Useless. No easy way to say it.12/11/2020 8:33:05 AM

Cons: None of the titles listed that I thought I might try were actually part of the promo when I got to the page. I downloaded Crysis, tried it for about 2 minutes, nothing noticeable beyond the original.

Overall Review: Absolutely a waste of time unless you're 12 and love PVP fighting games.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
DOA, no power adapter included8/2/2020 2:57:51 PM

Pros: None

Cons: Just opened this 2 days ago, 1st thing that stands out was no power adapter included. I ordered one from another vendor, got it this morning. Plugged this in, shows power led flashing on sound bar, so I connected to my Visio TV with digital optical cable, switched TV output and pushed power on remote...nothing. So hit power on power bar...nothing. Single blue LED still flashing. Plugged power supply into another outlet, same things. Tried to power cycle per manual, nothing. No changes to ANY of the LED lights. Tried to reset to factory specs per Visio online, nothing again. All these steps were done exactly as spec'd, even timed. This thing is nothing but a paperweight, and it would have been immediately obvious it the slightest effort or attempt was put into doing anything but cleaning it up and re-selling it. It's certainly too late to return. Frustrated? Some. Furious, yes.

Overall Review: Based on this, not only would I not recommend this, but Newegg in general, even after using them for decades. There's no excuse. It was simply ignorant and lazy. This would have been obvious within 60 seconds if it had actually been tested. It took me only 15 minutes on three different TV's and combinations of audio hookups. The second it wouldn't factory reset or power cycle would have tipped off ANY real tech. I am one for a living.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
It is what it's supposed to be12/31/2019 10:39:22 AM

Pros: Quick availability (within minutes). Full game code, all packs.

Cons: Nothing purchase related.

Overall Review: It's fine. For a console it's seamless. I have it on PC as well however, and it's no fair comparing. The PC version just blows this away graphically and with mod availability. Still worth the price for somebody who believes in consoles, however. But even a decent computer builder can put together a full PC that does everything and still makes this title shine for not much more than any console.

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It IS fast.5/13/2019 11:27:34 AM

Pros: Well worth the money. Doesn't feel cheap, and while it's not as fast as several other USB drives I have it's also 1/3 of the cost of at least 2 of those! I was seeing xfer rates of 180 to 210 MB/sec on my main machine (8700K, Sam. 970 Pro NVMe, 32 GB ram), and even marginally faster on my 6850K with an older NVMe, same ram. Best bang for the buck out there right now. For the price I'd urge you to get the 256GB drive!

Cons: None yet, time WILL tell (it always does!)

Overall Review: I'm not going to change a thing. After weeks of use now, no issues at all. Fast as a thief, small size, perfect! Adding the last egg to make it 5. 5-13-2019: Just bought another one, was going to return it because I couldn't get faster free shipping (ShopRunner site was down for a couple days) but I kept it anyway. These are still faster than most, nothing has changed! The original 2 are still performing flawlessly.

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DOA11/15/2018 6:47:16 AM

Pros: Aren't any .

Cons: New build, have 3 drives. Two SSD's, 1 large HDD for data, 1 M.2 Samsung Pro. This would not even let me format it. The computer recognized it and showed the right space available, but it would lock up at 94%. Tried 2 different programs to format but it just locked up on Partition Wizard, error on Partition Magic. Chkdsk wouldn't run on it and format in powershell as Admin wouldn't either. This is the first bad Mushkin drive I've ever gotten, and I'm a high end builder for a living. Really disappointed

Overall Review: I'd still recommend Mushkin, unless it happens again. It's likely something to do with the descriptors getting jacked up somehow, but I just don't know. Out of all the problems I've had over decades I just don't know with this one. Will now find out how Newegg handles returns for the first time, too. What a pain.

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Acceptable, nothing special but price/performance makes it a good deal.11/3/2018 10:54:23 PM

Pros: It has solid 1080 performance. It looks good on paper after having tested it for a couple days. Seriously, anything above a 970 is really for show though. I've been through 50-60 cards in my building career and this one is worth the money, maybe more. I have an EVGA 1070 Ti that I compared this with and saw similar results, again only in numbers on paper. I didn't compare it with a 1080 Ti or 2000 series because that won't tell you anything, other than that you don't really need either of those anyway. There's no visible difference on anything I ran it on (various bench tools, Fallout 4, FarCry 5, Shadow of The Tomb Rdr, Forza 7, etc.). However, I can run any of those on one of my 980 Ti's, too, but this is a really good buy for performance.

Cons: It runs hot. Hotter than any other 1080 I've run personally that's only air cooled. I water cool anything I decide to keep so this won't be an issue for me. It looks nice, but it's all show. The plastic shroud is thin, fan blades are thin (catch something hard in them and I'm guessing they'd break...I've done it with thicker blades than these myself. But again, water cooling will solve that, for me. I saw performance degradation start at lower temps on paper than I normally do with 1080's, while the voltages stayed flat. I'm not sure yet if that also correlated with the DDR5 getting close to full or simply the built in temp ceiling from the manufacturer. There is no backplate of any kind, even for decoration. Again, I'll keep and water cool this one...IF I hadn't done it dozens of times before and not noticed, 3 or 4 drops of water could have wrecked this card... I HAVE the t-shirt! If I'd known that up front, I would have figured that into the extra overall cost for a backplate and never would have bought this. But, I make my own customs, so again, not a big deal in my case.

Overall Review: For what I payed for this card it's a solid "buy". I'm NOT a PNY fan for various reasons, but almost anything they build that CAN get hot DOES get hot. Video cards, M.2 drives, etc. However, this thing IS a performer regardless, as long as you can live with 79+ degrees C under load, 41-43 C at idle, and 66 C at mild load. Or, bite the bullet and water cool it. I'll write a follow up after I've done that, probably within the next few days if this is close to the Founders Edition footprint...looks like it is.

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No- brainer setup!9/8/2018 8:26:01 PM

Pros: Small, portable and worked exactly as it's supposed to. I've always been willing to try reconditioned products, and almost always have good luck. No exception here. Looked brand new, new batteries, completely packaged as if it was right off the shelf. Nothing missing, manual not dog-eared or creased, not a speck of dust, no fingerprints, etc.

Cons: HDMI cord could be another foot longer. Nothing else that is hardware oriented was negative!

Overall Review: I'd recommend in a second. Do you really need more than the Express? MAYBE if you're running 4K, but I'm at 2K and the picture is like it's supposed to be. I was up on both my other computers and both other TV's, in addition to my Kindle Fire HD and had no streaming slow down at all. Much of that is due to my Netgear Nighthawk router, but this unit never slowed down regardless. Keep in mind, folks, that your router is at least 80% of the equation. It's only up to the box to translate the signal it receives, and this one didn't buffer even once. I just pulled out my Fire TV box and replaced it with this because Prime TV is pre-loaded into ROKU. This is a much smaller box than the Fire box and gets better reception than their Fire Stick, which I also have.

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Always a great product.11/25/2017 4:25:05 PM

Pros: It's G.Skill, so you get the quality you expect. It doesn't have LEDs that simply make it cost more... HOWEVER...I bought these to go with the same 2 sticks of G.SKILL LED RAM, and synced them with the round LED waterblock I was already using and saved $60 that way!

Cons: None. It's RAM that works like it should.

Overall Review: I'll always throw out G.SKILL Trident as my 1st choice after 30 years now of building systems...never gotten a bad stick, never had a failure or problem with compatibility. And I've literally used almost everything out there.

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For the colors!11/25/2017 4:18:20 PM

Pros: The LEDs are the selling point, the G.Skill quality is just what you'd expect.

Cons: The price point. $30 more for the exact same RAM I also bought without the LEDs.

Overall Review: I've always been a fan of G.Skill Trident and over the years I've used everything (except the obvious garbage sticks). I have never had a single issue with compatibility or failure. I've been building for over 30 years, seriously, and not even Corsair can I say that about. The speed of the RAM has such little to do with performance that I NEVER buy the fastest a given board will support. This RAM does look great on a board that supports it, especially with a waterblock that's also synced to the board!!!

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Manufacturer Response:
. Hi Kevin Thank you for your G.Skill purchase and review. Good to hear you like the vibrant LEDs and high quality modules. The Trident Z RGB is the best RAM on the market so you can expect nothing short of great. Paired with a G.Skill QVL certified motherboard and capable CPU, you can expect easy set up and maximum performance. DDR4-3200 can unleash the processing power of any CPU on the market, and 16GB will allow the operating system to remain nice and smooth under any memory intensive task. With the proper set up in BIOS, this RAM will work flawlessly. For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly. Thank you GSKILL SUPPORT Quality and customer service are our top priorities. To check or report a technical problem, please visit the Official G.Skill Technical Forum: http://www.gskill.us/forum Tech Support Email: ustech@gskillusa.com RMA Dept Email: rma@gskillusa.com
Best price for value in class so far on a reference card.8/9/2017 8:00:47 PM

Pros: Highest clock speeds of the similar group. I'm able to OC an EVGA FTW2 higher than I can comfortably OC this one, and I use water on all my builds (do it for a living). Temps on water are crazy low, 48-50 C. I ran on air to test it first (ALWAYS test AS SOON as you get it!), pushed it HARD and got it up to almost 70 C using Catzilla with a 4k monitor, high settings...this is still well under threshold. I've had no failures, noise, etc. of any kind except for the shutdowns I get OC'ing it.

Cons: It feels cheap, looks decent with air cooler (but again, I water cool everything so not an issue for me). Doesn't like to overclock much before it freezes up, is really touchy. The FTW2 in another build seems to have nothing but headroom to spare. I've never liked Gigabyte in the 30+ years I've been building systems... their customer service has NEVER had a good name and they've never shown any interest in making it better. Based on some other reviews that's still more normal than otherwise. But in all fairness I've had just as many defects (percentage-wise) from ASUS, MSI, and EVGA...that means they don't really make garbage, and I've only had 1 good experience with an RMA, EVER! (MSI kept me in the loop, but only on 1 out of 3 RMA's). Vote with your dollars, y'all. Hold the manufacturer accountable and keep records of everything. I won the only suit I've brought to date by default...they never even showed up or responded. I make really good money by being fair and keeping my promises even if it costs ME to make it right. I expect the same from anyone I buy from, and won't agree to a contract that specs a manufacturer on my personal blacklist.

Overall Review: I'd certainly recommend the card based on real world performance metrics. I normally use 1080's, but this is a beast of a 1070. FYI, it's still the fastest right out of the box, and nobody really "needs" a 1080 or Ti unless you're running multiple 4K's and VR. I tested this on air in my own system: i7 7820X, Asus ROG Strix X299-e, 32Gb 3200 Trident DDR4, 512 Sam. 960 Pro, yadda yadda yadda... cpu is close to the 7700K's 4.3 clock(which is what I sold this card with), 4.3 & 4.5 Ghz Turbo, just has 8 cores, so comparison is valid.

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Hard to beat for the price. Actually hard to beat anyway!4/28/2017 11:38:24 AM

Pros: This card is FAST...which is the reason to buy it, all the standard outputs. It also runs cooler compared to many other 1080's. High clock speeds right out of the box are obviously for real - I benchmarked it against the fastest Asus Strix. Price, price, and price/performance. Quiet card, even under stress, fans really cool it down.

Cons: It's long. I knew what I was getting when I ordered it, but all MSI had to do was shave the 1" off the end of the plastic top cover and it would be exactly the same as both the Asus and EVGA high end 1080's. It's boring looking/ugly. Even the led "Duke" on the side is plain. The rgb software for the logo plain doesn't measure up, or the led's MSI are using won't take the color chosen to heart. Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte ALL have better color representation and control. And the settings you finally settle for aren't applied at start up or saved. The driver/utility CD would NOT load at all. Not a problem for me personally, but a definite issue for a newbie.

Overall Review: Aesthetics aside, it's a beast that knows how to cool down. No one out there knows if there's a waterblock for it yet, including the manufacturer, Performance PC's, EKWB and Alphacool so far. ANYTHING would make it more attractive, say, a can of spray paint... and cutting off the end of the plastic top cover would help solve the length issues. Seriously, it's the height that usually gets me in trouble (like MSI's Gaming X and Z cards) in my builds, but this reminds me of a long FE card in that regard. MSI REALLY needs to work out the aeshetics, but doesn't need to do anything to put a performer on the shelf. If it weren't for their perforated back plate on the Gaming series cards I'd recommend them more to any of my clients...that back plate cost me a brand new 1080 Gaming X when I couldn't turn off the power fast enough! Performance : 5 stars Value: 5 stars Aesthetics: 1 (they suck, period) Recommend: 2.5 (nobody needs a 1080, but when you buy one it better look like a work of art worth saving for)!

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So simple to install you almost feel guilty...until you see how it runs!11/29/2016 10:09:54 PM

Pros: I agree with most of the other pros that Toshiba is back with this one, although I personally have never had a problem with any OCZ branded product I've bought. This thing IS fast! But the only reason I bought it was to compare with my Samsung SM951.. on a dual boot, same Win 10, same MoBo, same everything! Bottom line, there's no appreciable difference. I have a couple more items in startup on the Samsung drive than I do on the the OCZ drive but am within 5 - 8 seconds either way at any given boot. While the Toshiba hasn't rewritten the book they've become co-author of the fastest boot read/writes available right now on your desktop in my humble opinion...and over 20 years of building systems! They both handle heat well as one lays flat to the Asus Rampage V Extreme this build is mounted on (I like the vertical mount on the Deluxe/3.1 better, not so much heat) and the other is sandwiched on it's PCIE card between 2 of the fastest of 3 different GTX 1080 Strix cards Asus makes, on SLI (pretty hostile enviornment as well)! If you want specs there are at least a dozen comparisons online...I only care about what's noticeable, and THIS is noticeable...well beyond what any 2.5" SSD can give you. And yet even it will be taken for granted within a day of putting it in...until you have to to boot off a regular old SSD or, gasp, an actual platter hard drive :-) !

Cons: I don't think you improve this one out of the box. The answer is going to lie in longevity. For right now it's hard for me to foresee anything faster based on hardware/memory bus limitations...and I'm not sure about whether you can actually shave off any more NM's to lower than 16 yet without ending up with just dust. Yeah, Toshiba's back and they're for real.

Overall Review: Other thoughts: I think Samsung is nearing a knuckling under period up ahead. They've been in the crosshairs and responded to the competition remarkably well, but I just bought an external 5Tb Samsung HDD that appears to have been made by Seagate. I'd have expected WD or LaCie or Buffalo, but not lowly Seagate. When someone as down as Toshiba was "gets their geek on" and challenges who knows what could happen?! It can only be good for the consumer either way. Eventually it all all comes down to Quality Control.

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The bumpy path of progress8/2/2016 10:40:05 AM

Pros: The LGA1151 socket is now the bread and butter of Intel's line up, and the 6700K shows it off the best...it's pretty fast, runs fairly cool and is easy to overclock (not that you need to). As a "daily driver" the 6600K/6700K models are good for anything thrown at them. As you go higher up the line (6800K/6900K or 5000 series (i.e. 5820K, 5930K etc.)) you start losing overall utility and end up trying to figure out why you spent that much money. DDR4 is a better memory choice than DDR3 and that ends up making this CPU worth the money.

Cons: Cons: I build high end customs, but that's another story...the 6700K has nothing on the i7 4790K. Yes, it's slimmer and does more things more efficiently at a time, but...it's clock speed is the same, turbo clock is a little slower, it runs hotter and has a lower tolerance for that heat. It's the 1st CPU (AMD's included) I've ever run air to and had shut down running benchmarks, most notably in Catzilla at 2K with a GTX 1080 doing most of the work. Everything I build to sell is liquid cooled for a reason!

Overall Review: I'd recommend this CPU because it IS the gateway to the next round in the LGA2011 v.3 battles. I personally sit in front of 3 computers daily, one is a 6700K, another is a 5930K and my all-time favorite is STILL my 4790K as it soundly beats up on the other 2 in single-core and all-core performance, performance per dollar and simple utility even running on DDR3. Having said that, the 6700K would be my next alternative with good performance and with DDR4 having it's back. And it certainly beats having to try and choose a Xeon built for each individual application it's good at!

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Only Apple users need apply!4/9/2013 1:00:15 PM

Pros: Super bass, clean mid and treble, great volume. However...

Cons: I don't and will never use Apple products, they can build their "specific product inherent" empire without me. So, these earbuds DO NOT WORK when the plug is fully inserted into ANY non-Apple device. Not my computers, not my Sansa mp3 player, not my Ceative Zen, not in my Blackberry, not in my friend's LG phone...UNLESS you pull the plugin jack out a little and hold it there, and then they're wonderful! Powerful, dynamically balanced, beautiful sound. And any site you look on for these shows suggested addons of all different brands of mp3 players. I knew the mic wouldn't work, but I couldn't imagine that sound would be ANY kind of issue. I was misled by "suggested" or "also bought with" products on multiple sites, and will be requesting an RMA shortly. Apple's still making sure only their stuff fits their stuff. These work fine on my brothers iPad but not on my Nexus 10.

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