Good8/10/2010 10:33:09 PM

Pros: Good card for a budget system. Works well in Windows XP. The card was packaged well and each connector on the back had a protective cover.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I'm thinking of using two of them in a CrossFire setup.

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Pretty Fast8/10/2010 10:29:55 PM

Pros: Great processor for a budget system.

Cons: I dislike having to apply a lot of pressure to get the stock fan on.

Overall Review: CPU temp under normal load is 36c, ambient temp 89f. The cpu appeared to be packaged normally but the surface had some discoloration, like water spots. I cleaned the surface with cpu cleaner bought from Newegg before but the spots did not come off. It appears to work normally, so, I'll let it be. Dropped one egg for that.

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Solid RAM8/10/2010 10:26:39 PM

Pros: good price, stable.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I'm a big fan of G.Skill, not only is the Ram stable but the SPD usually has performance profiles that many MB's can use automatically, ie the user does not need to enter timings and voltages manually.

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RMA'd - Fan Broken4/20/2010 11:40:55 AM

Pros: N/A - Fan was broken.

Cons: Fan broken and the end of the box, the open close flaps, were all torn off except for part of one. It gave me the impression that the card had been used previously but I do not know that for sure.

Overall Review: 99% of the electronics in my house are from Newegg. This is the first RMA I've done with Newegg. It was easy and painless. I installed the card and drivers. The card worked fine but not the fan. I checked the fan plug on the board and everything seem to be connected properly. I guess what irritates me is on the back of the card is a small Q/A sticker with someone's initials, certifying the card 100% working. Did the fan break on the way from his inspection station to packaging? I doubt it. Maybe s/he was not doing his/her job. Anyway, my rule is to try one time by mail order and if it does not work, I buy locally. Usually, exactly what I want is not available locally, but close.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Geoff, Thank you very much for your email. We apologize for the damaged HD 4670 that shipped to you, which is in an unacceptable condition. Please kindly contact customer support or our online form at http://www.lexycomp.com/forms/rma.pdf” Do feel free to contact our customer service in America, support@lexypacific.com US customer service hotline # (408) 331-8847 Just kindly remind that we are operating in the west coast time. The working hour is 9:30 to 5pm pacific time if you need any further information. Your satisfaction is very important to us, and once again we apologize for the inconvenience you have been caused. Warm Regards, HIS customer service
High Quality and Convenient1/25/2010 11:35:07 AM

Pros: Works, tested well with memtest, and getting it to boot at 1066 was a minimal effort.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: My understanding is memory chips have a small EPROM which the BIOS reads to determine at what speed to run the RAM, usually DDR2 800. That table in the EPROM is called SPD (serial presence detect) and typically has three entries for DDR2 800, 333, 266. G.Skill added a fourth entry, enhanced performance profile, for DDR2 1066. Some BIOS's can read the enhanced profile and boot to 1066 automatically. My BIOS, GigaByte MB, required me to change the speed manually. The extra entry in the SPD for 1066 makes it more convenient because some memory makers only have the three entries. If you try to increase the speed then the BIOS says 'nope' and defaults everything back to 800. You then have to change memory timings manually to get 1066.

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High Quality1/25/2010 11:15:45 AM

Pros: Appearance and quality, both excellent. The top has a huge 200 mm fan, 2 fans in front, one in the back, and options for more fans if you want to buy them. The box does not have a power on light because each fan has three blue LEDs that shine into the fan when powered on.

Cons: Nothing I would knock an egg off for.

Overall Review: First, in general, you never go wrong with an Antec case. Their support is also excellent. However, I would say, with this case, things are done the old way. For example, many cases today use screwless mounts for hard drives. Also, many cases orient the drive bays towards the side of the case, rather than towards the back for easier drive insertion, etc. One case I saw, the bottom metal tray had small mounds where the circuit board is attached. I found this way more convenient than screwing in mounting screws for the circuit boards. Convenience features like the above should be the standard for all cases rather than the exception for a few cases.

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Good Printer11/26/2009 9:39:18 PM

Pros: - Low price. - Ink is only $30 (color & black). - Print quality excellent.

Cons: - Shiny black plastic. Shows dirt and fingerprints easily. - Noisy when feeding a sheet of paper.

Overall Review: You have to decide what you want in a printer. I do not print much and I did not want the all-in-one monsters (fax/scanner/printer). I also do not print photographs on glossy paper. I do print documents that sometimes have pictures in them and I print about once a month and found this printer excellent for my needs.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Excellent Vacuum11/26/2009 3:01:09 AM

Pros: - HEPA Filter - Strong suction - Excellent cleaning

Cons: - Heavy (according to the wife)

Overall Review: There is not much written on vacuums, so, I had to go to Consumer Reports. Their top rated vacuums cost in the area of $300. This particular vacuum was ranked about 5th. I also got this type because my wife wanted a separate hose attachment. I had to attach the handle when it arrived and insert the HEPA filter. The only two features missing are no retractable cord (power cord is done manually), and it uses bags. However, to get all those features and a vacuum that is reliable with no leaking runs the price up to $300 (using CR as a guide).

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Works - no issues8/14/2009 12:07:05 AM

Pros: This was part of a build for work with a $500 budget. Buying OEM saves some bucks and every penney counts in a build like this. Installed it in the case and it worked, no problems.

Cons: None but I forgot to mention in the MB review that the SATA cable (came with the MB) connects but it seems it could fall off easily. If you are concerned, buy a SATA cable with a clip on it when you do a build.

Overall Review: I got the build from tomshardware discussion forum and modified it some: Motherboard - ASRock A780LM AMD Micro ATX CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Windsor AM2 Dual-Core Memory - G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB CD ROM - LITE-ON Black DVD-ROM IDE iHDP118-08 Case - Rosewill R101-P-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Power Supply - SeaSonic SS-300ES 300W ATX12V It's always hard to know what to choose when doing a budget build but newegg's search and sorting features and reviews are a great help.

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Works - no issues8/13/2009 11:58:41 PM

Pros: First, this build was for work and my budget was $500. Seasonic has a good reputation and went with a low cost PS (every penny counts with a build like this). There were plenty of connecters, molex and SATA, and had no issues.

Cons: The PS is made out of sheet metal, bent to form a box. I noticed one of the sides was not properly alligned and not sure why because Newegg packed it very well. I pushed on that side with the handle of a screw driver and it snapped back to where it should be.

Overall Review: I got the build from a discussion forum on tomshardware and modified it some: Motherboard - ASRock A780LM AMD Micro ATX CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Windsor AM2 Dual-Core Memory - G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB CD ROM - LITE-ON Black DVD-ROM IDE iHDP118-08 Case - Rosewill R101-P-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Power Supply - SeaSonic SS-300ES 300W ATX12V

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Good Case for the Money8/13/2009 11:52:02 PM

Pros: Firstly, this case does not have the quality feel of an Antec, for example, however, my budget for this build was $500 and the computer was for work. I found it to be a good, solid, basic case with good ventilation in the back and side. It has an additional stove pipe for the side vent but I was unable to make it fit. However, it is not an issue since my CPU and MB temps stay at about 30c when not in heavy use, about 45c when in heavy use.

Cons: No instructions and I thought I needed MB mounts before installing the MB but it turns out the MB screws directly to the 'case' mounts. The inside was sharp somewhere because I notcied later that I cut myself.

Overall Review: The original list for the build, I got from tomshardware discussion forum and modified it some: Motherboard - ASRock A780LM AMD Micro ATX CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Windsor AM2 Dual-Core Memory - G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB CD ROM - LITE-ON Black DVD-ROM IDE iHDP118-08 Case - Rosewill R101-P-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Power Supply - SeaSonic SS-300ES 300W ATX12V

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Nice MB8/13/2009 11:42:07 PM

Pros: This board was used for a build for work. It seemed nicely layed out and I had no issues installing memory, the CPU, etc.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: The budget for the build was $500 and I got the original build list from a discussion forum on tomshardware.com. The parts for the build were: Motherboard - ASRock A780LM AMD Micro ATX CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Windsor AM2 Dual-Core Memory - G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB CD ROM - LITE-ON Black DVD-ROM IDE iHDP118-08 Case - Rosewill R101-P-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Power Supply - SeaSonic SS-300ES 300W ATX12V

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Does what it is supposed to do8/13/2009 11:35:45 PM

Pros: I was told to either buy or build a computer for work and had a $500 budget. I wanted the SATA version of this cd-rom but it was sold out, so, I used the IDE version. No real issues with it.

Cons: I gave it 4 eggs because the tray seems a little slower than most cd-rom drives I've seen.

Overall Review: I sorted the ROMs by price and chose one of the lowest priced ones. Newegg's website features really helps one make a good decision.

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Works Perfectly8/13/2009 11:29:57 PM

Pros: My goals were to buy or build a computer for work. I decided to build it and had a budget of $500. I bought this memory for an ASRock 780 MB and it seems to work perfectly.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: When I do another build I'll probably use this memory. I've had issues with wintec, memtest showed problems after about 8 passes. This memory has no such issues.

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9/27/2008 5:54:06 AM

Pros: Small and it does not take up a serial port like a traditional modem.

Cons: I downloaded the latest drivers from the Rosewill website and to my disappointment, a dialog popped up saying the drivers are not XP certified. The drivers do not seem to have caused issues but one would think in this day and age, most drivers would be XP certified.

Overall Review: It appears to work normally, of course, no dial tone is heard when connecting, etc. but the status messages in XP tell the user what is going on.

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Practical and Works9/8/2008 4:17:25 AM

Pros: The main pro is its large capacity. I am always careful to separate data from programs but still that data, zipped, comes to 15 gigs. This flash drive is large enough for a backup and has room for some growing.

Cons: None. I am not crazy about the rubberized coating but that is minor.

Overall Review: I was travelling and wanted a backup of 'my documents'. I zipped it up and the file size was 15 gigs. I plugged in the flash drive to one of my USB ports and it took 20 minutes to copy the file to the drive.

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Excellent - Reliable7/10/2008 8:45:54 AM

Pros: OEM product is cheap and it works, no issues. I have two of them now.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: This was on the parts list for an $800 gaming machine on tomshardware.com (in the same article, they also built a mid-level $2k machine, and a high-end $4k machine). I've used WD for a long time and never had any major issues with them. Before ordering the OEM version, make sure you have the rails for it and a PS plug. The only thing you get is the HD. After installing, go to the WD website and get their diagnostic tools and run the tests to make sure it works properly.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Good Graphics7/8/2008 7:20:41 PM

Pros: Graphics, tutorials good.

Cons: One con is they seem to have this paranoia about the game being installed on more than one machine, to that end, they require that one of three CDs be inserted. They claim this only has to be done once in a while but everytime I've played it, it asked for the CD. If you want to have a fast game of chess, it isn't possible, I have to hunt for the CD and go through their bells and whistles to get to the chess board. I find it quite irritating but I also remember the days of Sargon, and Chessmaster when it was much more simpler.

Overall Review: Honestly, a simple Chessmaster game, like it was years ago or Sargon works for me. Since they insist on inserting a CD to play, they should take the bloat out of it and keep it all on one CD, no install.

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Excellent7/8/2008 3:50:09 AM

Pros: Main thing is it works! I've tried it with different games and used it for business.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: This was from an article on tomshardware.com. In that article, they built a $4k, $2k, and $800 gaming machine. This processor was on their $800 machine parts list. The reason they used AMD is because the price/performance ratio is excellent. The processor is in a gigabyte motherboard and has a coolermaster tx2 cooler (all these items are in the article on the tomshardware parts list).

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Excellent7/5/2008 12:00:29 PM

Pros: It works!

Cons: None now, I have not tried to manually overclock it.

Overall Review: This memory was used on a gigabyte motherboard. The parts for the build came from an article on tomshardware.com where they built a $4k, $2k, and $800 gaming machine. I built the $800 one and normally I would only use memory listed as a qualified vendor but they used it in the article, so, I tried it also. The memory has been stressed, so far, by playing flight simulator and worked fine.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Excellent cooling, low noise7/5/2008 3:10:10 AM

Pros: Keeps my AMD Phenom cool, about 30c for each core under normal load.

Cons: Instructions not real clear, I had to hunt around the net a little bit to make sure the cooler was oriented correctly in the case and what to do with the push pins. I found out, for my processor, the push pin brackets are removed (meaning unscrewed) and only the retaining clip is used. The push pins did not line up with the holes on the MB. That is why I had to search the net for instructions.

Overall Review: This cooler is part of a build from an article on tomshardware.com. In that article, they built three gaming machines, a $4k, $2k, and an $800 machine. This is on their parts list for the $800 build.

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Excellent Board7/5/2008 2:59:44 AM

Pros: Main pro is it works! I had no issues with installing it and have not begun to overclock because I normally use ASUS (ie I want to learn my way around the board first). The GigaByte website is easy to navigate when looking for drivers.

Cons: None really, after installing the board, I installed windows xp and then the drivers from the CD. The audio worked with the RealTek panel but no audio for xp programs. I went ahead and installed all the latest drivers from the website and it worked properly.

Overall Review: This board is part of a system build from tomshardware.com. In that article, they built three gaming machines, $4k, $2k, and $800. This board is on their parts list for the $800 build. I did notice there was no place to plug my printer in but fortunately, my printer is not so old that there is no USB port and used that. If you plan to have many SATA devices then order more cables as my board came with two.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Excellent Case7/5/2008 2:44:47 AM

Pros: Good air flow (side and back panel fans, 120 mm), everything is thumbless (drive bays, back panel plates, etc.), has a solid feel (all metal). Many connectors on the front outside, USB, audio in/out, IEEE port. Inside of the case is cool. I am using an AMD Phenom and the processor temperature under normal loads is 30c for each core.

Cons: Shows dust easily, no filters for the fans, so, over time, dust will accumulate in the case.

Overall Review: I decided to build a low end gaming machine and used the parts in an article from tomshardware.com where they built three machines, $4k, $2k, and $800. This was on their parts list for the $800 machine. The case is solid in features, looks, and function for the price, but it does not have the quality feel of an Antec P180.

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Nice Phone12/13/2007 10:51:00 AM

Pros: Phone has very nice features but I especially like the speaker phone on the back of the handset. I have tested it with several people and they can all hear me clearly. Also, it is very convenient to be able to move around while using speaker phone. I have at&t callvantage (internet phone) and the handset alerts me when there is voice mail.

Cons: The main thing is its size. I prefer larger phones but the industry trend seems to be to make things smaller and smaller.

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It Works!12/25/2006 9:53:00 AM

Pros: My AMD X2 4400 stays at 30c under normal use and 40c under heavy load.

Cons: None for now.

Overall Review: Be sure to use a small dab on the cpu, like a grain of rice. I also bought a zalman fan CNPS9500. If you need to clean anything first, by artic silver cleaner or use alcohol.

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