Date Joined: 12/07/06
Pros: My previous PSU was also an EVGA, but Gold 850W which was a bit excessive for my build. So I decided on this one which is Bronze but, heck, there have been no issues like with other brands of fluctuating power.
Cons: There are two vga adapters that are not removable from the psu. But this makes sense since it's semi-modular.
Pros: I'm not going to get into details. This GPU is amazing, from the physical part itself, temperatures, and software. It stays cool without the need for a million fans blasting at high rates. It's also pretty darn quiet. I prefer this over the... weird, no spinning fans when your PC is on idle.
Cons: Didn't come with any cool stuff like stickers... or DnD door sign. :(
Pros: I got this as a free item with my motherboard. It's actually not that bad. If you're building a new computer, I wouldn't complain because this is better than a stock cooler. I got liquid cooling though so this doesn't apply to me. But I through it into a friends computer and it's doing great. Nice colors
Cons: A little loud but... it's a classic heatsink & fan.
Pros: This isn't the best time for a new processor but it's still a great upgrade. I'm very happy with it and it works perfectly in my Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 7. No issues as usual from Intel.
Pros: Popped this into my Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 7 motherboard and had no issues at all. Clocked where it should be etc.
Cons: No Corsair Stickers :(
Pros: This is my third Crucial SSD which is working like a charm. No issues installing Windows 7 & then Windows 10 after.
Cons: No Crucial sticker :(
Pros: I've had two Corsair water coolers and they just keep getting better. It was the same type of installation as older models. The tubes are much much thicker now which makes me feel that more happy about my purchase. The software is a little bit funky but it still works and does what I want it to. The Corsair icon color stays what I want it to be (red).
Overall Review: Also, the tubes are bendable, don't be afraid to put them how you like as I was at first.
Pros: I've had this same computer case before but in the white/black version and it's still my favorite. It's fairly quiet, especially compared to non-padded cases. The three fans spin nice and slow. Fits my Corsair H80i GT and GTX 970. Very Clean looking and doesn't leave fingerprints unless you just ate pizza or something. Easy to install components.
Cons: None! Except I didn't get an NZXT sticker :((
Pros: -Looks Amazing
-Fairly easy-to-use bios interface.
-Compatible with all of my parts
-Sound Blaster built in sounds amazing!
-Included 4 x Sata Cables and other neat components.
Cons: Here are the two problems I had which had somewhat simple solutions so I didn't dock any "Eggs."
*NOTE* These problems only occur if you don't have an optical drive and use USB to install everything.
1.) You can't install Windows 7 from USB through this motherboard because Win7 doesn't natively support USB 3.0 which is all this motherboard has. Z170 mobos don't like USB 2.0. HOWEVER, Gigabyte has a solution which I can't link but you can google "GIGABYTE 100 Series - Windows 7 USB Installation Tool" and a youtube video will come up to add the drivers to install Win7.
2.) After installing Windows 7 USB slots will still not work because once again, you don't have the drivers for 3.0 installed. And you can't install LAN drivers because USB doesn't work. So I had to connect my SSD Sata hard drive to my laptop to move the LAN and USB 3.0 drives to install on my desktop. Then I upgraded to Win10 and bam all done.
3.) I installed the Sound Blaster drivers from the website and the sound is amazing. But once I installed my Nvidia GeForce with express settings my sound was not working. Had to uninstall by GPU drivers and Sound drivers and only install the sound drivers and only graphics driver. I think there's an incompatibility between the Nvidia HDMI sound and creative drivers(?).
Overall Review: Other than those things, I love this MOBO!!
Pros: Got this back in 2008 and figured I'd post that it's still working! Getting a new monitor though and finally switching to HDMI.
Pros: Easy to setup and use as it is only a keyboard & mouse. Simply plug in the dongle and you're good to go.
Cons: Stopped working after a year and half. No complaints though.
Pros: This is currently my second Spigen case that I've bought for both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6. They make very high quality products. The last case I had contained more rubber, this one is a very smooth, sturdy plastic with a brushed aluminum back. Although the plastic is smooth it still grips easily.
Cons: The top and bottom aren't protected very much but I knew this going in based off the pictures.
Overall Review: I bought this on a competitors website since it was a little cheaper. I am a verified owner though.
Pros: I bought this for my "LaView LV-KD3484B" surveillance system. It worked just as it should. Fast hard drive with the 64mb cache. I'll be re-reviewing this item once I've been using it for a month or so since it will be used 24/7.
Overall Review: NewEgg's packaging has improved immensely, not like it was ever bad. But the hard drive came in a very nice thick bubble package.
Pros: It's a simple 75ft. Cat 6 cable. It connects internet from my router to my computer. It works. What else could I want?
Cons: Doesn't order me pizza.
Pros: We bought this because our boat keeps getting it's speakers stolen. And there isn't enough room in the garage. The cameras are clear. Was very easy to set up.
Cons: Decent nighttime viewing, the distance isn't as far as it says. Definitely helps to have some artificial light to help.
Not wireless so you have to connect Ethernet cable to connect to internet.
Overall Review: *Notice* You must connect this device with an Ethernet cable to be able to take advantage of the online features. Using iPhone/Android etc. to view cameras away from home.
One more thing, I called the support to ask a simple question and had a very strange support rep. He seemed... slow. Still helped though.
Pros: Apevia isn't a very large brand but they still make high quality products. Bought this for a clients dell computer that had a failed PSU. Easy to put in, hook up, and fire up the computer.
Cons: None. Typical power supply.
Overall Review: Still works after 4 years.
Pros: Bought this case for a client and I was very impressed. Nice blue lights on the front, there is a lot of space, decent airflow. Came with plenty of screws.
Cons: Can easily cut yourself if you slip while installing a component so be careful. The metal can be sharp in some places.
Pros: Received this mouse for free with the MSI Z97-Gaming 5 Motherboard. I already have a mouse but started using this one to try it out. It is pretty good, feels solid, nice red color, shiny, smooth movement.
Cons: No side buttons.
Overall Review: Free. Nice mouse. I recommend it.
Pros: I thank Asus for an amazing quality product. This monitor is very, very thin. I received it with no dead pixels. The speakers which I don't normally use are great! Currently listening to music with them when I'm not using my headset. They're surprisingly loud. Good response time for gaming.
Cons: The box it arrived in was a little beat up.
Overall Review: Comes with 3-year warranty on dead pixels.
I still see no need for buying a 144Hz. monitor compared to these 60Hz. I run dual monitor, this monitor (which replaced an old Hanns*G and an ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz and I see no difference even while playing Arma 3, Call of Duty, CS:GO etc.
Pros: Bought this for myself in 2008 and eventually game it to a friend when I upgraded. It's still working for him. He runs a GTX 650Ti and it works perfect! Pretty amazing. Good job Rosewill.
Pros: Four years and still going strong. Would recommend the newer version for new Wifi modes.
Pros: Bought this in 2008 and six years later it finally broke. The back lighting burned out. Was a great monitor. Hanns*G is good quality.
Pros: The material of the case is very sturdy. Heavy thing as well. Decent cable management for back in the day.
Cons: Collects dust and other things on the surface of the case.
Pros: This is one of those decent Hard Drives. It works, but...
Cons: It is a pretty loud Hard Drive. Not just the spinning but there is also light popping noises. These are flaws in the hard drive, it's just how these old things are.
Pros: Momma loves her tea. So this was perfect for her. Receive bowling water within minutes and is amazing.