Date Joined: 01/20/05
Pros: - Highly compatible
- Good packaging
- Standard and low profile mounting brackets
- Lifetime warranty
Cons: I had to RMA the first one due to some unknown problem that popped up after two months and Intel honored the warranty and sent a new NIC.
Overall Review: Although it's a bit expensive for a NIC, I purchased this card for its compatibility. I have this installed in a pfSense firewall that runs FreeBSD and this card had no issue from the start. The system booted up and recognized this NIC with no extra steps necessary.
Pros: - One of the best software security suites available - good online product reviews
- Number of features - antivirus, antispam, firewall, ransomware remediation etcetera
- Extensive configuration options
- Consistent updates
Cons: - Extensive configuration options
Overall Review: I've used Bitdefender for several years now and it has been a good security suite thus far. None of the computers with this security suite has been infected. I use this product in both home and office environments and it has always done it's job well. In the end it has been well worth the TCO.
Pros: - Easy to setup
- Wireless functions good
- Separate envelope tray - envelope printing is very easy
- Low price
- Extensive user manual
Cons: - Expensive replacement toner cartridges
Overall Review: Go to Lexmark.com to download the 164 page User Guide that was updated in December of 2020. You can also use their online interactive user guide. This was a great purchase for the price and it does everything a printer needs to do. They've made it very easy to print envelopes. It's a great addition to my office.
Pros: - Ergonomic/Comfortable
- Easy to use
- Easy to configure via app
- Long cable
- High DPI
- Good polling rate
Cons: - Adjust time for becoming accustomed to using the mouse
- Consistent misclicks (this may be more of a problem for me because of injury)
- Adjusting the DPI and pointer speed took time (same comment as second con listed)
Overall Review: The vertical orientation has completely relieved the pain I experienced when using a regular mouse. Overall this is becoming a great device. It's simply taking the appropriate time to adjust to using this mouse but I have liked it since the first time I laid a hand on it.
Pros: Feature rich with a multitude of settings
Well built with high quality parts
Astonishing amount of i/o
Active chipset heatsink w/fan
Separated lanes for both M.2 sockets and PCIe slots
Dual NICs with Intel and Realtek
Outstanding audio w/Sonic Radar etcetera
Exceptional gaming network traffic optimization
USB BIOS FlashBack is PRO
And the list goes on and on!
Cons: Mine was missing a screw for 2nd M.2 drive
Overall Review: This is the best MB I have ever purchased for my personal PC. It is fully loaded and ready to fire! It was very easy to set my ram to the advertised 3600MHz. I prefer not to OC the cpu and simply let the boost do its job. I am very pleased with my new cube build.
HAF XB Evo | 3700x | Trident Z Neo 32Gb | Noctua (2) 80mm, (2) 120mm iPPC, (1) 200mm | Seasonic Focus 850w | H100i RGB Pro XT | Strix 2070 super adv. oc
Pros: Low power consumption
Better specs than other MSI 1060s
Free game (GR: Wildlands)
Overall Review: This gpu runs Wildlands on ultra like butter. I also received a season pass for the game with this specific purchase. This is the most I have ever spent on a gpu for my own PC and I am not dissatisfied in the least bit.
Pros: High Quality Construction
3 Standard Charging Ports
2 Super Charger Ports
Cons: The two super charger ports should be easily identified with a little lightning bolt icon.
Overall Review: This is the best charging device I have seen to date. The five star rating definitely reflects my satisfaction with this purchase.
20dBi output w/8dBi antenna = Excellent Range
Use for either a P2P Link, or as an AP
Easy Setup (I have training and experience)
Price vs. Performance = NO BRAINER
Cons: Not for everyone
Overall Review: I deployed this as an interior bridged AP. It's performance dwarfs that of the average"Home" type Wifi router. This device provides a good signal to the farthest points of the house.
Never any problems with codes
Cons: None that concerns this product.
Overall Review: I prefer using Skype (PC) to place phone calls and this is a cheap solution.
Pros: The tablet itself works great! It was well worth the cost for this refurbished unit. The included dock is a wonderful accessory.
Cons: Non-OEM Refurbish - No Samsung software was installed. No recovery partition.
The Bluetooth simply will not function. After several sessions with technical support they suggested I complete a factory recovery which is impossible without the recovery partition.
Screen Lock did not function until tech support installed the Samsung Update software, and then I installed all the necessary software.
Overall Review: This is a great buy for the price, but it is missing certain applications that you need in order to make it function properly. You must install the Samsung Update software which will provide the proper drivers and apps to make the tablet function properly...
I wanted to purchase a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, but I must find a fix for the Bluetooth problem first. I'm quite disappointed that it's not functioning properly.
Pros: Excellent heat transfer capacity
Great product for the price
Cons: Not a single complaint
Overall Review: This product actually lowered my computer's CPU temperature after allowing it to cure. The capacity to cool my CPU increased quite a bit after changing to AS 5 w/a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus.
Implementing AS 5 was one of the best choices I made when I initially built a personal PC.
Pros: Provided excellent cooling for my H100I.
Produces excellent air-flow
Cons: I've had no problems with these fans for over a year while providing cooling for a H100i closed loop cooling system.
Overall Review: I believe a good decision was made when I purchased a set for my cooling loop. They have do a great job for over a year and I am completely satisfied with their efficiency.
Pros: Great CPU cooling
Worth the cost when on sale
I've owned this system for over a year. There has been absolutely no fan whine or malfunctions at this point.
Although I did replace the stock fans with Cooler Master - Blade Master 120s, which have superior cooling statistics.
Cons: None that I have experience after one year of ownership.
Overall Review: I give the CORSAIR Hydro H100i the best rating possible. I has not failed me or my system. It was well worth the expense to upgrade to a closed loop liquid cooling system. I have no regrets.
Cons: Invalid code. Contacted Nvidia twice concerning this problem. After almost two months I have yet to receive any type of reply.
Overall Review: This turned out to be a waste of time and effort.
Pros: This item functions as it should. There's not much to say about a simple adapter.
Pros: 1: Excellent quality for the price.
2: My first time installing this type of HSF and the install wasn't difficult at all.
3: Maintains low temperatures for normal use.
4: Low dBA during normal operations (e.g. very quiet).
5: I am very satisfied with this HSF.
Overall Review: I'm using this HSF with on an Intel Core i5 4670K Haswell and it keeps this CPU nice and cool.
Of course the Haswell runs a bit hotter than other Intel CPUs, but the Hyper 212 plus works well for me.
When I say, "Maintains low temperatures," it means low temperatures for the Haswell. My idle temp sits around 32c and I've seen video of Haswell chips @ stock speed idle at 50c.
I used Arctic Silver 5 TIM.
Needless to say, after the 200 hour break in period, I get good temps for my air cooled build.
Pros: 1: UEFI is wonderful to work with. Clean intuitive layout.
2: Configuration is a breeze. Even a novice could overclock with a little study/research.
3:The price to feature ratio is unmatched by any competitor.
4: MSI has the lowest RMA rate in the MB industry.
5: Z87 what more is there to say?
6: This MB has functioned flawlessly for me.
Cons: Not a single complaint or con.
Overall Review: This has turned out to be the best computer I've ever built and owned.
Intel Core i5 4670K
MSI GTX 650Ti 2GB Boost Twin Frozr III
Gskil 8GB (2x4GB) (2133MHz)
CM Hyper 212+
CM Silent Pro M2 720W
CM HAF 922
Samsung 830 120GB SSD
Seagate 500GB HDD
HP BD ROM
Windows 7 Pro x64 SP 1
Philips 40" HDTV
Dell 21.5" LCD
Pioneer VSX-521-K AVR
Pioneer SW-8 sub
PSB Center/Surround speakers
Overall Review: This is one drive that I WISH to incorporate multiple image storage devises...
Pros: I would not know!
Cons: NEVER DELIVERED AND/OR ARRIVED!
Pros: Good range, long USB cable, wall mount, and a name you can trust in the wireless industry.
Overall Review: It seems to be a very nice USB wireless adapter. You get the adapter, antenna, 10' USB cable and a wall mount. Did I say 1000mW... ;-)
Pros: Easy to use. Small and lightweight alternative to standard fire extinguisher. Effective on A / B class fires.
Cons: SHIPPING... Items were crammed into a box that was barely large enough to contain them. One arrived with a broken spray nozzle.
Overall Review: Other than the shipping packaging, this is a decent safety product to have in the home.
Pros: Auto power on, crisp/clean firing, incredibly low price with promo code... This product works great for gaming/music/movies.
Overall Review: I've been without a powered subwoofer for over two years, and the SW-8 was an excellent low cost purchase. Performance:Cost cannot be beat in my opinion, since I have watched for a Newegg subwoofer deal for well over a year. I jumped on this purchase when Newegg offered the promo, and I am very satisfied.
PC > Pioneer VSX-521-K (audio via EVGA GTX 460 HDMI port)
Pioneer SW-8 Powered Subwoofer
PSB Alpha Bookshelf Surround Speakers
PSB Alpha Center Speaker
The audio is simply outstanding with the addition of this latest purchase. Superb 5.1 surround sound coming from this setup. And yes, the Pioneer AV receiver and EVGA video card were also Newegg purchases.
Pros: It is easy to install, has a simplified interface, and is very easy to use. It offers a host of features such as: Virus and Threat Removal, Antivirus Shield, Firewall and Identity/Privacy controls. Also available is a Web console that allows you to adjust/control the security settings for each of your SecureAnywhere installs.
Overall Review: I'm still quite impressed with this security suite. When idle, it consumes less than 1MB of system resources. Scans are concluded in moments when compared to other security suites. This is a light weight, yet capable, security suite that is setting the standards for next generation security software.
Pros: Installs and functions just fine in a Windows 7 32bit machine and has good range.
Cons: None that I found...
Overall Review: I was not able to test this on a N network, but it works great on a G network. No problems with installation or configuration. In Windows 7, no software was required, just a simple driver install and Windows manages the device. Good device for the price when compared to other name brands.
Overall Review: Toshiba warranties are a little different. When you RMA an accessory for replacement, they may issue a Coupon Code that you can redeem at www.toshibadirect.com