Date Joined: 10/29/09
Pros: What else can I say other than it's a cute pair of compressed air cans that come in a box. It's like walking on sunshine!
Pros: Love It! Inexpensive and easy to install.
Cons: Lot's up updating needed. Interface menu could be a little more straight forward. More of a programming issue than a hardware issue.
Pros: They good for the money. Great for someone who wants a quality speaker on the inexpensive.
Cons: It's not a high end speaker set but that's not why I bought it. Great value for the money.
Pros: I two of these for my wife so she could have dual monitors. They are very nice and work great.
Cons: Like everyone else comments the mounting is not available and stand that holds the monitors up does no move up or down. Very Minor.
Overall Review: Great for the price
Pros: It works no problems.
Cons: None so far
Pros: This chip works great! Cuts through all programs with no problems and does not flinch at BF3. Solid Build
Cons: There is only one con! The cooling fan. Here is why I docked an egg. The part of the cooling fan that touches the chip is round but the chip is square. So the stock fan does not touch all parts of the chip needing cooling. That makes the chip run hot.
Overall Review: Intel should drop the stock fan and drop the price or provide a fan that mechanically cools better.
Pros: Looks cool works great on the I5 keeps temperature of processor down to 43C VS. 63 with stock cooler when play BF3.
Cons: Installation was not as straight forward as I would have liked. It has a little hokey clip that is installed on the lever securing the fan to the motherboard mount. It wants to fall off during installation. It also comes with generic thermal compound.
Pros: Windows Index Rating 7.9!
Cons: Can't use it in the Bedroom!
Overall Review: So Sick! Top Shelf!
Pros: This was my first Build and this is what I found great about the board. I really like the Dr. Debug LED screen on the board. Helps trouble shoot problems. Love the manual power and reset button on board helps with trouble shooting and offers great control over the board. Everything on this board worked correctly right out of the box. BIOS are easy to set up! Not much room for error unless you really start messing around. Lots of expansion opportunities. Plenty of places for fans to plug into. I can see I will have this board for some time to come.
Cons: None of these items I thing are worthy of docking an egg. However as a beginner they left me scratching my head. I had a small problem with the the on board Ethernet card. The issue was resolved with an update from ASROCK website. Has some trouble figuring out witch SATA port is best to plug my SSD into. The instruction booklet is incosistant with the sticker labels on the ports. 0~5 markings do not exist on the board itself. With a little common sense and trouble shooting I was able to figure it out. (I think?) DR. Debug definitions of problems were vague and I had to look them up online.
Overall Review: Great board fun to work with and looks great! Can't wait to start playing BF 3!
Pros: Cool Look!
Cons: One stick showed up DOA. Used these on a new build. Mother Board showed an Error code in reference to Memory. I was able to post with one stick but not the other. Had to doc three eggs just for the annoyance of having to RMA.
Overall Review: I will update upon receiving new set.
Pros: Lots of space plenty of room for upgrades. Looks cool!
Cons: None so far!
Pros: Cheap. Has a sound card and plenty of room for expansion.
Cons: Unreliable. So far I have had two of them shipped. The first one crashed without warning showed several critical errors in the error log. The second one has now lasted just over two weeks and now the power supply gave out. I an email into ASUS to replace the power supply. It has been three days now with no response. Crashes every time windows updates.
Overall Review: ASUS customer service is horrible. This is the Third ASUS competer I have bought in my life and I don't think that I will ever buy another one again.
Pros: The hardware on this computer rocks! The price is great for what you get. The looks are nice and it feels good and sturdy. The video card is great! Not much for sound runs real quite.
Cons: Has lots of bloatware incompatibility problems. I had one shipped to me that would randomly restart without warning. That one was replaced and now the trail version of trend micro keeps saying there is a potential issue with random restarting because of the updates. Internet explorer is unstable at best and keeps shutting down because of unknown problems with no solutions. Some updates won't install and that was the same on both computers.
Case attracts fingerprints.
Overall Review: ASUS customer service is really bad. 30 min wait times each time I called. They would give me directions, hurry me off the phone and tell me to call back for the next step.