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Kenneth C.

Kenneth C.

Joined on 12/05/06

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Most Favorable Review

Very Pleased

XFX GeForce 9800 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card PVT98GYDLH
XFX GeForce 9800 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card PVT98GYDLH

Pros: Price for performance is amazing. The card is very well constructed all solid capacitors nice sturdy sleek design. Threw quite a few games at it and was getting some nice eye candy on my 32 widescreen. Double lifetime warranty if you register within 30days at xfx so I could sell it to someone and pass the warranty along later. Did I mention shes pretty?

Cons: Does run a bit hot, however before you go popping off at newegg and xfx about how shoddy the card is, maybe read a bit into it. The card can coast at 80c without missing a beat, however if you don't mind some noise just grab riva tuner and set the fan to around 65 -70% or so. It's noisier but mine is idling at around 45-50c (same as my x800) and doesn't break 70 under full load, were talking crysis here folks it warms a lot of cards up.

Overall Review: If you are using the dual 4 pin molex to pci express connector you are just asking for trouble , it clearly states that this is not supported and if you don't have a pci express connector chances are good your psu doesn't have what it takes to run this card, I recommend at least 450-500watts with a single 12+ rail of 30a or dual 12+ of the same ammount. Don't throw this card into some mid tower with a compaq psu and then complain when it doesnt work right. Oh ps fedex dropped it at my feet at 10am the next day very well done for overnight so close to the holiday.

11/18/2008
Most Critical Review

junk

CHAINTECH GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Low Profile Video Card LA-FX20-H
CHAINTECH GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Low Profile Video Card LA-FX20-H

Pros: It was cheap when purchased and had a passive cooling setup.

Cons: It was cheap in quality and had a passive cooling setup.

Overall Review: Didnt review this for quite some time, but this card overheated and died after about 2months of usage tops. It would display as long as no hardware acceleration was needed (think desktop) but if you tried to so much as fire up solitaire it would artifact and die. Not worth the rma process buyer beware, go with pny or at least replace the cooling on this one.

Stay Away

ASUS - 17.3" - Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3630QM (2.40GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M - 12 GB DDR3 - 500GB HDD - Windows 8 - Gaming Laptop (G75VW-NH71 )
ASUS - 17.3" - Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3630QM (2.40GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M - 12 GB DDR3 - 500GB HDD - Windows 8 - Gaming Laptop (G75VW-NH71 )

Pros: Coudn't tell you

Cons: AC Adapter is dead. I could live with that, and Asus probably would have crossed shipped to me. I didn't want this model, I bought the same model but with the 2.30ghz and win7 and it's wonderful. But Newegg limits to one per customer and I took a chance on this one. After updating drivers for the video card and downgrading I eventually plugged into an external monitor to realize that the friggin vertical lines are most likely in the display so that's shot as well. Opened a pre sale ticket wth newegg days ago to see if I could avoid this unit (24 hr response yeah right) I've spent plenty of money with newegg, time to pay a bit more and go to a newer more reliable firm.

Cheaper ways to do this

Microsoft XBOX 360 250GB Hard Drive for new design
Microsoft XBOX 360 250GB Hard Drive for new design

Pros: It's official MS hardware.

Cons: I'ts way more expensive than it needs to be. And contrary to raving fanboy reviews, you Can use a notebook drive to play games. As a matter of fact, tear the hdd out of the housing for the old xbox360 and it works too. If you are timid buy this and feel secure in the fact that it's an official product. If you are a tech saavy individual, save 100 dollars and use your old drive or buy a notebook drive and read up on how to use it.

Great Drive

Maxtor DiamondMax 21 STM3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Maxtor DiamondMax 21 STM3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Didnt' grab this one from the egg but thinking about getting an oem in my next build soon. Maxtor has great quality, also to the guy below it's not neweggs gaurantee it's standard UPS and has been that way forever, next time order on a monday newegg processes those orders quickly and I have even had surprise next days from them on 3 day shipping this is mostly because of how efficiently they process the order

Cons: OEM means no cables and no manual so if you are not familiar with installing a drive you will need to google it or ask someone who can help and find cables cheap locally usually not worth ordering something as simple as say and ide or sata cable online.

Overall Review: Been using maxtor ever since my first western dig died on me have maxtor drives that still run (on my linux lan server) that are nearly 10 years old

Eye Opening Lights

LOGISYS Computer CLK12BL 12" Cold Cathode kit
LOGISYS Computer CLK12BL 12" Cold Cathode kit

Pros: Extremely cheap. Super bright with lots of life in them. Comes with power module with two jacks eliminating the need for two boxes in your case if you need two cathode lights as I did. Rear mounting bracket with switch to turn them off at night and the ability to get a sound module to have the lights sync with sound. can also opt to plug right into mobo or standard psu 4 point molex to 3 prong dongle. Did I mention they are bright!!? very nice.

Cons: None on new eggs part, but I hope to have newegg ship via fed ex for my next pc build coming up. UPS suck for me as usual and took almost 2 weeks to get my lights here!!! Refuse to refund my money for shipping and sent them a nice big kiss my @ note.

Overall Review: My last logisys product was an acrylic psu with nice lighting etc, had improper voltage listed on the 12+ rails and failed on me, hopefully this wont be a repeat scenario. The switch via bracket in the rear of the case is awesome as these puppies in a full antec tower with 4 led fans will keep your @ awake at night lol. Nice job newegg good deal.