Date Joined: 03/10/03
Pros: Fan isn't too loud. I purchased it for video editing and photshop and so far it has worked out great. I own one game (Flatout 2) and the graphics settings were maxed and it blew me away. I might need to start playing games again. Price was only 49.95 on sale.
Cons: None so far. Great bargain!
Pros: Love the boot times. I forgot to turn the bios setting from IDE to AHCI and it was still fast. Once I turned it to ACHI it was about 2-3 seconds faster on bootup.
Overall Review: Great drive. Easy to install. I recommend doing fresh OS install on this rather than replicating your current OS drive. I tried it. It worked, but it was really buggy. Once I did the fresh install everything worked wonderfully.
Pros: I like all of the features they've put on this tiny board. The 5 SATA ports are nice. Two RAM slots does the job. You're probably not going to use a board like this for hardcore gaming because of its slot limitations and small size but for the rest of us it's a nice board. The price is great for a brand that is even better.
Cons: Probably not for gamers but it works for what I need.
Pros: I expected a weaker construction but was happy with what I got. It may not be the best case for the price but I can't complain. The power supply does the job though I can't comment on longevity/reliability yet. 4 HDD/SSD drive bays for a micro atx case is a nice perk. That may be standard now but my previous case only had 2.
Cons: The side panel isn't flush with the front when s-c-r-e-w-e-d (newegg didn't like that word) on so you see a little stript of the grey metal. Not a deal-breaker but you should know.
Overall Review: This is a nice micro atx case if you're on a budget. You'll be happy with what you get for the money.
Pros: I wanted a CPU upgrade to speed up my video encodes in Handbrake and Vegas. With my old Core2 Duo I was getting about 4 fps for a 1080p video in Handbrake. Now I get about 37!! I know the i7 will get more but this suites my needs perfectly.
Cons: None so far. Packaged fan is quiet and does the job.
Pros: Excellent range for both 2.4ghz and 5ghz
Great menu gui and options
Hooked up my 4g dongle to the USB slot without issue
Cons: A little hot but it seems fine. I haven't had to reboot it once since I received it in May 2012.
Overall Review: This solved my range problems. I have a detached garage that is located across the backyard about 30 yards from my house where the router is located. I use an Airport Express to stream my iTunes music to the garage without any problems now. It was very difficult to get it to work with other N routers but this one gives me full bars at 5ghz, 3 at 2.4ghz but I notice no difference in performance. Headache gone. No more music skipping.
Pros: I use this for ProTools LE on my Macbook Pro. My Digi003 plugs into the drive via the FW400 port and then the drive plugs into the Macbook FW800 port. It works great. No problems at all. Doesn't feel like it runs too hot either. Comes with all of the cables you need.
Cons: I see the price went up $20; used to be $59. That's a bummer. I want another one!
Pros: This thing handled my nasty basement well. I don't have gutters on my house yet so quite a bit of water makes it in. I haven't noticed a huge increase on my power bill either.
Cons: The power went out in my house and I didn't know that the unit resets the humidity level to 60 (I had it at 40). The bugs started making their way in. I don't expect this thing to have memory in it for when the power goes out though.
Overall Review: Now that I know about the issue above I can just simply go downstairs and reset the level if I see my clocks blinking 12:00.