Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Great fun, especially with friends12/10/2009 8:00:01 PM

Pros: I'm just going to be covering the band aspects of the game, as there are already hundreds of reviews about the guitar controller and gameplay. You can have one of each instrument as a member of the band. (So if you have two guitars, one player will play bass). Difficulty levels can be set differently for each player, so even grandpa can pick up the controller and jam. The drum controller has 5 main "buttons" plus the foot pedal, which is prompted by a bar across the lane. I've found medium difficulty to be about right for me, anything higher and it just gets too crazy (but I play mostly guitar anyway). This game has led me to discover new bands and songs that I would never have thought to listen to. (In a good way!) Props to the song selectors. :)

Cons: Difficulty settings (beginner, easy, medium, hard, and expert) aren't consistent with every song. For example, "Crazy Train "by Ozzy Osborne is virtually impossible on expert -- but on the same difficulty, I can get near 100% on "Living on a Prayer", "What I've Done", and "Monsoon". Drum controller doesn't register soft hits, so it is consequently very loud and overpowering. If the drummer messes up, it litterally throws the whole band off beat. So far the only remedy I know is turning up the volume on the TV. :)

Overall Review: Really, and I mean *really* fun. I haven't tried Rock Band/2 so I can't comment on differences between the two, but honestly I see no need to switch.

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Great card if you use headphones3/26/2009 3:08:28 PM

Pros: Best single graphics card money can buy (excluding Factory OC'd). Absolutely amazing performance -- I get 40-50 FPS on Crysis Warhead at 1920x1200 res (see other thoughts for my system specs). Probably about four times faster than the 8800GT it's replacing (with a different system -- AMD Dualcore 3gb ddr2 ram)! When the prices drop (and on Newegg I know they will) I'll buy another to put in an SLI config.

Cons: Really the only one I can think of is that it makes a really high pitched whine whenever demanded (ie running a 3D intensive app). I game with headphones though so it doesn't bother me too much.

Overall Review: My system specs: --o EVGA X58 motherboard --o Intel Core i7 920 (OC'd to 3.2GHz) --o GSKILL 6GB DDR3 (1600MHz) --o WD Blue 640GB HDD --o Corsair tx750w --o Coolermaster Cosmos S --o Coolermaster V8 --o LG GBC-H20L (Bluray reader) --o Logitech G11 --o Logitech G5 --o Samsung Syncmaster 2433BW --o EVGA GTX 285 (duh)

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Great card if you use headphones3/26/2009 3:07:57 PM

Pros: Best single graphics card money can buy (excluding Factory OC'd). Absolutely amazing performance -- I get 40-50 FPS on Crysis Warhead at 1920x1200 res (see other thoughts for my system specs). Probably about four times faster than the 8800GT it's replacing (with a different system -- AMD Dualcore 3gb ddr2 ram)! When the prices drop (and on Newegg I know they will) I'll buy another to put in an SLI config.

Cons: Really the only one I can think of is that it makes a really high pitched whine whenever demanded (ie running a 3D intensive app). I game with headphones though so it doesn't bother me too much.

Overall Review: My system specs: --o Intel Core i7 920 (OC'd to 3.2GHz) --o GSKILL 6GB DDR3 (1600MHz) --o WD Blue 640GB HDD --o Corsair tx750w --o Coolermaster Cosmos S --o Coolermaster V8 --o LG GBC-H20L (Bluray reader) --o Logitech G11 --o Logitech G5 --o Samsung Syncmaster 2433BW --o EVGA GTX 285 (duh)

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Great screen makes up for a tricky install3/10/2009 5:50:39 PM

Pros: Absolutely gorgeous screen -- hands down the best non-IPS panel I've looked at! The colors are crisp and vibrant, and unlike other glossy screens, the reflection is very tolerable. The glossy black border and blue LED match the rest of my rig. Samsung logo isn't too prominent.

Cons: VERY tricky base install, I had to get a friend to help me (and that was with some dish-soap lube). OSD buttons are located on the side, where it's hard to see which buttons do what. But that's being picky.

Overall Review: I'm glad I decided to make the move up to a 24" (from a 22" H.P.), the difference is enormous. I will definately buy it again if my budget allows. :)

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Verified Owner
Ownership: less than 1 day
g33k 4 life :)3/10/2009 5:41:53 PM

Pros: Awesome hat, it was free and I didn't even ask for it! I like black, and it fits my head nicely.

Cons: When have free hats ever been bad?

Overall Review: Truly eggxcellent customer service. You rock, Newegg!

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Works great2/15/2009 8:08:48 AM

Pros: Works as expected. Decent speed. Verbatim.

Cons: A little expensive, but not something that held me back.

Overall Review: Make sure you update your lightscribe drivers when asked.

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Great for the price2/5/2009 2:03:22 PM

Pros: Inexpensive. Decent timings. Hasn't caused any BSOD :).

Cons: None

Overall Review: Might not be an issue with the memory modules themselves, but I had to manually set the timings in the BIOS (by default they were slower). Will buy again.

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Good case for the price1/18/2009 5:03:31 PM

Pros: Looks great. Decent PSU. Quiet. Sturdy.

Cons: Scratches easily, I found this out the hard way. A little heavy. Cheap drive bay covers. High gloss finish is prone to smudges/fingerprints.

Overall Review: Leave the plastic ON while building

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Works fine, but there are better for the price12/24/2007 3:36:47 PM

Pros: I use it to power this system: AMD 4800+ (2.5GHz DualCore), 3GB RAM (667MHz), 320GB HD (7200RPM), NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT (Overclocked). It works quite nicely, considering it powers my *almost* top-of-the-line GFX card. Easy to install, and it has lots of molexes and even a 6-pin. 2 SATA connecters, too.

Cons: None, but there are more inexpensive PSU's that are better.

Overall Review: I didn't buy this from newegg, because my 8800GT had just arrived (which *did* come from the egg :)), and I had forgotten I needed a new power supply.

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And the 8800GT Scores!12/7/2007 1:49:17 PM

Pros: Great price, better by far than a GTS. Overclocked with a warranty! Fun game, too. It ran the Crysis demo on all high settings at about 30 FPS. It occasionally dipped down to about 20, but it was still playable. I don't have a monster gaming machine, either: ---o AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ (2.5GHz dualcore) ---o 3GB RAM (667 MHz) ---o 320GB HD (7200RPM) ---o EVGA GeForce 8800GT Superclocked (duh) Just a good decent machine, and all my games (save for the Crysis demo) can be totally maxed out at 1650x1050. And I spent less than $1,000 including a 22" Monitor!

Cons: None really, a little bit hot. Sometimes the fan gets a tad louder than necessary, but I just used some 3rd party software to slow it down, and it works great.

Overall Review: I had to get a new power supply to replace my previous 250W. Make sure it has at least 26 Amps on the +12V rails, and at least 400W (I would recommend 500W). Newegg rules!

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