Date Joined: 12/05/09
Pros: For the $50 that it was, this case is nuts. It's beautiful. The side vents on the front panel make for an amazing glow when a LED fan is added (preferably white). Cable management is nice, and there are definitely enough locations for fans. Evo 212 fits without a problem. As does my GTX 780.
Cons: The preinstalled standoff was very frustrating. Initially, I didn't even know what it was. After about 20 minutes of trying to rip it out, I gave up and just sat the motherboard in. Lo and behold, it fit just as it should've. Probably wouldn't have hurt me to look in the first place. Not enough clearance for a rad on top with push/pull fans included. The 140mm fan mount nearest the front of the case is likely too close to the front to be utilized, as my ODD reaches right to where the holes line up for it. Plastic hard drive cage, but I haven't heard and rattling. Fans it comes with are mediocre at best.
Overall Review: It's a wonderful case for the price, but I had a less than stellar time trying to get it. Black Friday: sold out within hours. Christmas: sold out within hours. I eventually gave up and bought the case elsewhere, but oh well. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone on a budget, or just looking for a sleek case.
Pros: Easily the best keyboard I've ever owned, even being wired. Usually I stick to wireless keyboards, but I took a chance on this one and it paid off.
Most people in my area are computer illiterate, and wouldn't be able to use my keyboard, making the keyboard useless to them. I love it.
Cons: This keyboard makes me depressed whenever I don't have it and I have to use a junk keyboard.
Overall Review: To anyone who complains about the keyboard not having lettering, it says in the details "No key cap inscriptions"
Meaning, no lettering.
Pros: Was on sale for $70 for awhile. Very cheap.
Managed to hit 4.4GHz (unstable, obviously).
Running 3.9GHz stable on air.
Cons: None, except maybe that it's not unlocked.
Overall Review: Right now I hold the top score on PassMark for it, at 5,391 points. Test was ran at 4.1GHz. I've had it at 4.4, but the overall gain for the computer was less than 5%, so I couldn't upload it.
Bragging rights are awesome, though.
Cons: Surprise! The card that I bought which should have been new in the first place, was used. Used cards will have used problems. First week of ownership: Card is fine. Plays games perfectly.
Week two: right fan rattles.
Week three: BSODs, overheating, etc.
Overall Review: I have an $800-ish computer sitting in my room, unusable. Sent in the card for RMA, now to wait for a few weeks to get the card back, and likely have Artifacting problems due to lack of a RAM heatsink. Never buying MSI products again.
Pros: Comes with batteries. Definite plus.
Small-ish usb adapter. Fit instead my 5.25" usb bay.
The media control keys actually work.
Great coverage. Can lie in bed with my computer 10 ft away and browse the internet or play Skyrim on my 36" flatscreen.
Cons: The mouse uses batteries faster than the keyboard, but I have rechargeable batteries so no worries.
Overall Review: No wrist rest, but that's not really a problem for me. Got shipped in an ENORMOUS box for no bigger than the keyboard+mouse box itself.
Pros: I can listen to music on my Xoom or Phone almost without anyone knowing.
They haven't fallen out.
Decent bass, I hoped for better from a $50 paid of headphones but hey,they're wireless.
Cons: Didn't come precharged? Lol.
Upon first powerup, my music would consistently skip. (Parts of the song wouldn't play) This did eventually stop.
The volume up/down seems to adjust the headphone volume and not the output device's volume, leading to a somewhat fuzzy noise.
The speakers are HUGE. Unlike normal in-ear headphones, you can't get the speakers themselves in your ear.
Due to huge speakers, the earbuds are also huge.
Overall Review: There are seemingly more cons than pros, but the pros outweigh the cons. Another slight con is that they are somewhat loose, but that might be my somewhat thin head.
Pros: They're filters. They filter out dust. Not an electronic, don't have to worry about DOA.
Cons: The shroud the holds the filter is HUGE. On my NZXT Zero, I can barely get the side of the case on due to the covers on the back. Or, I should say cover, rather. They're so big that I could only fit one on, there wasn't enough of a gap between the fans to get the 2nd one on.
Overall Review: If your fans are spaced out and you have plenty of exterior room, get these. Otherwise, look for a smaller option.
Pros: Wasn't DOA, Got it for about $3 after a coupon+being on sale, pushes air nicely, blue LED
Cons: I can't see the LEDs due to my filter. Not a big deal though.
Overall Review: Works. Very good for no more than it costs, I'd pay up to $15 for it.
Pros: It works, I can't hear it (my other fans probably overpower it :P)
It seems to move as much air as my Antec 120mm fans
Cons: Absolutely none.
Overall Review: Shipping was 3 Days Guaranteed but it came in 2 days, which is even better. Used a coupon to get this for $4, anything to save a buck or tow :P
Pros: Small, Black, Works.
Cons: The ethernet cable provided with it is ridiculously short, you'll probably need a longer one.
The blue LED's are bright, you might have to cover them if you're trying to sleep.
Overall Review: I thought it would be bigger than this, but it's smaller than a pop can. Easy to set up, instructions actually make sense.
Pros: Dual core,cheap
Cons: Mine didnt unlock
Overall Review: Not bad.
Pros: *4 usb ports
*20-key lock (its one key,but fairly sophisticated)
*i think i bought the last one,newegg is out of stock now LOL
Cons: *$25 for plastic.for the simplicity of the Bunker,it should be made of metal.
There are FOUR usb ports.BUT,if you plan on closing the door with the 2nd,3rd,or 4th port occupied with a flash drive,forget it.the first port will work for a flash drive.
Overall Review: I bought this because i was worried the front panel usb ports on my Antec 900 would go out.The first port died a week ago,and the final,2nd port died today.But,i have 4 usb ports in the front of my case.Im happy.
Pros: -wasn't DOA
-came with a DVI to D-SUB adapter
-came on time
-relatively quiet (see O.T)
-not really long
-worked with my mobo
-got it on sale for $144 after rebate :D
Cons: -didn't come with 2 more so i can't trifire :(
Overall Review: I recently made a new computer,and i upgraded from a nvidia 8400 gs (pci,not pci-e).the very first time i played a game on this new 6850 (need for speed shift) i literally cried.the 8400 wouldnt even start shift,this 6850 runs it on max settings (at 1440x900 res.) at no less than 45 fps,and no higher than 60C.
now,for the fan
Below 60%,you cant hear it (or i just cant cause of my hsf :/)
Above 60%,you can hear it
At 100%,its a jet turbine
BUT.you won't need it at 100%,it runs pretty frosty.
Pros: It's black.It has blue led's.It works for me.
Cons: some of the cables are quite long,thus creating a mess.
Overall Review: It works for me,and i would recommend it to anyone who needed a psu for a decent gaming build.
Pros: *mine works
*3 usb 2.0 headers
*black and blue,perfect colors for my theme
*turned on on first try
*doesnt heat my room up
Cons: *no firewire (i dont use it so im fine)
*no usb 3.0
*no sata 6gb/s
*no onboard video
*wont make me dinner
Overall Review: turned on even without my ram in it lol
will update once i get my ram (hopefully tomorrow)
Pros: *got on sale for $40
*normal free shipping said a week,ups free shipping was 3 days
Cons: *shortish campaign
*seemingly limited armory
Overall Review: *sad ending
The case arrived with a minor crack on the side, but i would blame whoever newegg got it from for this.
The hardest,shorted game I have ever played.
Pros: worked when i connected it
Cons: not a con,but i thought i had an extra sata port.i guess 6 year old dells only have TWO.yay a 70 gb hdd and a dvd rom drive.
Overall Review: i should've checked to see if i had a sata port open,ill probably buy a pci-e sata addon...shipping from newegg from a state about 800 miles away was faster than shipping from somewhere in my own state.Great on newegg's part...horrible on the other place's part.
Thumbs up to newegg
Pros: my computer still starts?
Cons: can't play guild wars at a decent framerate.3 fps is unacceptable on a game that should be blow away by it (min gfx specifications for gw: nVidia GeForce 3 series or above)
this is a 8400 GS and it cant perform as good as my computer's onboard graphics (im on a 6 year old dell.) the card does play some games (need for speed carbon,madden 07) but games barely pushing the higher end of the card limit will be destroyed.
Overall Review: i am in the process of making a custom computer,so i got ram and a video card for my current dell,just for me to manage with it until i get the custom pc built.i basically wasted money i could've bought a hdd with,or a case maybe.
don't buy this.its only $45 but its worth about $5.