TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE speakers (updated: not so terrible anymore)10/19/2019 7:08:29 PM

Pros: The build quality is pretty good. The fit-and-finish is good

Cons: horrendous sound. Muffled highs, lack of mid-range, muffled bass. Update: After I fixed a solder point in the crossover of each speaker, sound has dramatically improved. There is still a good bit of harshness in the highs, but the mid-range is "night and day" better, and the low-end much more defined.

Overall Review: I would not recommend these speakers to anyone. Having owned many Polk Audio products, I was expecting more. These speakers can only be described as AWFUL. I got them on sale, and that was paying WAY TOO MUCH for them. I will put them up for sale, perhaps someone likes the way they sound. UPDATE: Having heard a similar pair of Polk R50s at a co-worker's home, which sounded significantly better. I investigated. In both speakers I have (sequentially 5 units apart per serial numbers) there was a faulty solder joint in the crossover. This may have been a manufacturing defect, but perhaps due to rough handling in transit (speaker boxes were substantially damaged by UPS, but speakers appeared intact). I re-soldered the defects, and the sound made an instant and significant improvement. At this point, I am going to keep the speakers, as they now fit the parameters for which they were originally purchased. At this point, I would recommend them to others for purchase, especially if you get them on sale and your listening room is relatively small.

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Interesting, but flaky board.7/21/2016 5:25:28 PM

Pros: Ran okay, while it worked. Lots of connections (8x SATA, USB 3.0, etc). Well thought-out.

Cons: Board failed 48 hours after installation in client's computer. No SATA cables included. This was probably an oversight of MSI's quality control during product packaging.

Overall Review: I would not recommend this board for a serious build, regardless of how small your budget might be. There are better products out there for certain. I suspect the failure is a defective capacitor. Board was also shipped from Newegg's Memphis warehouse, and the factory packaging was thrown into the bottom of the box, a bit of packaging material above. Also, MSI packaging leaves much to be desired as there is no padding between the bottom of their box, and the board (like on Gigabyte, AsRock, and Asus products). This poor packaging may have been a cause of the board's premature failure. Newegg, once again, has come through, and is replacing the board. I have dealt with Newegg since 2001, and they have always proven themselves to be a very ethical organization. They might not necessarily be the least expensive choice, but their commitment to customer service and their products is second-to-none. It would be even better if they finally fix the issues they have at their Memphis area warehouse concerning appropriate packaging as items received from their other facilities are always packaged appropriately. I hope that managers are Newegg actually read these reviews as the incompetence of their shipping staff in Memphis is costing them money in damaged items and returns, not to mention taking a hit in customer satisfaction. This issue needs to be immediately addressed, yet has not been for many years.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Sven, Greetings Customer, Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product. We certainly value your feedback and please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenient experience. If possible, please provide me with more details to the symptoms of your PC so I can better assist in help finding a solution. Make sure to contact us with further details at usreview@msi.com with a complete list of hardware specifications for further analysis on QVL parts. Make sure you are properly flashing BIOS. Download it from our website Extract the file to a fat formatted usb stick. Then navigate in bios to the tools menu and use the MFlash utility to do the flash. Let your system update the firmware as needed. The board should be left alone during this process. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific standard Time. Thank you for choosing MSI! Best Regards, MSI Review Team | JT072616008 usreview@msi.com
Outstanding product7/11/2016 5:27:07 PM

Pros: This is the best external case I have ever used. It very study, easy to assemble, keep the drive incredibly cool.

Cons: NONE whatsoever

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Nothing but junk, unfortunately5/30/2016 9:49:04 PM

Pros: There are none - NONE at all.

Cons: Item did not work, post, or do anything. It was bought as a replacement for a client's computer. The board fried the CPU on initial boot-up. I don't know what is happening with Gigabyte, but their quality control seems to have severely slipped.

Overall Review: I have been building microcomputers since 1988, and in these 28 years, this has been the worst board (worst than PC-chips boards that never worked, but also never ruined the CPU) I have ever had the misfortune of using.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Customer, Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 132269 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you. GIGABYTE VIP Support Team
Very, very impressed12/26/2015 10:47:16 PM

Pros: There are no negatives to this product. This solid state drive functions flawlessly, within its design parameters.

Cons: NONE!!

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Manufacturer Response:
Thank you for choosing Mushkin. We appreciate your feedback and support.
Beyond Outstanding7/28/2015 11:47:56 PM

Pros: Amazing processor...

Cons: none

Overall Review: Best bang-for-the-buck in the AMD world

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Superb power supply... one point to improve7/28/2015 11:43:52 PM

Pros: Where to start... lots of connectors, ultra-quiet operation, voltages are within 1% of direct spec... SUPER HEAVY... there is really nothing I do not like about the product (with one item)... 5 YEAR WARRANTY

Cons: Sea Sonic really needs to address one item. As today most cases are bottom mounted, the SATA power plugs need to be inverted on the cable 180deg. If you have a case where the power supply mounts on top, it is perfect.... While this does not impact functionality, it does require much greater care with cable management.

Overall Review: I have been building computer since 1988... 27 years is a VERY long time. Probably not many of you will remember the 8088... mine was a blistering 4.77mhz (not ghz) with 1 wait-state, and 640K RAM of 180ns memory (DDR3-PC12800 is tens-of-thousands of times faster)... This Sea Sonic power supply is the best I have ever used. Normally I would recommend Antec or Corsair, but this Sea Sonic PS is better. AMAZING build quality - AMAZING warranty

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi Sven, Thank you for your valuable feedback. I will forward this to our PM and I hope they will take this in to consideration. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at: newegg@seasonicus.com Thank you.
Beyond Outstanding7/11/2015 12:35:37 PM

Pros: These drives are ultra-fast, and ultra reliable. The Black series drives from WD are the best in the business. 5-year warranty

Cons: Are you kidding? There are none.

Overall Review: The Black series is a tad more expensive than the Blue or Green series, but operationally far superior

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Good fan, however, nothing special7/11/2015 12:31:14 PM

Pros: Good, heavy weight cooling fan, rubber mounts

Cons: Does not seemingly move nearly the quantity of air that it was advertised as doing. Is significantly louder than other comparable fans

Overall Review: Very good quality, it seems... but not a good value as other fans are quieter, yet move more air.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
BEWARE - very poor cooling7/11/2015 12:26:29 PM

Pros: Sturdy, elegant, rather quiet

Cons: Terrible, terrible cooling.

Overall Review: The only thing that this case should be used for is an office computer or a unit that is integrated in some very-light duty environment which does not require a lot of cooling.

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Interesting drive, but flaky6/29/2015 6:09:56 AM

Pros: It was inexpensive.. it has large capacity

Cons: I use the drive primarily to store videos, so speed isn't a great requirement. Yet, it takes seeming forever to transfer 200-300mb data files. These files should take about 20-30 seconds at the most, yet can take 10 minutes or more on this drive. These are the kind of "slowdowns" reported by others as well. The 1tb version does not seem to have these issues.

Overall Review: I believe that it might just be the 2tb versions of this drive that have reliability issues. WD software stills says the drive is in good order.

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Outstanding Product12/28/2014 1:51:00 AM

Pros: Memory stick performs flawlessly

Cons: none

Overall Review: Excellent value

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Terrible product12/28/2014 1:48:08 AM

Pros: There are none, except the 92mm fan is effective and can be repurposed

Cons: Heatsink itself is not effective on anything more than a 65W or lower processor. The fan controller is nearly useless.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer, Thank you very much for purchasing this unit. We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers. Thanks for the feedback we will pass it along to our QA and Design teams for further investigations. In the event that you are having troubles please do not hesitate to contact our support team at the number below. Phone: 1- 800-575-9885 Email: rma@rosewill.com Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Rosewill Customer Care
Eggcellent Case, but...6/17/2014 8:46:15 PM

Pros: There is absolutely nothing that I do not like about the case, with one minor note. The build quality is second to none. The drive trays are amazing. This is an "adult" case without all the flashing lights that scream 12-year old.

Cons: This case has limited cooling. Stock there is only a single 120mm fan at the rear, and an internal (useless) mount for a second 120mm fan. To achieve somewhat adequate cooling, I replaced the Antec 120mm fan, with a much thicker (38mm vs 25mm), higher flow fan. This helped. Ultimately, I had to modify the case to achieve the desired results.

Overall Review: First off, I am not a gamer, but use my computer for intensive graphic and video editing. Thus, the cooling requirements can be high due to the necessary hardware. To make the case flow properly, I cut a 120mm fan opening in the top, and also a 120mm fan opening on the door. In addition, I directly ventilated the CPU (no provision for liquid cooling) with a snorkel from another case, 92mm fan, and opening in door to mount such. The result: Even under heavy use (all 8 cores, overclocked to 3.9ghz at 100% use) running for hours encoding video, interior case temperatures rose 3c above ambient, while CPU temperature rose to only 48c. Once task was complete, interior temperature was within 2c above ambient, and CPU temp 1c higher than interior.

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OUTSTANDING!!!8/18/2012 9:28:46 PM

Pros: Excellent quality, excellent workmanship, it is outstanding in every way.

Cons: Although, you can technically fit several hard drives into the case, with all the cables... a DVD-RW, a video card, and a sound card, there is room for really only one hard drive.

Overall Review: Cooling is really good, surprisingly. There is room for four 80mm fans.

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Great video card3/27/2012 9:31:41 PM

Pros: Great, great video card. Runs cool under most applications....

Cons: none at all

Overall Review: This is not a gaming card, but is more than adequate for high-definition video and similar applications.

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Very poor packaging3/27/2012 9:29:48 PM

Pros: NONE -

Cons: Laptop arrived totally destroyed due to very poor packaging. It was placed into bottom of Box, without packaging materials.

Overall Review: Newegg issued a refund upon return. Newegg has always proven to be an ethical company.

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very, very fast....8/2/2011 5:09:42 AM

Pros: What is not to like of this processor - it is amazingly fast, it idles at around 30c (with a decent heatsink) when I overclocked it to 3.31ghz. It is a substantial improvement over the Athlon II 255 it replaced.

Cons: There are none - this thing rules

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Far too slow!6/29/2011 10:34:13 AM

Pros: very quiet fan and massive heatsink.

Cons: This card was bought to replace an aging Asus Nvidia 8600GT (512mb). What a disappointment!!! Although, looking at its specifications, it should have been massively faster in every way, it is in fact considerably slower in rendering.

Overall Review: just adequate for word processing and spreadsheets, but for nothing else.

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Amazing monitor!6/27/2011 10:37:56 AM

Pros: I was looking actually for a 24" widescreen in 1920x1200, but couldn't find any in the price range that I wanted to pay. I did find this 19" traditional 4:3 aspect ratio monitor for a very, very reasonable price. It is every bit as tall as the 24", although, obviously, not as wide. It refreshes very fast, and produces vivid colors, as well as deep blacks and bright whites.

Cons: NONE - for what it is. It is NOT a gaming monitor. It is not a high-end display. It is an every day monitor that does quite well for text, surfing the Web, and moderate (occasional) gaming.

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Incredible6/21/2010 5:23:36 PM

Pros: These are incredible speakers. I am somewhat of an audiophile who is into Rock... these speakers simply rule!

Cons: NONE (and not nearly as heavy as my Cerwin Vegas)

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