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Most Favorable Review

It's... so... beautiful...!

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 69W BX80637E31230V2 Server Processor
Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 69W BX80637E31230V2 Server Processor

Pros: I would give it 7 eggs if I could. All cores get busy in a hurry, especially when gaming. But it sips power and behaves like an i7 with virtualization. I'm glad I read about this. I'm using this in an MSI Z77MA-G45 for gaming along with a GTX-760. The Windows Experience Index calls this proc my weakest link @7.7.

Cons: 01 Steal a dog from your local park. A nice one but not too nice. 02 Walk into a pub and complain to the barman about money problems and how you'd sell this rare, prizewinning hunting spaniel in a moment to be able to make ends meet. 03 Ask the barman to watch the dog and go up the road a while. 04 Have your mate come in after you and offer to buy the dog for tons of money. 05 Return later and reiterate your willingness to sell the dog - the barman will try to take advantage of your financial woes in obtaining this "prizewinning" dog from you for nothing so he can punt it on to your friend for huge money. 06 Take his money and leave 07 Split it with your friend. /con

Overall Review: I'm glad I bought this.

Most Critical Review

Weak Signal

EnGenius ESR1750 Dual Band Wireless AC1750 Cloud Gigabit Router with USB Port and EnShare
EnGenius ESR1750 Dual Band Wireless AC1750 Cloud Gigabit Router with USB Port and EnShare

Pros: I replaced a 5 year old Linksys WRT610N with this more attractive, modern and functional wireless router to better match white furniture and a white Motorola SB6141. It was a vanity, sure, but I knew I'd be all right because the reviews I'd been reading were really (5-egg) positive on the serviceability of the dual radios and the unit's throughput. (The WRT610N's 5gHz radio hasn't worked since 09). The admin UI is clean, simple and packed with features.

Cons: Signal strength is quite weak in my experience. The WRT610N's 2.5gHz radio provides unwavering 5 bar coverage to the entire house, garage and all closets up and down included. This unit's signal strength, on the other hand, vacillates between 3 and 4 bars. My living room is at the base of the stairs and is 2 storeys tall. I can stand upstairs and look down on the sofa and the stand on which the router sits so propagation should not be a problem. And just a moment ago I stood on the 5th stair, 14' away from the router and still enjoyed 4 bars. In my experience that's crazy. Bear in mind, I'm still only using the 2.5gHz radio on channels 1, 6 or 11. I don't have any devices on the AC standard yet so it may come into its own there but on the 802.11 N front its performance is underwhelming. I updated the firmware this morning to the latest version available at the time of this submission.

Overall Review: Engenius tech support were really trying hard to resolve the issue for me and turned me on to a setting under the applicable radio's "basic" tab that allows you to adjust the radio's power level. It was already at 100% but should you have a problem it would be a good idea to check that out.

10/22/2013

What has happened to NE shipping??

HP B1T13AT#ABA Black PS/2 Wired Keyboard and Mouse with Mouse Pad
HP B1T13AT#ABA Black PS/2 Wired Keyboard and Mouse with Mouse Pad

Pros: PS/2 keyboards are still useful for getting into bios where the USB controller has been deactivated.

Cons: After 6 days I STILL haven't received it. I've just come off shipment tracker and it's been to EIGHT (8) CITIES in six days. And still isn't here. I've never seen this level of service from Newegg. This is a poor show. Very poor show.

8 month update

Harman/Kardon AVR2650 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver
Harman/Kardon AVR2650 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver

Pros: It's still beautiful! Still sounds great. Still featureful. In fact, I've discovered new power saving features, one of which allows you to set the illuminated ring on the volume knob to go off automatically while idle. AnywhereNet+ is LOVELY with my TV. I have a Samsung TV which I use to stream music. When I connect to the share and select MUSIC, the TV turns this receiver on using AnywhereNet+ and I'm able to control the volume with the TV remote.

Cons: USB drives are not recognized as sources. Powered or thumb drives; makes no difference. This is an unfortunate design choice but the receiver's a bit old by now, I think. There are so many features it's a feature jungle in that receiver and navigating/administering them all using the remote or direct interface can be daunting. The remote, while minimalistic and beautiful sacrifices a little in the way of usability, I think. The on-screen menu is awesome but you have to use your TV to see it. If you're just using the receiver for music you'll be referencing the user's manual. :D

Overall Review: Eight months in I have experienced no audio dropout, no overheating, no dead displays or exploding cabinets (j/k). I have a 4 month old I play music for all day through this receiver - I've never heard it go off or drop audio and it's never overheated on me. None of the complaints I've seen repeated here can I relate to so I thought I'd update my review. For the money this is awesome. There are more modern receivers available for the money but none of them are as beautiful, in my opinion. Any modern receiver you can find for this money will be a lot less refined and have had a lot less thought put into its design. I'm still really happy with my purchase.

Not a 4-egg product

Intel 7260HMWDTX1 Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260  PCIe plus Bluetooth 4.0 AC1200 Wireless adapters
Intel 7260HMWDTX1 Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 PCIe plus Bluetooth 4.0 AC1200 Wireless adapters

Pros: AC mini pcie

Cons: Reliability, weak signal detection.

Overall Review: I'm sorry, if 5 is perfect this is not a 4 egg product by any means. AC signals drop pretty regularly. When they do, I cycle the adapter and they reappear. Signals appear weaker than they are. The wireless modem is nearby, phones, tablets and the other computer all register 4-5 bar signal strength, even from upstairs - this one is regularly at 2-3. Maddening. One of the USB3 BT connectors is wired backward but thanks to another reviewer here who included the workaround in his review I was able to get it working. Still, the product is low-quality and not worth the money.

Brilliant

SAMSUNG 840 EVO  SAMSUNG 840 EVO 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TE120BW
SAMSUNG 840 EVO SAMSUNG 840 EVO 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TE120BW

Pros: Fast, efficient and problem free.

Cons: Came with no mounting. Wish it had.

Overall Review: Love it.