Date Joined: 12/28/08
Pros: It delivers a good enough punch for my setup which includes a GTX 960 5 HDD 1 SSD and a water cooling pump and peripherals.
Cons: With ATX boards still out there the need for cable lengths are still a concern for a lot of people that come to copmanies like this for "enthusiast" parts. The CPU power cable is 50mm shorter than your standard cable and even with the unit turned upside down will not reach and I am forced to buy an extension and wait to complete my build properly.
Overall Review: One SATA cable has 4 plugs and the other has only 2. With a full HDD load you may need to purchase a molex adapter to reach an optical drive or hidden SSD. Saving 5 cents to manufacture these cables greatly reduces the overall quality of this unit in hidden costs and delayed build for the consumer.
Pros: It is inexpensive. If you leave it as a permanent extension and do not expect to unplug it often this is an okay product.
Cons: The female end almost reels as if it is tearing my headphone plug up every time I use it. You can hear the metal scraping and then you have to jam it in pretty hard to get that final snap to lock it in.
Overall Review: You get what you pay for. I knew it was low priced and didn't expect much. I ended up just throwing it away.
Pros: A Lot of features and a great sound for the price.Superior to on board sound in every way. I don't have to turn my volume up as much to hear even more sounds in games,
Cons: That red LED inside is rather annoying and bright. There should be a software option to disable it. You can take the shield off and either wrap it with electrical tape or dull it a bit with a black sharpie. The instructions are weak. My surround sound speakers actually plugged into different holes to correctly work than what is posted.
Overall Review: It is a small card and even right next to a GPU should not be a concern to hinder cooling. A lot of people don't realize this card will not only work in a PCIe X1 slot but also in the x4 & x8 so there are more mounting options.
Pros: It is a stable board that has plenty of features. You can pay a lot more for less.
Cons: This board is just too thin. If you have a large air cooler and a couple of full size GPU's there is quite a bit of stress that can cause warping. It is just a little bit more narrow than my old Gigabyte board so it only uses 6 hold down screws rather than a standard 9 so this is even less stability for mounting. If you need to pack up and move just remember to remove those heavy items before you box it up or the board will break.
Overall Review: The ATX 1155 socket is just getting harder and harder to find so I really had no choice but to purchase this a second time. The first one the DIMM slots burned out after a GPU upgrade
Pros: It matches everything I liked about the wired controller without the hassle of a cord getting in the way,
Cons: I started having similar issues as some others in their reviews with losing the signal and cycling to reconnect on the middle of a game. The lights have always cycled ever few moments since I got it, now the connection gets lost.
Overall Review: About two weeks ago the right trigger started squeaking really loud when used. Sounds like the spring in there. Toady the "A" button is getting more annoying to press like it is snagging on something inside. I think I got one with a plastic burr or something inside. Too much of a hassle to RMA. Just won't ever buy again. This is not a fault of Newegg but a manufacturing defect.
Pros: Nice little inexpensive cover/ The added feature to be able to turn your tablet is something more expensive covers don't even feature. An elastic strap is included to keep the cover from opening while carrying.
Cons: For some strange reason it shipped with sticker tattoos with a tribal patten. Not really a con but confusing as to why it was included considering the case is textured so it would not stay on.
Overall Review: Considering this shipped all the way from China it didn't take very long to arrive.
Pros: I got these as replacements for my radiator and they are a bit quieter than my previous Cooler Master set. The PWM daisy connection was a plus.
Cons: When my fans arrived one of the fans had a corner broken off in the package. I was able to use it in the center of my triple rad but any other location and this would be a non functioning unit as it would not be a secure mount.
I have a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H m/b and the PWM fans show 0 rpm's in the bios while daisy chained to the CPU header, I guess they are just running at full speed but makes this feature pointless for my applications.
Overall Review: We'll see how long these last as pull fans at the top of my case. Past fans that I have tried only lasted about 1 year before they start to seize up and need to be replaced
Pros: Superb product and there is more than enough in a single tube to do several applications including the GPU. Not conductive so if some oozes out don't worry about it. Just a drop the size of a pea for the CPU and a small grain of rice line on the GPU and you are set.
Cons: There is nothing bad to say about the product. After the first application the cap can be difficult to unscrew. Grab some pliers to get a good grip. To fix the issue maybe some small wings can be added to the cap on future products.
Overall Review: It does everything it claims to do and is very east to work with. Cleanup is easy. Just wipe the old stuff away with a paper towel and you are ready to go again.
Pros: The board has decent components and is very sturdy compared to other brands.
Cons: All previous complaints about the rear USB 3.0 ports are accurate. After my system was up and running they all died on my USB 2.o peripherals. I tried for days to get it to work by tweaking the bios and different drivers. I could get it to recognize my Xbox controller until i got into a game and then it stopped recognizing all 4 ports. This has been a know bug with this board for a LONG time. Luckily I had a USB 2.0 bracket from a different board. The 3 headers on board are Intel and work just fine for a week now. I just have useless USB 3.0 ports. The bios has not been updated in 15 months and the current beta is just to fix a rare sound issue
Overall Review: The bios is not very user friendly for overclocking. Very little choices have tool tips explaining what they are for. Even the manual is missing critical information explaining the voltage section. If you manually set the vcore it is stuck there and will not down clock to power save after that and if you use EasyTune6 it will over volt WAY too much. I was getting 1.510 volts on a mild 4.4ghz ET6 setting when manually I was stable at 1.330 under stress test. I would stay away from this board at all costs and wish I could return it for a different brand. I don't want to be down for 2 weeks and pay out of pocket to ship it back. What a waste considering it took me over a week just to debug this board and reload all of my software.
Pros: Installed very easy and was more narrow than my old board so cable management went a lot smoother. Everything being black makes it easy to blend in with any color scheme you are going for.
Cons: When I installed a second set of memory sticks one of the lower hold down tabs broke off. The board is very very thin so you must be careful when installing your hardware.
Overall Review: It took me a while to get used to the bios and making my way around to understand it after coming from an Asus setup. Once I found the preset overclock settings it was a breeze. I just set it for a mild 4.4ghz on my 2500k and it has been nice and smooth.
Pros: The memory was stable for the longest time without causing me any issues while running. I have always used G'Skill and this is my first problem that I have ever run into.
Cons: I changed video cards and never even came close to touching the sticks. Had on a static bracelet while working on a linoleum floor and the machine booted into windows once, It never booted past the post again and then I got the red light of death on my motherboard and never posted again. Tried single sticks in all slots and nothing so I sent out the RMA to G.Skill
Overall Review: Guess what. They LOST my memory! I followed all of the instructions down to the letter. Used padded envelope. Insured through USPS per instructions. It has now been 2 weeks since the post office showed delivery and my memory is nowhere to be found. Several posts on their website and I get a response back at the closing of each day I respond that they have not received it. Now I have to wait even longer before I can file a claim for the insurance and a couple months for the investigation. This whole fiasco is costing me more money than I paid for the memory to begin with.
Pros: Very compact and with the included extension cable it is easily hidden out of the way. Once I figured out this product it work just fine in Windows Media Center in win7. I had better luck with the driver on the cd over newer postings on their webpage.
Cons: Poor description of what this product really does. Not ever consumer knows what abbreviated terms are. I see TV Tuner and mistakenly assumed this was more than just an over the air receiver only.
Overall Review: With a poor understanding of what this product really was I was disappointed to see that you can't hook this up to a direct cable line. This is for the new over the air digital cable and replaces the need for the set top box that was thrown in the countries faces for over a year with their annoying warning that regular antennae reception is a thing of the past.
Pros: Very small and compact. With the optional use of a power adapter this unit can easily handle the speed of external hard drives without dropping the wattage needed from your PSU. Some people have complained about the cable length and I have found that it is more than long enough.
Cons: With the stand-up style it is not a stable unit if you are using peripherals that have cables or one that will tug on it once in a while like a mouse, game-pad or headphones. The base can be unscrewed so you can lay it flat and tape/velcro it if needed.
Overall Review: I got this as a shell shocker deal and am more than happy with it. Roswell has not let me down in this and the card reader area.
Pros: The write speed is average and is ready boost capable. It does what it claims to do.
Cons: The activity light is bright enough to land a plane at night. It is also a pretty long stick so if you have a tight access make sure that you will have the room. Abbout 50% longer than an average stick.
Overall Review: Includes a free OCZ lanyard. Seriously, does anyone ever use these or attach them to a keychain?
Pros: They do cover your ears so they eliminate some of the room noise
Cons: Very heavy and the controls inline are far too close to the headset. Being so large it gets annoying over time. They buzz HORRIBLY. I can't even hear my game over the buzzing these headphones have. And what is worse is the buzzing is even louder when I have the force feedback turned off. I would not recommend these to anyone.
Overall Review: A nice idea but a very poor design. After looking into some forum postings about these after I purchased them I found out that they have very poor workmanship. You will actually need to take these apart to make sure that all of the wires are even soldered and done correctly.