Date Joined: 08/02/02
Pros: Great mouse. Highly configurable, light, and responsive
Cons: Expensive for something that only last 7 months.
Overall Review: Must have got a lemon....but Logitech isn't standing behind their product.
Pros: Typical Asus quality. Nice commodity MB.
Cons: BEWARE, the integrated graphics do not work with Ryzen 1000 CPUs. That is not how it is listed on the site. The MB requires the CPU to provide video, it doesn't have integrated video....that is misleading. The other issue is the documentation is extremely poor. For example the front panel headers have no documentation...the only place you find the pin-out is on the MB. Bring your magnifying glasses.
Overall Review: It only has 2 chassis fan connectors.....factor that into your case selection.
Pros: Price and Diminsions
Cons: DOES NOT FIT 11.75" Video Cards
Flimsy material....don't sneeze on it...you might dent it.
Overall Review: It would be nice if they were to mention the fact that it only fits short cards....waste of money.
Pros: Inexpensive. Screen format. Build quality. Adjustable. This monitor should be a winner....but it IN NOT!
Cons: Image quality. Color balance. I ordered 2 of these monitors to replace a pair of Dell 2407 as one had died. Since I still had one Dell functioning, there was an opportunity to have the new monitors side-by-side with the older dell.
THEY COULD NOT PRODUCE A PURE WHITE WITHOUT A BLUE HUE. The other aspect that was apparent was that font rendering was not nearly as clear as the 5 year old Dell. The difference was stunning. Both are Active Matrix TFT based monitors. One is five years old and one is brand new....the five year old wins. HP really missed the mark with this monitor.
Overall Review: NewEgg did an awesome job processing my order and delivering the product I requested...the product was less stellar.
Buying monitors without viewing the image is a risky proposition and the Egg will not take back for lack of buyer satisfaction.
Pros: It is drop dead simple to use. The product is built for a novice. The scene detection and stitching process is pretty good.
Cons: Driver support is non-existent. I recently upgraded to 64Bit Win7 and there is no driver support, nor is there any intent to provide any. My solution has been a VM instance of 32 Bit windows XP....lame.
The product ships with a water-down copy of Studio 10 which already a deprecated product. The last update was posted in 2008.
Codec selection is very limited. It will not recognize 3rd party codecs (e.g. Xvid, H2.64, DivX7). You get what they give you.
Overall Review: Pinnacle support is non-existent. You will receive access to a ancient knowledge. Ancient because it is a deprecated product...there will be no responses on this product.
Final Analysis: DON'T DO IT!
Pros: 1. Huge capacity, cool, quiet and reliable...are you listening Seagate? *grin
2. The quality of the build is outstanding.
Cons: Green features can be scary for RAID users.
Overall Review: NOTE TO RAID USERS:
There has been a number of comments regarding the excessive amount of load/unload cycles on Newegg and various forums. This is a variable that is generally controlled/addressed by the firmware of your RAID device. Make sure that you check the HCL for your manufacturer. My manufacturer (ReadyNAS) released a firmware upgrade to address WD Green drives...the net result is that after 4 weeks I have not seen excessive load cycling.
SUMMARY: Make sure that you do your homework before you start flashing the firmware on the drive or play with tools like widle3.
Pros: Sometimes it works
Cons: Sometimes it doesn't work
Overall Review: I haven't figured out the cause of the intermittent performance. Like I said, sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. The computer doesn't even see the card...no power..like it's missing a driver.
Pros: Price/Performance....This card smokes when it works. The Sapphire tecnical guys are good....arrogant, but good. Kinda like stepping up to a "Mac Bar" in a Mac store.
Cons: Power consumption. Flaky drivers. Quality control. Went through 2 cards....going back to nVidia
Overall Review: This is the first time that I have strayed from nVidia in 6 years....Yes I stayed with theeven during the the FX thing. I switched....I was dazzled by the performance numbers and the delicious price. But I was fooled....oh yes...I was fooled. For those of you considering the cards here are some thoughts for you.
1. Have an EXTREMELY high degree of understanding when it comes to power consumption of your computer. Saphire is not kidding when they say this card requires a power supply with a SUSTAINED (Not peak) 30A rating. You will destroy equipment if you don't have it. So for you folks spinning 4-6 hard drives in your case: Beware! Make sure that you have at least (2) 12v rail with at least 22a on them. If you aren't quite sure how to calculate it, find someone who can.
2. Catalyst drivers....hmmm.....it would probably be more fun to shove a pen in eye than to spend another day with those buggy monsters. Specifically tempermental for video capture...nasty creatures
Cons: The computer reboots in graphically intense situations: mostly games. So if you are buying this card for games...dont'.
Support on this product is incredibly bad. I felt like I had walked into an Apple Store for support....Elitism at it's finest. After being "chatted" down to on the Sapphire support forums and $200 dollars later (new psu) the problems still exist. The computer likes to reboot itselft
Overall Review: First time I have not purchased an NVidia product in the past 6 years....boy am I sorry. NVidia....please take me back...I am very, very sorry.
Comments: I bought this case for the original price of $65. I wasn't expecting much, but I needed a case with alot of drive capacity; it was destined to be my SAN.
When it arrive, I thought that they had sent the wrong product. THIS CASE IS EXTREMELY WELL MADE! The finsih of the all the seams is excellant and the covers are solid and well designed. The locking mechanim on the fron is the only CHEESE in te entire package; so I remove it.....problem solved.
It is the easiest case I have ever worked on. There is more than enough room for every device while maintaining excellant air flow. The fan in the top of the box is clever and useful. The footprint of the case is also not very large considering the capacity.
Bottom Line: I own three of these cases. I would even spend the $125 that they are now asking.