Date Joined: 11/09/06
Pros: Got this for my xbox one to use an external drive (WD Black 2TB) since the internal xbox hard drive is slow and non upgrade-able. So far it has yet to disappoint. The temp readout on the front is really nice. Haven't seen temps higher than 23 degrees Celsius. The fan is quiet and seems to do the job. I know a lot of reviews on here criticize the quality control but the unit I received hasn't had any issues so far.
Cons: They mounted the fan the wrong way. Like another member pointed out, the fan is supposed to suck air in and discharge out the back of the enclosure. I checked this before installing my drive and found it to be installed wrong. Easy fix though. Just undo the screws and flip the fan around.
Overall Review: Rosewill makes good products for the price. I haven't had any issues with them and will continue to buy their products
Pros: ACX Cooler, 384 bit bus width, overclocked out of the box, comes with swag (hate that word, haha). Got 2 of these running in SLI on an Ivy bridge computer (3770 overclocked to 4.2 ghz and Asus Motherboard). There isn't a game I can't max out in 1080p resolution, which if I recall, Crysis 3 is still the most graphics intensive game to date. Was able to get a X10000 score in 3DMark11 with the gpu overclocked at 75mhz and the memory at 150 mhz with the voltage at +13mV.
Cons: Doesn't come with a backplate, Less memory than my GTX 680 FTW which had 4 GB.
Overall Review: Even thoough this card has less memory than some of the top tier cards from the 600 series, the 384 bit bus width makes up for it. You can see clearly if you run GPU-Z the difference in memory bandwidth. You really only need crazy amounts of VRAM if you are running a multiple monitor setup. I only have one so the 3GB GDDR5 is more than enough.
Pros: Solid Build quality, can run all of the games out right now. (medal of honor warfighter 60-70 fps and Far Cry 3 50-60 fps at 1080p on maxed out settings). Easy to overclock (running at +100 mhz on the gpu clock and 200 mhz on the memory clock). Great for ripping blu-rays with dvdfab. stickers and poster included are sweet.
Cons: none except for a I can't afford to get another one to run in SLI right now.
Overall Review: I had originally set out to go with a radeon 7970 ghz edition, but after some compatibility issues with a few different 7970's, i decided to try out this card. It has exceeded all of my expectations and with the right setup I'll bet it could out-perform the 7970. Nvidia just released a new set of drivers so make sure to download them from their site rather than installing the ones included on the cd. This card is also great for video encoding. I can encode blu rays at 85-90 fps where as my 7970 would only encode at 24 fps.
Pros: None that I can think of...
Cons: First card worked for 3 weeks then died. System would boot up but no video output. RMA'd the card and had to wait 2 weeks to get another one. Installed the 2nd one and guess what, no video output, totally DOA. I also tested an amd 7570 and a GTX 660 and both worked perfectly fine with my PC, so its definitely an issue with the gigabyte card.
Overall Review: For 450 bucks, you should at least get a graphics card that works out of the box. I will never buy another gigabyte product.
Pros: Lots of Cooling, Lots of Space for hard drives and optical drives. Easy to set up if you have built a computer before. Side Cable management.
Cons: Didn't come exactly as described. Says you can install 7 fans but the case I received you can only have 5 (2 in front, 2 on top, and one in the back) The Side panel they gave me has a see through plastic window instead of the panel with a grille for 2 more fans like in the pictures. This really isn't a con for me because I don't need to have 7 fans. I am currently running the 4 provided and plan to install another one in the top space just for aesthetic purposes. I like the window on the side because you can see all of the computer components. Otherwise this is a great case for the money. I have never had a problem with a rosewill product.
Pros: Modular, Quiet, top notch packaging, plenty of cables. 80 plus gold rated and active power factor correction to deliver clean DC power to your rig. Installed in a dell XPS 8500 so I could run a higher end GPU. No issues thus far. Currently powering a H77 motherboard, intel i7 3770, 2 7200 rpm hard drives, an optical drive and a gigabyte radeon 7970 ghz.
Cons: Cables can get a little cluttered in a mid tower case, even though they are modular.
Overall Review: Not sure on the reliability of the psu, as others have complained of it dying soon after the install. Like I said before I haven't had any problems. I am very impressed with this power supply.
Pros: Easy to install, Looks cool. Nice heatsinks for overclocking
Cons: Doesn't run at rated speed in manufactured PC's. I installed a quad of this (4x4Gb) in my Dell XPS 8500 thinking it would be an upgrade from the stock ram, but it wasn't. Instead of running at the rated speed of 1600Mhz, it ran at 1333. If I had built my own PC, I would have been able to set the correct speed in the BIOS. Since I have a manufactured PC, I cannot change the timing of the ram to run at the speed that the ram is supposedly rated at. My computer actually ran slower than with the stock ram, even though I upgraded from 8Gb to 16Gb and the CAS of the Corsair Ram was lower than stock (9 vs 11). I wish that Ram manufacturers would be more honest and let their customers know what the ram speed will be without any overclocking.
Overall Review: Trial and error, unfortunately that's how it is sometimes. I RMA'd this Ram, and got Kingston HyperX PnP. It runs at its rated speed without overclocking.
Pros: Easy to install, fast, runs at rated speed. I installed 4 of these modules 4x4Gb in my Dell XPS 8500 and I definitely noticed a boost in performance. Stock it had 2x4Gb for a total of 8Gb of ram. The stock ram had a fairly slow latency (11 CAS) The kingston ram has a CAS of 9 and runs at the same voltage as stock (1.5V) My Ram score on WEI went from a 7.7 to a 7.9 after the upgrade. My computer is much more vital and snappier than when it was stock. Kingston is a quality product, and I will definitely be using them for future upgrades
Cons: Slightly more expensive than other ram, but you get what you pay for.
Overall Review: If you're looking for quality ram from a quality manufacturer, look no further.
Pros: Graphics are the best i've seen in a racing game, the physics are pretty realistic too. I like how EA combined elements of a sim racer with an arcade racer. This combination creates a very fun and enjoyable racing game that doesn't get too repetitive and boring over time.
Cons: Graphics output only supports 720p. I don't know what EA was thinking when they decided not to allow the game to upscale to 1080i/p, which basically every other game for ps3 can do. Given that most HDTV's support 720p outputs though, its not that big of a deal. However, if you have an older TV that only supports 1080i for instance, you will not be able to play this game in HD.
Also, I don't care for the drifting events in this game. It reminds me of that terrible fast and the furious movie.
Pros: Amazing picture quality, the contrast ratio on this monitor puts most others to shame. The colors are vibrant, and the blacks are close to that of a CRT monitor. Now, it did take me a day or two to get all of the picture settings where I wanted them, but it was well worth the effort.
I have my desktop pc and my ps3 hooked up to this monitor and both look amazing. The 2ms response time definitely helps in the gaming department. The 1360x768 resolution is also very good for the 19" screen size.
Cons: The buttons on the monitor are touch sensitive and kind of annoying to use. I would have preferred physical buttons but this is only a minor inconvenience.
Pros: Best graphics i've seen in a console game. Campaign is fun and addictive.
Cons: No co-op or splitscreen multiplayer
Pros: Graphics, Campaign, Unparalleled Online experience, Spec Ops coop mode. PSN online is just as good as xbox live.
Cons: Only one person per system can play online at a time. Wish you could have a guest like on gears of war or halo.
Pros: Best system for the money. blu-ray, free online gaming, integrated wi-fi, smaller form factor, quiet operation, HDMI and optical outputs for surround sound, good controller with long battery life, ability to upgrade hard drive without voiding warranty.
Cons: doesn't come with any games or extra controllers. Only includes composite a/v cables.
Pros: Killer TV for a killer price, Saw this on newegg and couldn't pass it up.
Picture quality is excellent, probably on par with Sony, Samsung, and other high end name brands.
Don't bother spending the extra cash to get the 1080p version, I have a 40" 1080p toshiba and the picture comparison between the two is indistinguishable, proving that 1080p is just another marketing scheme
TV has plenty of inputs, HDTV tuner, variable speaker out (goes great with my logitech computer speakers).
I run my xbox 360 through vga at 1360x768, which is the tv's native resolution, at it looks astounding. I also have my HTPC hooked up via hdmi to watch 1080p mkv's, schwing!
On a side note, this tv can accept up to 1080p resolution through hdmi, although the image is scaled to 720p so this is just a convenience.
Overall this is a great tv
Cons: The TV tuner is a little slow and I dont really understand how it maps the digital channels from my cable company. An onscreen guide would be nice as well. I guess I'll have to wait till February to see if this improves. I dont really watch a lot of TV anyways so its not a big deal
Pros: First of all, the Hi Def picture through the xbox 360 is simply amazing. I have mine hooked up via the MS vga cable and the image is so smooth, clear and vibrant. It is definately a step up from component. I am also impressed with the amount of options available in the menu for tweaking the picture. I don't have anything with a digital output so I can't comment on that but the component and vga inputs do a great job for hi def. I also have a vcr hooked up to use as a tuner for sdtv and it looks alright, nothing special. I don't watch a lot of tv so its no big deal. Also, the size seems to fit my dorm room perfectly.
Cons: Lack of inputs. Would've liked to have at least one more component input. Also, when running the xbox 360 through the vga cable at 1360x768, i noticed some tearing. I've read up on this issue and it seems to be the 360's fault for not enabling v sync on certain games, nothing to do with this tv. This problem is solved by changing the resolution to 1280x720. I couldn't really tell a difference between the two resolutions so i'm happy with its performance.
Overall Review: Overall good tv for the price. After a little tweaking, you can get a really awesome hi def picture.