Joined on 03/10/04
LOOSE IN BOX ARGHHHH!!!
Pros: I gotta give this CPU 5 eggs. Minor OC to 3.4Ghz at 26-28 idle,35-37C at 100% load after an hour.
Cons: I agree Newegg should receive 1 egg for packaging,as mine came bouncing around loose in the box,as part of a combo,as others have described. Luckily I was able to straighten the 20 or so bent pins,and it still powered up fine.
Overall Review: This was my first brand new build in about 5 years. I almost peed myself when I got home and saw the Newegg box on the floor.I felt like a 5 year old on Christmas day. When I unpacked the box and saw the empty CPU box and found it buried on the bottom of the box with bent pins I wept like a woman. My wife and kids looked at me like I was crazy. C'mon tape??? rubberband??? I've built 7or8 systems with Newegg over the years and have always been more than satisfied with them. But they almost broke my heart. Ill be back,they still have the best deals around.
Cheap Budget Functional
Pros: Gotta give it 5 stars after 2 months running strong. About a full 2 day burnin once it was running. I don't know what everyone is complaining about,its about the same quality as every other budget case Ive ever bought,better than some without the window and led fans for about the same price. Nice windowed case for the $$$ PSU seems sufficient for a basic config. My setup GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H w/AMD X2 firstname.lastname@example.orgGHz 2 500G SATA HDD 1 PATA,1 SATA DVD R/W 1 Palit PCIE video card Runs without a burp for over 2 months now.
Cons: Not enough standoffs front panel cable a tad short only 2 3.5 drive bays and 2 5.25 drive bays are really usable due to the drive cage config. Yeah the 5.25 blanks were falling out,5 minute fix with a little help from a heat gun Not enough SATA power You can pick up SATA y adapters for under a buck if you can wait for them. 5 for $4 in my case. Although the box was beat up the case arrived undamaged WOOHOO.Not usually my luck.
Overall Review: I sleeved the PSU with some leftovers,looks sloppy without it when you can see inside. Moved the front fan outside the case behind the front bezel,this gave me 2 extra 3.5 bays that can be used with only 2 screws if i slide the drives all the way forward. Had I realized ahead of time I would have drilled the rivets and moved the drive cage forward looks like the holes are already punched for alternate config.anyway All in all a good deal in my case,actually looks better than my $1.5K build. Thought it looked a little cheesy out of the box but its kinda grown on me. Amazing what can be done when you have more time than $$$$
Great cooler,Great price
Pros: Added this cooler to a Athlon X2 240,Gigabyte,Gskill budget combo. Keeps my X2 240 2.8Ghz@3.4Ghz around 26-28C idle,35-37C 100% load after 2 hours.Fan at only 1k RPM A little extreme for some minor overclocking but the w/free shipping was only a few bucks more than the standard 4 pin coolers shipped. This cooler actually blows air over my Gskill ram also.
Cons: HUGE wow I didnt realize the thing was so bulky from the pictures. Barely fits with side panel fan. The heat sink paste included is junk. I used 10% silver paste leftover from my last build. Partly the reason for the excellent performance?? Base of cooler does not completely cover CPU??? CPU actually hangs out a couple mm on all sides.
Overall Review: Nice cooler for the $$ Needs alot of space in your case. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to install it. I definitely am not one and it took me all of about 30 seconds to figure it out. Use silver compound.
Great drive for the price
Pros: Ive always had good luck with previous Samsung drives though not known for HDD. The reviews for comparable 500Gb drives at this price seemed dismal(high failure rates after only short run times). After 1 month I backed up 2 120Gb drives and it seems to be going strong. Using this drive for storage only ,no os.
Cons: VIA SATAI controller does not recognize this drive??? Even after I flashed the 150G firmware. I know the drive was good after testing it at a friends house. It was either exchange the drive (pay restocking$+return shipping) or add a non VIA controller for $20+. Now the drive isnt looking like such a good deal after all. Decided to add a SATA to IDE adapter card For less than $5 shipped from a chinese site. Voila BIOS detected as 500GB udma mode6 ide drive. XP posts at 465GB
Overall Review: Rethink this deal if you are using this drive with a VIA based SATA controller,seems most budget RAID cards you find for sale are VIA VT64xx based cards and require a little BIOS hacking to get them to work properly.
Loads of features for a budget price
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