Date Joined: 09/10/08
Pros: Its a step a better then onboard sound you can tell the diffrence.
Windows 10 has the drivers for the sound card so its pretty much plug & play.
For $20 you cant complain but there way better cards but @ a premium price so if on a budget this is a great card
Has some cool little extras in the software if you decide to download the drivers off of creatives web site.
Didnt try out the 7.1 surround just using 2.0 speakers but it does sound better and with a sound card it takes stress off the CPU.
Cons: These cards go way back in the day outdated hardware 10+ years but they still work with modern windows.
Does not come with OEM retail box or cd drivers or anything for that matter just sound card but for the money what do you want.
I had a 6 year old case and the front plug in jacks did not match up with the female plugs on the sound card so if your want those front jacks working you may have to do some research and find the ones that match the sound card and change out the wires on the case really not worth the pain but once again for the money what do you expect for an outdated card took a star off for the out dated jacks.
Overall Review: Overall a great little sound card for the money if on a budget dont expect a lot for what your paying & if your looking for that extra awe pay the $100 to $200 I have one of those cards on my main system their awesome. I would recommend this to anyone thats looking to just upgrade from onboard sound Creative Sound Blaster has always been my preferred sound card..
Pros: Fits my left hand perfect not to big not to small works perfect for me and the software work with my Razor keyboard greed led matchs my green led Razor keyboard.Played games like Battlefield 1 & 4 and seems to scroll really well lots of DPI options in the software could be sold as new would have never guess it was a refurb.
Cons: None that Ive noticed
Overall Review: If on a budget and wanting a premium product it a great deal for the money and it plays games pretty good but with Refurbished products it sometimes can be a 50/50 roll of the dice.
Pros: Works like it should affordable if on a budget gets the job done but thats it the directions for assembly are ok comes with more then enough screws & fasteners so thats good. But for the most part you can figure it out as you put it together and most everything lines up ok but take care as you put to together.
Cons: This bench tester has cheap material and would break if dropped in fact one of the legs was broken when I received it I could have returned it but the DVD Rom brace acts as a leg as long as I keep the Rom mounted under the bench tester and I can super glue the broken leg but come on. Be careful when you put the power supply on you dont want to put stress on the board like I said the thing is made in china and may break.
Overall Review: My recommendation would be to spend the extra money and get something better unless your on a tight budget but it does work you dont want to transport it to much if you decide to buy one beware it may not survive the shipping to your door step and it does come over seas and I ordered one and it broke in route and they had to ship another never even saw the first unit . This thing is really cheap and I took a star for the broken leg would have given it 3 stars because it works.
Pros: Powered up but no post DOA on two motherboards or was it the same board it might be.
Cons: I owned a refurbished EVGA X 79 FTW and from the get go it never ran right no more refurbs I said I took a chance and bought the EVGA X99 FTW through Newegg and when I got the MB I did a full blown hookup into my case it would power up but didnt post and didnt get much for error codes spent hours trying to figure out what I might have dont wrong and Im no rookie I gave up I didnt do anything wrong as Ive set up more PC then I can count went to try and return it Newegg didnt take returns for EVGA mb I had to return to the manufacturer so I did.I got my RMA and payed for my own shipping waited a week got another board at least so I thought did a quick set up to test the new board " cough cough"
did a real basic power hook up and this board did the exact same thing as the first same code same everything the serial # said different board but in my years of working on and building computers no computer runs the same and the odds of getting a MB doing the exact same error codes and same problems this would be a first for me Im pretty sure they sent the same board back to me but I could be wrong but I dont think I am. As far as I know I cant get my money back on this $200 board Im in an endless loop of getting maybe bad boards or the same board because Im not sure what kind of testing MB procedure EVGA has it could be worthless.So as of now Im sitting on a $200 board I cant get rid of and now I have a $600 Intel Core i7-6850K Broadwell-E 6-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 2011-V3 I have yet to test which is under the same kind of manufacturer warranty this could be getting fun if im lucky for all I know the cpu doesnt work so much for the new 2011v3 sockets but Im in a real jam and this is a $800 nightmare as of now I dont want this board any more I will never ever buy another MB from EVGA Im waiting for EVGA customer service to see what they say about getting my money back Im hopeful.
Overall Review: EVGA motherboards are garbage on the flip side there video cards and power supplys are the best on the market which I own all of EVGA components and the MB is the only unit Ive had nightmare trouble with take my word stay away from them they are trash.
Pros: Great product plugged right in worked out of the package ASUS is top end hardware at a good price
Cons: Never had a problem with ASUS hardware
Overall Review: Its good DVD rom for the money its not a blu ray player but that not why I got it its a good budget product if looking to put in a cheap build with out problems.
Pros: Works good no problem good price Ive bought Coboc wires before pretty good brand never had a problem
Cons: none so far
Overall Review: Just another HDMI cable would recommend to a friend .
Pros: Apevia fan that moves air this brand has always worked for me at a cheap price.
Cons: Well this fan does not have leds which I assumed it did as I have the exact same color fan which had green leds and was a green Apevia the only difference was that I needed a fan with 3 prong power supply the other one was 4 prong which I could not use. My new fan has the right plug in but no leds which it read there no leds it was my fault I didn't use the fan it went into the fan grave yard. I found a working led fan took a star off for no leds which you would think it would still a working fan but boring to me.
Overall Review: Most fan I buy have leds if it doesn't I'm not interested the fan works fine just another boring fan to me as a consumer .
Pros: Moves lots of air fits right in my Cooler master case as it should no problems $5 rebate.
Cons: The leds are really dim more then what I'm use to it is one of the reason I bought it if your looking for brightness these leds are not the fans for you .
Took a star off for the dim leds which is the reason I bought it I needed them to be brighter just left it at that.
Overall Review: Overall good fan moves air would recommend this to a friend if there not looking for brightness the leds are a good color of dim redness.
Pros: Came as described and was 14 inchs long .
Cons: Haven't hooked it up yet but should be fine
Overall Review: I don't use these cable if I can help it the plugs will start to disconnect from the plastic fitting in time after you plug then in and unplug them a dozen times and once that happens they lose there grip and you lose power because the plug wont stay in the plastic fitting ands you have to reconnet them if they get jerked on . The perk about these wires they are super cheap if your on a budget build and as long as you don't mess with them to much they work most of the time.
Pros: Great fans that move lots of air & are super quiet encased in black plastic not transparent plastic that were so use to seeing with lots of bright dark green led lighting. The power cable are long enough to get to your power source with in your case and come with both 4 pins IDE Molex & standard mini 3 pin plugs and the price was pretty fair for a name brand for so many fans.
Cons: I'm not kidding when I say bright I mean super bright with all 5 going at the same time if your trying to get attention these are the fans for you even Green Lantern we be proud to have these in his computer case there just a little bright for my taste but this build was for some else that wanted them. The other thing I wasn't thrilled about when it came to the wire management was the 4 pins IDE Molex plugs kind of get in the way and I don't use them in my builds if I can help it so strapping the plug down some where is a pain and there ugly but may be a plug that others may need to use.Im not taking a star or 2 for the plugs or the brightness of the led lighting that's just my pickiness as a consumer the fans do there job well to keeping your PC cool.
Overall Review: I would recommend this to a friend or other builders if the brightness of green is your color maybe split the fans up between 2 builds so its not so blinding but I would buy again but I am aware of the cons of these fans but it may not be a con to other customers and their was another choice of the transparent version which might be worth checking out maybe I will try out that one next time.
Pros: Much improvement with my game play like Battlefield 4 buttons are super sensitive so know what your getting in a gaming keyboard lighting software options are very awesome so much bling bling what you can do with the keyboard lights and the button change out is easy to replace keys you get extra keys and a tool for button extraction .The keyboard has so many extra features extras like USB & volume control with mute to name a few . The keyboard it self is incased in airplane aluminum which makes it very durable for even the roughest game play also the cord to the keyboard is thick gauge wire for the best connection I could go on and on with all the great stuff with this keyboard but one last thing if you happen to have the Corsair MM800 RGB Polaris mouse pad the software works together with the keyboard and mouse to make the lighting work together so they work as one lighting unit pretty neat stuff overall you get what you pay for I'm pretty happy with this hardware Corsair has some pretty solid products they run with some of the elite.
Cons: Now for the flaws when you press the keys they are pretty noisy so if your in a room with someone trying to sleep its going to wake them up you can go for the silent version of this keyboard if that's an issue it wasn't for me but its something I noticed right away.
The software is touch and go I keep getting update errors and sometimes the lighting will lock up and I have to shutdown the App to put it make into default mode and also the setting for the lighting don't stay where you left them they just go back to default setting and you have to put it back to the lighting option you want. Its possible since the Keyboard , mouse , mousepad & headset which I have they all run on the same software app that theirs conflicts between the hardware so far the software problems seem to be getting better and it hasn't affected my gameplay at all so between the noisy keys and the software isseus I had to take a star .
Overall Review: Overall great hardware I would recommend this to a friend you do get what you pay for as it improves your game play the software issues are fixable in time but I did get a little frustrated on day one .The noisy keys are not a big deal Corsair does have the silent key version keybord don't let my cons keep you from buying this great keyboard like I said before its worth every penny.
Pros: Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E Idle @ 3.6GHz (Turbo Boost @ 3.8GHz ) Overclocked @ 4.1 Ghz ) water cooled CORSAIR Hydro Series H60
EVGA 151-SE-E777-RX LGA 2011 Intel X79 FTW
1 x Corsair Force Series GT CSSDF90GBGT-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
1 x OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT30G 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD
1 x Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb
1 x iomega Prestige Desktop 1TB External Hard Drive
Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C11Q-32GZM
3 x EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 watt G2 80 PLUS GOLD Certified
3 X ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms Easy hardwell Install without to many problems & bios setup made easy depending on motherboard.
Saw improvement overall in Games like Battlefield 4 , Rise of the Tomb Raider & Alien Isolation apps as well opened a lot faster from an upgrade of G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) duel channel .
Cons: The one issue I'm having in the bios is the motherboard wont let me clock up the ram to XMP 2400MHZ it accepts it @ 2133MHZ I suspect the voltage needs to be adjusted down a little as when I try to restart it goes into a restart cycle every 8 seconds and wont stop on its own but works great at default setting below 2400MHZ I will run it at 2133MHZ for now and play with the voltage later.
Overall Review: Overall great ram for the money I didn't take a star off for the frequency problem as I think its a motherboard adjustment .
Been using G skill for years and will do so till its starts failing me in my builds and one last thing I'm running a red gaming PC it would have been nice if it was red ram instead of the blue but the same red ram was $50 more.
Pros: Works great for a refurb no problems at all fired right up and seems to run games with no effort has not crashed yet.
Cons: Out of the 5 PCI express slots your only able to fit 3 full size air cooled geforce video cards they cover all the slots no room for other card no sound card or anything else this board was build with water cooled cards in mind.No accessories or drivers included make sure you have something to get on the internet with to be able to download the drivers on EVGA website or you will be in trouble I used wireless wifi adapter to get me going on the internet.
Overall Review: Overall a great board for the price but in the computer economy this board is out dated but if you can get around not having all the cables and drivers needed for this board its a good deal.
Pros: Tough little keyboard @ cheap price works really good for battlefield 3 & 4
Cons: The cord is a little short for a gaming keyboard other keyboard Ive had were longer in comparison not worried about it.
Overall Review: This keyboard is 1 tough cookie if your hard on keyboards like me this 1 is right up your alley.
Pros: The HD playback looks great 32 gigs @ 1080P recording is about 11/2 hours
Overall Review: If wanting to record @1080P for extended periods of time might want to go with a 64 gig for $10 to $15 more give you over 2 1\2 hours of playback but @ 720P over 3 hrs.
Pros: Cheap price works good for all name brand games with software pretty good design.
Cons: Not very sturdy you don't want to bang on it to hard keys break pretty easy and Im pretty hard on keyboards if you like to snap your keyboards in half this is not the keyboard for you.
Overall Review: Great keyboard @ a cheap price if on a budget do not abuse somewhat fragile to a limit spend the money if you want a quality board.
Pros: Great price for a 6 foot cable can use for movies on your Blu-ray player or PC gaming.
Cons: Cable is really thin not by any means Monster HDMI quality.
Overall Review: Great cable for on the go @ a cheap price work great for how thin they are you get what you pay.
Pros: Nice and long with length to spare gold plated for best connection good price best bang for your buck no problem what so ever can't go wrong with rosewill
Pros: It ran 3 EVGA 670 4gig FTW cards @ 1300 watts.
The Powersupply came with its own control face where you could spin up the fan speed from high to low if you wanted.
It also glowed red LED that matched my red LED case which was great that was part of the reason I bought it other then the awesome $60 rebate I got back.
Cons: OK about 4 months into my purchase when I turned on my Gaming PC I noticed the power supply was making a popping noise didn't really think much of it until about 6 months after my purchase one night it was running ang the PS just stopped.I pulled it out shook it and you could hear parts rattling around inside.Had a 5 year warrenty returned it didn't hear a peep for 6 weeks and policy for wait time is 7 to 10 days for a new PS. I called a few times and got through 1 time and that was to get help with the RMA before I even sent out the PS other times I called after Coolermaster had the PS I got put on the back burner with recordings. Finally got a e-mail last week saying Im getting my power supply back and I was happy which would have been fine except when I opened the package it was a 1000 watt power supply I was so mad Im going to register this one and I hope my 3 670 don't burn this one because its on them there was a reason why I got 1300 watts PS.
Overall Review: I will never buy a power supply from them again and this is the first and last one I will stick with what they know fans and cases . I gave at least 2 stars because I at least got something back and I would have sent this one back but battlefield 4 is coming out in 2 weeks and im afraid if I send it back I would not get anything back for several weeks. I would have liked a 1200 or 1300 watt power supply back Cooler master.
Pros: Well it has red LED,s but for what im running it doing pretty well .As of now this is in my personal build with hungry video cards and they power hogs :) 1X GTX 570 + GTX 460 physx and they suck juice for this generation. I do want to go 3X SLI GTX 660 more power Effient with only 1 plug and not 2 and I will try and run these cards on this PS we will see.
Pros: Its not bad for what it is picked this on a sale but i had to build a budget machine and this video card fit the profile.Didnt have a lot of time to test it but it ran COD MW3 on high setting and WOW on Med setting this was for 45 to 55FPS @ 1080P
Overall Review: This card went on an MSI board there a good company but mixing parts with off brand companys can end with bad results.I was surprised with the results I got out of it but it does have a fair amount of ram 2 gigs also combining to the manufactor brand could make a diffrence.
Pros: Install was nice and smooth and it ran like a champ to test it I ran COD MW3 and WOW at mid to high settings I was surprised for a little duo core.Video cards are for the eye candy with out a good processor it will bottle neck.
Overall Review: This was a build for someone else I havent heard a peep out of them about the processor.
Pros: Its not pretty but for a regular looking case it works has front air intake and rear exhaust fan the case it does its job.
Cons: No problem here.
Overall Review: I did a build for someone havent heard a complaint about the case yet Rosewill always comes through.
Pros: im a gamer and i always use G-skill in all my builds and they have great prices never had a problem with there products hope there arourd for a long time
Overall Review: Keep in mind that the new Quad ram dont work on all the X79 boards G skill is working on the updated bios for them but you cant go wrong with the duel channel its universal.
Pros: Good promo price and rebate after all that picked up for $25.Its really not a bad looking case has a nice looking face with sweet looking show case and comes with a 450 watt PS got a great deal.
Cons: Ive seen a lot of cases it does look pretty tight on the inside and wire management might be a challege I havent put anything in it yet but we will see.
Overall Review: For the price you cant complain to much no case is perfect no matter how much money you pay manufactors have to cut corners somewhere to make there money.