Joined on 04/30/06
Video Encoding Crunch Festival
Pros: Enormous threading power really improves encoding times. Unlocked for even more performance at higher clock frequencies.
Cons: Priced too high compared with 3930 performance. Heat increases rapidly at higher over-clocked frequencies, requiring liquid cooling.
Overall Review: If you spend time waiting for video, sound or hi-res photo processing to finish, then you are wasting time. Pay up and you won't have to wait as long. This processor cut my encoding times down 78 percent.
Problems All Around
Pros: Small ATX form-factor. Lower cost dual Xeon board.
Cons: This board never posted, never beeped, no video signal. Poor onboard diagnostics provided to troubleshoot the issue. Poor technical support. Poor documentation provided with board. The RMA process failed with Newegg claiming a bent CPU socket pin during installation, but both sockets were clean when I returned the board.
Superb quality and equally superb price/performance
Pros: - High quality components - Runs cool - Quiet fans with long-duration passive state - Low power in non-overclocking mode - Excellent performance in overclocking mode - Easy and effective monitor/control software
Cons: - NONE
Overall Review: - This GPU comes highly recommended
Excellent image, good color accuracy, elegant design.
Pros: Excellent image and connectivity options, good color accuracy, easy setup, elegant design.
Cons: Stand could be more adjustable and made stronger with a heavier base; a little top-heavy when moving.
Overall Review: I would recommend this 4k monitor, and I would buy it again. In fact, I did buy two for a 7680 x 2160 desktop.
Pros: Amazing 3D performance in multimedia applications and games. Astonishingly quiet operation even under heavy load. Tremendous rendering power across multiple display panels. Surprisingly low temperatures even under heavy load.
Cons: A very costly video card.
Overall Review: My system: Cooler Master Cosmos II Tower Enermax MaxRevo 1350W Power Supply MSI Big Bang-XPower II Intel LGA 2011 X79 Mainboard Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz LGA 2011 CPU 3-Way SLI EVGA GTX TITAN SuperClocked Signature Corsair Dominator GT 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1866Mhz (PC3 15000) 1.5v CAS 9-10-9-27 SDRAM RAID-0 Boot Set: Two Samsung 830 Series 512GB Solid State Drive Array (1TB) RAID-0 Data Set A: Two Western Digital RE4 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" 7200 RPM Disk Array (4TB) RAID-0 Data Set B: Two Western Digital RE4 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" 7200 RPM Disk Array (4TB) RAID-5 Archive Set: Four Western Digital Green 2TB 5400 RPM Drobo External Disk Array (6TB) Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 6-Heatpipe CPU Heatsink Two Pioneer BDR-207DBKS Blu-ray burners
Bait and switch fraud with very slow shipping
Xeon prcessor listed/sold as "new" was obviously heavily used hardware with a scratched package surface, thermal paste residue, not in original Intel packaging. Order placed on Dec-9 with very slow delivery taking place 20 days later on Dec-29. How can Newegg allow this to go on? I do not recommend this vendor. I will not order from them ever again. Dishonestly describes hardware as new when it is most certainly not. Given the situation, it was a little surprising to see the refund actually happen.