Date Joined: 03/30/06
Pros: I could not find my usual Radeon RAM with AMP profile for my new Gigabyte FX 990 AMD motherboard. I wanted 1866 9-10-9 specification.
so I ordered these as they have the correct specification for AMD, and sensible heat-sinks.
I thought I would need to set the spec. in the advanced BIOS.
my new Gigabyte motherboard had the option of using the Intel XMP profile in the simple BIOS settings. so I tried that first.
with that one click in the simple BIOS this RAM set perfect. and it is very stable.
I am very happy with Mushkin, and it is made in the USA.
Overall Review: Mushkin is my new favorite RAM. I always thought they would be excellent products, but I always build using AMD CPU's and in the past I didn't have the option of XMP profile on a AMD motherboard.
Pros: not first purchase of this filter, and not my last either.
Everyone needs a filter on their intake fans!
easy to maintain, keeps the dust out.
Overall Review: seems to be getting more difficult to find these filters, as so many people just use a phone these days.
But for those of us that require a PC to create all the things that phone people use, we still need PCs for creation.
and I don't want to be as an idiot tied to his phone.
Pros: fit and finish next to none, perfect in every way.
I need the PSU top mounted for specific cooling reasons.
and this all aluminium certainly fits my cooling needs.
Hard Anodized machine surface on all panels, and all cool good heat transferring Aluminium materials.
Love it 10 stars!
Overall Review: Yikes out of stock I should have ordered a couple more!
I hope Lian-Li continues this exact top mounted PSU Case.
Thank you New-Egg for shipping this from California and in perfect condition!
Pros: I prefer a very good air cooler over liquid cooling systems, and Zalman provides the best in cooling solutions.
Not my first purchase of this Zalman CNPS7X, and I also have a couple CNPS5X still doing their job perfectly. Cool and Quite!
I installed this latest purchase to a AMD FX8370E, and my CPU idles at 22c, and never above 31c, even when benchmark running in a loop.
love it. when it needs to keep my CPU at my chosen temperature profile it just becomes a pleasant whoosh sound with the side cover off and my ear next to the cooler.
Not my first Zalman cooler, and certainly not my last one either.
Zalman continues to be the very best of products, and this direct touch solution is my very favourite.
Cools just as well as a high end liquid cooler!
10 stars, love it.
Overall Review: ** to the person that claims his overheats, you forgot to remove the plastic surface protection!
Read the included instructions!
I have installed too many of these to believe there has ever been a defective one out in the wild.
Thank you Zalman for your fantastic products!
Pros: I have many of these in different builds with a variety of various users.
These seem to be the only manufacture of DVD burners that last many years.
some are as old as 8 years of very heavy use, all still perfect and silent.
and with all the early failures of other brands, then more than stars for this unit.
Overall Review: I need to get more of these before they discontinue for what ever reason.
Pros: Fast and easy install, great software.
The Samsung Magician software even allows people with more than 8 GB system memory to use up to 8 GB of system memory as in addition to the speed up provided by the Samsung SSD.
and I had several of these, even 840 EVO's, I hesitated to upgrade my other PCs VIA cloning until I was certain of the improvement over HDDs.
But I used this 500 GB SSD in a new build. And I ordered another one the very next day.
You can read the user reviews.
These are the very best SSDs in quality and value period.
Don't De-fragment any SSD, not needed any more using SSDs.
And De-fragment will shorten the life of any SSD.
Only a mechanical HDD needs de-fragment occasionally.
I love it 10 stars
Overall Review: please don't defrag your SSD.
Don't de-fragment any brand of SSD.
SSDs don't fragment DATA period.
I say this as I have seen a couple unaware reviews recommending de-fragment to SSDs.
Pros: I needed to write a full review regarding this fantastic Monitor.
I wasn't able to write a full review of this monitor because the rest of my build was being damaged in transit there in Texass.
Now that I have every thing up and running, I can say this is my very best of all of my monitors. and many of them are also Samsung.
you will need a DVI monitor, to set up your BIOS on a modern build.
This don't have DVI, and the D-SUB is also not supported in BIOS on a modern build.
once you have your BIOS set up on a DVI monitor then you have the very best in display that I have ever seen to this day.
and this is not a con regarding no screen function for BIOS, it has to do with computers default Legacy still hanging around this day and age.
Overall Review: Perfect colours displayed, just fantastic viewing angles, no ghosting on videos and games. no light bleed-through at all. perfect pixels. everything looks better than real life. This is much better in every way than even IPS monitors.
It is Samsung, I know it will provide many years enjoyment. Same as all Samsung Products, the very best.
Thanks New-Egg for shipping this from California, arrived in 2 days in perfect condition.
Wish I could afford 4 more of these exact monitors.
Pros: a good metal product, that fits perfect, allowing safe and secure SSD install into 3.5 inch HDD bracket. nice platting finish that looks a match to my all Aluminium case.
Overall Review: I ordered 2, I should have ordered a dozen.
Pros: If you are looking for a very excellent video card at a reasonable price this should be your choice.
It has a full 4 GB of super fast video memory for perfect 1080 gaming.
I was worried about the 128 memory bus, but I really don't see a penalty here compared to the 256 bus.
And this is a newer '+' version of the superior ACX cooling system.
It even came with a free installed backplate.
it is a little bit longer than a full ATX Motherboard, but only a little bit. most modern ATX cases should allow for longer than this card. My Lian-Li case certainly allows for much longer than this video card.
EVGA drivers and applications are the best available, and the many bonus offers that come with EVGA are easy to deal with, and you actually get them all. I have a EVGA Torq gaming mouse arriving today just as offered by EVGA.
I have 3 other EVGA video cards in other builds, one is 5 years old, one is ten years old, and the other is 18 years old, and all are still working perfect.
I am ordering another one of these exact 960 video cards for another PC of mine. It should arrive today.
I love it, more than 10 stars!
Overall Review: Thanks EVGA, great products that I can trust to last many years.
Pros: This Motherboard truly is Ultra Durable, Same as the name implies.
I have been building many computers for more than 15 years.
I have been wanting to try out the Gigabyte product again since they started the Ultra Durable 2X copper series.
I am very happy that I chose this AMD Motherboard for my new build.
It is a very heavy duty product that can support heavy heat-sinks and heavy video-cards without flexing. The best PCB construction in the industry!
And 2X copper assures good clean voltage to all the components.
The entire build went smooth and easy because of this Motherboard.
I will always chose Gigabyte Ultra Durable 2X copper series for all my future builds.
Deserves more than 5 stars rating!
Overall Review: It is a good thing that this was a Gigabyte Ultra Durable 2X copper Motherboard.
Because for some reason mine had to go through Texass, and they just completely destroyed the shipping container and the Gigabyte retail box. with the Motherboard torn from the retail package and hanging out of the smashed and torn shipping carton.
The capacitors on the bottom rear of the Motherboard were bent and surface scratched during transit. those are for the isolated on-board sound.
I straightened them for aesthetics, and checked them to see if they survived and it seems to be working fine, and the Ultra Durable construction PCB board survived all this without cracking or breaking.
Tracking this order showed that Texas claimed they needed to resort the shipping container and needed an extra 3 days. It took 3 weeks to finally arrive, and most of my order that was listed on the shipping contents sheet were missing.
I will continue to order from New-Egg, but I will never accept things that need to make a stop in Texass. And I will keep my orders to one item at a time.
Pros: The highest quality Power Supply, if you care about protecting the components connected to your PSU, then Seasonic is the only one to buy.
I have several older PC builds using this PSU, and with all the power surges and power outs here, this is the only manufacture that protected all my components.
And all of my Seasonic PSUs are all working perfect, same as the day that I first received them. 2 of them are 10 years old now.
I love the premium packaging that Seasonic uses for all of their Power Supplies.
Overall Review: The cables have very much improved over the years, making a very clean installation these days. Easy to keep the cables out of the cases airflow path.
and enough extra cables to improve hiding the cables from view and the airflow on my 10 year old builds.
I will always trust Seasonic to provide the very best Power Supply in the entire world.
Pros: Keyboard & Mouse were exactly what I needed. Shipped Quickly and in perfect condition. All the way from China, VIA YOLO-Trade.
Very happy with this seller. I will order anything I need through YOLO-Trade with confidence that it will ship Quickly and in perfect condition.
Overall Review: I was needlessly worried about the product shipping from China, because YOLO TRADE seems to be a very good company.
I am happy about this purchase.
Pros: it works, runs cool, low voltage draw. sturdy stand.
it has VGA & DVI-D connections.
New Egg shipped very quickly and in perfect condition
Cons: very poor viewing angles.
no HDMI connection.
only comes with VGA cable.
Overall Review: I guess that I am spoiled by Samsung, Viewsonic, and Acer monitors.
I do have older LG LED monitors that are much better.
Acer seems to always supply every cable needed to connect.
I make all my purchases from New-Egg. they are the best.
my favorite monitor is Samsung with the magic viewing angle.
absolutely no distortion from any angle.
Pros: strong stylish case. simple clean looks. fantastic power supply.
I have 2 builds using this case. very happy with.
Zalman CNPS (5) & (7), CPU cooler fits nice and does eggcellent job of cooling at 5GHz.
Overall Review: you should always research your choice of parts.
note to reviewers: don't rate low when it was your own fault.
the Zalman CPU cooler clears all cases and also tall RAM.
the In-Win products are first class.
I purchase all my tech needs from NewEgg.
Pros: I try to always build with MSI high end motherboards. I have many of them many years of trouble free service.
I use both the micro ATX and full ATX with the military specification.
This with the newest AMD Zambezi record holding clock rate.
very easy install came with the newest BIOS already installed. recognised everything with the correct timings. not need to change a thing.
I like these side access SATA connectors. why I started buying MSI motherboards.
I like the clean install that MSI provides. shows they think ahead when designing layout.
Overall Review: When you receive your MSI military specification motherboard, take the time to inspect how everything is mounted to the board. heat sinks and brackets are solidly bolted. not spring clipped as the others do.
check out the perfect solder job, you will not find this level of quality on other manufactures.
All motherboards go through testing using a special mock up CPU. always reset CMOS jumper for a few seconds then return jumper to save CMOS before starting your build. with this new BIOS you will only need to reset your time and date after.
Try the new Ubuntu 12.04 OS on this board with the new AMD Bulldozer CPU. you will be amazed when you see the performance of AMD Zambezi on a modern OS that can utilize fully all the true cores.
Pros: Great product. I have tried many DVD burners, problems with all except this one. also the LG IDE version is perfect when you can still find it.
recognises all disc media that I have tried.
I burn discs constantly and never a bad disc with LG.
smooth fast and quiet.
Overall Review: New Egg and UPS get these to my front door in perfect condition with on time shipping.
Pros: Very fast, runs very cool. Microsoft has a patch for Widows 7, that improves multi-core usage. you must manually find and install, if you want to use the advantage of true multi-core CPUs.
Windows 8 will best suited for these.
The new Ubuntu 12.04 OS shows just how good this CPU truly is.
Much faster on 12.04 Ubuntu than any Intel CPU that I have tried.
Overall Review: great price, excellent product, get the new 990FX motherboards to fully utilise this series.
Ubuntu 12.04 32bit OS fully recognise all 8GBs of AMD, (2x4), 1600MGhs Performance RAM, at the correct timings.
I do a lot of video conversion compression, while multitasking and language translation at the same time.
This is the only CPU that can keep up with my tasks and not even come close to loading all the cores. remains at 32 degrees c while doing all this.
using Zalman CNPS 7X CPU cooler with Zalman supplied thermal paste.
outperforms my AMD 965 Phenom.
My Intel systems not handle my tasks without crashing at least one of the running programs. Intel freezes before I even finish loading all these heavy programs. The Intel systems start making too much heat before I can get started.
Intel fan boys make me laugh out loud.
New Egg and UPS got this to my front door in perfect condition, on time shipping.
Pros: I like to keep my builds with AMD labels on everything. These work perfect, never need correcting in the BIOS.
I notice an improvement on Intel builds also.
Heat sinks will clear any CPU cooler choice.
I have these running perfect on many different builds.
never had a problem or return on any RAM from New Egg.
Overall Review: These will clear any CPU cooler of your choice. and they run perfect.
The new Zalman CNPS 5X, or the Zalman CNPS 7X, do a very excellent job of cooling both the CPU and the RAM. and those Zalman CPU coolers will clear the tallest heat sink designs. New Egg has all these products on hand and ship quickly with UPS.
Pros: I have many of these Hard Drives, running perfect for many years. and a recent build, running several flavours of Linux OS.
All run perfect with no failures, no errors.
I think there is an issue with Windows 7 that Microsoft needs to correct.
All brands of Hard Drives can make a squeal when restarting the Windows 7 OS.
This not happen with any Linux or Ubuntu OS.
Overall Review: I like to keep as many many of these on hand when I can afford them.
SSD drives are great, and very fast, but not much capacity yet.
If you back up video to a hard drive, you need at least one of these for storage along with your SSD for the OS and programs.
these spinners have greater life expectancy than SSD.
New Egg and UPS always get these to my front door in perfect condition, in less than 3 days.
Pros: perfect size, excellent colours, not need adjustments.
Most of all, great viewing angles. SAMSUNG is certainly the best.
runs very cool. very low power usage.
I expect many years of great service from this great product.
Overall Review: you need to order the cable of your choice, and New Egg always has these on a sale. perfect viewing from any angle, more than what they advertised.
New Egg and UPS got this to my front door in perfect condition, with standard shipping on time delivery.
Pros: Fantastic case. very high quality. hard anodised finish. easy build. very handsome case. Excellent filtered air flow through. Enough room for any large CPU cooler. plenty of screws and good directions.
Cons: not really a con, but confusing to some maybe. the coarse thread case screws in the stand-offs bag, are not for motherboard mounting. Must use the small roundish screws in the other bag.
Overall Review: I Not know a computer case was made this good, now days.
And I Not know I could afford such high quality. I will use LIAN LI for all my builds now.
a thin strip of low density foam tape in the bottom motherboard tray channel will solve mystery rattle.
Thank You LIAN LI and New-Egg and UPS for bringing me such a high quality case so quickly at such a reasonable price.
arrived in perfect condition at my front door, THANKS
Pros: It has not been very long since my last purchase of this W7 SP1. Yet it is very much improved over what I thought was perfect already. This one installs much faster and much easier. Has better graphics on things like buttons to press after installed. Very user friendly for sure. Less RAM required, next to no CPU required in resources monitor.
I have to give some credit to Seagate 1TB 64M 7500rpm HDD, that is one fast quiet and cool mechanical HDD with so much capacity. Tahnk You New Egg for always having the Best.
Cons: None if you always turn off Auto Updates and do this using reminder only and search through each one and research it first then only allow well proven updates to security or recomended.
This has always been the case for any OS, you must research first.
Overall Review: I know exactly which update the other guy got that is giving him troubles, this one update should have only been sent to 3rd world countries where no copy of Microsoft is legal. Here in USA we don't need such things, why would we jepordize or valuable DATA.
Pros: I have always received very good RAM from NewEgg, I was certain there was hidden potential though with AMD if some manufacture took the time to optimize.
Well this stuff really comes through, and at such a low price. No reason what so ever for using anything but all AMD, Now I wonder if soon there will be an AMD motherboard.
Overall Review: I tried this in a second edition type Intel machine and it was a notiable improvement there too. New Egg and UPS got this to my front door in 2 days in perfect condition Thank you.
Pros: Good length, precision connectors, ferrite suppressors, fair price.
Overall Review: The price went up $4.00 since I purchased mine, I guess too many positive reviews. The cable is a little thick and stiff compared to the DVI cable that seem to always be included with ACER monitors, but most other manufactures stopped including this must have item for their LCD units. A good reason to choose ACER as those have a nice looking display, include every thing required, and last a long time.
Pros: Very nice SATA HDD, 32MB Cache, Absolute silent, Fast, Low Price and plenty of room for OS and storage. Came with mounting screws.
Overall Review: I will purchase as many of these as I can, as soon as I can. New Egg packaged very well to prevent shipping accidents. And UPS got it to my door in less than 3 days with free shipping and a discount coupon from New Egg. Great Samsung quality, thanks New Egg and UPS for excellent service.