Joined on 11/18/04
Nice and clean install
Pros: The heatsinks really give a protected feeling for the memory chips. My ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 motherboard defaulted it to 1333 as mentioned by others, BIOS changed to 1600 without issue. Ran Memtest86 overnight without any errors. Got it on sale, and still room for more!
Cons: I guess I never considered that the color could be a possible con...
Too loud for HTPC
Pros: Installed easily and recognized by Vista Ultimate. Runs on SATA rather than IDE. Good price. HP Brand (but that seems to mean less than it used to.)
Cons: Very loud during reads and writes - louder than a prior HP unit and a Samsung I installed before. I wanted to use this in a Home Theater PC but this is waaaayyyy too loud for that.
Overall Review: I guess I could use it for an office machine, but I certainly won't be using it in my HTPC.
This computer is dead, it has passed on, it is no longer, it has ceased be, it is pining for the fjords
Pros: Heavy enough to be a paperweight and hold papers on my desk in high winds
Cons: Dead on arrival. Blue screen of death. Cannot get it to boot. "Error code: xc0000185, you'll need to use recovery tools - contact your PC administrator." Well, I contacted myself and I say this is a non-functioning unit because of a manufacturer's error.
Overall Review: I have bought from Newegg for 15 years. This is the first time I have bought something that was not in good working order. I don't really blame Adorama Camera since this is a sealed ASUS box, but we'll need a whole lot of sucking up here to make this right. Edit: I contacted Adorama and they replied within 48 hours with an RMA. They would not exchange, only option was for complete refund. I liked this computer's features, so I chose the ASUS warranty route. ASUS issued an RMA within 24 hours, I had to pay for shipping, and received a functioning unit three weeks later. The manufacturer's response in another review of "All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testing and inspections, this is a random problem" is not truthful, and their suggested fixes are cut-and-paste nonsense. Multiple reviewers note the same problem - this is a manufacturer's defect. At least they fixed it under warranty. Will increase review from 1 to 3 stars, as I do like the machine, -2 for hassles.
Smoothest install of anything I've ever done on my computer
Pros: Needed to upgrade my current 64Gb SSD. Wanted to do a clean install of Windows 10 after years of Microsoft debris from Windows 7 undates clogging the system. Open the case, unplug the old SSD, plug in the Samsung 850, insert the Windows10 disc - entire installation including W10 updates was 34 minutes.
Overall Review: Let me give the final other review after some time to be sure there isn't a early failure.
Just another 5 egg.
Pros: No dead pixels, great resolution, easy setup, widescreen. No need to re-invent the wheel - most others have said it - another 5 egg review.
Cons: The included DVI cable wasn't long enough so I had to buy a longer one. Not their fault, is it?
Overall Review: I gave my daughter my old monitor when her monitor fried - a six year old HP FX70 15" LCD that cost me $700 when I bought it. I get a new one for $200. Aren't technology price drops wonderful?