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Paula P.

Paula P.

Joined on 10/25/06

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Most Favorable Review

A great computer for the price

Acer Desktop Computer Aspire GX-281-UR16 Ryzen 5 1st Gen 1400 (3.20GHz) 8GB DDR4 1TB HDD 256 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
Acer Desktop Computer Aspire GX-281-UR16 Ryzen 5 1st Gen 1400 (3.20GHz) 8GB DDR4 1TB HDD 256 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

Pros: The PC is VERY quiet, reasonably priced, has a nice looking case & it wasn't pre-loaded with lots of garbage programs. I usually build my own PC's, but saw that could afford a decent Ryzen based computer for much less & not have to put it together myself. This computer had most of what I was looking for & I am quite impressed

Cons: It definitely is underpowered with only 8 GB of memory, I upgraded to 24 GB & it is performing nicely now. The power supply didn't have a connector to power an additional hard drive, so I had to plug an adaptor onto the IDE connector to do that. And for the case size, the motherboard is tiny! The video card takes up most of the room, any further upgrades would be difficult

Overall Review: I though that the WiFi adaptor was performing poorly, but that turned out to be the Norton internet software that was slowing it down. I uninstalled that & replaced it with my usual internet security software, and that problem was solved. I only left off a star in my rating because of the lack of room / expansion slots to upgrade it any further

Most Critical Review

Great for a one time use, not reliable for a clean reinstall to the same PC

Microsoft Windows 10 Home - Full Retail Version (USB Flash Drive)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home - Full Retail Version (USB Flash Drive)

Pros: It was an easy way to install Windows 10 onto a new PC

Cons: * During the install, if you don't read the small print at the bottom of the screen, Windows will be setup by default to save all files you put on the PC into MS One Drive, not to the PC * It wouldn't let me install Windows onto my new SSD drive * Windows was installed on a 2TB partition of a 4TB drive, but afterwards, it blocked my access to the partitions remaining space. Disk Management had all options grayed out * I was not happy with my installation choices, so I deleted all partitions on the 2 drives, wiped them clean and tried reinstalling Windows. This USB drive installer would not let me do that, it would accept my install code, but once I continued, it would tell me that windows couldn't be installed to the drive. I had to download the ISO files from Microsoft to get Windows running again. Luckily the install code from this flash drive worked

Overall Review: This option would be fine for most people, but I wouldn't buy it again.

Great cable adapter at a reasonable price

4K DisplayPort to HDMI Cable Adapter 10FT, iXever High Speed 4K 60Hz Uni-Directional DP to HDMI Cord Compatible for Dell, HP, Insignia, Samsung, More
4K DisplayPort to HDMI Cable Adapter 10FT, iXever High Speed 4K 60Hz Uni-Directional DP to HDMI Cord Compatible for Dell, HP, Insignia, Samsung, More

Pros: I really like the length of the cable, I can now move my computer around without accidentally unplugging the graphics card from the monitor. And this has the correct plugins on each end, so I don't need the Displayport to HDMI Adapter that I had been using

Cons: None

Overall Review: I would strongly recommend this cable, it seems to be very well made

I love this motherboard. Great features for a reasonable price

GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WIFI AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WIFI AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: I believe this is the 3rd PC that I have built with Gigabyte motherboards & this one did not disappoint me at all. All components installed nicely, instructions were easy to follow the G Connector simplified connecting the front panel items, and everything was clearly marked. The Diagnostic LED came in very handy since I thought my initial startup problem was video card related, but lights indicated a BOOT problem - which saved me a lot of diagnostic time, and was easy to fix. I really like the built in Wifi, it works great and makes setting up a new PC even easier. The included software is very handy, I really like the On/Off Charge, to charge my phone after I shut down the PC. There are still spaces available for future upgrades

Cons: The only con was probably more of poor planning on my part when I installed my Wraith Prism CPU Fan before I plugging it into the motherboard first. Lesson learned, plug in all fans, power connections, LEDS, etc. before the CPU Fan goes in

Overall Review: This is a well built motherboard that works exactly as it should

Great fans

APEVIA 312L-CBL Blue LED 120mm x 120mm x 25mm 4pin+3pin Blue LED Case Fan w/ 30 x Blue LEDs & Anti-Vibration Rubber Pads
APEVIA 312L-CBL Blue LED 120mm x 120mm x 25mm 4pin+3pin Blue LED Case Fan w/ 30 x Blue LEDs & Anti-Vibration Rubber Pads

Pros: I really like these fans. They are easy to install, look great and are very quiet

Cons: The only con was a bad shipping experience, which had nothing to do with Apevia or the fans themselves

Overall Review: I would definitely recommend them, I would just be more careful to buy from a marketplace seller with a better reputation

Seamless computer protection, it works exactly as it should

ESET Smart Security Premium 2022 - 1 Device / 1 Year - Download
ESET Smart Security Premium 2022 - 1 Device / 1 Year - Download

Pros: * It is simple to setup and use * it doesn't interfere with Windows or slow the PC down * reliable protection

Cons: None that I can find. The only issues that I ever had with ESET were corrected with program updates

Overall Review: I would definitely recommend ESET. I have tried several other brand's security suites, which in turn led me to become a dedicated ESET user for about 4 years now

seller reviews
  • 3

Unorganized, incompetent & unprofessional

The order was shipped promptly, so that is good, BUT everything went wrong after that. I ordered a video card, but the shipping notification listed a monitor instead. I contacted them immediately, but they blamed NewEgg for giving them the wrong info & wanted me to keep the unwanted monitor for a discounted price. To make a long story short, in trying to arrange returning the monitor that I did not order, there was a lot of back & forth emails that were getting me nowhere for the next week. After I was given a RMA # that wasnt even valid in my NewEgg account & I could not get a prepaid shipping label from them, I finally contacted NewEgg directly (instead of Beach Camera). NewEgg got the whole situation resolved in less than 5 minutes! In the end, I never got the video card that I ordered, only lots of headaches over this situation & I will never deal with Beach Camera again

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The only problem with my order wasn't EN-Labs fault. It was sold by them & shipped by NewEgg, and shipping is where the problem was. The seller did respond right away, so that I could resolve the problem with Newegg's customer support

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Order was fine, packaging was not

The order & delivery went as planned, but I took 2 eggs off because of a packaging issue that caused damage to one of my fans. The product pictures show a box, however, my fans were only placed in a cellophane bag & shipped in an envelope with very little padding. A piece of the black plastic was broken off during shipment because there was nothing protecting them from rough handling. In the future, I hope they ship these in a box, or at least a heavily padded envelope

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