Date Joined: 05/20/06
Pros: Built all my gaming computers and for this price i would not have saved much if any building this laptop. Has all the right components for an all around nice comparable desktop. If running it in the high performance mode the present battery dont last very long. Purchased this primarily for the wife and she is thrilled with the performance and crystal clear 1080p resolution. Purchased a JBL Charge bluetooth speaker & it pairs up with this Z710 instantly. The sound is outstanding. Windows 8.1 dont take long to get acclimated to and folks can always d/l & install the program Classic Shell if they cant live without Windows 7. Overall this is a very nice Laptop and a great back-up for my desktops.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: Outstanding IQ
Numerous Adjustment Settings
OSD easy to adjust
Cons: Absolutely none so far
Overall Review: If your objectives are Photography, design, applications, or gaming dont hesitate to acquire this monitor.
Found none of the common abnormalities found in so many of the other IPS & PLS that are reported.
Performed minor tweaks in the custom color setting parameters & turned the brightness down to 30% and this display is outstanding.
Tested using the EVGA Pixel Clock Utility and Oced the refresh rate to 96 Hz with no problems.
A nice buy at $649 price with the Newegg +50 promo code.
Pros: Nothing to say but it works outstanding and my idle temps are below 30C with ambient room temps around 75F. Used Tuniq 2 compound the pea-size method.
Case: CM Storm Enforcer Midtower/ USB3.0
CPU : i7-2600K
Mobo: Intel DZ68BC Extreme
Ram : Corsair Vengeance pc1600/ 16gb
Video: EVGA Nvidia 560ti
HDD: SSD 129GB Intel 520 series & 1.5 TB WD Caviar Black
Pwr.Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650watt Gold Rated 80+
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212 EVO
Fans: 200mm front intake, 200mm top exhaust, 120mm rear exhaust
NZXT Sentry Mesh 5.25 Bay Fan controller
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X DVD Burner
LG WH12LS30K 12X Bluray Burner/Player
AFT USB 3.0 Multi-Card reader 5.25 Bay
OS: Windows 7 64 bit
Overall Review: Highly recommended !
Pros: Write speed was around 23.3 mbs and read speed was 103mbs which is in line with spec advertisement. Nice product for the price and i highly suggest considering this one.
Pros: If you want the best that will read all of the present cards then look no further. Might be a little pricey but well worth the cost along with the dual USB 3.0 cables that can be plugged into either your MB or long enough to reach out to the case rear of midtowers.
Overall Review: If your into waiting until your camera cards are nearly full or into digital video this device with the USB 3.0 transfer rates is a Definite Winner.
Pros: A great alternative to all the hype of the older name brand products that cost as much or more and only carry a bronze rating. Might not be modular but even if your case has a window the excess of a few cables can easily be tucked away out of sight.
Read the reviews on the 750 Capstone at johnnyguru and you will see what your getting with one of the highest ratings of all the tested manufacturers.
Cons: Absolutely None unless you need a PS with a fancy shiny decal cause this unit has no bling !
Pros: After some bad luck with several Asus boards i choice this Intel extreme DZ68BC that has been out for awhile with several new Bios updates. Installed it along with a 560ti & 16GB Corsair Vengeance without any problems whatsoever. If you have a case with a side window the kids really like the Skull on the MB with the flashing red eyes when the HD`s are working.
If your not an avid overclocker that desires the advanced EUFI interface i highly suggest you consider this rock solid reliable Intel MB.
Pros: Purchased 2 sticks and inserted in an aging AGP rig. P4 2.4 GHZ Intel D845pece MB. The system recognized the 2 gigs and this made a significant upgrade from 768mb I previously had. The heatsinks were not to wide and fit perfectly. I highly suggest folks purchase this memory if your not quite ready to upgrade to a new rig & Vista.
Cons: None so far !