Date Joined: 12/17/06
Pros: - Good looking case and liquid cooling is already installed, awesome idea.
- Great price for combo
Cons: - Cheap plastic front with 5 of 6 snap tangs that hold the front panel were broken in shipment.
Overall Review: Who's to blame, Fed EX or DeepCool?? I'd say both... Cheap front panel by DeepCool and Fed EX for smashing and ripping about 8'' inches of the box open. Delivery person didn't even ring the door bell, they knew it was busted and did not want to deal with it. I pulled case out of box and like the whole front panel fell off with splinters of plastic pieces bleeding out in front of me.
I'm nowhere faint of heart, being a retired disabled veteran with over 20yrs, but I actually had a PTSD / panic attack watching this. I've been to Afghanistan once and Iraq 4 x without ever having a panic attack. Shot at putting up a satcom terminal on a roof, knocked 8-10 feet into a rock garden by a car bomb at the NECK, it felt like a linebacker at full run hit me. (got up mad as hell and wanted to rip someone apart with my bare hands, was not scared) I've seen some bad things and had worst things done to me and never had a panic attack. You never know what will make a person click, but having over $1600 dollars worth of computer parts waiting for a case to upgrade to a Mega Gaming rig and watching it crumble in front of me was mine... Put in for a refund, could not have that happen again. ha, ha , & (LOL for those other types)
Pros: - Works great on my Acer Predator XB271HU 27" 144 Hz IPS monitor
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: - Replaced faulty HDMI cable on my Acer Predator XB271HU 27" 144 Hz IPS monitor purchased 6 months ago
Cons: - None so far
Overall Review: - Replaced faulty DP cable on my Acer Predator XB271HU 27" 144 Hz IPS monitor purchased 6 months ago
Pros: - Price was great
- Works great! Alot faster than a regular HD. Windows boots over 2x faster and shuts down in a fraction of time the with reg HD.
- Game loading screens in Witcher3 2-3x faster - AWESOME... Well worth the money
- 2x capacity of my last SSD...
- Loaded Windows and my programs in record time compared to reg HD
Cons: When the SSD was installed the Boot Loader is missing! Have to press F12 at startup then select the drive to boot from it. Not really a con for me, for some reason I like it this way... Keeps my snooping wife out of my computer now, ha, ha... Woman downloads more viruses than i can count!!!
Also after format only 460gig. Why lose 40GIG??
Overall Review: I had a 240g Corsair SSD from 2003 and it ran great for about 2 1/2 months then crashed. Got mad and threw it in my desk drawer til last month and tried it again. After playing Witcher 3 for 1 1/2 weeks it crashed again (lost everything again). That was a common problem with SSD's from three years ago. Decided not to give up on the tech, that by now they have to be making better products and purchased this drive on sale (almost $40 less than another Corsair).
I have been using the drive for almost two weeks and Witcher3 has not blown it out yet.
Also, Corsair said their was 20 days left on my warranty and they will send me a new SSD. I'l put that one in my wife's computer, then maybe she will stop complaining about her windows being slow. It is a WIN-WIN...
Pros: Price was great
It can really take a beating...
Cons: Poor packing, I have been a New Egg customer for over nine years and have never had bad packing for a product til now. The box was over-sized (3-6 inches all sides) with only some brown paper on the left side (no bubble wrap or peanuts). The UPS would slide around the inside the box like crazy when I picked it up. The box was crushed on the bottom right corner. The corner was crushed in almost three inches. Opened the box and the UPS box was also crushed in almost 2 1/2 inches. Opened the UPS box and the foam protection around the bottom back of the UPS was totally broken across.
Overall Review: I can not believe it still works after that kind of fall and damage. Glad I purchased the 2yr extended warranty just in-case this thing starts messing up later on.
Only regret was not getting the 1500va. This one runs at 33% load with my system running which is good, but once i start playing Witcher 3 it jumps up pass 55% load.
Pros: Great Reception
Easy to put together
everything included to setup
Power box/ amplifier
2 TV outputs
Cons: Figuring out the best way to get it outside. Getting 23 TV chan and 2 FM with the antenna inside the room, may not put it outside (just a guest room).
Overall Review: I tested it on the room with the TV before mounting outside. Received 23 TV chan and 2 FM with the antenna not even outside. Customer service was great. I contacted them several times with questions and they were courteous/ helped every time.
Pros: Graphics settings maxed out on all of the games
Silent, more quiet than the card upgraded from
Cons: Upgraded from a Asus GTX660 TI-DC2OC-3GD5 - 3 GB GDDR5 and did not see that much of a difference for a $320 upgrade. You would think 3 generations and a series higher would do more...
Also, did not run with my 6 & 8 pin PCI connectors from my COOLMAX ZP-850B 850W. I had to use their cables to power it. The 6 pin had to be powered with 2 (molar ? white) connectors and the 8 pin with 2 six pin pci connectors from my power supply. This is the only way it would run.
Overall Review: I have a computer with a 660TI 3GIG and another with a reg 660 2GIG (my wife's). This card definitely beats the reg 660 2GIG hands down. (w/Witcher 3)
If i were upgrading from reg 660 2GIG , I would be like "WOW, whoohoo!! awesome card". Sorry, as a retired disabled vet, on his computer a lot because that is the only thing that does not hurt to do, I do not have funds to upgrade all the time. So for over $300, I would like to have seen more improvement than 10-15%
I know it is not the companies fault I did not realize how powerful the 660TI was so they still get 4 eggs. 1 egg off for the power issues.
Pros: It is not Win 8 or 10. Does not turn my computer into a apps tablet
Not as much adware or spyware included
Cons: I didn't know this but do to licensing issues Windows 7 home Edition 64 OEM edition is limited to recognizing only 16 gigs of ram. Had to rebuy Win 7 Pro to use more than 16 gigs of ram.
Also, upgraded my motherboard and hard drive and can not reload this product. you can only load it once or not able to upgrade major components???
Overall Review: Had to purchase Win 7 Pro RETAIL version to get pass all this corp money grab mess. Really, there is no reason to limit it to 16GIGs, but to make people have to re-buy the product...
Pros: Worked great
Cons: Had two 8GIG sticks of G.SKILL F3-1866C9D-16GSR and ran great at 1866Mhz
Added two more sticks for a total of 4 for 32gigs, but will not boot with a XMP profile for 1866 speed. The 4 sticks together only run at 1333Mhz.
Overall Review: Is it really worth adding more run to run at such a lower speed?
Added more ram to use AMD RamDrive 64GIG program.
Pros: Had two of these sticks and ran great at 1866Mhz
Cons: Added two more sticks for a total of 4 for 32gigs, but will not boot to windows with a XMP profile for 1866 speed. The 4 sticks together only run at 1333Mhz.
May be a board problem- GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+
Overall Review: Added more ram to use the AMD RamDrive 64GIG program purchased. 32GIG allowed to make 28GIG ramdrive, but Witcher 3 and other games are over 30GIGs. Kind of a waste of time and money.
Just purchased 850 EVO SSD 500GIG, that should work as a replacement to the ramdrive plan
Pros: It adds a lot to the game itself and it improves the game not just the DLC.
Cons: None so far with the DLC. The game itself??? It is a little rough without this DLC
Overall Review: The new Essence system makes the game way more fun to play. Essence is an item that you can use to enchant any piece of equipment.
Pros: "+ 50% off w/ promo code EMCPHHE93 on about 40 games...
Nice graphics and story line
Cons: Steam download game... Have not been tricked into buying a steam game in four years. Ad did not say it would be from steam. Normally they put in the requirements (Steam game)
Not wild about the down looking camera angle, much rather FP Shooter direct on view. Can not see far enough in front of you. Witcher 1 &2, Dragonage, Hellgate have better view angles
Overall Review: "+ 50% off w/ promo code EMCPHHE93 on about 40 games... but used this code to buy the full version game, then could not use it again to buy the addon. Who puts the same code on 40 games that you can only use once and does not put a note saying so... Would have bought a more expensive game if known or have bought them together.
Pros: Installed no problem, booted right up. Smaller heat sinks than the replaced OCZ ram (1 of 4 sticks failed). Now have 4G with 2 sticks instead of 4.
Cons: None yet
Pros: Fast and no problems
Cons: A little hard to get the USB cable into it.
Overall Review: Installed a WD Scorpio Blue 320GB SATA 3.0Gb/s in it with no issues. Getting in a Corsair Force Series 3 2.5" 240GB in a couple of days, will try it also.
Pros: No setup required. My computer automatically recognized the new ram. Increased my performance by leaps and bounds.
Overall Review: Upgraded the incredibly slow stock ram RAM on my new ASUS G75-VM 17.3 inch laptop
Pros: Very thin, USB powered, and sturdy metal case
Cons: Enclosure does not work with 640GB WD drive purchased. (from Vantec webpage) Hard drive capacity is 500 GB not 640 GB advertized by Newegg.
Also, drive does not screw into the case, only held in by the SATA connection
Overall Review: One of the Christmas presents for my wife, not good... My mistake by not reading a couple more reviews. I have made quite a few purchases with Newegg and this is the first time to be steered wrong. When I purchased the drive, this enclosure popped up as the item to go with it...