Date Joined: 07/20/06
Pros: Tight, crisp, and clear.
Overall Review: I bought these to use as sides in my 6.1 setup. They compliment the fronts and rears very nicely, and hold their own with the rest of the system. The sides aren't supposed to draw your attention like the mains, and these do their part to perfection...suttle, yet polished. Great addition.
Pros: I've had this refurb for over 2 years, and it keeps chugging along.
Overall Review: Buying refurbs is hit or miss. If all refurbs were this good, I'd never buy new!
Pros: Great product so far
3 PC's covered a very reasonable price
Countdown for days left on main screen.. good to know!!
Cons: Wallet & Safepay
Overall Review: First off, Bitdefender has been getting great reviews from most of the virus/malware labs that run nothing but tests and evaluations to make our online time safe. I used to have MSE on ALL my computers, and when I started seeing them slide down the test scale, I knew it was time to upgrade to a better solution. Bitdefender has met the challenge so far, and I plan on staying with them as long as they continue to score on the upper tier.
About the only negative I can put out there are 2 programs that I really have no idea, nor desire to use them: Wallet & Safepay. I did not knock any eggs for them, as some people may want/need them.
Pros: Easy install
Cons: Nothing about the adapter
Overall Review: This was no-brainer to install, and both USB ports tested fine. While the description does say 5-15 days..(it was 14 for me), I would hope that Newegg would carry a few in their warehouse (just put them in someones desk drawer...hehe) if only because they are so small, and someone might need them in a major hurry (I was that person).
Cons: none so far
Overall Review: I've had this MB since April 2012. I've upgraded the memory and CPU, the BIOS and video card(s). I've never had a hiccup, glitch or burp. It's hard to complain about anything on this board.
Overall Review: I owned this wifi adapter for 2 years and 22 days. It sat unopened in the box until this past July, when I built a computer for my wife, so she could watch NF or YT videos on our TV. Last week, it started acting up. Every now and again, it would not be recognized by Windows 7. Unplugging, and plugging back in fixed it temporarily, but stopped working altogether this past weekend.
I plugged in a spare wifi adapter, which worked immediately. So, in real life.. it worked for less than 7 month's before giving up the ghost.
Final thoughts: Everything I buy that is made by Rosewill is hit or miss. It's mostly been miss lately. Sometimes it's not even worth the time and effort to post a review.. but this isn't one of those times.
Pros: Options Options Options
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: My wife doesn't like coffee. She like cappuccino. For us to both be happy, it was heat up a pot of water, and each make a bland cup from instant, or bagged. Blah Blah Blah!
With the Keurig, it takes about 30 seconds to heat up the water, and we can plop whatever flavor k-cup we want, and be enjoying our cups in less than half the time it took to heat up a pot of water (that is a fact).
Some people complain it's costly buying boxes of k-cups, and while it costs more than making instant, it's much cheaper than going to our local gas station/market for a cup. I've even purchased a reusable k-cup that I can brew my favorite coffee, for about a 10th the cost of store bought coffee. Yea, you have to clean the k-cup after that, but what's the big deal? There is a wide variety of coffee's, I find it almost impossible to NOT find something you would like.
I highly recommend the Keurig coffee maker!
Cons: Not sure about its authenticity
Overall Review: I've had my toothbrush for over 10 years, and in that time, I've bought many replacement heads from different places.. including online. This is the first time I've bought them from newegg, and it will be the last. These brushes are way too soft. Even worse, the cap is so tight that it seems like the wrong size cap for the brush head. The second night of use, when I pulled the cap to remove it, the stem of the brush separated from the base of the brush. Im not talking about the business end off the toothbrush unit, I'm talking about the base of the toothbrush head that I just bought.
This is the second time I've bought a non-computer product from newegg that is substandard. The other one is a bath mat that is a major tripping hazard. I'll be watching reviews of this item, because either I got a bad batch, or something is afoot here.
Pros: soft, cushion feel is nice.
Cons: Slides too easy. See below
Overall Review: These rugs (both of them) do NOT sit flat on a floor. All of the corners sit up about a half inch, or more for the larger rug. I would not recommend these due to the trip hazard. Both rugs slide rather easily too.. so, the slip resistance is not really resistant.
Pros: Adjustable fan speed
Overall Review: I've had this card for almost 2 years, and it has handled everything I've thrown at it so far. While I don't want to jinx myself by saying this... I have to give it props for NEVER having a BSOD since day 1. It just keeps rocking on for me.
Cons: I've had this for almost 2 years now. It has never fit into a case without making adjustments. I've never installed it permanently anywhere.. I just use it to hold the drives while I install the software, until another adapter comes in. See 'other thoughts'
Overall Review: For whatever reason, this adapter will not fit in a few toolless cases. I have even tried to get this to install toollessly into the Rosewill Blackbone case. It's never going to happen. The case itself has a 'stop' bend in the bracket that prohibits the drive adapter from going all the in to a point where 4 screws can be installed. Instead it's hanging out into the middle of the case. Fortunately it doesn't but right up to my video card.
Pros: Power button on top!
Multiple fans ON TOP!
Fan dust filters
Bottom PS mount
Cons: not really a con, but I moved my existing MB and CPU over to this case. Because of the configuration (non-OEM high heatsink and fan), I preferred not to remove the heatsink and fan, so I had a helluva time getting 2 motherboard screws in. I wound up having to get a very long phillips head to get to the screws.. your results may vary.
Overall Review: I love this case. The case I replaced, had the power button at the top also, but top-FRONT, which sometimes I would accidently hit when I was ejecting the CDRom tray (the computer sits under the desk in the dark). This case has the power button more at the top-TOP.
I had no problems installing my SSD, or hard drive caddy.. and everything else was a breeze. The case is not hardened steel, but it's not flimsy either. I'm very happy with this purchase!
Pros: Bought it at yard sale price (from Newegg of course)
Overall Review: I bought this during one of Newegg's many sales for my brother. He was in need of a sub, and I've been buying Pioneer equipment my entire adult life. After hooking it up and setting the recommended crossover, I thought the unit might be bad, as I could get no sound out of it for 30 minutes, then I realized I hadn't changed his Pioneer receiver front speakers to 'small', which kicked the sub in. He was extremely happy with the sounds it produced. He turned on his TV and was smiling at how much more immersive the sound was for that too.
Pros: Bang for the buck is high
Cons: Might need a sub for surround purposes, but truly not a con
Overall Review: These are not audiophile speakers. If you want audiophile, move on to another set.
These are very good sounding BUDGET speakers. The high/low separation sounds very good to me. They are worth the money spent, and look good too.
You might think about pairing these up with a sub for a fuller soundscape, but all in all, a good set of speakers.
Pros: Well priced for refurb. Has dual DVI and HDMI. Does not require a monster power supply, and no dedicated power connectors.
Overall Review: I upgraded my HTPC from a Radeon R6450 card, and all seems right with the world. The stuttering I would 'sometimes' get has disappeared, and I've seen no hiccups or issues with the GT 640.
I read the specs for this card, and was not surprised at it's qualities. I can't state much more than any time you buy refurb, you run the risk of having a bad card that might never work right.. or you could have something that's been fixed and will have NO further issues.
Pros: ONE YEAR WARRANTY! Very well priced. This is perfect for light gaming (older games), surfing the net and basic computer needs. I upgraded the memory to 4 GB, and video card with no issues!
Tech support is real!
Overall Review: I bought this for my wife to do emails, some light programs, and surf the net. We also like playing some of the older games (Duke Nukem 3D - Far Cry) on our home network. I bought a Galaxy GT 610 video card and Far Cry runs smooth on high settings. I called tech support with questions about upgrading, and I did have a defective DVD-Rom. So I've called Blair TG 2 times and both times I was called back in a couple of hours and they were very helpful. I'm waiting on my replacement DVD-Rom and very please with my purchase.
Pros: Easy to use. Seems to be constructed of higher quality materials than I've purchased lately! I love the rubber drive caddies, definitely a nice touch. Anything that multitasks these days is a plus!
Overall Review: In our family we have 4 laptops, and 4 desktops (I still like messing around), and I am slowly moving them over to SSD drives. Over the last month I have migrated 3 of them from mechanical to SSD, and the Rosewill adapter made the moves much easier. One of the things that I really liked was the length of power cord-USB cables. They helped out with my situation at work.
Pros: There are useful tools that you will use over and over.
Cons: There are useless tools that you will never use.
Overall Review: I'm still trying to find a reason for the small hammer (I guess a sticking hard drive could use a whack now and then). It has a totally worthless vacuum. I would have preferred a flux capacitor, but that's just me.
It's not all bad, there are some tools that I use quite often (magnetic tool, star bits, brush and tweezers ..etc). The main reason I give it 4 stars is because the case is great. The tools do not fall out when opening or closing, and having this case has allowed me to refrain from losing them (I've lost tools that cost more than this entire case).
Pros: Price-Responsive-Flexible-Large enough to support any resolution
Overall Review: I've had this XTRAC for 4 month's. In those 4 month's, I have never given it much thought. I have never blamed it for a missed kill in any game, a wrong website, and I have NEVER looked at it because it skipped a line or two on a web page.
Pros: Price with rebate was $19.99
Huge air mover as stock
Second fan bracket is included, should you desire.
Cons: Patience needed for AMD installation.
Rebate not standard
Overall Review: This fan really is nice. It replaced my Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92, and my temps went down 10c on everything. I do not o/c this system, and the highest I have seen the temp (using CoreTemp) has been 39c, and that was running BF3 or Crysis. The fan is huge, so you need to know what your space limitations are before buying. I am really skeptical about this rebate from Zalman, if I do not receive anything in a month or so..I'm going on a mission...
Pros: Low cost of memory at the moment was the reason I upgraded to 8gb of ram. This has really helped with running virtual OS's along with my main OS (WHS2011).
Cons: I did have 1 stick that was DOA, but Newegg was quick to help out with overnighting a replacement. No complaints there. Thanks Newegg!
Overall Review: The 1 dead stick was not an issue for me. Who knows what happened to it! I've been using G-Skill for a couple of years now, and the memory has always been stout, with no BSOD on any of my machines. I do however, wish G-Skill would stop addressing their memory as "Intel" ram. I have 2 machines with G-Skill memory (Intel branded) that are AMD powered, and never had an issue with either of them.
Pros: I bought this to house my WHS2011 server. Plenty of room, and the airflow with the included fans is more than enough to move the heat out . Removable air filter in front is a nice touch. Holds plenty of hard drives (I'm using 4 at the moment), with expansion possibilities.
Cons: Tiny screws for the top panel are a pain... they should have included a couple extra's. Hard drive bays are a bit tricky at first, but I wouldn't dock a star over it.
Overall Review: I love the value of this server chassis. I would definitely buy another should the situation come up. I can see where some people would be put off by the drive bay installs, but patience and maybe even more patience is required.. but it does work.
Pros: Still works after 2 years. Speeds are fine, but not always. Solid
Cons: Clear cap is one of the dumbest idea's ever.. but not worth an egg
Overall Review: First of all, I have never been rough with it, I don't put it on a keyring, nor have I slayed any dragons (I have my trusty knife for that). I've had it for 2 years and I have to say, it does exactly what it is supposed to do. There 'are' times when it runs a bit slow, but not often.. and not on all machines. Would buy again ..(hate the cap).
Pros: HDMI's aplenty
Flawless sound reproduction
Too many bells and whistles to list..
Cons: Not intended for the uninitiated, unless willing to spend time in the manual and setup.
Overall Review: Owned for 10 month's:
I wanted a receiver with 4+ HDMI inputs and a network connection. This has both. The network connection allows me to not only control the receiver across my network, I can also listen to whatever internet radio station I like (as long as it is output in the correct formats) without having to turn on my HTPC.
There are a lot of options with this receiver, and you will be hard pressed to get this receiver just right on the 1st day (unless you have done this before). The MCACC really comes in handy when setting up your speakers/sound placement. I have not tried the bluetooth or Ipod connectivity.
Note: I did experience some drop-outs while listening to my HTPC, but after carefully watching the receiver and monitoring what was happening on my HTPC, I could see that the drop-outs were caused by my HTPC stuttering to catch up with itself (standard memory stutters).
Pros: Small and feels solid.
Overall Review: I've had this card reader for well over a year. I bought it to take with me to work and/or keep in my laptop bag. I have never had a card fail to read, and that's all it's supposed to do.