gaming at 1440p+ I'd look at the R9 290X or the R9 390.
Cons: Didn't include any bonus games as a far as I know. No Dirt Rally code. No AMD Rewards code. I registered on Sapphire Select Club for their Gold membership but got nothing for it. :-(
No GPU backplate. Not the end of the world there.
Overall Review: Card length is actually 12.1 inches long. I got nervous when I saw Newegg list it as 13.25inches after I ordered the product. But the first thing I did was measure it. Its just over 12 inches long.
It runs very similar to an R9 290X if you can't find benchmarks and need something to reference.
Pros: * Its like a Mid / Full tower hybrid.
* Its only a little bigger than my old mid tower
* But the inside feels more like a Full tower. A lot of room. A lot of organization and cable management features.
* I bought a bunch of case fans... I think you can have 10 total... I took a bunch out. Just didn't need that many, but safe to say the are flow is excellent.
* Easy to change dust filters
Cons: I took the front panel off as gently as I could. But the instructions say you may need to apply some force the first time... It broke a little piece of plastic that holds it in. It was still perfectly secured to the front, but could just be pulled away easier.
Assuming I was just too forcefull with it, I emailed Antec to ask if they sold replacement front panels for the Eleven Hundred V2 because a small piece broke off of mine with my initial installation.
"Send me a copy of your invoice, I'll send you a new front panel"
It arrived in about 2 weeks. No charge to me.
Overall Review: I upgraded from the Antec Three Hundred Illusion... I think I actually paid more for the 300 Ilusion... But this 1100 V2 is way above and beyond that in quality and features.
I've always bought Antec PSU's, and now 2 Antec cases... After an excellent experience with their customer service, I think I've become an Antec customer for life. We'll see.
Pros: Corsair... so I would hope it lasts
Cons: USB port is exposed even when slid in, no cover for it.
Lighweight, feels cheap.
Overall Review: Coming from the "CORSAIR Flash Voyager" that broke after a few years, I thought I could expect that kind of quality. This is not it. The keyring holder is made of plastic, thats bound to break off. (Maybe its not for keyrings) But I don't feel comfortable leaving in my pocket knowing the dust and lint can get into the USB socket because there is no cover for it. It just slides in.
I expected better from Corsair. Spend the extra $3 and get the CORSAIR Flash Voyager. Model: CMFVY3S-32GB I wish I did.
Pros: Fast AC connection.
Stable... been connected for a week without an issue.
Bluetooth. Windows 8.1 had no problems connecting.
Overall Review: I had a dual band Wireless-N USB Adapter... that worked great, but I wasn't getting all of my internet speed. (Only about 60Mbps of 120Mbps Download speed I now get. Connection to the router is about 260Mbps)
With this my Speedtest.net results are identially to being plugged in via ethernet adapter. Because of AC connection, I ping my router at about 2ms.. compared to about 4ms with my old adapter.
I also connected the Bluetooth/USB connector to the mobo without reversing the plug as instructed.
Pros: I love the soft spongy feeling of it. Very flexible. Good texture (rubbery, grips to surfaces well.)
Cons: I just wish it little tighter on the phone.
Overall Review: Its not "loose," it molds to the phone perfectly. But because of the soft, flexible nature of the case... it can partially slip off my phone easily. Especially when say, I take my phone out of my pocket. So, maybe if it were slightly smaller it would stay on the phone better.
Still does the job though.
Pros: Sounds adequate. Perfectly acceptable quality.
Cons: I have a different pair that are more comfortable. These can be slightly irritating after prolonged use.
Overall Review: Do people realize they bought an $8 pair of earbuds?
I feel like people are holding the product they bought to a much higher standard. Its like if I gave a $10 product 1 star, because its not nearly as good as my $80 premium product. I didn't buy an $80 premium product, I'm not going to review it as if it were.
Pros: Good shows; e.g. Family Guy, American Dad, New Girl, Parks and Rec, etc
Cons: Commercials. Not all have complete series. Not worth $8/mo vs. Hulu (Free).
Overall Review: For $8 a month, you get more episodes, faster releases.
But its often not the complete series available, and there are still commercials. I would rather just wait a week to watch a new episode and not pay $8/mo.
I also feel Netflix is a much better service. I like paying and not having commercials. The difference between Hulu and Hulu Plus doesn't justify the $8/mo.
Pros: Worked better than my previous Virtual Surround Software. Little gimmicky with their little demo, but it actually does do a good job.
Cons: I used this software since it was released with Windows 7. Worked fine on my Windows 8 machine. But since upgrading to Windows 8.1 it no longer works. I log in, and it just says "Updating from Razer Synapse 2.0 - Razer Surround."
Overall Review: I found others with the same issue. Razer's response was please contact razersupport.com/contact-us/ I did that but got no response from them.
Pros: I've been gaming on a PC with an Xbox 360 controller for years. I love the controller. Its the best in my experience. And with this controller, they just made all around improvements.
Cons: Alkaline Batteries? C'mon now.
Won't be available on PC until next year.
Overall Review: I read this in a previous comment: "It seems to even the playing field for pc gaming vs m/k." and I had to comment because its the most ludicrous statement I've read on the internet today.
Yes, they improved their analog controls with shooters in mind I'm sure. It is nowhere remotely close to a mouse an keyboard. Gamers using this controller for shooters will still be heavily relying on auto-aim to bridge that gap, and still not even close to an even playing field.
If they wanted to make a comparable to a Mouse/Keyboard, they would have made an effort to something more like the Steam Controller. But even that is far worse than a mouse and keyboard.
So for action games, beat em ups, platformers, this controller is a great option. Hugely improved. But to say it compares to a Mouse and Keyboard is simply not true. I would never ever use this or any gamepad when I'm playing a shooter because Mouse and Keyboard is better. Its not even my opinion, that's the truth of the matter.
Pros: Very Basic but Solid Product
Cons: Range is pretty poor more than 8 feet away.
Overall Review: I chose this mouse because of 1 thing. "Range: 33 ft."
I didn't need to use it 33 feet away, but more like 8-10 feet... At this range, the keyboard keys would not always register and the mouse skips around the place.
For normal desktop use, this is a fine product, but you can probably find a equally solid Logitech product for more than $10 less.
Pros: Not very expensive... cools CPU much better than stock.
Easy to install on AM3(+)
Cons: Could be quieter, but for the performance of the fan/cooler... not really a complaint.
Overall Review: Using on AMD FX-4100 (Stock speeds)
Idle: 35 C
Gaming: 55 C
Prime95: 60 C
Idle: 30 C
Gaming: 41 C
Prime95: 42 C
I didn't use the thermal paste that came with it... using Arctic Silver.
Pros: -Nice size for my case. The length is under 10 inches. I have a case with an 11" max video card length... but even then you need to move things around to make 11 fit. This size works great. (Pretty lightweight too)
-Its been very smooth going so far.
-Quieter than my last card(s).
-Temps are as expected. Nothing too crazy.
-Price. Was about to order a 7950 when I saw this on sale, well under $280 after MIR. Could have got $20 more off if I saw the newegg/Visa promo.
-Got 2 great games. Already own Borderlands 2, but its Co-Op so its great to give to friends. Looking forward to Assassin's Creed 3.
-I can max out a lot of games so far and get 60fps at 1920x1080.
Cons: No complaints.
Overall Review: Hear are my results so far running this card with the following specs:
Intel i5 2500K
(I use vertical sync, so max resolution is 60 fps)
So far I've played Battlefield 3, Planetside 2, Borderlands 2... I've been able to play those at max settings and get a stable 60 fps... Max temperatures range from 68-72 degrees Cencius.
Far Cry 3... Optimal to Ultra settings.. I get 40-50 fps with 2x Anti-Aliasing. Increased AA, drops me down to about 30 fps. Gets a bit choppy then. I don't think its the hardware though. I think both Ubisoft and nVidia have to work on optimizing their game and drivers better. But then again, there is a lot of high quality foliage in the game. Maybe its just too much. (I really like playing at 60 fps... but even here on 2xAA.. it was smooth playing)
Pros: Keyboard keys are soft and quiet. I really like the feel. (and yeah, the space bar is oddly louder than the other keys, but really just like a standard keyboard sound)
I love the volume control for gaming.
Mouse, feels great. Similar to my MX518/G500 mice. Maybe a little smaller, maybe not... but I have a claw grip so it doesnt matter. Its a good size mouse. Good feel to it.
Cons: Again, like N/A said... No cap lock light... but its not a big deal. I don't really ever look at it. AM I WRITING IN ALL CAPS?.. ok I'll hit the cap lock button.
I'm using it at about 6ft from the dongle... they work great. But as I get farther than 6 feet... its like the mouse's DPI dropps and it doesnt move as smooth.
Overall Review: I put together a computer for TV use... a lot of Steam Big Picture Mode use, but I also prefer a lot of my PC games with Mouse and Keyboard. One of my requirements for a Mouse was that it has 5 buttons... I think this may have been the only Keyboard/Mouse combo with a 5 button mouse so I took a chance.
I'm glad I did. Its a solid product. Much better than your standard Mouse and Keyboard. My only real gripe is that I wish the mouse worked better at a distance.
Pros: Works great. Runs anything I throw at it. Doesn't require a lot of power. Running on a old Dell Slim with about 250w PSU.
Cons: N/A. Does exactly what it should.
Overall Review: My girlfriend was running a old Dell Slim Computer.
Intel Dual Core 1.8Ghz
It wasn't able to function in the most minimal ways. So, I bought her 2GB of RAM (Bringing her up to 3GB). For fun, I then bought her this video card as well.
To my surprise, at 1440x900, low settings... I was able to get 30 fps in Skyrim... and 40+ fps in Dead Island, L4D2, Dungeon Defenders, and TF2. The card can do a lot better, but her CPU is a huge bottleneck for gaming. Its not really meant to game with, I was just doing it for curiosity really. But all those games were perfectly playable thanks to this card.
Pros: Does the job as any HDMI cable would.
Overall Review: Much cheaper than stores sell. I don't know why their prices are still so high for HDMI cables.
Pros: Memtest x86 has never had a problem with this memory... anytime I buy it.
Overall Review: I pretty much buy this memory exclusively now. It just runs so brilliantly.
I suppose I should try out some other memory at some point to see if I'm missing out... but... it just runs so well. I think I'll stick with what works.
Pros: Has all the features I needed for a budget build.
Works great, Stays cool. 31C.
Cons: I wish it were a little wider. My case doesn't really support the far right side of it. Had to hold the back while plugging in the memory and power cables.
Overall Review: I'm using the AMD FX-4100, 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw 1600, and a 6850... I will have a pair of 6850's as soon as I buy a new card.
2nd ASRock mobo... both have now worked flawlessly. My other mobo, I've have about 1.5 years now.
I also don't trust user reviews because I don't know the real competence of the users building PCs.
4 stars because I feel like ASRock packs a lot of features into a less expensive board... They are cutting cornings, like with the size and thickness of the board. Doesn't bother me, or hasn't effected my builds in a negative way... but its something to consider.
Pros: I'm able to charge/use 2 devices at once without any problem. Works exactly as it should. As somebody else pointed out, its not as strong of a signal as a computer or wall outlet. That person is just a poor consumer who didn't read and understand the details. There's other devices for a few bucks more that would allow for a faster charge. But this product works exactly as its intended to. I personally don't use my car, as my primary choice for charging... but purchased something like this as a last resort option when my devices are completely dead, or for use while charging (while I'm not driving of course).
Cons: None. Got a little hot, but it was charging 2 devices at once, and its a little gadget... so that can be expected.
Overall Review: I went into a "certain well known electronics store" looking for a 2 port USB Car Charger... $25. No thank you. There is no way a device like this should cost more than a couple bucks. $3 got me this minimal volt/amp device. $9 could have gotten me a much higher volt/amps one... but $25. No way.
Thanks NewEgg and NewEgg retailers.
Pros: -Lots of fun.
-Single Player, CoOp, Multiplayer
-Activates on Steam
Cons: -Single player gets a bit repetitive.
Overall Review: If you like Gears of War, and hoard/tower defense type games like Killing Floor or Left4Dead 2... this is your game.
It feels like Gears of War, but instead of a lot of duck n cover, its simply shoot and slash hoards of space orcs. Lots of fun though. Especially when you're playing the CoOp mode.
Pros: I like the grips and the weight of it. Has more features than I need. Love volume control on the keyboard.
Cons: Takes a little getting used to over a standard keyboard. I think its the programmable buttons on the left... my left hand keeps typing 1 inch to the left. Cap locks could use a gap in it like most do.
Overall Review: LED's I find pretty useless. Noticable under no light or very low light in the room.
Pros: Good range.
Overall Review: I wanted to replace my old Linksys 300N USB Adapter... it was close to 5 years old, back when "N" was relatively new. Was getting 3-4 bars, but I was getting a lot of lag spikes while gaming, and it didn't allow for sleep mode (after my computer wakes up, the adapter did not). 5 years ago that adapter cost me $80+.
Time for an upgrade I think...
Got this Rosewill for about $10... I now get a stable 5/5 bars only... I even sometimes pick up my neighbors NETGEAR router... must be a quarter mile away.