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Stephen J.

Stephen J.

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Overall solid board.

GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE AMD Ryzen 3000 PCIe 4.0 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.2 AMD X570 ATX Motherboard
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE AMD Ryzen 3000 PCIe 4.0 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.2 AMD X570 ATX Motherboard

Pros: -Tons of USB (10 on back, several hookups for front usb) -VRMs -SOC Fan control with bios update -Able to update bios without cpu or ram -Intergrated I/O also has LEDs which look cool if you're into that -Audio quality is pretty good compared to b350 tomahawk at least

Cons: -I couldn't get it to post with XMP default 3200mhz with 4 dimms(32gb). Granted, I have samsung E die instead of B die, This may be fixable with a bios update, and I have yet to try manually inputting timings. -Ryzen 3000 Voltage "issue" is present. Basically, it causes the voltage to spike up to 1.45 and back down repeatedly at idle(or close to idle), causing the fans to constantly ramp up to 100% and back down and temperatures to not be ideal(60c idling, 80c load using stock cooler). This isn't isolated to GB boards and AMD is looking into this, as there's a ton of threads on Reddit about this. For now I have disabled PB and although clocks aren't exceeding 3.6ghz on a 3700x, it's stable and quiet now until this gets fixed. It may not even be board related and could be fixed with a new chipset driver. Only time will tell. If that is the case I will update this review and remove this part. -Even with the SOC fan control, that thing can get pretty whiny. -No USB C, although there is a port for if your case has it.

Overall Review: This board checked all the boxes for the price. Being a "cheaper" x570 board, with tons of USB, great VRM, and fan control for the SoC fan, it's hard to pass up. For the other reviewer who had a really long post - First bootup took a while to post - it looked like it had to reboot 6-7 times before it actually posted. Ever since then, it posts within 5 seconds.

It works

White PC Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver For Windows Version 2.1.0.1349
White PC Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver For Windows Version 2.1.0.1349

Pros: Works great with microsoft's drivers, I'd assume just as good as a microsoft branded receiver. Can't compare for obvious reasons.

Cons: Drivers took probably 10 minutes to find.

10/21/2013
ASUS RT-N12 N300 Wi-Fi Router 2T2R MIMO Technology, 4K HD Video Streaming, VoIP, Up to 300 Mbps
ASUS RT-N12 N300 Wi-Fi Router 2T2R MIMO Technology, 4K HD Video Streaming, VoIP, Up to 300 Mbps

Pros: Great range, excellent router for the price. Haven't had to restart once in the two months of having it so far. Always at least 7 devices connected to wifi at once and no issue.

Cons: Gets pretty warm so that's something to keep an eye on.

Overall Review: Bought to replace an old WRT54G whose output just couldn't handle all the devices on my network.

Excellent

Hanns-G HL248DPB 23.6" 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, DVI-D Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor
Hanns-G HL248DPB 23.6" 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, DVI-D Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor

Pros: I've had two of these for almost a year now, they look great compared to older monitors I've used. No dead pixels, quick response time, I wish newegg still sold them.

Cons: No longer available, I wanted a third. Also, since I have two, one of the power lights is brighter than the other. Small complaint, but worth noting.

Overall Review: 100% brightness is the default, and it's much too bright. Put it at 30% and it's perfect for me.

Amazing card!

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: Literally plays EVERYTHING on highest settings with no issue. Runs cool, Doesn't get above 69C under load for hours. Quiet, I can't hear it over any of my other case fans.

Cons: It wasn't free. And I was worried since a lot of users seemed to get defective cards, I'm glad it hasn't been the case for me.

Overall Review: If you can afford it, definitely buy this card.

Great CPU

Intel Core i5-3570K - Core i5 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I53570K
Intel Core i5-3570K - Core i5 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I53570K

Pros: So far, I've had no issues with this chip at all. Under stock fan temps were a bit high, but I'll get to that in cons/other thoughts. It's enough to play Arma 2 which is very cpu demanding, while streaming with xsplit, AND recording with fraps full size, both of which are also very CPU dependent and still maintain a playable framerate(40+FPS)

Cons: This thing runs HOT. Idle temps with the stock fan were 50C. I bought a CM Hyper 212 and it lowered idle temps to about 40c. It doesn't go over 59c when doing anything intensive at least.

Overall Review: Apart from the temps, this is an amazing CPU for the price. I haven't even started overclocking yet, I don't really feel a need at the moment.

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Smooth transaction

Everything worked as it should. Product was promptly shipped and as described, basically felt like a standard newegg transaction. Thumbs up from me!

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10/24/2013

Item not received, no reply from seller

The tracking number I was given never was found on the carrier's website, and two weeks later I still have yet to receive the item I ordered. Seller does not reply to any emails. It was a cheap pair of headphones but newegg should have more strict guidlines about 3rd party sellers.

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10/21/2013