Date Joined: 06/21/04
Pros: Supports Duron and Athlon XP CPUs for upgrading later.
8x AGP for my GeForce4 Ti4800!
Cons: None. It was perfect for the job.
Overall Review: Used this motherboard while I was in the military in a low cost build while I was low on funds to bridge between a 900mhz Duron to a new Athlon XP once I had the cash. This was perfect with for my upgrade from a Voodoo3 PCI to a GeForce4 Ti4800.
Pros: The keyboard is full of nifty features(buttons) and feels great when typing. The rubberized wrist rest is very soft. There is one major flaw that I encountered...
Cons: The space bar. Something is awfully wrong with it or it could be just the one I have is defective but pressing in the far right doesn't work.
Overall Review: I discovered a guide online that remedies the con and makes the space bar reliable. You can pull the space bar off, get a post-it note and fold it to fit into the hollow post in the middle of the space bar. Next cut the post-it note down so about 1/8" of it sticks out. Put it back together and it should now catch when you press the space bar anywhere.
Pros: An awesome addition to my battle station. The arm allows me to place a 23.6" widescreen monitor well above my 27" monitor with about a 3" gap. So that gives you an idea of how high this single arm can reach. The second arm has a cable management system built into it which makes the entire system complete and clean.
Cons: No complaints at all.
Pros: Super responsive, wholesome mechanical clicks, loved typing on this keyboard. Superb quality for the 3 months it was operational.
Cons: Very poor soldering job on the mini USB port. About 3 months into using it, it broke free and made the keyboard completely useless.
Overall Review: If you love this keyboard enough to attempt a soldering job and don't care to wait for a replacement that could also fail just as quickly, the keyboard isn't very hard to take apart. First, unscrew all visible screws and the one under the sticker in the middle and get a thin/flat prying mechanism(I used a knife) to slide the keyboard apart from its shell at the seam. The mini USB port has plenty of clearance to work around without having to dismantle it any further.
After soldering the mini USB port back nice and solid, it has been operational since. (It has been over a year now.)
Pros: Just having the ability to swap out the shell for a size that best suits your hand automatically makes this mouse an exceptional piece of hardware.
The triggering of the mouse buttons 4 and 5(thumb buttons) are effortless and comfortable. The subtle clicks most of the buttons produce is minimal but satisfying.
Setting the scrolling speed on the fly is equally as easy. I've found myself more and more accustomed to swapping between scrolling speeds now in first person shooters or even using this feature to correct overly sensitive games.
Cons: On very rare occasions will I somehow accidentally trigger the mouse scroll speed buttons.
The mouse wheel can be difficult to press without moving the mouse wheel. If your game requires a middle mouse button to be pressed (Path of Exile) by default, I would suggest a different mouse to use(Razer Naga has a really easy to click middle mouse button).
Overall Review: I also own, most of the Razer mice except the Hex.
Every aspiring or current gaming peripheral designer should strive to design products that have some sort of adjustment so when a larger-handed(as opposed to smaller-handed) human can comfortably use a mouse of their choosing(usually based off of packaging design and reviews).
Pros: This is an excellent replacement and use for the floppy drive bay. The device did not require any drives and plugged into the motherboard without any negative effort. All the ports worked to their standards.
Pros: Pretty comfortable. The chair boosts up pretty high and the lumbar support is just in the right spot for me.
Cons: It was a pain in the rear putting the arms on.
Pros: It handle 1080p streaming through Xsplit. At default settings, this beast doesn't even reach 50% load once the streaming starts.
Cons: Runs hot on stock.
Overall Review: I use a two PC setup for streaming onto Twitch.TV
I replaced the stock fan with a Hyper 212+ and now it idles at 15C and doesn't get passed 32C at full load(Blend Test for 8 hours on P95).
Pros: Looks great right out of the box. No dead pixels. No configuration. The orange looks pretty slick. Not really interested in the 3D as much as the 2ms and the 120Hz refresh rate for gaming.
Cons: Mine takes a little bit of time to "acquire" its HDMI signal. This wasn't happening on my SCEPTRE or my ASUS HDMI monitors.
Overall Review: You'll need a DVI-D (dual-link) to get this to run at 120Hz. Sadly, I found this out after the purchase. HDMI 1.4a will not run 120Hz. I've tested it. It doesn't do it regardless of all the forum posts about how it may work. You will need to use the bundled DVI-D (dual-link) cable and a video card that supports it. If you check Wikipedia, you'll find out what the DVI-D (dual-link) looks like. The cable is much thicker too.
Hope this helps!
Pros: This one does not disappoint. Stable at 4.5GHz on air.
Overall Review: i5-2550K @ 4.5GHz 1.295v w/Hyper 212+
ASRock P67 PRO3
Prime95 - 61C Max
Pros: Nice weight to it. It has been running without interruption bare power power outages since March 2012. Pretty good length on some cables.
Cons: Not fully modular.
Overall Review: Powers a GTX 560 TI teamed up with a i5 2550k OCd to 4.5ghz.
Pros: Works. Doesn't have any weird size issues. Pretty standard. SATA and a decent price.
Overall Review: I haven't burned a DVD in years but sometimes you get software that needs to be installed through a DVD/CD drive and this works. I finally have a SATA to transfer to the next build. Movin' on up. Retired the old IDE drive after finding out my new motherboard doesn't have an IDE slot.
Pros: Plenty of room. Cable management is awesome. Hyper 212+ fits which was the whole point of the purchase. I haven't touched the eSATA at the top yet but it does hold a pack of smokes/keys in that incline pretty nicely.
Cons: Could use more front-side USB ports but nothing a usb squid couldn't handle.
Pros: I used the a ground loop isolator for my car a while back and was curious if the same issue could be solved with my recording systems so I got my hands on these puppies and below are the results.
1. I had buzzing issues in my speakers and I plugged this in between the computer and the speakers and the buzzing went away.
2. In addition to this, I used the other one I got in between my audio out on PC 1 to audio in/mic on PC 2 and VIOLA no more buzzing in my recording.
Cons: Nothing bad about this product.
Pros: Relevent: Prime95(24 hours) i5 firstname.lastname@example.org(45/1.29v) no errors top temperature 61 C. Two 120mm fans. hl gf gg
Cons: No problems.
Overall Review: Protip: Snag another 120mm fan to pop on this thing. The hardware is included. The screws that are include to attach another 120mm to the heat-sink are a little weak, I ended up stripping it very easily. Using the standard fan mounting screws work fine and tends to be stronger. Make sure it is pointing the right way. (Logo = Suck, Cable = Blow)
Pros: If you have a ASRock P67 PRO3 and a Hyper 212+ with two standard 120mm fans on the Hyper 212+ heatsink, this low profile RAM doesn't get in the way of the fan near the RAM. Fits snug with a little room next to the 212+.
Cons: Nothing yet.
Overall Review: My motherboard, the ASRock P67 PRO3 with an i5 2550k, set the RAM to 1333 instead of 1600. Easy fix, not the RAM's fault - just an fyi.
Pros: Other thoughts has the computer specs:
Skyrim between 50 to 60 FPS(unmodded) on Ultra High.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution at 60fps with vsync on.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm runs on Ultra during a 25-man raid between 40 to 50 FPS.
Minecraft runs between 100 to 180 fps depending on how many creepers are on the screen.
League of Legends does not drop below 80 fps during the messiest 5v5 fights in the jungle.
Hopefully that gives everyone a field of reference.
Cons: I will update if there are any.
Overall Review: This GTX 560 TI is teamed up with an i5 2550k processor running at 3.4ghz, overclocked to 4.4ghz(44, 1.25v) and 8gb of Corsair Vengence 1600 DDR3 ram. The games listed are installed on a 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD.
Pros: It worked great up until 4 months after installation. Fast shipping with the rest of the parts.
Cons: Died after 4 months. The fan was really loud for the first month and then it blew silently. I checked to see if it went out but it was just spinning away silent so don't panic if it happens to you.
Overall Review: I should have guessed it was super cheap and terrible because of the weight. Too good to be true of course so I grabbed my old 420W ATX PSU from OCZ and installed it(weighed about 4 times as much) and it runs like a champ now and the OCZ is about 3 years old.
Usually, the heavier ones have larger capacitors, thicker wires, larger transformer, larger heat sinks, more connectors, and more capacitors than the lighter ones, all of which are important factors for the overall cost and quality of a power supply. So if you get a power supply in the future and it is pretty light out of the box, you might want to think about it. I think Newegg should include the weight of the PSUs on the specifications.
Pros: Great card. Played all the games I wanted to play most at high settings. Excellent. But...
Cons: After owning it for 3 1/2 months, the fan died and left it running and left to work. I came back to a room that smelled like burnt circuits and my heart skipped hoping my computer wasn't fried. Luckily the entire thing wasn't fried but the FAN on this card stopped working and the card fried. Goodie..
Pros: Definitely a great mid level gaming card for the users that haven't made that switch to PCIe. I have it in a 2.0GHz Athlon 64, 1.5GB of RAM, SATA 300GB HD on DUAL DISPLAY. That's right. This card supports DD. Workd great.
Pros: Excellent! It seemed like it would've been smaller but the area is ginormous!
I use it as my mouse too. Great for gaming also!
Cons: None. Newegg shipped it fast as always.
Overall Review: When you flip the tablet to use it as a mousepad(vertical mode), the Scroll Touchpad is in the way so make sure to disable that before you venture further into using this as a mouse replacement because you WILL accidentally hit it and it gets annoying.
Comments: Recieved this product in a timely manner. The product is great! I thought the 6x8 area would be small but it really feels larger. Installation was simple and using the pen is fun.
Comments: The product works fantastic.
PROs: Affordable, 4 extra USB ports for your computer, no software required.
It was great to open the case, install it, and then boot up the computer and having it fully recognized. Quick and easy to install. Totally recommend this as a purchase for older systems that don't have many USB ports or are having bandwidth problems.
Comments: Every customer should have one! The sticker's quality is great and looks awesome on a black computer case.
Comments: This gamepad works great! Emulates a PS2 controller, rests nicely, and handles well for the price! NewEgg shipped it in no time like always and you can reprogram all the buttons! It is way easy to play fighting games with it. Takes some getting used to for anything else because of the way the D-Pad.