Date Joined: 03/17/06
Cons: the fact that neweggs review form doesn't work.
Overall Review: fix your website, its getting old when things don't work all the time.
Pros: Fan that works
Cons: not free
Overall Review: It works, dont know why people expect 25 cfm to blow tons of air, but I got it for a temp solution to a video card fan while I wait on a new fan from the company.
Pros: I forgot to mention, they sent me a top ram adapter plus the little USB one, it was all in a little plastic case, minus the USB one obviously.
Overall Review: N/A
Cons: Fan started ticking/squeeking a few hours after running and now doesnt do anything but humm and not spin under full load.
Overall Review: Now I have to either spend 90 dollars to ship a computer from my friends house, or try to have him undo an hours worth of work over the phone, and reinstall, reroute wires. What happend with corsair? I have the same PSU running for 1.5 years, and a 750w one running for over 2 years with no issues.
Just get a full modular PSU so you can just take out the box and not have to redo wires. I should of just spent the extra money to buy one to start with.
Pros: They work, fit, and look nice. Sound is really good for what I paid for them too. On the cord, it is long enough I sit by my PC to use them, i've never understood people who whine about cords on mice/headsets, what are they trying to do, go on a jog around the block while talking on vent? Take them off. The vollume controller that everyone is complaining about holds the wire that goes to the headset decently taught, this means I dont get annoyed by having a wire lightly touching my arm, or randomly touching it while playing games/working.
Cons: none yet. However people with mic being too low problems, go into audio device manager, click on the headset icon, click levels tab, and set it from 15% to 100%. My mic was defaulted to around 15% on windows 7 64.
Overall Review: They look pretty nice, And are what appears to be the same build style as a pair of headphones i've had for 8+ years now that get used probably 10+ hours a day ( I work at home and with my PC) The mic actually goes in front of my mouth, I dont feel like I have to scream off to the side to talk into it. The speakers fit nicely, If they did not cancel noise I wouldnt know I had them on. The "noise" that everyone hears while nothing is playing is called silence... I got these to either last 3 months, or become a backup set because I needed a USB headset for work. However I will use them for gaming as well, and come back in 6 months to review again, if they last that long. If they last 6 months, I will most likely buy another set as a backup set. I suspect they may last longer than 6 months. Seriously about cords on electronics, I want to know what people are trying to do with them that cords are too short.
Pros: I've had one of these for about 2 years, its still sharp.
Overall Review: I'm always affraid i'm going to break it because its not steel :) Dont even think it's actually a risk, I'm just an idiot. Also It is extremely sharp, talking like, be carefull with it sharp, I accidently shaved off my fingernail once.
Pros: works, plays games on high with 60 fps with sync on. It has huge copper heat pipes, this makes me want to buy sapphire cards.
Cons: 10 fps more than at 6870 that I could of gotten for half the price. Meaning I could of gotten a slightly larger PSU and had 2 6870s, or 2040 stream processors.
Overall Review: I'd go for the next one up. Used with a decent build, so its not hardware issues. I was expecting more from it. But its not really the GPUs fault, MoP kills FPS with its long view distances in zones. Setting the distance to high fixes the FPS issues , but for the price, I expected to not have to do that. I think i'd of been better off with 2 6870s. My 6870 gets 50 fps on ultra in WoW and 60 on high, basically the same FPS for 2x the price. I was going to buy 2 of these for my PC, now I think i'll wait a few months and get 2 6870s for mine. My friend is happy he's not getting 18 FPS in WoW now. It runs at about 17 degrees with WoW/Hitman running. If any card runs hot, try not having a $30 case.
Pros: faster than a phenom II x6 1090T. I used this one in a friends PC, and I use the above CPU. This one I notice its faster.
Overall Review: Used it in a semi budget WoW PC. I'd of used the 8 core if I'd had the extra money in the budget.
500g 10k rpm drive
8 gigs G skill
The new MoP zones kill FPS with the view distances.
55-59 fps on ultra 60 fps with sync on in high settings
Pros: It works, looks cool with a black theme PC and white fan blades. I built an FX 6 core for a person, used this because the stock heatsink was fugly, It runs CPU at 17-26, jumps to 30 some times with WoW running.
Oh and it works with AM3+ the description doesnt say that, but it does, i'm using it right now to write this review.
Cons: wasnt free
Overall Review: I would probably not buy this if I was OC'ing ,but the PC its in will sit at factory settings for 5+ years with GPU upgrades, so it really doesnt matter, it was baught more for looks/slight increase in cooling. Not for putting CPU at 5 ghz.
Pros: Nice case, pretty, well built, roomy, black interior. I used a non modular PSU and was able to hide all the wires behind the pannel, looks really nice. Has a spot for a 140 fan in the bottom, with a filter. Has fan controllers, and, with a $20 heatsink/fan it runs at 17-25 degrees while WoW was running, and windows was downloading 94 updates. That means good air flow.
Cons: Well built, but mine had cracked plastic on the bottom where you cant see it, so 5 eggs still. the cable placement has to get creative as well, the CPU plug does not fit through the hole at the top, it has to go over the CPU to plug it in, wire was just long enough, where if i'd of been able to just route it through the hole, it would of had plenty of length.
Overall Review: I think Fedex broke the case, its where it would break if you dropped it. This case is probably more than "ok" but I use cooler master cases, for almost 3x the price, i'm kind of spoiled when it comes to features on a case. a way to improve it for me would be just make the case a little taller for better cable routing. Oh this case looks BA too, I would honestly buy it again, with a modular PSU , they tend to cost more, and have super long cables, meaning no CPU plug issues. But everyone isnt going to spend the money on modular, so the case should still be taller.
Pros: I've used this board in 2 or 3 builds. Never had a problem with them not working. The board still works, witch is why i'm giving it 5 eggs still. The layout is very nice looking with a black interior case, black video card/memory. I used a cheapo after market CPU cooler on it just to have something slightly better because this will never be changed from factory settings. If you're only using 2 memory sticks, then this board has you put them in slot 1/3 ,it leaves the spot right next to the socket empty, meaning room for a big heatsink.
Cons: This one had a bent pin in it, that I then broke off trying to unbend it. Still doing 5 eggs though, the pin was in a USB 3.0 plug for the front of the case,and I dont use them, and my friend doesnt either. fixing it with a 3.0 to 2.0 cable for a few dollars. I've literally never had a bent pin on a MB before, I guess its possible, but whatever, I dont feel like doing hours of paperwork to get an RMA. Other cons, the look of this board is making me want to spend 3 grand I dont need to spend to redo my PC.
Overall Review: I built a PC using this board, and a overall black theme for a person, the computer as a whole looks pretty awesome, making me want to buy the version of these boards that I use (UD7) and rebuild my computer. I used a $20 heatsink on the CPU with a white fan, and everything in the case is black, then a white fan:) I would also say dont let my bent pin scare you off, i've built tons of PC's and this was the first bent pin i've ever had, I only use Gigabyte MBs I tend to use the brand overall except for computer cases. I have a LOT of their hardware thats been in use for years.
Pros: I got it cheap. I spent about 5 minutes to unlock the 3rd and 4th core. Thats the reason I got the more expensive MB so i'm very happy with it. I went to the CPU unlocker, enabled it and then restarted, and the PC info showed it as a Phenom x4 b55, and I was like oh no she didnt!!!!
Cons: None, a quad core for the price of a dual core? I mean hello... Also the sticky stuff in my gameing computer came undone, and my LED light stick just fell, probably caused by the awesomeness of the computer I just built and unlocked to a quad core. Thanks AMD... :(
Overall Review: I would buy this again for sure, just get the right MB with it to get 4 cores running. I wonder if there are cores to unlock on my x6 in this computer? Not that I care, I play WoW and the one I just built could do that.. But whatever.
Pros: Nice case. I fit a 6770 Gigabyte card into it with a lot of extra room. It would appear to fit my 6870s as well. I'm not really a fan of windows. But the person I built it for is happy. Oh, and the inside is black as well. I liked that. It actually makes the case look more finished when the blue lights are on inside.
Cons: None for the case.
I wanted blue fans in my HAF full tower case :( Though I have AMD inside so I guess red is ok.
Overall Review: I'm probably going to end up painting it bubble gum pink inside and out. For 50 dollars this case is very high quality. I looked at another 50 dollar case at a retail store. This was sitting next to it on the shelf and the other brands case I felt like I could bump into and it would fly apart. This one felt solid.
Pros: Gigabyte board. Second one I've gotten from them in the last year. My other one is a 890A. I mostly got it because mine works, and I like the layout and color scheme of their boards. Every one i've gotten from them has worked over the years.
Cons: The case I put it in.
Overall Review: Put the CPU and memory in before you put the board in. Then you wont have the "support" issues. I also had to take the memory out for a second while building, so I pressed my finger on the side of the board and didnt have any bending issues.
Pros: Brand. They always work for me. Gave me just enough power to run a 6780 and AMD x2 that i'm going to try to unlock to 4 cores.
Cons: None for me.
Overall Review: I wish it was modular. I have the 750W modular one. This one however was perfect for the new PC I just built. Also the brand name hasnt failed me yet. They just work.
Pros: Price. Nice heat spreaders. It works I thought about taking the memory in my computer and tradeing it for the new one I just built. But I have red case fans, so the red heat spreaders on mine work better.
Cons: I didnt see this when I got my G Skill memory with the red heat spreaders.
Overall Review: I might still get 8 gigs for my computer.
Pros: It's blue to match the fan that came with the case. The LEDs also look really nice when lit up.
Cons: none really.
Overall Review: I was going to buy a regular fan for the back of the case, but this one was a dollar more, and moved the same amount of air.
Pros: It's a 10k rpm drive.
Cons: I had to pay for it.
Overall Review: People who complain of it being "loud" must have supersonic hearing?
Pros: Went into a fresh build, I would get this card again, in fact i'm going to when I order a second one for dual setup.
Cons: Ok, I know this is being picky, but would it kill them to set up the cards with the cooler on top so the picture can be seen, not the fugly circut board?? I'm sure it's a cooling reason, but still. at least slap a sticker on there.
Overall Review: I got this because I got a Gigabyte MB as well.
Pros: It works when I press buttons down.
Cons: Tiny feeling keyboard, i'll probably give this one to my mother and order another.
Overall Review: I cant take eggs off for me not being used to a keyboard. It works great, and types quietly. Overall it's a good keyboard.
Pros: It works
Cons: I have small womenly hands, and it's going to take some getting used to.
Overall Review: Pie.
Pros: It's AMD. It's way overkill for playing WoW, but I dont care.
Cons: Price dopped $30 about 12 hours after I got it on a "sale" that was ending "soon"
Overall Review: Who cares, I still love AMD long time. Perhaps i'll buy another game so I have an excuse for having this CPU.
Pros: Fun to play, been on since it was released. Raids are fun if you're into it. PvP is cool if you have T6 and you can laugh at all the rogues trying to kill you and failing at life. PvP seems more fun on a healer than any other class, but thats just me, I played a tank, and a DPS , healing is more of a challenge, I actually fail sometimes.
Cons: Noobs, Bad players who think they're good. Bad tanks who try and blame the T6 healer for their lack of tanking skill. hmm Watching bad tanks and just not careing enough to teach them how to tank better(is that a con for me, or the tanks?)
Overall Review: They fixed the "hai gaiz if youz showzorz ups then you con get free gearzorz!!" with the arena, I still dont do areana seriusly, it just doesnt intrest me, but it is fun. Nerf locks imo :0 but not really, they help me get #1 healing in every BG with their dots of doom. Overall this game is really fun, but stop /crying about the $15.. its not runescape people, it's going to cost more, just like your pc that runs it, cost more than one to run runescape.
Pros: Well i've had this for 2 years now in a few days, and It still works great, I've used it to play WoW with and it's never let me down yet, unlike a few lazer ones i've had that worked for all of 5 months. This was a great deal for what it cost, I didnt expect it to last so long.
Overall Review: Well the silver paint has worn off so its just blue now, but thats ok it makes it look better. The front LED blinks sometimes, but what more did I want for 7 bucks, overall this was a great deal, but now I want more buttons so i'll be looking for another one. If you need a mouse i'd get this one, I play WoW about 20 hours a week with it and it hasnt stoped yet.
Pros: It's blue! Works really well, and is cheap. I really like blue!!
Overall Review: If it breaks, It's cheap to get another. Also had this mouse on my old pc.. the mouse stays on when I turn it off, on the new one I just got the mouse shuts off when the pc is off. It's blue!!!!