Date Joined: 12/21/03
Pros: Good battery, clean keyboard and screen. Ordered it with free shipping (4-6), got in one!
Cons: None so far
Pros: Quiet, nice graphics
Cons: none so far
Overall Review: Ordered it on the 18th, got it today(Sunday) to replace an ailing gpu, downloaded the lasted driver for it (12-17-2015). Very quiet, takes up 2 slots but not a concern for me. Using it on an old AMD FX-6100 rig.
Pros: No glitches after replacing 2 gig Dell module, perfect compatibility
Overall Review: Same latency (11) as original memory. Increased original 6 to 12 gigs. Speeds up my photo editing on my Dell Inspiron 15R with a somewhat slow Core i5-4200U cpu. It works!
Pros: After using the set for a few days and comparing it to my Samsung 50", I have to add another egg;
Overall Review: Using it with Verizon Fios and Fire Stick, just great! No problems with the Roku either.
Pros: Nice deep colors, clear picture, just a really nice set!
Overall Review: A revised review of the one I made 2 weeks ago. Newegg issued me a RMA promptly, got replacement today, it is really nice!
Pros: Worked right out the box, fast shipping from Newegg.
Overall Review: Some people mentioned do not hook it up to surge suppressor, I did off an extension cord. If it ever get warm enough here, I will hook it directly to the circuit box outside where I will use it. Might have to wait until the end of April :(
13 Mbps down, 13.5 up, Wifi was 27 & 22 on that laptop.
Pros: Fits my stereo stand perfectly. The PSU that was included with my purchase was a perfect fit. Really fast delivery!
Cons: As was noted on a previous review, the logo stuff on the faceplate is a bit kitschy, but no big deal, not really noticeable from 15' away.
Overall Review: Nice to have a unit that fits in with my amp, cable box and the other components. I was using a mid size tower set down horizontally (wife hated inserting DVDs sideways and having the computer sticking out so far). This is my 1st mATX build, looking forward to getting the board and CPU on Monday or Tuesday. Usually I use Gigabyte boards, but the MSI FM2 board was cheap and has a HDMI port. I know AMD ain't for gaming but this will be utilized for mainly Netflix streaming to TV.
Pros: Most comfortable headphone that fits my narrow Celtic skull I have ever had. Most headsets designed for the Alpine round-heads. Rich sounds when hooked to a decent amp.
Pros: Quiet. Nice replacement for a cheap PSU in a 6 year old case. I put together a build for my brother. I used parts from my old system- a Gigabye 880GM-UD2H mb, 4 gigs of DDR3 1333 ram, and an AMD X2-555 CPU. I did not trust the Turbolink PSU in the case. The Cooler Master was the answer for me!
Overall Review: Could not use the word cra*py to describe the old PSU! "One or more words found in the text have been deemed improper and unsuitable for submission". Funny!
Pros: Fast flow through when I plugged into a USB2 port, Win7 found it and all I had to do was enter my WEP ID. So much better than my old g adapter. Happy camper here!
Overall Review: The router is in the basement about 15' from the computer so I do not know how it works on longer range.
Pros: It works, no glitches when installed.
Cons: I had some bad luck with the old WD PATA drives, high failure rate and replacement drives were re-certified, not new.
Overall Review: I switched to Maxtor, Seagate and Samsung drives after my experiences with WD. Since most of them are defunct now, I needed a cheap solution for my brother's rebuild. I hope the SATA drive will last longer!
Pros: Got it free with a Gigabyte 970A-UD3 MB purchase, runs at 1600 after bios tweak.
Overall Review: Not really free, had to pay full retail ($110) for the Gigabyte board. But with free shipping and including $40+ memory, it was a deal!
Pros: Quiet, low power consumption, 6 core great for my photo processing.
Cons: It scored the same (7.3) as a X4 945 on my other system, but have not made any adjustments in the bios on my Gigabyte 970A-UD3 yet.
Overall Review: Thinking it may work better in Photoshopping. Time will tell. I don't have the big bucks to buy an Intel i5 or i7 system.
Pros: Easy setup, solid build, great bios menu and of course the 3x USB is nice to have.
Cons: Had to go to Realtek to get LAN connection - my 1st Win7 64 build, no big deal really, I just downloaded the driver to a thumb drive, loaded it and I was online, no real issue.
Overall Review: This is my 4th Gigabyte build, no issues at all, I will stick with them, maybe I could be classified as a GB Fan-boy! I have been putting systems together since 1998 with various MB makers, but I am now a firm believer in Gigabyte. Hope that they live long and prosper!
Pros: Perfect cable for hooking up the Kindle to a computer. Plugged it in and Win 7 recognized it right off the bat. Great for transferring pictures, music and other stuff. The Fire only has 8 gigs of storage, no iPad for sure, but now I have the ability to transfer and it charges the Kindle as well. I read some negative reviews about the seller, but I received it 8 days after order (from Cali to NY) but hey, free shipping!
I like the retractable feature a lot! For 6 bucks, you can't go wrong.
Pros: Aside from last week's $15 rebate, at the current price of $25 it still is decent. It scored 7.5 on the Windows Experience test on a budget AMD build. The system fired right up!
Overall Review: I normally buy G-skill memory, but that is just been something that I have doing for years. I could not pass up 4 gigs for $13 though! The memory was manufactured in Taiwan.
Pros: It opened up the other 2 cores of my 555 X2. It did! But i am writing about Gigabyte tech support with issues on my other board (GA-785GMT-USB3). CPU-Z listed my processor as a one core. I put a 945 X4 in, same thing. I ruled out the CPU as the problem and was thinking the motherboard was the issue. Tech support showed me the way to find out the problem was with my OS (Win 7 32 bit). I backed up all my files on an external hd and wiped the hd drive clean! Re-installed windows, time consumming with all the updates, but beats sending hardware back! These are the 1st Gigabyte boards I ever bought, I have been putting AMD systems together since '97.
Cons: Onboard graphics, but you can get a dedicated GPU that will suit your needs.
Overall Review: I just posted this because I was very impressed with Gig's support!
Pros: Easy build, my 2nd Gigabyte mobo, love 'em!
Overall Review: Newegg Stuff for Media Center (Nov 2010)
GIGABYTE GA-880GM-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - easy to tweak for max performance
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - quiet drive, mega
storage, not 7200 though, but fast enough for it's purpose
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core - C3 Rev-unlocked all 4 cores!
Antec Basiq BP430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
ASUS CD/DVD Player/Burner
HDMI cable -It was free with combo and it works fine
Microsoft Windows 7 Family Pack/ Home Premium Upgrade - Retail 3 PCs ($125 for 3 computers), I did a clean install
GIGABYTE GV-R455D3-512I Radeon HD 4550 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - works in tandem w/on board video
A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit De
Pros: -No heat issues even with the passive cooling
-4.9 Win7 Aero and 6.2 gaming/business scores
-$25 after rebate
Cons: It is not a gaming card, for those you have to fork out a lot of $$$
Overall Review: I bought this same card back in May to install on a Gigabyte 785GMT-USB3 mb. The windows experience video scores jumped up considerably. I just purchased another one today for another build. Gigabyte mb again (that 785GMT was the 1st Gig that I have bought over the past 13 years of builds). I still use 2 old AMD computers that I put together back in the dawn of XP. One board is a Biostar, the other is Asus, no complaints with them either, I have been lucky.
Pros: Great burner for $20. Installed it in a system running on Win7 and it worked instantly. A movie I got from Redbox , "The Ghost Writer" ran flawlessly. Also,I burned copies of a bunch of photos photos very quickly with it.
Cons: Not 3D, blu-ray, or dual, but I really didn't care. I does what it is supposed to do.
Pros: A great budget cpu, works great with my photo editing software.
Overall Review: I was debating whether to get this or the Athlon x4 for my 1st build in years. I believe I made the right choice. Reading some reviews about the 555, I was not sure if I could unlock the other cores. I unlocked the 3rd, but when I tried to unlock the 4th got the blue screen of death. Not a complaint, glad I got an x3! Have not tried to o/c it yet.
Pros: Just a great board. My 1st Gigabyte mb and 1st build in 5 or more years. I put a system together because my photo editing software was screaming for a multi-core cpu. I slapped on a Phenom II X2 555 BE, a cheapo ATI Crossfire gpu and 4 gigs of G-Skill Ripjaw DDR3 ram. The bios easily unlocked a 3rd core, not the 4th though. I waited a couple of weeks to do a review. I am a happy camper, editing RAW photos is no longer an agonizing rendering chore.
Cons: None to speak of
Overall Review: Hooked it up to a 40" Toshiba Regza TV, great resolution with HDMI connection, with or without the discrete gpu. I have not tried to overclock, but I may if I have the need for speed. I having been getting parts from Newegg for years, never had to return anything. Fast shipping, great prices.
Pros: Unlocked 3rd core (Win 7 experience went from 6.5 to 6.9)
Has a L3 cache
Cons: Not an Intel, but I was just building an inexpensive media player and photo editor. Not for serious gamers.
Overall Review: I was wavering between this CPU and the Athlon II x4, I went for this one, I like a challenge I guess. The x4 would have been faster for certain tasks, but I am very satisfied with it. Even though I disabled one core, it shows up on my system as a Phenom II x4 B55.
Pros: Great upscaling to my 1080p TV
Slim compact design
Cons: None yet
Overall Review: Got this from the PX yesterday. Hooked it up to the Toshiba Regza I bought from Newegg last week for my spare room. I connected them with HDMI and optical digital cables, popped a Star Wars DVD in and the picture just blew me away! I have yet to purchase a sound system, but even out of the built in speakers on the Tosh, pretty decent.
I was looking at all the reviews on the blu rays out there. I had second thoughts, with the advent of the new king - 3D, why bother. Besides, my local Redbox has very little choice in that format.
Good choice for someone who doesn't want to spend twice as much for a format that will be history in a year or so.
Pros: Silent as hell. Increased my Win 7 Experience graphic scores for Aero from 3.0 to 4.8 and 3D from 3.3 to 6.2, not bad for a $40 card!
Overall Review: I put it in a 4 year old system with onboard graphics. 1st ATI video card for me. Make sure to go the ATI site and update drivers.