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Acer B6 Series B286HK ymjdpprz (UM.PB6AA.003) Black 28
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I purchased this when it was on sale. After the rebate it was $350 plus tax. For that is was a steal. I read the bad reviews about the input changing every time the computer was reset, turned off went to sleep ext. It only seems to do it for me on a reset or shutdown. When it goes to sleep it just turns back on. For the reset shut down if you need to get into bios you just need to read the manual to know what key to press as you will not have time to see it on the screen. The picture looks amazing I am sure the monitors in the $700+ range look better but this one looks fine to me. The speakers do not sound good. If you are only listening to voice messages from time to time they are fine. Anything else just spend $20 on a set of external speakers. By the way the speakers only work sometimes. I am using display-port which caries audio and for some reason they only sometimes work. Just do a search on yahoo and you will see everyone says this.

I do need to purchase two more 4k monitors about this size (27" - 30") in about a year from now. This monitor is back up to $499 at Newegg right now. If they are still $499 in a year I will probably buy something else. If they go back down to $380 or so I will probably buy two more of these.

Anyways, I wrote the pros and cons in the same field.

Since I paid $350 plus tax I am giving it 5 stars. If I paid $499 plus tax I would give it 4 stars.

Cons: in pros

ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Once it was working it was fine.

Cons: So, the MB has 2 usb 2 ports 4 usb 3 and 1 usb 3.1. I built this with out a disc drive. I just loaded the OS via a usb flash drive (win7 x64). For some dumb reason the usb 2 port do not function during the OS load and you are forced to use the usb 3 ones. Which means you have to load a driver before you can load the OS. This is sort of a problem when you do not have a disc drive (cd,dvd) available during the OS load. So, instead of pulling another computer apart and getting a disc drive I had to load the usb 3 drivers on a sata hdd so I could load the OS. Once they were loaded the install ran fine. But, just be aware that if you do not have a disc drive you will have one more hurdle to jump through to install the OS.

Other Thoughts: I built this computer for my mom so I just loaded the OS and drivers. It seemed to work fine but I did not spend much time with the computer after everything was loaded. So, this review is really just about the OS install problems.

SIIG JU-NE0411-S1 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs SIIG JU-NE0411-S1 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter 04/13/2013

This review is from: SIIG JU-NE0411-S1 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter

Pros: I have a netbook that does not have an Ethernet port on it. The netbook came with a usb 2 adapter but it only has speeds of (5-10)mb/s. With this usb 3 one I get speeds of (60-135)mb/s depending on the size of file I am transferring. I have a nas hdd and need speeds faster that the wireless port can offer (3-6)mb/s on the computer. I only use this network adapter when I am loading a large file from the nas (8gb+).

Cons: Price I paid $30.99 for this. I would like it to be $15 or so but it's usb 3 so it's gonna be expensive for now.

Other Thoughts: solid construction metal in top with plastic sides.


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Display Name: Brian T.

Date Joined: 03/21/08

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  • First Review: 03/02/10
  • Last Review: 10/30/15
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