Date Joined: 03/07/06
Pros: Upgraded from my old HD 5770 to a retail-exclusive version (it was on sale - same price as here with no rebate + 4 free games). Absolutely excellent card. No lag, no crashes, no driver issues, no heat issues. My only advice is to make sure you have room for this card - it *barely* fit my mid-tower case (a relatively roomy mid-tower). Aside from that, I was able to install the drivers without issue on Windows 7 and then performed a system upgrade to the Tech Preview of Windows 10. I upgraded the drivers to the latest from AMD and tested a few games - Fallout 3, Skyrim (with HD DLC), Mass Effect 3, Sleeping Dogs. No issues. No crazy temperatures. 7.9 WEI score before the upgrade to Win10.
Cons: This is a VERY large card. Measure the space you have before you buy it - I can easily see someone unboxing it only to find that it does not fit their case. No cons aside from that.
Overall Review: If you're having driver issues, try the following steps. I've had similar issues in the past but this has never failed to work for me:
1. Uninstall current nVidia/AMD device (physically remove + uninstall associated software - run on native motherboard/cpu video if possible).
2. Restart the computer.
3. Run CCleaner and clean not only the files but also the registry as well.
4. Restart the computer.
5. Physically install new device and boot up system
6. Install latest drivers from AMD site
7. Restart computer
These steps can be time-consuming but very worth it because of the stability this process can provide. Conflicting video drivers can cause a lot of issues with a new card.
Pros: My dad works from home and has a work laptop which he uses at his desk. However, for years he has been using it at an angle due to space restrictions on his desk, and has had to use his desktop for some of his data-entry responsibilities (accounting). He began to complain of neck pain due to the strain of using his laptop at an angle. After hearing of his complaint, I came to NewEgg in search of a simple KVM solution. I found it with this product. The set up was as simple as possible: connect all the cables and you're done. Now, he only needs to push a button to switch his mouse, keyboard and monitor from his desktop to his laptop, giving him 2 monitors for the laptop, allowing him to more easily enter required information. His neck pain is easing up as he no longer needs to strain himself. This product has made a world of difference for him.
Cons: The cable length is the only con - it could/should be longer. The button has a long cable, which for this set up is not necessary but appreciated for flexibility. Aside from that, there is no complaint. The product works as advertised.
Overall Review: If you're looking for a simple KVM solution, stop looking. You've found it.
Pros: I bought this RAM in March of 2010. To this day, the computer that uses them is running fantastic. No issues at all. Set up was easy and I verified the timings to be correct in BIOS. I'm buying another set of this RAM to increase capacity - though certainly not out of necessity.
Cons: Absolutely none.
Overall Review: I've built a lot of computers in the last ~13 years, and I've always used G.Skill RAM. Never once have I had an issue with any of their RAM, and these DIMMs in particular have served me well. G.Skill, you rock!
Pros: I've been building PCs for ~12 years. I've never once had any issues with any product I've purchased from NewEgg. This is certainly no exception. I used G.Skill for my own PC as well as the PCs for family and friends. Let me tell you - the PC I built for myself in January 2010 (five years ago) is still running strong. I used G.Skill DDR3 1333 back then. Now I've bought these for my HTPC. Simple install, and works as advertised. Verified speeds and ratings in BIOS. Can't ask for better than that.
Overall Review: I know there are other reputable brands of RAM - Kingston, Corsair, etc. But I've never had any issues with G.Skill and I absolutely love the performance, reliability and the stability of the RAM over time. What more can you ask for?
Pros: The card worked once I installed the drivers. Simple set up and install. Gets better reception than my other wifi adapter in the same room.
Pros: Good drive, lots of space for a HTPC and good price point.
Cons: I had to play around with DISKPART a bit to format the drive and set it active. After that the install was very smooth and gave me no issues. No noises as some have complained. My HTPC is in fact completely silent.
Pros: Love this board. Simple design and it works very well. I love the BIOS - absolutely phenomenal how powerful this micro-ATX board is, even with the limited power of the chip (5350) I'm using. Solid board.
Cons: No HDMI, but I knew that before I bought the board.
Pros: Easy install, works well. No complaints.
Pros: This is the perfect CPU for a HTPC build. At only 25W, you don't have to worry about PSU requirements or heat. And it works well, too. I installed Windows 7 with no hassle and it runs great.
Pros: Great PSU. Easy install and modular for tight configuration of HTPC. Highly recommended.
Pros: This is a great device. I had not expected this to work so well or so easily. This was truly plug n play - I used it to set up my HTPC and it worked out of the box. Even the BIOS recognized it via the wireless adapter, and I used it the entire install time. I was not expecting it to work so well, especially since there is no brand name info or really much of anything...but then again, as long as it works, I don't need to know who made it. The shipper sent it very quickly. I'm not 100% sure of the origin, and the tracking that was provided didn't work, but I ordered it on the 5th and it came in on the 10th...I was impressed.
Overall Review: Fantastic device for controlling your HTPC. Don't buy a big and bulky wireless keyboard, buy this instead. It works out of the box without issue.
Pros: Well the system is set up and installing Windows now. The install was certainly not the easiest I've ever done, but I was able to get everything together. Even after 10 years of buying from Newegg, I have never had to return anything or had a single item that didn't work. See my "Other Thoughts" below for some details. But WOW this case looks nice. It looks like an old radio, even with the blue power LED on front. Aside from that, there's not really anything that gives it away at a distance. A trained eye will recognize the pink/green audio in/out on the front panel, but it looks very nice.
Windows is just finishing up the install. Overall the build was not easy but no HTPC build ever is, and if you do things correctly you'll find yourself with a beautiful, eye-catching HTPC.
Cons: Unlike many others, I was able to get the DVD drive to line up without issue. However, I do have one tiny (and easily solvable) issue: when trying to retract the DVD drive, it gets stuck every time on the internal buffers/whatever they're called. There's bits of plastic on the inside to prevent the DVD door from hitting the cover directly, and to help guide it, but they catch on the DVD drive each and every time. I can simply sand them down or find a way to avoid it. Not enough of an issue for me to take off an egg, and I expected issues with this case given the other reviews. But ultimately I am very, very satisfied with it.
Overall Review: Some thoughts for others as they build inside this case:
1. Remove the ventilation panel. It is difficult/impossible to install anything in the expansion slots with the ventilation panel in place. It's 2 easy to remove screws to remove the panel and it's easy as can be to install expansion cards (video cards, network adapters, etc).
2. Connect the power cables to the PSU before anything else if you're using a modular PSU (once it's in the case, that is). It's cramped in there once the HDD/DVD bay goes in, so make sure you don't need access below.
3. Cable management is easier than I thought it would be, however I did use a modular PSU and fairly light-weight parts that didn't need a lot of cabling, so it was straight forward enough.
4. Ensure that your setup has space for this case - it is VERY large and VERY heavy. Measure it first!
Pros: This SSD is okay but not great. Decent speeds, but not really noticeably faster than a HDD.
Cons: I've had some issues with it where it will freeze and lock up and the computer needs to be restarted. Sometimes it locks up badly enough that on reboot, it takes a long time to even get to BIOS because the system is trying to initialize the drive but cannot. When it does finally come up, neither BIOS nor the boot menu will recognize the drive unless the machine is powered off and the drive unplugged then plugged back in.
This is especially annoying.
Overall Review: The drive is generally stable but these crashes are quite annoying. Driver updates have not helped. The drive is not over-heating, and the issue occurs at random, even when the computer is asleep.
Pros: I have had this headset since 2009. The same one. Not a replacement, not an upgrade. The same headset. And it works like new. This is the headset you get when you want serious quality without a serious price tag. I actually bought them on sale for less money back then than they are going for now! The PC151 is famous for a reason, folks. I've had it for 5 years and I can say the audio quality is second to none. The microphone works fantastically well and has never disappointed me in any way.
Overall Review: Just stop looking and buy this already. Seriously. How many other headsets will last 5 years and work like-new after heavy use?
Pros: Super fast - copying data from my old SSD to this one was incredibly fast. 20+ GB in under 60 seconds, and the old SSD was an OLD SSD.
Super-fast boot up time - Power-on to Windows Log in screen in about 15-20 seconds. I can't even believe it. I thought my old SSD was fast...this is crazy.
Games perform perfectly well on it also, but there's not so much room for games, so only pick a couple that require higher resources! Not your whole Steam folder!
Cons: ...are you kidding? none!!!
Overall Review: Great drive and great shipping and great price. I'm a bit bummed I didn't wait another few days as it was on sale even cheaper, but still, $78 for this drive shipped (with 3 day shipping) isn't bad! I love NewEgg - customer for almost 10 years and not a single problem with a single item in a single order - never!
Pros: I've had this case for 4.5 years. I absolutely love it. Only one issue with the case...
Cons: wire management stinks. But use a modular PSU and you'll be fine. Seriously. Do NOT buy a non-modular PSU!!! That was the mistake I made, and that was when modular was not the standard. Now you have no excuse for not buying a modular PSU. Save yourself a headache!
Overall Review: Aside from wire management, this case is flawless for what it is. The ability to open both sides the way it has it is beautiful. The case itself is fantastic, keeps my temps great. Even with my old-ish machine, I can run almost any game I want at full settings (1920x1080, high or ultra-high graphics).
For a cheap-ish case, this is really quality. The materials are high quality, the fans are high-quality (for stock case fans, anyway) and the front panel (USB, audio, etc) works fine.
Pros: Absolutely gorgeous screen. Set up was easy. Screen is really beautiful. Tilt works well.
Pros: First off, this phone is amazing. If you're debating between this, the G3 and the GS5, just stop. Go buy this phone right now. I'll wait.
Okay, you have the phone? Great!
This case comes highly recommended on the AndroidCentral.com forums and I saw it was priced very well here on NewEgg. Since I'd rather give NewEgg my money than any other online store, I bought it here. The case is amazing. The phone looks incredible with no case, but most cases take away that sleek look. Not this one. It's seriously a great case. Everything is lined up perfectly. The power button is easy to use (though the covered power button does make the IR blaster not work, which doesn't bother me at all since I don't use my phone as a remote).
It's a solid, sturdy case that makes me confident it will protect the phone should I drop it, and it's also not slippery the way the phone is without a case.
Overall Review: Stop thinking about it and buy it already!
Pros: This is a great card. Works well and transferred data extremely fast. I've already almost filled the card (and my phone's internal 32GB storage as well) but I've already copied just about everything I want to copy. Highly recommended!
Pros: This is the best deal on NewEgg. I recommend Magellan to everyone I know because it has all the features you want for the best price there is. This is inexpensive, VERY easy to use, and it comes with voice-guided navigation as well as FREE lifetime map updates. You're looking at $50 for updates to Garmin or TomTom devices, and that's each time you do it!!! Not only is this one less expensive than a comparable Garmin or TomTom, but it's got better features!
Cons: The only complaint I could even think of with this device is that it doesn't come with a mount for the dashboard. The windshield mount works great, but the suction cup does not work on either of the dashboards I have tried it on. Not a big deal for me, but if you plan to have it dash-mounted, you will likely need to buy a dash mount. Not expensive, $20 shipped.
Overall Review: Very happy with this device! Stop reading this and buy it already!!!
Pros: Here we are in 2012. I purchased this mouse in 2007, and it was an old model at the time. Five years after purchase, it's just now starting to give out. I paid $50 for this mouse five years ago and looking back, I would have happily paid $150 for it. This is a mouse that just cannot be beat. Sure it's dated now, but even against some of the newer ones on the market, this "old" model still matches up pretty nicely.
Cons: It's finally dying on me. There's some shorts in the cord, and rather than replacing the cord I'm just gonna replace the whole thing with a nice new Mionix Naos 3200. But oh wow, what a mouse this has been.
Overall Review: After 5 years of daily gaming, I absolutely cannot feel upset that its time has come. I haven't had any buttons stick, I haven't had any driver issues, I haven't had it fall apart, I haven't seen it lose any of its sensitivity. What more can you possibly ask for from a gaming mouse?
Pros: This laptop has been amazing. I've had it for almost 4 years now (!) and it's been incredible. I used it for gaming for over 2.5 years on a regular basis and never once did it over heat and crash. I love this laptop and despite the low CPU speed (compared to a modern CPU anyway), the machine runs games and other programs very well. I upgraded it to 2GB of RAM and I added a second 100GB hard drive (7200 RPM instead of 5400). I'm currently writing this on my XT5000T right now. Simply a wonderful machine that has never given me any serious problems.
Cons: The ONLY con on this machine is that the DVD drive has never worked correctly. Initially it just couldn't burn DVDs very well, which was fine because the CD burning worked and it played DVD movies no problem. Then it began to not recognize DVDs, but it could still burn and play CDs. Now it has trouble recognizing any disk inserted, but after almost 4 years of running, I can't say that I'm mad about it.
Overall Review: This laptop was a great buy, even at $800 at the time of purchase. Now it seems pretty bad by comparison to modern laptops, but who cares? A dedicated GPU, a dual-core CPU and a BEAUTIFUL 17" screen? I couldn't ask for a better machine.
Pros: Best mouse i've ever owned, hands down. This mouse has lasted me over 2 years and i've never had a single problem with it. The Logitech logo is completely gone, some of the plastic is peeling a little bit, and i generally abuse the hell out of it. Never has a problem.
Cons: absolutely NONE.
Overall Review: Some people don't like the "textured" look to it. Personally, i don't spend my time looking at a mouse, i spend my time USING a mouse. So really i don't understand the complaints. Besides, it really doesn't look "bad". And even with the plastic peeling off a bit, the mouse is still shiny.
Pros: It works.
Overall Review: This PSU is powering:
-AMD Phenom II x4 945 (3.0GHz, 95W)
-G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 (CAS 7)
-Western Digital 500GB hard drive (black)
-Sony Optiarc DVD-RW drive
-ASUS HD 5770 with CuCore cooling
This machine consumes games and applications.
Pros: Just got this card, put it in my case and powered it up. Played GTA:IV at 1920x1080 with everything on High or Very High for 4 hours, and my temps hit 49*C. That's some seriously cool temps!
Cons: When i first installed it i had some issues with my monitor and my video drivers. I couldn't get the monitor to display on the whole screen. There was around a 1/2 inch black border around the image. So after playing with it for about an hour i figured out how to fix it. What I did was download and install CCleaner and uninstalled my video drivers and utilities (had previous version of Catalyst Control Center installed) and then went to the Asus site and got the drivers. Can't seem to find the Asus page for this card unless i go through the link Newegg has under "Manufacturer info".
Overall Review: Download the Asus drivers, not the ones from ATi. Asus' drivers come with CCC as well, and you can use the Asus programs (Gamer OSD and SmartDoctor) if you want to, or just CCC, or MSI Overburn. I used CCC and set fans to 80%. Idle temp is 32*C, max so far is 49*C.