Date Joined: 04/17/11
Pros: EK form, function, and quality is top notch on their water blocks.
Cons: I have no cons with this product.
Overall Review: Newegg finally has EK parts! Now I don't have to pay the outrageous shipping charges the other online retailers charge.
Pros: -Great sound; I'm hearing things that I've never heard before in bf4 and they have improved my K/D.
-Great, clear mic
Overall Review: Look at the impedance of the headphones before you buy them.....it's 150Ohm. Most built-in audio cards can drive headphones in the range of 50Ohms. These need to be paired with a sound card or a high-end on board audio with an amplifier that can drive their impedance. I'm using a SoundBlaster Z. Don't pay attention to the reviewers who say these are "tinny" sounding; these sound amazing when they are driven with enough power. I can't turn the volume of these up past 10/100 before they start to hurt my ears because they are so loud.
Pros: -Move a good amount of air
Cons: I ordered 3 of these fans to mount on a radiator. I also ordered 1 of the Phanteks PH-F120MP fans to serve as a comparison. I have a lot of radiators, and therefore a lot of radiator fans. I figured I would equip my case with the fans that performed the best. 100% of the fans I tested (2) of this model had play in the bearings. When I powered the fans on, I noticed they were noticeably louder that the PH-F120MP fan, which had no play in the bearing. It was louder despite the fact that it was spinning at a lower RPM (1500 vs 1800). I RMA'd these fans and bought all PH-F120MP's instead.
Overall Review: I wouldn't recommend this fan unless they fix the bearings.
Pros: -Aesthetically, this monitor is gorgeous. The design is understated, and expensive-looking - there isn't any in your face "GAMING x1Z FatA|ity" branding or crazy colors that clash with my build.
-Viewing angles are a non issue - this monitor looks the same from any angle that I'd ever look at it from.
-No QC defects whatsoever
-Picture quality and colors are outstanding - they compete with IPS. I did need to reduce the gamma and tweak the color a bit though. Now the color is great!
-144hz, GSYNC and 1ms response time.
Cons: I have no cons with this monitor.
Overall Review: I've owned a Korean QNIX IPS monitor overclocked to 97hz for the last two years. Before buying this Dell, I purchased the Acer XB270 HU bprz from Newegg. The Acer monitor had massive QC issues with back light bleed, and it was more expensive. If I were to rate them, it would be: Dell > Qnix >> Acer. I will not accept panel defects on a $110 monitor, let alone a $500 one. Like I said earlier, the picture quality on this monitor rivals IPS. Don't think you need to settle for back-light bleed to enjoy 1440p 144hz gaming.
Pros: I felt like I was getting a good deal on this monitor
Cons: Bad backlight bleed in top left corner. This defect is ridiculously easy to spot on any dark background, which doesn't inspire much confidence in the "refurbished" claim. <br>The bezel and base of my monitor were scratched.<br>The colors on my Korean Qnix IPS monitor look better
Overall Review: I, too, took a flier on this monitor, like many others. For the price and specs, I figured it was worth the gamble. I have Newegg Premier, so the risks were slim. I was disappointed with the quality of the monitor I received. Not only for the the panel defects, but also, the cosmetic ones. As I said in the cons, these defects are easy to spot. Refurbished, in my mind, implies the item should perform, and look as if the item were new. This was not my experience. I RMA'd this monitor, and requested a refund. I bought a Dell S2716DG and couldn't be happier.
Pros: I'm very satisfied with this card. Mine is overclocked to 1496 core, 3758 memory, +30mV, 125% power limit. I have 74% ASIC.
Overall Review: My card is watercooled - temps are 52 C at load.
I RMA'd the first card I had because of crashes to desktop while using Chrome. This has since been fixed with a driver update.
Pros: -Quiet - the published specs make this one of the quietest, if not the quietest 1200W PSU's on the market. Even at full load, I cannot hear the fan running over my other components.
- Platinum efficiency.
- Cost. For the features and wattage, this PSU was a good value at $200.
- Supple, flexible cables which were easy to route.
- 10 year warranty
Overall Review: I bought this when I upgraded to SLI EVGA 780Ti classifieds. I had an 850W unit that was sufficient until I overclocked the cards. Pushing the cards to 1.3V would trigger surge warnings and PC shutdowns during benchmarking applications. I decided that since I only buy a new PSU every five years or so, I would buy a high quality, high efficiency unit. I'm very satisfied with this PSU from EVGA.
Pros: Classy, clean looks, good cable management, lots of radiator mounting positions, good build quality.
Cons: -Poor airflow. Leaving the front panel on increases my coolant temperature 10 degrees C. The brushed aluminum panel looks great, but it is very restrictive.
-5.25" drive bays are riveted in. I would like them to be removable.
-Case sides are secured with thumb screws. My previous 750D had latches.
Overall Review: Honestly, I buy Corsair cases because I like their looks. I think for my next case I will shop around for one that looks good, but is a top performer also. If this case had a better vented front panel, it would be an all-star in my opinion,
Pros: Limited my MSI 780 ti to 62 degrees C while at full load with corsair H55 and two Noctua fans in push/pull configuration. Temps were 76 degrees C with the air cooler.
Cons: Core and memory clocks were not able to be increased beyond the levels offered by the stock air cooler, despite the 14 degree reduction in max. temperature. I believe this is due to inadequate VRM cooling, although I never measured them.
Overall Review: After trying this, I purchased Swiftech's H-240X expandable AIO cooler, and a Koolance waterblock for my card. With the chip and the VRM being cooled, I gained +50 MHz on the core, and +125 MHz on the memory of the GPU, while max temp under load was reduced to 52 degrees C. All of this without adjusting the voltage on the card. This is a much better solution in my opinion.
Pros: - Lowest priced 780Ti at the time I purchased
- Performance comparable to GTX titan
- My card worked perfectly from the moment I plugged it in
- Vastly improved performance relative to my previous card
- I like Nvidia's software - it's useful
- Smaller than the card it replaced (MIS Lightning 7970)
- Comparably low power consumption
Cons: I wish graphics cards, in general, were cheaper. It is expensive to replace these every two years.
Overall Review: I've had quite a few MSI products before, and the quality and reliability of their products has been top notch.
I've had 4 AMD cards in a row before this one, but I choose Nvidia 780Ti because it is better than the current generation AMD cards. Also, my 7970 had an issue with the HDMI audio skipping when plugged into my HDTV that I could never figure out - the only thing that fixed it was to unhook the audio cable from my tv, and plug it into the optical port on my computer; it was pretty annoying doing that over the course of two years. I assumed the problem was driver related. This card eliminated that problem.
Pros: This processor is running in my small form factor school rig, and it works great. AMD either can't, or chooses not to compete with Intel when it comes to processors.
This processor is a good blend of price and performance.
Overall Review: i can't say anything about the integrated graphics because I run a dedicated card.
Pros: It does everything a SSD should do, and is still working perfectly for me after two years.
Pros: I haven't bothered with overclocking this memory because that's not my thing, but I have never had a bad stick of G.Skill memory in the 4 times I've purchased them; these were no exception.
Overall Review: watch for the sales and buy them!
Pros: The battery lasts long, and shaves okay when my hair isn't too long. I have very sparse hair and can go ~4-5 days without shaving before looking too gross. If I shave regularly, this can get the majority of my hair.
The shaver also doesn't irritate my skin.
Cons: It really struggles on long hair, and highly curved surfaces of my face- especially concave up surfaces like my neck, and below my jawline. There are some areas that this shaver simply cannot shave on my face no matter how long I spend.
Overall Review: This is my first electric razor, so I don't have a wealth of knowledge to draw on, but knowing what I know now after owning this razor for almost a year, I wouldn't buy it, if I could do it over again.
Pros: Painless setup. Just connect the devices and your set. There is no software to install.
The speeds are better than my wireless connection.
It was cheaper to buy these than replace my failing wireless repeater.
Cons: We have a touch lamp plugged in on the same wall that this device is plugged into. The device affects the intensity of the lamp in that it will cycle from off to full brightness and everywhere in between when data is being sent/received. Perhaps the device is changing the capacitance. Anyways, I just unplugged the lamp. Not worth taking an egg off in my opinion.
Overall Review: Get one, the price is good, and it's nice not to have to rely on wireless.
Pros: It's named Diablo. It was fun until Inferno.
Cons: Ridiculous Inferno difficulty, not just hard, but impossible. They want to compel you to buy items for real money. You will never find anything that will help you in inferno, yet you see uber gear on AH. I don't know where it comes from, but I'm suspicious that Blizzard is populating the AH. Playing the game at higher difficulties just becomes a chore. There is no skill involved in this game, it's soley about the gear. Blizzard gets 15% of every transaction, whether it's gold or real money. Why would they want 15% of all gold transactions unless they were re-selling it for real money? There is so much gold flooding the AH that even so-so items cost tens of millions. I've played the game for about 90 hours and I have only farmed 3 million gold, and the majority of that was dumped into repairs. Ya, you get penalized gold for dying, nearly 50K a death in inferno, and die you will!
Pros: Installed very easily. I haven't had it long enough to know how reliable it is, but I haven't had an issue yet. Newegg's service was fantastic! this drive went on shell shocker the day after I bought it. Newegg gave me the shellshocker price without the slightest hassle.
Overall Review: USPS shipping was slow. The drive sat a USPS location 20mi away from my house for 3 days.
Pros: Cheap, the look good.
Cons: I bought two of these. One of the stools broke on the 2nd day. The threaded insert pulled through the leg. Also, one of the dowel pins on the leg was only half a pin. You get what you pay for I guess.
Pros: It was cheap.
Cons: I can't get more than two bars with this adapter. My ipad and two laptops get full bars in the same room. Look elswhere for a wireless adapter.
Pros: I really liked this case. I routed all my cables behind the motherboard support, it looks very clean. The connections are labeled and it comes with three quiet case fans.
Cons: The case fan on the front has blue LED's. I know some may like this but I often use my computer to watch Blu-ray movies. The light is an annoyance in the dark. Not a big deal though, I'd buy this case again.
Pros: Cheap, bought in a combo from Newegg and it all worked great together. Lots of featurs for the price. Some have said the documentation was poor but I didn't have any issues getting everything connected. This was my first build and the documentation was adequate.
Cons: Not really a con but I don't like the LED's above the processor. They can be turned off through the included MSI utility though.
Pros: Great price from Newegg. Good card.
Cons: First one came DOA, RMA'd it and got the replacement in ~week and a half. I guess the refrence model has been discontinued so you can't unlock these cards to 6970 bios.
Pros: Runs much cooler than AMD, excellent price, easy to overclock.
Cons: Stock cooler won't cut it for even mild overclocks.
Pros: Good price, good performance. All burn in tests passed.