Date Joined: 11/19/10
Pros: Small - low profile
Intel Beast Networking performance as all ways
no drivers in the box, used intel site (not really a con)
Overall Review: Ordered this for a client that had a lighting strike kill his router and the 10/100 port on a old hp SFF PC, this pop right in once installed the low profile bracket and downloaded lastets drivers from intel on a usb stick from my laptop since his windows vista had no drivers to use for it. Client is happy says his net is faster then before witch make me happy. Intel NIC wins every time.
and works better then expected for being well...... Cheap
Cons: (if your looking for over 300mb/s then....) Slow LAN Speed
(if your want to be down the street or four floors away...) bad distance.
Overall Review: Down to it, it's $10 and work better then i was expecting i needed to turn my Mother's desktop wireless and i needed it done cheap. the desktop is about 50ft away and three rooms over (about 4 walls) and she can browse the net and watch Netflix just fine on her 1.5Mb/s connection. the best network xfers i got was aobut 5Mb/s according to windows. i get about 65Mb/s on my laptop on the same network and a desktop that is plugged into the router. In conclusion this thing is cheap and work just fine if you want extreme distance and network speed look else were. if you just need it to work this is perfect for cheap
Pros: Hard Case
dual usb connection for when a wall socket is not near by
fits every 2.5" drive i have thrown at it securely with tool-less design.
Cons: dual usb ports can be a con for some.
Overall Review: as said in pros and cons this uses two usb plugs one for power and one for data i find it great for when i am actually mobile and can use the drive when i am no were near a power outlet. This can be a con since it takes up two usb ports and on most laptops you don't have that many but i just got a usb to ac adapter and keep it in my laptop bag and power usb port is red making it easy to tell the two apart. I have actually gotten six of these for myself and Clients who upgrade there laptop drive and this a great thing to use for the old drive so they even have more storage space.
Pros: It was free
Cons: None really
Overall Review: What can i say it was free with my Gtx770, not a bad game either
Pros: As it says is's the original AC adapter
Can't find on HP website (or least i couldn't)
Overall Review: Ordered this for a client's HP G71-449wm laptop, other was fried from a power surge from thunderstorm, matched the model number, input power, output amps, volts etc. I was able to help the client witch makes me happy and there happy and have learned there lesson to use a surge protector.
Runs any game i throw at it
Reference GTX680 PCB
Cons: none that i can see
Overall Review: Bought two of these for SLI for a new build, wasn't a 100% sure and took a gamble and ordered two xspc GTX680 water blocks and they fit on there perfect. On air these cards did run right up 80c but still gave a boost clock of 1136Mhz, under water they never make it to 45c (32c ambient) and boost to 1148Mhz. All benchmarks are single card on air cooling @ 1080p.
Valley Benchmark(extreme preset)-
Score: 1961, 47 avg. fps
Heaven Benchmark(extreme preset)-
Score: 962, 38.3 avg fps
Tomb Raider Benchmark(max settings)- 61.2 avg fps
Metro 2033(max settings)- 50.4 avg fps
3D Mark Vantage GPU score: 35604
Sk hynk 256GB SSD x2 (raid 0)
I was concerned going with Zotac I normally buy MSI and Asus but seems more and more cards are going non-reference PCB making it harder and harder for water cooling. If your going to be pushing high resolutions 2560 x 1600 or muti-screens(like me) then i would highly suggest a high Vram card like this one, and if u need a reference pcb then look no further.
Cons: i have 4 copies
Overall Review: got it free with a purchase of two zotac gtx 770 4gb cards.
in fact each card came with a copy then i got additional copy with each card resulting in 4 copies, i tried trading, selling, and just giving it away. no one wants them.
Pros: Wasn't DoA
got a clients laptop back on it's feet
seemed fast for a 5400 rpm drive
Cons: none for what it is
Overall Review: Not much to say, it's a 5400 rpm disk drive. Ordered it upon clients request to replace a burnt 250gb WD laptop drive after his soon used it on a bed for 4 hours surprised the CPU didn't cook. Talked with Client one week and then one month later happy to report no problems with the laptop, and still haven't heard of any after 3 months.
Pros: Nice adapter when needed
Cons: Software only works if using the adapter with it
Software only works half the time and when it did still not good results
See other thoughts
Overall Review: Not really a big con because it's kinda common knowledge that a USB port can't power a mechanical drive, but still adapter only works with SSD drives even if i provide power to a mechanical drive, the software is a cut down version of Apricorn full suite (which i have and works well) is spotty at best it was a 50/50 toss up if it worked even when it did the new drive would work slowly and poorly and or crash. Waste of time best to do a clean fresh install on a new drive. Overall Don't buy this just do a fresh install on your new ssd trust me best way of doing it.
Pros: One USB Cable no external power needed
Quieter then expecting
no need for driver with Win vista and up
Cons: seems a little flimsy
Overall Review: Got this for a Co Worker who had a shoe box filled with old school floppy disk and no PC that could use them, Only takes the USB Cable to power and to use the drive there windows vista OS recognized it with no extra driver needed and displayed it as a floppy drive in "My Computer" as thow it was a internal drive that had been there all along, was quieter then what i remember floppy drives being still made some noise though, asked co worker couple weeks later how it was and they reported it worked like a charm and there 100+ floppies were now on a flash drive. Overall good product even though the plastic and cord seems thin, but worked right away with no headache and got the job done.
Pros: 32GB/~28GB formatted FAT32
Cons: kinda of big
Overall Review: got this for a co worker who's Hard disk was getting full, order this drive, stopped at there home after work opened it, formatted it, and put it to work transfer speed was around 20 MB/s which is lot faster then the last few PNY flash drives I bought they were happy i was happy and lot cheaper then buying 32GB at the local Best Buy.
it is on the fat side kinda pushed the USB cable over when i plugged it in next to it but no biggie just something to keep in mind, overall good buy.
Pros: Was free with Asrock motherboard
1600 speed* see other thoughts
it's memory and it works
Cons: The heat spreader was very very thin plastic thought i was going to break it off pushing it into the slot even stopped several times to check if the stick was going in the right way, the PCB seemed thin too would have measured it if i had my caliper at home.
Overall Review: Got the Ram free with a asrock motherboard purchase the ram *booted as 1333 speed when first installed X.M.P fixed that easily in the bios. Using on Z68 Core i5 build with no problems except the ram seeming cheap and flimsy
Pros: Fit into PS3 fat and slim (don't know about super slim) also Asus laptop with no issues
PS3 & Laptop starts up faster
7200 RPM, 8Gb SSD built in cache memory
Sata 3 a.k.a Sata 6.0GB/s
Cons: Seems to run a little warmer then my WD 500gb 2.5 drive, not really a issue for me thow.
Overall Review: Made start up faster by about 5-10 sec on my laptop after several restarts once installed programs launch at about same speed as before. PS3 doesn't even show the PlayStation log boot up screen, press power on the system and my wallpaper comes up 1 sec later and my XMB icons are on screen, game loading times are the same maybe 1-2 sec less
Pros: Worked, Plugged into a usb port with windows 7 and was recognized as a floppy disc drive in Windows. Not much to say all ready ran 150+ disc in it pulling the data off to burn to CD, was quieter (still made plenty of noise) then the floppy drive in my old dell i use to have or at least seem that way.
Cons: Kinda of cheap feeling but can't dock a egg because it does the job. No Bacon
Overall Review: Fast Shipping as all ways another testament to newegg
If you need a floppy but not on a daily basis can be easily unplugged and stored or if needed to be mobile.
Pros: This is a awesome sounding headset the audio quality is among the best that i have heard in this price range.
Lots of connectors and accessories for whatever your hooking it up to.
Feels well built. (at first)
Comfortable (at least to me) the swivel ear pieces and adjustable headband makes it seem it would work for just about anybody's head.
Mic is detachable
Cons: Little on the heavy side (doesn't bug me and kinda expected for this kinda of headset)
Price (only reason i say this is cus of what happen, read other thoughts)
"not for PC use" which you can still use on PC
Tritton (madcatz) Tech support is poor
Mic is detachable
Overall Review: When this headset was new it's very good the sound is one of the best in class imo. It feels very sold with a good wight to it. I used the headset on PS3 and PC. I found it easy to set up on PS3 and somewhat of a challenge on PC, note i suggest you have a 5.1 surround sound card or have it built onto the Motherboard, even if you motherboard supports Dolby Digital most games movies etc will play in Pro Logic 2.
THE MAIN PROBLEM
I believe i took very good care of this headset after paying so much money for it. Still after about ~3 months of daily use the mic slowly stopped working. I could write three pages about there tech support in short it took me 2 months to get a new mic. Two months later i was having mic problems again but this time it's the connector in the headset has come lose. Overall the whole headset has become very lose at all the joints and connectors and the ear pieces rattle with bass playing. just disappointing that after $150 i am back to my $20 Logitech headse
Does what it needs to do
Cons: not flashy or pro (i guess, it does have a heat spreader)
Overall Review: I bought this for my Sister's computer i built myself when her 4yr old walmart special cooked. Going to be Honest i picked this because of the price (had to make a really cheap PC) but i have stress tested it several times and even slightly overclocked this memory to 1600 turned it over to my sister who has had it for over a year with aprx. 6 hours of use a day (World of Warcraft is all she plays on it) every week when i see her i all ways ask if there is any PC problems and all ways get the same answer, it runs like a rocket.
End statement if you don't want to read all that:
GOOD CHEAP RAM for everyday computing and light to somewhat moderate gaming.