Date Joined: 08/31/07
Pros: I wrote a review earlier on a 2nd NEC and this is my 3rd 24" NEC monitor and again no dead pixel. Great cheap gaming panel. I will reiterate that this is NOT a monitor to do color sensitive work such as professional photography or video editing. This monitor is good for everything else. You can't buy a professional caliber IPS monitor for $300 bucks and NEC does makes the P series for that. I have 2 LED backlit and one fluorescent. I'm going to have to buy a 3rd led since the colors are so m c nicer.
Cons: They aren't free
Overall Review: Gaming with NVidia surround on 3 NEC 24" monitor is immersive and intense
Pros: Good price for a GOOD 24" 1920 x 1200 TN panel. This is NOT a Professional IPS true color monitor. I use this for gaming 90% of the time and we watch DVD and Blu Rays 5% and I do normal stuff the other 5%. DVD/BR video is excellent with a monitor menu tweak. I need 1920 x 1200 for gaming because my first NEC is 1920 x 1200 and the only other panel that I considered was the $am$ung which make great panels but I've had a few dead pixels with the 2 $am$ungs that I've owned and with the 2 NEC 24" monitors that I've had I have had NO DEAD PIXELS. SOLD! This is the 2nd monitor of a 3 monitor Nvidia Surround View setup. I'm buying a 3rd NEC 24" 1920 x 1200 as soon as my credit card drops a littlle. THREE SCREEN GAMING...w00T!
Cons: The color on this monitor will NOT match an older flourescent back lit monitor very well. I wish all monitors were $1.00...with free shipping.
Overall Review: Q6600 @ 3.0, 8 Gig OCZ SLi RAM, 1,000 watt OCZ Gold Series PSU, 2-GTX 580 (in and out of SLi), Win 7, Win 8 Cust Preview, Ubuntu 12.04 triple boot, 2,260,000 pts. folding@home.
Pros: I got it a day earlier than expected. Plugged it into the slot where one of my old 88900GTS G92s went and kept the other 8800 for PhysX. Fraps showed 28 to 45 FPS in Crysis at 8x and Crysis Wahead at 16x in some of the GPU sucking scenes like inside the frozen sphere. The Just Cause 2 benchmark was maxed out completely at 32x and I got 43 FPS. I used 1900 X 1200 native resolution for the gaming benchmarks. No louder than the 8800 but a different pitch. Temps are 38 to 42 idle and 48 to 53 blasting the heck out of stuff with fan set at 75%. 3DMARKVantage went from 13,468 to 22,860 with PhysX on (which is a no-no is benchmark world). I used EVGA Precision to OC it in 2 steps to 800/1600/2000 so there is no reason to buy the Super clocked version in my humble opinion. Absolutely amazing improvement on an old system. Remember this is a DX10 board and PCIe 1.0.
Cons: None. I haven't upgraded the board and CPU to Sandybridge.
Overall Review: Thermaltake 850 W PSU, Q6600 OC'd 3.0 GHz, EVGA 680i board, 8Gig DDR2 at 956 MHz, 300 G Velociraptor, Antec 900 with 4 120mm fans and the 200 mm on top. 2-20 inch and 1-24 inch monitor, Dual boot Win7 64 and Ubuntu. I Love Newegg! The coupon for the 2 games is through steam which is great.
Pros: This is a very nice netty for $200. Nice screen. Win7 starter is nice for a single core, hyperthreaded low wattage CPU. Task manager shows 2 virtual cores (sweet!). I dual boot with Ubuntu 10.10 which uses way less resources. I bought it for a trip to Hawai'i and was excellent for movies and music on the plane and basic PC uses. I loaded Open Office and that works perfectly. A little bloatware was preinstalled and I removed about 3 out of 5 programs. Excellent battery life of about 6 to 8 hours. Keyboard is 92% full.
Cons: Audio from the earphone jack was VERY low with all settings maxed. I downloaded the latest RealTek audio driver and it's way better. Integrated mics are so-so. Speakers are weak. I gave it 4 eggs because this is my first netty and an inexpensive one at that.
Overall Review: Someone mentioned trying to put a 64bit OS on this netbook....Why? It's a 32 bit CPU. Low wattage, high battery life, no video or audio card means long battery life for a basic PC in a very small package. DO NOT upgrade to Win 7 regular versions. It will slow this little netty down to a crawl. If you want more performance go to Ubuntu which uses about 1/3 of the RAM and CPU of Win 7.
Pros: I have now had this case for several years and believe it is the best case for the money; period! Keeps everything very cool. I added a side fan for the two 8800 gts G92s in SLi running 3 side-by side monitors. The airflow is amazing. I can play all new games on 1900X1200 but the old cards struggle with high AA and AF. But even OC'd to 750/1810/1010 the cards only see 72C folding and 68C playing Bad Co. 2. I have the Noctua U12 on an OC'd Q6600 (3.1 Ghz) which has not been north of 50c since the last time I ran Prime95 testing the OC settings. All small fans are on medium and the top heli-rotor stays on medium also. If you want to go for a money-is-no-object case this is NOT what you want. A lot of companies will gladly take your 2 to $300 for a little bit better case.
Cons: DUST! The 900 is a large vacuum cleaner. You will need to dust this case out several times a year. Don't bother with air cans unless you have a refillable. I use a compressor in my garage tweaked to about 15 psi with a push button blower head. The inside could use a coat of paint. I've seen some nice mods where people painted the inside blue. It's not toolless. It's a tad loud with the video card fans set at 75% but I like it. What do you expect when a total of 7 fans are spooling. Not really issues to take an egg away.
Overall Review: I'm upgrading the whole rig in the fall or late summer and I am keeping this computer as a folding farm. I am definitely going to buy another 900 or 902 (filters) to house an Intel 930, 2 GTX 480 and one Physx card (probably one of my 8800's), 12 Gigs ram and the 760 classified. Two 900's flanking my gaming desk while sitting under three 30" 2500X1600 monitors will be sweet.
Pros: Laptop replacement for my wife. i7 throttles from .93 ghz to 1.73 Ghz. Nvidia 240 is sweet. Plays Crysis on high at native resolution which is less than average resolution. My wife does not game. Had a video on Hulu, a DVD from my collection, several monitoring apps, iTunes and other things open and was using about 30% of the CPU. Sweet!
Cons: Massive Bloatware. I wiped the hardrive and started with a fresh OEM Win7 pro. Crysis increased temps to 85c GPU and 74c CPU so I would not recommend marathon Crysis sessions. Function key is the left most bottom key. Weird but not worth an egg.
Overall Review: I should have waited a month to buy this for the extra $100 off. No biggie though. Use the extra $100 to buy a Win7 pro OEM disk and you will be happy. Old lappy is going to My 9 year old with a fresh Ubuntu install. Seriously, check out other laptops with i7, GT240m and 4 gig ram. They can be as much as $1,200 to $1,400.
Pros: It has pretty lights. Update to Brave Sir Robin previous review
Cons: Red LED on the front panel started blinking. The user guide says this is critical so I checked to see if all of my data was still there; all okay. So I decided to update the firmware. Went smooth until I went to rebuild the RAID 5 Arrray. Failed to build 6 or 7 times. Contacted Western Digital via email and they told me , get this, "they do not support RAID 5"
Overall Review: Hey, Western Digital, have people who actually work for your company answer the email.
Pros: Tool-less design. Small footprint. Plug and play. Actually good looking. Quiet. 15 to 18 Mb per second using LAN cable. Changing a HD takes about 30 seconds. Nice design.
Cons: Vista 64 users get the Memeo software online, do not use the cd enclosed.
Overall Review: WD Sharespace software is ok. I'm going to pursue other backup software. Vista64 has some backup options.
Pros: I installed it in a Vista Premium 32 gaming system without the Aver software and used Media center. Vista installed the drivers upon boot. MCE scanned for stations and viola! Using cheap rabbit ears I am getting 6 OTA stations and about 60 analog. Media Center pulled a guide from the Internet for Pittsburgh Pa. Picture is great and sound is great. The local PBS station broadcasts in 1080 and is beautiful. I am going to try to find QAM now.
Cons: The audio was cutting out after a few minutes to an hour. I updated/reinstalled the drivers but to no avail. I raised the PCIe latency value in BIOS from 32 to 64 and have been watching HD channels for several hours with no problems. Not really a con because it was probably a mobo issue.
Overall Review: EVGA 680 AR SLI board, Q6600 OC'd to 2.9, Arctic Freezer 7, 4x1 Gig Corsair @ 850 Mhz, 2x8600GTS in SLI OC'd to 790/1710/1200, SBlaster 2, 3x150 WD Raptors in raid 5, 2x200 Seagates in raid 1, Antec 900, NEC 24" LCD, BFG 680 watt PSU :( Almost everything purchased at Newegg :D
Pros: Of course its a TN panel. Cheap, big and fast response time. If you think you're going to get a 24" VA or IPS panel for under $500, do more research. Gamers will love this HUGE monitor. Newegg shipped to my house in under 3 days. I plugged and started playing Crysis, Bioshock. No adjustments necessary. No backlight bleeding, no dead pixels, excellent viewing angle for a TN panel. DVDs look beautiful in Vista MCE. My AverTV combo card picture is perfect. If you're gamer buy this monitor before they run out. I've always heard NEC made nice monitors but never owned one. NEC has a new loyal customer.
Cons: Base is a little flimsy but that didn't concern me because I am using a good wall mount behind my PC desk. Now I'll have to buy 2 8800 Ultras to play Crysis in very high at 1920X1200.
Overall Review: Q6600 OC'd to 2.9. EVGA 680i. 2X8600 GTS in SLi OC'd to 790/1130. 4X1 Gig Corsair DHX4 @ 800. 3X150 Gig WD Raptors in RAID 5. 2X200 Gig Seagates in RAID 1. Antec 900. Vista Premium 32.
Pros: Just use dscaler. This is a cheap way to turn any PC into a small TV. The PC is my TV when Mom and daughter are watching Dancing with whatever...Use Dscaler. Period. I have had this boring card for 4 years. I just used Dscaler because of another review and the picture is 2x as good as before but still boring. This is to be used for the extra TV.
Cons: ATI software is problematic.
Overall Review: C2Quad Q6600 2.4 OC'd to 2.9
Arctic Cooler 7 (old school not pro)
EVGA 122 NF68 TR
4X1 Gig Corsair XMS2
Twin 8600 GTS in SLi
Twin WD Raptors in RAID Striped
2 Boring Storage Drives 2X200 Gig
I'm a Gamer not a Benchmarker
Pros: Where do I start? The case is not loud in a mechanical sense. The fans are quiet but create a whoosh of air. I have 5 fans total, a120mm & a 200mm on high, and the noise is imperceptable while playing Bioshock. It is aesthetically beautiful. I didn't think that I would like the blue diodes but I do. (I'm over 30) My Q6600 @2.9 runs 32C idle 48C Prime95 even with generic thermal grease. I just ordered Arctic Silver 5. Buy an extra Antec 120mm fan for the GPUs. The front fans cool my twin Raided Raptors very well. They are actually slightly warm to touch instead of smoking' hot. Just buy it you will love it.
Cons: The PSU cable to the CPU was very tight. No top mounted carrying handle.
Overall Review: EVGA nf68 tr mobo
Q6600 oc'd to 2.9
twin 8600GTS in SLi
Arctic Cooler 7
2 WD 150Gig Raptors in RAID
2 Maxtor 200Gig storage drives
Pros: Posted first attempt with C2Quad 6600, SATA WD Raptor, 1 stick (1 Gig 800 RAM), 8600 gts, and an NEC CD-RW. Pushed my luck and added 2 more SATA storage hard drives, the second 8600 gts, 2 more gigs RAM and got the FF (fully Functional) on the on-board LED. Great board. Updated the bios to P30. Absolutely supports and overclocks the C2Quad 6600.
Cons: None...Oh wait; This mobo will not increase in value like stocks.
Overall Review: Newegg is the best. Arrived early and perfect.