Date Joined: 04/25/01
Pros: - Great board
Cons: - paid for new, was sent used by NewEgg
- now I'm out shipping 2-ways for their misbehavior
Overall Review: - Asus Good
- Newegg Bad
Pros: Works great! Large memory capacity, low voltage requirement, Corsair quality. Great product!
Cons: Not cheap, although incredibly reasonable compared to just 6 months ago.
Overall Review: And why are you rating your Technical Knowledge at 4 eggs if you don't know how to set memory timings in your system's BIOS????
Pros: This kit was mated with an Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard and an Intel Sandy Bridge i7-2600 processor. The memory is able to run at full rated specifications with no issues or difficulty whatsoever. I love the low 1.5v power requirement, which is nice and easy on my components. There is no discernible disadvantage in this DDR3-1333 speed compared to my previous OCZ DDR3-1600 in any of the gaming or productivity applications I have used. The physical profile is standard, and the Sniper decals are fairly sharp looking. The price at the time of purchase was incredibly reasonable for 8GB. G.Skill has an impressive offering here.
Cons: None come to mind. It's memory. It works, and works well.
Overall Review: G.Skill's website lists this as compatible with Socket 1156 CPUs. Well, it works great with Socket 1155 CPUs as well.
Pros: Please, for the love of Jehosophat, everyone read this.
It's spelled Q-U-I-E-T everyone, please learn to spell it!!
Oh yeah, the drive works perfectly.
Cons: The con is that 1 million people have not been able to spell Q-U-I-E-T correctly when describing this and other drives.
Pros: Great processing power on a budget!
Cons: AMD is generally slower than Intel these days.
Overall Review: A mechanical pencil tip with the lead removed is very handy for bending CPU pins back into position.
Pros: Works without any issues. Stable, attractive.
Cons: Perhaps price in relation to other mainboards.
Overall Review: The onboard audio is the Realtek 888, NOT the Realtek 889A as NewEgg lists in the specifications. You need to upgrade to the GA-EX58-UD5 if you want 889A.
Pros: Reliable memory, and plenty of it.
Cons: NewEgg's fabulous free shipping via UPS always, and I mean always, took 1-day from TN to AL. Now the free shipping takes 7 days from TN to AL with DHL. What an enormous disappointment.
Pros: Great router, meets all wireless needs in a 2600 square foot single-level home without problem.
Cons: This type of product is prone to User Error. Do what I do - get help from someone knowledgeable if you can't get it working.
Overall Review: I hate it when a 802.11 b/g product performs lousy in 802.11n mode! Sometimes it makes me so mad I feel like posting a two-star rating!
Pros: This mainboard works very well as a Micro-ATX replacement in my son’s HP Pavillion computer. I was able to connect the case’s front panel connector block for power on, IDE activity light, and power light with no problem. Firewire, USB, and HD Audio connectors also fit with ease. The system is extremely stable and fast, and has reasonably good overclocking potential for those who are in to it.
Cons: Had to flash the BIOS to the latest version before my Intel Core 2 E8400 CPU was recognized properly. I initially installed Windows Vista 32-bit and could not get the board to wake-up from S3 even when enabling S3 wake-up events in the BIOS. Installing Windows XP Professional corrected this issue. As with 99% of all mainboards, the back plane I/O shield is cheap - I really like the color etched back planes that Gigabyte includes with some of their higher end mainboards.
Overall Review: I was somewhat apprehensive purchasing an MSI mainboard because of one bad experience in the past. However this board has performed flawlessly running Windows XP Professional and I am pleased with the purchase overall.
Pros: Excellent price for a 680i mainboard, build quality is top shelf. Excellent BIOS tweaking, works fine with nTune.
Cons: Very few. Be sure to install the optional fan on the nVidia SPP to ensure reliability. Also this mainboard does not support a 3-pin Power LED cable from the case, only a 2-pin.
Overall Review: Works great with E6700 CPU and 2x1GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1066 Memory. However, the BIOS memory voltage set to AUTO was at 1.85v so I had to manually set it to 2.2v.
Pros: Runs without issues in my Intel D975XBX (Original Bad Axe) Mainboard. Great performance and especially helpful in Windows Vista 64-bit.
Cons: Not really a con, but one could always hope for better latency in future memory.
Overall Review: To the poster below, regarding ReadyBoost, I had heard that ReadyBoost only supported up to a 4GB flash drive so you may want to verify that.
Pros: Blistering performance in games, multimedia, development, music recording and mixing - you name it. Dual Core, 4M cache, 65w power draw, I love it. Working great with Intel Bad Axe 975X mobo and Corsair DDR2-800.
Cons: Cons? Uhhh, it didn't come free with my kid's Happy Meal?
Overall Review: What a ridiculous review below by MCSE1900. Tech Level: High, yeah right. A P4 overclocked to 3.71 would yield about 122fps in Call of Duty 2 at 1024x768, right before it melted down and died. This CPU yields 183fps in Call of Duty 2 at 1024x768 without breaking a sweat. Isn't it sad when a good theory is murdered by reality and cold hard facts?
Pros: From Intel's website:
Only versions of the Intel® desktop board D975XBX with AA# D27094-304 or AA# D29532-303 or higher support Conroe processors.
So Conroe adopters should be on the lookout for either of these revisions.
Cons: Just the usual early adopter high-dollar entry pricing.
Overall Review: For all you overclockers, keep in mind that the expensive X6800 is the only Conroe CPU completely unlocked, both up and down. However I've heard rumors of overclocking to 4GHz with the 2.4GHz Conroe E6600, which is great news for enthusiasts!!!
Comments: I am an experienced system builder with over 500 computers built. PQI is a reputable memory builder, and this memory is designed to run at 400 MHz @2.6v with timings of 3-4-4-8. On the positive side, this memory has very effective heatsinks. On the negative side, this memory will not run at the specified rate and timings.
Comments: Folks, it just doesn't get any better than this! And an incredible price and shipping from NewEgg - I'm in heaven!
Comments: Great Scott! What a great mainboard. Super features and reliable - where has Albatron been all my life? The Envy 24-PT built in hardware sound chip is outrageous, definitely a great feature. That's the same VIA sound technology found the M-Audio Revolution 7.1 sound card that costs $100 separately!!! Thanks NewEgg, never go away!!
Comments: Not the fastest on the market, but very accurate and a good deal at this price! Best of all, it can correctly encode EFM, which is vital for backing up your copy protected game CDs. This is one of the few DVD Burners that can do it.
Comments: Great DVD Burner, especially for the money! It's quiet and reliable. Best of all, it is one of the few DVD Burners that can correctly encode EFM - vital if you need to backup your copy protected game CDs before they get scratched up! As always, NewEgg is the only place to buy!
Comments: This video card works perfectly on my system. I downloaded and installed the current ATI reference drivers from ATI's website just to be certain I had the latest drivers. The omission of any onboard fan makes this card perfectly silent, which is ideal for my Shuttle SS51G small form factor computer. Even relatively demanding games such as Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 run smoothly at 1024x768x32 and look beautiful. As usual, fast shipping from NewEgg.
Comments: This mainboard was entirely unstable when paired with two 512MB Kingston HyperX DDR400 memory modules. It would not run reliably even with one stick of memory at the slowest settings! Tried the exact same setup on the Asus P4C800 Deluxe mainboard and had no problems of any kind.
Comments: Unfortunately, 2 sticks of this memory could not reliably operate at the stated 2-2-2-6-1T at DDR400 settings. Even worse, neither could 1 stick. If memory doesn't overclock well, that's one thing. But if it won't hit the stated specifications, then that's a serious problem and a bad buy.
Comments: This is a great combo drive. Nice & Quiet. The drive I received does not look like the one in the picture, but it is the correct model.
Comments: I don't know anything about this scanner, but I do know that the guy who wrote the last review is a jackass.
Comments: <a href='http://www17.tomshardware.com/graphic/02q3/020718/index.html' target=_blank>http://www17.tomshardware.com/graphic/02q3/020718/index.html</a><br><br>This card is very awesome! But if you insist on the latest and greatest, wait just a couple of weeks for the Radeon 9700, which smokes nVidia's GF4-4600. Check out the link below.