Joined on 03/21/05
Pros: Extremely fast, great signal coverage and penetration at my home.
Cons: Price, but isn't that always a con for quality products?
Overall Review: I had an issue where I thought the router was dead. The power supply light was blinking and the router wouldn't power up. I ordered a replacement power supply from (unnamed auction site) to no avail. I finally called tech support, they had me hold in the reset button for like 2 minutes. It worked, the router booted right back up and has been working perfectly since.
Seriously PC Power and Cooling?
Pros: Powered on initially, purchased when it was on sale for $109.99 and have a $20 rebate.
Cons: $109.99 is pretty expensive for a paperweight. I hooked everything up in my Antec 900 case, in which all the fans are set on high, was surfing the web for about 5 minutes, then POP, my pc died. I unhooked everything but the mobo, and still no go, put my old Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W item # N82E16817182030 that I've have since February of 2007 back in, and voila, back up and running. Why did my BRAND NEW PC Power & Cooling psu pop and die?
Overall Review: I'll give Newegg and PC Power & Cooling a chance to correct this, but I'm rather angry that it died in under 10 minutes running. I know if my 550 can run it, it's not pulling too much juice for a 950. Antec 900 case E5300 2.6 GHz dual core cpu ZALMAN CNPS9700 cpu cooler Gigabyte GA-G41M-Combo mobo XFX 8800 Ultra video card 4 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 Asus DVD-RW, Lite-ON CD-RW 750 GB SATA HDD 300 GB IDE HDD
Loud with original fans.
Pros: Cools very well, cores on my i7-5930K at stock speed stay between 24-28C when not gaming or benchmarking.
Cons: The fans for this are loud, very loud. I swapped out the fans for a couple Noctua NF-A14 FLX 140mm fans. That made all the difference in the world. It runs whisper quiet now, and cools magnificently. Updated to 5 eggs.
Beautiful monitor, but pick differently (VESA) if you want an easy triple monitor mount setup
Pros: Bright, bright, bright. Had to adjust the settings to my liking (less bright). sharp, crisp, magnificent picture. No visible dead pixels, no lines, no red boxes. Now have 3 for 5760X1080 gaming, still need to upgrade video card(s), but I can play all but the newest titles across all 3 screens. Great for multitasking, 3 makes for a great surround environment for flight sims. I love the look and response of these monitors. The only way ASUS could improve them, is by adding VESA mount.
Cons: The only con this monitor has, is that it's NOT VESA mount. The only way to set up 3 of these is using 3 VESA Mount Adapter for Asus Monitors - by HumanCentric, and the EZM Deluxe Triple Monitor Mount. This adds $200 to the cost after buying 3 monitors, the stand is HEAVY, and the monitor mounts are not nearly as stable as I would like. If I had it all to do over again, I may have gotten VESA mount monitors just for the triple stand options available.
Pros: This is my first SSD. I should have gone with the 1TB. This thing is wicked fast compared to my old HDDs. I expected that, but still, WOW. Everything is faster with an SSD, I'll never go back to HDDs except for storage.
Cons: Price ($399), but I knew going in because this was brand new at the time, it's now $269.
Absolute beast of a processor
Pros: No way I've found yet to slow this beast down. It's the centerpiece of my new (09/2014) system. No problems at all, the only thing that's ever utilized all the cores is a benchmark. Nothing else even comes close to making this break a sweat. I have no need to overclock at this point, perhaps after I upgrade a few more parts.
Cons: Price, but I knew that going in. You get what you pay for.
Overall Review: 6 cores, 12 threads at 3.5 GHz, fastest machine I've ever owned. I see no reason to go for the i7-5960X over this unless you actually use programs that utilize all cores. This CPU is actually major overkill for gaming, but I wanted one that can do anything.