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Leonardo C.

Leonardo C.

Joined on 03/19/08

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome Card for 1900x1200 gaming!

SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100269VXL
SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100269VXL

Pros: - I spent a week reading ~20 reviews on the 4890/4850/4770/gtx260c216/gtx275, and user reviews. In the end, I picked this card up from Newegg and I am very happy. This is perfect for gaming at 1900x1200. - Other makers/brands/models are a little cheaper or include a game, but I decided the better cooling and quieter performance was a wise investment. - Installation was a breeze using latest drivers from ATI's website. - I read that referrence 4890s are loud. However, the custom cooler on this card is surprisingly quiet. I can barely hear it and don't at all when I have music/games going. - It does generate some heat, but I keep the tower under my desk so it doesn't bother me at all. - Definitely worth the extra money for the cooler/quieter performance. Good job Sapphire! - Newegg is fast!

Cons: - Prices drop every couple of weeks. I got tired of waiting and not gaming. Stop waiting for dx11 cards and buy this card!

Overall Review: - Had to disable HDMI Audio in Device Manager so the sound doesn't go to my TV speakers and instead, goes out my motherboard audio port to my Klipsch speakers. Took a while to figure out since the option to disable hdmi sound is not found in ATI CCC. - Big card, connecting power cables makes it even longer, but if you have empty 5" bays you'll be fine. Fits my Antec 300 case easily. My Rig: (All from newegg except speakers) Biostar TA790GX | Phenom 9850 BE | Sapphire HD4890 Vapor-X | 2 GB OCZ Platinum 1066 DDR2 | Antec 300 Case | Corsair TX 750W PSU | SATA WD 500GB | SATA LG GGC-H20L Bluray Drive | Samsung T240HD 24" @ 1920 x 1200 | XP Home SP3 | Klipsch Promedia 2.1

Most Critical Review

Epson NX415 Printer: Good scanner. Don't buy to print

EPSON Stylus NX415 C11CA44231 Up to 34 ppm Black Print Speed 5760 x 1440 dpi Color Print Quality InkJet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer
EPSON Stylus NX415 C11CA44231 Up to 34 ppm Black Print Speed 5760 x 1440 dpi Color Print Quality InkJet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer

Pros: My schools use HP and Epson so I figured they where a trusty brand. I picked this up at BM store and was happy with the printing and scanning results..until I ran out of ink

Cons: I've NEVER printed anything in color since I bought this printer. I've ONLY printed sheet music in black and white, draft quality, and greyscale. THAT'S IT! Yet I've had to buy Cyan cuz it ran out first, then the next color cartridge, what gives? This went straight to the pawn shop

Overall Review: Straight from EPSON's website: FAQ Q: Can the printer still print if an ink cartridge is expended or not installed? A: No. The printer will not operate if any cartridge is expended or removed. It’s best to always have extra cartridges on hand. What a ripoff!

Good Ram, Good Price.

OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2N10662GK
OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2N10662GK

Pros: - Perfect with my new rig. Combo savings and fast shipping...I love newegg!

Cons: - none, i read about the parity error from other reviewers on newegg so I was researched and was ready ahead of time to set my BIOS settings appropriately. The "error" is just a message, but the ram works perfectly fine.

Overall Review: - I saw the Parity error during post as others mentioned, but I set my mobo to ignore memory error messages. - Installed everything on new rig from scratch without a BSOD or any hiccups. This ram works great with a BE cpu and my mobo. - AMD Phenom 9850 BE Retail - BIOSTAR TA790GX AMD 790GX HDMI Motherboard - OCZ Platinum 2x1GB 240-Pin DDR2 1066 Memory - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS SATA 500GB OEM - LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM SATA Model GGC-H20L Retail - Antec Three Hundred Case - Antec earthwatts EA380 380W PSU - Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speakers+Sub - SAMSUNG T240HD 24" HDMI HDTV Monitor

11/18/2008

Super fast. Super Cheap. Any Questions?

AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition - Phenom X4 Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HD985ZXAGHBOX
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition - Phenom X4 Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HD985ZXAGHBOX

Pros: - Upgraded from a barton 2500+ so you can imagine...this cpu and mobo are FAST! - Combo savings and fast newegg shipping can't be beat! - Such a fantastic performance upgrade at so little cost! Intel who? Worth every penny!

Cons: Not really a con but... - Thermal paste is already applied on the heatsink. I thought it would come in a separate standalone dispenser. I feared it might have dried out from shelf life but it works fine for the time being. I have my arctic silver on reserve just in case.

Overall Review: With the money I saved from NOT going intel route, I upgraded to a better monitor and case! - AMD Phenom 9850 BE Retail - BIOSTAR TA790GX AMD 790GX HDMI Motherboard - OCZ Platinum 2x1GB 240-Pin DDR2 1066 Memory - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS SATA 500GB OEM - LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM SATA Model GGC-H20L Retail - Antec Three Hundred Case - Antec earthwatts EA380 380W PSU - Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speakers+Sub - SAMSUNG T240HD 24" HDMI HDTV Monitor

11/18/2008

Perfect for blueray!

BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: - I'm in Blueray HD heaven for so little money! - Fast shipping! - Product was most reviewed and I can see why so many others have bought it. Add me to the list of satisfied customers! - This cpu and mobo are FAST!. Its such a fantastic upgrade at so little cost! Worth every penny! - New rig screams and plays blueray movies smooth as butter! - Newegg combo savings can't be beat!

Cons: - POST Error 23 or 24 with my OCZ ram...but after reading online that this was normal, i changed my bios settings back to default and I booted fine, installed windows without a hitch.

Overall Review: Update all your drivers, keep your windows updates and service packs up to date, and you'll have no problems like me with a new rig like mine. I didn't bother installing the included OC software because I have no need. - AMD Phenom 9850 BE Retail - BIOSTAR TA790GX AMD 790GX HDMI Motherboard - OCZ Platinum 2x1GB 240-Pin DDR2 1066 Memory - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS SATA 500GB OEM - LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM SATA Model GGC-H20L Retail - Antec Three Hundred Case - Antec earthwatts EA380 380W PSU - Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speakers+Sub - SAMSUNG T240HD 24" HDMI HDTV Monitor

11/18/2008

No regrets

SAMSUNG ToC T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor  300 cd/m2 DC 10000:1 Built in DTV Tuner & Dolby Digital Surround Speakers
SAMSUNG ToC T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 10000:1 Built in DTV Tuner & Dolby Digital Surround Speakers

Pros: - Screen size is HUGE! - Monitor design is sleek, looks way better in person. - Local channels in HD look great! Blueray movies look FANTASTIC in 1080p! - Cheap newegg price! Fast shipping! - No dead pixels!

Cons: - none with product. Everything in my 'other thoughts' I expected from reading other newegg reviews. - Newegg simply slapped a shipping label on the retail box and sent it in. I thought it would be wrapped or covered in something. Product was shipped fast, but was sitting on my doorstep for everyone to see so ship it to a secure location!

Overall Review: - Built in speakers didn't impress...but All tv/montior speakers suck, so what did you expect? They work fine. - Some bleeching is visible as others have said, especially when the screen is all black. I like to have no wallpaper in windows and just a solid black desktop so I notice this issue. HOWEVER, you get used to it and after time, you don't notice it anymore. - I didn't pick up a single channel with this tuner, but neither can any other 4 TVs in my house. I went to the local electronics store (RS) and bought the cheapest generic hdtv antena I could find and it works perfect! - AMD Phenom 9850 BE Retail - BIOSTAR TA790GX AMD 790GX HDMI Motherboard - OCZ Platinum 2x1GB 240-Pin DDR2 1066 Memory - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS SATA 500GB OEM - LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM SATA Model GGC-H20L Retail - Antec Three Hundred Case - Antec earthwatts EA380 380W PSU - Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speakers+Sub - SAMSUNG T240HD 24" HDMI

11/18/2008