Date Joined: 12/13/11
Pros: The product is great. Too great maybe as it's apparently sold out now. I got mine a few months ago and have had no problems. Half Life 2 Lost Coast video stress test, yes I know it's a very old game but it's still a good stress test, got 246 fps.
Cons: There is a noticeable powering down sound when exiting from games. My pc also makes a device connect sound whenever I turn the monitor on/off. I believe this is because the fans or maybe even entire card shuts off when monitor is turned off. Now for the REALLY horrible news, the new Crimson Drivers can potentially destroy this card by turning off the fans by default. Google it and be prepared to meet the true face of fear for a pc enthusiast; a burnt out GPU. I really could not believe what I was reading and that AMD would put these things out in the wild without discovering or fixing this obvious problem. They released a hotfix on Feb. 3 but by then the damage had been done to many video cards. I myself downloaded the Crimson drivers, after this fiasco thankfully, and was really turned off by their new bloatware "assistant" that makes Win10 Cortana seem private and discreet. I hadn't even heard about the burnt out GPUs yet but the footprint and creepy takeover of my system, like Win10, by the new "assistant" was too much and I not only deleted drivers but was forced to do a restore in order to completely remove them. I have NEVER had to do a restore with this system in the 3 years I've had it, I was not happy. You can download a minimal install with just the drivers but they have really lost my trust at this point so I'm using Catalyst 15.201 with no problems. Edit 4/26/16 - Just downloaded latest 16.4.2 drivers released today and it finally seems stable. No black screen or reboots, I even have the Raptor application working properly with Steam. Thanks AMD.
Pros: Corsair Toolbox cloned it without a hitch and did exactly what it was supposed to do.
Cons: I did 5 clones/swipes before I got it right.
Overall Review: Had to do a restart after trying a shutdown (power source and everything) in order for drive to just show up in Device Manager and Corsair Toolbox as an option to clone to. Cloning a drive requires the c: drive AND the Boot Drive partition in order for the drive to boot up. I didn't know this. I unclicked the c: drive by accident anyways the first time so the clone was of only the boot partition and another archive partition that was on there from Corsair. Booting from that sent Win10 into "trying to repair your drive mode" so I tried again. I cloned just the c: drive this time with no boot up results again because the boot drive partition was missing this time. Finally I left everything checked and cloned the whole thing; c: drive, boot drive partition and the Corsair partition. It worked and it booted BUT the drive was an exact clone (240 GB showing on a 960 GB drive) with the drive showing the same size and the Corsair built in partition showing the remaining drive space. Didn't want to mess with 3rd party partition software yet so I tried resizing the partition in Corsair Toolbox BEFORE cloning it. No dice, exact copy the 5th time and by this time I had tried to do the partition myself and made c: drive the "active" partition (NEVER DO THIS!!!!!) because it was one of the only options available in disk management. Rendered the drive unbootable (tried command line partition commands and still didn't boot when making boot drive active) until I swiped it again. Made exact clone, used online free partition software (AOMEI) to delete Corsair partition of 760GB and the space moved to my c: drive. Now only c: drive and boot partition show up as clone options in Corsair Toolbox. Live and learn. One note; after formating a 960 GB SSD the legitmate size will be 894 GB. Seemed like a lot to me so I Googled and sure enough it's legit just so you know.
Pros: Overclocked to 4.3 Ghz with only push/pull fans on each side of coolermaster and it runs at 40c. Still sells out 4 years after it was produced so that speaks for itself.
Pros: Asus has been good to me, I'd choose them again. AI suite makes overclocking easy and included temp and voltage monitors are essential as well. Cool looking board with built in heat sinks and different colored lights makes the guts of my pc pretty.
Cons: BIOS updating does not work in AI suite, tries to connect to server (any of the 3 listed) and never does and doesn't time out.
Pros: This was the first Windows OS that installed on my own and it was perfect. It literally NEVER crashed or needed a restore; until I was drafted into Windows 10 but that's another story. Still has Media Center and normal looking interface and NO CORTANA.
Pros: I've used this card constantly, everyday for over two years and have had no problems. It is great and fast as well on USB 3.0 port.
Overall Review: I was going to buy an additional SSD for my pc until I got this but having a card is more versatile than an internal SSD and almost just as fast. I can play games that are installed on this card with no problem.
Pros: Works every time and has got me out of few jams already.
Overall Review: Don't leave your car unlocked in Portsmouth, NH at night.
Pros: I love my Lenovo Thinkpad T420 and this new battery makes me even happier with my laptop. The T420 is one of the most efficient laptops on the market for battery use and combining it with this extended battery gives it phenomenal life. Fully charged (don't fully charge too often) and at idle the laptop's battery life is over 10 hours! When watching videos and playing games it goes down to around 8 hours which is still very impressive. A sturdy battery for a sturdy machine, this simple upgrade will make you smile.
Cons: Adds weight but lithium cells are not made out of air.
Overall Review: Great for extended trips and computing in the woods.
Pros: The price was great on this 16GB kit and G-Skill is known for quality. I have 16GB of G-Skill Ripjaws in my PC and have never had a problem. With 16GB in your laptop you will get at least a 7 on your RAM Windows Experience Score for Windows 7. Once it's installed you should never have to touch or worry about upgrading your RAM again.
Cons: Absolutely nothing. It installs easily and makes your life better :).
Overall Review: I got this for a refurbished Lenovo T420 I bought from E-bay. After installing this RAM and a SSD the machine is like a new laptop and boots up in less than 20 seconds. Installation was easy and aside from removing the keyboard in order to get at the second RAM location, it wasn't intimidating at all. System recognized 16GB immediately at reboot and it's been clear sailing since. One note, the Lenovo T420 documentation states that it can only take two 4GB cards for a max of 8GB of RAM, this is incorrect, the machine WILL accept two 8GB cards for a nice total of 16GB of ram. Do you need 16GB of ram in a laptop? Some say no, some yes; I say deliberately over-powering your machine can make it a little more future proof.
Pros: My last speed was from a CD to the Transcend on a 3.0 port. My last speed check was from an HP Media Drive on a split 3.0 port to the Transcend card reader at 3.0 port. The speed was a steady 36.6 mega bytes per second!! If it was pure 3.0 to 3.0 the speed would have been 64 mbs. Makes file transfers a snap and made we want to buy another instantly. The new model is also recognized by Win7 as "Transcend" as opposed to a generic media device.
Cons: It's performance will INSTANTLY make you regret not buying another one.
Pros: I used to only trust Kingston but Wintec is rock solid and a little faster and cheaper. Having 64 Gigs on a little chip is pretty amazing and like having a small SSD without all the hassle of internal installation. It's intended for demanding HD camera performance and it EXCELS in PC performance as well.
Cons: It's the future NOW but I still want MORE and FASTER from tomorrow.
Overall Review: Buy it and you've basically got an external hard drive.
Pros: This is one of those ULTIMATE gadgets that knocks your socks off the more you use it. The battery is rechargeable and lasts FOREVER with the low usage of the radio, usb or sd chip. There is also a flashlight that works great as well as shortwave bands in case the s hits the fan and you speak Spanish. The sound and reception are great and what you would expect from a small radio. I bought this from another site for $21 and couldn't be happier after trying another "portable" radio for $70 that was a piece of junk.
Cons: Don't leave plugged in and off when battery is already charged because you WILL blow the battery. I smelled an electric smell and felt heat from the vents in the back when left plugged in when I first bought it because I didn't know if the rechargeable battery came already charged.
Overall Review: This is probably the cheapest portable radio you can buy with so many features. Between the radio bands, usb, sd and audio in ports this box IS versatility.
Pros: Not a single thing.
Cons: I only paid $75 for a portable radio because I thought the reception would be better than average. The reception is worse than your average clock radio. It takes C batteries, the LEAST common that someone is likely to have around. HUGE for a "portable" radio, no USB or SD input only aux. Big clunker with a clunker price to match and you WILL have to pay shipping in order to return it thanks to 3rd party seller.
Overall Review: Supersonic® SC-1082 9 Band AM/FM/SW1-7 Portable Radio has USB/SD ports, rechargeable batter/DC input, SW band and a flashlight for less than ONE THIRD the price. It only has one speaker but big deal, it's actually portable size with a handle as well. Save your money and buy this one instead of the Sangean rip off.
Pros: This is the fourth one I've bought of this product, and they all still work, so that should tell you something right there. I hadn't bought one in a year and wasn't aware they came in a new slimmer model. The picture on Newegg is the old model, the new thin one now allows you to stick them side by side on your USB ports whereas the old ones were too fat for this.
Cons: Nothing. This is THE best product I've bought on Newegg.
Overall Review: I'm ordering my fifth one right now so I can take advantage of the new slimmer model and be able to stick them side by side on parallel ports.
Pros: Amazing speed and accuracy for such a small and cheap mouse. It's been my experience that mice is one thing Microsoft does right and this is not exception. I was hesistant to upgrade from my old faithfull analog ball Intellimouse to this optical one but my fears were unwarranted. Extremely senstive mouse, I had to downgrade my sensitivity settings once I plugged it in, with a solid scroll button and sleek small look and feel. I'm a serious gamer and this mouse does the trick without breaking the bank with all the bells and whistles of modern "gaming mice".
Cons: Black would go better with the rest of my PC but the mouse input, in the spectrum of what I use to input information to the PC, is unique in it's importance. It is the MAIN tool of PC input and therefore deserves to be recognized with a stand out color.
Overall Review: Love it, buy it and you'll be happy and richer for your wisdom in buying such a good product as well as your physical bank account due to it's cheap price.
Pros: Very cool and cheap with AMAZING mouse feature that allows me to retain my hard earned groove in the couch. The skip and fast forward works great and the mouse allows you to use the remote with non-Media Player/Center media like Youtube or other web flash media.
Cons: Absolutely nothing. Even feels good in the hand.
Overall Review: This is a must have for people who use their Pc for a TV.
Pros: I previously owned a GS600 which was great so I thought Corsair was a trustworthy company.
Cons: This is NOT the GS600. I have a Corsair 650d, which is another story but another reason I'll NEVER buy Corsair again, which is notoriously loud with it's DEFECTIVE front fan and the PSU is audible over EVERYTHING. It's like a fan hum with a electric buzz that pulsates and it's REALLY annoying and non-stop. So now I have to undue my new build because of this one defectively loud PSU? I don't WANT to RMA I just want this product that I spent good money on to work. Thanks a LOT Corsair, you just lost a customer for life.
Overall Review: I have purchased the Corsair 650d case, the GS600 psu and the GS800 psu over the past year. Only the GS600 has performed up to expectations. I have given over $500 to this company over the past year and I do NOT feel this money was well spent. Knowing what I know now I would NEVER have purchased anything from Corsair and I never will again. I can hear it as I write this and it makes me angry, resentful and regretful. Don't let this happen to you, don't buy this product.
Pros: It's big so you can fit almost anything in this case and this also keeps things cool along with the built in fans.
Cons: The power button is so non-intuitively set flush, almost indented, into the case and is SO hard to press you get warning signs about this machine's basic functionality as soon as you go for the power button. Everything seems to have at least one flaw. The front fan is louder than ANY fan I have ever purchased, even at the lowest speed, is not easily replaceable and it's size is proprietary. There WERE paint chips ACTIVELY coming off the machine as I built it. The front panel connectors are set back into the case making them IMPOSSIBLE to connect to with a thick flash drive or card reader but they ALSO have a panel door that gets in the way just in case you DO manage to squeeze your device into the set back connectors. There is absolutely NO side to side air circulation, an open air vent in the top of my pc for fluid to spill in makes me nervous and SSD does NOT screw in without removing brackets.
Overall Review: My 2005 HP case is built more intuitively than this case. I just wanted a case that would work and be a good size without having to read through all the reviews, so I just trusted the video I saw of the 650d that used to be on the main case page. Big mistake. Don't be lazy and just "buy a name" because they have some supposed reputation, read the reviews on this case first and get the whole story. Many who buy this case are first time builders who are simply estatic their first build works at ALL so they gush over the case being so big and easy to use. If you know cases you will quickly realize this case is missing MANY of the basic touches you've taken for granted in other cases. Don't believe the hype and don't buy this big black windbag unless you want a noisy pain chip producer in your room.
Pros: It works for the keyboard for typing and the mouse almost worked except the scroll would occasionally not respond
Cons: It does NOT work for gaming. I only bought this adapter because it was the ONLY one that didn't mention freezing while using in game in the reviews. Well, that was only because it was new to the market. Rest assured, it freezes just like EVERY other adapter when pressing two keys simulataneously in ANY gaming situation. Thanks for the frustration and COMPLETE lack of common sense when it comes to trying you product out in a gaming scenario. Kingwin, you are NO Kingston and you've got FAIL!
Overall Review: Gimme a break already, what do you think people are using these adapters for anyways? I'll pay good money for one that actually works in a game, until then keep selling them to businesses I guess.
Pros: It looks sturdy enough to last forever.
Cons: Unfortunately, you are now DOOMED to a fan that is FOREVER noisy and FOREVER under powered even at full power.
Overall Review: I bought this to replace my stock HP fan. It was BOTH louder and blew less air. I REALLY wanted to like this fan but all it did was make me realize my old fan (upon removing it to stick in the Noctua) just needed a little cleaning and after that it ran more air and quiter than the Noctua. So I guess, thank you Noctua in an obtuse way.
Pros: All the scary stories you've heard about these babies being big are NOT true. They are not big, the are GINORMOUS! I WAS worried about them hitting my Coolermaster 212 fans before I got them, but upon receiving them, I was MORE concerned about whether they would even fit sitting next to each other. They are thick AND tall. Like the T.A.R.D.I.S. however, these sticks seems to create their own space and time in your machine where it is actually ROOMIER in your machine than it appears. They fit. They fit next to each other and right under, the thickness of few pieces of paper, the Coolermaster fans. The look incredible contrasted to my blue Asus board and are probably one of the coolest looking components in the entire rig. They work great too. No problems.
Cons: Getting them out of their plasctic shell is a bit tricky because I've never handled ram like these monsters before.
Overall Review: I've never considered ram as being an option for a self-defense tool, but upon handling these sticks I instantly realized they could easily be used as make-shift brass knuckles. I'm not kidding, these things are intimidating looking.
Pros: Speed, accuracy, reliability, size and price
Overall Review: Great way to do incremental backups so that if/when your backup fails you don't lose everything. Amazing capacity for such a small size, technology has come a long way.
Pros: Absolutely nothing except for the fact that I now have the wisdom to never purchase anything from this "company" again.
Cons: Like another reviewer has already stated the screws do not fit into their openings. At all. Not one bit. Not even if I forced them and thanks Rosewill for making me strip a screwdrive trying to do so. The screws don't go in because the openings are not even threaded! What a joke. Fail Rosewill, never again.
Overall Review: This was the only piece in the dozen or so parts I ordered from Newegg that had something wrong with it. Thanks guys, now my entire build is on hold until I get a fan from a professional company that knows what they are doing.