Joined on 02/20/04
DDR4 Powerhouse and Style
Pros: Aluminum heat spreaders dissipate any heat very effectively. Coating and color look amazing Very stable at 3200 speeds using proper timings. Motherboard did not pick up the maximum speed for these but a simple BIOS change fixed the issue. (Note: Did a test with the default timings, and there was really no difference in speed) Never had a failure with Corsair ram. FYI new DOOM with nVidia 970 and these chips looks amazing.
Overall Review: Corsair is making so many nice products that the my entire rig is basically Corsair due to their great quality and detail to workmanship. Tried to OC these chips for giggles with limited success. Increasing voltage slightly did help, but did not notice a speed difference so decided to step them back to the rated timings for stability. ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 S LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I76700K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530 Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Military Green Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Corsair Gaming K95 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - RGB Lighting - Cherry MX Brown Switches Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm Corsair Gaming M65 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse - Black
Low Qual Video
Pros: Composite and SVideo inputs, FM Radio, Digital TV, External antennas for FM and TV, Copying VHS tapes over to the PC works well once you figure it out. Works on Windows 7 64bit. TV and DVR works great. FM tuner works great.
Cons: Composite video is very grainy and slow interlaced. If you're trying to copy VHS over to your system. Not shielded well from outside interference. Keep away from Routers, Cordless phones, cell phonse or anything else putting out a signal, otherwise you'll see the interference on the display. Have to turn off the prerecording if you want to use the composite inputs to plug an older condole into it aka Wii. Still the picture quality is very weak. No HD Radio.
Overall Review: Still need a fast PC if you want to convert the videos in to AVI, Divx, MP4, or somethign other than mpeg2 (DVD format). Upgrade the software often. The latest upgrades fixed some issues I was having. No AM radio, but does anyone listen to that still?
Solid all metal build
Pros: Very well made construction. Fan covering as you can see is stuff metal so you're not going to have to worry about cheap cover bending. Solid frame hold fan securely and keeps everything quiet. No rattles. Love only using cables needed to maximize air flow. Static main power has nice sheath and rubber strain relief.
Cons: Nothing real to speak of but could use shielding on modular chords of your not hiding them.
Overall Review: Bringing new life into a 970 multimedia/Plex/emulator rig.
very useful for tough places
Pros: Using power lines is actually a plus here. Trying to get WiFi into a metal shop without running an Ethernet line. I've tried using this in multiple ways but by far the most exciting is getting WiFi in my shop. Speed and reliability pretty good. Able to stream videos of YouTube when trying work on a vehicle or craft. Very easy to pair with new device. I've tried many devices like this and this is the first that jumped across multiple junction boxes off the main panel. Tried alternate plugs in shop to make sure it wasn't a fluke. Configuring is easy with web interface.
Cons: Not really a con but it does seem to get hot on the side against wall. This could be an issue later on but so far so good.
Overall Review: Looking to get more to see how far out in my yard this will go. Does take a while to get connected but easy to do.
Always a pleasure working with Newegg over other sites.
I do a lot of comparison shopping and always come back here. I never have to worry about knock off products or repackaged products when buy from NewEgg. I think i've had 1 issue in like 10 years of working with them
Nice low-end mouse
the DPI is set a little wonky up front for general use. feels a bit cheap. Wish it has a pinky finger rest feels weird that it doesn't have one when the thumb is fully supported. wish scroll wheel was able to release the clicking and roll it for browsing. (too used to the Logitech Prometheus I guess) No strain relief on cord connection into mouse will be an issue down the road I'm sure. Sharp edges look good but not comfortable for long game play.
Impressive work machine for the cost plus windows 10. These are windows 7 machines with new Windows 10 pro images. Lot of room for expansions. Worked straight out of box. Took about 3 hours to get all the updates installed. No 3rd party fluff to remove other than normal windows 10 fluff. Best antivirus built-in (new windows based anti virus anti malware). Gigabit LAN, nvida quattro for pro 3d rendering, added a gaming card I had laying around for gaming no problem.