Date Joined: 01/14/09
Pros: Good value for the price
Relatively easy to set up
Beautiful case with good cable management
Cons: Did not come with a mouse as advertised
RGB CPU cooler was not hooked up to motherboard to allow for RGB control
Some components may be subpar for gaming
Overall Review: I'm overall really happy with this PC! I've always built my own computers in the past, so this is my first pre-built in a long time.
The PC was packed very well, and arrived in perfect condition. Everything ran mostly fine out of the box, with the exception of the RGB control for the CPU cooler (more on that later). The SSD in my system is Team Group brand, which isn't a great choice for high-speed use like gaming. I have my games on a separate drive, so this isn't a big deal for me.
There is space for a second SSD, as well as a bay for a 3.5" standard HDD. A right-angle SATA cable is included, which works great for hooking up one additional drive, but if you install a 3.5" HDD and a second SSD, you'll need a standard SATA cable for the SSD.
Like a lot of other reviewers, I didn't receive both a mouse and keyboard. I received an MSI keyboard, but no mouse. This isn't a big deal for me since I already had my own keyboard and mouse, but it could be a big deal for someone who's setting up from scratch and actually needs those.
For anyone else having trouble with RGB control: The LED strips on either side of the front panel, along with the 4 case fans, are controlled by the little button behind the power button. You can cycle through all the modes with that button, or turn them off by holding the button. And if you're not having any luck controlling your CPU cooler through RGBFusion, it might be because the pins for RGB control aren't connected to the motherboard. You'll want to connect them to the D_LED1 pins on the motherboard, below your graphics card. Refer to the CPU cooler manufacturer's website for which connectors go to which pin, and make sure the letter/symbol on the connector faces towards the letter (V, D, G) printed on the motherboard.
Pros: It was fast and worked well
Cons: It just up and stopped working a month in.
Overall Review: I barely had it a month when it just quit working. I'd be connected, have no Internet, then no wireless connectivity at all, in the space of 2 minutes from boot up. I tried reseating it, switching PCI slots, rebooting, reinstalling drivers, and ruled out the router. The activity light on the adapter stayed on, as if it was working, but I showed no available connections a couple minutes after boot.
Pros: The picture is sharp and crisp. I've noticed some people remarking that the tv is not 1080p. I think that's because when you plug a device in, you may need to adjust the output in the device's menu. For example, I plugged my Xbox 360 into the tv through HDMI, and it auto-chose 720p for the output. I just had to go into the system's menu and change it to 1080p, and voila! My PS3 correctly auto-chose, though.
The color settings are great, also. I didn't have to make any adjustments from the 'standard' setting.
The sound is very loud, for better or worse. I've been playing games, and watching video, and I haven't raised the volume past 4(while it was raining and the heater was on). It's very clear, too.
I upgraded from a monster CRT HDTV. I needed something I could move by myself now! This definitely fits the bill! It weighs less than 30lbs.
Cons: I did notice the finish on the back of the tv, that it looks a bit 'cheap,' but how often does anyone see the back of it?
A random little pet peeve is that the red power-off light is pretty bright. It only matters because I'm using it in my bedroom, though.
Overall Review: I originally got a defective tv, but Newegg was really helpful and replaced it without question. No runaround, or assumption that I must have done something wrong or be an idiot(if you've ever called any tech support, you know what I'm talking about!) The turnaround took about a week. Definitely impressed with Newegg customer service!