Faulty USB ports twice in a row ruin an otherwise power packed laptop12/27/2020 3:22:24 AM

Pros: -Light -Form factor and design -Fans do not make that high pitched annoying whine even at max speed, unlike other gaming laptops -144 Hz screen actually has good colors unlike the competing 240 Hz laptops -Toggle dedicated gpu and integrated as well as hybrid without a reboot!!! -No bloatware

Cons: -TWO units with faulty usb ports. TWO. That is enough to stray away from this model entirely. -My unit had two faulty usb ports on the right side, which caused a device disconnect and reconnect all the time, resulting in the mouse freezing up, and if headphones are plugged in, the device to reset back to the onboard speakers. This would happen by simply barely moving the cable near the jack while it's plugged in. -Proprietary nvidia gsync graphics chip which cannot be updated through Geforce experience or nvidia's website. -Keyboard is extremely finicky and requires you to press the keys in a very specific way to get them to register, some keys worse than others. Will update review if replacement unit has the same problem -No battery charge limiter feature. Always charges to 100% which is bad for the battery if you wish to keep it plugged in all the time which a gaming laptop will be. I have a laptop that never was taken off the charger since new, and after a few years I actually needed to use it wirelessly. The second I unplugged it, it shut off as the battery was completely shot. -Speakers are located on the bottom of the unit which doesn't make any sense. The sound is blocked by your lap, desk, or anything under the unit. This results in a lackluster and low volume listening experience.

Overall Review: -Do NOT recommend

4 out of 10 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
4000 CL16 at an affordable price12/1/2020 4:10:13 PM

Pros: -4000 CL16 with 32 GB instead of 16 GB

Cons: -Heatspreadder is cheap and thin compared to all other kits of DDR4 and even DDR3 I have used

Overall Review: -Highly recommended for anyone on an Intel system

0 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
Works all right on Ryzen 3000 after tweaking9/10/2019 5:21:06 PM

Pros: -Will run at 3766 CL14

Cons: -Requires a lot of voltage to tighten the timings at lower clock speeds

Overall Review: -Probably not worth the price premium

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
Requires 1.45 V to even reach 3200 MHz, past that is impossible7/19/2019 3:36:29 PM

Pros: -Hefty heatsinks -Includes sticker

Cons: -Unstable at anything past 3200 mhz -Requires 1.45 V to even post at 3200 mhz -At 3200 MHz, can't even get CL14 without instability

Overall Review: Highly recommend finding another brand or kit if you are intending to use this on a Ryzen 3000 + X570 board

0 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
Worst motherboard I've ever used7/16/2019 9:32:39 PM

Pros: -Intel LAN

Cons: -Unstable, unstable unstable! Blue screens, system reboots, galore! -PS/2 port is nothing more than a useless piece of plastic. It does not function whatsoever with ANY ps/2 device I tried. -No ability to disable HPET -SATA controller is slower than my Z77 from 7 years ago. Games which used to load up in under a minute take 4-5 minutes on the same drive. -All memory unstable past 2400 MHz no matter what voltage -No USB 2.0 whatsoever, even the USB 2.0 header on the board is 3.0 internally. -Extremely bad board flexing -Shuts off randomly while running -Chipset fan directly under GPU where airflow is blocked -No CMOS reset button , must use screwdriver to short the two pins -Absolutely ZERO windows 7 support

Overall Review: Highly do NOT recommend this board

1 out of 13 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
Manufacturer Response:
Dear Dylan, We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. For the stable issue, please try following. Download and update the latest BIOS link below. Link: https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/X570%20Phantom%20Gaming%204/index.us.asp#BIOS Load the BIOS setting default. Test with 1 x memory on A2 slot, switching another memory if it same issue. Check the CPU is not overheating. For the SATA speed, please test with disk performance application on both Z77 and X570 boards to verify. If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at http://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp We will assist you shortly. Thank you ASRock Support Tech Support Email: http://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp
Great ssd10/26/2016 4:47:27 PM

Pros: Fast!

Cons: -None

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
Great headphones10/26/2016 4:44:35 PM

Pros: -This seller is reselling these from the only approved seller on Newegg. My pair was verified by Sennheiser as authentic. So no worries there. -Absolutely amazing sound (with a decent sound card and a slight bass boost due to the open design; I'm using an auzentech x-fi prelude 7.1 on my PC). The clarity of the audio brought tears to my eyes coming from desktop speakers. -Can hear other people talk while wearing them! This can be a pro or a con for different people.

Cons: -Plastic on the sides near the headband seems like it will be the first thing to break as time goes on. It doesn't seem very sturdy. -Padding picks up hair constantly and requires daily cleaning. It's a hair magnet, literally. -Left speaker seems to buzz once in a blue moon at high volumes. Not sure if its the cable, the headphones, or my sound card. But this seems to be a common problem. It doesn't happen at normal volume without bass boosting.

Did you find this review helpful? 
Heavy Duty12/5/2014 1:11:48 PM

Pros: -Three times as thick as the original cable -Very Long -Obviously made with higher standards than apple's frail cables -I finally feel like I can now not worry about the cable getting kinked and breaking near the lightning connector, since I keep mine plugged in 24/7 when it's not being used outside the house.

Cons: -None so far

Overall Review: -The plastic piece near the lightning cable to shield it from bends could be a little longer

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
Verified Owner
Ownership: more than 1 year
RS-700 Review11/28/2014 11:04:34 PM

Pros: -Has lasted through countless power surges, under 24/7 never-shut-off strain. Never had an issue with it. AND it was free with my coolermaster haf 932! What more could you ask for? -Very quiet, have never been able to hear it unless you put your head to the power supply -Unbelievably reliable -No wire mesh sleeving. To me this is a pro because wire sleeving mesh has rubbed up against the backs of video cards of mine over the years knocking off resistors. The soft plastic of bare wire would never do that. -Handled overclocked phenoms and i7's from power hungry GTX 580s to GTX 770s and lots of hard drives, fans, liquid cooling, sound cards, and more

Cons: Not modular Not enough Molex plugs for fans Not 80Plus certified Not very fancy but gets the job done

Overall Review: When I mean reliable, this thing is reliable.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
Cheap Ticking Fans6/21/2013 2:14:14 PM

Pros: -Doubled frame rates in Far Cry 3 compared to a GTX 580 at 960mhz -Heatsink is massive -4GB of RAM -Cheaper than EVGA's 5 GB version

Cons: -Probably the cheapest fans I've ever seen on such an expensive video card. One of them has this constant tick on it that you can hear from the other room it is so loud. Tried to rotate it manually and push on it a lot and it seemed to help a bit but it continues to come back. They are extremely brittle and thin as well, so much as a cable slipping would probably break the fins. -There is ram on the back of the card. The box advertises a unique RAM heatsink but the ram on the back of the card is completely bare naked. This is probably not Gigabyte's fault, but a backplate would have helped

Overall Review: Will probably RMA due to the ticking fans if it doesn't stop on its own soon

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
Virtu MVP doesn't work11/29/2012 3:58:01 PM

Pros: -Fast post -UEFI Bios -Lots of features -Board was completely black. Others reported it was more brown than the picture. Mine matches the picture on new egg.

Cons: -Virtu MVP does not work at all in any configuration after many hours of troubleshooting. This feature was the main reason i purchased the board. -Non-standard ATX size -CPU socket in different position, making it impossible to use the opening in the back of the HAF 932 case to change the backplate without removing the board -Many drivers that need to be installed -Included sata driver nuked the OS, blue screens at every boot. had to restore and not use the asmedia sata 3.0 driver -PCI slots are of cheap quality. Had to force my auzentech prelude in the slot. -Distorted audio when using PCI slots. When running at high frame rates, you can hear whining in the speakers. Usually this happens due to coil whine, but i've never had it happen to speakers until using this board.

Did you find this review helpful? 
Manufacturer Response:
Dear AsRock Customer We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. For the Virtu MVP setting, please install mainboard's drivers (INF, VGA, Network, Sound, USB 3.0 etc..) , then install the discrete video card's driver, download and install the Virtu MVP driver at “http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/?cat=Download. If you have any technical questions please contact us at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly. Thank you AsRock SUPPORT Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com
Great CPU, with a few drawbacks5/12/2012 1:00:54 PM

Pros: -3.7 GHz out of the box -Overclocks to 4.2 GHz on air at 1.39 V -CPU-NB Overclocks to 2.8 GHz on air at 1.35V -WEI is at 7.5 -Stock voltage is at 1.26V (compared to 1.35V for 955 3.2 GHz)

Cons: -Still bottlenecks a GTX 580 quite a lot. Games like BF3 and Casus Belli (crysis wars mod) only get between 85-95% GPU usage which really hurts the frame rate -Memory controller still just as weak as Phenom 955. Will not take 12+ GB at 1600mhz for the life of it. This might be contributed by my motherboard (Asus M4A89GTD Pro), but i doubt it -Too hot to run on a stock phenom 2 heatsink even at stock clocks. Impossible to run a stress test/burn in due to temperatures on stock heatsink -Too hot to run a stress test/burn in program on a Zalman CNPS 9900 LED due to temperatures. Games top out at 55C -Not a noticable difference to a Phenom 955 even at stock 955 clocks except for about a 3 fps boost to GTA 4 (shown by changing the clock speed from 3.2 ghz to 4.2 ghz with amd overdrive)

Overall Review: -I like it for the simple fact that my cpu is higher than 4 GHz

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
Verified Owner
Ownership: more than 1 year
4/23/2012 1:58:29 AM

Pros: Had this since 2008 and it's still working great, apart from a few cons. -Best heatsink i've ever used -65 C load temp down to 48C load temp on my overclocked phenom 2 deneb

Cons: -Mine tarnished really badly. Tried a few tips off the internet to try and give it back its shine, but ended up making it look like bronze, and the once mirror finish on the bottom is quite dark and faded now from it. Not sure what this did to its effectiveness, but it still blows the stock AMD heatsink out of the water. DON'T FOLLOW ANY GUIDES ONLINE TO CLEAN COPPER! -Very hard to clean dust off -The fan's bearings started rattling just 8 months after i bought it. I have to continually oil the fan every 6 months or so. -Hard to install -The bottom of the heatsink doesn't cover the entire area of the CPU, generally it covers about 3/4. This causes a mark on the cpu heatspreader after years of usage

Overall Review: -The design could have been better but overall it's still one of the best heatsinks i've ever used

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
VE258Q Review12/25/2011 6:45:15 PM

Pros: Amazing contrast Insane sharpness Colors are bright and vibrant, almost too vibrant for my eyes

Cons: This monitor has an extremely high rate of dead pixels. Seems like 3/4 (or even higher) receive dud monitors of this model. This was purchased on black friday as a christmas present and must now be returned. It has a pixel that stays bright green no matter what you do and is slightly to the right center and up. Also has a purple pixel right next to it. The green one looks as if it's two dead pixels next to each other. It's very distracting when gaming. Monitor also seems to have color banding on gradient images, adjusting the color can help The OSD buttons are extremely hard to use since they are on the bottom of the monitor and have no lights. No HDMI or DisplayPort cable Speakers are worse than TV speakers (not really a con)

Overall Review: Asus really needs to improve their QA on monitors. Will not buy asus again for a monitor for as many LCD's ive bought in the past, this is the first that i've ever had a problem with

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
AWESOME CARD!7/7/2011 5:01:44 PM

Pros: VERY FAST, as fast or slightly faster than a GTX 570. nice upgrade from a radeon 5850 that was plagued b amd's bad drivers. Overclocks to 1000mhz core, 4600 mhz memory without any voltage or fan adjustments to gain an extra 7 fps in BC2. Removed though since frame rates are awesome on everything to begin with. Quieter than my radeon 5850 at idle Nice heatsink Not very long Comes with free game Cheap!

Cons: Fan is towards the connection side of the card so my sound card covers the fan (causing crashes and artifacts) and so i have to run it in my x8 slot rather than x16 on my asus m4a89 gtd pro Runs very hot (85+ C) under load Loud under heavy load but not too distracting

Overall Review: Wish the fan was closer to the power plug side so i could run it in full x16 speed

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
By Far the Most Unstable RAM I've purchased6/11/2011 7:07:32 PM

Pros: It's 8 GB in two sticks

Cons: By far the most unstable RAM I've ever purchased. Can't even pass two minutes of memtest86 without tons of errors. Increased the timings, increased the voltage of NB and ram a bit, fooled with the northbridge frequencies, set it to 1333mhz and still will not last more than 20-30 minutes in windows without either a hard lockup with looped sound or a BSOD. I even placed a fan on top of them because they felt extremely hot to the touch but to no avail.

Overall Review: The 4 GB kit from adata I purchased a year ago is still going strong

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
Manufacturer Response:
Dear Customer, We apologize for the difficulties you had with our product. Please contact our customer service department directly for technical support or replacement. Phone: 1-888-962-3282 x604 Email: support@adatausa.com Our customer service department will be happy to assist you. Thank you. Sincerely, Customer Service
XENO PRO VISIONTEK3/7/2010 8:10:09 AM

Pros: None

Cons: If you have an AMD 790GX or any 790 board, chances are the card will NOT work on your motherboard. This card requires a lot of time to boot and most 790 boards reduce the timeout period of PCI-E devices too much to save on < 1 second on boot time. You have to contact bigfoot networks (the creator of the xeno pro) and they will send you out a modified card with a faster boot time. if you have one of these motherboards, the xeno pro will light up red and the ethernet lights will blink but device manager will not see the card.

Overall Review: This is a recurring problem and is even listed on bigfoot networks main website. newegg could at least write a note on this page notifying buyers of the problem before they buy it.

5 out of 9 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Foxconn A7DA-S AM2+/AM23/1/2010 3:40:01 AM

Pros: booted first time install. lots of features. supports full 140 watt cpus without a problem, can disable the phenom crash patch if you have a 9x50 series to get full performance. supports HPET, took my high end cpu, vid card and memory that ran stupidly slow on a cheap motherboard and turned them into the lightning speed that they are. GREAT NORTHBRIDGE, POWER REGULATOR AND SOUTHBRIDGE HEATSINKS! they are massive! and solid copper. 100% solid capacitors.

Cons: the overclocking ability is awkward. sometimes i can get my phenom 9950 with aftermarket cooling to push 3.2 GHz for an entire day or two with no stability issues or crashes, until i turn it off and reboot it and the overclock fails thereafter. its very random whether or not an overclock will work on this board. you think youre 100% stable but then after a cold boot it takes 15 minutes to return to stock and stable again. so i tried 3 GHz, seemed stable until cold boot and failed post. tried 2.9 and it was stable up until windows booting. 2.8 was stable as a rock, but provides no performance boost from the el cheapo motherboard i was using before (a $30 one that wasnt even am2+) due to the fact the old motherboard got to 2.8 also. also, the bios is clunky compared to some of the boards ive seen. another think to note is if running crossfire it is limited to 8x speed. no where could i find other than the 4th review site i went to says it runs 8x in crossfire.

Overall Review: very good board apart from the flaws. also still the same price as it was when it came out long ago. that's kinda sad

Did you find this review helpful? 
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 10663/1/2010 3:30:52 AM

Pros: easy to install. looks cool and runs cool.

Cons: bios on my foxconn a7da-s doesnt autodetect them as 1066 modules, and throws them at 800 mhz, have to set it manually to 1066mhz and running them at the stock 5-5-5-15 timings makes them unstable (unusually since thats their rated speed), and to make them work properly i had to increase the volts from the stock 2.2 to 2.5 volts to get them to run stable. after that no problems, very good memory

Overall Review: could be cheaper

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? 
Manufacturer Response:
. Dear Customer Thank you for your G.Skill purchase and review. The motherboard will detect the memory as DDR2-800 since that is the maximum default standard for all DDR2 motherboards. Anything above that must be manually configured in BIOS. It is very odd that you have to raise DRAM Voltage to 2.50V in order to get these to work properly. You may want to check the actual voltage to see if it is actually running that high. If you need further assistance or support, please feel free to contact us directly. Thank you GSKILL SUPPORT Quality and customer service are our top priorities. Tech Support Email: ustech@gskillusa.com RMA Dept Email: rma@gskillusa.com G.Skill Forum: http://www.gskill.us/forum/
9/9/2009 7:45:31 PM

Pros: -mirror finish -reduced temps by about 10 degrees. still not what i thought it would be -quiet

Cons: -didn't receive the supposed arctic silver 5 combo deal! -hard to install on AMD. took 2 hours to get it set right, directions weren't thorough enough because a separate clip was needed that you must hold in a certain way to get it to snap into place correctly -impossible to mount the recommended way of facing the fan to the rear exhaust. amd clip prevents you from mounting it this way. only way to mount it is upward facing power supply or downward facing graphics card

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?